Announcing the 2nd Annual Prestige Competition of the Core Coliseum: Gladius Edition!
Ever wanted to try out that monster race, but didn't know how you would earn enough credits to give it a real try? Have you ever embraced your inner hydra? gargoyle? or wight?
Well this is your chance! Just submit your character design according to the rules and guidelines below and post it to the Official Entry Thread.
Create an ECL4 - ECL20 character with no class levels
. Although any ECL up to 20 is allowed, bear in mind that most of the activity in the CoCo is at a much lower ECL. Creatures can have more than the minimum racial hit dice. Templates are allowed.
All characters must abide by the rules of the CoCo. Each character is permitted up to 20 credits-worth of items or options. The credit cost of starting at a higher ECL is waived for this competition (for example, many exotic races start off at a higher ECL and thus cost credits; this cost is not to be considered in the 20 credit maximum). If you exercise the option for credit-costing equipment, make sure you note the appropriate cost in the entry.
Submissions may be posted
from Thursday, 22 September 2011 until 13 October 2011, 9AM EST (2PM GMT). 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.
Scoring is handled in three categories
1. Creativity: This competition's focus is on ideas that haven't been done in the CoCo before or that are putting a new spin on an existing idea. Up to 10 points can be earned in this category.
2. Accuracy: Incomplete characters will earn a 0 in this category. Sheets without errors will be given a full 5 points. Errors shall subtract up to 1 point each (though typos and the like will only be a fraction of a point).
3. Background: Characters should have backgrounds to give the character some personality and an idea of where he came from. Focus is on quality, not quantity however, so be concise. Up to 5 points can be earned in this category.
Up to 1/3rd of the entries will be winners, with a maximum of 3 winners no matter how many entries are presented (for example, with 3 entries, only one will be the winner; if there are 50 entries, only 3 entries will be winners).
1st prize: Addition of the character to the active roster with all 20 credits-worth approved. In addition the player earns 5 credits to spend as s/he wishes. The 1st place winner will have a Reputation tag applied to the character that gives a +1 bonus to Leadership scores
Additional winners will each gain 3 credits to spend as they wish. They can also activate the winning character for 5 credits at any time in the future (with the 20 credits-worth of special equipment or UA material).
Alternative Winner Prizes
If the winner(s) desire that s/he wants to start the winning character at a lower ECL, the winner can do so and the character can gain the exact credit purchases used by the winning character in the new character's career for no credit cost (or, in the case of the non-1st place winner(s), they can start the character for 5 credits).
TelinArtho is not permitted to enter this competition as a contestant. He already has too many characters and really doesn't need an excuse to make more.Previous Annual Prestige Competitions