The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

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The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by Quantumsurfer » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:38 pm

The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff
Third Annual BrikWars Battle Contest

Welcome, BrikWarriors, to the dawn of a glorious new Rekonstruktion! In some places, the streets are swept clean, the fields are lush and green, the sun dappled forests are thickly boughed, and the majestic peaks stand tall and proud. The army regulars are all lined up in neat little rows, their equipment shiny and new, their uniforms starched and absent of explosive debris. Freshly painted starships sit in their docks with weapons systems fully charged while creatures and critters on planets far below scent the air for the coming danger. Because in other places, the battle has always been and always will be. Minifigs stand, blades dripping blood, in piles of corpses as lasers lance overhead and topple the last remnants of once great empires. Realities smash together and collectively reassemble. The whole BrikVerse heaves in a breath of newly minted, grade-a, fresh friggin' air as the New Year rolls in.

Participants

Those wishing to participate in the contest should submit an original battle report via a new thread in the Reports from the Field forum between January 1, 2019 and January 31, 2019, including the identifier tag [RK19] in the title.

Participants may also submit Forum or Chat Battles via the Forum Battles forum with the same identifier tag in the title, provided that those entries are begun and ended within the contest's timeframe. Incomplete Forum or Chat battles may still be considered for judging at the request of the Entrant but it should be kept in mind that the judges may dock the report points in any category for being incomplete.

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. In terms of general theme, keep in mind the New Rekon and its implications. Entrants may feel free to continue older storylines in new ways but should also not feel beholden to any existing Kanon (basic common courtesy and community groundrules notwithstanding). Especially this year, in light of Ragnablok.

Judges

Judging of the entries will commence immediately following the contest, beginning February 1, 2019, and will end no later than February 9, 2019. The final scores will be announced and formalized in this thread on February 10, 2019.

For the 2019 Contest, the following are Judges:
  • Kommander Ken
  • ninja_bait
  • Itsjustaguy
The following are Secondary Judges:
  • Bookwyrm
Judges will read each entry and score it based on the following categories:
  • Fun -- Relating to the conceptual gameplay, the inventiveness of the actions taken during the game, the tactics striven for, the general level of amusement and shenanigans, and overall "wow" factor.
  • Violence-- Relating to the mechanical gameplay, the clever and creative use of (rather than strict adherence to) the general rules to keep the game fast and fresh, the amount of straight up action movie carnage wrought, the general level of conflict (whether abstract or visceral).
  • Photography-- Quality of the report's photography, the use of clean lighting and clear pictures, the appropriate capture of the action and turmoil of the piece, the overall visual attractiveness of the playing field, the characters and armies involved in the conflict, and the action of that conflict.
  • Writing-- Overall quality of the writing, consistency of appropriate tone and pacing, clarity of characters and narration, general level of originality, and accessibility of emotional or cerebral engagement.
  • TIEBREAKER CATEGORY--Story-- Every battle tells a story, even if it's a simple one. This tiebreaker category is used to judge the overall quality of that story or concept and how well it was conveyed through the combination of the report's general gameplay, photography, and writing. Secondarily, judges may wish to use this category to judge how well the theme of the New Year was pushed by the story the report told. The THEME this year is Ragnablok.
Each Judging Category is rated on a scale from 1-10, except Fun, which is rated on a scale from 1-20. The scores from each category will be added together, with the exception of Story, for a single Judge's Total Score of between 4 and 50. Total Scores are added together to create a Final Score, which is compared to other entries to win. 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 1st Place Winner will become our BrikWars Monarch of 2,019, join the ranks of BrikWars Royalty, 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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Previous Monarchs and Royal Courts

The previous year's Monarch has the transition period of the contest's duration to issue any last minute ridiculous decrees. Sadly, this year's Reigning Monarch is absent from festivities and will not be able to issue a decree.

Enjoy the Kickoff and the New Year! Happy BrikWarring and, as always, Have Fun.



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Re: The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by Quantumsurfer » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:42 pm

Anyone for judges?

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Re: The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by ninja_bait » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:11 am

Judge
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Re: The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by Itsjustaguy » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:20 pm

I would love to give Judging a shot.
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Re: The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by Quantumsurfer » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:33 pm

Awesome. Thank you, Judges.

Anyone want to give Secondary Judge a go?

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Re: The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by Quantumsurfer » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:28 pm

It appears Ragnablok is off to a slow burn indeed. January is almost over. Where is our carnage, people?

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Re: The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by Duerer » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:24 am

Sorry fam, January is hell month for me right now. Situation won't be better until three weeks on my end.
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Re: The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by Quantumsurfer » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:41 pm

Last day.

And I'm still looking for a secondary if anyone is interested.

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Re: The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by ninja_bait » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:48 pm

Quantumsurfer wrote:Last day.

And I'm still looking for a secondary if anyone is interested.
Oh crap I thought we could post on feb 1st.... Better get home and take those last pics!

I think Bookwyrm might be available for judging.
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Re: The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by Quantumsurfer » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:30 am

Let the judging commence.

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Re: The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by ninja_bait » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:51 pm

Quantumsurfer wrote:Let the judging commence.
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Re: The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by Kommander Ken » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:22 pm

Done x2

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Re: The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by Quantumsurfer » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:34 am

Thanks x2. 6 Days for judging.

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Re: The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by Quantumsurfer » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:45 pm

3 days for judging.

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Re: The 2,019 Rekon Kickoff

Post by Itsjustaguy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:11 pm

I finished judging, sorry it took me so long. I hope I wasn't too easy on everyone. I definitely need to work on my ability to critique which will only come in time and with experience.
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