View Full Version : The Pirate Contest ENTRY THREAD!

Roland St. Jude
2006-09-08, 06:03 PM
Pirate Contest

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Gather round y'bilge rats and beauties and put down yer grog long enough to make yer' entries! In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day later this month (Sept. 19), I present to you -- The Pirate Contest.

The contest begins with the posting of this thread and will continue until midnight, October 1st (Eastern US Time, which makes it 4 a.m. GMT October 2nd). *Please remember, as always, to follow the general contest guidelines (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11247707 71).

The Rules: *
1.) You will be creating a pirate, his sidekick, his booty, and if you like, his ship & crew.
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2.) Your entry must include the following:

* * * * * 1. A pirate (be sure to give your pirate a “trademark” pirate phrase!)
* * * * * 2. The pirate’s sidekick, who may be an animal companion, henchman, follower, or whatever really.
* * * * * 3. The pirate’s treasure.
* * * * * 4. (Optional) The pirate’s ship (including crew)

3.) Entries should be for D&D only and not specific to any particular setting (e.g. Forgotten Realms or Eberron.) Try to avoid referencing non-core books if at all possible, but do what you have to do. For those statting out the ship and crew you may find texts such as Stormwrack helpful, if not downright necessary (that's why it's optional). All items will need to list the relevant details as per standard descriptions, including magical aura, CL, feats & spells required for construction and cost as appropriate for the item.
4.) The character and creature descriptions should include, in addition to the description and history, a stat block containing all relevant details per standard descriptions.

5.) Each new entry should be started on a new thread here on the Contests board, dedicated to just that set of items and the discussion of it. Put the tag [Pirate] in front of the title of that thread. Any thread without this tag will not be officially entered.
6.) Post a link on this thread to let the mods know that you have completed your [Pirate] entry. We'll try to keep a post with all the entries listed in one place for easy reference. *

7.) If this is your first time entering a design contest here and you say so, you're eligible to win the First Timer's Entry Award.
8.) Categories of voting and judgment will include the following:
Best Overall
Best Pirate
Best Sidekick
Best Ship (Optional!)
Best Booty
Funniest Overall Entry
Funniest Single Item (The single item you found most amusing; having this a separate item allows you to include a single amusing element without going for a whole funny concept.)
Best First Timer's Entry
Roland’s Choice Award (Staff Award).

This should provide plenty of opportunity for both serious and not-so-serious designs with a balance of crunch and fluff. Good luck!

So when your entries are complete (and not before) post a link to your entry thread here!

The Demented One
2006-09-09, 03:30 PM
Blind Draega's Crew (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11578172 77) is ready for action!

2006-09-10, 01:43 AM
It be time for Martin Wennekamp (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11578575 62) to set sail! (He wishes!)

Fax Celestis
2006-09-11, 10:39 PM
Ten Thousand Days (Malcolm and his Men) (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11578655 79) are now (largely) complete. Expect some edits over the next few whiles (especially in the areas of treasure and characer bios), but it is mostly complete.

EDIT: Commentary and critiquing would be helpful and appreciated.

2006-09-14, 12:57 PM
Darkfate, One of Many (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11581457 49) is here for your women! And your cheese.

...Hardest part? Coming up with his booty. Even considering both the pirate and his sidekick were three types of character I've never tried building before.

2006-09-18, 12:01 AM
The entry for Julian Mawles, the pirate-cleric who is interested in bringing all his fellow seafarers under the authority of his god -- whether by word or by force -- is finished!

Meet and vote for Julian Mawles, Inquisitor of the High Seas (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11582074 50;start=0#4).

Lord Iames Osari
2006-09-20, 05:43 PM
Captain Ydani, the Nymph Pirate-Queen, and 1st Mate Haruhi await an unsuspecting merchant ship in their vessel, the Beauteous Lure! (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11579448 52)

2006-09-21, 06:07 AM
Bosun McGee (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11588278 79;start=0#1) and his parrot Crackers stand at the ready ta sail with any Captain who can stomach his unsavory habits. From findin' an' capturin' merchies ta plunder, ta findin' deserters, ta meetin' out punishment, th' Bosun 'll do th' job in rare form.

Here's a really bad egg... drink up, me hearties YO HO!

2006-09-21, 07:38 AM
Mandible Bones, the Worst Pirate Ev-arrr (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11588375 51) be ready to commandeer (nautical term) another ship and crew in his hunt for the Dragon at the Heart of the Ocean.

The Vorpal Tribble
2006-09-21, 08:41 PM
So all night long
Their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinklin' foam
Then down from the sky
Came the wooden shoe
Bringing the fisherman home

'Twas oh so pretty
A sail it seemed
As if it could not be
And some folks thought
'Twas a dream they'd dreamed
Of sailing the beautiful sea...

The Ship That Dreamed (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11579815 73)

The Glyphstone
2006-09-25, 05:34 AM
Most of Allie Basha and her Forty-Eight Thieves (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11578268 28) are finished, save the increasingly long backstory I'm filling in.

2006-09-29, 01:14 AM
The Pie Rat
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/Vaynor/pierat.jpg (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11579090 46;start=0#7)

This entry is complete, please PIE. ;)

2006-09-29, 10:49 AM
Drake Bellamy & A Robot Monkey Ninja (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11580076 38) be ready. (I think.)

2006-09-30, 12:07 PM
Yes! Yes! Don Raphael Villa Lobos Rapine (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11578216 20) is ready to take to the skies and fly about in a frightening and wholly scary-type-manner.

Gorbash Kazdar
2006-09-30, 10:09 PM
The Songbirds (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11591480 47;start=0#0) are here to take your treasure!

2006-09-30, 11:59 PM
http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11580312 77

Shiel-Kah and Sekolah's Wrath is ready to plunder the surface dwellers!

2006-10-01, 11:13 AM
Admiral Geoffrey Quickbeam and the crew of The Scarlet Shard (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11597154 34) are ready to take your ships, your women, and your booty! *Surrender while you still have breath!


p.s. If you could tell me how to make that link pretty, I would also appreciate it.

The Demented One
2006-10-01, 01:26 PM
Hoping I can squeeze in The Floating Fortress of Fei Long (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11591495 79), as I wasn't here yesterday.

Roland St. Jude
2006-10-01, 05:05 PM
^ You're in. In fact, you've got about 7 more hours to whip up another entry. *;) Contest closes at midnight.

^^ The "pretty link" is just

Whatever (http://www.whatever.com)

2006-10-01, 11:03 PM
“Step aside! Step ye ASIDE! Gufi the Dreadful (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11584143 39) is coming aboard! Any of ye who aint a-feared, you're a braver man than I. The only prisoners we be takin’ are dead.”
~Firstmate Keslar as he boards a hapless trade-ship.
This is my first ever design contest entry, and I'm pretty happy with it. I encourage any questions, comments and corrections. Enjoy.

2006-10-01, 11:09 PM
http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11578565 33

Well, here's Rez Driftgood; not as done or as funny as I'd like it to be, but that's what you get when you wait till the very end of a deadline to get things done.

2006-10-01, 11:20 PM
Nicole the Harpy (http://www.GiantITP.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11597040 51) is ready to pillage a treasure fleet or two.

2006-10-01, 11:49 PM
Not as well done as I would have liked but here's the
(http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11597454 01;start=0#1)

2006-10-01, 11:54 PM
Hide the trust fund, Tal Aladon (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11597557 36), corporate pirate is on the loose.

Roland St. Jude
2006-10-02, 12:02 AM
This Contest is now CLOSED! Expect the Voting Thread in a few minutes!