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28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia (ended)
« on: 18:53:36 - 04/10/11 »
This contest is a creativity challenge where a player has to imagine an encyclopedia entry for a creature in the Estiah universe.

The entry will look like this:

Name: The name of the creature. It could either be the name of a very specific individual, or the name of a race.
Image: This is a small visual representation of the creature. It can be a gif / jpeg / png image but the size must not exceed 100*100px (optional)
Location: The place where the creature is most likely found.
Description: A general description of the creature. Should not exceed 5 lines.
Attacks: Describe how your creature would defend itself in a fight. The format is free: you can just explain, try to format it like Estiah charms, or even draw a schema. The text or the drawing should remain relatively small. Keep in mind that the goal is not especially to create a real / balanced monster, just to describe how you think the creature would attack.
[Trait1]: Traits 1 to 4 are categories you are free to chose. It could be anything that you feel describe well your creature. For example: Favorite food, mating dance, pick-up line, ... (Remember to replace TraitX with the category name, for example [Favourite Food]: Snow Bunnies)
[Trait2]:
[Trait3]:
[Trait4]:


How to choose your creature:
It could be anything Estiah-related. You can pick an enemy from a dungeon (First Mate Syrup, Mountain Yeti ...), something that is just hinted at (Werecrab, Meuroque...) or even a creature that would fit into the lore (red dragon whelp, zombie cow, ...). You could even stretch it out to some of the obscure Estiah meme like "The Saladmama", but don't just pick real player names.

What you should not pick:
- Real life persons, known fictional characters (Sephiroth, Super meat boy, ...) or things that would seem too much out of place in Estiah (Tri-headed proto dragon, Cthulhu, ...)


The entries will have to be sent to contact@estiah.com, with the following subject:
[28th Contest] - YourName    (for example: [28th Contest] - Lezard)
And with the graphical elements attached.

You are also allowed to post your monster on the forum if you wish, but only mail submissions will be registered.

The contest will last until April the 30th.
Past that date, we will pick a grand winner and several runner-ups, and all of them will receive prizes.

There will be two main criteria for rating submissions: Creativity and fun.
The quality of the monster image is always a little plus, but even if you're only able to draw stick figures, it won't prevent you from winning the grand prize.

The best submission will be awarded a real-life Estiah item. The nature of the item will remain a secret until it is received!

Good luck to everyone.
« Last Edit: 17:16:47 - 05/08/11 by Lezard »

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Re: 28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia
« Reply #1 on: 18:57:19 - 04/10/11 »
UMAD, Lez?


more low content stuff specially for qqchampion
« Last Edit: 19:01:10 - 04/10/11 by Zenetar »

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Re: 28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia
« Reply #2 on: 20:21:23 - 04/10/11 »
how many submissions per person? unlimited?
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Re: 28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia
« Reply #3 on: 20:25:06 - 04/10/11 »
how many submissions per person? unlimited?

Let's make it a maximum of 2 per person. Quality over quantity.

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Re: 28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia
« Reply #4 on: 03:23:27 - 04/11/11 »
If we do submit 2, would you prefer them both in the same message or separately?

Awesome contest btw! Very excited!
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Re: 28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia
« Reply #5 on: 08:21:15 - 04/11/11 »
If we do submit 2, would you prefer them both in the same message or separately?

Any is fine

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Re: 28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia
« Reply #6 on: 04:57:31 - 04/13/11 »
Hey Lez - might want to put notice of this contest up on the front page too!

Seems way too quiet... :(
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Re: 28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia
« Reply #7 on: 06:29:12 - 04/13/11 »
The best submission will be awarded a real-life Estiah item. The nature of the item will remain a secret until it is received!

I think this is a small piece of Elm or something better like, Painting: "Ancient Meuroque Rune"  :D

p.s. How to relate the person who subscribed the designed monsters with certain charecter in Estiah world? Like say, It is possible for me to subscribe my work under the name Yogurt, Sourmilk or even Merton.
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Re: 28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia
« Reply #8 on: 08:29:39 - 04/13/11 »
The best submission will be awarded a real-life Estiah item. The nature of the item will remain a secret until it is received!

I think this is a small piece of Elm or something better like, Painting: "Ancient Meuroque Rune"  :D

p.s. How to relate the person who subscribed the designed monsters with certain charecter in Estiah world? Like say, It is possible for me to subscribe my work under the name Yogurt, Sourmilk or even Merton.

Yes, you can pose as someone else. If you do this to reach the 2-submission limit, you'll be found out quite fast.
And if you win with someone else's name... then too bad for you!

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Re: 28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia
« Reply #9 on: 17:56:03 - 04/14/11 »
Awesome contest !  ;D

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Re: 28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia
« Reply #10 on: 20:31:20 - 04/16/11 »
I've sent in my two submissions!

For the second submission, I used the subject line [28th Contest] - Jozabar (2 of 2) if that's OK!

This contest embodies my three favorite things about Estiah - an emphasis on fun, a feeling of community, and space for controlled creativity.


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Re: 28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia
« Reply #11 on: 13:24:44 - 04/17/11 »
For the second submission, I used the subject line [28th Contest] - Jozabar (2 of 2) if that's OK!

No issue with that, both entries are received

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Re: 28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia
« Reply #12 on: 16:09:09 - 04/17/11 »
Is it 2 entries per alt?
Great contest! :)

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Re: 28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia
« Reply #13 on: 16:24:32 - 04/17/11 »
2 Entries per real-life player.

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Re: 28th Contest: Creature Encyclopedia
« Reply #14 on: 00:29:17 - 04/19/11 »
Sent in one entry, may send in another if I have time...fun contest :)