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Postby architect » Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:25 pm

I'm gonna ask for Ben to weigh in on this, since the Yellow category is his brain child. I'll reserve the final judgement to him, but I'm gonna guess he's gonna say no as well.


Lenny is correct. Castle accessories should be made around the time of the yellow castle. So grill helms (1984) would be ok but new visor helms (1990) would not be ok. Those helmets aren't appropriate for the older style as they are much larger compared to the size of older helmets.

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Postby forester3291 » Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:02 pm

I was wondering if I would be alowed to enter and Orcish Ship in the Ship catagory. If not that's fine.

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Postby Glencaer » Sun Nov 28, 2004 3:09 pm

forester3291 wrote:I was wondering if I would be alowed to enter and Orcish Ship in the Ship catagory. If not that's fine.


Is it a ship? Is it medieval? Why do you think you wouldn't be able to? I'm thinking the answer is yes, but as I have said before - unless you post a link to pictures, I can't make a positive determination.

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Postby forester3291 » Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:23 pm

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forester3291 wrote:I was wondering if I would be alowed to enter and Orcish Ship in the Ship catagory. If not that's fine.


Is it a ship? Is it medieval? Why do you think you wouldn't be able to? I'm thinking the answer is yes, but as I have said before - unless you post a link to pictures, I can't make a positive determination.

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It's a ship. Bit since Orcs are a Fantasy creture I wasn't too sure how the Medeival would sound. And I didn't take pics yet because I haven't started to build the MOC yet. I just wanted to know if an Orcish ship was alowed. Orcs are technically not "Medeival" creatures. But the Ship itself can be if you know what I mean.

I'm assuming it will count so I will build it. Thanks for your help Lenny!
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Postby Dragon Master » Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:19 am

This is a question about the carriage part of the contest.

Will outside things like buildings, scenery, and figs that are not in the carriage count towads the playability?
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Postby architect » Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:28 am

This is a question about the carriage part of the contest.

Will outside things like buildings, scenery, and figs that are not in the carriage count towads the playability?


No. Outside scenery of vehicles, siege weapons, ships, etc will not help and should not be made. Scenery may help certain categories if done well such as Outlaw Fortress.

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Postby JoshWedin » Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:55 am

Dear Kindly Admins, :)

I just had an idea. Feel free to ignore it if you so choose. I was wondering if you had thought about using a custom title as a prize in the CCCs. Like for the Master Builder award. It would be free to give out and I bet it would be a good motivator. Could be as plain as "Master Builder 1999" (Date is an example). Or something more medieval such as "Court Architect 1999". Seems like the date would be important, that way the winners could keep their titles permanently. What do you think? Is this out of line?

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Postby Glencaer » Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:18 am

Interesting idea Josh, but then you'd have that title forever? What if you won another prize next year?

We are looking into runner's up prizes that are less than the grand prize for each category for the people who came #2, #3, etc

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Postby JoshWedin » Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:09 am

Hmm...I hadn't thought of that. So maybe the prize titles shouldn't be permanent. They could be like a trophy that you only have for a year. Just thinking out loud. Oh, I was also going to say that it wasn't my idea. It was actually Troy's. This is from one of his posts on Feb 14, 2003

Troy wrote: More special ranks will be coming, and these will be dealt out as the Admins see fit. Most likely limited to contests winners and such.


Credit where credit is due and all that! :)

Runner up prizes are a good idea. Have to be careful though. So that the runner up doesn't get something the winner might have wanted and can't have.

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Postby rogue27 » Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:47 am

Another question about the footprint of the bandit fortress category:

Is it okay for portions of the MOC to stick out past the edge of the baseplate?

Please note that most Forestmen sets do have branches hanging out past the edge of the baseplate.
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Postby architect » Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:36 am

Another question about the footprint of the bandit fortress category:

Is it okay for portions of the MOC to stick out past the edge of the baseplate?

Please note that most Forestmen sets do have branches hanging out past the edge of the baseplate.


Yes, branches and leaves may hang over slightly. A few studs over are ok but not too many.

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Postby Barbapple » Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:25 pm

I've been having Major problems with my digital camera, and i was wondering if i might be able to have a one-day grace period to try and get it up and running...
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Postby architect » Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:59 pm

I've been having Major problems with my digital camera, and i was wondering if i might be able to have a one-day grace period to try and get it up and running...


I dont think this would be fair to all the other people submitting entries. The contest has been going on for 2 months which should have been plenty of time. The entry page will be taken down at midnight eastern time tonight. I hope you can get your entries in by then.

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Postby ACPin » Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:25 am

I thought the winners were supposed to be announced on Jan 16th? Has the judging been at least completed? I'd like to add more pics to the folders of my mocs and I've been waiting for the contest to be completed to be able to do it.

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Postby forester3291 » Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:42 am

ACPin wrote:I thought the winners were supposed to be announced on Jan 16th? Has the judging been at least completed? I'd like to add more pics to the folders of my mocs and I've been waiting for the contest to be completed to be able to do it.

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I think, do to the abundance of entries, that the grading will not be done till the end of the month. I think that the participants doubled the amount of entries from the first Colossal Contest. THerefore, the Admins were a bit off as to when they would be done grading. It sounds like it is a long and tedious process.

If I'm wrong, and Admin may corect me in my foolishness.
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