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Invent your own Race [Rules]
 
Old 13 Mar 2007, 13:11   #1 (permalink)
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Here is a real chance for you guys out there. We want you to create your own alien race! Entries will be of two parts. One will be a converted squad or character and the second will be the fluff of the race.

Please use this thread to sort out teams, and be sure to conduct your team talks via PM, unless you want the members to see your discussions etc.

Dates:
Deadline for entries (submitted to 42 or Farseer Tyross) is the 13th of April.
Voting will be from 15th of April to the 22nd of April.
Winner announced on the 23rd of April.

Rules:
  • Teams are allowed to enter, although no team may have no more then 2 members
  • Single member "teams" are allowed
  • Entrants must supply some fluff for the new race
  • Entrants must also supply some images of the converted models which depict this new race or a hand-drawn/hand-painted image of your race
  • No more then three images for entries may be supplied, and no composite images
  • No more then 750 words may be supplied with your entry (therefore no long essays about them, although the winner may be asked to expand on it)
  • Entries must be sent to either Farseer Tyross or 42 by the 13th of April
  • If you do a conversion, it must be GW legal (i.e. 51%+ GW model)
  • Suitable conversions are a squad of the new race, or perhaps a well thought out and highly characterful HQ piece
  • If your entering a hand drawn/hand painted picture of your race, it is recommended that you supply a picture of the basic front line troopers

Prizes:
Prizes are thus:
  • 10 Competition Points for 1st place (thats 10 per member in the team)
  • 5 Competition Points for 2nd place (again, thats 5 per member in the team)
  • 1 Competition Point for 3rd place (1 each)
  • Your race will be featured in the up and coming Official Tau Online Campaign, with credit given
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Old 13 Mar 2007, 13:19   #2 (permalink)
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is this an extra competition up on the other 3? well, i can alone as a team, enter a race. i got no full squad done, but have a couple of finished convertions
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Would a race that has been changed a bit be legal (like dark tau)
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Old 13 Mar 2007, 14:22   #4 (permalink)
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Two questions -

- Won't a 2-man team have a huge advantage when it comes to points (as they get double?), or am I missing something (which is often the case)?

- Can we use non-GW models (i.e. I am considering entering the Host, but I would probably need some Warmachine models...)
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Old 13 Mar 2007, 14:25   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by stupidsimon
Would a race that has been changed a bit be legal (like dark tau)
Well, if they are radically different from the originals, then yeah

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Originally Posted by Heastaris, The Glimmering Blade
Two questions -

- Won't a 2-man team have a huge advantage when it comes to points (as they get double?), or am I missing something (which is often the case)?
Not really since everyone will come out with 10 points each. If your doing it alone, you still get 10 points.

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Originally Posted by Heastaris, The Glimmering Blade
- Can we use non-GW models (i.e. I am considering entering the Host, but I would probably need some Warmachine models...)
It has to be GW legal (51%+ GW parts)
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Old 13 Mar 2007, 15:06   #6 (permalink)
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Whoa, FT! You've been keeping this one under your hat- *Checks Committee board*.

Oh, wait, I suppose I just didn't check the board enough... somehow completely went under the radar ???.
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Old 13 Mar 2007, 15:08   #7 (permalink)
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Hmmm... I may be in business if I can dig up that doodle I did while bored mindless in high school
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Old 13 Mar 2007, 15:09   #8 (permalink)
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Hmm I would like to enter, though I'm really bad at writing fluff, converting/sculpting would be no problem at all. If anyone is interested to be a team with me, please PM me.
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Old 13 Mar 2007, 20:20   #9 (permalink)
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AHHHH! THIS IS WHAT IVE BEEN WAITING FOR!!!

THANKYOU FT!

Ok, I'll have a talk to my friend who I was doing the Moth're with to see if hed liek to kick it back up with me...
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Old 13 Mar 2007, 20:37   #10 (permalink)
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I'm glad I've brightened somebodies day up . And I'll excuse your caps
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