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    Default Monsters in the Playground, Take II

    Okay, here's the thing: Monsters in the Playground I originally crumpled because I went on an unannounced hiatus (mostly due to depression and lack of a job), and no one else stepped up to maintain the procedure.

    That being said, I had fun with the project, and I think it'd be a worthwhile thing to attempt again.

    So, with that, I give you the outline of the MitP Project.

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    The (Largely Ambiguous And Generally Followed According To Spirit Rather Than Letter) "Rules"

    • Anyone who contributes to the project (whether or not their entry is accepted) is eligible judging other entries, including those already entered. Any contributor will be given credit for their entry. Any artist will similarly be eligible for being a judge if they so desire, and regardless of judging capability will be given credit for ther assistance. Entering a creature assumes you are willing to have your work published in a compliation.
    • Any monster is eligible for entry: we only ask that it be in the old-format when the book is compiled.
    • We need between 100 and 150 monsters, so anyone who contributes has a reasonable chance of getting on board.
    • Monsters that are entered must include a poll at the top of the entry. It is the creator's option as to whether or not the poll is open (showing the names of those voted) or closed (not showing anyone's names), though the poll must only consist of two options: "Yes", or "No," and remain open for the duration of the project.
    • A monster that's vote total is seven or more yesses after subtracting no votes is considered to be in the final project. Note that this total may change over time. Once 100 total monsters are approved for entry, all monsters will be closed and the approved ones will be compiled.
    • When complete, the compliation, entitled "Monsters in the Playground", will be uploaded to Lulu.com and available for purchase for [as cheap a price as we can set it since we're not looking for profits]. Any profits that are made will go to GiantITP itself, since splitting it up between all contributors would be ghastly and difficult, while giving it to one person would be unfair. The book is being made because of the existence of GiantITP, so it's only fair that they receive the benefits.
    • Also, upon completion, the compliation will be available as a PDF for those who don't wish to purchase the final product. This PDF will be for free, although we'd prefer purchase of the book since it benefits the site that made all this possible.
    • If this goes well, we can later compile other books as well ("Prestige In The Playground", "Magic In The Playground", "Psionics In The Playground", &c.)


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    Accepted
    1. Ahimanu - Fax Celestis - 9 yes, 2 no
    2. Ankubusa - Maerok - 11 yes, 2 no
    3. Blackice Shadow - Danu - 11 yes, 2 no
    4. Bliss Vine - Lord Iames - 10 yes, 0 no
    5. Blood-Burning Crab - DragonTounge - 7 yes, 0 no
    6. Bombard Oak - Maerok - 7 yes, 0 no
    7. Brenner - Angafirith - 12 yes, 0 no
    8. Boogeyman - The Demented One - 8 yes, 1 no
    9. Catfish King - ArmorArmadillo - 14 yes, 2 no
    10. Cerebral Inferno - pyrefiend - 8 yes, 0 no
    11. Cherry Ooze - Danu - 11 yes, 1 no
    12. Chocolate Golems - Maerok - 12 yes, 0 no
    13. Cloth Golem - Vaynor - 14 yes, 2 no
    14. Coronal Elemental - Icewalker - 12 yes, 1 no
    15. Corpseskin - Maerok - 9 yes, 0 no
    16. Corpse Sphere - Maerok - 9 yes, 1 no
    17. Crab Golem - Scorpina - 8 yes, 1 no
    18. Dark Fuzz - Danu - 12 yes, 0 no
    19. Darkwomb Mother - The Demented One - 15 yes, 1 no
    20. Death Elemental - Lord Iames - 17 yes, 3 no
    21. Dread Beast - Icewalker - 9 yes, 0 no
    22. Dread Chieftain - Icewalker - 9 yes, 0 no
    23. Dread General - Icewalker - 9 yes, 0 no
    24. Dread Zombie - Icewalker - 9 yes, 0 no
    25. Dreamshards - Lord Iames - 10 yes, 0 no
    26. Echo of the Red - adanedhel9 - 7 yes, 0 no
    27. Empty Skin - DracoDei - 11 yes, 0 no
    28. Epidermarra - The Demented One - 7 yes, 0 no
    29. Familiar Grub - Umarth - 8 yes, 0 no
    30. Farsighter - Maerok - 13 yes, 0 no
    31. Fingerling Swarm - The Demented One - 16 yes, 1 no
    32. Flash Beetle - adanedhel9 - 9 yes, 1 no
    33. Forcehunter Sandworm - Fax Celestis - 9 yes, 1 no
    34. Frost Leopard - Danu - 7 yes, 0 no
    35. Frozen Terror - TheLogman - 8 yes, 0 no
    36. Giant Cockroach - TempusCCK - 11 yes, 1 no
    37. Giant Man-Eating Clam - The Than - 11 yes, 2 no
    38. Gribble - Poppatomus - 7 yes, 0 no
    39. Gruarru - Faulkner Asiniti - 12 yes, 5 no
    40. Herald of the End - TheEscapist - 7 yes, 0 no
    41. Hextomb Bound Template - Fax Celestis - 10 yes, 0 no
    42. Hunting Drake - Scorpina - 16 yes, 1 no
    43. Intestine Bird - Rimx - 10 yes, 0 no
    44. Kinderfiend - Poppatomus - 8 yes, 0 no
    45. Kinderhorror - Poppatomus - 8 yes, 0 no
    46. Kryhger - Danu - 10 yes, 2 no
    47. Kukilaluit - Danu - 13 yes, 0 no
    48. Kupakako Golem - Fax Celestis - 7 yes, 0 no
    49. Life Elemental - Lord Iames - 18 yes, 4 no
    50. Lifescorned Template - The Demented One - 9 yes, 2 no
    51. Lure Eel - Icewalker - 14 yes, 3 no
    52. Maiden of the Night - stolenchariot - 8 yes, 1 no
    53. Man-Eater Spider - Icewalker - 14 yes, 5 no
    54. Maurauder of the Flesh - Maerok - 9 yes, 0 no
    55. Mint Ooze - Danu - 10 yes, 3 no
    56. Mist Rats - Vaynor - 8 yes, 0 no
    57. Mnemonophage - The Demented One - 10 yes, 1 no
    58. Morgellian - The Demented One - 14 yes, 0 no
    59. Morrigan - Scorpina - 10 yes, 1 no
    60. Moss Golem - The Demented One - 8 yes, 1 no
    61. Mythweaver - The Demented One - 11 yes, 0 no
    62. The Nameless - Ceres - 9 yes, 0 no
    63. The Night Creeper - Destro Yersul - 8 yes, 0 no
    64. Nimbus Golem - Poppatomus - 7 yes, 0 no
    65. Nocturne Lemur - Icewalker - 9 yes, 0 no
    66. Nyati - Angafirith - 9 yes, 1 no
    67. Oaves - Zeta Kai - 18 yes, 7 no
    68. Pedolith - Icewalker - 11 yes, 0 no
    69. Petisphinx - The Demented One - 16 yes, 3 no
    70. Photosynthetic Template - Fax Celestis - 7 yes, 0 no
    71. Plant Symbiote - Maerok - 8 yes, 1 no
    72. Positrix - Krimm_Blackleaf - 7 yes, 0 no
    73. Preserved Zombie - ringsnake - 11 yes, 0 no
    74. Protective Spirit - Bisected8 - 8 yes, 0 no
    75. Pseudothreat - Bisected8 - 11 yes, 0 no
    76. Rainbow Crab - Danu - 8 yes, 2 no
    77. Reef Golem - DragonTounge - 7 yes, 0 no
    78. Regolith - Icewalker - 13 yes, 1 no
    79. Replicant - The Demented One - 11 yes, 2 no
    80. Royal Animal - Danu - 13 yes, 2 no
    81. Sandtrap Man-Eater Spider - Icewalker - 16 yes, 2 no
    82. Shardfiends - Poppatomus - 7 yes, 0 no
    83. Smokestack Beetle - The Demented One - 11 yes, 0 no
    84. Snowy Archon - The Cowinator - 11 yes, 3 no
    85. Spidaren - Poppotamous - 7 yes, 0 no
    86. Spirit Howler - ShneekyTheLost - 9 yes, 1 no
    87. Spring Golem - Bob_the_mighty - 7 yes, 0 no
    88. Ssolsch - Icewalker - 10 yes, 3 no
    89. Stationary Guardian - Danu - 7 yes, 0 no
    90. Stoakut - Lord Iames - 7 yes, 0 no
    91. Stonemen - KingGolem - 7 yes, 0 no
    92. Storm Demon - deadfalcon - 9 yes, 0 no
    93. Storm Lord - deadfalcon - 9 yes, 0 no
    94. Storm Ray - adanedhel9 - 8 yes, 0 no
    95. Stymphalian Bird - PhantomBread - 12 yes, 2 no
    96. Sun Worshippers - Poppatomus - 7 yes, 0 no
    97. Survaria Flower - Fax Celestis - 7 yes, 0 no
    98. Swamp Drake - Scorpina - 13 yes, 2 no
    99. Takatuq - Danu - 12 yes, 4 no
    100. Thunder Boar - Angafirith - 16 yes, 2 no
    101. Tikelen - Maerok - 9 yes, 1 no
    102. Tree Child - Lakoda - 8 yes, 0 no
    103. Truthspinners - TheLogman - 8 yes, 0 no
    104. The Venomfleshed - Bisected8 - 9 yes, 0 no
    105. Vitriol Hound - The Demented One - 8 yes, 1 no
    106. Watcher - Icewalker - 9 yes, 0 no
    107. Wickerthrall - The Demented One - 8 yes, 1 no
    108. Worldshaker - Maerok - 8 yes, 1 no
    109. Wombwoe - The Demented One - 15 yes, 1 no
    110. Worm Golem - deadfalcon - 8 yes, 1 no
    111. Zhamach Trooper - Lord Iames - 17 yes, 1 no
    112. Zhamach Bodyguard - Lord Iames - 17 yes, 1 no
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    1. Amigara - The Demented One - 8 yes, 7 no
    2. Blood-Burning Swarm - DragonTounge - 4 yes, 0 no
    3. Bonekissed Creature - Gwyn_ap_nud - 5 yes, 1 no
    4. Deeptunnel Rover - LordOfNarf - 6 yes, 0 no
    5. Dretanions - Nightclaw - 2 yes, 4 no
    6. Giraffe-a-pump - DracoDei - 7 yes, 1 no
    7. Manequins - Gwyn_ap_Nud - 5 yes, 1 no
    8. Manifestation - ilovefire - 4 yes, 6 no
    9. The Name and The Soul - Khantalas - 7 yes, 17 no
    10. Naxeto - Anxe - 6 yes, 0 no
    11. Sandborn - Maerok - 3 yes, 1 no
    12. Spreader - DragonTounge - 1 yes, 0 no
    13. Sun Devil - stolenchariot - 5 yes, 0 no
    14. Tenen - Gwyn_ap_Nud - 5 yes, 1 no
    Last Tally: July 30th.
    Voting Ends: August 10th (Final Tally to be taken as soon as I can afterwards).
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    Unfortunately, I'm going to say "yes." A lot of people who submitted to the original aren't around anymore, or their feelings about their material may have changed.

    That doesn't mean start new threads, of course. It means edit your old ones to include polls, do some fixes to your monsters while you're there, and bump them to the fore.

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    So we just post monsters and mention that they will be part of the MitP T2 project, with the yes/no poll at the top of them?

    I'm working on a new form of enemy, so I don't actually know if it would really count for this. It basically has a new creature format with it, (although written in the same way, just with different titled statistics (effective level, energy, energy regeneration, energy limit/round, as well as several traditional ones like AC and initiative) which is about spirits, who use 'energy' for their health and their actions. Would this count for the project? slightly modified format, with a few paragraphs on background, and how they work, as well as several examples written up as creature entries, but with spirit statistics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fax_Celestis View Post
    Unfortunately, I'm going to say "yes." A lot of people who submitted to the original aren't around anymore, or their feelings about their material may have changed.

    That doesn't mean start new threads, of course. It means edit your old ones to include polls, do some fixes to your monsters while you're there, and bump them to the fore.
    Wait... we can add polls? nifty.

    Edit: It's not working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icewalker View Post
    So we just post monsters and mention that they will be part of the MitP T2 project, with the yes/no poll at the top of them?

    I'm working on a new form of enemy, so I don't actually know if it would really count for this. It basically has a new creature format with it, (although written in the same way, just with different titled statistics (effective level, energy, energy regeneration, energy limit/round, as well as several traditional ones like AC and initiative) which is about spirits, who use 'energy' for their health and their actions. Would this count for the project? slightly modified format, with a few paragraphs on background, and how they work, as well as several examples written up as creature entries, but with spirit statistics.
    Yeah. It'd be an extensive block of information (similar to the Spawn of Tiamat block in the MM-IV, or even the Vermin in the MM-I), but it'd be eligible.

    I should note that it'd probably be a good idea to note [MitP] in the title of the thread, for ease of use.

    Depending on reaction, I'll start an MitP Entry Thread, which people can link monsters to (a la the From The Playground thread), and that'll be "primary source" for what's entered and what's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Iames Osari View Post
    Wait... we can add polls? nifty.

    Edit: It's not working.
    Huh. Well, damn. Let me talk to the administration and I'll see if it's possible at all.

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    Will do. Already have an idea for a more normal creature. to the homebrew I go.
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    Alright, I'll have to see about getting my old submissions back up. Great to see this returning.
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    Ooh, this sounds fun! I think Ill make something.
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    Resubmitted: My good old Construct Soldiers

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    Default Re: Monsters in the Playground, Take II

    Ok, got me a first being.

    Regolith.


    A elemental being from the plane of earth comprised of a greyish dust.

    also, old-format is the normal one right? The one you have a template for at the beginning of your homebrew help post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icewalker View Post
    also, old-format is the normal one right? The one you have a template for at the beginning of your homebrew help post?
    That is correct.

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    Oh. Um, my poll has 4 options, since it's a two-fer. Is that okay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Iames Osari View Post
    Oh. Um, my poll has 4 options, since it's a two-fer. Is that okay?
    Yes. In fact, that's a rather clever method for that case.

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    I may be on board for Prestige in the Playground, as I am useless in statting up monsters. If there is a "Items found in the playground" I will definitely be in. If you need a judge, then I will step up.
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    Default Re: Monsters in the Playground, Take II

    Well we definitely aren't going to stop people who aren't doing the project from voting on these. Will the votes just have to be sifted out for people who do submit things?

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    I'm not sure I'm going to care, honestly. This is a project by the community, for the community.

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    Hey, is it possible to change the name of a threat that you've posted? I'd like to change one of my monster threads to include the [MitP2] tag.
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    Yeah. Double click on the panel that contains the thread title (not the link itself).

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    Default Re: Monsters in the Playground, Take II

    Say I wanted to submit the Pudding Elementals or the Giant Gummy Worms that I'm working on, they don't make much sense without information on the plane itself. Would this kind of differently-categorized background information be useable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TempusCCK View Post
    Say I wanted to submit the Pudding Elementals or the Giant Gummy Worms that I'm working on, they don't make much sense without information on the plane itself. Would this kind of differently-categorized background information be useable?
    Yes. Nearly anything is usable.

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    Alright, you may have seen this coming, but here it is: the Oaves. I imagine they'll be trimmed down a lot in order to fit into a publication.
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    Can we submit former contest entries? If so, should we copy them into a new thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by belboz View Post
    Can we submit former contest entries? If so, should we copy them into a new thread?
    Yes and yes.

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    Two questions

    How long is this project running?
    Can you de-sticky a thread?

    If the answer to #1 is long and the answer to #2 is yes, I nominate this thread for temporary stickiness. Otherwise it may not attract enough attention to really get a good amount of stuff, and it is a pretty big project. Hopefully to be repeated with different types of homebrew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fax_Celestis View Post
    Yeah. Double click on the panel that contains the thread title (not the link itself).
    Maybe I'm just missing something, but I can't figure out how to do that. Help please? I want to submit a creature that's already up on the boards.
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    Just double-click anywhere in the empty bar space. Between the thread title and the recent poster, that whole empty space. when you double-click in it, the writing of the title turns into a little editable box.

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    You can only do it for threads you've created, but Icewalker is correct. An odd quirk though: at least for Firefox, it was far easier to double-click on the title itself, & then click stop before the page went into the thread.

    If temporary stickiness is not possible, then we can just bump it periodically. It may be bad form, but its for a good cause.
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    I'd be interested in submitting monsters that I posted on the board before (months and months ago, like before Homebrewing was it's own section). Should I try and find the original threads and perform unholy bumps, or post new ones?
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