Round 2 Mojo


RPG Superstar™ 2008 General Discussion

Legendary Games, Necromancer Games

There are some really, really good submissions in Round 2.

I think this round was really hard. The assignment was hard.

Please know that for all you top 32 who submitted, you are really being held under the microscope for this round. Dont get hurt or be bummed if the judges have some critical things to say. It is for your improvement. And we are NOT judging YOU, we are judging your ENTRY. That is a big difference.

You are all here because you showed us some serious design mojo already. So know that you are all budding superstars. If you dont move on, you are already the top 32 of over 850 people in a very competitive contest. That is pretty great in and of itself!

Good luck to everyone. I cant wait to see how this all plays out.


Get to the entries already! My players have a ship, and I need new places to sned them!

(Talk about value for your gaming dollar. New magic items and countries... FREE!)

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32 aka Spar

Thanks Clark. I am looking forward to seeing what you and the other judges have to say. Thanks for the encouraging words.

Good luck everyone!

(BTW, are you still up, or just getting up. Its 4:00 am man).

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar 2008 Top 8

I am anxious for the next grand revealing. Hopefully I'll be home from work soon afterwards. I'm very curious to see what the judges said about mine.

Sovereign Court

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Erik Mona posted also somewhere else half an hour ago. I think the Judges' night-postfest is under way. Can't wait to see the comments by Erik, Clark and Wolfgang.

Dark Archive Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4

I'm just glad that I'm apparently not the only insomniac on these boards.

Thank you for the encouragement, Clark. I'll consider my resolve steeled: +2 against all constructive criticism.


Clark Peterson wrote:

There are some really, really good submissions in Round 2.

I think this round was really hard. The assignment was hard.

Please know that for all you top 32 who submitted, you are really being held under the microscope for this round. Dont get hurt or be bummed if the judges have some critical things to say. It is for your improvement. And we are NOT judging YOU, we are judging your ENTRY. That is a big difference.

I'm looking forward to see what the judges opinions, suggestions, comments, criticisms are. Good things to pay attention to for next years competition. I keep thinking that sometimes what we might think is cool, may just not work when it comes to published game materials, then again we all have different opinions. The material needs to appeal to a wide range of audiences and must be awesome beans!

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 16

thatboomerkid wrote:
thank you for the encouragement, Clark. I'll consider my resolve steeled: +2 against all constructive criticism.

lol. I run my game tonight too. I hope I'm not bummed out or anything.


William McNulty wrote:


lol. I run my game tonight too. I hope I'm not bummed out or anything.

All will be well....thinking of this as a learning experience. :) Enjoy your game tonight! It will be awesome!

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

Both Clark and I pulled all-nighters to finish our reviews, but that's what a Superstar has to do some time. Wolf, the most superstarish of all of us, somehow managed to finish all of his reviews during waking hours.

Clark went to bed about three hours ago after finishing. I just finished 10 minutes ago and am finally going to bed now.

There were a LOT of good entries this time, and as in the last round there were about five or so that REALLY stood out from the rest of the pack.

I have already picked a small cadre of favorites and now that we've had two samples of design it is exciting to think where these folks will take things next.

Of course, now it is all up to you guys, as popular vote controls the contest from this day forward.

You guys are in for a lot of fun reading!

Thanks again to everyone who participates. All of you guys asking for robust criticism are about to get it in spades.


Erik Mona wrote:

Both Clark and I pulled all-nighters to finish our reviews, but that's what a Superstar has to do some time. Wolf, the most superstarish of all of us, somehow managed to finish all of his reviews during waking hours.

Clark went to bed about three hours ago after finishing. I just finished 10 minutes ago and am finally going to bed now.

You have more staying power than I would. Get some sleep and I look forward to reading the entries!!!

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2011 Top 32 , Star Voter Season 8 aka Sect

So... uh... when does Round 2 go live?

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32 aka Spar

12 PM Pacific time

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2011 Top 32 , Star Voter Season 8 aka Sect

Cool. Thanks.

Legendary Games, Necromancer Games

Kari Houle wrote:
Erik Mona wrote:

Both Clark and I pulled all-nighters to finish our reviews, but that's what a Superstar has to do some time. Wolf, the most superstarish of all of us, somehow managed to finish all of his reviews during waking hours.

Clark went to bed about three hours ago after finishing. I just finished 10 minutes ago and am finally going to bed now.

You have more staying power than I would. Get some sleep and I look forward to reading the entries!!!

Sleep? What? I've been in court this morning. Work, baby, work!

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32 , Star Voter Season 6 aka exile

Clark,

Out of curiosity, what kind of lawyering do you do?

Chad

The Exchange Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 6 , Dedicated Voter Season 6

Thanks for the late night of work and the constructive feedback, judges. I found this round a lot more challenging as a writer than the first round, as well it should be. I'm looking forward to how the other writers approached their entries.


I look forward to this and future rounds of the contest. The ideas, formatting and criticisms will all help me advance my own skills as they do.

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32

Thanks for your hard work, you guys. I have spent the last three days in a sort of anxiety-induced stupor, which is thankfully going to end very soon.

It is really hard not to feel intimidated... there is a lot of talent here, and there are so many different angles from which one could tackle an assignment such as this one. I am really, really looking forward to seeing what other people did. Maybe we should put together a map with all our countries, and start a diplomatic forum to discuss politics amongst them :P

Best of luck to all 32 of us. Thanks for the encouragement, Erik and Clark.

M

Legendary Games, Necromancer Games

There is really some good stuff here.

Now, you hear me say that and soon you will see my reviews--many of which are very critical. Please keep in mind that I am reviewing and critiquing people who are already top 32 of 850+, so I have very high standards.

I dont want hurt feelings. I know that is a bit unavoidable. But please know that my comments are directed at the written submission, not the person.

I wish all of you the absolute best! Heck, I was involved in selecting you to be here, so I want everyone to do well!


Mauricio Quintana wrote:

Maybe we should put together a map with all our countries, and start a diplomatic forum to discuss politics amongst them :P

Ooh, that's fun. I enjoy worldbuilding, but I've never tried to make a cohesive world of random political entities designed by others. It'll be interesting to see how well it works.

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32 aka Spar

Mauricio Quintana wrote:

Maybe we should put together a map with all our countries, and start a diplomatic forum to discuss politics amongst them :P

M

I'm game. When do you want to start. This could be interesting to say the least!!!


Spar wrote:
Mauricio Quintana wrote:

Maybe we should put together a map with all our countries, and start a diplomatic forum to discuss politics amongst them :P

M
I'm game. When do you want to start. This could be interesting to say the least!!!

Just think of all the fun! It would be very interesting to see how we could fit all the countries into the same world. Great room for crossovers, political machinations and intrigue, MONSTERS!!! :)


Clark Peterson wrote:


Sleep? What? I've been in court this morning. Work, baby, work!

Okay, fine...sleeps way over rated. I can't imagine what I would accomplish if I didn't have to sleep. That would be awesome. Sigh...now I just have to refocus myself get some actual work done then I can sit down and read the submissions. Hmm....wonder how late I can stay up and still get enough sleep to make the one hour commute to work in the morning.

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32 , Star Voter Season 6 aka exile

Yeah, I'm equally eager to get the submissions posted and get work finished so I can give them all of my time.

Chad

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