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Lilly
2005-10-02, 10:27 PM
This is the compiled list of Eligible entries, with CR ranges:

Please PM your votes to VOTE. VOTE here (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=;action=imsend;to=VOTE)

The voting categories are (Dun Dun DUUUUN!):
Defination of Mostly: At least 50%. So if you have two monsters out of three in a category, you qualify for it.
[List]
Best overall monster: It says monster (singular) but I mean entire entry.
Best low level encounter: The best set of monsters that is mostly under CR 5
Best mid level encounter: The best set of monsters that is mostly between CR 5 and 12
Best high level encounter: The best set of monsters that is mostly over CR 12
Best expansion of the theme
Most usable as an encounter
Most usable as a PC race
Flumph award: (Funniest or most useless)
A cookie: This award will not be voted on, but I will award it to an entry that I deem worthy.

The Spawned, beasts of the planes. (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11257015 45;start=0#0) by Rykounagin CR 4-16
The cadre of suffering (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11255494 87) by Frojoe21 CR 15-16
The song birds (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11257021 77) by Frojoe21 CR 3-5
Illusid, Living Illusions (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11256394 91) by Sucros CR 1/2 4
Contrary to popular belief (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11255886 39) by Bingo Bob CR 1-5
Now I lay me down to sleep (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11258567 59) by The Vorpal Tribble CR 6-20
The Clockworks (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11258858 36;start=0#0) by Zeal CR 1-5
Pets and Pests (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11259393 39;start=0#0) by King of Griffins CR 1-4
They came from Santa Cruz (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11260402 02) by LeifVignirsson CR 2-8
Capu-capu conglomerate (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11272658 76) by palcosmo CR 1-12
Wizenfolk (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11273317 58) by foXXtail CR 1/2 4
Horror movie zombies (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11274048 80) by sacreddemon CR 2-6
Evolution (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11271093 37) by Snommelp CR 1-5
Elements Eternal (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11257032 69) by The Glyphstone CR 6-8
The Pordeii (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11277637 93) by Serraphin CR 1-7
Little Golems (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11277663 04) by Sacrath CR 2-5
Curses! (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11255960 31) by Cantankerous CR 4-15
Notable Creatures of the Southern Plains (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11280690 27) by Rimx CR 1/10 5
A bunch of good outsiders (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Contests;action=display;num=11265581 82) by Gramakin CR 5-15

Snommelp
2005-10-02, 10:54 PM
So, I'm guessing that we only get one vote, yes? Also, is it safe to assume that it's bad form to vote for your own entry?

Lilly
2005-10-02, 10:59 PM
You get one vote per category, and it only matters to your conscious if you vote for your own entry, but I'd recomend voting for whatever you think is the best one.

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-03, 12:24 AM
How long does everyone have to vote?

And btw, thanks for putting on the contest and getting everything together ;D

Snommelp
2005-10-03, 02:06 AM
I'm making a helpful post, for a change: below is a list of which entries are eligible for which CR-based categories. *Also listed below is whether an entry is eligible for Most Usable as a PC Race. *Please note that, regardless of what is said below, all entries are eligible for Best Overall, Best Expansion of the Theme, Most Usable as an Encounter, and the Flumph Award.

The Spawned: Character Race (CRs 4, 9, 16)
Cadre: High-Level (CRs 15, 15, 15, 16)
Song Birds: Character Race, Low-Level (3, 4, 4, 5)
Illusid: Character Race, Low-Level (1/2, 3, 4)
Contrary: Character Race, Low-Level (1, 3, 5)
Sleep: Mid-Level (6, 10, 10, 20)
Clockworks: Low-Level (1, 2, 5)
Pets: Low-Level (1,2, 3, 4, 4)
Santa Cruz: Low-Level, Mid-Level (2, 5, 8)
Capu-Capu: Character Race, Low-Level (1, 1, 12)
Wizenfolk: Character Race, Low-Level (1/2, 3, 4)
Zombies: Low-Level, Mid-Level (2, 4, 5, 6)
Evolution: Low-Level (1, 3, 5)
Elements: Mid-Level (6, 7, 7, 8)
Pordeii: Character Race, Low-Level (1, 1, 5, 7)
Golems: Low-Level (2, 3, 5)
Curses: Character Race, Mid-Level (4, 5, 8, 11, 15)
Southern: Character Race, Low-Level (1/10, 1/2, 1, 3, 4, 5)
Good: Mid-Level (5, 6, 8, 9, 15)

If I didn't put your entry down for a category you think it fits into, PM me. *Now, off to bed!

Gorbash Kazdar
2005-10-03, 02:16 AM
By the by, I added some more info to the Rules & Guidelines thread regarding voting in case you have any questions.

Cantankerous
2005-10-03, 02:21 AM
I actually like the entries this month. Far less entries, so not as much time spent reading so much!

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-03, 02:36 AM
Snow, you just succeeded in completely confusing me ???

Sucros
2005-10-03, 03:00 AM
Dang, I'm going to have to ponder this one. Lots of good entries this time.

The Glyphstone
2005-10-03, 05:31 AM
Has anyone noticed that only one entry actually qualifies for the High-Level encounter category?

Serraphin
2005-10-03, 08:31 AM
I actually noticed about half way through doing my own entry...and had a CE desire to alter my entire beasty to be over CR12 :P

Lemme just add my thanks to Lily and Gorbash (and anyone I don't know about) for puttin this together. Enjoyed getting the ol' grey matter working again.

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-03, 09:41 AM
I have the highest CR creature in this contest... don't I qualify?

Snommelp
2005-10-03, 11:08 AM
Snow, you just succeeded in completely confusing me *???
Sorry, how did I confuse you? I made my post a bit late at night, so I may not have been all together coherent...
As to the CR specific awards, yes, VT, you have the highest CR, but your other three onsters are midrange, so your entry as a whole is "Mostly Mid-Level."

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-03, 11:25 AM
I thought when we voted on the ranges we chose one of the monsters, not the entire category? Thats how I voted on them... doesn't make much sense to me to vote for one as midrange for example when one of the creatures may be high, another low, and two just happen to be in between.

Snommelp
2005-10-03, 11:43 AM
*shrug* The way the contest was laid out, the categories in question are these:

[List] Best overall monster: It says monster (singular) but I mean entire entry.
Best low level encounter: The best set of monsters that is mostly under CR 5
Best mid level encounter: The best set of monsters that is mostly between CR 5 and 12
Best high level encounter: The best set of monsters that is mostly over CR 12

It says "set of monsters," not "single monster." *So under these rules, only one entry fits the High-Level category.

EDIT: I guess Glyphstone didn't catch it, but there would have been a way to be eligible for every category. One monster below CR 5, one monster at CR 5, one at CR 12, and one above CR 12. 50% of the entry fits each category. I'm glad Glyph didn't catch that, or if he did he didn't follow through with it.

The Glyphstone
2005-10-03, 05:50 PM
Nope, didn't notice it....That would have been really easy, though, just alter the HD of my elementals..... ;D...darn.

Sacrath
2005-10-04, 09:17 AM
Thats ok, you don't have to sweep the board every time do you?

SirAnon
2005-10-04, 05:46 PM
Man I had a great idea and didn't have time to finish writing it up. Mabye next time. Good luck guys!

sacreddeamon
2005-10-04, 11:37 PM
Just a quick FYI on mine, its a Disease along with a CR 2, 4, 5, and 6 creature. TECHNALLY it can go for low and Mid, but I am guessing it is mostly low.

Lilly
2005-10-06, 12:17 AM
We need more votes! I'm gonna cut off voting on the 11th at 12:00pm EST, or 10:00am MST. So that's next Tuesday. Winners will be announced soon after that.

Rykounagin
2005-10-10, 02:26 AM
Fun stuff. 23.5 hours to go. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Lilly
2005-10-10, 02:35 PM
This is your 21 and a half hour warning!

Get all your final votes in, there are some really close votes so every vote counts, I mean it. I don't want anyone to have to fight to the death for a tie-breaker.

Frojoe21
2005-10-10, 03:10 PM
Oh yes please!!! Let us fight to the death.

The Glyphstone
2005-10-10, 03:19 PM
Vote, vote, vote, vote for the original elementals!!! ;D

Snommelp
2005-10-10, 04:26 PM
Original Elementals? Sure, they're not my competition, I don't care.
It's gonna be really funny if all you win is Flumph, Glyph. I'm not expecting that to happen, but it would still be really funny.

The Glyphstone
2005-10-10, 04:56 PM
That would be funny.

But why do you imply that they're not original? the Animus and Mortis elementals had their names suggested by other people, but i came up with the concept myself...

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-10, 06:03 PM
*casts Nightmare on Glyphstone*

The Glyphstone
2005-10-10, 06:06 PM
*Helm of Telepathy, boo-yah* :)

LeifVignirsson
2005-10-10, 06:39 PM
Now, now... if anyone deserves the most worthless monster around here, it is me... Remember, Monstrous Banana Slug... Toe-foo... Need I say more?

Hi, folks, this is LeifVignirsson for the commission to prove that Monstrous Banana Slugs and Toe-foo are, in fact, worthless saying, please... vote often and vote without shame...

Snommelp
2005-10-10, 07:15 PM
But why do you imply that they're not original? the Animus and Mortis elementals had their names suggested by other people, but i came up with the concept myself...
I wasn't. Sorry if the tone sounded that way. It's one of the flaws of the internet; tone is left up to the reader. I meant it as questioning, like "what, them? Okay."

The Glyphstone
2005-10-10, 07:29 PM
And that, my friends, is why the Smiley was invented.
:) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-/ :-* :'(

It's all cool though, though you should vote for me in all the eligible categories as an apology. ;)

Frojoe21
2005-10-10, 11:26 PM
As a last ditch effort to promote myself in our last hours:

Vote Songbirds for the flumph and exploration of a theme category. Voters will be rewarded with a free coupon for a cookie, if you can track my real self down and find me.

Snommelp
2005-10-11, 12:03 AM
Shameless, shameless advertising! *You ought to be ashamed!

...besides, Evolution is so much better for the Flumph category. *I mean, come on, a fire-breathing superball that's the size of a man? *That's got Flumph written all over it! ;D

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-11, 12:26 AM
I think I'll use fear...

Vote for the Somnians or I'll have them haunt your dreams ALL NIGHT LONG... AS TELETUBBIES!

Sucros
2005-10-11, 01:40 AM
PPht. Resorting to pitiful tactics such as threats. If I wanted, I could sent a ravenous pattern to all your monitors, and hypnotize you to vote for me.
But I wouldn't do that, they'd probably eat you afterwards.

Or would I?

Snommelp
2005-10-11, 02:13 AM
You could try, but we gnomes have bonuses against illusions, you know.

Yes, according to the online test, I'm a gnome. Actually, a half-elf gnome. That's a race that has the potential to look freaky...

Sucros
2005-10-11, 03:44 AM
I gotta see the test that spawned that response

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-11, 11:54 AM
"It's over, it's over, Lilly says its over! Its over, its over, everybody lost cept me!" ;D

Sacrath
2005-10-11, 12:28 PM
Awwwww. Wait, my deception sensors are going off! You aren't being deceptive or sarcastic are you?

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-11, 12:33 PM
Maybe a little...

Snommelp
2005-10-11, 01:02 PM
I gotta see the test that spawned that response
Actually, the test just said "gnome," but the scores showed me evenly split between gnome and half-elf, with elf rather close behind. Hence, I am a half elf half gnome.

The test is here (http://neppyman.irulethe.net/dndwho/).

And when is voting done? I get confused with other time zones, because Arizona doesn't do daylight savings time with the rest of the US.

Sucros
2005-10-11, 01:53 PM
I'm going to go with "When they say it's over".

And I'm a Chaotic Good Human Fighter Bard
Follower Of Tymora.

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-11, 04:06 PM
And when is voting done? I get confused with other time zones, because Arizona doesn't do daylight savings time with the rest of the US.
It was done some 4 hours ago, but I run a monster-making competition every month on another set of D&D forums, and it'll take me awhile to get all votes done and everything just for a half dozen entries or so.

Lilly
2005-10-11, 04:16 PM
Well it's most definatley done now. I'm getting them counted, and ties broken, and they'll be announced by the end of the week.

Rykounagin
2005-10-12, 12:00 AM
"And the lord said: "Woot", and it was so."

The Glyphstone
2005-10-12, 05:34 AM
Come on...win, my elementals, WIN I say!

Love the new avatar, BTW, Lilly. That is the Pun Police from C&A, right?

Sacrath
2005-10-12, 12:37 PM
Ha! Your puny elementals stand no chance against my golems! Everyone likes monsters you can make!

Rykounagin
2005-10-13, 12:40 AM
Hey, the spawn are EVERYWHERE! EVERYWHERE I SAY!

Snommelp
2005-10-13, 12:59 AM
Ha! Your puny elementals stand no chance against my golems! Everyone likes monsters you can make!
You can make on of my monsters, theoretically... and everyone loves history! ...who am I kidding? Nobody likes history. I'm better off sticking with what it is: Evolution. Science; everyone loves science! Let's go rent a Bill Nye video!

Serraphin
2005-10-13, 02:30 AM
Everyone likes ...er... brain controlling abberants.

You're terribly original and highly inventive ideas don't stand a chance. The Pordeii are everywhere.

sacreddeamon
2005-10-13, 09:33 AM
Everyone loves
HORROR MOVIE ZOMBIES

C'mon, the dead are everywhere, they infect everyone, hooo rah

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-13, 09:55 AM
Give it a rest y'all, voting is over ::)

Snommelp
2005-10-13, 01:14 PM
Give it a rest y'all, voting is over *::)Actually, I think that's why this posturing has started. We're all afraid of being the one who gets campaigning banned, so we're good while voting's happening. Afterwards, though, the fear is gone.

Gorbash Kazdar
2005-10-13, 02:24 PM
Don't be too sure I won't ban it cause of obnoxious behavior post-balloting ;) I'm kidding, just keep the trash talk as friendly as it has been and it's all good. Lilly is tabulating the votes, getting ties taken care of, and selecting her personal award now, so that'll be out as soon as it's ready :)

Rykounagin
2005-10-13, 04:42 PM
Alright, here's for bashing: "BOO SPAWN! YAY ELEMENTALS!

King_of_GRiffins
2005-10-13, 04:57 PM
Come on now extra-planer pets. Yah gotta love things that burst into flames if you ask them to do two things at one...
Come on, the Lawfull evil gnome says so.

LeifVignirsson
2005-10-13, 06:47 PM
*Wonders to himself*

I wonder if I can make a killing putting up odds and get a profit off of it in the process? It'd be like Vegas, except in the D&D universe...

Hmmmm...

Sucros
2005-10-13, 08:04 PM
Experience dictates giving Glyphstone good odds.

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-13, 08:14 PM
Experience dictates giving Glyphstone good odds.
What, are you sucking up to him for votes for when the next contest comes around? ::)

Sucros
2005-10-13, 10:41 PM
I'm just saying he has this, I don't know, tendancy to win the occasional category. Or, oh, I don't know, ALL OF THEM.

The Glyphstone
2005-10-14, 05:40 AM
Geez, I'm not that good. It's just that everyone remembers A Mind of Their Own. (4 awards ;D)
Gear of the Gentle Golem = only 2 awards.
Incenderius = only 1 award, and that was a tiebreaker.

Sucros
2005-10-14, 05:02 PM
ONLY 1 award

Are you implying that one award is insignicant?
*hugs his single contest victory and cries*

Snommelp
2005-10-14, 06:09 PM
Hey, at least you have one. I haven't even entered any contests before this one.

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-14, 06:33 PM
Hey, at least you have one. I haven't even entered any contests before this one.
Me neither, I started coming here regularly only a week before the mon comp started.

The Glyphstone
2005-10-15, 05:41 AM
My point was, I am in no way some sort of uber-contest-guru - I just got lucky and swept the voting once.

Rykounagin
2005-10-15, 10:44 AM
Glyph does have a point, but remember, usually those who are KNOWN to have good products in the past, get more credibility in the future. It's like how a publisher is more likely to publish R.A. Salvatore before some new writer.

Sacrath
2005-10-15, 11:12 AM
Yes, but the people on this board are completely unbiased and read every entry to it's fullest before voting!

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-15, 11:57 AM
Yes, but the people on this board are completely unbiased and read every entry to it's fullest before voting!
*snickers*

Well, actually, I am unbiased because I don't really know any of you (that I'm aware of anyways) ;)

Snommelp
2005-10-15, 02:06 PM
*snickers*

Well, actually, I am unbiased because I don't really know any of you (that I'm aware of anyways) ;)
How can you say that, after all of our years together? You wound me deeply, VT.

;) :P

bingo_bob
2005-10-15, 02:44 PM
Arrgh... every time I see a new post here, I think the results have been posted... I'm hoping to be free of this once and for all! :P

Sucros
2005-10-15, 02:50 PM
There'll be a "WINNERS:Monster theme contest" thread, it won't be posted here.

And yes, I, too, am feeling the anticipation. Although the "trash talking" has been rather fun.

Serraphin
2005-10-16, 05:02 PM
The trash talking actually made me feel more comfortable waiting for the winner. You know - ragin about how I was better than y'all ;D

Seeing as I imagine the winner will go up whilst I'm in bed (GMT here), good luck all. And I can't wait for the next contest.

Literally - I need something to think about in work, other than work! :-/

The Vorpal Tribble
2005-10-17, 05:51 PM
*sheds on the contest*

Rykounagin
2005-10-17, 05:51 PM
*gasps* it's been more than a weak. MASS SUICIDE!

The Glyphstone
2005-10-17, 06:16 PM
*gasps* it's been more than a weak. MASS SUICIDE!

Quick, someone post the contest result! He's fading fast, and suffering from multiple grammar failure!:D;)

LeifVignirsson
2005-10-17, 06:56 PM
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Snommelp
2005-10-17, 07:37 PM
Wh4t d0 j00 h4v3 4g4in5t l33t?

Sacrath
2005-10-17, 07:49 PM
*Smite Bad-Grammar* Ha! They all laughed at me for taking the Librarian PrC!

Maybe the results are delayed due to the sheer awsomeacity (you heard me!) of the entries!

Gorbash Kazdar
2005-10-17, 10:58 PM
Using leetspeak is actually against the rules ;)

Snommelp
2005-10-18, 06:54 PM
...uhh... um... He did it! Wasn't me, nope, not me at all...