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24hr Free RPG writing Contest 2012

Posted in contest, RPG General by misterecho on April 25, 2012

Welcome to the 2012 24 Hour RPG Competition! Hosted at 1KM1KT and sponsored by The Free RPG Blog. This year’s theme is Little Spaces.

If you want a chance to win the £30, here’s what you need to do:

1. Write a roleplaying game set in a very small geography.

2. You must set your game in one of the locations in this list:

  • Research facility
  • Flying island (just one)
  • Zeppelin
  • Nuclear Submarine
  • Fallout shelter
  • Shopping Mall
  • On an infinite waterfall
  • … in a very large cave
  • A 1 mile ringworld
  • On something that falling apart
  • Underwater city
  • Inside a gigantic body
  • On a lake
  • Inside a computer

3. There must be a explicit reason why the player characters can’t leave the geography.

4. Spend 24 hours writing a roleplaying game set in the weeny geography.

4. Make sure you include an NPC called Keeton in your game.

5. Upload your game to 1KM1KT by 00:00 (GMT) 1st July 2012.

6. Make a thread here on 1KM1KT about your game.
(Optional but we’d like you to, please put it in the special 2012 forum.)

7. Check back on Saturday 1st of September 2012 to find out who the winner is, or check on The Free RPG Blog.

What are the rules?
Apart from the list above, you must obey the 24 hour RPG rules. The judge’s decision is final. £30 will be in Amazon vouchers, emailed to you.

I want the £30 to pay my D&D habit! What is it judged on?
Poor you! Our panel of monkeys will be judging you on:

  • Must include an NPC called Keeton
  • Tightness: Does the game feel like it is set in small area?
  • Complete: Is it complete? Could you run it?
  • Attractive: Is it pleasant to look at?
  • Professional: How much effort went into layout and style?
  • Extras: Did they include actual cover, index, character sheet or any other cool things you get in a proper RPG?

I’m late to this party!
That’s a shame, we might run another competition soon. If you wrote a 24 hour RPG but didn’t get it in before 00:00 GMT 1st July 2012 then we’d still like to see it.

I want to do it again!
Enjoyed it so much that you want another go? Are you bonkers? Yes? Then please do! Have another go. Enter as many times as you like! I’m not paying for the therapy you might need at the end of it, though.

I want to keep working on it after time is up!
Please do! Submit what you did in 24 hours and then please do keep going. You won’t get any feedback on the extended game from the judges until after the competition but there are plenty of others on 1KM1KT who can help.

Movie Mashup 24hr RPG Contest: Entries so far!

Posted in contest, RPG General by misterecho on March 8, 2011

Check out the rules and the “Master list” on 1km1kt or the Free RPG Blog

Entries so far!

Indiana Jones + The Maltese Falcon = Space Vs Indy
Ghostbusters + Bladerunner = Ghost Runner: The 9th Layer
Mars Attacks + Wall_E = The Great Garbage War
Aladdin + Ghostbusters = Djinnbusters
Fist Full Of Dollars + Dark City = A Fist Full of Darkness
Home Alone + Robin Hood: Men in tights = Alone in the Woods
West Side Story + Little Shop of Horrors = West Side Horror
Apocalypse Now + Robin Hood = All the King’s men

 


The 24 Hour RPG Movie Mashup Competition!

Posted in contest, RPG General by misterecho on February 13, 2011

Welcome to the 2011 24 Hour RPG Movie Mashup Competition! Hosted at 1KM1KT and sponsored by The Free RPG Blog.

If you want a chance to win the £30, here’s what you need to do:

1. Pick just two films from this.

1. Ghostbusters

2. West Side Story

3. Aliens

4. The Lion King

5. Star Wars

6. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

7. Enter the Dragon

8. A Clockwork Orange

9. Beatle Juice

10. Back to the Future

11. Apocalypse Now

12. Blade Runner

13. Dr. Strangelove

14. Dawn of the Dead

15. Blues Brothers

16. From Dusk till Dawn

17. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (any of the Dollars Trilogy)

18. 2001 a Space Odyssey

19. The Hunt for Red October

20. Aladdin

21. Mars Attacks

22. One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest

23. Groundhog Day

24. Little Shop of Horrors

25. Falling Down

26. The Shawshank Redemption

27. Evil Dead

28. Wall-E

29. The Sound of Music

30. Indiana Jones (any of them except the Crystal Skull)

31. 1984

32. Robin Hood (any of them)

33. The Maltese Falcon

34. Bugsy Malone

35. Home Alone

36. Independence Day

37. Zulu

38. Dambusters

39. Dark City

40. Dumbo

2. Post on 24 Hour RPG forum which two films you’ve chosen.

3. Spend 24 hours writing a roleplaying game on those two films.

4. Make sure you include an NPC called Keeton in your game.

5. Upload your game to 1KM1KT by 00:00 (GMT) 1st June 2011.

6. Make a thread here on 1KM1KT about your game.

(Optional but we’d like you to, please put 2011 at the start of the topic.)

7. Check back on Saturday 1st of August 2011

…to find out who the winner is, or check here on The Free RPG Blog.

What are the rules?

Apart from the list above, you must obey the 24 hour RPG rules. The judge’s decision is final. £30 will be in Amazon vouchers, emailed to you.

I want the £30 to pay my D&D habit! What is it judged on?

Poor you! Our panel of monkeys will be judging you on:

  • Must include an NPC called Keeton
  • Proximity: How close to the two films is it?
  • Complete: Is it complete? Could you run it?
  • Attractive: Is it attractive to look at?
  • Professional: How much effort went into layout and style?
  • Extras: Did they include actual cover, index, character sheet or any other cool things you get in a proper RPG?

I’m late to this party!

That’s a shame, we might run another competition soon. If you wrote a 24 hour RPG but didn’t get it in before 00:00 GMT 1st June 2011 then we’d still like to see it.

I want to do it again!

Enjoyed it so much that you want another go? Are you bonkers? Yes? Then please do! Have another go. Enter as many times as you like! I’m not paying for the therapy you might need at the end of it, though. 😉

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The Ronnies RPG writing contest

Posted in contest, RPG General by misterecho on February 7, 2011

Noticed the flurry of games added to 1km1kt lately? Want to find out more? You’re in luck! Ron Edwards is running “The Ronnies” again.

http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forge/index.php?board=77.0

Applicants pick two of four key words, mash them into a creative engine and 24hrs later they present an RPG.

Round 1 is over. Round 2 is underway!

The Entries so far!

Round 1 (Skull, Old, Sword, Soldier)

Round 2 (whisper, wings, murder, morning)

This list will be continually updated as entries are uploaded to 1km1kt, so keep coming back for more 24hr RPG goodies.

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The final entries to the Cyberpunk Revival Project

Posted in contest, RPG General by misterecho on July 1, 2010

Nanopunk

Ghettopocolypse

Disgensia

Fubar

Last res0rt

Technogrammation

Cyberpunk Remix

Truth, Inc

Metropole Luxury Coffin

I’m really happy with the number of entries, the quality is fantastic. I will post a review about each game after judging finishes, starting with the winner of course.  Why not download these games and tell us what you think.

Panic time! Only 24hrs left of the Cyberpunk Revival Contest

Posted in contest, RPG General by misterecho on June 29, 2010

Panic stations

The Cyberpunk Revival Project is a contest I started over on 1km1kt. The whole idea grew out of an extesnive discussion some of the regulars were having about the genre and the modern directions it’s been taking. We felt cyberpunk was poorly represented in pen and paper roleplaying games. The gauntlet was dropped, the challange was raised, SAVE CYBERPUNK RPGs!

Submissions are firing in now, and the standard is of the usual high calibre. Why not checkout http://www.1km1kt.net/community and see what’s happening. Perhaps you are a masichistic maniac and want to write on before the submission deadline. You’re more than welcome to try!

Submission deadline is 2359Hrs(GMT) on the 30th of June 2010

Entrys after the deadline are welcome, but NOT eligable for the £30 cash prize.

10 weeks left of the Cyberpunk revival contest

Posted in contest, RPG General by misterecho on April 16, 2010

I started the 1km1kt Cyberpunk revival contest back in January. I’d half convinced myself no one would enter and the whole thing would sink into obscurity. I wasn’t expecting so many really great ideas. See I told you, there are smart people on the internet mother!

I’m very impressed with the quality of the ideas and W.I.P.s shared so far on the forum. Well done monkeys!

As of 0930(GMT) on April the 16th we have an amazing 22 announced entries. If you want to contribute there is 10 weeks to get that idea written down. You could win the 1km1kt cash prize!

Metropole Luxury Coffin by madunkieg

Squatters & Sleepers by Spacemouse

Project X by Hawell

Cybershade by Blaquesaber

ROME by WittyDroog

CyberSins by Thought

Technogrammation by Carone

Open Life by NoobHealer

Multiplicity by Koipond

Erreshet by SheikJabooty

ModernPunks by TadK

Flooded by Phil

Disgenesia by Maledictus

Code named Neon by Peril Planet

The Grey City Machine by espynwislyn

Physrep by Nifara

This Bright Society by Logan Howard

Sniffing out Signal by tzirtzi

Nano-punk by Darthmath42

The 24-Hour People by Some Guy

Truth, Inc by JasonP

Last ResOrt by lastresOrt

If you want to enter but don’t like forums. Don’t worry. Read the rules, Write your game, then submit your masterpiece to 1km1kt. You’ll still be eligible for the cash prize.

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Two months into the Cyberpunk Revival Contest, 3 to go!

Posted in contest, RPG General by misterecho on March 17, 2010

The contest is going great. Look how many entries have been announced already! You can see the authors discussions, ideas and work in progress threads over on 1km1kt forum

Metropole Luxury Coffin by madunkieg

Squatters & Sleepers by Spacemouse

Project X by Hawell

Cybershade by Blaquesaber

ROME by WittyDroog

CyberSins by Thought

Technogrammation by Carone

Open Life by NoobHealer

Multiplicity by Koipond

Erreshet by SheikJabooty

ModernPunks by TadK

Flooded by Phil

Disgenesia by Maledictus

Code named Neon by Peril Planet

The Grey City Machine by espynwislyn

Physrep by Nifara

This Bright Society by Logan Howard

I’m really looking forward to reading these. I just hope we can keep the momentum we’ve built up!

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[1km1kt] Cyberpunk revival project Banner and Logo Unveiled

Posted in contest, RPG General by misterecho on January 18, 2010

Rob Lang of the free RPG blog has produced some lovely new art to advertise the contest.

Thanks Dr Lang! Head over to http://1km1kt.net/community  and enter now!

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[CONTEST] 1KM1KT CYBERPUNK REVIVAL PROJECT

Posted in contest, RPG General by misterecho on January 15, 2010
Adam Zero

"Adam Zuro" by Chad Michael Ward

I’ve decided to run a contest through 1km1kt. I love Cyberpunk, I want to see it revived. UPGRADED

Here’s my post on the 1km1kt project forum

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£30 in Amazon vouchers to the winner!

Cyberpunk is dead. We want to save her! Bring her back and you could win £30.

Here’s what you’ve got to do

  • Tell us here in this thread that you intend to enter
  • Write a Cyberpunk setting
  • Include Keeton as an NPC (Glorious benefactor also acceptable)
  • Submit before 2359Hrs(GMT) on the 30th of June 2010
  • Make a thread here about your game (optional, but we really want you to)

Rules

Gamers need rules. Here they are.

  1. No Copyright Infringement (or you die, seriously)
  2. Must include Keeton as an NPC
  3. £30 will be in Amazon vouchers
  4. This is not a team effort. One author. However…
  5. You may use art or system/mechanic with permission.
  6. Must not exceed 30 pages
  7. Must be complete, playable setting
  8. Must be PDF or RTF format (ask for help if you are unsure)
  9. Open to all Professionals and amateurs alike
  10. The judges -WILL- enter but cannot win
  11. I am the law. (The Judges’ decision is final)

Judging criteria

You really, really wanna win £30? Here’s how we’ll judge it.

  • Keeton or Glorious benefactor as an NPC
  • (Goal) Is this game modern Cyberpunk?
  • (Complete) Done?  Is it playable?
  • (Attractive) Is it pretty?
  • (Professional) How much effort went into layout and style?
  • (Extras) Did you include an actual cover, index, character sheet or any other cool things you get in a proper RPG?

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Enter Now!

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