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Clark Peterson wrote:

I'll torture you even further.

How's this for a maddening statement:

I think the community will be surprised by either the strong presence of or startling absence of a significant number of marathon voters being represented in the top 32.

I'm guessing startling absence here (as strong presence might not be as much of a surprise) which means that [looks at voter status] ... yeah... OK... ummm... I'll start focusing on my round 2 archetype... maybe... ;)

You sir are evil (and must be loving this).

Best Regards
Herremann the Wise

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7 aka Aelryinth

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any chance at simply compiling the judge's comments for the top 90, differentiating between the +32 and -58, and making a locked thread for us to read through?

==Aelryinth

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka MythrilDragon

Chris Shaeffer wrote:
Clark Peterson wrote:

I'll torture you even further.

How's this for a maddening statement:

I think the community will be surprised by either the strong presence of or startling absence of a significant number of marathon voters being represented in the top 32.

I call shenanigans! You just said earlier that you judged anonymously and were therefore waiting along with everyone else to see who made it!

You must have taken a peek once the top 32 were settled. Couldn't help yourself huh? I don't think I'd be able to either. :p

OR...he knows a statement like this will get under the skin of Marathon Tag voters whether it is true or not the second guessing, nervous nail biting, and hopeless reassuring has begun in each of the minds of any Marathon voter who entered.

I will sleep good tonight. :)

Founder, Legendary Games & Publisher, Necromancer Games, RPG Superstar Judge

Andrew Black wrote:

OR...he knows a statement like this will get under the skin of Marathon Tag voters whether it is true or not the second guessing, nervous nail biting, and hopeless reassuring has begun in each of the minds of any Marathon voter who entered.

I will sleep good tonight. :)

And thus my evil plan is revealed...

Or wait, maybe I do actually know...

Because really who better to torment than the marathon voters since you can bank on them being here and reading this tonight :)

Designer, RPG Superstar Judge

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We have our Top 32 and 4 alternates.

When we move them to the Keep folder, they're no longer anonymous to the judges.

We have a lot of familiar faces this year. And some new ones.

And, as Clark said, an impressive number of people who got a title this year for voting. :)

Marathon Voter Season 6

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You guys are evil.

Star Voter Season 6

Never mind, found it.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

I expect to see a correlation between marathon voters this year and people who make the Top 32 next year. But I'm sure anyone who has the time to vote 1000+ times also has the time and dedication to thoroughly read all the rules and feedback threads for the previous years. That, and spend a significant number of hours polishing their item.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan

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Sean K Reynolds wrote:

We have our Top 32 and 4 alternates.

When we move them to the Keep folder, they're no longer anonymous to the judges.

We have a lot of familiar faces this year. And some new ones.

And, as Clark said, an impressive number of people who got a title this year for voting. :)

So no need to wait until 5 tomorrow. May as well release the list now and give the finalists more time to prepare!

Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Matt Goodall wrote:
I expect to see a correlation between marathon voters this year and people who make the Top 32 next year. But I'm sure anyone who has the time to vote 1000+ times also has the time and dedication to thoroughly read all the rules and feedback threads for the previous years. That, and spend a significant number of hours polishing their item.

Next year, yes. This year? *Sigh* I made a few errors that a quick preview before posting would have been obvious. Rookie mistake. :(

RPG Superstar 2009, Contributor

Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan wrote:
So no need to wait until 5 tomorrow. May as well release the list now and give the finalists more time to prepare!

Clearly, you're unfamiliar with the prolonged, soulful torture that is...RPG Superstar! ;-)

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

It happens Feros, if you look at my item from 2010, you'll notice the italics tag isn't working. Fortunately the judges are somewhat lenient on that kind of stuff, because they are looking for best designers, not best items.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan

Neil Spicer wrote:
Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan wrote:
So no need to wait until 5 tomorrow. May as well release the list now and give the finalists more time to prepare!
Clearly, you're unfamiliar with the prolonged, soulful torture that is...RPG Superstar! ;-)

While I may not be a Champion or Marathon voter, as a Dedicated Voter I'm not a complete scrub though.

I get the torture, and am enjoying it along with the rest of the crew.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

My advice to competitors is to ignore the boards and get some sleep tonight, because if you make Top 32, you are going to need to be well rested and mentally prepared.

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Hodge Podge

Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan wrote:

While I may not be a Champion or Marathon voter, as a Dedicated Voter I'm not a complete scrub though.

I get the torture, and am enjoying it along with the rest of the crew.

... I am a complete scrub.

And you are a masochist. ;p

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan

Chris Shaeffer wrote:
Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan wrote:

While I may not be a Champion or Marathon voter, as a Dedicated Voter I'm not a complete scrub though.

I get the torture, and am enjoying it along with the rest of the crew.

... I am a complete scrub.

And you are a masochist. ;p

I am at most a Journeyman Masochist compared to the Marathon and Champion voters!

Founder, Legendary Games & Publisher, Necromancer Games, RPG Superstar Judge

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As a demon lord I have an ethical obligation to crush your souls. It's just that simple really.

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 8

Clark Peterson wrote:
As a demon lord I have an ethical obligation to crush your souls. It's just that simple really.

And we thank you for it...

Grand Lodge Marathon Voter Season 6

Demon lords have ethics?

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Locke1520

Friend wrote:
Demon lords have ethics?

Sure but I wouldn't begin to try and understand those ethics...

Founder, Legendary Games & Publisher, Necromancer Games, RPG Superstar Judge

Friend wrote:
Demon lords have ethics?

More evil guidelines or evil aspirational goals, really. But we are evil enough to call them ethics. Pretty much we just do whatever we want.

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Locke1520

Clark Peterson wrote:
Friend wrote:
Demon lords have ethics?
More evil guidelines or evil aspirational goals, really. But we are evil enough to call them ethics. Pretty much we just do whatever we want.

Okay, that I get.

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

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Chris Shaeffer wrote:
Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan wrote:

While I may not be a Champion or Marathon voter, as a Dedicated Voter I'm not a complete scrub though.

I get the torture, and am enjoying it along with the rest of the crew.

... I am a complete scrub.

And you are a masochist. ;p

Hodge Podge the scrub,

In a candy filled tub.
And why he was there?
Too lazy to vote,
Shoving candy down his throat,
And he ate more than his fair share!

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Hodge Podge

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There once was a Thomas the White
Who greatly needed some light
His head full of figments
Though his skin needed pigments
And he voted all day and all night

:)

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

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There once was a man named Chris Shaeffer,
Able to pull words out of his aether.
An avatar pulled from Key Largo,
Entered an item for best in show,
Hoping to be a Top 32 recur!

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Hodge Podge

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There once was a un-Superstar man
Who only made Spells in a Can
He Swiss Army Knifed
And backstoried the life
Of a Flumph wizard from Andoran

Star Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9

Matt Goodall wrote:
I expect to see a correlation between marathon voters this year and people who make the Top 32 next year. But I'm sure anyone who has the time to vote 1000+ times also has the time and dedication to thoroughly read all the rules and feedback threads for the previous years. That, and spend a significant number of hours polishing their item.

+1

Speaking of familiar faces, welcome back Matt :)

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 8 aka nate lange

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there was a design wannabe
who made his item haphazardly
the contest caused stress
and tonight he won't rest
oh crap, i'm talking 'bout me...

Star Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9

N. Edward Lange wrote:

there was a design wannabe

who made his item haphazardly
the contest caused stress
and tonight he won't rest
oh crap, i'm talking 'bout me...

lol!

& 1000 others :)

Star Voter Season 6

Matt Goodall wrote:
My advice to competitors is to ignore the boards and get some sleep tonight, because if you make Top 32, you are going to need to be well rested and mentally prepared.

Not to mention some of us are going to work early in the morning.

Marathon Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9

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The marathon voter's are tense,
Since Clark's wicked suspense,
Maybe in, maybe out,
Pure evil without doubt,
His true meaning I cannot sense.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Thanks Scott/Curaigh,

I've noticed your name is becoming more familiar too, with Wayfinder credits to your name.

I'm really hoping to see some folks from the 9 Blazing Months thread hit the Top 32. I don't post much, but I've been watching that thread and seeing a lot of good work being done there.

Star Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9

Me too. If I cannae get the gold my self why not coach an Olympian :)

Sean K Reynolds wrote:

We have our Top 32 and 4 alternates.

When we move them to the Keep folder, they're no longer anonymous to the judges.

We have a lot of familiar faces this year. And some new ones.

And, as Clark said, an impressive number of people who got a title this year for voting. :)

OK this post just got me really excited. The wait is so close to done the judges can see it :) woohoo :)

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 16, 2012 Top 32 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka Epic Meepo

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And all the Superstar contestants anxiously attempt to pass the night...

All except Map Guy, who's been celebrating all day now.

Shadow Lodge Marathon Voter Season 6

Eric Morton wrote:

And all the Superstar contestants anxiously attempt to pass the night...

All except Map Guy, who's been celebrating all day now.

I kind of feel like poor map guy's missing half the ride though. Poor guy... must be feeling pretty bad... maybe...

Anyway Eric, best of luck and I hope you get that magic triple. I'm looking forward to seeing how many of the regulars make it in as much as my own fate. Best of luck everyone and see you all at judgment hour.

Best Regards
Herremann the Wise

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9

Eric Morton wrote:

And all the Superstar contestants anxiously attempt to pass the night...

All except Map Guy, who's been celebrating all day now.

Celebrating, and polishing archetypes, monsters, etc. Grr, unfair. (Well, everyone should be working on their submissions for later rounds, but...) Lucky bastard, that MapGuyver. :D

Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7

Matt Goodall wrote:
I expect to see a correlation between marathon voters this year and people who make the Top 32 next year. But I'm sure anyone who has the time to vote 1000+ times also has the time and dedication to thoroughly read all the rules and feedback threads for the previous years. That, and spend a significant number of hours polishing their item.

*looks up to check tag*

=D

I might take a swing at it next year. As I've said in other threads, item creation is not my strong suit - if the game opened with monster making or encounter design I'd feel a lot more comfortable about my chances in the opening gambit, but having to get through the item creation round makes me rather unconfident. If I have any weakness as a GM, it's my lack of originality with items.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter Season 6

Herremann the Wise wrote:
Eric Morton wrote:

And all the Superstar contestants anxiously attempt to pass the night...

All except Map Guy, who's been celebrating all day now.

I kind of feel like poor map guy's missing half the ride though. Poor guy... must be feeling pretty bad... maybe...

Anyway Eric, best of luck and I hope you get that magic triple. I'm looking forward to seeing how many of the regulars make it in as much as my own fate. Best of luck everyone and see you all at judgment hour.

Best Regards
Herremann the Wise

There were multiple maps as I recall. So someone could still be up for crushing despair with the rest of us.

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Orthos wrote:
I might take a swing at it next year. As I've said in other threads, item creation is not my strong suit - if the game opened with monster making or encounter design I'd feel a lot more comfortable about my chances in the opening gambit, but having to get through the item creation round makes me rather unconfident. If I have any weakness as a GM, it's my lack of originality with items.

I'd highly recommend it Orthos, it's a great competition. And you have plenty of time to practice for next year's comp.

Dedicated Voter Season 6

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ciretose wrote:
There were multiple maps as I recall. So someone could still be up for crushing despair with the rest of us.

Indeed. Only one is coming to mind for me, but I'm still waiting to see if we're all like "Oh, that wasn't the map I was thinking of." "...What map were you thinking of?!"

As much as I'd love to be Map-Guy (or Map-Gal), it'd almost be worst because there's a chance you could be Map-Person-Who-Thought-They-Were-In-Only-To-Be-Devistated-At-The-Last-Minut e.

Personally, my money is on there being several repeaters as well as a couple of "familiar faces" that are familiar from being also-rans that have been active in the community. Sounds like the crop this year was fantastic, so it's extra exciting.

Champion Voter Season 6

Sean said there were quite a few Marathon Voters in another thread.

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka motteditor

Matt Goodall wrote:
I'd highly recommend it Orthos, it's a great competition. And you have plenty of time to practice for next year's comp.

Agreed. I highly recommend participating in the 9 Blazing Months practice thread that will be started after the competition ends. It's fun, but for those who are working on improving their item-creation mojo, it's a great opportunity. No pressure there, but lots of I think good feedback. You can easily see people improving over the course of the thread's life.

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7 aka Draconas

From past experience, the day of the Round 1 Top 32 announcements drags on forever, followed by the quickest three day timespan you'll ever have experienced. Be prepared ye lucky few!

Liberty's Edge Star Voter Season 6

CHEERS wrote:
Sean said there were quite a few Marathon Voters in another thread.

Actually he said

"And, as Clark said, an impressive number of people who got a title this year for voting. :)"

Which is rather coy.

Rules are made to be broken, tell us now...pretty please...


The curse of the Champion voters is that they really can't say if any of them got in due to there only being 3, and that would narrow it down quite a bit.

Liberty's Edge Marathon Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7

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Will McCardell wrote:
The curse of the Champion voters is that they really can't say if any of them got in due to there only being 3, and that would narrow it down quite a bit.

I expect Clark to come in and say "I can neither confirm nor deny that two of the three champion voters made the cut."

Owner - House of Books and Games LLC , Marathon Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7

You know, I just realized something.

I'm so glad that the past few days were so busy that I've had zero time to even look at the boards since about Thursday.

After all, these posts and clues and hints would have been much, much more agonizing had I been reading it all over the weekend. And besides, it let me enjoy my Friday and Sunday games all the more since I wasn't thinking about Superstar :)

(but now it's only 9am ... argh ...)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan

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I'm just glad someone hasn't made an hourly countdown thread!

Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

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Reckless wrote:
Will McCardell wrote:
The curse of the Champion voters is that they really can't say if any of them got in due to there only being 3, and that would narrow it down quite a bit.

I expect Clark to come in and say "I can neither confirm nor deny that two of the three champion voters made the cut."

He's more likley to say "there may be a champion voter presence or there may not"

Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan wrote:
I'm just glad someone hasn't made an hourly countdown thread!

Ahem. Well, it was a day countdown, but spontaneously morphed into an hourly one.

The Formerly Seven day Countdown til the Top 32 are Announced now Hourly Countdown Thread.

Sorry. :-)

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