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Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 01-01-12 17:38 EST (US)         
Lords and Ladies, this year brings contests! On behalf of the Stronghold Heaven Staff I would like to invite everyone to compete in

The 2nd Fantasy Scenario Competition - For all games



The competition has closed



We are looking for fantasy/ficticious scenarios that can be set in any of the 6 games: Stronghold 1, Stronghold Crusader, Stronghold 2, Stronghold Legends, Stronghold Crusader Extreme or Stronghold 3. The scenario content is entirely up to you. The competition is designed to allow you all to let your imaginations run riot! The rules and mechanics of the competition are listed below:

- An user can join the competition with one or two scenarios: One for Stronghold 1, Stronghold Crusader or Stronghold Crusader: Extreme (Games Group I) and one for Stronghold 2, Stronghold Legends or Stronghold 3 (Games Group II)

- You must complete a new scenario, not a map already public on the downloads section of SHH or any other website (although you may use a semi-completed scenario from your hard drive)

- Only maps with scripting and preset gameplay. No skirmish, freebuild, castle builder, multiplayer maps are allowed.

- To join the contest, users will have to send their entries to Lord_of_Hell@heavengames.com along with any additional files (e.g. story/instructions).

- The entries are closing on 1st April 2012 Hopefully that will give enough time to everybody to show their best.

- There will be two winners, one for Games Group I and one for Games Group II (see the meanings upper)

- Entries will be judged by members of Stronghold Heaven Staff on unique scenario design, a strong story and/or instructions, excellent use of the editor and a genuine 'feel' of fantasy or fiction throughout your scenario.

- Eye candy is up to the designer. Lack of them will not affect the score.


Additional Notes & Updates


- In case you send your entry earlier then update your scenario, you can always re-send your entry and the last one will count. However, do not spam with entries.
In addition, the entries you send will have to be complete. Do not send files with the purpose to complete an earlier entry. If you forget something, re-send everything again.

- The Story counts equally as any other category (design, balance etc). Since it's a fantasy scenario, the story is a must. To keep it easy for everyone we will follow the review guidelines:
> No text -1.
> A couple of lines that dont really explain the map or objectives - 2.
> A basic story that explains what the map is about- 3.
> Good, compressive and detailed story - 4
> Exceptional story - 5.
Rating goes down if there are grammar/spelling mistakes. No, you don't have to write a novel. If you found your map idea, words should come by themselves.

- Who are the exact judges?
Games Group I (SH1; SHC; SHC:E): Lord_of_Hell & Peter2008 & DeSteff2222
Games Group II (SH2; SHL; SH3): Doomsword & Stratego
Judges will evaluate each map in particular then compare them and decide together which is the best. Their decision is final.

- After the judges will have decided the best map for each Games Group, participants will be invited to submit their scenarios to the Stronghold Heaven Downloads section. [Edit 2nd April: No reason to further delay the maps publication. They are free to be released]
Soon after they are approved, each of them will receive at least one review from the judges.

The closing date for entries is 1st April 2012. The judging time will depend on the number of entries. Afterwards, the winners and their maps will be spotlighted in a news post.
Prize: The winners will get a Custom Title in the forums.

In this thread you can: ask questions, announce your participation, post pictures and updates from your contest map or suggest additions. Updates of the post will be noted in a post if required.

You may not submit your contest map to the download section until 1st April 2012 when the entries are closed.
In addition, Staff members that are judges must not playtest maps that are going to join the competition. This has to be in the users' attention as well. You can eventually request playtesting from another user but maps that have been tested by a judge and Staff member will not join the competition.

Who has announced his participation? (Click on a nickname to view his map updates!)
PerfectImperfect, Aleks S I (SH-K), Fayez2010, SkullHeroLord, WL_D Arthus, Charles of Tours (SH-K), wolfman4god, Duc Volpe (SH-K), PaultheDubious (SH-K), Adam the First, GiGaBaNE, AZ ViTrAzhAs, La LUmiere (Lord Falkord from SFH), Gryfon (SFH), The Dragonheart, Sir Killer CDL (SFH), Korsfarer Mogens, LordBlackadder.
Who has sent his entry ?
PaultheDubious (SH-K), Korsfarer Mogens, LordBlackadder
, Duc Volpe (SH-K), Fayez2010, Sir_Vet, Charles of Tours, WL_D Arthus, La LUmiere, Heroesflorian.


With that said, let us see as much competitors and competitive spirit as possible!

Good luck competing and have fun designing,
The Stronghold Heaven Staff

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[This message has been edited by Lord_of_Hell (edited 04-03-2012 @ 05:48 PM).]

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Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 02-26-12 07:46 EST (US)     76 / 162       
PaultheDubious has sent his entry!
I am awaiting for everyone else's by 1st April 2012

EDIT: Korsfarer Mogens has also submitted his entry.

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[This message has been edited by Lord_of_Hell (edited 02-26-2012 @ 11:16 AM).]

Korsfarer Mogens
Archer
posted 02-27-12 09:01 EST (US)     77 / 162       
I am awaiting for everyone else's by 1st April 2012
Only a fool would submit on that day?
Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 02-28-12 15:00 EST (US)     78 / 162       
We'll see that :P

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Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 03-08-12 06:07 EST (US)     79 / 162       
Less than a month left before the contest ends.

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The Dragonheart
Archer
posted 03-14-12 04:53 EST (US)     80 / 162       
My CPU burnt out. Don't have any time to be map making right now.

If I get my computer fixed soon, I'll try to finish my map before April 1st.

I haven't done much landscaping, so finishing in 2 weeks doesn't look good

[This message has been edited by The Dragonheart (edited 03-14-2012 @ 04:54 AM).]

Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 03-14-12 13:51 EST (US)     81 / 162       
That's too bad. Keep up with the progress though, the community will welcome another map from you regardless if it doesn't compete

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peter2008
Knight
posted 03-14-12 22:04 EST (US)     82 / 162       
Yes, sad to hear about the incident, The Dragonheart. And +1 to Lord_of_Hell's wish.

I want to mention that I enjoyed playing the creations contributed so far.

Of Honour without Fame,
Of Greatness without Splendour,
Of Dignity without Pay
- Walter Benjamin
Wolfman4God
Archer
posted 03-18-12 22:45 EST (US)     83 / 162       
I am sorry to say But I too must withdraw from this competition, for I do not have enough time to work on my map. It will most likely be my hardest, so that is why I ran out of time. I will release it in the future, so keep you eyes peeled.

I hope these competitions do continue for I was really looking forward to the ending of this regardless of the outcome.

Run like heck, and earn your puke!
Wolfman
Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 03-19-12 16:22 EST (US)     84 / 162       
It is likely there will be more competitions from now on.

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Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 03-20-12 18:00 EST (US)     85 / 162       
LordBlackadder has submitted his entry.

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PerfectImperfect
Archer
posted 03-23-12 21:55 EST (US)     86 / 162       
I'm afraid, too, I'll have to pull out of this contest. Things are just too caught up at the moment and I have naught the time to finish my map. I will try my hardest, however.
ericgolf
Earl
posted 03-24-12 04:32 EST (US)     87 / 162       
Better that it be finished and entered than sit unfinished on your hard disk going to waste

He who hesitates is.... er....
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Fayez2010
Archer
posted 03-24-12 10:32 EST (US)     88 / 162       
After three sad news from our players, here's a good one:

"Just three days remaining until the submission of the most deatiled map in the history of my mapmaking."

And just 7 days remaining until all the players can play that.

Titanic is as strong, even God can't sink it.
Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 03-24-12 13:32 EST (US)     89 / 162       
That's great news Fayez

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The Dragonheart
Archer
posted 03-24-12 15:32 EST (US)     90 / 162       
If the competition could be extended by 1 month, I'd be able to submit my entry.

Otherwise, I'm out. My map will be posted by itself a few weeks into April/May.
Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 03-24-12 18:34 EST (US)     91 / 162       
Unfortunately we cannot do that as it would be unfair for the rest of the competitors/gamers. I will consider extending future similar competitions by a month though.

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WL_D Arthus
Master Illuminator
posted 03-24-12 19:58 EST (US)     92 / 162       
You may get my map on April 1st if all goes to plan, still a lot to sort out before I'm done though
Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 03-25-12 03:32 EST (US)     93 / 162       
I hope it does go well

Due to the timezone differences I will accept submissions with a few hours delay if it would still be 1st April where the sender lives. Not a big help though

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[This message has been edited by Lord_of_Hell (edited 03-25-2012 @ 06:46 PM).]

Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 03-25-12 17:30 EST (US)     94 / 162       
Duc Volpe has submitted his entry.

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Charles of Tours
Archer
posted 03-28-12 18:08 EST (US)     95 / 162       
Right, been a while, but I am here to announce that the worst Stronghold map known to man-kind (created by myself) is almost done!

Regards: Charles of Tours

"Right action is better than knowledge. But in order to do what is right, we must know what is right." - Charlemagne
Fayez2010
Archer
posted 03-29-12 03:01 EST (US)     96 / 162       
A worst map said by you, not by me to be send is better than the best map sleeping in the hard disk.

Titanic is as strong, even God can't sink it.
Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 03-29-12 04:50 EST (US)     97 / 162       
Fayez2010 has submitted his entry.
Few more days until the competition closes.
Charles of Tours, glad you'll make it in time

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Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 03-29-12 14:13 EST (US)     98 / 162       
Sir_Vet has submitted his entry.

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EaglePrince
Archer
posted 03-29-12 15:11 EST (US)     99 / 162       
Oh, nice to see you, Charles - it's been a while...

It can't be worse than some of mine - when I saw maps by some guys from here, I got inferiority complex!
Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 03-30-12 11:52 EST (US)     100 / 162       
About 3 days left untill competition ends.
Sir_Vet has submitted his 2nd entry (for Games Group II)

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[This message has been edited by Lord_of_Hell (edited 03-30-2012 @ 05:14 PM).]

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