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Summer Solstice Writing Event [Ended]

Postby Arckas » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:53 am

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I was asked by ElStar4Ever through the Wikia that she wanted to start a competition. She first asked another person who frequents the wikia, Ulithemuli, who referred her to me as someone whom could be relied on to help. After talking through the Wikia, Forums, and Email, we asked TurdPile if it was possible to host this. Unfortunetly, ElStar can't be hosting this alongside me. I couldn't let all this effort go to waste though, so I enthusiastically requested if I host this instead. Credits goes to ElStar4Ever for being the first person to conceive it.



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  • You may write about any of the of the 32 roles of Town of Salem
    • Google Sheet warning in link.
    • This does also include role that are not out yet at the time of me writing this.
  • You may write about 5 roles maximum.
    • This means you can potentially win 5 times in each division
  • May not submit/PM me a submission with multiple roles stories; you may only write about 1 role per submission. They must be different.
  • Submit to Arckas. (Note: private messaging requires at least 1 forum post)
    • Important: The Subject of the PM must be "[Username] ToS Creative Writing [Role]"
    • Do not put more then 1 submission in per PM.
    • Must post at least once to be able to PM. If you need to make a first post, I recommend to create an introduction as well as just introduce yourself.
  • if you have any questions, please either PM me with the title being "ToS Competition Question" of via this thread.
  • Submissions will close June 21th 11:59 PM (-8 CST)
  • What you submit and once I've opened my inbox is the final substance. You may not renege and ask to delete one thing to get another.



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What you will submit is a creative writing paragraph describing roles in ToS. So long as it follows the guidelines given, you may do whatever you'd like.

  • 150-350 word paragraph. (approximal; ok to go somewhat over)
  • Must describe a person and how they are that role today.
  • Must follow forums rules that apply to the submission



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You'll be entering your story and will be reviewed by me and the [participating Staff Members] whom will then judge the story. There is no rubric, just the standard rules of creative writing and the guidelines. There is no points system, all stories will be reviewed. Please use pre-existing role stories on the Wikia as a rough example.
  • Disguiser and Mayor are good samples. Look at others for for inspiration.



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If you win 1st place in a contest, the story will be put on the Wikia as the set story for that role. This will not be changed or replaced by someone else along with points. I shall also ask for your permission to put your ToS username on the wikia to show for ownership in a picture file. The top 3 best stories for each category will receive 1300 town points.

Once the 1st place in the individuals have been decided, we'll go into the overall winner of the 32 competition. We shall only pick the 1st place winners of each individual role, and review them all over again to decide which ones of the best of group. Remember that this is based on opinions.

There will be three winners to this contest. They will each receive a free copy of Terraria for steam.

  • You must have steam in order to receive the grand prizes. If you don't have a steam account, I'll give you X amount of time to make one. Its free, so there shouldn't be a problem. If you don't have it ready by X amount of time, we'll move on and you shall not receive anything.



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Click here for the number of Entries and what topics have the least.


Thank you to ElStar4Ever for coming to me for help and coming up with the Idea.
Thank you to Ulithemuli for referring me to ElStart4Ever for help.
Thank you the developers for giving out points as prizes for the contest.
Thank you to TurdPile for allowing me to hold this.
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Re: ToS Writing Competition

Postby ronit » Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:58 am

I think I probably take part in it, great idea.
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby TurdPile » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:02 pm

Would just like to state: This is being run by Arckas only because he is due to become a Moderator anyways. Otherwise, an already existing Moderator would be the one to run events.
Do not PM me about your open appeal. It will be ignored.

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I manage the clutter so the developers can do their work.
My voice and my opinions are of my own and shouldn't be taken as the
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby dota2reporter » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:20 pm

May I ONLY receive the story on the wikia if I win? i dont need terraria. and what`s points?

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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby ronit » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:21 pm

dota2reporter wrote:May I ONLY receive the story on the wikia if I win? i dont need terraria. and what`s points?

Town points to spend in game
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby Nellyfox » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:22 pm

Just saying, it's a bit redundant to say the place's prizes individually if they're all the same (1300 coins).
Not gonna participate in this but good luck to those that plan too, I guess.
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby Arckas » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:29 pm

dota2reporter wrote:May I ONLY receive the story on the wikia if I win? i dont need terraria. and what`s points?

If you win, that included with everything else. If you don't need it for whatever reason and turn it down, someone else down the line of winners will get it.

For example, if first place turns down the grand prize and the rest accept, fourth place will get the offer. If they turn it down, so on and so forth until someone eventually takes it.
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby dota2reporter » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:30 pm

I want to participate but I dont need terraria

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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby iEsdeath » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:32 pm

Le Writing Powers Activate! Even though I don't have ToS on Steam (Browser Boys), I do have a Steam Account. This looks like it could be fun though. :D
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby Arckas » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:33 pm

dota2reporter wrote:I want to participate but I dont need terraria

Then by all means! Go ahead and enter.

If you were to get 1/3 people who won the grand prize, I'll offer you. If you say yes, you'll get it assuming their are no problems. If you say no, then thats fine too.
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby dota2reporter » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:49 pm

Ok im participating then

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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby SpellChecker » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:26 pm

Not gonna enter Not creative enough, nice contest thought. Shouldn't 2nd and 3rd not have the same reward as the first position? ^_^
  
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby Arckas » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:30 pm

SpellChecker wrote:Not gonna enter Not creative enough, nice contest thought. Shouldn't 2nd and 3rd not have the same reward as the first position? ^_^

TurdPile said that he could do all 1300 points. Not going to argue for more and less there, so its all the same.

I'll adjust it so its not so redundant, as its still says the same thing either way.
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby dota2reporter » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:37 pm

can we already send the stories?

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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby chitownmvp01 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:40 pm

I don't see myself winning, but I'll give it a try. This is a great idea! :D

Also, why are there roles on the spreadsheet that aren't out yet when you said that we can't write about them?
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby Eldresh » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:43 pm

I had some good ideas for writing but I lurk more than I post and I can't PM people. :(

Edit: Nevermind, apparently it was just because I hadn't posted anything yet.
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby Arckas » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:50 pm

chitownmvp01 wrote:I don't see myself winning, but I'll give it a try. This is a great idea! :D

Also, why are there roles on the spreadsheet that aren't out yet when you said that we can't write about them?

Because you should still be allowed to write about them. If there is a discrepancy saying that you can't write them out, point it out to me so I can fix it.




Despite not being in the game, they will be eventually. Shouldn't be an issue on that front.
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby chitownmvp01 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:53 pm

Arckas wrote:
chitownmvp01 wrote:I don't see myself winning, but I'll give it a try. This is a great idea! :D

Also, why are there roles on the spreadsheet that aren't out yet when you said that we can't write about them?

Because you should still be allowed to write about them. If there is a discrepancy saying that you can't write them out, point it out to me so I can fix it.




Despite not being in the game, they will be eventually. Shouldn't be an issue on that front.


Arckas wrote:You may write about any of the of the 32 roles of Town of Salem
Google Sheet warning in link.
This does also include role that are not out yet at the time of me writing this.


Oh I think I misread that. Sorry. At first I thought it said that we can't write about roles that aren't out yet. My bad. :oops:
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby Meepz » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:18 pm

This sounds like a fun contest, don't need terraria but it'll still be fun :D
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby TheWillAffect » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:39 pm

Second I saw this I instantly put a story together.

I do however have some questions and concerns.

First being, how much can we go over the word limit? My first draft of this "paragraph" is 512 words .-.

Secondly, is formatting it in multiple paragraphs alright? This all being one paragraph kills my eyes.
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby eimeara » Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:23 pm

So, to be clear we can enter up to 5 times with different roles, and they have to be in separate PMs? I think I'll probably enter at least once but if I have time (house renovations and orientation this week) I may do 2 or 3. And all we're doing is like a background story for the roles; like how they became who they were?
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby LeScraf » Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:29 pm

What if I already have Terraria ;-;
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby Honeystorm » Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:40 pm

Definitely going to try my hand at this, it sounds fun. :D
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby Arckas » Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:46 pm

LeScraf wrote:What if I already have Terraria ;-;

Arckas wrote:
dota2reporter wrote:May I ONLY receive the story on the wikia if I win? i dont need terraria. and what`s points?

If you win, that included with everything else. If you don't need it for whatever reason and turn it down, someone else down the line of winners will get it.

For example, if first place turns down the grand prize and the rest accept, fourth place will get the offer. If they turn it down, so on and so forth until someone eventually takes it.
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Re: Summer Soltice Writing Event

Postby chitownmvp01 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:50 pm

Arckas wrote:
LeScraf wrote:What if I already have Terraria ;-;

Arckas wrote:
dota2reporter wrote:May I ONLY receive the story on the wikia if I win? i dont need terraria. and what`s points?

If you win, that included with everything else. If you don't need it for whatever reason and turn it down, someone else down the line of winners will get it.

For example, if first place turns down the grand prize and the rest accept, fourth place will get the offer. If they turn it down, so on and so forth until someone eventually takes it.


Can I give it to one of my friends if I were to not want it?
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