Petition for "Honorary Superstar" tag for Nerrat Dei


RPG Superstar™ 2009 General Discussion

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Liberty's Edge Contributor , Star Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 9

This was mentioned in the feedback thread--Nerrat Dei deserves an honorary tag for his submission. It's amazing that an eight year-old submitted an entry to the contest.

Vic, if you read this, can you make it happen? Please?

Scarab Sages

Hear, hear! Let's encourage young talent. Honorary tag for Nerrat Dei.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8 , Star Voter Season 6

So say we all!

Star Voter Season 6

What was the item? Link?

Liberty's Edge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012 , Star Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 9

roguerouge wrote:
What was the item? Link?

here

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8 , Star Voter Season 6

taig wrote:
roguerouge wrote:
What was the item? Link?
here

Bugger, ninja'd!

Liberty's Edge Contributor , Star Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 9

Clark's comments

Marathon Voter Season 9

Wow....May i add my voice to the call for an honourary superstar tag for Nerrat Dei.

Dark Archive

I agree. Special tag for the Young SuperStar should be granted!

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 16 aka Clandestine

This is awesome! I saw his comment in his father's item thread and wondered about his age. Eight years old... Honorary Superstar for sure! It takes a lot of bravery and creativity to submit something when you're that young!


Please add my voice to the calls for an Honorary Superstar tag! This talented kid is the future!


Support from here too.

Besides, unless Tarren wins the whole thing his son will have a unique tag while he has to settle just a run-of-a-mill tag shared by other people :)

Scarab Sages Marathon Voter Season 7

Good job Nerrat.

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2009 Top 8 aka Tarren Dei

You guys are great and Nerrat's off to school as proud as punch after reading Clark's comments. As for a 'superstar' tag, I say make him work for it. I always make him work for stuff because he can. ;-)

He's already started preparing for next year's contest by reading the copious amounts of feedback that the judges and paizonians are giving to other items just as he really honed his ideas before submission by reading comments on last year's items.

Maybe close to, say, Father's Day we forumites can organize an informal, off-topic thread, friendly, low competition Kid RPG Superstar contest. ... We could get Boomer to judge but I heard he's evil.

Liberty's Edge Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8

wet blanket alert: Everyone did a fine job, but only 32 get the tag :)

An honorable mention, that he received however, was probably well deserved.

Scarab Sages Marathon Voter Season 7

Tarren Dei wrote:
As for a 'superstar' tag, I say make him work for it. I always make him work for stuff because he can. ;-)

I know I would be hesitant about wanting my kid to have special tag. For one thing it will increase the pressure to submit next year but it also raises questions like how long does he get to keep it and such. (Superkid tags, stickers, etc are cool when you are eight but kids grow up)

But I would think it would be cool to have a contest for kids. I think I could talk at least three of my four into participating.

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 16 aka Clandestine

Wicht wrote:
But I would think it would be cool to have a contest for kids.

I would totally apply, but by the time RPG Superstar 2010 comes around, I'll be twenty. Dang, this year was my last chance to enter as a teen.

Liberty's Edge

mmmm decisions decisions...

the Nerrat deserves it... right
adn while we all agree he already earned it... his fatheris right he can do better and surelly will

Clandestine wrote:
Wicht wrote:
But I would think it would be cool to have a contest for kids.
I would totally apply, but by the time RPG Superstar 2010 comes around, I'll be twenty. Dang, this year was my last chance to enter as a teen.

kids :P

meaning 14 and below :P above 16 you are charged as guilty as adult...
err sorry i was confusing with persecution laws in my country :P

The Exchange

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

How about "RPG Prodigy"?

Legendary Games, Necromancer Games

You know I think he should get an Honorary Superstar tag :)

Not just because he is 8. But because he is 8 and because he submitted an item that we didnt suspect was from a kid :) I dont want to be in a position where every kid who enters gets a prize.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8 , Star Voter Season 6

Clark Peterson wrote:

You know I think he should get an Honorary Superstar tag :)

Not just because he is 8. But because he is 8 and because he submitted an item that we didnt suspect was from a kid :) I dont want to be in a position where every kid who enters gets a prize.

Honourary spawn of Orcus instead?

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2011 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 6 aka Eyebite

I support the honorary superstar title for him.

For 8 years old, that kid has got some serious design mojo already. His entry was well written, and it's just as good as items I've seen in various splatbooks over the years.

Liberty's Edge

Clark Peterson wrote:

You know I think he should get an Honorary Superstar tag :)

Not just because he is 8. But because he is 8 and because he submitted an item that we didnt suspect was from a kid :) I dont want to be in a position where every kid who enters gets a prize.

agreed

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

Tarren Dei wrote:
As for a 'superstar' tag, I say make him work for it. I always make him work for stuff because he can. ;-)

I totally respect a parent who wants their kid to work hard to earn accolades. I suspect this parenting philosophy has a lot to do with the fact that Nerrat was able to do so well in the first place.

And I'd like to second (third?) the idea of a special RPG Superstar contest for kids, formal or otherwise.

Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber

I'd certainly vote for a "nod" for Nerrat, however a lot of other folks have stated valid reasons for not giving him "Honorary" status.
I think he worked for and earned it, but I can see the 'concerns' that others have mentioned... many entered and only 32 were selected. (And there are surely others as deserving for an Honorary tag.)

Heh... so I'm on the fence. I mean I won't be upset if in fact he gets an Honorary Superstar tag... can't say how others may react.

As always... that's my two coppers. (Hmmm the hoard keeps getting smaller every time I do that.) ;)

I hope that I don't upset anyone with my opinion on this, that's not my intent, just giving my thoughts as others have.

Liberty's Edge

The_Minstrel_Wyrm wrote:

I'd certainly vote for a "nod" for Nerrat, however a lot of other folks have stated valid reasons for not giving him "Honorary" status.

I think he worked for and earned it, but I can see the 'concerns' that others have mentioned... many entered and only 32 were selected. (And there are surely others as deserving for an Honorary tag.)

they are not 8 year old kids that leave the judges thinking they were adult :P

Legendary Games, Necromancer Games

I guess I'd leave it in the hands of his parents. If their parenting principles lead them to say dont give the honorary title, then I think we resepct that wish. Given that is what his father has said, I remove my request for the title and support the parent's position.

Star Voter Season 6

Tarren Dei wrote:

You guys are great and Nerrat's off to school as proud as punch after reading Clark's comments. As for a 'superstar' tag, I say make him work for it. I always make him work for stuff because he can. ;-)

He's already started preparing for next year's contest by reading the copious amounts of feedback that the judges and paizonians are giving to other items just as he really honed his ideas before submission by reading comments on last year's items.

Maybe close to, say, Father's Day we forumites can organize an informal, off-topic thread, friendly, low competition Kid RPG Superstar contest. ... We could get Boomer to judge but I heard he's evil.

I vote for this. Excessive praise at an early age is bad for a child... ask Lucius Malfoy. He'll tell you that straight out.

Liberty's Edge

Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Clark Peterson wrote:
I guess I'd leave it in the hands of his parents. If their parenting principles lead them to say dont give the honorary title, then I think we resepct that wish. Given that is what his father has said, I remove my request for the title and support the parent's position.

Ad my voice to those supporting his pop's idea.:D

Scarab Sages Marathon Voter Season 7

I really think that a Pathfinder Prodigy (Son of Superstar, Pathfinder Spawn, Superstar Junior) contest would be neat to arrange. Maybe have two age categories (7-10, 11-14). Also maybe it should be less rules heavy and more story driven (design a character with backstory, write a villain backstory, Propose an Adventure Plot) and make it about three rounds in length. The main difficulties would be figuring out a submission method, picking judges and/or establishing a voting system. If you're going to do it, you would also want to announce it about a month in advance so that the kids would have time to find out about it.

Liberty's Edge Contributor , Star Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 9

Add my support for a "Junior Superstar" contest!

Accept for my apologies for overstepping my bounds and starting this thread. :-(

Scarab Sages Marathon Voter Season 7

Perhaps as a prize for this Pathfinder Protege contest, Paizo could be coaxed into giving entrants or winners some sort of tag for a year.

Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber
Montalve wrote:
The_Minstrel_Wyrm wrote:

I'd certainly vote for a "nod" for Nerrat, however a lot of other folks have stated valid reasons for not giving him "Honorary" status.

I think he worked for and earned it, but I can see the 'concerns' that others have mentioned... many entered and only 32 were selected. (And there are surely others as deserving for an Honorary tag.)
they are not 8 year old kids that leave the judges thinking they were adult :P

True. :)

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2009 Top 8 aka Tarren Dei

taig wrote:

Add my support for a "Junior Superstar" contest!

Accept for my apologies for overstepping my bounds and starting this thread. :-(

You didn't overstep bounds at all. I really appreciate the suggestion. I'm just a hard-ass parent. In my own defense though, Nerrat did tell me he couldn't promise to vote for me in the next round. He said I'd have to earn his vote. I'm cool with that. ;-)


Tarren Dei wrote:
taig wrote:

Add my support for a "Junior Superstar" contest!

Accept for my apologies for overstepping my bounds and starting this thread. :-(

You didn't overstep bounds at all. I really appreciate the suggestion. I'm just a hard-ass parent. In my own defense though, Nerrat did tell me he couldn't promise to vote for me in the next round. He said I'd have to earn his vote. I'm cool with that. ;-)

And that is one of the reasons why you have such a "Kick Ass" son! Keep up the good work!


Tarren Dei wrote:
taig wrote:

Add my support for a "Junior Superstar" contest!

Accept for my apologies for overstepping my bounds and starting this thread. :-(

You didn't overstep bounds at all. I really appreciate the suggestion. I'm just a hard-ass parent. In my own defense though, Nerrat did tell me he couldn't promise to vote for me in the next round. He said I'd have to earn his vote. I'm cool with that. ;-)

I just wanted to say that in the short expanse of this thread you've expressed yourself as a really good parent. I wanted to point that out to you as a positive thing since it's not something us parents hear all that often.

I look forward to being able to do these types of things with my son as he grows older.

Liberty's Edge

Well, I don't really need a tag. But I really appreciate the support you have here. Thank you Taig for opening this petition-thread. And thank you Clark for giving helpful and supportive comments. And thank you everybody for your support!

I really, really, really, like this idea for a two age group, kid superstar contest. I like a 7-10 year old age group (the name could be RPG Ministars) and an 11-14 year old age group (name could be could be Teenstars) Anyways, it's a great idea.

Nerrat Dei

Liberty's Edge

roguerouge wrote:
Tarren Dei wrote:

You guys are great and Nerrat's off to school as proud as punch after reading Clark's comments. As for a 'superstar' tag, I say make him work for it. I always make him work for stuff because he can. ;-)

He's already started preparing for next year's contest by reading the copious amounts of feedback that the judges and paizonians are giving to other items just as he really honed his ideas before submission by reading comments on last year's items.

Maybe close to, say, Father's Day we forumites can organize an informal, off-topic thread, friendly, low competition Kid RPG Superstar contest. ... We could get Boomer to judge but I heard he's evil.

I vote for this. Excessive praise at an early age is bad for a child... ask Lucius Malfoy. He'll tell you that straight out.

Lucius Malfoy! That's really funny.

I'm a big Harry Potter Fan.

Liberty's Edge

Tarren Dei wrote:
You didn't overstep bounds at all. I really appreciate the suggestion. I'm just a hard-ass parent. In my own defense though, Nerrat did tell me he couldn't promise to vote for me in the next round. He said I'd have to earn his vote. I'm cool with that. ;-)

quite fair indeed


Nerrat Dei wrote:

Well, I don't really need a tag. But I really appreciate the support you have here. Thank you Taig for opening this petition-thread. And thank you Clark for giving helpful and supportive comments. And thank you everybody for your support!

I really, really, really, like this idea for a two age group, kid superstar contest. I like a 7-10 year old age group (the name could be RPG Ministars) and an 11-14 year old age group (name could be could be Teenstars) Anyways, it's a great idea.

Nerrat Dei

Are you sure that you're 8? You sound more mature than most of us. ;-)

Star Voter Season 6

Nerrat Dei wrote:


I'm a big Harry Potter Fan.

I always had a certain amount of sympathy for Snape and Hermione, and I was glad they showed Draco as being partly a product of a particular type of bad parenting. I'd love to see a Draco sequel.


Emperor7 wrote:
Are you sure that you're 8? You sound more mature than most of us. ;-)

Which isn't saying much, most of the time. ;D

Scarab Sages Marathon Voter Season 7

roguerouge wrote:
Nerrat Dei wrote:


I'm a big Harry Potter Fan.

I always had a certain amount of sympathy for Snape and Hermione,...

I actually sympathized with Snape from almost the beginning of the series and was convinced before the final book was released that Snape was one of the most misunderstood characters in fictional history.

And what's not to like about Hermione?

Now Potter on the other hand... He always struck me as just a little bit too self absorbed. :)

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

Wicht wrote:
roguerouge wrote:
Nerrat Dei wrote:


I'm a big Harry Potter Fan.

I always had a certain amount of sympathy for Snape and Hermione,...

I actually sympathized with Snape from almost the beginning of the series and was convinced before the final book was released that Snape was one of the most misunderstood characters in fictional history.

And what's not to like about Hermione?

Now Potter on the other hand... He always struck me as just a little bit too self absorbed. :)

The biggest jerk in the series, really, is James Potter. What did Lily ever see in him? I suppose he had a pretty face and enough of a 'bad boy' streak to draw her in and no one can say what causes matters of the heart to do what they do. I just think about the two of them, and while Lily's positive qualities are emphasized over and over, did James have ANY redeeming qualities? I mean, really? Maybe I'm misremembering, but as far as I recall everything we know about him is that he was pretty much of a jerk.

Just my personal bit of a rant. FWIW, Hermione, Fred and George, and Snape were prolly my favorite characters in the series.

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

Jason Nelson wrote:
Hermione, Fred and George, and Snape were prolly my favorite characters in the series.

Fred and Geoerge got on my nerves, though I agree with the choice Snape.

Spoiler:
Though I suspected for some time that Snape was misunderstood, I had little respect for his past failures and petty jealousies... right up until he revealed the identity of his patronus and the reason for its appearance. That's when he won me over.

And Hermione was definitely my favorite character. Which is strange, because I read an interview in which J.K. Rowling implied that Hermione was supposed to be an unsympathetic, annoying know-it-all. I suppose she was a bit of a know-it-all, but I didn't find her all that annoying.

(Um, yeah, and insert some random on-topic comment here.)

Liberty's Edge

Emperor7 wrote:
Nerrat Dei wrote:

Well, I don't really need a tag. But I really appreciate the support you have here. Thank you Taig for opening this petition-thread. And thank you Clark for giving helpful and supportive comments. And thank you everybody for your support!

I really, really, really, like this idea for a two age group, kid superstar contest. I like a 7-10 year old age group (the name could be RPG Ministars) and an 11-14 year old age group (name could be could be Teenstars) Anyways, it's a great idea.

Nerrat Dei

Are you sure that you're 8? You sound more mature than most of us. ;-)

Well, now I'm not 8, but I'm 9. My birthday was last week.

Nerrat Dei

Scarab Sages

Nerrat Dei wrote:
Emperor7 wrote:
Nerrat Dei wrote:

Well, I don't really need a tag. But I really appreciate the support you have here. Thank you Taig for opening this petition-thread. And thank you Clark for giving helpful and supportive comments. And thank you everybody for your support!

I really, really, really, like this idea for a two age group, kid superstar contest. I like a 7-10 year old age group (the name could be RPG Ministars) and an 11-14 year old age group (name could be could be Teenstars) Anyways, it's a great idea.

Nerrat Dei

Are you sure that you're 8? You sound more mature than most of us. ;-)

Well, now I'm not 8, but I'm 9. My birthday was last week.

Nerrat Dei

Happy (belated) birthday!

Liberty's Edge

Nerrat Dei wrote:

Well, now I'm not 8, but I'm 9. My birthday was last week.

Nerrat Dei

congratz

and still more mature than most of us

Dark Archive Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4

Tarren Dei wrote:
Maybe close to, say, Father's Day we forumites can organize an informal, off-topic thread, friendly, low competition Kid RPG Superstar contest. ... We could get Boomer to judge but I heard he's evil.

I'm flattered! Not only would I love to judge the competition, I'm quite certainly evil, evil and EVIL. Josh Frost said so - and that man knows him some evil!

If the opportunity arises to make some kids cry, well ... I'm in!

Nerrat Dei wrote:
I really, really, really, like this idea for a two age group, kid superstar contest. I like a 7-10 year old age group (the name could be RPG Ministars) and an 11-14 year old age group (name could be could be Teenstars) Anyways, it's a great idea.

Yeah, that is actually a really good idea.

In all seriousness, I'd love to be a part of any kind of project like this - I was running D&D games at the age of 12, and submitting to Dragon Magazine not long after that, and this sort of thing deserves support & recognition.

Also, someone might submit a really elegant execution of the "summon shocker lizard in a can" effect that I've been rolling around in the back of my head - once it's property of Paizo, I can slip it into my next Pathfinder Society Scenario and get paid for words written by someone else.

And THAT'S the true meaning of Superstar!

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