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Postby BreadMan » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:48 am

Might want to clarify the categories in the official rules Ben, it is a bit confusing since the category and prize seem to be the exact same thing.

The real question though, which I'm suprised no one has yet asked: Judging to be completed by June...new sets don't come out til August...does this mean the winners get the sets before they even come out?

Or do they just have to wait til August to get them...


Oh, second question: Is this the final box art in the pictures provided? The pieces we see are the pieces we'd be getting?
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Postby supernova » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:09 am

This is your chance to get these sets before they are released to the public.


So yes, I think so :)
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Postby Grrr » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:21 am

So just to clarify - anything that could fit under the title of say "Joust" can be put into the joust competition - for instance - two dragons jousting?

Also, I take it there are no scale restrictions at all (eg a siege scene taking 10 baseplates would be equaly considered to something micro-built? )
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Postby Blueandwhite » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:26 am

I too would like a bit of clarity. Specifically, does one of the factions involved in the seige have to be an army of the undead?
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Postby ZIGGY! » Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:31 pm

Do our factions have to match the theme?

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Postby architect » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:00 pm

Ok, here are a few notes of clarification:

The Categories are:

Ballista
Joust
Catapult
Prisoner Wagon
Tower
Castle Siege

All entries need two opposing factions. These factions should be some version of good vs evil. Feel free to create your own unique factions or use classic ones from the past. Just make sure we know which soldiers belong to which faction. Ideas for bad guys include skeletons, undead, giants, dragons, bad men (such as Shadow Knights) etc. Good guys should be some form of heroic knights/soldiers. Have a minimum of one figure from each of your factions in the creation.

For example you could make a shadow knight siege ballista attacked by a group of forestmen.

Where did these criteria come from?
CC Contest categories are always based on the prize being given away. In this case the prizes are new 2007 Castle sets. Creations should not be direct copies of the sets or themes, but they should be influenced by the concepts found in the sets.

does this mean the winners get the sets before they even come out?


Yes. Winners could quite possibly be the first fans to get their hands on a new set.

Is this the final box art in the pictures provided? The pieces we see are the pieces we'd be getting?


Yes.

So just to clarify - anything that could fit under the title of say "Joust" can be put into the joust competition - for instance - two dragons jousting?


Yes if one dragon was good and another bad.

Also, I take it there are no scale restrictions at all (eg a siege scene taking 10 baseplates would be equaly considered to something micro-built? )


Creations should feature minifigures or be in minifigure scale (if you are using mythical creatures). Creating very large entries could harm your score since we will have a hard time seeing all of it in 3 800x600 pixel photos.

I too would like a bit of clarity. Specifically, does one of the factions involved in the seige have to be an army of the undead?


No, it just has to be an opposing faction.

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P.S. I will work on updating and clarifying the contest pages this weekend before we start accepting entries on Monday.
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Postby Traveler » Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:33 pm

Woohoo! Since I didn't get anything in on time for the CCC, it's great to get another opportunity so soon!

Quick question, can Black Falcons be evil? I don't have any Shadow Knights, Fright Knights or even Bulls.



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Postby DNL » Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:53 pm

i have a question about 'castle siege' categorie:

must it be a whole castle or can it be a wall section too :?:
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Postby Baned » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:11 pm

I already made MOCs of the 2007 sets, can I enter them? :lol:

Seriously though, I ought to try whipping something together, though after seeing some of the CCC entries, I don't stand much of a chance, but it sounds like good fun anyway. And it's ideas for stuff to make, which is something I've been lacking.

Traveler wrote:Quick question, can Black Falcons be evil? I don't have any Shadow Knights, Fright Knights or even Bulls.
I would guess Yes. It's Lego. It's your imagination. I suppose you can have an army of Gungans facing the BFs, though I think you'd make the Gungans evil in this particular example. ;) You better wait for an Admin to confirm that rather than listening to babbling, though.
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Postby plucky » Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:07 pm

Wow, this is pretty darn cool, but I'll have to echo DARKspawn, especially after how much time I spent with CCCIV... "we can't tell my wife, ok ... she will be most displeased"

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Postby The dark tide » Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:50 pm

Alright, this is awsome. Does this mean Josh won't be holding his anual Battles Contest?
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Postby architect » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:11 pm

Traveler wrote:Quick question, can Black Falcons be evil? I don't have any Shadow Knights, Fright Knights or even Bulls.


I always thought they were evil... "Hides from Jojo" Almost any faction can be made to look more evil than another. Use your creativity to show the difference between two factions.

must it be a whole castle or can it be a wall section too


It needs to be an entire castle. It can be a small castle. The Castle should have an interior courtyard and not just be a keep. This will help distinguish castles from a tower moc.

I already made MOCs of the 2007 sets, can I enter them?


Nothing shown online before March 5th 2007 will be allowed. Your creations should not be direct copies of the new sets.

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Postby Jake, of the Palace Guard » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:43 pm

We can enter more than 1 catagoty, yes? Sorry if I missed it... :)
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Postby pEhrlich » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:49 pm

hey, awesome!!

One question though:
Submission will be evaluated on a ten-point scale.

Creativity – 3 Points
Playability – 4 Points
Details – 3 Points

Does this mean you could make a detailed fully motorized tank, and enter it in ballista? You should be able to get full marks for that!

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Postby Dunechaser » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:54 pm

Yay!

And I have no questions. :lol:
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