Competition Time!

By on 31 August 2010

During the month of September, UK Role Players will be running a Character Profile Competition. The prizes for this competition are the Q-workshop dice sets reviewed here (for ease of reference, the Celtic, Classic Elven, and Forest sets).

So what do you have to do to win one of these sets? It’s easy really. Write up a character showing a different look at the lesser fantasy races (e.g., a kobold crime lord or a goblin casanova). The genre is, obviously, fantasy but there is no limit to what system you want to use (indeed, statistics/attributes are not required so you can make your entry systemless if you prefer). Your character must be complete within 500 words (not including any statistics/attributes that are included should you wish to include them).

There is no limit to the number of entries an individual can submit, so sharpen those pencils are get writing…

1. The Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
2. The best three entries, as decided by the Judges, will each receive a randomly assigned dice set.
3. The only people not allowed to enter this competition are the Judges (dpmcalister, EvilGaz, and Halfbat).
4. The competition closes at midnight on 30 September 2010.
5. Entries should be emailed, before the closing time/date, to
6. Entries remain the copyright of the entrant but, by entering, permission is given to UK Role Players to post the entries on the UK Role Players website and, should there be enough entries, in a PDF free product for download.
7. Entries are only acceptable from UK residents.

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar “Living” campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave’s first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft).

Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at

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