RPGG Short Story Contest 2013 - Participants
This Geeklist is meant to list up all the participants to our short story contest:Recommend
The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
[Discussion Thread] RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
When the deadline is met, I shall also post a link for each short story for everybody to have access to them.
And if you want to participate, you will find our rules below:Shadow Hexagram wrote:Welcome to RPG Geek's first short story contest...
This being our very first foray into RPG fan-fiction writing, we at the Tavern would love to see an avalanche of talents overwhelming us with original tales of their favorite roleplaying game.
Your story will then definitely revolve around an existing RPG that you would like to write about, perhaps to make us discover it better or to give us some new insight on its setting.
Each submission should range between 250 (1 page on MS Word) and 3,000 words (12 pages on MS Word) and must be submitted in .pdf format only.
Submission period ends on September 8th, 2013 at 23:00 GMT.
If you have some difficulties converting your file to .pdf, please post in the discussion thread and we'll be glad to help you with this issue.
Only one submission will be accepted per participant.
Only original pieces of fan-fiction are allowed. They shouldn't have been submitted or posted anywhere else prior to this contest.
Although using actual play as grounds for the writer's creativity can be a good source of inspiration, please keep in mind that this contest is not a session report.
Participant may pick up only one RPG - without any restriction as long as it has an entry into our database - and write a tale that will make the reader discover this game, learn more about it, or consider it through a different perspective.
Furthermore, if the game you've selected isn't under any Creative Commons or OGL licenses, please make sure you obtain some form of authorization from the licensers or at least to not infringe any copyrights.
All submissions will have to be written in English, but this shouldn't prevent any non-native English speakers from applying as this contest is also a very good opportunity for RPG Geek's international community to show their language skills off!
Title Page must only contain:
Submitter’s name and/or Geek Username
Short Story Title
RPG Geek's Short Story Contest 2013
The mention "This short story is a fan-fiction set in the world of [insert name of RPG]."
Any artwork you wish – this is optional.
This contest is open to any BGG/RPGG/VGG member without any restriction of age, though it has to be related to an RPG entry.
However, Geek Admins, Employees and I are all ineligible to win prizes.
If you consider that your text contains mature themes, scenes and language, please add a [MATURE] tag at the beginning of your title.
Furthermore, the participants are asked to use their common sense in the depiction of scenes that could be considered shocking or offensive. RPG Geek and BoardGameGeek, LLC shall in no way be held responsible for the content of the submissions.
Each participant can choose the optional rule of rolling 3 times on the word table to get some cues to their text. This shall in no way influence the final result of the contest. [Please refer to the table below.]
Alternatively, you may also draw some inspiration from this well-thought idea randomizer website: Short Story Ideas
Firstly, RPG Geek will proudly offer our top 3 winners a Gift Certificate for DriveThruRPG so that you can fulfill your wildest RPG wishes.
They'll be awarded to our 3 best writers as follows:
a $75 DriveThru RPG Gift Certificate
a $50 DriveThru RPG Gift Certificate
a $25 DriveThru RPG Gift Certificate
We also have some GeekGold to give to our 3 best writers:
Any tipped on this thread will be allocated to the winners in the following manner:
Yes, the distribution is inverted. This is on purpose!
Moreover, each participant will be rewarded with this nice microbadge .
Voting will commence shortly after Submissions close. Voting will close on September 22nd, 2013 at 23:00 GMT. Each RPG member will have the opportunity to cast a vote for their top three submissions.
Please email your submissions to shadow_hexagram (at) hotmail (dot) fr. Any submissions that violate the aforementioned rules will be rejected. I will also confirm receipt of the file by geekmail.
Please GM me if you do not receive a confirmation within 12 hours. If you submit near the deadline, please geekmail me as well to ensure your submission makes the voting package.
I'm very excited to see how many talents will turn out in this contest and I'm definitely looking forward to reading you all.
List of Words
You may roll 1d100 three times with the dice roller to randomly be assigned three key-words to use in your short story.Roll
- [+] Dice rolls