Remember the One Page Dungeon Contest 2009? Good times!
Dates: Submission deadline is March 1, 0:00 GMT. Based on last year’s experience, judges will have one month to read all the submissions and another two weeks to discuss the result. Winners will be announced April 18, 0:00 GMT. A pitty this will be too late for International Traditional Gaming Week 2010!
Judges: I’m still looking for judges! Five to seven would be a good number, I think. Last year we got a bit under 120 submissions. If you read four submissions every day, you will still need thirty days to read them all. Or looking at it another way, if you need ten minutes for each submission, you will spend a total of twenty hours reading. Last year we had less time, so I’m not worried. Interested? Let me know → firstname.lastname@example.org!
Prizes: Do you have prizes to donate? Let me know → email@example.com!
Submissions: Here’s how to submit your entry.
- Participants create a One Page Dungeon.
- Submitting a dungeon to the contest releases it under the Creative Common Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license with credit to the contest participant.
- The submission must have a name, an author, a map, a key, a link to the license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) and no game stats.
- A link to your blog, wandering monsters, random events, adventure background or introduction, and descriptions of tricks or traps are all optional.
- One entry per participant. Participants may revise/replace their entries up until the end of contest, with the last revision counting as their official entry.
- Submission must be mailed in PDF, Open Office, or Microsoft Word format to Alex Schröder → firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you’re also hosting your submission elsewhere, you’re welcome to link to it from the One Page Dungeon Contest page.
- If you’re not hosting your submission elsewhere, your entry may be hosted on the contest site.
Process: Here’s how we’ll determine the winners.
- Every judge nominates twenty entries and proposes a category for each.
- We prepare a list of the entries that get three or more nominations. These are the nominations.
- Every judge again nominates five entries from this smaller list.
- All entries getting three nominations or more are the judge’s picks.
- We try to make sure that every judge has at least three of his picks in the final list. Judge with an eclectic taste may find that not many of their nominations made it into this list. As the idea is to not only reflect popular opinion but to also capture some of the more eclectic entries out there, judges may add additional submission to the judge’s picks until we feel that every judge is well represented. We’ll try to aim for three entries per judge.
- Based on the categories proposed in the first step, we try to assign a category to each entry on the list.
- The result is our release candidate 1. Judges gets to check whether their favorites are still on the list.
- We fix omissions and rename categories until we’re happy. This is our release candidate 2.
- We revise everything until we’re happy. We have our list of winners!
- If we have prizes (we currently don’t) each judge gets to nominate their favorite entry for a prize.
- We publish our list of winners!
- Somebody puts together a PDF of all the entries and a PDF of all the winners. We’ll make these PDFs available for download at no cost.