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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
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Geek Admins, Employees and I are all ineligible to win prizes.
Sad, seriously. Can we vote somewhere on "Yes, we trust our admins and Yohan, please let them participate!"?
It doesn't say we can't participate, just that we can't win.
That said, I look forward to reading your entry regardless of the prizes.
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
YAY! I just finished a short story for Gizmo & Krash!

I used all the buzzwords too! Correction: Not all of them, though that would be an amazing story! But I used my 3 and a few more.
(Hoping the stipulations for the title page aren't counted toward the 3000 word count. Without specifying which contest I managed to peg it on the nose.)

I look forward to seeing how the other entries turn out!
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I'm going to roll three numbers, just for the hell of it. Will something come from it? Maybe not. But no harm in rolling...

1d100 = (93) = 93 Guru
1d100 = (25) = 25 Prescription
1d100 = (5) = 5 Sabotage

Interesting. Sounds kind of like a Fiasco...
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
XendoBreckett wrote:
Shadow Hexagram wrote:
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Shadow Hexagram wrote:
Geek Admins, Employees and I are all ineligible to win prizes.
Sad, seriously. Can we vote somewhere on "Yes, we trust our admins and Yohan, please let them participate!"?
It doesn't say we can't participate, just that we can't win.
That said, I look forward to reading your entry regardless of the prizes.
Well, I'm not sure I'll submit anything this year, unless I find some time.
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
I've just created a geeklist to list up all the participants to this contest and in September, after the deadline, I'll put links to their submissions.

RPGG Short Story Contest 2013 - Participants
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Sweet deal! I'm looking forward to seeing what games everyone writes about (and to reading them as well, obviously, but that one has to wait).
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743 words to set the scene. Too many words!
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
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743 words to set the scene. Too many words!

Invoking the Spirit of Hemingway: DC15 1d20+4 = (12) + 4 = 16
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
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743 words to set the scene. Too many words!

Give or take a few words, I think that's about where the inciting incident came in mine. I've been redrafting, trying to make the beginning more lean to put more meat in the story.
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
My personal take on this is to put something entertaining in each paragraph. That way, the audience is entertained whether the story starts at the right place or not.
Admittedly, due to length constraints, mine ends on a bit of a cliff-hanger, but the significant action had clearly come to a pause at that point, so I figured if the players wanted to find out what happened in the continuing saga, they could either use their own imaginations, or better yet, take out the rule-book and play it out for themselves.
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I like that cliff hanger idea. Deliberate or not, it makes for a cool way to plug the game.

NOTE: Please don't everyone start ending your stories with cliff hangers now.
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Hmmm; using a cliff hanger is a good idea. I wonder what.....
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
What if your story is about climbing cliffs?
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
Hi Steven,

the author keeps the copyrights of their work except for any elements owned by other parties such as names, etc...

And to quote what Dave said in his geekmail:

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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
I've just received a geekmail from Dave giving me precisions about the DriveThruRPG Prizes and they are as follow:

- 1st Prize: $75
- 2nd Prize: $50
- 3rd Prize: $25
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
Submitted. My first non-Finnish short story ever. Didn't use the prerolled words, though.
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
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Submitted. My first non-Finnish short story ever. Didn't use the prerolled words, though.

Received, my geekmail to you is about to be sent.




I'm currently reorganizing the rules in the opening post for clarity, and I'm also adding this disclaimer, just in case.

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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.
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Hint taken. I'll write a different story.
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Hint taken. I'll write a different story.

Too late!
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
In my defense, I was going to cut the one really bad line, but I was told to leave it because it was the best line in the piece.
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In my defense, I was going to cut the one really bad line, but I was told to leave it because it was the best line in the piece.
Oh well, I'll just close my eyes when I read it!
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There is still time, I would like to join; I will make the roll
1st Word 1d100 = (93) = 93
2nd Word 1d100 = (54) = 54
3rd Word 1d100 = (39) = 39

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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
I've got three words guys!
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
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There is still time, I would like to join;
You've still got plenty of time, the submission deadline being on September 8th, 2013.

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I've got three words guys!

CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN?
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
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I've got three words guys!

CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN?

Six now!
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