Flesh out a Fight Competition
This summer, we're doing something a little different. We have a lot of tactical-fun here at the CoCo. I think it is about time to get into a more creative mode!
So - find a fight and flesh it out into a short story.
Take an existing non-separate thread fight and reflavor it into a story situation. Come up with motivations (hopefully in line with the characters' goals) and a reason why the two characters are fighting.
You need not use only fights that involve your own characters and I fully approve of tasteful parody if the situation boils down into absurdity.
I'm putting a non-hard limit of 1500 words for the entries. You can exceed this limit, but in the interest of keeping the competition short and trying to have a usable story to link to Facebook and our blog, I want something that can be easily digested by potential readers.
Submissions may be posted
from Friday, 12 July 2012 until 27 July 2012. Any submissions received after that date will not be considered for scoring.
Each player may submit up to two entries, but only the highest scoring of the two will be evaluated among the rest of the entries.
TelinArtho will be the sole judge of this competition. He might enlist non-CoCo resources to provide feedback on the stories.
Scoring is handled in three categories
1. Creativity: This is the main point of the exercise and counts for half of the scoring (10 points).
2. Accuracy: You shouldn't reference attack rolls and saving throws directly in the story, but having it be accurate to the way things unfolded is essential. Some artistic license could be taken, but make sure it is appropriate to the situation. Up to 5 points can be earned in this category.
3. Delectable Prose: This can be tied to the creativity element, but the point is to try to write in a way that is enjoyable to read. Avoid overly convoluted structures in favor of action-oriented, short sentences when the situation calls for it.
Only one winner for this one.
1st prize: Addition of the story to the Tales of Gladius; Arias of Sagaris
. In addition the player earns 5 credits to spend as s/he wishes.
TelinArtho is not permitted to enter this competition as a contestant. He might submit an additional story for the heck of it though.