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Scribe's Contest I
Titan Wargames Presents: The 1st Scribe's Contest writing competition on Chaos Dwarfs Online!
We are pleased to announce that this Scribe's Contest has been sponsored by Titan Wargames! There will be one prize of the unpainted character model Baggronor the Mighty for the Gold winner:
"The minds of the mysterious slavers and blacksmiths of the Dark Lands may be glimpsed through their words, be they songs, sayings or everyday speech. Those are glimpses of a world of cruelty, oppression and blind obedience, maniac inventions, toil and a ruthless drive for power where the supernatural is just one resource amongst many to be exploited. They hint of a world of mysticism, terror and devotion. They are witnesses of a world where gods and Daemons are as real as the tools, weapons and whips handled by the Chaos Dwarfs.
These are the words of the Blacksmiths of Chaos."
Subject Matter: Chaos Dwarf Infamous Quotes
The theme for this writing competition is infamous quotes. According to Wikipedia, "quotation is the repetition of someone else's statement or thoughts". We want you to invent and write 1-3 quotes made by, or concerning, Chaos Dwarfs. These could be your army general's speech to his troops; a curse on your favourite enemy; the last words of a Dawi Zharr; a slave, foreigner or Hobgoblin speaking about Chaos Dwarfs; or something else entirely.
Note that infamous quotes by, or concerning Hobgoblins will be a later contest theme. This time, focus on Chaos Dwarfs, though quotes by Hobgoblins speaking about Chaos Dwarfs are of course allowed.
Quotes are not to be confused with popular proverbs (which are a theme for a later contest).
The word limit for each entry is 10-300 words in total. You may write 1-3 quotes within this boundary.
Quotes are to be written in this format:
"Johnny stole an apple."
"Gorhak whipped the wretch and tore the limbs from its body. Then he burnt it atop the Father's pyre in sight of His mighty idols!"
- Barukimbul Thunderskull, following the maiming of Urkak Stuntystompa and the defeat of Da Bloo Waaagh!
All entries are to be written "in-universe", meaning no lines about D6s or green stuff are allowed. See the General Rules.
Please spellcheck your entry before submission. Even so, to help even the field for the non-native English speakers, Admiral may correct grammar and spelling mistakes within the limits of his grasp of the English language.
Anything can be your inspiration, including your latest tabletop game. See the Guidelines, and the Chaos Dwarf Quotes list. (You are not allowed to copy someone else's work!)
Please read the full rules and guidelines that apply to the Scribe's Contest competition before submitting your entry!
Deadline: 11:59 PM Nov 9th 2014 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone)
Submit your entry by PM to the Scribe account before the deadline. Entries will not be accepted after that date and time regardless of how cool your submission is. (You have around 3 weeks to complete your entry.)
If for some reason you are having trouble with your submission, contact one of the Staff before the deadline. In order to avoid problems, we strongly advise entrants not wait until the very last minute to submit their entries... As things can and do go wrong at the last minute. Please do not send entries to individual Admin or Staff members to submit on your behalf as they may not check their PMs!
How to Enter
Write one to three Chaos Dwarf quotes, invented by you, and send a PM to Scribe (a special user that all Staff have access to) containing the quotes. The moderator organizing the contest will then check the inbox one or a few days before deadline and verify to each entrant that their submission was received.
If you win
- Take your place in the upcoming Scribe's Contest Hall of Fame (to be created after this competition), where your glory will be remembered for years to come.
- Receive the Scribe's Contest medal for your online persona:
- Everyone who enters gets a number of slaves equal to the number of entries. If 40 people enter we award 40 slaves to each person who entered.
- If you win Gold, you'll win a character model prize, courtesy of Titan Wargames.
Entries will count towards a participation medal, which is the simpler Scribe's Contest equivalent of Artisan's Contest and Golden Hat veteran medals.
As usual once all entries are received a voting thread will be created. If there are any questions please PM me, another Staff member or post them here.
Subject Matter: Infamous quotes by, or concerning, Chaos Dwarfs.
Deadline: 11:59 PM 9th of November 2014 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone)
If any forum members would like to aid Scribe's Contest by donating models or other materials as prizes for future competitions, feel free to contact myself or one of the Staff to help sort out details.
Now, carve your tablet. Sharpen your pen and dip it in fresh slave blood, for Hashut demands words!
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And thus there was Chaos. And Squats. Hobby Group Auxillia Work. On Dark Tides. Miscellaneous Commercial Sculpts. Flayman Tutorial.
Chaos Dwarf Writings: Fables. Songs. Proverbs. Quotes. Monumental Inscriptions. Religious Texts.
There's fourteen ways to skin a dwarf. Chaos Dwarf Warband Rules. Ninth Age concepts.
This post was last modified: 11-13-2014 07:22 AM by Admiral.