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Roland St. Jude
2006-12-09, 10:10 AM
The Gift Contest

"'Tis better to give than to receive." ~Person angling for a better gift.

This month's contest is to describe and design "The Gift". The theme is, as is true with most gifts, surprise. Your gift may be a physical item, a less tangible benefit, a one time boon, a whole slew of benefits, or something altogether unexpected. Perhaps the term "gift" is meant less literally, perhaps even in a sarcastic sense. :belkar:

The contest begins with the posting of this thread and will continue until midnight, January 1st (Eastern US Time, which makes it 4 a.m. GMT January 1st). Yes, this contest closes simultaneously with the New Year in the Eastern US timezone. Please remember, as always, to follow the general contest guidelines (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1396387&postcount=2).

The Rules:

1.) You will be creating a something known colloquially as "The Gift." Its formal name, given by you, should be something else to help differentiate your entry from others.
2.) Your entry must include the following:

A description of "The Gift" with both backstory and stats (as applicable).
A good entry will demonstrate the surprise theme.
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.
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 [GIFT] in front of the title of that thread. Any thread without this tag will not be officially entered.
Post here in the Entry Thread to let the mods know that you have completed your [GIFT] entry. We'll try to keep a post with all the entries listed in one place for easy reference. This post in the Entry Thread is where you must post a link to your thread to be officially entered.Categories of voting and judgment will include the following:

Best Overall Gift
Best Articulation of the Theme
Funniest Entry
Rookie Award
Roland's Choice (Staff) Award
If you are eligible for the Rookie award (this is your first entry in an official GitP Design Contest) please note that in your post to the Entry Thread. Otherwise, everyone is eligible for everything else no need to indicate anything.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to post them in the contest thread. Good luck!

2006-12-10, 08:23 PM
http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1670160#post1670160 entry into the gift contest (sorry about the untidy link). rookie entry

The Vorpal Tribble
2006-12-10, 08:33 PM
(sorry about the untidy link)
Here you go:

I can grant you gifts and I can take them away (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29314)

2006-12-14, 06:32 PM
OK, this is my first entry in anything: Gifts of the Magi (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29648)

So I suppose I qualify as a rookie. :smalltongue:

2006-12-14, 08:40 PM

My first entry! YEAH!!

2006-12-17, 12:33 AM
Hideous, if you want to enter a submission, you need to make a thread for it.

2006-12-17, 12:39 AM
okay, then I guess I do a link

Dire Penguin
2006-12-18, 06:34 PM


this was one of my origonal posts in homebrew, but i edited it, and reposted it for the contest.

Lord Iames Osari
2006-12-18, 11:58 PM
The Gift of Friendship (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29243) is ready for critiquing.

Duke of URL
2006-12-19, 07:59 AM
Omer Ikahn Etch-Pressed Gift Card (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30002) (rookie entry) -- PEACH

Duke of URL
2006-12-19, 08:29 AM
Gift of Preapredness (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30004) (rookie entry) -- PEACH

Duke of URL
2006-12-19, 08:30 AM
Determine Gift (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30006) (rookie entry) -- PEACH

2006-12-19, 09:35 AM
Forgot this almost:
Glow-in-the-Dark Pants (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29883)

The Vorpal Tribble
2006-12-20, 12:45 PM
With Old Odd Ends

(suggestions/critiques for the PrC in particular would be most welcome)

2006-12-22, 03:03 AM
Hello! This is my entry (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30203).
It's a group of related Templates, mostly. I'm interested in any help I can get with the LA and CR of the templates, especially.

And fire away with the criticism, too.

El Zoof
2006-12-23, 08:36 PM
Here we go - http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30291

2006-12-27, 05:51 AM
Small box with a card (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30452)

2006-12-28, 01:10 AM
For your son and daughter please consider the following investment: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30554

2006-12-28, 03:21 AM
Hey, I am still wondering if anyone here had the time to look over my entry and at least make a suggestion about LA and CR.

Here's the link. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30203) (Or you can click on my signature link.)

I really hate to solicit comments this directly, again, but I still haven't gotten any comments yet, and I am running out of time before I have to leave for Tokyo. I won't be back in time to make changes, so I am desperate.

2006-12-28, 12:22 PM

Nearly forgot to do this. Yep, rookie entry.

2006-12-29, 08:17 AM
Almost forgot too.
Covenant Feats

2006-12-29, 08:20 PM
Chosen of One-With-Sky (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29569)

2006-12-31, 10:59 AM
The Giver of Gifts (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30585)

2006-12-31, 07:16 PM
A Scary Christmas and a Happy Terror! (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29780)

A gift for every day of Chanukah and one for christmas. I had planned to do more, but I ran out of time. All tie into the storyline

And dang, I blew my rookie entry over a year ago with a low-effort entry into the monumental city competition.

2006-12-31, 11:46 PM
At the buzzer! And I was afraid I wouldn't have time to do it this month...

A Child is Born (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1762232#post1762232)

Gifting unto the PCs a special cohort with a whole plot thread attached.

Roland St. Jude
2007-01-01, 01:18 PM
This Contest is Closed! Expect a Voting Thread shortly.

The Glyphstone
2007-01-01, 06:15 PM
I, rather stupidly, submitted The Gift of Gab (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30813) at the last minute...but forgot to add a link here in the entry thread. I'm pretty sure that makes it ineligible for voting, but I'd appreciate feedback once the thread are unlocked anyways.