Competition Time!

By on 28 February 2008

With thanks to the wonderful people at Dungeons & Dragons and Esdevium Games, UK Role Players is pleased to announce a scenario writing competition to help celebrate our fifth anniversary.

Full rules are beneath “the cut” but the basics are that the scenario, which can be for any system, should be playable in a standard 4-hour convention slot and include pre-generated PCs. The number of prizes available is vast (and once again, thanks to the sponsors Dungeons & Dragons and Esdevium Games for this) and includes; D&D Icons dragon miniatures, D&D Miniatures boosters, Star Wars miniatures boosters, Battlestar Galactica RPG, Runequest RPG, Inn-Fighting, and Three-Dragon Ante. An excellent haul indeed! So, without further ado, hit the “Read the rest of this entry” link and good luck!

So… the rules…

Write a roleplaying game scenario (that has not been previously published), complete with pre-generated PCs, that should be playable in a standard 4-hour convention slot. There is no limitation on system or topic (although any scenarios that are for a mature audience should be suitably marked as such).

Scenarios are to be submitted, to dpmcalister@ukroleplayers.com, by 14 April 2008. They will then be uploaded to the UK Role Players website for judging by the UK Role Players membership. Voting on each submission will begin on 26 May 2008 where each submission will have it’s own voting thread. In order to ensure a fair voting process, any submission with less than 10% of the total number of votes (across all submissions) will be ineligible for a prize. Of those submissions remaining, the one with the highest average score by 9 June 2008 will be declared the winner.

The delay from submission to the beginning of voting is to allow the UK Role Players membership to not only read each scenario but also, if they wish, to actually play/run it before voting.

All submissions remain the copyright of the original author who, as part of the submission declares that it is all their own work and that they provide UK Role Players with the rights to have the submission available as a download.

The competition is sponsored by Dungeons & Dragons and Esdevium Games. Thanks to their support we have a wide array of prizes on offer which will be distributed as follows:

1st Place: Runequest RPG, Battlestar Galactica RPG, D&D Icons: Legend of Drizzt Scenario Pack, D&D Miniatures War Drums Booster
2nd Place: Battlestar Galactica RPG, D&D Icons: Gargantuan Blue Dragon, D&D Miniatures War Drums Booster
3rd Place: Battlestar Galactica RPG, D&D Icons: Gargantuan Black Dragon, D&D Miniatures War Drums Booster
4th Place: Star Wars Starship Battles Booster, D&D Miniatures Unhallowed Booster
5th Place: Star Wars Starship Battles Booster, D&D Miniatures Unhallowed Booster
6th Place: Star Wars Starship Battles Booster, D&D Miniatures Unhallowed Booster
7th Place: Star Wars Miniatures Alliance and Empire booster, D&D Miniatures Blood Wars Booster
8th Place: Star Wars Miniatures Alliance and Empire booster, D&D Miniatures Blood Wars Booster
9th Place: Star Wars Miniatures Alliance and Empire booster, D&D Miniatures Blood Wars Booster
10th Place: Star Wars Miniatures The Force Unleashed Booster
11th Place: Star Wars Miniatures The Force Unleashed Booster
12th Place: Star Wars Miniatures The Force Unleashed Booster
13th Place: Three-Dragon Ante
14th Place: Three-Dragon Ante
15th Place: Three-Dragon Ante
16th Place: Inn-Fighting
17th Place: Inn-Fighting
18th Place: Inn-Fighting

Should there not be enough submissions for the number of prizes on offer, then any remaining prizes will be held in store for future competitions.

No correspondence will be entered into with regards to individual submissions and the UK Role Players administrative team’s decision is final in the case of any disputes.

Finally, this competition is only open to residents of the UK.

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 dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

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