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    Default Re: Villainous Competition XX​I: Yarr!

    How does the judging work? Do they post here or do they send stuff to Thurbane which he posts all together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hackulator View Post
    How does the judging work? Do they post here or do they send stuff to Thurbane which he posts all together?
    They post here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hackulator View Post
    How does the judging work? Do they post here or do they send stuff to Thurbane which he posts all together?
    If you have the time, perhaps checking how they did it in earlier rounds might help.

    Note that there's been changes depending on the current Supreme Chancellor - it's been Thurbane for a while, but it was originally started by someone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadline View Post
    4. An Eberron themed sky pirate. He'd be a druid who stole/flew Lyrandar airships by directly commanding the elemental with spells, rather than via dragonmark.
    I was considering an Eberron-themed sky pirate as well; possibly a spellcaster with a Spark Guardian Familiar from Complete Warrior as a "metal parrot."

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    Lots of builds, and lots of very unexpected builds! Hat's off to your imagination, contestants

    I was planning a Dvati Cerebremancer that would abuse Anticipate Teleportation, Divert Teleportation and Desert Diversion to be a teleportation-hacking pirate. But since there's already a Cerebremancer in, that's not bad I didn't make it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by remetagross View Post
    Lots of builds, and lots of very unexpected builds! Hat's off to your imagination, contestants

    I was planning a Dvati Cerebremancer that would abuse Anticipate Teleportation, Divert Teleportation and Desert Diversion to be a teleportation-hacking pirate. But since there's already a Cerebremancer in, that's not bad I didn't make it!
    Huh, interesting. Anticipate to know when a teleport happens, and the other two to hijack it? Did I get that right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yklikt View Post
    Im not angry. Just thinking might well move deadline to actual time Thurbane does it
    It's generally easier for people to track a deadline that is 23:59 on a specific day. If I happen to not be at work on the day in question, I'll do my best to post close to the true deadline.

    Besides, if not for the 10 hour "unofficial" extension, we may not have as many entries as we do now.

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    How many were submitted during those ten hours, by the way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiri View Post
    How many were submitted during those ten hours, by the way?
    A good 2 or 3, by my reckoning.

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    The best advice on how to is simple: read the other judges Judgements for the last say 4 Competitions.

    From there on decide on what are the central points for you in the 4 areas, state them here and judge accordingly.

    My personal 2 cents is: try to avoid letting personal likes and dislikes go into anything but memorability, if t all possible.
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    As usual, I didn't find the time to take part... another chance wasted.

    My idea was a druid/warshaper, who attacked ships to put the fear of Umberlee into sailors, giving all the loot to his crew, while feeding captives to his aquatic animal companion as a sacrifice to the see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telonius View Post
    I was considering an Eberron-themed sky pirate as well; possibly a spellcaster with a Spark Guardian Familiar from Complete Warrior as a "metal parrot."
    I actually had an Eberron sky pirate fully done, but had some rules funkiness I couldn't get to work out. Basically he used the third level ability of Storm Disciple to have him and his mount ignore the effects of weather. Then he used his control winds/weather ability to make giant hurricanes and tornadoes where he knew an airship would be going through. His ship was actually a Living Astral Ship, meaning it was a creature rather than an object, meaning if he 'rode' it it would be his mount and thus immune to his abilities. With the 5th level ability of Windwright Captain, he didn't even have to maintain the connection with the Living Astral Ship to ride it... if it was powered by a bound elemental. He would then salvage the magic items involved in the airship with the 5th level Artificer ability. He was an Artificer with Bind Elemental, but the rules are sketchy on whether you can 'bind' a fire elemental to something that's not by design an airship. So I had to drop it, and didn't have any better ideas. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yklikt View Post
    So, I will do the judgeing in parts as I feel to be easier.

    This is my first time try to judge, so any advice is nice before I start and also while I do it. but please more on how to judge and not judgements in specific
    GrayDeath already gave you some solid advice, but I'll add a caveat. Don't follow in the footsteps of any judge who has been banned from the forums, or from this competition. For example, don't follow in the footsteps of Novolin, or any of their past sock puppets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadline View Post
    GrayDeath already gave you some solid advice, but I'll add a caveat. Don't follow in the footsteps of any judge who has been banned from the forums, or from this competition. For example, don't follow in the footsteps of Novolin, or any of their past sock puppets.
    What did he do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braininthejar2 View Post
    As usual, I didn't find the time to take part... another chance wasted.
    I feel your pain - I really wanted to get an entry in for the IC Twisted Lord round. I sunk a good 5 or 6 hours into my entry, and missed finishing it by about a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hackulator View Post
    What did he do?
    A number of things, and you can read that thread if you want the specifics, but two big ones were not justifying scores and simply reading another judges rulings and then copying them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Viscount View Post
    A number of things, and you can read that thread if you want the specifics, but two big ones were not justifying scores and simply reading another judges rulings and then copying them.
    There is no 100% guarantee those two were the same person, which I am skeptical of based on the two profiles arguing with each other. More specifically, don't troll then delete your posts and feign ignorance. Don't openly mock other contestants, or generally anyone on the forum. When asked questions by other forum members, and especially the chairman (currently the honorable Thurbane), freaking answer them, and don't pretend they were never asked. And most importantly, which is stated in the first few posts over and over, just be nice, and be friendly, because we are all people here.

    To expand slightly on that last bit, if feelings get hurt, don't mock or demean. Address the issue in a calm and controlled manner, and explain why you formed you opinion of the build you judged, and try to avoid words like "bad," "stupid," "worthless," or anything else with that sort of negative context.

    That about covers it, other than that, go do the judging thing, and like said above, try to be fair and leave out personal bias.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielxcutter View Post
    Huh, interesting. Anticipate to know when a teleport happens, and the other two to hijack it? Did I get that right?
    That was it. I figured it'd qualify as a pirate as in "hijack other people's transportation and then rob them.", because I figured most people would play out a fair and square seafaring pirate, so that'd be original. Turned out to be partly true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by remetagross View Post
    That was it. I figured it'd qualify as a pirate as in "hijack other people's transportation and then rob them.", because I figured most people would play out a fair and square seafaring pirate, so that'd be original. Turned out to be partly true.
    That idea is awesome! Not just as a pirate, but the whole teleport hijacking in general!
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    Now I'm thinking I should have made a Paladin20 - alignment disputes guaranteed to hijack any thread.

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    Now I'm thinking I should have made a Paladin20 - alignment disputes guaranteed to hijack any thread.
    Would they have been named Frederic, by any chance?
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    Oh yea, forgot to mention. My totally unoriginal idea was making Cortez from Thousand Year Door. No idea where I would have really went with it, but it was there.
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    I was thinking of making a pirate that used an iceberg as his ship, seeing as how icebergs have vehicle rules...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daremetoidareyo View Post
    I was thinking of making a pirate that used an iceberg as his ship, seeing as how icebergs have vehicle rules...
    You could just have submitted your entry from last round and it wouldn't have been out of place.

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    So this is my first time in one of these, it seems like we have a major lack of judging is that often an issue?

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    It is at times.

    I`ll try to judge too, if you`ll have me, but cannot promise the time this time. :(
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    Just a note, Yklikt. It appears you skipped over the first build and judged the next four. Just wanting to make sure you eventually get back to it.
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    Yklikt, if you were worried about your capacity as a judge, you can rest assured that you seem to have done a more than adequate job. Thanks for judging

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    This is kinda an awkward question, but what is the proper method (if there is one) for me to point out an apparent rules problem that a judge appears to have missed?

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    In the op it say not to mention it but if you think it really important Im OK if you pm me
    All right, I'll do that.

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