Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread

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Which entry should win the contest?

Poll ended at Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:00 pm

Temple of the Seas by Alan Vetter
2
13%
Farin's Folly by Clinton L. Robison
2
13%
The Horror Within by Russ Robinson
4
25%
Three Days Of Peace And Music by Sean Wellington
3
19%
The Children of Zewlac by Kyle Hettinger
4
25%
Descent Into Culwich by James Lemon
1
6%
 
Total votes: 16
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Re: Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread

Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:10 pm

ACK. A TIE.

So I must cast the tiebreaker vote.

Tomorrow. Tomorrow I will announce the winner. I feel I must re-read both frontrunners before casting a vote.
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Re: Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread

Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:11 pm

Solomoriah wrote: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:10 pm ACK. A TIE.

So I must cast the tiebreaker vote.

Tomorrow. Tomorrow I will announce the winner. I feel I must re-read both frontrunners before casting a vote.
I antagonized over this very choice.
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Re: Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread

Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:21 pm

I would like to thank everyone for voting. I know that Solo has an extremely hard decision to make. I enjoyed all the entries.

Also if Cryanhall or anyone else that missed the deadline for the competition still has their work, please share with us. We're sorry you missed out on the voting, but that doesn't stop any of you from sharing your work for all of us to enjoy.
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Re: Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread

Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:51 pm

Bumblepig wrote: Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:58 pm
gabeprime wrote: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:50 am I was going to vote for Zewlac but then realised the voting just finished. Oh man.
Yes, please vote for Zewlac!
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AlMan wrote: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:21 pm I would like to thank everyone for voting. I know that Solo has an extremely hard decision to make. I enjoyed all the entries.
Same sentiment here. I appreciate both of the votes Farin's Folly got (and neither was my own). I enjoyed all the entries and was amazed to see what variety of adventures this scenario spawned. Best of luck to the two tied front-runners. Solo indeed has a tough choice ahead.
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Re: Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread

Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:56 am

gabeprime wrote: Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:38 pmDone. :)
Haha, so glad you did! Thanks for overcoming the tyranny of time zones to cast your vote. :)
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Re: Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread

Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:38 pm

Hey, I tied! Woo hoo!

Why do shoe laces never win the race?

They always tie.
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Re: Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread

Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:10 pm

Alright, folks, this was a hard decision. I sat down this morning and re-read both adventures from end to end. Both share several distinctions, including multi-layered threats, deceitful NPCs, and interesting and engaging backstories. I re-read them, as I say, and then I spent my day doing other things while the gears of my subconscious ground through them.

At the end of the day, literally in fact, I arrived at my choice. I was swayed by a few things: First, that the author of my selected winner had actually made an interesting use of the odd entranceway to area 33, even involving a "special" in the adjacent room. I dropped that nonsense in there just to see if anyone was paying attention. The author also used a monster I would have probably never used otherwise, a creation of Omer Golan-Joel, and used it in a way that I'm sure would please Omer. Finally, and most importantly, I was swayed by a feeling that my selected winner would be fun to run at the Quincy Mall Monster Mash next weekend. To be fair, both frontrunners would be a blast to run there... I just feel that my choice has the slightest edge in that arena.

My choice: The Children of Zewlac by Kyle Hettinger.

Kyle, please send me a PM identifying your Paypal account, so that I can send you the prize money. If you need to create one first, I'll wait, just let me know.

In a few days I'll upload a compiled version of The Dark Temple, with the adventures in the following order:

The Children of Zewlac by Kyle Hettinger
The Horror Within by Russ Robinson
Three Days Of Peace And Music by Sean Wellington
Temple of the Seas by Alan Vetter
Farin's Folly by Clinton L. Robison
Descent Into Culwich by James Lemon

Anyone who was working on a key for this dungeon but did not make the deadline for the contest may still submit their version for inclusion in the final module; they will be added in the order received, at the end (naturally). I don't want this to go on forever, so please, if you have intentions of submitting a key, please do so before December 1st.

Congratulations to Kyle, and thanks to all who participated!
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Re: Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread

Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:13 pm

A big round of applause to Bumblepig!!!!!!
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Re: Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread

Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:26 pm

Congrats!!

And kudos to all the contributors! Great stuff from each!
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Re: Dark Temple Contest Voting Thread

Post Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:08 am

Congratulations!!! ::applause:: Well deserved.

So glad to see all the amazing entries. Thank you all for letting me join in on the fun.
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