2010-05-17 [Veltzeh]: An original D&D character designed for an original setting would be accepted, right? D&D in that case would just mean the rules by which the character is played in an RPG.
I did start wondering if an original character for a friend's setting would be okay, though...
2010-05-17 [Lord Josmar]: Thats what I figured. Its an original storyline thought up by me and his character is not a copy of any other character. If that rule is applied this way then no character that is from a fantasy world would be allowed.
2010-05-17 [Veltzeh]: Storylines still happen within settings... I'm not sure how strict the rule is there.
2010-05-17 [Alexi Ice]: The rule seems stupid, and I'm the contest mod. It seems as if the present wouldn't be considered an origional setting either, but I BELIVE it means more along the lines of no Rolo Bagor from LOTR, you know?
2010-05-17 [Kaimee]: I would think D&D would be ok, being (as Veltzeh said) simply a set of rules developed for an original character to play within. Whereas a character made for middle earth or x-men is set within an unoriginal, copyright world. You would own full rights to your D&D character, whereas you can't own full rights to your hobbit character in middle earth :P
2010-05-18 [shadow of darkness]: seriously though. He's my own original character, I can take him from my friend, [Lord Josmar]'s, game and place him into any D&D storyline. Unlike with say my Marvel character, who attended Xavier's School for the Gifted Youngsters; who was written entirely for the purpose of an Xmen RPG. I can take him out of an Xmen RPG, but he MUST stay within the Marvel Universe, because he attended Xavier's.
2010-05-18 [Kyrinn]: DnD is such a large part of the RPing world, I could see it being allowed, so long as its totally original. I play a lot of DnD and have a lot of original characters that could translate into other systems unlike one that would be made for a Marvel universe. Id say an original character from DnD could be allowed.
But then, thats just me, and Im not a mod.
2010-05-18 [Alexi Ice]: I say it's allowed. Let's see what Chel thinks
2010-05-18 [Veltzeh]: Here's a brief info about D&D settings (like Forgotten Realms or Greyhawk): they can be or not be an integral part of a D&D character. There is the possibility of just using the gods and/or general maps of a D&D setting while the adventure (story) and places are completely original, and, as I said, it's possible to just use the rules and make up everything else (though very few actually make up new races and stuff though it's certainly possible). It's also possible to make an original character just for a specific D&D setting and even storyline.
2010-05-18 [Urmando The Elfling]: A Character contest? How Nice! Let's see if I can make it till the deadline....
2010-05-18 [Chel.]: Alright already- D&D is allowed.
2010-05-18 [Veltzeh]: Even when the characters are designed for non-original settings?
2010-05-18 [Chel.]: Well if D&D is nothing but a basis of rules for making up a world/characte
I mean you are creating all of this on your own...it's not a given time/place like middle earth or something.
2010-05-19 [Ocean Soul]: Ooooh the badge!
2010-05-19 [Veltzeh]: [Chel.]: Oh, it isn't necessarily so. Most D&D games I've played have used an unoriginal setting and many of those again an unoriginal storyline. The only original things were the characters.
2010-05-19 [jaraden]: thats a tricky one, because the character your creating isn't completely original or yourown because your presetting perramitors from the D&D universe and your limited to their rules. it is possible to create a pretty unique character from their presets, but in the end it'll be a character you created from D&D, not your head... still, who am i to judge, i used to play D&D way back in the days and i had freaking loads of creative fun!
2010-05-19 [Chel.]: I brought it up to the crew and they said it's fine. I sort of disagree, but majority rules.
2010-05-19 [jaraden]: i hear that, i ain't complaining, would be a shame though to have a bunch of characters developed from games making their way into the compitition, but as there are 41 thus far which are all pretty unique i reckon it's just me being an old codger!! har!
2010-06-15 [Sliverbane]: Contest results? If I missed the link or what have you, apologies.
2010-06-16 [Chel.]: pardon?
2010-06-16 [Kyrinn]: A mainstreet poll will be up soon.