UnCon FAQ & Info Kiosk

UnCon FAQ and Info Kiosk







  • What is UnCon? (This post.)


  • [post=15770215]2008 Contest and Event Schedule[/post]


  • [post=15770259]How can I get involved in UnCon?[/post]
  • [post=15770275]UnCon Planning Program[/post]
  • [post=16897679]A History of UnCon[/post]


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What is UnCon?




[indent]UnCon (Unconventional Convention) is an annual event held in the fall here on the boards -- it’s a celebration of our gaming community! Various games, contests, community projects, and special guest chats provide the board members with a myriad of ways to discuss their favorite games, compete for prizes, and simply enjoy a week of gaming.[/indent]



[size=4]UNCON '08 will be held from October 6th to October 12th.[/size]



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4 Card Magic Modern: Inter-Community Challenge

[b]2008 Contest and Event Schedule[/b]




Magic: The Gathering
[thread=1090130]Pete Venter's Sketch-a-thon[/thread]
Host
: PETE VENTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Location: Magic Art and Artists
Summary: Members of the community offer up art concepts. Pete Venters will choose which he likes best a draft up some original renditions of those concepts. The original art is being given away as a prize! A definite must for any Magic fan.

[thread=1096988]Designer Chat[/thread]
Host
: Gardevior (with special guests Ken Naggle and Mark Rosewater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Location: Chat rooms
Summary: WotC designers Ken Naggle and Mark Rosewater have volunteered to join in a Q&A session, Wednesday, October 8th, 7:00 pm Eastern (4:00 Pacific Standard). Bring a batch full of good questions to offer the two.

[b][thread=1099240]BCP Playtesting!!![/thread]
Host: Rush_Clasic
Location: Magic General
Summary: Come and test a custom set created by the You Make the Card community. No prizes, just plenty of fun!

MTG Cropped Art Contest
Host: Glare_of_the_Loxodon
Location: MTG various forums
Summary: Art from existing MTG cards will be cropped into difficult to recognize sections. Members will guess which card the section belongs to. First poster to guess correctly wins. There will be a variety of these one shot contests held in random forums, and each round will have its own winner.

MTG Anagram Contest
Host: Detektor
Location: MTG various forums
Summary: MTG card titles will be scrambled. Members will guess which card the scrambled word belongs to. First poster to guess correctly wins. There will be a variety of these one shot contests held in random forums, and each round will have its own winner.

You Fix the Card
Host
: darkartist
Location: Magic General
Summary: A card from the MTG universe will be displayed. Players will have a few days to post how they would make the card better for the game. Best fix wins.

[thread=1095929]Magic Banner Contest[/thread]
Host
: Atmapalazzo
Location: Magic General
Summary: Contestants will create banners following the current format as well as the suggestions of the host. Best banner wins.

[thread=1098014]Look at Me, I’m the DCI[/thread]
Host
: Caldera42
Location: Magic General
Summary: Contestants will create decks that fit into crazy restraints. Deck designed decks win. This contest will have between 1 and 6 winners.

[thread=1097376]MTG Trivia[/thread]
Host
: Gardevior & Kavu_Overlord
Location: Chatrooms
Summary: Trivia questions spanning all of Magic are set upon the contestant’s minds. Smartest person wins.

[thread=1098306]Stump the Judge[/thread]
Host
: Leftcosin
Location: Magic Rules Q&A
Summary: Members will offer game scenarios to the judge. If he can’t properly answer the question, that contestant wins a prize.

[thread=1097641]Make It Small[/thread]
Host
: Qwyrxian
Location: Magic Card Strategies and Combos
Summary: A contest where the goal is to make the smallest possible deck that fulfills all of the listed criteria.

[thread=1098162]YMTC School[/thread]
Host
: Zipperflesh & BelangiaJo
Location: You Make the Card
Summary: A week long contest with new assignments for card creation every day. The contestant with the best GPA at the end of the week wins.

[thread=1096964]The Dots Multiply![/thread]
Host
: Q_is_564453
Location: You Make the Card
Summary: A week+ long contest, each round card creation criteria is given for contestants to follow. As the contest moves from day to day, the cards are graded out of larger and larger scales, giving players more and more opportunity to claim bigger scores. This contest was well enjoyed by the community the first time it was held.

[thread=1097295]Skill Testers[/thread]
Host
: silasw
Location: You Make the Card
Summary: Contestants attempt to create a card that other players will rank with great standard deviation in regards to its power. The card with the highest deviation wins.

[thread=1097956]You Create the Format![/thread]
Host
: Mono789
Location: Magic Casual Play
Summary: Contestants attempt to create a brand new Magic play format. The most interesting wins! This contest intends to have up to 3 winners, with PP going only to the overall winner.

Big Card Project Swiss Tournament
Host: Rush_Clasic
Location: Magic Casual Play
Summary: Contestants will create various decks in various formats using cards created by the You Make the Card community. They will then play in a swiss style tournament using these decks. Games will be played either in text duels or on a Magic simulator. Those with the best records win. This will likely have multiple winners, 4 or so estimated.

[thread=1098918]BCP Preconstructed Creation Contest[/thread]
Host
: Rush_Clasic
Location: Casual Play
Summary: Contestants must create decks using the Preconstructed format out of the pool of cards in the Big Card Project. Best deck or two wins!

[thread=1095942]Cube Draft[/thread]
Host
: Shining_Demon
Location: Cube Draft
Summary: Players participate in a draft from a cube designed by Mr. Demon. Best drafter wins.

[thread=1097599]Elder Dragon Highlander Tournament[/thread]
Host
: tgva8889
Location: Elder Dragon Highlander
Summary: Players compete in a Magic tournament with the Elder Dragon Highlander format. Best players win. Number of winners undecided.

Standard Banner Design
Host: Atmapalazzo
Location: Standard
Summary: Contestants will create banners following the current format as well as the suggestions of the host. Best banner wins.

Standard Tournament
Host: Atmapalazzo
Location: Standard
Summary: Players compete in a tournament using the MTG Standard format. Top player wins. A runner-up prize may be useful as well.

[thread=1097021]Random Drafts[/thread]
Host
: Shining_Demon
Location: Limited (Sealed and Draft)
Summary: Players will participate in drafting random formats created by Mr. Demon. This event is merely for fun and requires to prize support.

[thread=1099009]Big Card Project Draft[/thread]
Host
: Rush_Clasic
Location: Limited (Sealed and Draft)
Summary: People will comment and discuss the merits on how to draft packs from the Big Card Project. Those players who give the overall best advice for picks win.

[thread=1097850]Wild Speculation[/thread]
Host
: Shing_Demon
Location: Future Set Speculation
Summary: Players compete in a game based on predicting the future of the Magic game. Those speculations that are wildest and most interesting win.

[thread=1097584]You Make the Art[/thread]
Host
: Theogony
Location: Magic Art and Artists
Summary: Participants will create art for custom cards developed in the BCP. The best pieces win.

[thread=1097663]Complete the Flavor: Tall Tales[/thread]
Host
: Skibo_the_First
Location: Storylines
Summary: Participants write a 400 - 500 word short story inspired by the flavor or flavor text of a card from Lorwyn or Shadowmoor block. Best story wins!

[thread=1097771]Mogic Puzzles[/thread]
Host
: zammm
Location: Magic Puzzles, Fun, and Games
Summary: Puzzles ranging from Sudoku to crosswords to other random word based mixtures are presented with a Magic theme. Those players who decipher the puzzles first win!

[thread=1097705]3 Card Magic[/thread]
Host
: Cloudpost
Location: Magic Puzzles, Fun, and Games
Summary: Participants construct 3 card Magic decks using a format selected by the host. The decks are then extensively played against each other in the 3 card Magic format. The best submitted deck wins.

[thread=1097509]YouChooseIt Sealed Plus[/thread]
Host
: Qwyrxian
Location: Magic Puzzles, Fun, and Games
Summary: Players create decks from a random assortment of packs spanning across Magic’s history. The best deck wins.

Spark
Host: Neko-Assassin
Location: Magic Puzzles, Fun, and Games
Summary: Contestants compete in a round by round event. Each round represents a passage from a mortal into a planeswalker, generally taking the form of a 1 on 1 duel. Players duel in this roleplaying tournament until only 1 player remains.

Magic Maze
Host: Neko-Assassin
Location: Magic Puzzles, Fun, and Games
Summary: Contestants are tasked with making their way through a Magic flavored maze, roleplaying style. The person who survives the maze to its end wins.

[thread=1097638]UnCon Puzzling[/thread]
Host
: wolfpack
Location: Magic Puzzles, Fun, and Games
Summary: This will be a series of puzzles, incorporating various magic terms and scenarios, as well as trivia. In order to figure out puzzles down the road, you must first complete the challenge before you.

Magic Online
UNCON Standard Premier Event
START TIME: Monday October 6, 2008, 5:00 PM PST
Format: Standard
ADMISSION: 6 tix
PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:
Place Boosters
1 = 40
2 = 30
3-4 = 15
5-8 = 10
9-16 = 5
17-32 = 3

UNCON SHM-EVE Sealed Premier Event
START TIME: Tuesday October 7, 2008, 6:00 PM PST
Format: Sealed
ADMISSION: product plus 2 tix
PRIZE SUPPORT: Prizes paid as follows:
[color=green]Place Boosters[/color]
1 = 40
2 = 30
3-4 = 15
5-8 = 10
9-16 = 5
17-32 = 3

[THREAD=1097711]An Uncon Puzzle[/THREAD]
Host
: Emoticon
Location: Magic Online General
Summary: A challenging puzzle for the Magic Online crowd.

[thread=1098485]Classic PDC 9.10 (Pauper Classic, Sat 11 Oct 2008)[/thread]
Host
: Evu
Location: Magic Online
Summary: Pauper Classic is a format where any common online is legal! If you need a good legal deck, check out the excellent Gatherling utility at PDCMagic.com.

This is an UnCon event, but in addition, it is part 10 of a 16-week tournament series. All players will earn points towards the season-end prizes and championship invitations. See the rules below for details, and see the part 9 thread here.

Dungeons & Dragons
[thread=1096352]Modern Character Creation Contest[/thread]
Host
: trappedslider
Location: d20 modern
Summary: Players submit characters created for the d20 gaming system. The best creation wins.

[thread=1098119]Encounter Contest[/thread]
Host
: Obsidianjaerc
Location: Adventures, Campaigns, and Encounters
Summary: For this contest you must design one of your own that implements monsters, skill checks, and terrain. You may use content from any D&D v3.5 book or your own material, though you must cite such usages and follow the Code of Conduct.

[thread=1098120]Campaign Contest[/thread]
Host
: Obsidianjaerc
Location: Adventures, Campaigns, and Encounters
Summary: Contestants will write an outline and description of a campaign arc that takes PCs from 1st to 20th level and includes at least seven notable points.

[thread=1098106]Monster Contest[/thread]
Host
: Obsidianjaerc
Location: Monsters and Races
Summary: For this contest you must in someway alter or advance a creature from the SRD in such a way that it's Challenge Rating increases by at least four. May the most unexpected win!

[thread=1098105]Race Contest[/thread]
Host
: Obsidianjaerc
Location: Monsters and Races
Summary: This contest is to design the most exceptional alternative take on a core race. This must include new take on the flavor and presentation of the race following the below format. Mechanics are also highly encouraged, but not mandatory.

[thread=1098108]Alternate Class Feature Contest[/thread]
Host
: Obsidianjaerc
Location: Classes & Class Features
Summary: For this contest you are required to write an alternate class feature for a class from the Core or Complete books.

[thread=1098111]Presitge Class Contest[/thread]
Host
: Obsidianjaerc
Location: Prestige Classes
Summary: For this contest you design a new 10 level prestige class in full.

[thread=1098116]Magical Item Contest[/thread]
Host
: Obsidianjaerc
Location: Spells, Invocations, and Magic Items
Summary: For this contest you must design a set of between three and six thematically linked magical items. The abilities granted by individual pieces increase when one character as possession of multiple pieces. When the set is complete a potent effect can be used.

[thread=1098112]Optimization Contest[/thread]
Host
: Obsidianjaerc
Location: Classes & Class Features
Summary: For this contest you must design and optimize 4 characters of the same level, who are all 6th level or below. Your goal is to have them compliment one another in a combat situation as best as is possible. All v3.5 official D&D books are allowed, 36 point-buy is assumed, do not use loop-holes.

[thread=1098115]Equipment Contest[/thread]
Host
: Obsidianjaerc
Location: Equipment, Skills, and Feats
Summary: For this contest you must design a creative new non-magical item, weapon, armor or kit that adds something new to the game.

[thread=1098114]Feat Contest[/thread]
Host
: Obsidianjaerc
Location: Equipment, Skills, and Feats
Summary: For this contest you must design a tactical feat. Feats with the [Tactical] descriptor most often open powerful new moves to a character, dependent of setting up a combo or situation in a certain way. Your feat must introduce at least two new abilites and no more than four.

[thread=1098113]Skill Contest[/thread]
Host
: Obsidianjaerc
Location: Equipment, Skills, and Feats
Summary: For this contest you are to create a new usage for an existing skill. For inspiration and examples you might look into the Environment books.

[thread=1098117]Technique Contest[/thread]
Host
: Obsidianjaerc
Location: Spells, Invocations, and Magic Items
Summary: For this contest you must design one of the following techniques: Spell, Blast Shape, Invocation, Psionic Power, Vestige, Mystery, Soulmeld, Utterance, Boost, Counter, Strike. This technique must be mechanically linked in some way to another type of technique listed above.

D&D Miniatures
[thread=1097568]Design a Mini Contest[/thread]
Host
: JohnnyQuest
Location: D&D Miniatures General
Summary: Design a new miniature for the D&D Miniatures Game! Beginning October 6, 2008, submit an original design for a WotC D&D Miniature. Your submission must include all relevant statistics from the skirmish side of the card, using the correct format. Your submission also must include a description of your design: background information, design philosophy, etc.

[thread=1097619]Mini Repaint Contest[/thread]
Host
: Generic Fighter
Location: Painting & Modeling
Summary: Contestants perform a custom piant job on their own minis. The best repaint wins.

[thread=1098069]Collection Showcase Contest[/thread]
Host
: EclecticKnight
Location: D&D Miniatures General
Summary: Gather your forces in epic fashion for the wonderment and enjoyment of all! Beginning 10/06/08 submit your pictures and verbiage detailing or creatively expressing your display.

[thread=1098095]Spin a Yarn[/thread]
Host
: 22_Over_7
Location: D&D Miniatures General
Summary: Build two different 100pt Vintage format warbands, respecting faction and alignment restrictions. Select either the Monster Lair map or the Crossroads map. Describe as little - or as much of the battle as you want! The more you write, the higher your potential score!

Star Wars
Custom Starship contest
Host
: Guardian_A
Location: Starship Battles General
Summary: Create a custom starship with stats. This event will be judged for the following things: 1. How well the custom matches the inspiring ship, 2. How accurate the stats are. 3. How playable the ship is.

Best Scenareo contest
Host
: Guardian_A
Location: Starship Battles General
Summary: Create a custom scenareo. The scenareo should be balanced so neither side has an unfair advantage. Custom rules & minis are welcome. This event will be judged for the following things: 1. Backstory, 2. Creativity, 3. Balance.

Best Theme Squad contest
Host
: Guardian_A
Location: Starship Battles General
Summary: Create a Theme Squad (Republic, Sepratist, Rebel, Imperial, New Republic, Pirate, etc). There should be a 100, 200 & 300pt version of the squad. Custom minis & stats are welcome. This event will be judged for the following things: 1. Theme accuracy, 2. Playability, 3. Backstory.

[thread=1097728]UnCon Squad Contest 100pts[/thread]
Host
: billiv15
Location: Squad Critique
Summary: Your goal is to make a 100pt squad using the Miniature Massiff (Knights of the Old Republic #46). The goal of this build is to be competitive with the top squads (that does not mean it has to beat all of them). You can post your squads in this thread.

[thread=1097726]UnCon Squad Contest 150pts[/thread]
Host
: billiv15
Location: Squad Critique
Summary: This is the 150pt build contest. Your goal is to make a 150pt squad using the Miniature Mission Vao (Knights of the Old Republic #47). The goal of this build is to be competitive with the top squads (that does not mean it has to beat all of them). You can post your squads in this thread.

[thread=1097725]UnCon Squad Contest 200pts[/thread]
Host
: billiv15
Location: Squad Critique
Summary: This is the 200pt build contest. Your goal is to make a 200pt squad using the Miniature Zaalbar (Knights of the Old Republic #53). The goal of this build is to be competitive with the top squads (that does not mean it has to beat all of them). You can post your squads in this thread.

[thread=1097779]Encounter Contest[/thread]
Host
: Ghengis Ska
Location: The Mess Hall
Summary: The Star Wars galaxy is full of interesting and exciting encounters to challenge its heroes in the movies, games and books your RPG should not be any different. This contest is based around creating an encounter. It can be a combat, or a more RP /obstacle encounter.

[thread=1086280]SWM Trivia[/thread]
Host
: emr131
Location: Star Wars Miniatures General
Summary: Players compete in a trivia game based on Star Wars Miniatures!

[thread=1096000]You Make the Game!!![/thread]
Host
: banesbane
Location: Star Wars Miniatures General
Summary:The idea is to come up with what we and if need be, the COMmunity feels is the best new game. We will vote, and then if we cannot decide, we will open it up to public vote.

General Gaming
[thread=1096388]Build a Better Green Dragon[/thread]
Host
: GraphiteGolem
Location: Community Art
Summary: Entrants will come up with at least one view of the 4e green dragon, so that any distinguishing marks, horns, frills, etc can be seen. Best art entry wins.

[thread=1097918]Clash of Domains[/thread]
Host
: capashen dawn
Location: Coalition War Game
Summary: Players will be fighting mock-battles using wargame rules. The object is to make as many territories as possible. He who owns the most land at contest's end wins!

[thread=1096828]UnCon Wars[/thread]
Host
: Glare_of_the_Loxodon
Location: Gleemax Roleplaying
Summary: Players will roleplay in a free-for-all battle, with no rules except general ones. The last man standing wins. Best 2 roleplayers will also be awarded a CA.
[size=4]How can I get involved in UnCon?[/size]




[indent]How can I host an UnCon event?

UnCon planning begins in the spring of each year. At that time, a director will be chosen as well as organizers for the individual communities. These Section Organizers will post information threads requesting members to step forward with their event ideas. If you wish to host an event, make your desire known in that thread. If you have an idea for what specifically you want your event to be, pitch it in that thread. More information on Event Hosts can be found [post=15770259]here[/post].

How can I compete/participate in an UnCon event?

UnCon events are planned to be open-ended and allow as many participants as possible. Each event should detail when it will start and how people may participate. Different UnCon events will be scheduled throughout the week at every hour possible to increase everyone’s ability to participate.

How do I find out about events ahead of time?

An official UnCon event calendar will be posted for the public to view prior to the week of the event.

What can I do to help out with UnCon besides hosting an event?

There is a lot of extra help that the UnCon organizers would be more than happy to accept. Some events require technical help, such as the creation of images to use as banners. Some events want specialized prizes that WotC can’t provide, such as custom extended art Magic cards. Finding and obtaining special guests to participate in UnCon is always one of the more difficult tasks, thus if you have an in with someone who would make a spectacular guest, your connection would be a welcomed benefit to the project. Other than that, organizers will often ask for help – if you have the ability to aid that organizer, please feel welcome to do so! The last thing everyone can do to help out UnCon is to talk about UnCon! Keep the people interested! (A little sig advertisement never hurts, either.)[/indent]
[size=4]UnCon Planning Program[/size]




Positions

  • UnCon Director
  • Section Organizer
  • Event Host


UnCon Director

[indent]The UnCon Director oversees and coordinates the entire project. His/her responsibilities are as follows:[/indent]

  • He/she will be tasked with finding organizers for the individual sections of the community. This mainly entails going to each of the individual communities, informing them of the general plans for UnCon, and either selecting Section Organizers or holding a nomination and vote for that Section’s Organizer.


  • He/she will develop a schedule for the overall event. This includes figuring out how long UnCon will last and what dates are ideal to hold the event. The UnCon Director will also help the Section Organizers work out schedules for their individual sections.


  • He/she will organize a monthly agenda and create a set of goals to be accomplished within those monthly agendas. These goals include developing community contests, seeking out special guests for community chats and projects, and figuring out other features to accompany the convention.


  • He/she will be the direct link to Community Management on all concerns UnCon related. He/she will be responsible for requesting prizes from CM for each event held.


  • He/she will write or find authors to write any FAQs and other informative threads that are needed for the central UnCon planning forum.


Section Organizer

[indent]Section Organizers oversee all UnCon related projects within a specific community. Their responsibilities are as follows:[/indent]

  • They will be the intermediary between their specific sections and the UnCon director. They are to find event hosts for their section and are encouraged to rally community support for the convention as well as stir up interest for the upcoming events.


  • They are tasked with ensuring that as many different forums of their sections that are willing to host events have the support to do so. Again, one of the main goals here is to stir up interest in the community.


  • They will continually draft up schedules of events for their sections. Contests and chats should have enough separation in time for members to be involved with as many events as they wish.


  • They will figure out what prize support is requested for their sections’ contests and events, and relay those requests to the UnCon Director. They are also encouraged to lead brainstorming discussions directed toward finding possible special guests to attend chats and other events.


  • They will write or find authors to write any FAQs and other informative threads that are needed for their sections in regards to UnCon.


Event Host

[indent]Event Hosts develop and run the various contests, projects, and chats that make UnCon what it is. Their responsibilities are as follows:[/indent]

  • Potential Event Hosts may submit their ideas for contests, events, and chats to their Section Organizer. That organizer will decide if the event can take place as planned or if it needs further planning before being adopted. While UnCon encourages a vast amount of activities to take place, they still must be well thought out, appropriate to their section, and able to bring in good participation.


  • They will develop contests, events and/or chats to be run during UnCon. They will plan how the event is to take place and organize it with a time-frame in mind that allows for it to be completed by the end of UnCon.


  • Any contests being held are subject to prize eligibility. Prizes include Custom Titles, Custom Avatars, UnCon Prizewinner Tags, WotC product, and individual prizes provided with by the Event Host or WotC. Event Hosts are to decide a reasonable amount of winners for their contests and make requests to their Section Director for such prizes to be available for awarding.


  • They are encouraged to stir up excitement for the arrival of UnCon. Spoilers, banners, signature reminders; anything that will catch the public’s eye is highly recommended.
Um, when *IS* UnCon, and why isn't that in the FAQ?
A History of UnCon


UnCon Story 1
The first UnCon CA.

Sometime in August of 2002, the newly christened WizO_Iyala started a thread in the Magic Metaboard called "It's COMING!". That's all it said. MASSIVE speculation ensued, with the WizO's being extremely tight-lipped, but extremely instigative at the same time. Eventually someone clued into the Infernal Spawn of Evil reference, and people started realise that the WizO's were foreshadowing some big event and it was our job to figure it out. (Aside: Mailing out rubber brains? WotC can't hold a candle to Iyala and Atog's ability to whip up a frenzy of anticipation.)

Finally, after over a week of this being the spammiest thread you've ever seen since the ban on post-parties, Calchexxas4455 comes up with a link to a tiny little "event" that the WizO's had put on the previous year (mostly on the D&D side, since there WEREN'T any Magic WizO's then, except Jedi, who was really a D&D poster at heart) called "UnCon". He got a CA and the first ever 'UnCon Prizewinner' CT. His CA was the fractal pattern you can still see if you find his profile in my sig, which I suppose makes it the oldest unchanged CA on the boards.

The boards went nuts.

At the time, Aiutau was the ONLY other poster, at least on the Magic side, with a CA, and he got it for the incredible amount of work he put into the Magic General FAQ. See, back then, a FAQ author (or aiuthor, which was my little addition to Brad's CT) didn't get an automatic CA. Only if your FAQ was good enough, took enough work, and was maintained long enough were you worthy of getting custom avatar privileges; and then, only if you didn't ask.

Aiutau was pretty ******.

Other FAQ authors whose FAQs hadn't gotten them a CA were pretty ******.

Everyone else who could have easily won the first ever UnCon contest were ****** that they hadn't done the 2 minutes of research. Pages of angry, whiny spam went up overnight. That is, until one poster by the name of "Sliptide" posted one of the best posts ever made on the boards. It said:

"Congratulations!"

That's right. Of all the people whining and crying, and all the people who were simply avoiding the thread, only ONE person decided to brave the flames and congratulate the winner.

Sliptide got the third ever CA and the first ever "by WizO wim" CT: Nice guy.

And that's how the first UnCon contest was one and first UnCon prizes were given out.


UnCon Story 2
For years, this community didn't have an off-topic board. The powers that be didn't want one, and didn't see any point to having one. Some still don't. ;)

During the 2002 UnCon, the WizO's created the first ever off-topic forum on the WotC servers, called 'UnCon Hall'. (Back then, there were three seperate servers: D&D, Magic, and Community. They were completely seperate to the point where you had to log into each individually) The first post ever in the first ever WotC off-topic board was by WizO_Jedi, then Magic Lead. Basically, Jedi "First post!"ed UnCon Hall, with a note that 'There are benefits to knowing when the board is going online.'

Within minutes, the thread title was changed to "Second post!", and a new thread started by WizO_Atog was made, claiming to be first. Atog's post added, "It's also good to be able to edit threads." And so began the first ever UnCon WizO war. For the rest of the weekend Jedi and Atog had an edit/lock/delete/undelete war, each trying to outdo the other. It was a glorious sight to behold!

In the end, the UnCon Hall was used as an experiment to test the viability of maintaining an off-topic forum that wasn't a complete spam-fest. Luckily for you spammy '03 n00bs, the posters back then were of a higher quality.

(More to come...)
Avalon Hill UnCon Events

Axis and Allies online Board game tournament
http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?p=16966132#post16966132

Axis and Allies Minis Custom Terrain Hex Design Contest
http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?t=1072571

AAM/WaS Custom Card Contest
http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?t=1072571

AAM Painting Contest
http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?p=16966086#post16966086

AAM Scenario Design Contest
http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?p=16965356#post16965356
The Magic Banner design contest should be under General, not standard, to my knowledge.

Edit: Magic Maze also needs to be dropped, as the host is no longer able to maintain two events of that much activity.
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57023148 wrote:
People really think WotC is reprinting Lightning Bolt? Really? Are people that gullible?
[thread=1096988]Designer Chat w/ MaRo and KeNa[/thread].

If one of you dares to touch my thread with your "UnCon Approved! 3-1", I'll bite off your heads.

Star Wars: Starship Battles UnCon Events

Best Custom Contest:
http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?p=16977866#post16977866
Judges: Engineer & Guardian_A

Best Scenareo Contest:
http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?p=16977868#post16977868
Judges: RogueKnight & Guardian_A

Best Theme Squad Contest:
http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?p=16977895#post16977895
Judges: Engineer & RogueKnight
http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?t=1094999

and

http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?t=1095929

As requested Rush.

Just wondering, are still only capable of becoming a coil, or can you become a jet?
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My first UnCon contest thread for Blockit Sealed Plus is posted over in MPFG as here.

Also, I just noticed that my "Unnamed Combo Contest" (which will be named "Make it Small") is described fairly inaccurately--it's not a judged contest, but rather a contest where the goal is to make the smallest possible deck that fulfills all of the listed criteria. I'll have it up sometime later today or tomorrow.
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Waiting to hear about prizes and whatnot.
"Elder" Planeswalker Highlander is up.

Also, I knew how many players I wanted from the beginning: 5. It's Star Format.
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D&D Mini Repaint Contest

Here is mine. Hope to see some good Repaints

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And my game is up, Uncon Puzzling

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puzzle hint for any who actually followed the link in my games post:
Absorb
Affinity
Amplify
Banding
Bands with Other
Bloodthirst
Bushido
Buyback
Champion
Changeling
Conspire
Convoke
Cumulative Upkeep
Cycling
Deathtouch
Defender
Delve
Double Strike
Dredge
Echo
Entwine
Epic
Equip
Evoke
Fading
Fear
First Strike
Flanking
Flash
Flashback
Flying
Forecast
Fortify
Frenzy
Graft
Gravestorm
Haste
Haunt
Hideaway
Horsemanship
Imprint
Kicker
Landwalk
Lifelink
Madness
Modular
Morph
Ninjutsu
Offering
Persist
Phasing
Poisonous
Protection
Provoke
Prowl
Rampage
Reach
Recover
Reinforce
Replicate
Retrace
Ripple
Shadow
Shroud
Soulshift
Splice
Split Second
Storm
Sunburst
Suspend
Threshold
Trample
Transfigure
Transmute
Vanishing
Vigilance
Wither
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My second UnCon contest, "Make it Small" can be found here.
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Here's a link to my contest...

Complete the Flavor
… and then, the squirrels came.
Everyone who posted should be currently updated. Thanks for being responsive, everyone. :D
Everyone who posted should be currently updated. Thanks for being responsive, everyone. :D

five dollar please :P now to see if ppl will acturaly get involved in the contest,lol if no one does,does that mean I win? lol

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A note about character and world creation
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Character and world creation are a form of expression. The point is that some people don't have much to say...
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Why doesnt anyone ever sig my qoutes!?
On the subject of who post in the Off-Topic Tavern:
57131438 wrote:
most of them are bored, immature adults.
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Mine's posted

I tried to do it on Thursday and Friday, but well the boards were down, and then i was sick all weekends, but it's up now.

http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?p=16989091#post16989091
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You Fix the Cycle is up and running, and off to a great start in Magic: General.

[thread=1097771]Magic Sudoku[/thread] has started up in MPFG.

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Because frankly, being here depresses me these days.

Updated.
Wild Speculation (down as Crazy Speculation in yours)
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Oops. Fixed and linked. :D
Here's a link to my contest in the Coalition Wargame forum.

Clash of Domains!
http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?t=1097918
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Oops. Fixed and linked. :D

Not a mistake on your part. I just changed the name. :P
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57023148 wrote:
People really think WotC is reprinting Lightning Bolt? Really? Are people that gullible?