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Hello, all. We have eight entries for the first-ever 24 hour RPG supplement contest. The entries, and the associated filepage for each are:

After þe Haunt, a supplement for þe Specter : After þe Haunt
The Animal Companion, a generic supplement : The Animal Companion
The Desert Portal, a supplement for Beyond Bightwater : The Desert Portal
Dragons and Six-Shooters, a supplement for Yes, Sir! : Dragons and Six-Shooters
Explorer's Quarterly, a supplement for Darker Continent : EXPLORER’S QUARTERLY
The Extraction: An Adventure for Musketeers, 1628, a supplement for Fudge : The Extraction: An Adventure for Muskeers, 1628 complete file
Korlok, Stock, and Barrel, a supplement for Korlok : Korlok, Stock, and Barrel 24 hour edition
Visionary of Love, a supplement for Blood & Bronze : Visionary of Love

Voting has begun!

In order to vote:

1 Download the files for all of the entries, and give them a good read.

2 Decide on what order you think the supplements should be ranked, from best to worst.

3 GeekMail your decision to me (quick link).


Voting algorithm

All registered users are eligible to vote. You can change your mind if you want by sending me an updated order of voting, but only if you do so before voting closes.

The contest will be decided by Single Transferable Vote (the same method as before). This is a voting method that is not possible (yet) using the poll functionality on this site, which is why you need to send me your votes instead. I will then count up the results in order to determine the winner.

The only information I need for your vote is a list of the games in the order that you think they should end up. You do not need to list all entries in your vote, but please list at least four entries as there are places for four winners. Listing fifth/sixth/etc. choices helps when the voting is close.

For full disclosure, I will be using the Droop quota with surplus votes reallocated through proportional allocation similar to the Gregory method.


Timeline

Deadline: Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

There are lots of supplements to read, and it takes time to digest them all and decide which is best. The voting period includes three weekends, so there shouldn't be any problems. Just in case, I'll extend the above deadline if I think that I haven't received enough votes (I'd like a minimum of 10 votes, at least as many as the number of contestants). If it's close to the deadline and you still need more time, let me know (by posting here) as that will affect my decision to extend the deadline.


Questions

Please ask any questions in this thread.

The vote-counting mechanism is ideally suited to this type of contest, but is complex and so I won't be surprised if there are requests for further explanation.

An answer to one important question that keeps cropping up:
Please wait until voting is over before posting any reviews of the supplements (we want people to vote based on their own opinions and not be unduly swayed by the thoughts of others). Session reports and PBF games are okay; play these games!
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I am stupidly excited about this
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Well, I'm officially out of the loop. I have only heard of one of the base games.
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Well, I'm officially out of the loop. I have only heard of one of the base games.

I doubt that matters. My entry is 99% stat-free, for example.
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Some really good entries here from my first read-through of the entries. Pretty impressive for 24 hours! It's going to be hard to order them... good job all around!
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Well, I'm officially out of the loop. I have only heard of one of the base games.

I doubt that matters. My entry is 99% stat-free, for example.


Yeah, I think most/all are understandable regardless of base system. And a couple are system neutral (mine and Inkwan's). Hopefully the obscurity doesn't keep many voters away, though.
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Our first three votes (including my own) are in. I'd like a lot more. Go read this stuff! It's very good, especially considering it was all done in a single day.
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I have gone through 3 of them. So far, I am very impressed! As for the comment about the systems, I have found that I could use the ones I have read as add-ons to different games I might run.
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I have, from reading the entries, now discovered the Homebrewery, which looks like something I'd love to play around with more in the future...
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I have, from reading the entries, now discovered the Homebrewery, which looks like something I'd love to play around with more in the future...


That was my response reading that entry. Not saying that the entry wasn't good, because it was. But it stuck in my mind because of Homebrewery.
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I have, from reading the entries, now discovered the Homebrewery, which looks like something I'd love to play around with more in the future...


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And of course, I mucked up the hyperlink to it (I'll fix it once voting is done).

But yes, the Homebrewery is great, provided you're comfortable using a modified Markup language for the formatting. Some of its presets are designed for 5e specifically, but it's a great layout program for any RPG, imo.

For anyone looking to use it, check out this link:
https://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/HJWLQsTwUZ

There are a number of resources it links to from that document, in addition to detailing some advanced Homebrewery techniques. But one that I've used previously is the "Homebrewery stains," which are images that are useful in creating image integrations like Page 10 of that link. I also make frequent use of the blending modes.
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adularia25 wrote:
I have, from reading the entries, now discovered the Homebrewery, which looks like something I'd love to play around with more in the future...


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And of course, I mucked up the hyperlink to it (I'll fix it once voting is done).

But yes, the Homebrewery is great, provided you're comfortable using a modified Markup language for the formatting. Some of its presets are designed for 5e specifically, but it's a great layout program for any RPG, imo.

For anyone looking to use it, check out this link:
https://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/HJWLQsTwUZ

There are a number of resources it links to from that document, in addition to detailing some advanced Homebrewery techniques. But one that I've used previously is the "Homebrewery stains," which are images that are useful in creating image integrations like Page 10 of that link. I also make frequent use of the blending modes.


That explains how you made it so professional so quickly!
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Work smarter, not harder.



You do need at least some intro coding knowledge. The tutorial stuff only takes you so far...you need to be comfortable tinkering to really get things to work, imo. It can save time, but I may not have been able to knock this out in 24hr. if I hadn't already created a few documents using it.

It also helps that it's made to adhere to 5e standards...that's where most of my work is, and it has a bunch of handy macros for various designs that match the Player's Handbook. I have the Adobe Suite, for example, but while the possibilities of those programs are greater, the initial time sink to get a layout I'd be happy with, and to recreate things like creature stat blocks from scratch, isn't worth it.

I'm a little surprised, tbh. I didn't realize the tool was much of a secret. Glad I was able to bring it to y'all's attention though.

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Just a couple days in and we already have five votes. Yay!

We still don't have quite enough votes to establish a top four, however. So get those votes in. There's still plenty of time to read and make up your mind.
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Work smarter, not harder.



You do need at least some intro coding knowledge. The tutorial stuff only takes you so far...you need to be comfortable tinkering to really get things to work, imo. It can save time, but I may not have been able to knock this out in 24hr. if I hadn't already created a few documents using it.

It also helps that it's made to adhere to 5e standards...that's where most of my work is, and it has a bunch of handy macros for various designs that match the Player's Handbook. I have the Adobe Suite, for example, but while the possibilities of those programs are greater, the initial time sink to get a layout I'd be happy with, and to recreate things like creature stat blocks from scratch, isn't worth it.

I'm a little surprised, tbh. I didn't realize the tool was much of a secret. Glad I was able to bring it to y'all's attention though.


Yeah, usually I build everything in InDesign. Which isn't bad when I have longer projects, but can be a bit much when I have less than 24 to get things done.

What I really need, is to make a cover template and start adding covers to my work, rather than just diving into the meat the game on the first page...
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We still don't have quite enough votes to establish a top four, however.

Do you need me to vote a couple more times?
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We still don't have quite enough votes to establish a top four, however.

Do you need me to vote a couple more times?


This isn't Chicago.
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We still don't have quite enough votes to establish a top four, however.

Do you need me to vote a couple more times?


This isn't Chicago.


But, I live near Chicago...does that count
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This isn't Chicago.


But, I live near Chicago...does that count


Are you dead? If you're dead, you can vote multiple times.
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There are seven ballots in currently. That's a good response! It is just barely enough to establish a top four results. It is not a particularly robust top four, however, and I'd love to see another dozen votes or so. Please vote, if you haven't yet done so.
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It says I have until June 11th... is that not the case? Because I can try to find time to vote this week (or next weekend) if necessary...
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You have until June 11th. But I like to keep elevating visibility to keep the contest in folks' minds. I think this increases response rate.
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But, I live near Chicago...does that count


Are you dead? If you're dead, you can vote multiple times.


Nowadays we rig the voting machines!
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You have until June 11th. But I like to keep elevating visibility to keep the contest in folks' minds. I think this increases response rate.

My turn to elevate the visibility: I've read these and voted and agree there are some excellent entries here!
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If I have never even heard of the base games... How can or even can... I vote?
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