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Thjalfi:
So, the other squirrels and I were talking, and the pooka said "Hey, lets use some of these really neet features we've got access to!" We all nodded our heads, and promptly ignored him. However, a few days later, I decided that he had a point, and so we get...


THE NUTKINLAND D&D NPC DESIGN CONTEST

Using only OGL material from the SRD, present a fully-statted Major NPC for a fantasy d20 game. If you need a reference document, please use http://www.d20srd.org.

Submissions should include:
[*] A 500-750 word description of your NPC. Give us a little history, some background into how a DM might use this character.
[*] A ready-to-use stat block in the new WotC format.
[*] A stat block showing all the crunchy calculations. break down the skills, the bonuses, everything. [/list]

here's what the squirrel judges will be looking for:[*]Originality of the concept - does it possess that nearly indefinable quality that makes the difference between an ordinary stock NPC and an engaging and memorable NPC?
[*] Interesting descriptions - Give us some history & background. make an NPC that we would really enjoy putting into our own campaigns.
[*] Difficulty of concept - In other words, is it just a typical human fighter, or is it a wemic that uses an alternate base class, prestige class, and a template slapped onto it?
[*] Accuracy & Formatting - Did you get the rules right? howbout the stat-block formatting?[/list]

Other guidelines:
[*] Please use the Elite Array for ability scores.
[*] Please attempt to stay close to NPC wealth guidelines from the DMG.
[*] Please avoid Epic-Level challenges.[/list]

In order to submit an NPC for judging, go to the "group projects" acorn at the top. on the right hand side of that page, click on "submit an item," then "book page." in your submission, make sure the "parent field" is listed as "Nutkinland NPC Contest #1." The squirrels will take it from there.

Contest winners (1 if we get very few entries, 3 if we get a lot) will get access to a 150x150 avatar. The contest will accept new entries for three weeks - that means at 12pm Pacific time, on May 3rd, this one is over.

All submissions will be posted to a new group projects "book," so that these submissions remain a solid resource for any DMs who use our website.

Remember: this is all about having fun, so have fun!



 

Roger:
I just wanted to bring to your attention this information, which seems to indicate that, at this point, everyone might be better off avoiding the New Stat Block format.



Cheers,
Roger

Thjalfi:

--- Quote from: Roger ---I just wanted to bring to your attention this information, which seems to indicate that, at this point, everyone might be better off avoiding the New Stat Block format.



Cheers,
Roger
--- End quote ---


Hmm. Honestly, I think the new format is easier to read, and i'd still like to see them in that format. If WotC has issue, we will of course abide by a cease and desist order. Since this website  is not-for-profit in any way, shape, or form though, and from what i've seen WotC tends to leave things like this alone (no point in alienating this kind of fan base), I doubt there will be an issue. mostly the limitations of SRD material is for ease of judging (lazy bastard squirrel syndrome).

Knightcrawler:
At what point do they start using the new stat blocks?  Then I know what books to look in.

I hate stat blocks though.  :(

Never use them myself.

Thjalfi:

--- Quote from: Knightcrawler ---At what point do they start using the new stat blocks?  Then I know what books to look in.

I hate stat blocks though.  :(

Never use them myself.
--- End quote ---


DMG2 has it, and dungeon magazine starting with number 124.

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