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The fourth annual RPG Geek Holiday Adventure Contest is officially underway. Last year, we were burned by the Midsummer’s Heat. This year, feel the love.

Without further ado – this year’s theme is...

VALENTINE’S DAY!

Thanks to Chaucer, Valentine’s day is now associated with courtship, love, and mass-produced greeting cards.

Adventures must revolve around events occurring on Valentine’s Day (February 14) or the theme of Love. It can be inspired by a classic story, or something you’ve come up with all on your own.

The Rules
I’ve made a few adjustments to the rules this year to (hopefully) make it easier on everyone.

d10-1 Adventure must have a Valentine’s Day/Love theme.
d10-2 The Adventure must be no longer than 6 pages (8.5" x 11" letter size) and 1 cover/title page.
d10-3 Maps and handouts are not required, though are really nice to have. All artwork must be of your own design, under a creative commons license, or public domain. Color art is acceptable!
yellowtrainYou may use icons from the rulebooks that is commonly used to depict dice conditions, etc. - BE SURE TO OBTAIN PERMISSION TO DO THIS FROM COPYRIGHT HOLDER.
bluetrainBe sure to cite your sources (or, I'll call you Shia LaBeouf).
d10-4 Only one entry per person.
d10-5 Entries may be submitted as PDF or DOC(X) files.
d10-6 Title Page must contain:
yellowtrainSubmitter’s name and/or Geek Username
bluetrainAdventure Name
greentrainAny books(s) needed to play the adventure (if the adventure is completely generic, please note it here)
redtrainHoliday Adventure Contest 2014
purpletrainAny artwork you wish – this is optional.
d10-7 Submission period ends on January 29, 2014 at 00:00 (Midnight) UTC.

Prizes
As always, we have great prizes. The top three adventures will receive a Gift Certificate for DriveThruRPG, so you can buy whatever RPG your heart desires!

d10-1 $75 GC
d10-2 $50 GC
d10-3 $25 GC

Geek Admins, Employees and I are all ineligible to win prizes.

Any tipped on this thread will be allocated to the winners in the following manner:
d10-1 25%
d10-2 35%
d10-3 40%

Yes, the distribution is inverted. This is on purpose!

All participants will also get the contest microbadge: mb upon acceptance of your entry!

Voting
Voting will commence shortly after Submissions close. Voting will close on February 12, 2013 at 00:00 (Midnight) UTC. Each RPG member will have the opportunity to cast a vote for their top three submissions.

Submissions
Please email your submissions to joshthegeer (at) gmail (dot) com. Any submissions that violate the rules will be rejected. I will confirm receipt of the file. Please GM me if you do not receive a confirmation within 12 hours. If you submit near the deadline, please GM me as well to ensure your submission makes the voting package.

I look forward to seeing all the adventures!
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Does this need to be an adventure for an existing game or can it be like a quickstart set of rules with rules and adventure?
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GilvanBlight wrote:
Does this need to be an adventure for an existing game or can it be like a quickstart set of rules with rules and adventure?


Great question!

In the past, I've received entries that are adventures with rules attached. You're welcome to enter in this manner, if you so choose. It's up to you to decide if the limited space you have is worthwhile to use in that way.

See Hot Tin Roof and Resurrection Mary as examples of previous entries that were self-contained games/adventures that were entered in the past.

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Oh boy, I can't wait to see what people come up with for this theme.

I'm torn on what system to use. I have a few ideas floating around in my head already, and they're all pretty system-specific. Hmm...
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Bazin wrote:

d10-3 Maps and handouts are not required, though are really nice to have. All artwork must be of your own design, under a creative commons license, or public domain. Color art is acceptable!
yellowtrainYou may use icons from the rulebooks that is commonly used to depict dice conditions, etc. - BE SURE TO OBTAIN PERMISSION TO DO THIS FROM COPYRIGHT HOLDER.
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purpletrainAny artwork you wish – this is optional.


I assume, as it has been in the past, if we obtain permission to use art we can use it?
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trevlix wrote:
Bazin wrote:

d10-3 Maps and handouts are not required, though are really nice to have. All artwork must be of your own design, under a creative commons license, or public domain. Color art is acceptable!
yellowtrainYou may use icons from the rulebooks that is commonly used to depict dice conditions, etc. - BE SURE TO OBTAIN PERMISSION TO DO THIS FROM COPYRIGHT HOLDER.
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I assume, as it has been in the past, if we obtain permission to use art we can use it?


I believe I've always stuck to Personal works, CC and Public Domain for art.
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I am looking forward to this!! So many ideas.
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I was temporarily thinking to actually write my novel, but okay, I'll do this.
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...124 to run fleeing from the mountain. ...125 to use a rope to climb the steep cliff. ...126 to quickly cast "summon stairs." ...127 to dodge under the falling rocks.
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I'm tempted to use the mash-up I rolled for the 48 Hour RPG contest (but didn't use for that contest):

Animals (Non-anthropomorphic)
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Except replace "Superheroes" with "Chivalrous Love" and have it be about the horses of the various Arthurian knights going around saving their knights from bad romantic situations... I pity Lancelot's horse already... Or Tristan's... Or Arthur's...
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I gotta get in on this. I've been itching to try my hand at making a 13th Age adventure...
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I have an idea for one. Probably will use Fate Accelerated to make things easy.
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Sent mine already. Bryce's is also ready, so I can have a holiday from these things.
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Sent mine already. Bryce's is also ready, so I can have a holiday from these things.


I didn't get anything yet. Weird?
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I am going to try to make an entry for this.

It is going to be for the sci-fi investigative game Ashen Stars.
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Sent mine already. Bryce's is also ready, so I can have a holiday from these things.


I didn't get anything yet. Weird?


Weird. Well, it gives me a chance to improve a bit. You'll get it within time.
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Bah, never mind the improvements. I sent it again.
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Got it now. Will review and confirm entry today.
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I guess I'll give it a shot (especially considering that adventure-is-the-system types are allowed).
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This sounds like fun! I would "love" (pun INTENDED) to give this a shot!

But I am brand-new to the ways of RPGG. How do I submit an adventure to you guys? What formats are acceptable for entries? Can I submit my adventure as a Google Doc?
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This sounds like fun! I would "love" (pun INTENDED) to give this a shot!

But I am brand-new to the ways of RPGG. How do I submit an adventure to you guys? What formats are acceptable for entries? Can I submit my adventure as a Google Doc?

Per rule d10-5, as a docx or a pdf. Email the entries to: joshthegeer (at) gmail (dot) com

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Eddie_G wrote:
This sounds like fun! I would "love" (pun INTENDED) to give this a shot!

But I am brand-new to the ways of RPGG. How do I submit an adventure to you guys? What formats are acceptable for entries? Can I submit my adventure as a Google Doc?

Per rule d10-5, as a docx or a pdf. Email the entries to: joshthegeer (at) gmail (dot) com



Yep, exactly this!

I look forward to seeing the adventure!
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Hmmmm...

I wonder how I can make a Paranoia based adventure around love....

*walks away, steam coming from his ears*
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Hmmmm...

I wonder how I can make a Paranoia based adventure around love....

*walks away, steam coming from his ears*


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