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Silver Crusade Dedicated Voter Season 7

297 words vs. 297 words... Epic...

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I see one item - I really like - but they failed to use the format template - and its being compared to items I like less but are formatted properly.

How much emphasis should I put on quality over basic understanding of the formatting rules.


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That is up to you. However, this is a competition to help Paizo fond more game writing talent, thus an understanding of game mechanics, formatting, etc. and a willingness to work within the set limits is important.

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Huh, Champion again. I think I'll end the day on that.

:D

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^
Finally got it!!!

I can stop voting.

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Yikes. As much as I'd like to hit Champion, I haven't been tracking my votes, so I have no clue how many I've submitted.

Congratulations to Feros and Azouth!

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I find it odd that we both hit champion so close to the same time.

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Amy Gillespie wrote:
That is up to you. However, this is a competition to help Paizo fond more game writing talent, thus an understanding of game mechanics, formatting, etc. and a willingness to work within the set limits is important.

Well put - I have been placing more weight on technically proficient when it comes down to the wire like that. Hopefully its a learning opportunity for the author.

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Azouth wrote:
I find it odd that we both hit champion so close to the same time.

I am using a tablet right now so I can't hover over the voter tag. Does it say votes over 5000 times still? Maybe they decided to change it.

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Feros wrote:
Azouth wrote:
I find it odd that we both hit champion so close to the same time.
I am using a tablet right now so I can't hover over the voter tag. Does it say votes over 5000 times still? Maybe they decided to change it.

Yeah, that's the hover text. Congratulations. (Admittedly, that's a congratulations in a 'damn, I thought NOBODY was going to manage that this year!' kind of way...)

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Feros wrote:
Azouth wrote:
I find it odd that we both hit champion so close to the same time.
I am using a tablet right now so I can't hover over the voter tag. Does it say votes over 5000 times still? Maybe they decided to change it.

Still says the same thing, just different year.

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Azouth wrote:
I find it odd that we both hit champion so close to the same time.

Be gone unnatural spawn!

Mere mortals wert never to have such infernal power...
Thou hath sold thy very soul for such a feat...!
May thy bargain with the netherworld haunt thy days and thy nights forevermore...

Er... I mean... Uh...

Congratulations Feros & Azouth! Pretty remarkable...

:-]


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Boyah! Gratz!

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Azouth wrote:

^

Finally got it!!!

I can stop voting.

HOLY POOP CONGRATS. Damn thats a lot of voting.

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Well I got my 500 in before voting ends tomorrow. I'll try harder next yer.

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WOW still getting new items, and lots of the same old ones.

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Samuel Stone wrote:

Yikes. As much as I'd like to hit Champion, I haven't been tracking my votes, so I have no clue how many I've submitted.

Congratulations to Feros and Azouth!

+1

You guys rock. Thanks for making this thing go.

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So its been several days since I've seen anything new but here on the last day I cast just a couple of votes before heading off to work and there's a new item! Great way to go out but I feel a little dislocated.

Best of luck to everyone who entered.

Scarab Sages Marathon Voter Season 7

Tis funny... I suspect I've seen the one you mean over a dozen times. But my own only 4. I just hope the ones who saw my item the dozens of times, loved it and the ones who disliked my item saw it only once. :)

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Or is that too pessimistic. Maybe I should just assume everyone thought mine was the niftiest thing since sliced bread made an entrance.


Last night was my last chance to vote in round 1 because of my work schedule today. I just happened to see my own item when I was about to wrap it up anyway—seemed like a good time to stop.

I can't wait to see if my favorite items will make it to the top 32, including my own. Voting and reading these threads has been great fun.

Good luck to all entrants!

Liberty's Edge Dedicated Voter Season 7

Price is about right for the effect but completely wrong for spell used and CL.


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Feros wrote:
Azouth wrote:
I find it odd that we both hit champion so close to the same time.
I am using a tablet right now so I can't hover over the voter tag. Does it say votes over 5000 times still? Maybe they decided to change it.

I have found voting from my phone a pain. And next year, I am going to specifically take time off to vote. I don't know why, but I have enjoyed it thoroughly this year! So I am going to try for at least marathon next year!

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The White wrote:
Price is about right for the effect but completely wrong for spell used and CL.

That is part of the art of pricing. Quite often the "calculated" to the rules price is way off. Knowing how to fit the price to the effect is part of the game of game designing :)


The White wrote:
Price is about right for the effect but completely wrong for spell used and CL.

I have seen items that way. They have a continual spell working and are lower than they should be. At least, if I have done my math correctly (and I might not have). Look at the handy haversack. 2k for a continuous 5th level spell seems a prime example.

There are rules, but also "make it make sense" is a time. 35k for an item that only partially duplicates a spell is a bit steep. This is where an understanding of the game and creativity come into play - if it doesn't make sense, it is the exception and sometime's that is OK.

Here is hoping my ramblings from work make sense.

EDIT:
Ninja'd! Darn it, Anthony!

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Am I hurting my chances by voting for some items 14-16 times and only 4 times for my item? (Because I'm shown the other items and not mine more times)

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The White wrote:
Price is about right for the effect but completely wrong for spell used and CL.

As others noted, that could be intentional. Having it right for the effect is the key part. My haunting glass, for example, was IIRC one-quarter the price it should have been if I'd just followed the chart with the spell and CL I'd chosen (granted, I was making a pretty big departure from the effect of the spell).

Sczarni

Is it just me or are a large portion of these items albeit cool items that us GM's would just say no to? I have been gaming and for 35 years on both sides of the screen and wow talk about stuff I would never let a character have.

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James Risner wrote:
Am I hurting my chances by voting for some items 14-16 times and only 4 times for my item? (Because I'm shown the other items and not mine more times)

You shouldn't be, because somewhere someone if voting 14 times on your item and 4 on his (which might be one of your pairings).

It's all a combination of random number generations, how quickly the item list gets passed through and recycles and the nuber of people voting at the same time.

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Dang, just saw a new item.

And I want it, simple as it is.

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Wow. Just kind of voting in the background as I do a few other things and I think I just got two new items against each other.

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There goes my ramble:

It should have a new tag: Cull Survivor 2014

Scarab Sages Star Voter Season 7

Still frustrated after voting just about every day and seeing the same items 9 or 10 times, and occasional new items here or there, and never seen my own submission... Makes me paranoid that maybe I missed something- that I didn't hit all the right buttons on submission and my item just never made it in there... Making me very anxious these last several hours...
Anyone else not finding their submission at all?

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LordIX wrote:

Still frustrated after voting just about every day and seeing the same items 9 or 10 times, and occasional new items here or there, and never seen my own submission... Makes me paranoid that maybe I missed something- that I didn't hit all the right buttons on submission and my item just never made it in there... Making me very anxious these last several hours...

Anyone else not finding their submission at all?

Well, if it helps at all:

I didn't see my item until after I was a few votes into dedicated. I saw it a second time 5 minutes later, but didn't see it a third time until well after I hit marathon. Try looking at the post-cull database list and see if someone saw your item after the "culling". It isn't 100% accurate, but might give you some peace of mind. Also, on the front of the RPGSS home page, it should still have the date/time you submitted your item.

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Donald Robinson wrote:
LordIX wrote:

Still frustrated after voting just about every day and seeing the same items 9 or 10 times, and occasional new items here or there, and never seen my own submission... Makes me paranoid that maybe I missed something- that I didn't hit all the right buttons on submission and my item just never made it in there... Making me very anxious these last several hours...

Anyone else not finding their submission at all?

Well, if it helps at all:

I didn't see my item until after I was a few votes into dedicated. I saw it a second time 5 minutes later, but didn't see it a third time until well after I hit marathon. Try looking at the post-cull database list and see if someone saw your item after the "culling". It isn't 100% accurate, but might give you some peace of mind. Also, on the front of the RPGSS home page, it should still have the date/time you submitted your item.

Very much appreciated. Thank you!


Forget item vs. remember item. Classic.

Silver Crusade Dedicated Voter Season 7

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Jeff Lee wrote:
Forget item vs. remember item. Classic.

The proper term is "Epic..."

And the little dots at the end are really important. I got an email from Paizo that says so...

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Ah, again I ask myself the question... Does item A have more broken than item B has boring?


Zi'on Darkbane wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:
Forget item vs. remember item. Classic.

The proper term is "Epic..."

And the little dots at the end are really important. I got an email from Paizo that says so...

It might have been epic the first time. Once you've already seen it, it becomes "classic," in the same way that computer games become classics a year after their release.

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I'm so happy. I've gotten to vote on my own item five times now!

It still won't make the top 32, but at least I fed and watered it. :)

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I saw my item 4 times before the cull, not once afterwards. Though it's on the big post-cull database, so I guess I survived.

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Shadar Aman wrote:
Samuel Stone wrote:
PM sent. I just figured I would note this so that you don't get 5 other people sending you a PM on the subject.

Thanks! I actually wouldn't mind if other people PMed me. I have seen that item, but it's been a while (it was probably in my first hour or so of voting), so if anyone has the full description, I'd love to see it. I'd also be interested to see if other people are thinking of the same item. I don't remember the description of that one very well, but I don't think it struck me as particularly "intimate", or otherwise 50 Shades like. I might have been too hung up on the title to notice.

Of course, I haven't actually read 50 Shades. I have read Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel series, though, so maybe my Kink-o-Meter is calibrated differently from other people in the thread. :P

I've now heard from two different people, and gotten 3 different suggestions of what item people are referring to. At least one of them seemed likely, but apparently it isn't completely obvious.

When I re-read my quoted post, it got me wondering what I would expect if someone said they had seen a Kushiel's Dart item. Naturally, I had to make one. I only spent like 10 minutes on it, so it probably has some glaring flaws, but it was a fun exercise.

Sangoire Cloak:
Sangoire Cloak
Aura moderate enchantment [emotion], transmutation, and abjuration; CL 10th
Slot shoulders; Price 20,000 gp; Weight 5 lbs.
Description
This soft, velvet cloak is dyed a deep blood-red. When worn, it transforms pain into pleasure, granting the wearer immunity to pain effects (such as symbol of pain).

Any time the wearer takes damage (including ability damage) or is targeted by a pain effect, she gains a +2 morale bonus to Saving Throws and Charisma-based skill checks for one round as ecstasy ripples through her. If the damage taken is from a bleed effect, this bonus increases by 1.

Construction
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, delay pain, eagle’s splendor, resistance; Cost 10,000 gp

Dedicated Voter Season 7

Hm, contest is almost over. :(

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Actually, it's just getting ready to start. :)

Just saw another new item, I think. Not bad either, though it reminded me a bit of another item that I like in this year's contest.

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Jacob W. Michaels wrote:
Actually, it's just getting ready to start. :)

Indeed!

I'm looking forward to seeing how many of the top 32 I recognize.

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Ive been seeing more new items too as the contest comes down to the wire.. Wonder why? Some have been really good too.

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Yeah, this has just been the opening credits. Now the fun begins!


My last several pairings appear to want me to take more time to decide. The items presented are all pretty close in quality and format.

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We can do this! Voting all in!

Edit: Yeah 6,000 before voting ended!

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