Tuesday, March 5, 2013

By Crom! A Conan Contest!

EDIT: Just a few hours, left folks! Send your entry to:

 mwschmeer AT gmail DOT com




NEW CONTEST DEADLINE: You now have until 11:59:59 PM on April 7th to get your entry in!

So I ordered this book used from Amazon.com:


Conan: The Ultimate Guide to the Worlds' Most Savage Barbarian, by Roy Thomas (DK Publishing, 2006).

But when it arrived and I started flipping through it, I found that pages 74 through 83 were bound upside down and backwards!



I complained to the seller and he refunded my money because the book had a manufacturing defect and wasn't "perfect" as advertised (Amazon is pretty strict about this stuff for third party sellers). The dude was cool and told me to keep the book, as he had picked it up for pennies on the dollar at a warehouse sale. So then I ordered another copy of the book and that one was all hunky-dory in the binding department.

Yet now I have two copies of this book. And, really, I only need one. What to do . . . what to do . . .

CONTEST!


Write a Conan-themed adventure for OD&D, Holmes D&D, 1e AD&D, B/X D&D, BECMI D&D, or one of their popular retroclones. DCC RPG is cool, too.

One Page Dungeons are great but even better are multi-page modules, sprawling hex-crawls, and mini-campaign gazetteers. Every entry will be judged on its own merit by me.

Extra consideration will be given to entries which put the PCs in some sort of "upside down" position.

The winner will get the flawed Conan book.

But like Conan, there can be only one: there will be one and only one prize awarded (unless people want to donate some prizes or something).

The catch: all submissions will eventually be posted on this website on the downloads page. I intend to publish these submissions as a free series for the RPG community. The most gonzo one might even make its way into the zine I'm slowly cobbling together. If you want to opt out of having me give your work away to everyone, mention it in your submission email.

All adventures should be submitted as a Microsoft Word file, an Open Office Document, or PDF via email to me at mwschmeer AT gmail DOT com by midnight on March 31st CST. I will make my decision during the first week of April and post the results on this blog.

NEW DEADLINE: You now have until 11:59:59 PM on April 7th to get your entry in!


EDIT: Just a few hours, left folks! Send your entry to:

 mwschmeer AT gmail DOT com