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RPG Superstar™ 2011 General Discussion

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32 aka KissMeDarkly

Such a stupid mistake!!! And with 40+ keepers, I just screwed myself out of making the top 32.


Well... if it's an awesome item I'm sure they are going to forgive your little mistake. Have you seen some of the previous years' items.

They've had plenty of mistakes... all forgiven. :-)

Shadow Lodge

Gerald Andrews wrote:
Such a stupid mistake!!! And with 40+ keepers, I just screwed myself out of making the top 32.

Don't sweat it until the 32 are revealed.

Contributor

Dude, you are so hosed.

j/k ;)


I too noticed an error ( albeit a minor one) about 2 hours after submitting.

Well I seriously doubt that this mistake is doing some serious harm, but of course it keeps bugging me.

Note: My Submission was not 2 hours ago. I deliberately waited an unspecified amount of time before whining here, to avoid risking my anonymity

Dedicated Voter Season 6

In a way I'm so glad right now that my computer with the item saved on it is in for repairs, I can't go second guess myself over this thread. Then again, I can't help but think about it now, and without the actual submitted version to check, my mind has already started turning shadows into stalkers... figuratively of course. Guess I'll just knock on wood and hit the Eggnog before I start thinking too much.

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 4 aka Scipion del Ferro

+2 DRaino wrote:
In a way I'm so glad right now that my computer with the item saved on it is in for repairs, I can't go second guess myself over this thread. Then again, I can't help but think about it now, and without the actual submitted version to check, my mind has already started turning shadows into stalkers... figuratively of course. Guess I'll just knock on wood and hit the Eggnog before I start thinking too much.

I'm glad I backed my stuff up on Google Docs...

Dedicated Voter Season 6

Scipion del Ferro wrote:
I'm glad I backed my stuff up on Google Docs...

Yeah... I have like eight versions somewhere in google, but right before I finally submitted, I did one last save, labled it superfinal.doc and never put that one anywhere up into the aetherwebs, so only the judges know exactly what my submission looks like; I can only give a solid technical description and use words like awesome to explain the language used in conveyance of my ideas.

Liberty's Edge

Was it the sheer awesomeness that broke your PC?


Regardless of whether or not I win, I feel good for having entered. I did the pricing well enough, for a first try, and kept it simple. The full version I wanted to use would have been like that item I read about in a necromancers of the northwest article (I think) the druid armor that was something like a million gp. (not what I submitted, btw)

300 words isn't enough, it felt like. I would really like to sit down with one/some of the designers and talk about item design tricks that are legal, so I don't overprice or under-price an item. There have been DM-judgements, but for RPGSS I wanted to go by the book 100% (grumble grumble).

Dedicated Voter Season 6

Jeremiziah wrote:
Was it the sheer awesomeness that broke your PC?

Most likely. My computer couldn't run games with too much awesome either. I had always figured it was a graphics/processor speed issue, now I see that my old dinosaur just got too excited and fainted all the time. At least it's death had meaning though. A sacrifice never to be forgotten.


Is there a reason users are not allowed to edit their posts before deadline has passed? We all have those minor things that we wish we would have seen before hitting the submit button.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

deathdealingjawa wrote:
Is there a reason users are not allowed to edit their posts before deadline has passed? We all have those minor things that we wish we would have seen before hitting the submit button.

Think of it as a test. You shouldn't have hit submit until your answer was completed. But then again, I hit submit before I was completely done.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Thomas LeBlanc wrote:
deathdealingjawa wrote:
Is there a reason users are not allowed to edit their posts before deadline has passed? We all have those minor things that we wish we would have seen before hitting the submit button.
Think of it as a test. You shouldn't have hit submit until your answer was completed. But then again, I hit submit before I was completely done.

Also, the judges began their task as soon as submissions came rolling in—they can't wait until the deadline to look at them. Many items will be critiqued by a judge within minutes of submitting. More than one item has been completely judged within half an hour.


Ok thank you both for clarifying. Vic aren't you suppose to be off on New Year's Eve?


If we assume 1,500 entries or so, and if a judge spends 5 min on average per entry (which seems high - enter the trusty auto-reject)... we're looking at approximately three weeks of 40 hours each.

3 full time weeks per judge, on top of their full time jobs.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Hassan Ahmed wrote:

If we assume 1,500 entries or so, and if a judge spends 5 min on average per entry (which seems high - enter the trusty auto-reject)... we're looking at approximately three weeks of 40 hours each.

3 full time weeks per judge, on top of their full time jobs.

It only takes two judges to reject an item, so each judge won't need to comment on every item.

(And if the entry clearly breaks the rules, only one judge need reject it.)

Still, it's a lot of work.

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