This isn't a sure thing, but I really want to run a tournament for Challenger. Given the difficulty of running and coordinating online games on a global scale, I was thinking anyone interested in the competition could send in a single character of 1st level. If at least ten characters are entered, my mostly unbiased design crew would then run a fight between all of the submitted characters with myself as referee. The winner among all the competing characters (Round Robin style) would then be named champion. The person responsible for creating that character would then be awarded $100 cash through PayPal. This would be provided that there are at least ten entries, the recipient is able to receive funds through PayPal, and I can actually figure out how to operate PayPal.
The rules for the competition are as follows:
#1: Only one entry per person.
#2: All characters must be first level.
#3: You agree that the competition will be run however we see fit and not necessarily 'by the rules'. Advantages will be given to characters with cool concepts, cool portraits, and cool magic items you just made up.
#4: All characters must be Challenger RPG characters. Challenger can be downloaded for free all over the internet, so you have no excuse for not entering.
#5: Entries will be open from July 22, 2013 to August 31, 2013. The winner will be announced on September 10, 2013. If there were at least ten entries, the prize money will be awarded as soon as possible and to the best of my ability. This may require that you send me a PayPal invoice for $100. Competition entries should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
#6: Unless otherwise specified, all entries will be open to being posted up on the internet in a summary of the battles which took place. I.e. unless you request otherwise, I will reveal your character name/abilities on the internet, and your placing in the tournament.
#7: Any entry may be disqualified for any reason. This, however, is highly unlikely.
#8: You may equip your character with as much gold, variant powers, magic items, or other devices as you wish. Doing so will not give you an undue advantage unless we think the additions are cool.
All rules and formalities aside, I think it would be really cool to run a Challenger tournament and post up the results as a short narrative on the website. Everyone could then see what the creative people out there are doing with Challenger.
Don't feel constrained by the rules with your entries. Feel free to add in cool powers or magic items. Anything unbalanced will be mitigated by the competition referees and adventure 'circumstances'.
Photocopies of character sheets, e-mailed statistics, and such are all good. If I can read it, you're in.
Please send all competition entries to: email@example.com
I'll try to send you a confirmation e-mail when I can, but I'm heading on vacation in the bush for the next 3 weeks, so don't worry if I don't reply right away.
I've been really busy lately with work and writing a weekly column on En World: RPG News and Reviews. That said, I'm still waiting on the artwork for the Kingdoms of Sileeria project. I've seen a few pieces, and they look pretty cool. The artist said she's decided to just 'create what she feels like' so I hope that works for everyone involved in the project!
I still have some material to work into Challenger when I get the time, so keep the great feedback coming!