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#1 Sleighbell-Scorpion

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 10:25 AM

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This contest is all about ACTION! And since our Wulfgard Kickstarter project is still running (it ends May 17), it's all about MEDIEVAL FANTASY action!

 

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to either DRAW, WRITE, or BUILD (with LEGO) a fantasy action scene! Then post it here for our judges to evaluate. Once all entries have been scored, you could win one of several cool prizes! For more details, keep reading...

 

 

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Your challenge is to create a tense and action-packed scene in a medieval fantasy setting. You can make an entry of any of the following types:

  • ART: Draw the most action-packed scene you possibly can. It can be a single image or a sequence of up to eight images (like a six-frame comic page).
  • WRITING: In 2000 words or less, briefly introduce and then play out an action-packed scene to its conclusion.
  • LEGO: Build a vignette or diorama of an action scene in LEGO form (as in our previous LEGO Duel Vignette Contest), or make an action-packed LEGO comic of six frames or fewer.

Then just post your entry in a reply to this thread! If your entry consists of several large images or a large block of text, you may post it elsewhere (such as in our LEGO board or art & writing boards) and then link to your topic in a reply here.

 
The entry limit is two (2) entries per person. The current DEADLINE is June 8.

 
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Here are some additional rules and guidelines to consider. Feel free to ask questions, and the answers will be added to the FAQ below.

  • Your action scene should be as INTENSE as possible, but it DOES NOT NEED TO BE VIOLENT. You can present a chase scene, for example. Or some adventurers avoiding traps. Or a wizard trying to tame a dragon. Or, yes, you can do a fight scene with lots of blood like the ones in our header image.  :P
  • You can either use a generic medieval-fantasy setting, or an existing one (LotR, D&D, Elder Scrolls, etc.) - including Wulfgard, our own fantasy setting! We'd love it if you would choose Wulfgard, but it's not required and will not give you an advantage in the contest.

 
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Your entry will be judged on its quality and on the intensity of the action presented - the more intense, the better! Judges will include me (Saber-Scorpion), Maverick-Werewolf, and at least three volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer to judge, just ask in a reply! It's first come, first serve, except that certain forum ranks will take precedent (Wulfgard supporter > Nova Member or Moderator > Freebie).

 

Winners will get the following prizes:

If we get enough entries, we MAY split the winners into groups by medium - in which case we could have an Art winner, Writing winner, and LEGO winner. In that case, each group will have one gold winner!

 

 
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Art entries:

Writing entries:


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#2 Nightstalker

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 10:53 AM

What is the max size a build can be? I'm assuming the smallest is 8x8.
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Posted 03 May 2015 - 01:05 PM

What is the max size a build can be? I'm assuming the smallest is 8x8.

 

You can go as small as you think would work for you. As for maximum... Let's say 32x32 studs (standard large baseplate size).


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#4 Amarok

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 10:15 PM

Well, of course I'm entering this. I need another medal.


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 10:32 AM

Can It be set in a less traditional fantasy setting like steampunk?

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 10:51 AM

Can It be set in a less traditional fantasy setting like steampunk?

Nope. Sorry. :P


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#7 The Doctor

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 01:04 PM

Ah good, action. The one thing I can't write to save my life.

 

Guess who's gunning for last place?


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#8 Sleighbell-Scorpion

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 01:19 PM

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Can It be set in a less traditional fantasy setting like steampunk?

 

You can include a few steampunk like elements (like the dwarven technology in Elder Scrolls, for example), but the setting must still be medieval-ish, not Victorian era or Wild West like a lot of Steampunk.

 

Ah good, action. The one thing I can't write to save my life.

 

Guess who's gunning for last place?

 

Last place gets a special icon too! :D

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

Your challenge is to create a tense and action-packed scene in a medieval fantasy setting. You can make an entry of any of the following types:

  • ART: Draw the most action-packed scene you possibly can. It can be a single image or a sequence of up to eight images (like a six-frame comic page).
  • WRITING: In 2000 words or less, briefly introduce and then play out an action-packed scene to its conclusion.
  • LEGO: Build a vignette or diorama of an action scene in LEGO form (as in our previous LEGO Duel Vignette Contest), or make an action-packed LEGO comic of six frames or fewer

 

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BTW, does it have to be from Wulfgard? 

 

Ideas from some of my RP quests from my family's RP come to mind... :D



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Posted 04 May 2015 - 05:06 PM

BTW, does it have to be from Wulfgard?

 
 
  • You can either use a generic medieval-fantasy setting, or an existing one (LotR, D&D, Elder Scrolls, etc.) - including Wulfgard, our own fantasy setting! We'd love it if you would choose Wulfgard, but it's not required and will not give you an advantage in the contest.

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 05:15 PM

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#12 Nightstalker

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 06:14 PM

Here is my first entry

 

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Entry #1: http://forums.saber-...showtopic=10525


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#13 Klaykid

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 10:03 PM

Can I use Garry's Mod?


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#14 Sleighbell-Scorpion

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 06:49 AM

Can I use Garry's Mod?

 

For like a comic you mean? Sure, why not.


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Posted 06 May 2015 - 11:40 PM

Does it absolutely have to be 2 thousand words or less?
Because I really want to write more.

And basically almost already have.


And I'm not even to the fighting part yet.


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#16 Sleighbell-Scorpion

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:07 PM

Does it absolutely have to be 2 thousand words or less?
Because I really want to write more.

And basically almost already have.


And I'm not even to the fighting part yet.

 

Really? I estimated three single spaced pages should be enough for one action scene, but it might be a bit on the short end. Sure, you can go over. Just try not to write like 10 pages. 5 or 6 maybe. It should concentrate on the action, without too much buildup. Give us some gist of what's happening as we go along, let the reader piece it together... or just leave it vague. Not that laying some groundwork is against the rules, but the action will be the focus of the judging.
 


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#17 Princess Floweraven

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 08:15 PM

Does it necessarily have to be . . . you know, stab-stab fighting? Or would a battle of wits, so to speak, suffice?


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#18 Sleighbell-Scorpion

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 08:53 PM

Does it necessarily have to be . . . you know, stab-stab fighting? Or would a battle of wits, so to speak, suffice?

 

Doesn't have to be a battle at all - like I said in the FAQ, something like a chase scene or an adventurer getting past some deadly traps would work. As for a battle of wits, I'm not sure if that involves enough action... A fight that requires intelligence and tactics might work though, or some kind of magical duel that is like a physical manifestation of a battle of wills... For example, in Wulfgard a shaman might dreamwalk into someone's mind and fight them in their own dreams... I dunno, just throwing stuff out there. If you had something specific in mind, feel free to explain it, and I'll let you know if I think it could work. :)


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 02:01 PM

Does it necessarily have to be . . . you know, stab-stab fighting? Or would a battle of wits, so to speak, suffice?

 

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 06:53 AM

Hmm I'd love to enter but by May 31st I will have neither enough resources or building skill in LEGO yet to feel confident enough to participate with something and writing and drawing are definitely not options for me, maybe next time I hope :lego_smile:


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