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    Post Villainous Competition XV: The Horsemen Are Drawing Nearer

    Welcome to Round 15 of the Villainous Competition!

    Previous Competitions
    Round One: Leader of Armies
    Round Two: Nature's Revenger
    Round Three: Double Agent
    Round Four: Grave Keeper
    Round Five: Crime Lord
    Round Six: Ultimate Predator
    Round Seven: Wicked Witch
    Round Eight: Master of the Tundra
    Round Nine: The Power of Villainous Thinking
    Round Ten: Henchman Are Villains Too
    Round Eleven: The Higher They Rise The Harder They Fall
    Round Twelve: Power Comes at a Price
    Round Thirteen: The Gadgeteer - You Are Not Batman
    Round Fourteen: The Thing That Should Not Be

    We're a little different than most of the optimization threads. We run on CR instead of ECL.

    Contestants:
    You will need to present a write-up of your build with at least one of the following points: 5 CR, 10 CR 15 CR, 20 CR, and a "sweet spot" that you feel is the high point of the build, as well as presenting a fully-fleshed out 20 CR build in the table below. Feel free to present as many of these as you like, and please give a rundown of the build's abilities and playability at all of the levels you didn't show. The rules are as follows:

    Secret Laboratory:
    Competitors will be free to use any official 3.5 rulebook in constructing their builds. Dragon Compendium is allowed, but Dragon magazine is disallowed. Unearthed Arcana is allowed. 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 or Generic Classes are not allowed, as they create a different playing field. Item Familiars and Taint are also banned from the competition. Leadership and all similar abilities are banned for sanity reasons.
    Builds that are fully monstrous are allowed at no penalty. All class levels are to be added on as associated class levels.
    Elite array (15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8) is the assumed ability score generation method.
    Some monstrous characters can technically qualify for Epic feats as soon as their ECL is over 20. While regular Epic feats will be allowed, Epic Spellcasting and all other Epic feats that affect spells, psionic powers, or item creation are not permitted. Including these would give an unfair advantage over standard characters. For Incarnum characters, Epic Open Chakra feats are allowed; other Epic Incarnum feats are not. The Essentia Capacity increases for Epic capacity as described on p. 212. For all characters, please note that Racial Hitdice do not count towards Epic Progression; use the regular progression even if the BAB ends up higher than 20.

    Deadlines:
    Contestants will have until 23:59 GMT Sunday October 9th to create their builds and PM them to the Supreme Chancellor. Builds will then be posted simultaneously, to avoid copying. Judges will have until 23:59 GMT Sunday October 16th* to judge the builds and submit their scores. If no judges have scored by that point, only the scores of the first judge to submit will be counted. *Judging deadline is subject to extension as/if required.

    Judging:
    Judging will be based on the following criteria, with each build rated on a scale from 1 (very poor) to 5 (exemplary) in each area: Originality, Build Elegance, Competence and Power, Memorable Villainy.
    Keep these questions in mind when judging each category:
    Originality - Is it unexpected?
    Build Elegance - Is it mechanically pretty?
    Competence and Power - Can it do what the concept asks of it? Is this a powerfully-built character?
    Memorable Villainy - Is this a villain with style? Will it be the BBEG players long to finally kill and then talk about for weeks?
    Unearthed Arcana can be penalized for elegance if the specific feature seems unnecessary or makes the playing field unfair (In this case, you can give a 1 if it makes the field unfair.)
    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. As the Iron Chef competition states, a little cheddar can be nice, but avoid the mature Gruyere unless you're making a cheese fondue.
    You may not judge if you entered the contest, unless you withdraw your submission.

    Presentation:
    Builds will be posted anonymously, in order to avoid the potential of bias towards a particular competitor. For this reason, please don't put your name in the build, as I'm likely to miss it when reviewing the entries!

    Using the table below, the easiest way to use it is to go to the top left of the private message, and click the little a/A icon. It allows you to see what you're writing.
    Due to concerns about standardizing entry format, I'd like everyone to try to use the following table for their entry.
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    CR Class Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Skills Feats Class Features
    1 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    2 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    3 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    4 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    5 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    6 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    7 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    8 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    9 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    10 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    11 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    12 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    13 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    14 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    15 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    16 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    17 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    18 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    19 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
    20 New Class Level +x +x +x +x Skills Feats New Class Abilities
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    [table="class: head alt1 alt2"]
    [tr]
    [th][B]Level[/B][/th]
    [th][B]Class[/B][/th]
    [th][B]Base Attack Bonus[/B][/th]
    [th][B]Fort Save[/B][/th]
    [th][B]Ref Save[/B][/th]
    [th][B]Will Save[/B][/th]
    [th][B]Skills[/B][/th]
    [th][B]Feats[/B][/th]
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    [tr]
    [td]1st[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
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    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
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    [tr]
    [td]2nd[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]3rd[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
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    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
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    [tr]
    [td]4th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
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    [td]Skills[/td]
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    [td]5th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
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    [tr]
    [td]6th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]7th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]8th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]9th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]10th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]11th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]12th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]13th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]14th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]15th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]16th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]17th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]18th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]19th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]20th[/td]
    [td]New Class Level[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]+x[/td]
    [td]Skills[/td]
    [td]Feats[/td]
    [td]New Class Abilities[/td]
    [/tr]
    [/table]

    You can use the table below for Spells.
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    Spells per Day/Spells Known
    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]
    [B]Spells per Day/Spells Known[/B]
    [table="class:head alt1 alt2"]
    [tr]
    [th][B]Level[/B][/th]
    [th][B]0lvl[/B][/th]
    [th][B]1st[/B][/th]
    [th][B]2nd[/B][/th]
    [th][B]3rd[/B][/th]
    [th][B]4th[/B][/th]
    [th][B]5th[/B][/th]
    [th][B]6th[/B][/th]
    [th][B]7th[/B][/th]
    [th][B]8th[/B][/th]
    [th][B]9th[/B][/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]1st[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]2nd[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
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    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]3rd[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
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    [/tr]
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    [td]4th[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]5th[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]6th[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
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    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]7th[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [/tr]
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    [td]8th[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]9th[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
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    [td]10th[/td]
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    [td]11th[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
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    [/tr]
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    [td]12th[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [/tr]
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    [td]13th[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
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    [td]-[/td]
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    [td]14th[/td]
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    [td]15th[/td]
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    [td]16th[/td]
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    [td]17th[/td]
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    [td]18th[/td]
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    [td]19th[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
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    [/tr]
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    [td]20th[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [td]-[/td]
    [/tr]
    [/table]


    Speculation:
    Please don’t post or speculate on possible builds until the reveal, in order to avoid spoiling the surprise if a particular competitor is producing a build along those lines.

    Get ready to share those Evil thoughts. This edition’s villain is:

    The Horsemen Are Drawing Nearer (Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse)

    Limitations


    • All entries should have at least 5 ranks in Ride, and have some kind of mount. This needn't be a horse, as such. The mount can be obtained through class features, feats (but not Leadership or other banned feats [Wild Cohort is acceptable]), or simply assumed to be purchased with WBL. The description of the mount can be as detailed or as vague as the competitor wishes.


    The entry should follow one of the following themes*, each with its own requirements: (*there are slightly varying versions of the four horsemen depending on the source material. If you wish to submit a horsemen from a different theme from the ones below, please include the justification for this in your entry, as well as following similar reqs to those below, tailored to your entry. If you are going to submit something radically different from the classical theme (i.e. Marvel's Four Horsemen, or 2000 AD's Dark Judges), expect a possible hit to scoring in one or more category!):

    • Death: able to inflict an attack which requires a save to avoid death. A Death effect which allows no save is also permissible. This can be as simple as an ability to cast Slay Living, or any ability to otherwise inflict effects that have the Death descriptor and have the potential to outright slay an opponent. An ability to coup-de-grace or cause death by massive damage, for instance, would not qualify in and of itself, nor would an effect which requires a save vs. petrification.
    • War: must be proficient in all martial weapons, and must achieve a minimum BAB of +16 by CR 20.
    • Pestilence: able to inflict some kind of disease effect. This can be as simple as an ability to cast Contagion, or any other ability which otherwise inflicts an effect defined as a disease on others.
    • Famine: possibly the hardest to define. I am willing to allow a bit of leeway and interpretation with this one, but a good starting point would be the ability to inflict Constitution or Strength damage on an opponent. Anything else that would thematically fit with “starving” a target would also be appropriate.


    • Competitors are to select one of these themes for an entry. If a competitor wishes to to present more than one (up to the full four) horsemen, each must be presented in it's own entry.
    • Since multiple entries are likely to have the same name (e.g. War), please include a name that uniquely identifies your entry so as to avoid confusion. (i.e. Sannorun Ravensun: War! )


    We will award 1st through 3rd places, and a possible Honorable Mention.
    So, start your evil plotting!

    Submission:
    To standardize Entries, please use this format when sending it in:

    PM: Thurbane
    Subject: Villainous Competition 15, Name of your Entry
    For Revisions and disputes, do the same thing. It makes it easier for me finding the entries in my mail box.
    More questions? PM me with Villainous Competition 15 Questions in the header.

    Tips for submitting your entry, provided by Weaselguy:

    - Use capitalization and punctuation, correctly.
    - Make good use of Spoilers, for cleanliness.
    - Don't forget your sources. If it's something that can be found in the contents section, then book title seems to be fine. Obscure stuff, may want to include page number too.
    - DeviantArt has about 9 billion pictures that you can reference, I can almost guarantee you can find one there to fit your character.
    - Make good use of tables. In addition to the Build table and the Spells table, I like doing on e for my Ability Scores, just to keep it neat.
    - Do a build stub at the top of your Build Table, something like Wizard 2/Fighter 3/Abjurant Champion 5/Eldritch Knight 10
    As always: let's keep it nice.
    Last edited by Thurbane; 2016-10-02 at 02:54 AM.

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    UPDATES/CLARIFICATIONS:

    Regarding the mount:

    Should the mount be included in the EL/CR of the entry?
    No - please base your build on the CR of the horseman only, even if the mount itself would normally contribute to raising the overall encounter level. This applies whether the mount would normally would normally be assumed in the CR of the encounter (i.e. special mount class feature) or not (i.e. a trained creature that has been obtained through monetary or other means)

    Is Wild Cohort allowed?
    Yes, WC is specifically allowed for this comp. Leadership, and other such feats (Undead Leadership, Dragon Cohort etc.) still fall under the blanket ban.

    Does the mount need to be able to participate in combat?
    No, that is not a competition stipulation. For all intents and purposes, it does not matter if the mount is completely unable to fight, or if it out-shadows the rider in combat potential.*

    How detailed does the mount need to be in the entry?
    As much or as little as desired. It can literally be one line ("A heavy warhorse is purchased for 400gp at CR 2"), or it can be as detailed as having it's own build table.*

    *Both of these factors may directly influence scoring from individual judges.

    What if the creature used is described as looking like someone riding a mount?
    Such a creature would still need to be capable of riding a mount of it's own.


    Regarding the theme of the horsemen:

    Can I submit an entry that does not directly follow a theme of War, Death, Famine or Pestilence?
    Yes, but there are a few qualifiers for this:
    1.) Be very clear as to the theme of your entry and why you think it is still considered appropriate for this competition.
    2.) Try to have it follow reqs similar (or identical) to the reqs given under the four horsemen listed in the OP.
    3.) Judges are free to penalize these entries as they see fit if they feel they have strayed too far from the intent of the competition.

    Can I submit more than one horseman?
    Yes, but please submit each horseman in it's own, separate entry. This effectively means your builds will competing against each other.

    Will there be a winner per horseman, or just an overall winner for the comp?
    There will only be one comp winner, but the "runners up" are free to consider themselves winners for their horseman if no other horseman of the same type has placed higher.

    What about horsemen that don't get an entry submitted?
    If any of the four are completely missed as entries, I'm happy to dedicate a future comp specifically for the missed horsemen.








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    I think I can pull something off.
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    Of course, the original four horsemen were war, famine, conquest and death, but either way, I should be able to rustle something up.

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    I think I have something for this round.

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    Pestilence is a strict upgrade over Conquest. Conquest is just a cheap knockoff version of War.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jormengand View Post
    Of course, the original four horsemen were war, famine, conquest and death, but either way, I should be able to rustle something up.
    I did consider that, but the lineup with Pestilence tends to be the more widely known version...

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    I think I might actually be able to do this!

    What about the little remembered last horseman? Dishonor. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troacctid View Post
    Pestilence is a strict upgrade over Conquest. Conquest is just a cheap knockoff version of War.
    Conquest is actually rhetorically opposite to War. Conquest conquers the land uniting it, War divides it against itself.
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    I'll give it a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlasSniperman View Post
    I think I might actually be able to do this!

    What about the little remembered last horseman? Dishonor. :P
    Whats the similarities between corvo atano and four horseman

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    Quote Originally Posted by khadgar567 View Post
    Whats the similarities between corvo atano and four horseman
    I'm guessing it's a Death before Dishonor joke...vaguely rings a bell. Terry Pratchett?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thurbane View Post
    I'm guessing it's a Death before Dishonor joke...vaguely rings a bell. Terry Pratchett?
    sorry just needed to use that good setup lol

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    What if the creature used is described as looking like someone riding a mount?

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    The judge's deadline is about two weeks before the contestant's?
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    I'm guessing it's a Death before Dishonor joke...vaguely rings a bell. Terry Pratchett?
    Wasn't that Chaos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bandicoot View Post
    The judge's deadline is about two weeks before the contestant's?
    If this competition has time-traveling judges, consider me interested.
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    How would that work ... a Judge makes a number of anonymous judging and the contestents have to try and make a entry that fit a judging the best?

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    In case it wasn't painfully obvious to all, it was meant to say October 23rd, not September 23rd.

    HOWEVER...since my wedding day is October 22nd, I'm actually going to have to bump both deadlines back a week...it's going to be tough chairing this comp as is, and I definitely won't be available to do the reveal on my honeymoon!

    The only other option is to extend deadlines to when I'm back...I hope only having two weeks to get entries in is enough time for people?

    The wedding has really crept up on me, along with the last comp staying open longer than expected awaiting judging.

    ...if it gets close to the submission dealine and anyone needs a cuple more days, I'm happy to extend as needed.

    Again, sorry for any inconvenience - I know there was a fair amount of anticipation for this round.

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    My condolences for the wedding Thurman. Another fallen from our noble bachelor ranks.
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    That was... the most goddamn aggravating entry I have ever made. Wow.

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    To define Famine, I went with Entropomancer in my campaign. ;)
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    Will this one have a winner PER horseman category or a winner overall? It'd be cool if we could assemble an ultimate 4.

    Actually surprised you didn't split this into 4 comps to build buffer

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    This looks like a really cool competition; and congrats on the wedding, Thurbane!
    That's all I can think of, at any rate.

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    I'll do my best to avoid naming my character Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson, or Tully Blanchard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telonius View Post
    I'll do my best to avoid naming my character Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson, or Tully Blanchard.
    kind a waiting for that whooo!

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    Having never put something into this type of contest, I have a question;
    Are we allowed to break the application rules of templates? i.e. apply a template that can only be added to an animal to an outsider or something like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlasSniperman View Post
    Having never put something into this type of contest, I have a question;
    Are we allowed to break the application rules of templates? i.e. apply a template that can only be added to an animal to an outsider or something like that?
    You can do that, but be warned that it will result in at the very least a penalty to your "elegance" score. It might even result in a zero, or also affect your other scores. Usually it's better to keep it entirely legal, and find another way around it.
    That's all I can think of, at any rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telonius View Post
    I'll do my best to avoid naming my character Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson, or Tully Blanchard.
    Oh, that'd be easy. There's Ronda Rousey and the rest of UFC's 4 Horsewomen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sian View Post
    What if the creature used is described as looking like someone riding a mount?
    If you're thinking of what I think you're thinking of - unless the build can ride a mount of it's own, would technically be an illegal entry.

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    My condolences for the wedding Thurman. Another fallen from our noble bachelor ranks.


    Quote Originally Posted by Strigon View Post
    This looks like a really cool competition; and congrats on the wedding, Thurbane!
    Thank you kindly.

    Quote Originally Posted by weckar View Post
    Will this one have a winner PER horseman category or a winner overall? It'd be cool if we could assemble an ultimate 4.

    Actually surprised you didn't split this into 4 comps to build buffer
    Having four comps was considered, but seemed a bit daunting to tie up four whole competitions. However, if any of the four get missed, happy to dedicate another comp to those.

    We'll be having one overall winner in this comp, but runners up with different entries can consider themselves winners of their own portfolio.

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