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    Default Zinc Saucier XXXVI Back From the Grave!

    Welcome one and all to the thirty-sixth Zinc Saucier challenge, where Playgrounders come to test their skill in the art of beautiful and bizarre (and bizarrely beautiful) builds, summoning a savory dish of superb swordplay and sublime sorcery.

    The challenge? To come up with a build that has the same abilities and feel as the Secret Ingredient WITHOUT actually using it!

    For the thirty-sixth challenge, just when you thought it was dead for good the Zinc Saucier returns, coming here all the way from Heroes of Horror, with the Dread Necromancer

    Our challengers will have about 2 weeks to build a complete build up to Effective Character Level 20 using a 32 point buy and all official WOTC D&D 3.5 materials (excluding Dragon Magazine, but including any WOTC online enhancements) with the abilities and feel of a Dread Necromancer without actually using any levels in it.

    Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, 10:00am UTC, 9 February, 2016. As usual, please submit your entries via private message to the chairman, so as not to influence the other sauciers.

    Judges will then have until Tuesday, 10:00am UTC, 23 February, 2016, to post scores for all dishes.

    Contestants will be judged and awarded a score out of 5 in each of 4 categories;

    * Innovation (Uniqueness in character concept, race, class, etc)
    * Power (How powerful and versatile it is compared to the base class)
    * Elegance (What can only be described as how well the build "flows", i.e not using lots of 1-2lv dips, sacrificing flavour for power or using flaws)
    * Ingredient (How well the build captures the abilities and feel of the base class)

    Presentation would be best in the style of how the iron chef does their presentations, however any style is allowed so long as it is clear on how the build was made.

    Recommended style:
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    NAME OF ENTRY
    Level Class Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Skills Feats Class Features
    1st New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    2nd New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    3rd New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    4th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    5th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    6th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    7th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    8th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    9th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    10th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    11th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    12th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    13th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    14th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    15th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    16th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    17th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    18th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    19th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    20th New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities

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    [td][B]Level[/B][/td]
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    [td]8th[/td]
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    [td]9th[/td]
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    [td]10th[/td]
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    [td]11th[/td]
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    [td]12th[/td]
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    [td]13th[/td]
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    [td]14th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
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    [td]15th[/td]
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    [td]16th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
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    [td]17th[/td]
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    [td]18th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
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    [td]19th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
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    [td]20th[/td]
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    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [/table]

    For entries with spellcasting, use the following table for Spells per day and Spells Known. (Spells Known only if necessary, i.e. Sorcerer or Bard, but not Wizard or Warmage)
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    Spells per Day/Spells Known
    Level 0lvl 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
    1st - - - - - - - - - -
    2nd - - - - - - - - - -
    3rd - - - - - - - - - -
    4th - - - - - - - - - -
    5th - - - - - - - - - -
    6th - - - - - - - - - -
    7th - - - - - - - - - -
    8th - - - - - - - - - -
    9th - - - - - - - - - -
    10th - - - - - - - - - -
    11th - - - - - - - - - -
    12th - - - - - - - - - -
    13th - - - - - - - - - -
    14th - - - - - - - - - -
    15th - - - - - - - - - -
    16th - - - - - - - - - -
    17th - - - - - - - - - -
    18th - - - - - - - - - -
    19th - - - - - - - - - -
    20th - - - - - - - - - -
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    [B]Spells per Day/Spells Known[/B]
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    [td][B]Level[/B][/td]
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    [td]1st[/td]
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    Please do not post details of your build on the board before it is ready, so as not to spoil the surprise for others.

    Sauciers may submit as many builds as they want but please don't use Leadership, as we don't want to overfeed the judges.

    Previous challenges;
    1. Soulknife
    2. Bard
    3. Monk
    4. Assassin
    5. Barbarian
    6. Warlock
    7. Paladin *
    8. Warblade
    9. Pyrokineticist
    10. Ninja *
    11. Druid
    12. True Necromancer
    13. Dervish
    14. Whisperknife
    15. Epic Infiltrator *
    16. Master of Vipers
    17. Ranger *
    18. Flayerspawn Psychic
    19. Totemist
    20. Walker in the Waste
    21. Drunken Master
    22. Cleric
    23. Duskblade
    24. Psibond Agent
    25. Argent Fist
    26. Fighter
    27. Artificier
    28. Knight
    29. Spellthief
    30. Factorum no cooks submitted
    31. Dragonfire Adept
    32. Battle Dancer
    33. Illithid Slayer one cook submitted
    34. Swashbuckler
    35. Chameleon


    * Classes marked with an asterisk have had their original posts updated to reflect the final results.

    This competition is inspired by the Playground Iron Chef Competitions and uses mostly identical rules.
    Last edited by Svata; 2016-01-26 at 03:08 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extra Anchovies View Post
    A 20th-level fighter should be able to break rainbows in half with their bare hands and then dual-wield the parts of the rainbow.

    Dual-wield the rainbow. Taste the rainbow.

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    Default Re: Zinc Saucier XXXVI Back From the Grave!

    Competitors will be free to use any official 3.5 rulebook in constructing their builds. Dragon magazine is disallowed, and Unearthed Arcana is allowed; but see Elegance below. Web-exclusive 3.0 or 3.5 materials by WotC are expressly allowed, but take care to verify that an updated version did not appear in print elsewhere, as this may cause an Elegance deduction at the judges' discretion. Alternate rule systems from UA such as gestalt and generic classes are not allowed, as they create a different playing field. Also, item familiars are forbidden because I hate 'em.

    Power level is up to you. Cheese is acceptable, but should be kept to a sane level unless you're showcasing a new TO build you've discovered. In the words of one of my predecessors, a little cheddar can be nice, but avoid the mature Gruyere unless you're making a cheese fondue.

    Elegance could bear a little elaboration. It basically measures how skillfully you put your build together, and whether you sacrificed flavor for power. We're cooking here - if your dish doesn't taste good, it doesn't matter how well-presented it is. Use of flaws is an automatic loss of one point per flaw in this category. Other things that will cause lost points here are excessive multiclassing, and classes that don't fit the concept - using Cloistered Cleric in a front-line melee fighter, for example, may lose you points. Please note the following: a legal source's relative obscurity should not be considered as penalizing Elegance, excepting the aforementioned issues with Unearthed Arcana. Using too many sources may be an Elegance deduction at the judges' discretion, but a book's relative obscurity may not.

    Concerning Experience Requirements: Each build is allotted exactly 200,000 EXP. This is roughly 10,000 EXP more than necessary to get to 20th level. Please take note of this when planning your character for circumstances like LA Buyoff, Item Crafting, Magic Use, Multiclassing EXP Penalties, etc.

    Definition of Power for scoring: Since this has been a point of contention, let me lay down this guideline. Since the goal is to emulate the Secret Ingredient, achieving much higher power than the Secret Ingredient is capable of is overkill and should be marked accordingly. Likewise if the build cannot match the power of the Secret Ingredient it should be marked accordingly. Individual judges can decide how much is too much for Power scoring, as each judge will have different tastes. The goal here is to prevent all entries being Wizard 20 because "they do it better."

    What's the minimum score in a category? Assuming an entry is legal, the minimum score in any category is 1. If a judge is convinced that an entry is illegal by the RAW, the judge may give a 0 or decline to score a given entry. Because this contest focuses on Player Characters, an entry that is not technically allowed for a PC, but is viable as an NPC, counts as a legal entry, but may receive a minimum score at the judges' discretion.

    Is Dragon Compendium Allowed? Yes, but individual issues of Dragon Magazine are not.

    What about 3.0 materials? 3.0 materials, whether online or in printed form, are allowed unless they've been officially updated to a 3.5 edition.

    Are Dragonlance, Ravenloft, Planescape, Dark Sun, or Kingdoms of Kalamar allowable sources? The Dragonlance Campaign Setting is allowed, but the subsequent books for Dragonlance are considered 3rd party, and are therefore not eligible, despite the "WotC approved" status of those books. The same holds for Oriental Adventures (1st party) and the subsequent Rokugan books (3rd party). Materials from Ravenloft, Planescape, Dark Sun, and Kingdoms of Kalamar are considered 3rd party for purposes of this contest, and are therefore not allowed.

    What about online sources in general? If the online source is a) published by WotC, and b) not replaced by an updated version at a later time, it is eligible. Use it, link it.

    Where's the line drawn with "acceptable/unacceptable" for Unearthed Arcana? This will likely vary a bit from Chairman to Chairman. Variant class features and variant character classes are espressly permitted. Item Familiars and Gestalt have always been verboten; don't expect that to change. Flaws have similarly always been noted as warranting a deduction; even now that its me that is Chairing, its still extended to Traits, though they warrant 1/2 the penalty in Elegance that a Flaw would because they're roughly 1/2 as useful. Alternate spell systems, alternate skill systems and alternate crafting rules all create an uneven playing field, and as such, will be disallowed for as long as I am Chairman. Bloodlines are ripe for abuse, and will be discouraged as long as I am Chairman. Note that judges are allowed to look askance at any use of Unearthed Arcana not specifically mentioned above, at their discretion, and otherwise penalize Elegance according to their preference.

    What, exactly, does the ban on Leadership mean? As folks have started to try to work around the edges of this one, I'm forced to spell it out more plainly. No Leadership, Draconic Cohort, or Feats that grant a similar ability are allowed EXCEPT Wild Cohort while I am chairman. Any PrC you choose with Leadership or a Leadership-analog has that ability entirely ignored for this contest, as it may neither be used nor traded away via any means whatsoever.

    How the heck do I even do this? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to select a combination of race, templates, classes, alternate class features, prestige classes, skills, and feats, meld them into a single character that progresses from ECL 1 to ECL 20, that is as close as possible to the secret ingredient as possible in look, feel, class features. How you do it is up to you, I recommend you read previous competitions if you are interested in seeing how others have done it before you. Capture the essence!

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    certainly doing my darnest to submit in hope that other does as well so this can be resurrected

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    Vizzini is strong with this one...

    EDIT: I'll see if I can build for this.
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    I guess the tricky part is that even 2 level 20 Dread Necromancers can be extremely different ... One could focus on having temp hit points + DR, and infinite self-healing via negative energy, and walking into the melee, while another could be a minionmancer focusing on getting strong undead minions to do everything while sitting back.

    I already have rough ideas for two different characters, none of them being able to do much (if anything) the other does, while still emulating Dread Necros fairly solidly.
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    Entries must be submitted by Sunday, 10:00am UTC, 27 September, 2015. As usual, please submit your entries via private message to the chairman, so as not to influence the other sauciers.

    Judges will then have until Sunday, 10:00am UTC, 11 October, 2015, to post scores for all dishes.
    The submission deadline and the judging deadline are messed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graypairofsocks View Post
    The submission deadline and the judging deadline are messed up.
    Sounds like a job for Teleport Through Time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Graypairofsocks View Post
    The submission deadline and the judging deadline are messed up.
    I knew there was something I missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extra Anchovies View Post
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    It seems this isn't garnering much interest this time either... Less than a day after posting and it hit page 2.
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    Historically speaking, ZS has never been the hotbed of posting that IC is. I should know since I ran it for over a year. In the past the whatever the current IC round was on, the thread has on occasion fell to page 3, 4, or 5 beyond.

    That doesn't necessarily mean that there are not people interested in ZS.

    I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the thread title. That being said, I hope that I can participate in one way or another.

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    True enough, I suppose. Just found it discouraging for it to happen so soon. I mostly remember its heyday, around 15-22 or so, when it was fairly popular, and where me making bronze on 17 was impressive, not dead last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extra Anchovies View Post
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    Found a really cool way to do it ... need 21 levels to pull it off ... Back to ye olde drawin board

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    I actually have an idea for this (which may surprise nobody), but I fear it will come off as "too obvious." Ah well, if I have time, I will write it up and submit it.

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    If nothing else then at least i don't think my idea is going to fall under 'too obvious'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segev View Post
    I actually have an idea for this (which may surprise nobody), but I fear it will come off as "too obvious." Ah well, if I have time, I will write it up and submit it.
    Submit it anyway! Even if it is obvious, every submission helps regrow the competition.
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    My build actually manages to need a feat that many considers a very bad feat :p

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    I might be squeaking in just under the closing gate, but I am working on getting a build done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segev View Post
    I might be squeaking in just under the closing gate, but I am working on getting a build done.
    If I'm not mistaken, the closing date for this was actually about four hours ago (from the time of this post).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggins View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, the closing date for this was actually about four hours ago (from the time of this post).
    Ah, I thought it was tonight. Oh well.

    Good luck to the submissions that made it in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segev View Post
    Ah, I thought it was tonight. Oh well.

    Good luck to the submissions that made it in!
    Same. Granted, I did forget what the submission date for this was.
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    Know i said i would do one, but i clean forgot it between other balls i had to juggle.

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    Nothing was submitted. You can have another week if you'd like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Svata View Post
    Nothing was submitted. You can have another week if you'd like.
    Yay! ...for me, anyway. Sorry nothing got submitted. I do like this one; I just found the time I allocated over the weekend was less than sufficient, as I needed more research into materials and was not finding what I thought I would.

    Still think my build's a viable response, though. Gives up a bit of power to meet the "match the secret ingredient" clause a bit better, but it should still work.

    ...I'll say no more lest I spoil it.

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    So... how many entries did we get? >_> <_<

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    One. ten characters
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