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    Voting For Urban Legends



    The contest has ended and voting begun. See the entries below to vote for your choice.
    (Note: As the poll option is still down just post your choice in this thread.)

    Like all the GITP Monster Competitions, voting is open to any and all.

    Voting will end at Midnight of September 30th.

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    The Black Mask
    Urban Oasis
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    Urban Oasis, definitely. It has a dread gazebo all of its own.
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    I am using the Black Mask. Therefore my vote goes to it.
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    Urban Oasis. No question at all.

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    oooo tough choice. Urban Oasis or Black Mask...

    I think I'll have to go with Urban Oasis, if only because it fits the "Urban" theme of this contest more than Bhu's... at least IMHO...
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    I vote for Bisected8's Spirit of Dullness.

    However, the Weirded Way and the Black Mask were close seconds.

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    There was a very unfortunate typo in my Nota Bene at the top of my entry. I have fixed it now, just making sure everyone knows I DO want people to consider voting for me.
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    Im in for the Urban Oasis... I already have maniacal druidic ideas of death...
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    +1 vote to spirit of dullness.

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    Another vote for Spirit of Dullness.

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    Are we (submitters) allowed casting votes for other entries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by afroakuma View Post
    Are we (submitters) allowed casting votes for other entries?
    Anyone can vote for any entry, their own or someone else's.

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    I vote for the Smokey Floater. I really wasn't expecting an elemental. Or at least not a particularly original elemental.
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    Lots of good choices (as always) but I think I'm gonna cast my vote for the lowfolk. I love the flavor of the creature.

    The Spirit of Dullness would get a close second vote, if they existed.

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    The votes so far surprise me - I have a tough time choosing between Busker, Quiet, and Smokey Floater.

    I have to go with the Quiet though.
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    At the risk of my own entry seeing no loving, I'll still cast a vote elsewhere.

    Of the remainder, I too will have to go with Spirit of Dullness.

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    I think I'm going to go ahead and vote for my own critter, The Lowfolk.

    The Spirit of Dullness and the Urban Oasis were both pretty interesting though. I'd probably have voted for them if I didn't feel like I'd have trouble fitting them into a setting.
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    Tough choice again but Im going for the Lowfolk.
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    lowfolk.

    the wierded way and the spirits of dullness take a close second.
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    i vote for lowfolk.

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    Wow...close race so far.

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    Some very good entries there, but I fell in love with the Lowfolk. One vote there.

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    Wow... this slipped down to the second page at one point.

    Four days left, everyone, get your votes in!

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    This is the first time I've had a chance to get in on looking at a contest before voting ended. It was a pleasure to read all the entries.

    My vote goes to Weirded Way.

    If I may be so bold, I'd like to comment on the other entries:

    The Spirit of Dullness thoroughly conveys the apathy that can affect urban areas. Unfortunately, it was missing its skills and feats sections. Even if they don't have any, leaving such things out looks like a mistake. Otherwise, it was really well done.

    Smokey Floaters were well done, but they aren't necessarily urban specific. Furthermore, they didn't exactly follow the format.

    Lowfolk were very good. Again they conveyed the feel of city urban blight. Format was a little off. For a 6 HD monster, making them CR 7 is asking for trouble. I see too many fey with so many special abilities that they are overshadowed by them. It's a bias that I have admittedly, but this isn't the only fey with that issue.

    Buskers were also very well done. I have a special fondness for dark carnivals. Unfortunately, they aren't simply confined to urban areas. They could be at country fairs or traveling circuses...

    The Black mask was very interesting. I loved the backstory. The problem I had was giving immortality to a 20 HD monster. That should be reserved for epic creatures of 21 HD or more. Otherwise, this would have gotten my vote.

    Quiet was good but the feat Improved Grapple has a prerequisite and that wasn't listed. Minor typo on stat block on AC but that's forgivable. This is a solid monster with fitting abilities.

    Spontaneous combustion was unfinished. I kept having the feeling that it should have been an elemental rather than an undead creature. Still, it has potential so don't give up on it.

    Weirded way was a nifty idea. I didn't see any statblock errors. It's shortcut and tourist trap abilities certainly make it memorable. It is perfectly suited to an urban environment.

    Sialla Danda were interesting. They have a racial bonus to Knowledge (local) but it doesn't say how much. I'm guessing it's only the +2 synergy bonus but it was never spelled out. Again, the number of special abilities should be balanced against HD. Again, it's my own personal bias but I notice that it happens more with fey creatures than with any other type.

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    my vote goes to the black mask

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    I'll give a vote to the Weirded Way.
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    Buskers were also very well done. I have a special fondness for dark carnivals. Unfortunately, they aren't simply confined to urban areas. They could be at country fairs or traveling circuses...
    I think they fit alright as carnivals is basically an urban area that moves around.

    The Black mask was very interesting. I loved the backstory. The problem I had was giving immortality to a 20 HD monster. That should be reserved for epic creatures of 21 HD or more. Otherwise, this would have gotten my vote.
    Thought I might note that ghosts are only LA +5 and they're just as immortal.

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    I wanted to comment on some stuff here but I'm spoilering it so that folks that haven't yet voted don't have their votes prejudiced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debihuman View Post
    Format was a little off. For a 6 HD monster, making them CR 7 is asking for trouble. I see too many fey with so many special abilities that they are overshadowed by them. It's a bias that I have admittedly, but this isn't the only fey with that issue.
    Not sure where my formatting was messed up. I used the same format as the SRD as far as I know. Regarding the CR, that's fair enough. I assume though that you think Nymphs are also too high a CR? I purposefully pegged the power of the lowfolk to pretty close to that of a nymph, since they meant to be their urban counterparts.

    Buskers were also very well done. I have a special fondness for dark carnivals. Unfortunately, they aren't simply confined to urban areas. They could be at country fairs or traveling circuses...
    I'd agree with VT here. Carnivals and county fairs basically create an artificial and temporary urban setting. I can't really see a Busker functioning well as a solitary wandering bard. Buskers are really cool though. They're another one I strongy considered passing up my own critter to vote for.

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    Thought I might note that ghosts are only LA +5 and they're just as immortal.
    As are Liches (+4 LA meaning minimum ECL15) and Vampires (+8 but minimum ECL13 because of lower requirements). That's just core too. There are a goodly number of other less than epic immortal undead and outsiders outside of core. Necropolitans spring to mind.
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    Buskers were also very well done. I have a special fondness for dark carnivals. Unfortunately, they aren't simply confined to urban areas. They could be at country fairs or traveling circuses...
    Buskers are street performers, not clowns specifically. I don't think you'll find a street performer outside of an urban environment...

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    I'd agree with VT here. Carnivals and county fairs basically create an artificial and temporary urban setting. I can't really see a Busker functioning well as a solitary wandering bard. Buskers are really cool though. They're another one I strongy considered passing up my own critter to vote for.
    Thanks.

    Edit: By the way, I vote for my own little monster, the Busker. I think it deserves at least one vote...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaynor
    By the way, I vote for my own little monster, the Busker. I think it deserves at least one vote...
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