Team Radiant’s Journal Entry Competition!
hey folks… round 1 is over (thanks to everyone who submitted entries ), and round 2 is now open!
Round 1 results
so, i’ve been going back and forth with this, and decided to submit the “top 2” entries for each persona (unless there was a tie for either 1st or 2nd place, in which case, multiple entries would be submitted)… there was also a 4 vote minimum requirement…
please note, we’re submitting more entries than had initially been estimated to Team Radiant, and they absolutely reserve the right to include/exclude any of these… remember, this is all for fun, and the possible inclusion of our material in the actual game…
without further ado, round 1’s submitted entries are:
Insufferable Academic, Chopping Trees (7 votes)
I cannot help but feel the necessity to mention the alarming rate at which we are deforesting the entire region… What? No, of course I’m not trying to avoid lumber duties!
Insufferable Academic, Promotion to Carpenter (5 votes)
Hmph, I would be the only one here that knows how to use a saw.
Hopeless Optimist, Gathering Berries (6 votes)
Ow, these branches are so sharp! Well, never mind. I’ll just get some more plasters. It probably makes me look cool with all these bandages, like a mummy or something. Although on a seperate note I do feel rather light-headed…
Hopeless Optimist, when the goblin faction invades/is spotted (4 votes)
Oh! Goblins! I wonder if they’re bringing any cake…
Hopeless Optimist, upon waking (4 votes)
You guys I had the best dream. It was about a benevolent being, who watches and guides our every action.
Hopeless Optimist, Awaking after sleeping on the ground (4 votes)
I’m sure they’re working on getting us beds, right? It probably just takes time. I mean they can’t be doing this to us on purpose…right?
Loveable Rogue, Upon Picking Berries (9 votes)
I should really stop trying to sneak these berries into my pockets. If I keep it up somebody might notice the large purple stains in my pants.
Lovable Rogue, Berry picking (7 votes)
Collect berries? I’m going to HOARD berries! If an endless supply of jelly doesn’t spell ‘delicious’, I don’t know what does.
Lovable Rogue, on Promotion (7 votes)
Wait no - no no no! I am not ready to settle down like that! Take it back, please?
Beleaguered Leader (11 votes)
I am beginning to think that my citizens are not under my control. That an outside force is controlling them…
Psychopathic Misanthrope, when meeting the rabbit-folk (12 votes)
They’re not actually people, are they? I mean, we could eat them or something… Couldn’t we?
… a writing contest whose prompt involves journal entries in the voices of various personas of the settlers in the game.
- the entry has to be appropriate to one of the 6 existing personas:
- Beleaguered Leader
- Hopeless Optimist
- Lovable Rogue
- Psychopathic Misanthrope
- Insufferable Academic
- Diligent Sweetheart
- the entry has to trigger on a deterministic action already in the game (embarking, chopping trees, picking berries, eating, sleeping, promotion, etc)
- the entry has to be ~200 characters, to fit in the space provided by the character sheet
- the entry must be self contained (no referencing other entries, or people)
- the entry must be equally applicable to either gender
you can submit two entries per round, and can vote for as many entries as you like!
please use this thread only for the submissions themselves, as this thread can be used discuss the competition and submitted entries… thanks!
Team Radiant would take the top-voted fan entry and, if it’s deemed appropriate, include it in the game, providing editorial oversight to keep the final text short, content-appropriate, and in a consistent voice.
that’s right, should the aforementioned criteria be met, the selected winners will see their work featured in-game as part of a unit’s various journal entries!
submissions begin: Monday, January 27th
submissions end: Friday, January 31st at 12PM CST
voting ends: Monday, February 3rd, 12:00PM CST
have fun, and good luck!