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The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-20, 10:48 PM
Updated!

Fear has won...

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Alright, as most of those on the Homebrew forums know I've been running a monthly monster competition for three years come next month. This October though I plan to do things a little different.

Going to let those of the forums choose the next category. Make a suggestion, or vote for another, and post both here. You may only officially choose 'one' category.

Furthermore, as a prize, Serpentine and Djinn_In_Tonic have volunteered to do an OOTSatar and trophy for of the winning entry.

Note: Votes will be tallied at noon (EST) Sep 30th and the contest begun on October 1st


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Suggestions


Devil In Plain Sight (3 votes)
- Create an evil monster which somehow hides its dangerous nature from those it interacts with.

Fear Itself (winner) (15 votes)
- Each entry must have a unique way of producing a fear-effect.

Gratuitous Gore II (8 votes)
- It's the return of the slasher flick monsters! Each entry must be grotesque, over the top horrifying with lots and lots of blood.

It's Alive! (1 vote)
- All entries should be things that are, but never should have been, ALIVE!

It's The Great Pumpkin (14 Votes)
- All entries must be evil aligned plants

Trick or Treat! (2 votes)
- All entries are capable of altering their form or using disguises to become something else.

Witchy Woman (1 vote)
- All entries must be able to use invocations, vestiges or necromancy spells.

Admiral Squish
2009-09-20, 11:01 PM
Would I get bonus points if I were to manage to pull off all the suggestions at once?

Stycotl
2009-09-20, 11:02 PM
fear itself.

The Witch-King
2009-09-20, 11:03 PM
Trick or Treat!

Jergmo
2009-09-20, 11:06 PM
If we can combine suggestions, Fear Itself, Gratuitous Gore II and Trick or Treat.

Actually, I think I have an idea that could pull off all of them...

SlaadLord
2009-09-20, 11:08 PM
Fear itself.

Vadin
2009-09-20, 11:11 PM
Fear Itself definitely sounds interesting.

PairO'Dice Lost
2009-09-20, 11:22 PM
Great Pumpkin would certainly be different and interesting.

PumpkinEater
2009-09-20, 11:25 PM
http://midor.biz/images/Its%20the%20great%20pumpkin%20CB.jpg

Jergmo
2009-09-20, 11:41 PM
Question: What if it doesn't have a shapechange ability, but it puts on a really good disguise?

Violet Octopus
2009-09-20, 11:58 PM
The Great Pumpkin, possibly combined with one of the others.

The Tygre
2009-09-21, 12:04 AM
Gratuitous Gore II

Let there be squick and gorn.

Lappy9000
2009-09-21, 12:14 AM
Fear Itself.

Bhu
2009-09-21, 02:01 AM
trick or treat

boomwolf
2009-09-21, 04:20 AM
Great Pumpkin

then you can add "fear itself" and "trick or treat".

Then I only need to find my notes of "Root of all Evil" (a game of mine that fell down quickly.) and I can take the BBEG directly. (yes, the root itself is a creature. and quite a nasty one too, with 10 levels of blighter.)

Or make a brand new one. also a possibility.

Sir Shadow
2009-09-21, 05:27 AM
Great Pumpkin FTW!!!

I love creating evil plants :smallbiggrin:

DracoDei
2009-09-21, 05:30 AM
I am not voting yet, but I have applaud your bravery for being willing to do an encore of Gratuitous Gore. I thought you said we did WAY to good a job with it the first time around?

Kesnit
2009-09-21, 05:44 AM
Gratuitous Gore II

Let there be squick and gorn.

IAWTC 100%

Bisected8
2009-09-21, 05:59 AM
Trick or Treat

EDIT: Alternatively, if no one minds me suggesting a new idea;

Devil In Plain Sight - Create an evil monster which somehow hides its dangerous nature from those it interacts with.

Gourtox
2009-09-21, 06:18 AM
Fear Itself

I don't do these, but they're interesting to look at.

dentrag2
2009-09-21, 07:04 AM
I'm gonna vote for Gratuitious Gore. There may be something in that.

Dragatus
2009-09-21, 07:42 AM
I vote for simply turning up the squick as high as it goes. I guess you could count that as a vote for Gratitious Gore II. Also, anyone who manages to combine multiple suggestions should get bonus points.

ChowGuy
2009-09-21, 07:49 AM
Make a suggestion or vote for another, post both here.
Just to be contrary (hey, it's a monster contest, right?) I'll go with the first option.

Suggestion:

It's alive!
- All entries should be things that are, but never should have been.

horngeek
2009-09-21, 07:52 AM
Fear Itself.

Dementors!

The Neoclassic
2009-09-21, 08:27 AM
The Great Pumpkin

I agree that combining this with another one of the suggested themes would be swell though. :smallsmile:

Debihuman
2009-09-21, 09:16 AM
I am torn between Fear Itself and The Great Pumpkin. If I have to choose one, I'm going with Fear Itself.

Debby

Gorgondantess
2009-09-21, 09:31 AM
Fear Itself.
I may actually be compelled to make an entry for this one...:smallbiggrin:

Dragon Elite
2009-09-21, 09:34 AM
Fear itself and Trick or treat
I already have an idea!

waterpenguin43
2009-09-21, 09:37 AM
Great Pumpkin FTW!!!

I love creating evil plants :smallbiggrin:

Me two, once I created the baatorian coconut trees.
I vote for Fear itself and The great pumpkin.
Also suggestable:
Witch: Must be able to use invocations, vestiges or necromancy.
I might post up a halloween themed monster statblock not in this contest, because I just can't do internet drawings.
EDIT: Necromancy, not arcana. Sorry.

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-21, 10:13 AM
Suggestions added! Everyone take a look at the new ones and adjust your previous voting post if needbe.



I am not voting yet, but I have applaud your bravery for being willing to do an encore of Gratuitous Gore. I thought you said we did WAY to good a job with it the first time around?
I'll just make sure not to have eaten recently whenever I go through them.

Jergmo
2009-09-21, 11:20 AM
Is there going to be a new thread for the actual submissions? I'm eager. :smallsmile:

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-21, 11:24 AM
What, like a monster competition? That's a very likely possibility, yes.

Jergmo
2009-09-21, 11:40 AM
What, like a monster competition? That's a very likely possibility, yes.

Yeah...I just didn't know if they were going to be tacked onto this thread and the name changed, or if a new one was being created.

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-21, 11:48 AM
Yeah...I just didn't know if they were going to be tacked onto this thread and the name changed, or if a new one was being created.
Oh, yeah, completely new thread.

FMArthur
2009-09-21, 12:36 PM
The Great Pumpkin!

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-21, 04:18 PM
Btw, only one category please.


Question: What if it doesn't have a shapechange ability, but it puts on a really good disguise?
I'd allow that.

Owrtho
2009-09-21, 04:23 PM
The only thing you have to fear is Fear Itself.

Owrtho

Elfin
2009-09-21, 04:32 PM
I vote Fear Itself.

Kuma Kode
2009-09-21, 04:47 PM
Great Pumpkin.

Kuma
2009-09-21, 05:32 PM
Gratuitous Gore.

nxwtypx
2009-09-21, 05:39 PM
I'll opt for the Great Pumpkin...

Gamerlord
2009-09-21, 06:13 PM
CHARLIE BROWN!!! THE GREAT PUMPKIN!!! ITS......GOT....meeee...

Djinn_in_Tonic
2009-09-21, 06:37 PM
Not choosing a theme, but I'll volunteer to OOTSify the winner, if you need an artist. :smallbiggrin:

strawberryman
2009-09-21, 06:40 PM
Gratuitous Gore II.

Jergmo
2009-09-21, 09:10 PM
We're only allowed to use one concept? I've already got a monster figured up that covers like five. :smallfrown:

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-21, 09:13 PM
We're only allowed to use one concept? I've already got a monster figured up that covers like five. :smallfrown:
No, you can use as many as you like, but only one is going to be chosen for the theme for everyone.

DeadEnded
2009-09-21, 10:01 PM
Devil in Plain Sight.

I've got an interesting idea that would fit that. Hope I have the time ...

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-21, 10:07 PM
Devil in Plain Sight.

I've got an interesting idea that would fit that. Hope I have the time ...
You have 20 days after the contest starts and it doesn't start until October 1st.

Bhu
2009-09-22, 05:41 AM
If we do the Great Pumpkin thingie can we do evil plant related critters?

I have a Pumpkin Dryad in mind....:smallwink:

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-22, 11:43 AM
Mmm... suppose we could

Belial_the_Leveler
2009-09-23, 02:32 AM
Fear Itself

Bhu
2009-09-23, 05:59 AM
Mmm... suppose we could

MWUHAHAHAAAAAA!!! :belkar:

Er...that is most excellent. Yes most excellent news indeed...:smallsmile:

Bisected8
2009-09-23, 06:04 AM
*is struck by a bolt of dramatic lightening*

Ow! Careful...:smallannoyed:

Mulletmanalive
2009-09-23, 09:36 AM
fear itself

Can i make my monster soon please?

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-23, 08:46 PM
fear itself

Can i make my monster soon please?
The contest will start October 1st

Stycotl
2009-09-24, 12:14 PM
fear itself

Can i make my monster soon please?

start on it now but wait to post it till the actual contest thread is up; if you go for fear itself, and then the vote ends up being something else, just fit whatever that end up being into the design.

DracoDei
2009-09-24, 04:07 PM
Gratuitous Gore

Haarkla
2009-09-24, 05:35 PM
It's The Great Pumpkin

TheLash
2009-09-25, 07:19 PM
Gratuitous Gore II please.

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-26, 05:20 PM
And The Great Pumpkin is neck and neck with Fear Itself, with Gratutious Gore bringing up the rear! It's a great race we're having folks

Gossipmonger
2009-09-26, 08:22 PM
Plus one for Fear Itself.

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-27, 07:04 AM
Everyone who voted here please show the same support to our current contest as well, where voting is also underway.

Way of the Wyrm Voting Thread (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125734)

The Dark Fiddler
2009-09-27, 07:14 AM
Voting for It's The Great Pumpkin.

Jergmo
2009-09-27, 12:04 PM
...D'oh, I didn't vote. The Great Pumpkin, your Tribbleness.

Ertier
2009-09-27, 12:08 PM
Tossing in my vote for Devil in Plain Sight

Eldhusgaur
2009-09-28, 12:07 AM
Going for The Great Pumpkin, probably posting a finished version of http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=126510 , but wait, if I get help from here, do I forgo my rights to it? (Or did I have rights to it in the firstplace ?)

DracoDei
2009-09-28, 12:41 AM
The chance (but unfortunately not the garuntee these days) to recieve feedback during the development stages is one of the primary motivations for the existance of these contests I believe.

Gulaghar
2009-09-28, 10:42 AM
Who doesn't like to see fear crush a man's spirit
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha *cough* *cough* hahahahahaha.... ha
So I'll vote for Fear Itself.

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-29, 08:39 AM
Going for The Great Pumpkin, probably posting a finished version of http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=126510 , but wait, if I get help from here, do I forgo my rights to it? (Or did I have rights to it in the firstplace ?)
Basically, if you've already posted it then it's not acceptable for the contest. Needs to be something you've not worked on yet.

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-30, 06:41 AM
Ok, I'm cutting off voting at noon (EST) today so as to have time to write up the contest for tomorrow.

Get those last votes in!

We're also currently tied with Fear Itself and It's The Great Pumpkin.

kopout
2009-09-30, 07:53 AM
we have nothing to fear but Fear Itself

Cespenar
2009-09-30, 12:03 PM
Basically, if you've already posted it then it's not acceptable for the contest. Needs to be something you've not worked on yet.

Is it possible to make a single submission both for this contest and the Footsteps 'zine?

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-30, 12:22 PM
Fear has won...

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-09-30, 12:23 PM
Is it possible to make a single submission both for this contest and the Footsteps 'zine?
Sure. However, have gotten not even half a dozen submissions so I'm not sure if the 'zine will be able to get up and going.

Cespenar
2009-09-30, 01:17 PM
Sure. However, have gotten not even half a dozen submissions so I'm not sure if the 'zine will be able to get up and going.

Oh, I see. I recall someone asking about the deadline on that in the original thread, perhaps some people were counting on it to start working?

Gorgondantess
2009-09-30, 11:03 PM
Fear has won...

Exccccellent...:smallamused::smallbiggrin:

Crafty Cultist
2009-10-01, 02:48 AM
the great pumkin

Bhu
2009-10-01, 03:18 AM
Sure. However, have gotten not even half a dozen submissions so I'm not sure if the 'zine will be able to get up and going.

I've been wondering what was up with that...