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Gir Quee

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We haven't had a Factory Contest in a while, so I'd like to announce the first one of this year.

 

Because we haven't had a board-wide event in a while, this one is going to be a little bit more unorthodox and free-form: a Tournament of Inventors (idea and some wording shamelessly stolen from Jorus Merrill's past events of the same name (past example thread here)). 

 

Many of us have not had a chance to participate in the past versions, and the submissions in the past have been very creative and entertaining for participants and the community at large. Unlike past versions of the event, our judging team will be composed of several Admins and RPJs who will give out three separate awards at the end of the contest: most entertaining, most practical, and most creative. 

 

We have an offbeat non-canon, in-character exhibition thread for people to roleplay making their inventions, see the inventions, try them out, and interact with inventors/competitors until the final announcement of the winners on August 14th. This roleplay thread is strictly optional tor participants. As with past Tournament of Inventor threads, you can link a private thread where you are building your invention if you so choose to.

 

But I'm getting ahead of myself.

 

Here are the basics of the contest:

 

Each submitter has the following components to try and make an invention out of:

 

 

Other competition rules to make note of:

 

  • One entry per writer

  • Please give your submission the tag "Tournament of Inventors 2019" so that we know to track it

  • Contest judges may not submit entries or actively advise contestants except in enforcing board rules

  • All entries must be submitted to Factory between July 12th and August 13th

  • In-character, your character and a small team of helpers have thirty consecutive hours inside a private lab at the competition center on the Wheel to make their invention

  • No outside technology or materials can be included in the final product. It's acceptable to bring and use specialized tools and equipment.

  • Entries may be disqualified or deemed non-functional by the contest judging team based on common sense (Example: Do not try to make a superlaser that summons legions of Force Ghosts out of a set of silverware, a quartz crystal, and a nine-volt battery)

  • This is about originality and creativity, not making uberweapons. If you DO manage to make something nasty, more power to you, but alchemists, we don't want to see another shield talisman or flaming sword.

  • The functions of the finished invention must have a clear and substantial connection to the materials given. For example, alchemists, slapping on arbitrary Force powers wouldn't be appropriate. Show your work; make connections.

  • You retain rights to your inventions and can submit them with any manufacturer and level of production you feel is reasonable and appropriate.

  • You do not have to use every single component on the list.

 

Feel free to ask any questions about this contest below. Thanks everyone!

 


Edited by Gir Quee, 12 July 2019 - 08:53 PM.

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Kat Decoria

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Gir Quee

With the broken droids, do they have to stay in tact or could we scrap them for parts and metal?

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Vigil Rostu

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the submissions in the past have been very creative and entertaining for participants and the community at large.
You may use them however you like to meet your end goal. Kat Decoria, Just be reasonable. 

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Kat Decoria

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Auberon

 

Oh, of course. Just had some ideas that would work if I broke the droids and maybe used their weapons and such.


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Gir Quee

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Oh, of course. Just had some ideas that would work if I broke the droids and maybe used their weapons and such. Like This

 

That's perfectly legal. It's perfectly fine to cannibalize things for only certain components, or even melt down or otherwise break things down for raw materials. 


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Captain Larraq

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  • (Example: Do not try to make a superlaser that summons legions of Force Ghosts out of a set of silverware, a quartz crystal, and a nine-volt battery)

 



Having reviewed the assorted materials, I'm fairly sure I could achieve this with Mishka and Larraq working together.


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Captain Larraq, Officially, I cannot condone this kind of action. However, The tech-nerd in me would love to see this take place. 


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Auberon

Mostly it's 90lb of bullpoodoo wrapped in showmanship.

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