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Roland St. Jude
2007-01-16, 10:45 PM
The Rivalry Contest Entry Thread

POST A LINK TO YOUR ENTRY HERE! Be sure to mention if you are a rookie!

(Larry Elmore is my hero.)

"Look, this isn't an argument! It's just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says!"

This month's contest is to describe and design two beings who are locked in some kind of ongoing rivalry. It need not be formal, fated, or fatal, though it could be any or all of these things. To make things a little more interesting there's a theme: hearts. As usual, this theme can be taken literally, poetically, or in just about any other way your heart desires.

The contest begins with the posting of this thread and will continue until Noon, February 14 (Eastern US Time). 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 two beings involved in some kind of rivalry. Name your entry something to differentiate it from others.
2.) Your entry must include the following:

A description of the pair involved in the rivalry with backstory and stats (as applicable).
Some "crunchy" element such as an item, spell, PrC, or other rule element that fits into the rivalry somehow.
A good entry will demonstrate the heart 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/SRD 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 [RIVALRY] in front of the title of that thread. Any thread without this tag will not be officially entered.
Post on the Entry Thread to let the mods know that you have completed your [RIVALRY] 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 Rivalry
Best Articulation of the Theme
Best Crunchy Element
Funniest Entry
Rookie Award
Roland's Choice (Staff) AwardIf 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 to this thread. Good luck!

2007-01-23, 04:09 PM
Hush (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32631) is ready for entry.

2007-01-28, 12:53 AM
The rookie entry: Heart and Soul (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32356) is completed.

2007-02-01, 01:36 PM
Rookie here! I do believe that Immortal Conflict (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32615) is ready as it will ever be!

2007-02-01, 02:24 PM
Having undergone appropriate revisions, I do believe ...Some Guys Just Send Flowers... (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32224) (truncated for brevity, optional titles include CSI: Oerth, I Can't Believe It's Not Vile Deeds, and Eww, He's Wearing Organs!) is ready.

2007-02-09, 02:11 PM
To Win Her Heart (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32032) is ready to be entered.

2007-02-09, 03:48 PM
O.k., here's a link to my first offering ever, Thief of Hearts (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34439).

Hope you like it!

2007-02-10, 02:09 AM
Ascension (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34176) is almost ready, but I'm posting it now, on the chance I forget to finish it.

2/11 - Added more to the entry, and realized that I should warn readers that this is getting darker the more I write for it.

2007-02-11, 01:53 PM
Ante up, watch your chips, and keep your cool as you enter the Lost Cutlass Poker Invitational (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32043).

2007-02-11, 07:39 PM
Rookie Entry : The Song-Things of Love and Reason (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33231)

Duke of URL
2007-02-12, 08:07 AM
Still fleshing out the details, but this is complete enough to be entered: Finally finished!

Heart of Light, Heart of Darkness (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34408)

The Glyphstone
2007-02-13, 08:43 PM
Can you hear the sound?

That sound that won't go away, no matter where you go or what you do?

No, not the sound of the cheering masses applauding my winning entry.

It's the beating of the hideous Telltale Heart (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32978)...

2007-02-13, 11:50 PM
It takes one to know one.

Love-Hate Relationship (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34898)

2007-02-14, 09:23 AM

My rookie entry is entered. I'm BEFORE noon, if only just.

2007-02-14, 10:58 AM
Three sheets to the wind! Here's my entry, and only fifty three minutes before deadline:
Emerald and NAMELESS: Heart and Mind (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34923)

Whoops, mislink'd to one post in the whole thread.
And this is a rookie entry.


2007-02-14, 11:15 AM
And the last minute entries keep pouring in...
To Ocean's Heart (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34927)

2007-02-14, 11:23 AM
:confused: ^^^ I thought you got only 1 entry.

Roland St. Jude
2007-02-14, 04:17 PM
This contest is closed! ^ You get as many entries as you want. But remember that you're competing with yourself, often dividing votes between your own entries to your own disadvantage!