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posted on May, 12 2012 @ 06:38 PM
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Tales from “The Grimoire” Writing Contest


This is a contest for all our writers, but perhaps for those who prefer fantasy or those wishing to get into fantasy writing. We’ve had a few collaborative writings that have done well with the topic and hopefully this will encourage more.

All Terms & Conditions Apply

Title must contain [TFTG]

You may enter more than once, but please add them as separate threads in the Short Story Forum.

Word limit for the contest is 6 thousand characters. These are to be *short* stories that simply explore a time and place within a fantasy realm of your choosing. (Do not count spacing as characters, words only.)

Your entry MUST include fantasy themes. ( Magic, beasts of lore, etc.)

For those of you who are familiar, you may use settings such as Faerun or any other classic fantasy setting. (Your own included.)

Any writing form is acceptable, within the character limit.

There will be 3 winners chosen, based on the amount of stars and flags received by members. There will also be honorable mentions which will be determined by panel of mods including myself.

The contest will run until June 15th 2012 at Midnight.

Only the winners will receive the writer status, 5 applauses each and be included in the Showcase of Winners.

So get to writing folks!

(Also please send me a PM with each entry so that I may keep track.)
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Edit To Add: As per my post below, you may write a series of stories or continuations of your entries. Each will be it's own story for the purpose of the contest, however if you'd like to flesh out your story for more perspective, then by all means please do so
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Happy Writing!

~Tenth
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Thanks everybody for your entries. It will be a few days before I am finished reading all the entries and to have a few mods select their favorites for honorable mentions and the winners will be announced before the end of next week.

Again, thank you to everybody who participated and stand by for more info
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Here are the Winners of the Contest based on Flags & Stars in order:

1st Place---Adopt A Grimoire
Eidolon23

2nd Place---A Dragon's Tale
Druid42

3rd Place---Ghost In The Machine
timewalker

Congratulations to ALL of a our winners and entrants. Now for honorable mentions picked by various staff members who took the time to assist with judging, which is greatly appreciated
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Stench Of Death By Tykonos

Bad Heroes Series By Beezer

The Rooster By Xoanon

The Summoning By 74Templar

Again thank you for all your entries, congradulations to our winners and honorable mentions. Writter status will be provided to all 3 of our winners and applauses will be given out shortly to all mentions above.

~Tenth
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posted on May, 12 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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HAHA I didn't even know what Faerun was and I am a big fantasy nut...this was because I never played DnD lol. My kid would have known that though. This one looks interesting I will be working on my story can't wait to see what pops out. LOL.



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 09:03 PM
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reply to post by ldyserenity
 


Awesome, I can't wait to read it



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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I was going to take a month off writing from the ATS writing contest, and so you do this.

Fantasy writing? Under 6000 characters? How can I resist? Pure evil, tttp!

I linked the contest in my sig, and now I am off to write.

I also like the honorable mention aspect of this contest. It's way too constricting in a writing contest to limit it to three winners. Kudos.



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 09:33 PM
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Glad you put this together !


Will try to put something together,and hoping to read some brilliant pieces.



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:01 PM
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Aaahhh, brilliance.


Looking forward to this one, have punched many a fantasy tale...

Just keep the nerd jokes to yourself....



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:02 PM
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reply to post by 74Templar
 


I play D&D once a week for the last 10 years my friend. No jokes here


Looking forward to it



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:03 PM
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reply to post by Druid42
 


Yes, honorable mentions will also get a little sum sum;

but it's a secret



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:13 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by 74Templar
 


I play D&D once a week for the last 10 years my friend. No jokes here


Looking forward to it


Started at 16, still going at nearly 40... Dungeon Master for almost 15 years.... Love the game



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:17 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower

I play D&D once a week for the last 10 years my friend. No jokes here




I remember getting a Copy of the Blackmoor campaign,as a kid. I didn't even have the original rules.



I live in Wisconsin,and used to play weekly back in the day. Alas,one of the spots I played at,a few years back closed down in Sherwood.

Havnt played since.



Still have some kick but miniatures,though........



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:30 PM
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My FIRST entry: HERE.

Need I say star and flag?

More to follow.....



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 06:58 AM
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My first in the new comp.

Had to scale it a little to fit the count.

Enjoy


The Summoning [TFTG]



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 09:43 AM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by 74Templar
 


I play D&D once a week for the last 10 years my friend. No jokes here


Looking forward to it


My Mother drove me an a few freinds about 100 miles to a Hobby Store in 1978 to buy the red boxed set. The original having long since been lost I replaced it with a mint copy from e-bay a few years ago.

Anyway - when my daughter asks me in amazement how I know so many varied wierd things...I have to answer honestly. By playing D&D. I mean where I grew up not many kids knew what a dias or a brazzier were.

I also attribute much of my professional success in the miltary (Special Forces) to learning complex problem solving perched rather dorkily around a kitchen table. We had a weekly game on almost every deployment when I was active duty. We always resevered about 100 lbs on a pallet for our footlocker of gaming stuff.

Go D&D ! It may save your life. At least it gave us a break from the insanity of war.



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 03:29 PM
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Ok so I thought I'd try this one out

Tales from “The Grimoire of the Orcs",

First try at a contest on ATS - or anywhere for that matter.



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 04:37 PM
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I still have most of the original stuff, including the original boxed set. Much of mine is 2nd edition though, and still gets used today. I love it, just for the escape it provides, and the fun the guys have when playing. It's more laughs and jokes now than serious role-playing, but it's a good release from the everyday.

Plus it helps immensely with the creative process.



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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The Path to Gwethen Castle.

The next entry. It seems like I'm writing a chapter at a time, as I got this theme in my head now. So many variations to use, however, I'm feeling comfortable with this. So I'm going with it.



posted on May, 14 2012 @ 10:04 AM
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Okay, never done fantasy before.
Here's my attempt.
Bad Heroes

If you fine folks like it, I can continue. Kinda choppy, 1st attempt in this genre.

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posted on May, 14 2012 @ 10:54 AM
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LOVING the entries so far guys, keep them coming.

Ask an amendment to the above rules, you MAY have multiple entries regarding the same story, a continuation as such.

Part 1, part 2 etc...

They will be judged individually however in the end, but for those who wanted to flesh out their stories or worlds more, by all means go ahead!

~Tenth



posted on May, 14 2012 @ 10:57 AM
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reply to post by tothetenthpower
 

Thanks, because if I continue mine, it'll be a doozy!



posted on May, 14 2012 @ 11:16 AM
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Another great theme for a writing contest!

Here's my contribution:

A Drunken Man in a Nameless Land

Enjoy!





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