THE PEARL CONTEST BEGINS

AuthorTopic: THE PEARL CONTEST BEGINS
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THE PEARL: You are ordered to execute someone.

Who is it? Did he/she deserve it? Do you succeed? Do you even obey the order? Is this how the scenario starts, or ends, or does it happen somewhere in the middle? All these questions and more are to be answered by - YOU!

To enter the Pearl Contest, you need to design a scenario that includes the above plot point. The context in which this happens is up to you. It can be a moral dilemna, a tragic event, or the impetus for something great, or something else entirely. The more central this event is to the story, and the more unique your version of this basic idea is, the better.

For clarification: "Execution" here means more than just "There are some pesky goblins nearby. Kill them." but does not necessarily have to be an official noose/guillotine affair with a trial and everything.

The deadline is the end of September. Judging will be done by discussion. The primary concern is the quality of the scenario, though how original the approach to the Pearl itself is and how integral it is to the story will also be a factor.

Both BoE and BoA scenarios will be eligible, though they may or may not compete directly against each other.

Entries are to be sent to tomwatts (at) berkeley (dot) edu.

What are you waiting for? GO!

[ Tuesday, August 02, 2005 14:23: Message edited by: Ash Lael ]

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SupaNik: Aran, you're not big enough to threaten Ash. Dammit, even JV had to think twice.
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Suggestion: make Kel's email address slightly obfuscated so it's harder for wandering spammerbots to pick up. Replace the @ with an (at) or something. Although it's probably too late by now.

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I always write it as tomwatts (at) berkeley (dot) edu. It's probably not too late to do that now, and you probably should.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
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Fixed that up at the Lyceum. Now for Ash to fix it here.

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You and I in a little toy shop.

Yes, I'm in.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
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Fixed. Sorry, Kel.

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SupaNik: Aran, you're not big enough to threaten Ash. Dammit, even JV had to think twice.
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Actuallly, I sugest deleting these posts coming after the first post. In these posts it explains almost completely what you should do to find the email adress of Kelandon. That's not good, I think.

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His email address is already in his profile. It's not that he doesn't want people knowing it, it's that he doesn't want the terrible, soulless machines finding it.

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The deadline is fast approaching! Finish what you can!

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
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The deadline is extended one final time, to 12/1. For realz this time, yo.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
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Do we all get the chance to play all of these scenario's, or only the best one?

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Play and rate my scenarios:

Where the rivers meet
View my upcoming scenario: The Nephil Search: Escape.

Give us your drek!
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In general, all scenario contest entries are publicly released soon after the contest deadline has passed.

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The only way I'm getting back into design is if I'm not the only one doing it.

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Oh crap, I totally forgot. Possibly because of my long absence. Well, my second scenario is far from being anything, and my last one (the Foolish Giant) is too bedtime-storylike to be edited sufficiently (and I don't know how legal that is, rule-wise), and it looks like I may be dropping out.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
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Off With Their Heads
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The deadline is right around the corner! Finish up and send it in to tomwatts (at) berkeley (dot) edu

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.
Smoo: Get ready to face the walls!
Ephesos: In conclusion, yarr.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
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Darn. Why did all my exams for this autumn have to be in November?
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The Pearl Contest ends... ¬_¬

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