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Character Challenge


Contest Closed


[Ms. Steel] with her character Zinnia Emere Schanfoor


Here in Elftown there have been drawing contests, photography contests, colouring contests, prose contests, poetry contests, clothes-designing contests... contests that cater for the interests of this community.

Except one. In a community teeming with Role-players, where is the contest to decide the best? I have seen many people claim to be excellent role-players, only the be disappointed when I saw their skill. I've seen god players, power players and hundreds of Mary Sues. But I have also seen skill, talent, interesting characters and strong role-playing. Now it's time to put that skill and talent to the test.


Moderators: [NOOOPE], [Chel.] & [SilverFire]


How this works:

Each contestant will pick one of their original characters and fill out a character sheet (please use OC Sheet). The contestants will then make a wiki to display this sheet and post it on the Character Submissions page. Once the contest deadline has passed, the judges will go to each individual character page and conduct an interview of your character. Once the interviews are complete, the judges will decide who has created the most interesting character.

The Rules:

1. Do not put artwork on your character sheet. This contest is not about how well you draw or the cool pictures you found on google.

2. During the interview you must respond in character! We are not interviewing you as the rper. We are interviewing your character. If you get this wrong, you will be disqualified. Update: do not write your character sheet in character. You're only in character for the interview.

3. Make your character sheet wikis editable so the judges can post their questions.

4. The character you submit must be your own original character. If the judges feel you are copying a character from a book, movie, etc you will be disqualified.

5. Your character cannot be from a fan setting. That is, they cannot be from a copyrighted universe like Harry Potter or Pokemon.

6. You must answer at least 10 interview questions within a week after the deadline. If you are too busy to do the interview, you will be disqualified.

7. Your character sheet must be between 400 and 900 words in length. Any shorter or longer will be disqualified.

8. You may submit one character only.


Character Submissions


For those interested in RPing, check out:
Text Adventures - Role Playing For Dummies - Character Lounge

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2010-03-16 [NOOOPE]: Sexy

2010-03-17 [Alexi Ice]: Love it!

2010-03-17 [wicked fae mage]: Genius!

2010-03-17 [Akayume]: Sounds fun. (:

2010-03-17 [Akayume]: I do have a question, however. Does the 400-900 include the words used for "character name", "character setting", so on and so forth? Or is it counted without those included?

2010-03-17 [NOOOPE]: They really shouldn't make much of a difference. Honestly, if you've got 912 words, we'll cut you some slack. Don't worry about it.

2010-03-17 [Akayume]: Oke, I wanted to make sure. I mean, I know that's kind of... Yeah. ^-^ I just think it would really suck to write up something and then be disqualified because you went over by a little bit. >.O

2010-03-17 [Aeolynn]: I had to go back through the sheet and take stuff out pertaining to the rules XD look it over like a checklist...

2010-03-18 [Amanda Bastian]: so did this place just open?

is the deadline for the ending or is it a deadline for making characters?

2010-03-18 [SilverFire]: It's the deadline for submitting your character. The RPing part will take as long as it takes. :)

2010-03-18 [Amanda Bastian]: ok awesome! thanks for answering my question. I'll create a character as soon as I can! ^_^ I'll probably get it to you this weekend if not sooner.

2010-03-18 [Yuriona]: Hey I was wondering, is there a limit as to the number of characters we can submit or are entrants limited to just one?

2010-03-18 [Evolution X]: *points to paragraph above rules* Each contestant will pick ONE of their original characters

2010-03-18 [Yuriona]: Aw dang... missed that. >< Thanks for clearing that up! *notes new rule*

2010-03-18 [Amanda Bastian]: I have two/three questions: Can we post up the wiki of our character even though it's not finished? Then complete before the deadline? And are we allowed to decorate it and then make a section for the judges to post questions?

2010-03-18 [SilverFire]: No, decorating it and added a section for the judges to ask questions are unnecessary. We just need a plain, simply page with your character bio on, and nothing else.

As to posting it before it's complete, I don't see why not (but then again, I don't see why you'd need to either), if it's not complete (i.e. not between 400-900 words) by the deadline, then it will be disqualified.

2010-03-18 [Amanda Bastian]: ok thanks :)

so, would that leave character pictures out? like ones drawn by the creator of the character?
(I hope I'm not anoying with so many questions. ^_^')

2010-03-18 [SilverFire]: Yes. That's one's actually mentioned in the rules. :P
Don't worry, it's not annoyed. We're glad people are interested. :)

2010-03-18 [Amanda Bastian]: haha ok ^_^ and thanks

2010-03-19 [Yuriona]: Don't worry... I hear there's gonna be an OC art contest soon. *rubs hands together in anticipation*

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