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The Dog Days of August

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Alright fellas, it's time, it's here, it's now.

The Dog Days of August, A.K.A. The Guilds 3.0, A.K.A. Horrible Failure Act 3, is upon us at last.</fadark>

By popular request, and with community support, I bring you our third attempt at making cool shit in groups over 3 members with a timeframe of more than a single week.  This time, with a rather reality-TV esque spin, suggested by our very own Modern Algebra (who we love very much, and is sooo not the most unsung staff member).

IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THIS IS AN RPG MAKER COMPETITION


The Current Phase


We are currently HEATING UP!
This phase will end on Saturday, August 11th, at 11:59am EST


The Rules, A.K.A. How this shit goes down.

Team Signup Rules
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  • Every team must have a captain.
  • There can be more than two guilds.
  • The guild must decide upon a name by the end of the concept phase.
  • Teams do not have to be of equal size
  • You may not sign up to be on a particular team

The Picking Process
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  • Sunday, July 22nd, all of the team captains will meet in a top-secret IRC channel that isn't #crankeye.
  • First, there will be round-robin picking, in which each team captain picks from the pool of available team members, until there are no team members left.
  • If a team captain takes longer than 5 minutes to select their next team member, they forego that round of picks (disconnections nonwithstanding).
  • Once all team members have been picked, the trading phase will begin.
  • For one hour, team captains will be allowed to offer each other trades for team members.  These trades must then be sanctioned by the competition moderator (NAMKCOR)

The Competition Proper
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The Dog Days of August will take place in week long slices.

Week 0: July 22nd through July 28th, The Concept Phase 
  • For this week, the guild is required to plan out their project.
  • Concept Art and Writing can be done, but no "official" work can begin on the game.  What is "official" is up to the discretion of the competition moderator (NAMKCOR).  This includes but is not limited to face sets, sprites, sprite sheets, battlers, music, scripts, or libraries that are intended to be in the project proper.  Stylistic examples are fine.
  • On Saturday the 28th, each guild MUST submit a concept post to be judged by the panel.  Full disclosure is not necessary, however feature teasers, art teasers, and story teasers are perfect.  These teasers must be made in the public Concept Showcase thread (to be made).

Week 1: July 29th through August 4th, ROUND 1
  • Work on the game proper can begin!
  • Halfway through week 1 (Wednesday the 1st), a challenge will be announced.  Each team is required to fulfill the challenge conditions, or recieve a failing mark for the week.  The challenge is due on Saturday the 4th.  These submissions will be judged in secret by the panel.

Week 2: August 5th through August 11th, HEATING UP
  • Work on the game proper continues
  • Halfway through week 2 (Wednesday the 8th), a challenge will be announced.  Each team is required to fulfill the challenge conditions, or recieve a failing mark for the week.  The challenge is due on Saturday the 11th.  These submissions will be judged in secret by the panel.

Week 3: August 12th through August 18th, SWELTERING FURY
  • Work on the game proper continues
  • Halfway through week 3 (Wednesday the 15th), a challenge will be announced.  Each team is required to fulfill the challenge conditions, or recieve a failing mark for the week.  The challenge is due on Saturday the 18th.  These submissions will be judged in secret by the panel.

Week 4: July 19th through August 25th, SHOWDOWN
  • Work on the game proper must be completed!
  • There will be no challenge in the showdown week
  • On Saturday the 25th, at 12:00 EST, all games must be submitted to the contest moderator (NAMKCOR).  They will be distributed to the panel to be judged, then released to the public the day of results.

!!! PLEASE NOTE !!!
Community resource usage is 100% fine, HOWEVER, nothing can be custom made for the game by anyone who is not a guild member.

Judgement Rules
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  • Each of the judges is required to give a score between 0 and 5 points, based on how well a team completes the week's challenge.  This includes how complete the challenge was, how well they adhered to the challenge requirements, and if they went off course, or broke any of the challenge rules.
  • For final game judgement, each judge will give a score of 0 to 5 based on the overall quality, execution, style, and entertainment of the game.  This can be a personal score, but it is recommended that one takes into account how well put together a game is, and not penalize it solely on not being fun to you.
  • Scores for each challenge must be in the day after the challenge is due.
  • Scores for the final game must be turned in the week after they are due.
  • Scores do NOT have to be whole numbers.

How the Winners are Decided
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  • Every week, each guild receives up to 5 points from each judge.  The average of the judges' scores is taken (rounded to the nearest tenth), and added to the guild's cumulative score.  Following the final judgement, the team with the most points wins.
  • Failing to complete a challenge results in a score of zero for that week.  You will not be disqualified for failing to turn in a challenge.
  • Failing to submit a final game will result in disqualification.


The Guild Leaders


  • Acolyte
  • Gracie
  • D&P3


The Guild Hopefuls


  • IAMFORTE - Mapper
  • Bayard - Jack-of-all-Trades/Mascot
  • Madurai - Writer/Eventer/Mapper
  • blackjackal211 - Writer/Musician
  • Omri Lahav - Musician
  • Lethrface - Spriter
  • Qwerty - Writer
  • cozziekuns - Eventer/Scripter
  • fci525 - Writer/Dialogue
  • ComputerZombies - Writer
  • Pacman - Scripting/Eventing
  • Cloudfall - Music/Mapping
  • Brady - Eventing/Mapping/Spriter
  • Mustidie - Writer/Artist
  • Epicrolo - Musician
  • 7RacerBoy77 - Eventer/Writer
  • Statesman88 - Mapper/Eventer
  • BadWolf - Writer
  • Gallade - Storyboarder/Eventer
  • Jomarcenter - Grammar? Iunno.
  • MelynnRose - Artist/Spriter
  • Anski - Writer/Concept Artist/Queen
  • misterdelta99 - Writer/Music
  • TDS - Scripting Guru


The Judges


  • Holk
  • Firerain
  • Nightwolf
  • Irock
  • Amycha19
  • Joy[/li[
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I'll judge.

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I'm busy at certain points in august, but I should be able to participate as primarily a mapper

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I shall lead my team to victory.

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can i be a judge

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Saturday, July 11th
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Take me to this universe of yours where the 11th of July 2012 is a Saturday.
it's like a metaphor or something i don't know

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I've a feeling I'm going to regret it with my lack of time and muse lately, but I'll sign up for a guild hopeful to help get things rolling. Maybe it'll help me find my focus again. Put me down as Eventer/Scripter/Jack-Of-All-Trades/Mascot, the kind of person who'll do whatever is needed to advance the progress. I'd suggest extending the time for letting people join in though, you never know who's on vacation at the moment.

Also, I'll commit hara kiri if I somehow get stuck in a certain someone's LO guild. :|
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I could, but it would either cut into the planning or actual work time.  The idea was to have all the work done in august, hence the name.

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Well, I'd love to be a writer for a team for this. Sounds really fun.

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I've actually got a lot of free time to do this.  I fancy myself a writer and musician, but I'm flexible.

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I'd like to sign up as a musician.
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I'd join in as a spriter but I'm not 100% sure how my job schedule will be.  For the next two or three weeks at least, I'll be working 8 to 5 at my new job during training.  (I may regret this though and keep in mind I may have to drop out at the last second depending on how the job goes)
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I would like to be a writer.  :lol:

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Due to work and personal project constraints, I can not commit to a team. However, I could judge if it is needed!

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I guess I can join in as an eventer/scripter.

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I'm adding Aedales name to the judge list for the moment unless Namkcor says otherwise. I think she'd prefer it if the judges for a forum competition had more than one post on the forum, so Iunno. Everyone else is added to the roster, both known members and new ones. QwertyholyshitI'vegotalongname needs a name change though.




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I would prefer the judges are active community members that I can rely on to actually submit scores.

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I could be a writer, be it story, dialog, or whatever. There's a link to an excerpt from a short story I'm working on. I realize it's not the same kind of writing, but I thought a sample might be nice.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cgvbdfv512dmx9u/1.txt

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I'm in. If anybody wants me that is ;) I'm a writer with five years of experience in making games and 2 years of computer journalism. My current job is at dorktech.com and my articles are at http://dorktech.com/author/chris-mccrory/

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    Judgement Rules
    Spoiler for:
    • Each of the judges is required to give a score between 0 and 5 points, based on how well a team completes the week's challenge.  This includes how complete the challenge was, how well they adhered to the challenge requirements, and if they went off course, or broke any of the challenge rules.
    • For final game judgement, each judge will give a score of 0 to 5 based on the overall quality, execution, style, and entertainment of the game.  This can be a personal score, but it is recommended that one takes into account how well put together a game is, and not penalize it solely on not being fun to you.
    [li]Scores for each challenge must be in the
    [/li][/list]
    What?

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    I don't really know how busy I will be in August, or if I'll be completely free - it depends on a lot of factors so,
    I can sign up as a Judge, if it's okay that I withdraw from my position if I feel I can't really get the job done~
    Arlen is hot.

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    This looks as if it will be deliciously entertaining.

    I'll spectate.

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      Judgement Rules
      Spoiler for:
      • Each of the judges is required to give a score between 0 and 5 points, based on how well a team completes the week's challenge.  This includes how complete the challenge was, how well they adhered to the challenge requirements, and if they went off course, or broke any of the challenge rules.
      • For final game judgement, each judge will give a score of 0 to 5 based on the overall quality, execution, style, and entertainment of the game.  This can be a personal score, but it is recommended that one takes into account how well put together a game is, and not penalize it solely on not being fun to you.
      [li]Scores for each challenge must be in the
      [/li][/list]
      What?

      It should have said that the scores need to be in the day after the challenge is due.  Fixed.

      I don't really know how busy I will be in August, or if I'll be completely free - it depends on a lot of factors so,
      I can sign up as a Judge, if it's okay that I withdraw from my position if I feel I can't really get the job done~

      If you were to withdraw, understand that all of your scores would be stricken out.

      It should be fun to see how these teams full of writers will MAKE A GAME.

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      I'll be a judge then. :)