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The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby Quantumsurfer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:56 pm

The 2,018 Blarney Build
Third Annual BrikWars Konstruktion Contest

Welcome, BrikWarriors, to the age of Brikbuilt Escalation.  In this storied fragment of the shattered chronology, all manner of characters (from lowly minifig to lowly human) gather at the most famous bar of them all, that grand old ORANGE TRANSPARENT motherfucker of a meeting place, the Four Rums.  Whether drinking or not, these epic personages sweep in between adventures from across the spectrum of spacetime to swap tall tales and exaggerate their own Ossum.  Bawdy fish stories and bold, raucous boasting are the order of the day and only the most skillful storytellers are raised in esteem in the eyes of their fellows.  But only those who live by the age old adage "pics or it didn't happen" can truly "prove" their Ossum with a show and tell that will spread their name and legend out among the stars.


Participants

Participants will each create one or more "builds," in real bricks or in LDD, and capture a comprehensive set of images that show it off.  A "build" can be anything from a well dressed minifig to a single object like a vehicle to an entire vignette.  Go nuts.  The Judges will have their own views on what constitutes a complete build and that will show in their scoring, particularly in Style and Substance.  Anywhere between 1 and 10 images in general ought to be fine.  Simply create something BrikWarsy, preferably something that references the rulebook, the lore (community or official), and/or the history.

Participants can submit their build to one of three categories: Brik by Brik, Digital Dimension, or Drunken Madness.  

  • Brik by Brik is for IRL builds and entries should be posted to the Armoury forum.  
  • Digital Dimension is for LDD builds and entries should be posted to the LDD subforum.  
  • Drunken Madness is for builds of either stripe, with the catch that the builder be both of a legal drinking age and completely plastered for the duration of the building process, and should be posted to the Armoury forum as well.  
  • Additionally, any builds may be posted to the Bricks forum.

Those wishing to participate in the contest should submit an original build via a new thread in the Armoury or LDD forum between March 3, 2018 and April 3, 2018, including the identifier tag [BB18] in the title.

Participants may submit more than one entry.  Contestants can only win one Reward, however, and only their highest scoring piece will count in this regard.

Entries may represent any BrikWars tone, style, etcetera.  The BrikVerse is a wildly diverse setting and the purpose of this contest is to encourage more awesome new content.


Judges

Judging of the entries will commence immediately following the contest, beginning April 4, 2018, and will end no later than April 11, 2018.  The final scores will be announced and formalized in this thread on April 12, 2018.

For the 2018 Contest, the following are Judges:

  • aoffan23
  • Scribonius
  • TheVengefulOne

The following are Secondary Judges:

  • Scratch

Judges will view each entry and score it based on the following categories:

  • Style -- Relating to the concept of the build, the inventiveness and creativity of the build, particularly any NPU, the general level of amusement and shenanigans it conveys, and overall "wow" factor.
  • Substance-- Relating to the mechanics of the build, the viability and efficiency of its construction, the actual depth of the piece and the balance between what it conveys and the materials it uses to convey it.
  • Photography-- Quality of the build's photography, the use of clean lighting and clear pictures, the appropriate capture of the purpose of the piece, the overall visual attractiveness of the presentation.

  • Boast, Tie-Breaker Category-- A picture is worth a thousand words.  Be brief and use some of them to embroider the truth and tell the grandest boast about the build.

Each Judging Category is rated on a scale from 1-10.  The scores from each category will be added together, with the exception of Boast, for a Final Score of between 3 and 30.  

The Boast Score will only be used in the event of a tie between entries.  

Judges are encouraged to keep an open, diverse mindset when judging entries as they are not inherently required to adhere to any particular interpretation of Kanon or individually preferred tone.  In short, we all have a good general idea of what constitutes as Brikwarsy but a great many of us have some pretty different ideas about the specifics.

Judges may enter the contest as Participants (see above) but may not judge their own entries.  Instead, the Secondary Judge will take their place in the scoring of those particular pieces.


Rewards

The 1st Place Winners of each category will each earn a unique title and associated Badge (BrikMason, Digital Arkitekt, and Town Drunkard, respectively) and join the ranks of BrikWars Royalty.

The 1st Place Winner of the contest in general will join the pantheon of BrikWars StudGods, and gain full on bragging rights.  They will also earn a unique custom badge, which will be pinned to the winning post and generally used however the winner sees fit (such as its inclusion into their forum signature).


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Enjoy the Buildoff!  Happy BrikBuilding and, as always, Have Fun.



Go To: 2018 Entries and Final Scores
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Re: The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby Quantumsurfer » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:56 pm

Requesting sticky and judges, please.
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Re: The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby aoffan23 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:45 pm

I wouldn't mind judging again.
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Re: The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby Silent-sigfig » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:46 pm

oh baby
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Re: The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby Scribonius » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:43 pm

I can judge if need be. I'm in the middle of flood season here (which is a fancy way of saying the melting snow is flooding my garage) so I don't have much time to build at the moment...
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Re: The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby Quantumsurfer » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:40 pm

I need one more judge, please.
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Re: The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby TheCraigfulOne » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:01 pm

I'd be happy to judge, if no one minds my doing it a second year in a row?
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Re: The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby Quantumsurfer » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:11 pm

All good.
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Re: The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby Quantumsurfer » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:04 pm

One week until end of contest.
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Re: The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby TheCraigfulOne » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:02 pm

C'mon people, we need some Drunken Madness already!
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Re: The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby Duerer » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:36 am

TheVengefulOne wrote:C'mon people, we need some Drunken Madness already!

When lend's over
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Re: The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby TheCraigfulOne » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:48 am

Duerer wrote:
TheVengefulOne wrote:C'mon people, we need some Drunken Madness already!

When lend's over


Oh right, I forgot about that. I'd do it myself, but the U.S. and it's idiotic drinking laws prevent me (I'm old enough to buy an assault rifle, but God forbid I get my hands on some wine!).
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Re: The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby AnnoyedZebra » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:59 am

technically I'm only allowed to drink while eating a meal so I can't do it either lol
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Re: The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby TheCraigfulOne » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:06 am

AnnoyedZebra wrote:technically I'm only allowed to drink while eating a meal so I can't do it either lol


Just have a shitload of alcohol with said meal. Problem solved.
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Re: The 2,018 Blarney Build

Postby bann154 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:48 am

TheVengefulOne wrote:C'mon people, we need some Drunken Madness already!

Fiiiiine.. Twist my rubber arm why don't you?
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