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Official Unlimited Adventure Newsletter Contests
« on: February 19, 2012, 10:40:49 AM »
June 2012 Cold-Themed Design Contest

The object of this contest is to produce a game design - that can be used in Unlimited Adventures or Dungeon Craft with the following criteria. The design doesn't have to follow the criteria, though ignoring it will likely reduce its chances of making one of the top three positions. This is not a given as many contests have low attendance. The design may be uploaded anywhere, but a link needs to be established at the Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures Forum with an acknowledgement that the design is for the contest. No more than three entries per person per design engine please (3 DC and 3 UA). Any of the UA world hacks or FRUA itself constitute an Unlimited Adventures design.

Criteria: The theme of the contest is the cold. This doesn't have to be a winter design, it just has to be about the cold. Snow or ice would show this, but sounds of gusty wind or falling flakes would also serve the design just as well. An animation of a person shivering would also work for the design. You could have an adventure on a glacier in summer, a snowfall on a tropical island, go after an artifact of blizzards, or whatever else your fiendish minds might come up with. There is a very broad interpretation for this theme.

The deadline for this contest will be 1 minute before midnight on May 31st 2012 your time. This gives a month to determine the position of the entries. If there are at least 3 UA and 3 DC entries the entries will be divided by engine and there will be two winners (so design for both if you can). Otherwise the two will be combined into one contest. Winners will be announced in Unlimited Adventures Newsletter #46 after judgement by the community or a panel. If you miss the deadline feel free to submit for the next contest.

It is hoped that this contest will enthuse the community into making more designs. Good luck!



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Re: Official Unlimited Adventure Newsletter Contests
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 10:43:57 AM »
June 2012 Cold-Themed Art and Sound Contest

The object of this contest is to produce a piece of artwork, music or sound effect - that can be used in a Unlimited Adventures or Dungeon Craft design with the following criteria. The piece doesn't have to follow the criteria, though ignoring it will likely reduce its chances of making one of the top three positions. This is not a given as many contests have low attendance. The piece may be uploaded anywhere, but a link needs to be established at the Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures Forum with an acknowledgement that the piece is for the contest. No more than three entries per person per design engine please (3 DC and 3 UA). Any of the UA world hacks or FRUA itself constitute an Unlimited Adventures design.

Criteria: The theme of the contest is the cold. This doesn't have to be a winter piece, it just have to be about the cold. Snow or ice would show this, but sounds of gusty wind or falling flakes would also serve just as well. An animation of a person shivering would also work. For music use your imagination. Creatures can be from cold climes, people can be dressed warmly. There is a very broad interpretation for this theme.

For UA the format of the artwork should be such that it may be easily imported into UA - thus .pcx or .lbm format for pictures, and .xmi for music. Music files may also be submitted in midi format - along with the .xmi variant - for ease of playing on more advanced systems that can't handle the .xmi format. It is also advised that the size of any .xmi file be at most 8,516 bytes, as larger files may give some UA systems problems.

For Dungeon Craft art can be PNG, JPEG, TGA, PCX, BMP or AVI, and music can be WAV, MP3 or MIDI.

The deadline for this contest will be 1 minute before midnight on May 31st 2012 your time. This gives a month to determine the position of the entries. If there are at least 3 UA and 3 DC entries the entries will be divided by engine and there will be two winners (so make art for both if you can). Otherwise the two will be combined into one contest. Winners will be announced in Unlimited Adventures Newsletter #46 after judgement by the community or a panel. If you miss the deadline feel free to submit for the next contest.

It is hoped that this contest will give the community more product to use when designing for more obscure game worlds, time lines or ethnic types. Good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 10:45:58 AM »
June 2012 Sand or Sun-Themed Art and Sound Contest

The object of this contest is to produce a piece of artwork, music or sound effect - that can be used in a Unlimited Adventures or Dungeon Craft design with the following criteria. The piece doesn't have to follow the criteria, though ignoring it will likely reduce its chances of making one of the top three positions. This is not a given as many contests have low attendance. The piece may be uploaded anywhere, but a link needs to be established at the Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures Forum with an acknowledgement that the piece is for the contest. No more than three entries per person per design engine please (3 DC and 3 UA). Any of the UA world hacks or FRUA itself constitute an Unlimited Adventures piece.

Criteria: The theme of the contest is sand or sun. The piece can be set in a desert, a wasteland, a tropical island, a sun-burnt planet, or anywhere else you can think of that applies. On the other hand the piece can be about creatures from a sandy or sunny clime who have moved elsewhere. African types, Arabian types, Native American/Aborigine types or the Wild West are also part of the theme. There is a very broad interpretation for this theme. It is my hope to get more african, arabian and native images and icons to be used in future designs.

For UA the format of the artwork should be such that it may be easily imported into UA - thus .pcx or .lbm format for pictures, and .xmi for music. Music files may also be submitted in midi format - along with the .xmi variant - for ease of playing on more advanced systems that can't handle the .xmi format. It is also advised that the size of any .xmi file be at most 8,516 bytes, as larger files may give some UA systems problems.

For Dungeon Craft art can be PNG, JPEG, TGA, PCX, BMP or AVI, and music can be WAV, MP3 or MIDI.

The deadline for this contest will be 1 minute before midnight on May 31st 2012 your time. This gives a month to determine the position of the entries. If there are at least 3 UA and 3 DC entries the entries will be divided by engine and there will be two winners (so make art for both if you can). Otherwise the two will be combined into one contest. Winners will be announced in Unlimited Adventures Newsletter #46 after judgement by the community or a panel. If you miss the deadline feel free to submit for the next contest.

It is hoped that this contest will give the community more product to use when designing for more obscure game worlds, time lines or ethnic types. Good luck!

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 10:47:35 AM »
October 2012 Sand or Sun-Themed Design Contest

The object of this contest is to produce a game design - that can be used in Unlimited Adventures or Dungeon Craft with the following criteria. The piece doesn't have to follow the criteria, though ignoring it will likely reduce its chances of making one of the top three positions. This is not a given as many contests have low attendance. The piece may be uploaded anywhere, but a link needs to be established at the Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures Forum with an acknowledgement that the design is for the contest. No more than three entries per person per design engine please (3 DC and 3 UA). Any of the UA world hacks or FRUA itself constitute an Unlimited Adventures design.

Criteria: The theme of the contest is sand or sun. The design can be set in a desert, a wasteland, a tropical island, a sun-burnt planet, or anywhere else you can think of that applies. On the other hand it can be about creatures from a sandy or sunny clime who have moved elsewhere. African types, Arabian types, Native American/Aborigine types or the Wild West are also part of the theme. There is a very broad interpretation for this theme.

The deadline for this contest will be 1 minute before midnight on September 30th 2012 your time. This gives a month to determine the position of the entries. If there are at least 3 UA and 3 DC entries the entries will be divided by engine and there will be two winners (so design for both if you can). Otherwise the two will be combined into one contest. Winners will be announced in Unlimited Adventures Newsletter #47 after judgement by the community or a panel. If you miss the deadline feel free to submit for the next contest.

It is hoped that this contest will enthuse the community into making more designs. Good luck!



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Re: Official Unlimited Adventure Newsletter Contests
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 10:48:48 AM »
February 2013 Mystery or Espionage-Themed Art and Sound Contest

The object of this contest is to produce a piece of artwork, music or sound effect - that can be used in a Unlimited Adventures or Dungeon Craft design with the following criteria. The piece doesn't have to follow the criteria, though ignoring it will likely reduce its chances of making one of the top three positions. This is not a given as many contests have low attendance. The piece may be uploaded anywhere, but a link needs to be established at the Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures Forum with an acknowledgement that the piece is for the contest. No more than three entries per person per design engine please (3 DC and 3 UA). Any of the UA world hacks or FRUA itself constitute an Unlimited Adventures design.

Criteria: The theme of the contest is mystery/espionage. This doesn't have to be a modern piece, though that would be more useful to the community than another fantasy piece. It can be for a murder mystery, a spy drama, or any other unknown you can think of that applies. There is a very broad interpretation for this theme. I personally am hoping for more currently modern humans, with or without weapons, especially combat icons.

For UA the format of the artwork should be such that it may be easily imported into UA - thus .pcx or .lbm format for pictures, and .xmi for music. Music files may also be submitted in midi format - along with the .xmi variant - for ease of playing on more advanced systems that can't handle the .xmi format. It is also advised that the size of any .xmi file be at most 8,516 bytes, as larger files may give some UA systems problems.

For Dungeon Craft art can be PNG, JPEG, TGA, PCX, BMP or AVI, and music can be WAV, MP3 or MIDI.

The deadline for this contest will be 1 minute before midnight on January 31st 2013 your time. This gives a month to determine the position of the entries. If there are at least 3 UA and 3 DC entries the entries will be divided by engine and there will be two winners (so make art for both if you can). Otherwise the two will be combined into one contest. Winners will be announced in Unlimited Adventures Newsletter #48 after judgement by the community or a panel. If you miss the deadline feel free to submit for the next contest.

It is hoped that this contest will give the community more product to use when designing for more obscure game worlds, time lines or ethnic types. Good luck!
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Re: Official Unlimited Adventure Newsletter Contests
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 10:50:18 AM »
June 2013 Mystery or Espionage-Themed Design Contest

The object of this contest is to produce a game design - that can be used in Unlimited Adventures or Dungeon Craft with the following criteria. The piece doesn't have to follow the criteria, though ignoring it will likely reduce its chances of making one of the top three positions. This is not a given as many contests have low attendance. The piece may be uploaded anywhere, but a link needs to be established at the Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures Forum with an acknowledgement that the design is for the contest. No more than three entries per person per design engine please (3 DC and 3 UA). Any of the UA world hacks or FRUA itself constitute an Unlimited Adventures design.

Criteria: The theme of the contest is mystery/espionage. This doesn't have to be a modern design, though that would be more useful to the community than another fantasy design. It can be for a murder mystery, a spy drama, a bounty-hunter on the trail, a magical fantasy or any other unknown you can think of that applies. There is a very broad interpretation for this theme.

The deadline for this contest will be 1 minute before midnight on May 31st 2013 your time. This gives a month to determine the position of the entries. If there are at least 3 UA and 3 DC entries the entries will be divided by engine and there will be two winners (so design for both if you can). Otherwise the two will be combined into one contest. Winners will be announced in Unlimited Adventures Newsletter #49 after judgement by the community or a panel. If you miss the deadline feel free to submit for the next contest.

It is hoped that this contest will enthuse the community into making more designs. Good luck!