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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by Jobe Bittman » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:17 pm

From the front page:

Mystery Map Winner Announced – We are very excited to announce the winner of our Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition. Congratulations to Jobe Bittman for his submission, “The One Who Watches From Below.” Look for it in stores later this year! Thanks to everyone who entered – the submissions were great and the competition was fierce.

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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by Blood Axe » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:25 pm

I dont want to miss this. I want a copy. Unfortunately, no store anywhere near me has anything for Free Rpg day. Any help?
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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by reverenddak » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:33 pm

silver wrote:From the front page:

Mystery Map Winner Announced – We are very excited to announce the winner of our Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition. Congratulations to Jobe Bittman for his submission, “The One Who Watches From Below.” Look for it in stores later this year! Thanks to everyone who entered – the submissions were great and the competition was fierce.
Congrats! Um, is Jobe Bittman on these forums?
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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by Jobe Bittman » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:59 pm

Actually, Dak, I'm Jobe Bittman. Due to how close the announcement came to Free RPG Day, this *might* actually be a real DCCRPG product instead of a Free RPG Day give away, so you should be able to get it at your local game store. /em crosses fingers

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Post by Pesky » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:23 pm

silver wrote:Actually, Dak, I'm Jobe Bittman. Due to how close the announcement came to Free RPG Day, this *might* actually be a real DCCRPG product instead of a Free RPG Day give away, so you should be able to get it at your local game store. /em crosses fingers
Congrats Jobe! I'm looking forward to checking out your module. :D
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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by Ravenheart87 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:18 pm

Congratulations!

So, how much does Joseph pay for you, can you buy a limo? :D Just kidding.
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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by beermotor » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:41 am

Congrats! You should run it here as a PbP.

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Post by GnomeBoy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:00 am

Congratulations!

...I'll just assume my submission was in second place... 8)
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Post by Raven_Crowking » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:06 am

Congratulations, Jobe!
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Post by Bilgewriggler » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:17 am

Well done, Jobe! Since I thought mine was really good, and yours was obviously even better, I can't wait to see it!
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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by Jobe Bittman » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:58 pm

Thanks for all the well wishes. When I wrote my submission, I guess the stars were right... and that's all I'm going to say on the subject until its in print.

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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by goodmangames » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:24 pm

It was a great submission, Jobe. All the judges agreed. A lot of people will enjoy playing it.

And to everyone else out there -- there were many good submissions. Overall it was a strong field of contenders. If I am in need of another adventure any time soon, I may be contacting some of the other candidates as runners-up.
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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by Relaxo » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:33 am

Congratulations, Jobe!
Can't wait to see it!

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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by Skars » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:25 am

Way to go Jobe! I can't wait to give it a shot.

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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by Drance » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:31 am

Congrats to you, Sir Jobe! I will be gracious in defeat, and hope that there will be a chance of resurrection for my own entry, should the Gods of Goodman see fit ;-) In the meantime, I'm looking forward to seeing Jobe's creation!

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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by headspice » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:08 am

Mr Goodman, Sir, I think many of us on this forum would love to see a list of the contestants and the titles of their entries that were sent out to the judges panel. :D
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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by Pesky » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:41 am

headspice wrote:Mr Goodman, Sir, I think many of us on this forum would love to see a list of the contestants and the titles of their entries that were sent out to the judges panel. :D
Hmm, I have to say that I'm not a member of this camp (Sorry headspice!). However, if there is any critical feedback and/or judges' notes that each constestant can read for his/her own submission, then that would be cool for self-improvement purposes.
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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by headspice » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:33 pm

I guess I might have been a bit presumptuous. I just assumed that if one entered a creative contest, one would naturally be curious if their work made it to a final round of judging. I know I sure am! :o
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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by goodmangames » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:39 pm

There were 24 adventures in the semi-final round, then 5 in the final round from which the final decision was made. Here are the 5 titles that made it into the final pool of selections. I will leave it up to individual authors to identify their own work if they would like their names to be public. The titles are:

Cavern Fortress of Kaerbagon
Sinister Sanctum of Tar-Imn-Dei
The Cave of Tomb Eater Hill
The Demon Spire
The One Who Watches From Below (winner)
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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by GnomeBoy » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:29 pm

ah.

So I was sixth... :wink:
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Post by Pesky » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:50 pm

goodmangames wrote:There were 24 adventures in the semi-final round, then 5 in the final round from which the final decision was made. Here are the 5 titles that made it into the final pool of selections. I will leave it up to individual authors to identify their own work if they would like their names to be public. The titles are:

Cavern Fortress of Kaerbagon
Sinister Sanctum of Tar-Imn-Dei
The Cave of Tomb Eater Hill
The Demon Spire
The One Who Watches From Below (winner)
"The Cave of Tomb-Eater Hill" was my submission. I'm surprised and honored to have made it to the final 5, especially among this talented crowd. Thanks Joseph and judges! :D
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Post by GaryMcBride » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:22 am

"The Demon Spire" was mine and I'm flattered to be in such great company and to have made the final five. I'm a full time game designer working both for my own publishing house and for publishers such as Fantasy Flight Games, Frog God Games and many others.

And I love DCC and remain very interested in doing some writing for Goodman Games.

But in the meantime, you can check out what I'm up here at Fire Mountain Games. I'm just finishing up a six-book campaign for villains called "Way of the Wicked".

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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by Bean965 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:05 am

Congratulations Jobe!

I wrote the outline for Sinister Sanctum of Tar-Imn-Dei and am honored to have made into the top 24 and the final five, amongst such an accomplished group of adventure writers.

I'm currently making a career change from non-profit management to tabletop and digital game design. I write a monthly game design blog and publish some of my game design work on my website - http://www.stevebeangames.com - so please check me out online!

Unless Goodman Games wants to publish it :wink: I will plan to write the full adventure and post it on my website - I'll announce it here when it's up (I'll have to add it to the long list of projects on my design table including a cooperative card game called KILL HITLER! and a Euro game called Atlantis: The Eroding Empire). I'm happy to post/promote other finalists' work on my site as well.

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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by Jedidiah Curzon » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:32 am

Gratz, Jobe!

Guess I came sixth as well! :wink:

Looking forward to reading your adventure when it's released ...

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PS! Mine was called "The Lair of the See-it-All, Know-it-All" .... I was kinda happy with it, so I'll guess I'll write it up and play it through with my group when they reach the appropriate level... :o
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Re: Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition

Post by beermotor » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:38 am

Also tied for sixth! You know, I think I neglected to title mine. :oops:

I guess that's a good publishing lesson to learn the hard way.

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