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Mission Statement: So long as the popularity of Warhammer continues, a source is needed for the Chaos Dwarf army to keep pace. Chaos Dwarfs Online provides a community with a forum for members to learn about, inform others about, contribute to, and evolve the Chaos Dwarf army in a welcoming and open minded environment. Chaos Dwarf generals, old and new, can unite under a common banner that Chaos Dwarfs Online is happy to provide.
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  Community Awards 2014 - Nominations
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 01-27-2015 04:41 PM - Replies (15)
0Fellow Dawi Zharr. Another great year has passed in Zharr-Naggrund and the CDO community. So it's once again time to show our appreciation of fellow members with awards.

Our newer members might have seen profiles with some impressive Golden Cups, this is the yearly Community Awards. Members are nominated and voted for by the community.  

Only 5 medals are awarded each year, special pixel bling never to be awarded again - as such these medals are held in high regard and it's an honour to receive a nomination.

So with all this now is the time to get your nominations in.  REMEMBER: As in years past this is only for achievements in the year 2014. Anything that has been achieved in years past other than 2014 is not counted for nominations. So keep this in mind when nominating your fellow hobbyists.

The categories for 2014 are unchanged from previous years and are as follows:

Best Attitude - A member should be nominated on their forum presence and behavior toward other members, displaying exemplary attitudes of kindness and encouragement.

Best General - This member is always ready to give advice on army lists, has very good lists of his own, and perhaps has won a tournament or two using his Chaos Dwarf army.

Best Hobbyist -A nominee for this award has contributed an amazing model, or models that exemplifies what a Chaos Dwarf army should look like: flawless execution of conversion and painting while adhering to the Chaos Dwarf mythos.

Best Contributor - This award will go the member that has contributed most to the cause of the Chaos Dwarfs.  He or she has done or made something that has profoundly benefited the presence of Chaos Dwarfs as a whole!

Best Overall Member - This member may not be the best hobbyist, might not ever win a tournament, but he or she has a great presence on the site, the forum, the wiki, the chat and whatever else!  They are dedicated to the cause of the Chaos Dwarfs!

What to nominate for?
The staff encourage you to supply the reason for your nominations. As these nice words should not be left only for the Staff, reasons will be posted as anonymous quotes in the upcoming voting threads.   If for some reason you can't think of who to nominate in a specific category, please do some research.  If you don't know who the best general should be for example, take a look at the Gaming section of the forum - some members shine through with their tactical knowledge and advice. Who's been posting battle reports, tactic and helping others with army lists? These should help you come up with a nominee.

How to Nominate
PM your nominations to Staff (a special user that all Staff have access to).  

NOTE: You can only nominate one person per category. If you can't decide which one, flip a coin! You can nominate the same person for different categories.

Nominations should include this:

Award Name
Member Name
The contribution that should be recognized and why they should be recognized.

As in the past the nominations will be tallied and ranked.  The top 3 members for each category will then be sent a pm asking them to accept or reject their nomination. If they accept they will then become an official nominee.

If a member rejects the nomination it will be offered to the person with the 4th highest votes, and so on.  This may mean if a lot of people reject nominations, or there are not enough people nominated in a category there may only be 1 or 2 people to vote for (or potentially none).

If a person does not reply to the pm we will work on the assumption that they want it and it will automatically be accepted on the behalf of the Staff.

We will not tell people how many other nominees there are, nor will we reveal who the nominees are prior to the next posts that announces the official voting.

The final nominees' names will then be prepared in separate polls for all to vote on early February.  After this there will be a 2 week public poll to decide the winners.

Deadlines:
The deadline for sending in nominations is 11:59 PM EST (eastern standard time) February 10th, 2015. This gives a solid 2 weeks to get nominations in and prepare the polls.

Exempt Members
Note, any members with warnings outstanding will not be given the opportunity to accept a nomination. We will not discuss any of this with the community at large as this is only pertinent to the Staff and the member(s) in question.

The Staff CAN be nominated, HOWEVER, they must not be nominated for their staff-related duties.  For example, Admiral could be nominated for his work on organizing competitions and themes, but not for being excellent at moderating the forums (sticking threads, being sheriff etc.).  This way we are all on fair ground.  We are dealing with what we offer the forum as members, not as staffers.

If you have any questions, ask Admiral or Bloodbeard, we'll take it to the Staff section if we can't answer right away!  

Think about it all, find your nominees and send them in.

//Bloodbeard
 

  Scribe's Contest II
Posted by: Admiral - 01-24-2015 09:44 AM - Replies (12)
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Chaos Dwarfs Online Presents: The 2nd Scribe's Contest writing competition on Chaos Dwarfs Online!

We are pleased to announce that this Scribe's Contest has been sponsored by Zanko! There will be one prize of this unpainted Titan Wargames Dwarf Heavy Infantry Command for the Gold winner:




"The lot of the treacherous Hobgoblins in the Dark Lands may be glimpsed through their reputation and their words, be they songs, sayings or everyday speech. Those are glimpses of a world of gleeful cruelty, oppression and backstabbing; of shifty eyes and sharpened knives.

The position of Hobgoblins within the Chaos Dwarf empire is a precarious one. On the one hand, they live privileged lives visavi the masses of unwashed slaves beneath them. Hobgoblins serve as middlemen taskmasters and soldiers within the Dawi Zharr realm. On the other hand, the Hobgoblins struck a deal with the devil when they aligned themselves with the Chaos Dwarfs, for though they thrive as a slave elite under the Dawi Zharr's protection, the Hobgoblins' annihilation in the Dark Lands is assured should the Chaos Dwarfs ever fall. For few other races have become so venomously hated and loathed as the Hobgoblins have become amongst other Greenskins, for good reasons.

These are the words of the Slaves to Damnation."



Subject Matter: Hobgoblins, the Middlemen Slave Caste
The theme for this writing competition is Hobgoblins as the middlemen slave caste in the Chaos Dwarf empire. This is an open format theme, meaning that almost any type of background text and fiction about Hobgoblins will be accepted, within the rules detailed below.

Your entry could consist of a Hobgoblin camp song; a story about Sneaky Gitz: a "facts-book" description of Hobgoblin culture; a collection of quotes or proverbs; a fable concerning Hobgoblins; Chaos Dwarfs discussing their Hobgoblin underlings; or something else entirely.

Fiction and background text is not to be confused with writing Warhammer rules of your own.


Writing Rules
The word limit for each entry is 10-400 words in total. Since this is an open format theme, you may write your entry as one or more quotes, proverbs, tales, songs, stories etc. Descriptive background texts about Hobgoblins (of the kind you may find in any Warhammer army book) and fiction from the perspective of one or more characters (of the kind you may find in any Black Library novel) are allowed.

All entries are to be written "in-universe", meaning no lines about D6s or green stuff are allowed. See the General Rules.

You are encouraged to ask Admiral about whether your entry meet the requirements or not, should you be unsure.


Spellcheck
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.


Inspiration Sources
Anything can be your inspiration, including your latest tabletop game. See the Guidelines, and Chaos Dwarf and Hobgoblin songs. (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 Feb 8th 2015 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 2 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 or more pieces of fiction or background about Hobgoblins, invented by you, and send a PM to Scribe (a special user that all Staff have access to) containing the entry. 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 soon), 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 model prize, courtesy of Zanko.


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.


Summary
Subject Matter: Hobgoblins, the Middlemen Slave Caste.
Deadline: 11:59 PM 8th of February 2015 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!

The Staff
 

  Artisan's Contest XVI - Winners!
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 01-21-2015 01:06 AM - Replies (19)
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Congratulations to the winners!

1st Place: Fuggit Khan, who has now won gold 5 contests in a row - nobody has achieved something like this before in CDO history.
2nd Place: RedSkullz, first time entering a contest.
3rd Place: Kamphre, getting ready for 9th edition.

And and honorable mention of Herby who was 1 vote from  being tied for 3rd place.  

Medals have been awarded with launching of this post. All participants also receive 8 slaves - coming shortly from the pits of Bloodbeard.

Entries:
Entry #1 RedSkullz
Entry #2 Herby
Entry #3 Abecedar
Entry #4 Bloodbeard
Entry #5 Fuggit Khan
Entry #6 Mivrash Faz
Entry #7 MadHatter
Entry #8 Kamphre

Prize
Besides the super nice bling under his forum avatar, Fuggit also wins a new model Goretrek the Chaos Dwarf!
The miniature is limited to 100 castings, comes with a letter of authenticity - this price is marked 1 of 100.
A very big thank you to Byron Townshend and Dark Art Studios for providing this fine price!


Participation Medal

Are handed out if you've entered a combined 5, 10 or 15 Artisan's and Golden Hat Contests. Is this is the case for you, post a PM to Bloodbeard containing links to the competition threads.


Thanks for participating in this competition, as always it has been real fun - a big part of this community.

Stay tuned for upcoming Scribes Contests.

//Staff
 

  Artisan's Contest XVI - Voting!
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 01-14-2015 02:53 AM - Replies (29)
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Welcome to the voting thread for the 16th Artisan's modeling and painting competition!

Theme:
This competition has been wide open in manner of scope, theme and size. Entries were just to fall under Displaced Chaos Dwarfs - and that shows in all the brilliant entries we've received.

Prize
The very nice people at Dark Art Studios has been so kind to donate their new model Goretrek the Chaos Dwarf as a prize for the winner!
The miniature is limited to 100 castings, comes with a letter of authenticity - this price is marked 1 of 100.
A very big thank you to Byron Townshend and Dark Art Studios for providing this fine price!


How to vote:
Please submit 3 numbers as votes by sending a PM to the Staff account.

We had 8 entries this time, which means each entrant will receive 8 slaves once the winners have been announced.

Each (more or less) anonymous entry is numbered ranging from 1 to 8. There is no need to specify which one you think is 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Simply list the three that you like and we will do the rest.

In case of a tie:
If there are to entries tied for 1st place we will vote again. Another 1 week voting period will be set and all members are allowed to cast 1 vote on their favourite first place.  The one with most votes will recieve gold, the second silver (and in case of a 3 gold tie, the last will get bronze). Silver and bronze will be awarded based on the initial votes or according to the results of a gold tie-breaker vote.

Voting will close at 11:59 PM Jan 20th, 2015 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone).   Once the votes are tallied we will post the results.

To zoom / for higher quality: Go to this: AC XVI PICASA


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Entry 3



Entry 4



Entry 5



Entry 6



Entry 7



Entry 8



To zoom / for higher quality: Go to this: AC XVI PICASA

Great job everyone and good luck!
The CDO Staff
 

  Artisan's Contest XVI
Posted by: Nicodemus - 12-02-2014 12:27 PM - Replies (72)
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Welcome to Artisan's Contest XVI!

Displaced Chaos Dwarfs

The theme for this Artisan's Contest is to create anything Chaos Dwarf-related that shows Chaos Dwarfs displaced from their usual setting. Let your imagination go wild here! Have you been wanting to create Satan Claus on his daemonic sleigh being pulled by a flaming taurus? An evil stunty Dr. Who feeding slaves to his daemon-powered TARDIS? Polo playing Bull centaurs? A unit of Slaanesh-worshing Chaos Dwarfs? Ogres that look like Chaos Dwarfs (been done, but don't let that stop you)? Undead Chaos Dwarfs? A Chaos Dwarf version of the iconic HeroQuest characters? A Brony/Bull Centaur cross over (shudder)? Or, perhaps you just want to create something as quaint and picturesque as a Chaos Dwarf in his art studio making something Jackson Pollock-like out of entrails? Well now is your chance to do that and possibly go down in CDO fame by winning ACXVI and getting a medal at the same time!

This contest is unrestricted in terms of scope - it can be a single model, a diorama, a piece of terrain, an entire unit, etc. The minimum requirement is that there be at least one Chaos Dwarf-themed model (so a Chaos Dwarf, Bull Centaur, or something that looks like one of these... which could include Goblins with axes and beards, for example) that the model(s) must fit the theme/scene/character/sport/story/place/etc you are trying to convey. It is entirely up to you to figure out how to achieve what you're going for and we won't turn any entries away or be rules laywers about your interpretation of how to achieve this.

Prize
The very nice people at Dark Art Studios has been so kind to donate their new model Goretrek the Chaos Dwarf as a prize for the winner!
The miniature is limited to 100 castings, comes with a letter of authenticity - this price is marked 1 of 100.
A very big thank you to Byron Townshend and Dark Art Studios for providing this fine price!


Deadline

The deadline for the submission of entries is January 13th 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

Only enter if you are happy with the rules as they are stated:

Rules of the Competition

Each member may only enter once.

Each member may submit anything they like, as long as there is at least one Chaos Dwarf/Bull Centaur model, based or unbased (plinths, display bases, dioramas, etc are all fair game, so no restrictions).

Submissions should include four pictures. No overlaid words of explanation or photoshop effects in your submitted photos please. They have to speak for themselves.

No posting of entries in the forum until after the winners of ACXVI have been announced, and you can't have shown any of the pieces in their finished form elsewhere before.

How to Enter?

Submit your entry by sending a PM to Staff (a special user that all Staff have access to) with four photos of your entry. Please do not send PMs or e-mails to any of the admin or staff accounts as this is a sure fire way to have your entry missed.

Please note that your entry will benefit if the photos are all clearly composed, since voters will base their judgement upon what they can see in the pictures on their computer screens.

How will this be judged?

By the mid-January we will post all entries to a new thread and voting can commence!


Good Luck everyone!
The Staff
 

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