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    Default D&D 5e Subclass Contest Chat Thread

    As per the interest thread posted yesterday, this is the chat thread for the subclass contest for D&D 5e. I'll update this first post as contests progress.

    Current Contest: Contest XV: The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

    Current Voting Thread: May 25th

    Another Useful Link: nickl_2000's Subclass Creation Guide and Analysis

    Spoiler: Class Representation

    Rankings are based on number of submissions first, then number of contests.
    Up to date as of Contest XIII
    Class Number of Contests Total Number of Submissions Rank
    Barbarian 11 18 2nd
    Bard 9 13 5th
    Cleric 8 10 9th
    Druid 9 9 10th
    Fighter 8 18 3rd
    Monk 12 18 1st
    Paladin 8 11 6th
    Ranger 5 9 12th
    Rogue 9 13 4th
    Sorcerer 7 9 11th
    Warlock 8 11 6th
    Wizard 7 11 8th
    Artificer 1 1 13th
    Other/Homebrew 7 7 Unranked

    Spoiler: Future Contest Ideas

    It is Written (Destiny/Prophecy)
    Refine Mayhem (Remake an existing subclass)
    Hold the Line (Stationary heroes)
    From Zero to Hero (Ordinary folks doing the extraordinary)
    Subsystems Online (New game mechanics)
    Keep it Simple, Stupid (simple subclasses)
    My Way is Different (Alternate or rare mechanics)
    The Pen is Mightier than the Sword ("Subclasses specializing in stationery combat" --Ninja_Prawn)
    Scaling Strangely (Subclasses that scale from unusual values)
    Warriors of Old (Subclasses from previous editions)
    Bigger is Better (Subclasses which have something bigger about them)
    The Band (Subclasses based on musical performance)

    Spoiler: The Rules
    1. The class must fit the theme of the contest.
    2. Your class must be posted in the contest thread. If you wish, you can use external formatting, such as Google Docs or Homebrewery, though I recommend sharing it as a PDF to ensure that it works on most computers.
    3. You may only create one subclass, which must follow the normal progression for the class it belongs to. Please specify what class it is for. You can use any base class published in official material (including the Unearthed Arcana posts), or any existing homebrew class (don't make a whole base class just for your submission). If you are going to use a homebrew base class, make sure you get permission from its original creator and post a link so we know where to find it! Failure to get permission will be grounds for disqualification.
    4. Until the contest is finished, do not post your subclass anywhere else. If you are found to have done so, that subclass will be disqualified (though you will be allowed to post a new one if you wish, within reason).
    5. Your subclass must be complete by the deadline. After that, I will put up a voting thread. Any submissions or edits after that point will be considered invalid. A two week extension is implemented if at least three requests are made in the chat thread.
    6. Have fun, be respectful.

    Last edited by MoleMage; 2020-05-21 at 04:06 PM.