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In co-operation with the Official Role-Playing Tournament

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The Patrons' Challenge

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Contest Closed


Deadline for character drawing submission: April 14th 2007

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One does not need to look hard or far in Elftown to realise several facts: that many Elftowners love to write - this includes RPing. That many love art, and that many like the two combined. Based on these facts, we present the Patrons' Challenge.

There have been many contests where people have asked others to draw their characters, and other contests where people have been asked to draw their own character. By entering this contest you shall draw the character of another Elftowner, and in turn, have your own character drawn by a fellow Elftowner.

The premise is thus: each entrant signs up, and submits one Role-Play character bio of their own creation; after the deadline for entrants has passed, each entrant will be assigned the character bio of one of their fellow entrants. Their task will be to produce a picture of their allotted character based on the information provided in the biography.

At the end of the tournament, there will be two winners - a writer - the entrant deemed to have written the best character bio - and one artist - the entrant deemed to have produced the best portrait of a character.



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* Entrants * PC Rules * Patrons' Challenge Art Submissions


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Note: Reading the rules would be a wise idea.


The Patrons' Challenge is a simple enough concept: You enter by submitting an RP character of your creation, and participate by drawing the character of another entrant. There shall be two winners - one artist, and one writer. 

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Winners: The Patrons' Challenge

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Best description:

[Kachichan] - Entrant XVII


Best drawing:

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By [Somewhereoverth erainbow] - Entrant XXI

All submissions: Patrons' Challenge Art Submissions

Congratulations!

Thank you to all that contributed!



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2007-02-14 [Lothuriel]: So the entire Roleplaying game has to be one of your own creation, or just the character?

2007-02-14 [iippo]: The character. Now there is some awkwardness with things like copyright and such-much, which is why it can't be a flat-out fan-character, like an X-Man or a Hogwarts student or a Jedi. But things like... characters you've created for a D&D game or for an original rp created by a fellow ETer fall into the grey area. In those cases I'd just recommend avoiding mentioning recognisable copyrighted terms like 'hobbit' r 'illithid' or whatever other things that Wizards of the Coast or someone else have an iron grip on :P

2007-02-14 [Lothuriel]: Ah, ok. Sorry I misunderstood. 

2007-02-14 [Veltzeh]: I doubt some ETer's own game has a lot of copyrighted things... :)

2007-02-14 [Lothuriel]: I think this is a lovely idea but, I am a bit apprehensive of allowing someone else to write anything involving my characters for most of my rpg material is copyrighted to me.

Also, most of the Wizards of the Coast RPG media has liberal copyright. Meaning you can not use any of their characters, races, worlds, etc. for profit but, you can use the snot out of them for private use. I think such a contest would be considered private use since there is no monetary gain involved.

Don't know what prompted that. Just one of those things stuck in my head that felt like coming out of my mouth. Or, in this case, my keyboard.

2007-02-14 [Veltzeh]: I think this is a lovely idea but, I am a bit apprehensive of allowing someone else to write anything involving my characters for most of my rpg material is copyrighted to me.
I thought that the entrants will write and submit the bios (which are their own), and then an entrant other than the particular bio-submitter will only draw a picture and not write anything?

2007-02-14 [Kachichan]: That's how I read it too, [Veltzeh].
[Forestman12], it's definitely looking that way. :)

2007-02-14 [Azuri]: Me too, O.o I entered it cause I wanted to draw a character not write about one *is a crappy writer*

2007-02-14 [Lothuriel]: Then perhaps I am misunderstanding Rule No. 8.
8. Eligibility to win
You will not be able to win the either the Writer's award or the artists award without participating in both aspects of the contest - this means that if you don't submit the picture of the character you were assigned to draw before the deadline, you may not win the writing award.


2007-02-14 [Azuri]: Yea, I figured the writing part was the character creation.

2007-02-14 [Kachichan]: Me too. I mean, people can't draw the portraits without having a written bio to go on...

2007-02-14 [Lothuriel]: So I did misunderstand? It means that you can not win the writer's part, meaning you must submit a bio and complete your entry by drawing someone else's character. Not that you have to draw a character and write something for the other person as well. Right? Sometimes I don't comprehend what I read...I think this is one of those times.<img:stuff/sh-gif.gif>

2007-02-14 [iippo]: Vel, Kachi and Azuri got it right, the writing is the writing of the bio of the character (and the drawing is obviously the drawing of somebody else's character.) There is no actual roleplaying involved in this contest.

Also, about that liberal use of Wizards' material: we want people to enter original characters that are made by them. So while I acknowledge that it's possible to do that to a premade world (such as D&D or similar), it is also very possible for someone to take "official" history from a pre-made world and make their character part of that -- which wouldn't be as original as making a unique history for the character, while the character still fits into a premade world if the entrant so wishes.
The very bottomline of that copyright thing is: no ripping off anything not made by you. I do trust that everyone entering knows where the line of referencing and stealing is, it's just very difficult to put into words. :D

2007-02-14 [iippo]: The Eligibility to win -thing is in case there are people who simply submit their own character bio and do not draw anybody else's character. That's not fair because every entrant has to do both a character and a drawing. So if you don't draw, your character can't win either, not even if it's the best character.

2007-02-14 [Lothuriel]: See, you always have to out do me with your wordiness, [iippo]! LOL...seriously, that is kind of what I was trying to say with all my babble.

And to the second part, I see that now. I totally misread that part. I don't know why I didn't comprehend that. It is simple and clearly defined. I think sometimes my brain hates me.<img:44166_1164218141.gif>

2007-02-14 [Veltzeh]: Who will decide the winners, by the way? Or did I miss that?

2007-02-14 [SilverFire]: The artists will be selected by Poll, the writer by [iippo] and I.

2007-02-15 [FlowerGirl21]: I uploaded my entry -pets Sheridan- I do so love writing him

2007-02-15 [Shika Lane]: i'm quite scared about this competition i'm never very good at this kinda thing tori's cool though i feel comfortable with her.

2007-02-16 [Estantia]: I'm more worried about the drawing side, normally I just sketch, not shade...

2007-02-17 [BinaryPhoenix]: Maybe you could ask someone to colab with you to colour your pic... If that would be allowed...

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