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    Submission still requires backstory and formatting. What does 11:59 CUT translate into on the east coast of the US?
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    I was under the impression that the server used EST for most things, which would mean your time at 11:59.

    Otherwise, true_shinken is in Rio, which is GMT-2 right now. Eastern is GMT -5, so that would mean you'd have to submit 3 hours early (by 8:59) to get it in by 11:59 his time.
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    Of course, we also have until Monday to submit builds.

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    A little confused on the rules (this being my first attempt), but do we have to post a level 20 build or can we opt to show a build at a lower level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zonugal View Post
    A little confused on the rules (this being my first attempt), but do we have to post a level 20 build or can we opt to show a build at a lower level?
    Yes. A good chunk of past entries have provided 3-4 "snapshots" of the build's performance at various levels. Multiples of 5 seem to be popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keld Denar View Post
    I was under the impression that the server used EST for most things, which would mean your time at 11:59.

    Otherwise, true_shinken is in Rio, which is GMT-2 right now. Eastern is GMT -5, so that would mean you'd have to submit 3 hours early (by 8:59) to get it in by 11:59 his time.
    I won't be so strict with the timing. I'll only check for builds Tuesday morning then post what I got.
    Got a new entry that looks very promising today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Private-Prinny View Post
    Yes. A good chunk of past entries have provided 3-4 "snapshots" of the build's performance at various levels. Multiples of 5 seem to be popular.
    But you do have to have an ECL 20 build. You can't just say "the sweet spot is 15, so I am stopping here."* (Well, you could, but I know I would sock you with an Elegance hit.)



    * Stopping at LVL 15 would be acceptable if, you had RHD + LA that totaled 5.
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    50ft. ladders wielded by a medium humanoid would be pretty absurd. Even Jackie sticks to ladders around 10ft. maximum.

    Anyway, very eager for this contest! Hoping there'll be a sweet build that doesn't use psionics or incarnum so I can yoink it for my own purposes. Always wanted to play a drunken master!

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    Build submitted. Good luck all!
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    The problem I'm having is that while Drunken Master is integral to the build and it wouldn't work without it, I don't need all of it. Everything past the first few levels feels a little shoehorned in.
    I'm also not sure where to take it after level 10. Everything I need the build to do, it can already do at that point. Ho hum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliomance View Post
    The problem I'm having is that while Drunken Master is integral to the build and it wouldn't work without it, I don't need all of it. Everything past the first few levels feels a little shoehorned in.
    I'm also not sure where to take it after level 10. Everything I need the build to do, it can already do at that point. Ho hum.
    Well then consider whether you'll make more points in effectiveness than you'll lose by not taking 10 levels of the special ingredient. Ultimately it's up to you.
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    A few IC winners don't even take all levels in the SI. I believe that was the case in the Vigilante contest, though I might be wrong.

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    The following two entries are the only ones that took Gold without finishing the Special Ingredient:
    • Jorath by Akal Saris (Round I)
    • Milo by yours truly (Round X)
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    Vigilante winner was:

    LG Human Paragon 3/Paladin 4/Vigilante 10/Shadowstriker 3.

    As OMG indicated, it's statistically very difficult to win this site's IC challenge without finishing the secret ingredient.
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    I'm gonna bow out of this one. I've been really busy this past week and my build just doesn't seem very original to me, plus I can't seem to write any fluff for him that's worth reading.

    I'll post the bare bones of the build after T_S does the reveal. Good luck to everyone competing!

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    Build submitted. Not expecting to win, but I am hoping to amuse everyone ^^
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    Working on my formatting now--it may be tough to get this one in on time!
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    Same here OMG Ponies...I just finished a 30 minute presentation and turned in my final paper...so now I have under 5 hours to complete this challenge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akal Saris View Post
    Same here OMG Ponies...I just finished a 30 minute presentation and turned in my final paper...so now I have under 5 hours to complete this challenge
    Bah, that's like 3 hours more than you said you spent on Old Lob.
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    Whew, build submitted!
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    Well, I believe I have 7 submissions as of yet. I could post them, but I promised I'd wait until tomorrow morning. I have a lot of stuff to do tomorrow, so I'll actually give you guys until tomorrow evening to submit builds. Don't give up, there is still time!

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    A better number this time, and maybe more to come!
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    Mine won't be coming. The process of moving house is really quite stressful, so I didn't get a chance to make a start on this. Wasn't the most mind blowing of builds anyhow...I just don't seem to have the same amount of imagination to pull out bizarre sources and combos as some of the others here do...mine always end up pretty plain vanilla.

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    Mm, doesn't much help that there's so many disputes and weirdness and just plain... plain.. with the Drunken Master. I didn't sign up for this one simply because I couldn't think of a way to make him do anything interesting and unexpected.
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    I guess Shinken is sleeping in...no builds yet.

    I am awake, if hung over, and I intend to be the first judge done this time. I'm hoping for another fast IC judging like the last one.
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    Check his last post. He extended the deadline until this evening. Get some rest.
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    Extended deadline? Haha, it may just give me time for another entry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quietus View Post
    I couldn't think of a way to make him do anything interesting and unexpected.
    EDIT: Sorry, didn't realize speculation was frowned upon. Post scrubbed until builds are posted.

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    I know it's close to the deadline, but please DON'T speculate until builds are posted. Any of those things could show up in a build and it taints the judges' perceptions to have them up in the thread.

    Edit: damn I punctuate improperly a lot.
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    I would call all of those build speculations at least somewhat expected...
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