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The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:25 pm
by Quantumsurfer
The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo
Second Annual BrikWars Konstruktion Contest

In the month of September, all across the Legitimitium MultiVerse, ABS and established parts grow mysteriously rare.  Building slows and, as it does, minifigs all over the BrikVerse begin to lose their grip on reality.  They panic.  They riot.  It's really just another excuse to beat the snot out of one another.  Some point to the sudden appearance of massive SHIPs during this month as a correlation but many BrikVersian scientists are dismissive, citing a favorite adage that correlation is not causation.  Perhaps they are right or perhaps they are covering for their governments.  Either way, for the average minifig, it's just another reason to pick up a pitchfork.  Maddened, howling minifigs the BrikVerse over frantically scramble to tear up as many briks as they can find and assemble some kind of reality out of them.  Mechaniks and Konstruktion Workers who have let their little contractual projects and sites sit untended for the entire year suddenly get all their work done this month and collect overtime pay for doing it.  Like a busy hive, minifigs swarm creation, desperate to do anything at all to avoid the existential despair of endless blank baseplates and massive bugger off starships in their skies.


Participants

Participants will each create one or more "builds," in real bricks or in LDD, composed of one hundred (100) pieces or less, and capture a comprehensive set of images that show it off.  A "build" can be anything from a microscale vignette to a small fleet of ships to a mecha.  Anything at all.  Build whatever the hell you want.  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.  Please post anywhere from 1-10 images.  If building LDD, participants should include an .lxf file.  If building IRL, participants should include a parts breakdown image in their photo set.  Simply create something BrikWarsy, preferably something that references the rulebook, the lore (community or official), and/or the history.

Those wishing to participate in the contest should submit an original build via a new thread in the Armoury forum between August 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, including the identifier tag [HPH18] 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 October 1, 2018, and will end no later than October 7, 2018.  The final scores will be announced and formalized in this thread on October 8, 2018.

For the 2018 Contest, the following are Judges:

  • ninja_bait
  • Falk
  • RedRover

The following are Secondary Judges:

  • TheVengefulOne

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.  Also included in this category is the inclusion and quality of the LXF file if built in LDD or the inclusion and quality of the parts breakdown image(s) if built IRL.

  • Story, Tie-Breaker Category-- A picture is worth a thousand words.  Be brief and use some of them to caption or provide background story to your images.  Keep in mind the theme of the contest: Minifigs going nuts everywhere.

Each Judging Category is rated on a scale from 1-10.  The scores from each category will be added together, with the exception of Story, for a Total Judge Score of between 3 and 30.  Total Judge Scores are added together to rate the creation for a Final Score.  

The Story 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 participant with the highest Final Score will achieve 1st place, winning the contest, joining the pantheon of BrikWars StudGods, and gaining 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, Final Scores, and Winner

Re: The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:52 pm
by ninja_bait
I volunteer to judge

Re: The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:42 pm
by Falk
I volunteer as tribute

Re: The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:12 pm
by Kommander Ken
Your badge designs are always awesome looking, man.  :tiger:

Re: The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:04 am
by Quantumsurfer
Thanks, Ken, I appreciate that.

Re: The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:14 pm
by baconquistador
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say we operate by honor code, right? No need to post the parts list?  :mystery:  (Also I understand it's not impossible to estimate through the pictures).

Re: The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:28 pm
by Falk
Participants will each create one or more "builds," in real bricks or in LDD, composed of one hundred (100) pieces or less, and capture a comprehensive set of images that show it off.  A "build" can be anything from a microscale vignette to a small fleet of ships to a mecha.  Anything at all.  Build whatever the hell you want.  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.  Please post anywhere from 1-10 images.  If building LDD, participants should include an .lxf file.  If building IRL, participants should include a parts breakdown image in their photo set.  Simply create something BrikWarsy, preferably something that references the rulebook, the lore (community or official), and/or the history.

Re: The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:30 am
by baconquistador
Heh, whoops. My bad, happy building everybody.

Re: The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:13 am
by Quantumsurfer
Need two more judges.  Is anyone interested?

Re: The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:02 am
by TheCraigfulOne
I'll judge, it's always fun.

Re: The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:55 pm
by Quantumsurfer
Judges are full up and we're off to a running start.  Thank you everyone.  Let's keep the entries coming.

Re: The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:38 pm
by ninja_bait
Quantumsurfer wrote:Let's keep the entries coming.

Alright, if you say so.

Re: The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:19 pm
by Quantumsurfer
I hope that means you've got more in the pipeline.

Re: The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:36 pm
by Kommander Ken
I might.  :wink:

Re: The 2,018 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:53 pm
by Quantumsurfer
Awesome.