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Paired Concept Art & Short-Story Contest - WarCraft IV: Atlas of Destruction

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by Pharaoh_, Sep 20, 2014.

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  1. Zzonehardy

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    I would love to join! This is like the only thing I do! I am looking for an artist to team up with right now, but I haven't done a contest yet, we can start working on it and have our first WIP on October first? or you cannot start until October first..?
     
  2. Kyrbi0

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    I may just set up that "team matchmaking/networking" thread if no one else wants to...

    That being said, it might be nice to divide the "Rules" section up into "Writers" Rules and "Artists" Rules, for ease-of-reading.

    Also, question: It doesn't say anywhere, but can we join multiple teams? (e.g. I'm an artist, and I want to lend my artistry to two different Writers, so I join 2 teams as an Artist). Alternatively, may we join multiple teams as long as we fulfill different roles? (e.g. I want to be the Artist for one team, and the Writer for another)?

    Granted, I can't imagine anyone with the time to do this, but nevertheless it should be explicitly stated. : )
     
  3. Pharaoh_

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    Poll for naming? No, I don't see any need for that and it only hinders the process for no substantial reason (name's not functional, it's cosmetic). As I said, Atlas of Destruction could be a potential name for WarCraft IV; it doesn't impose any restrictions on what you should do.

    Yes, you get to choose the excerpt, as long as both of the team members agree.

    There's your answer. Though you can start planning and/or drafting.

    The topic will be created within the Arena and it will be updated with the entrants. Participation is allowed even after the contest's initiation, this is why it doesn't make a lot of sense to set up a thread like that so prematurely.

    The point of them being merged is for both parties to equally acknowledge each others' rules.

    No, one can not join multiple teams, under no circumstances. Thanks for asking, I'll update the rules.
     
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  4. Edge45

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    hmmm, nice, but no idea on writing nor "artisting", but goodluck to the contestants
    (especially you Kyrbi0, make it troly good :>)
     
  5. bethmachine

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    If someone needs a writer as a partner I'm available.
     
  6. Zzonehardy

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    Can we "register" teams now?
     
  7. Kyrbi0

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  8. gorillabull

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    i would join just for the shirt.. problem is i have no idea what to do xD
     
  9. Sclammerz

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    I was attracted by the Warcraft IV thingies. Well silly me. :3
     
  10. don_svetlio

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    I'd gladly offer my poetical skills but I have a question. For those of us who prefer to write in verse and tend to rarely go past 1 000 words, how are we supposed to reach 3 500? I mean, I guess I could force myself to write a giant-ass poem but it's going to get repetitive at some point.
     
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  11. Dat-C3

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    Can there be solo teams? I really hope so. . .
     
  12. IcemanBo

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    I'm sure you can make it solo, if you want.
     
  13. don_svetlio

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    You can as far as I know but you have to handle both sides of it - the concept art and the story.

    On a side note, anyone good with concept art interested in teaming up?
     
  14. Mythic

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    In threes though? xD

    Freehand + Digital + Story
     
  15. Pharaoh_

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    If you can draw even a bit, I suggest you tried it out, don't be intimidated by that. I purposefully made the execution weigh less than the theme and the concept. Try out some tutorials and put your imagination in what you do. You can also look for inspiration on various Google images with the keywords 'fantasy character concept art'.

    Who knows, maybe you'll eventually like it, improve, and become the next concept artist :)
     
  16. don_svetlio

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    That still doesn't answer my question, are poets also to abide by the 3.500 word rule or do they get a different set of limits?
     
  17. Pharaoh_

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    Poems as whole pieces are not allowed. Including a small poem however in your story, it's fine.

    P.S. I didn't see that question to answer it :p
     
  18. don_svetlio

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    Ah I see. It's a bit discouraging for me but if someone wants to team up I'll write a normal story.

    EDIT: I know I look desperate but if I actually manage to get a poem to 3 500 words will it be accepted?
     
  19. Kyrbi0

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    It's not a matter of looking 'desperate', but it is unorthodox. However, nowhere in the rules do I see anything about not writing a poem; rather, your "short story" entry can be in a poetic style (basically a short-story-length poem), so I'd imagine you can go right ahead.

    Might be difficult, but doable I s'pose. Just like Beowulf or the Iliad/Odysey or one of the other classic epics (<- and I use that word literally).
     
  20. don_svetlio

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    I'm not entirely sure I'd be able to write something the size of Dante's Inferno but I might as well try. If I manage to get 1 000 words, that would be a personal achievement so yeah, challenge accepted :D.

    EDIT: I have nearly 3 months, should be doable.
     
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