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#1 brethren

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:40 PM

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Just a heads up, but we've been kicking around ideas for an FM contest over at TTLG recently, and I've pretty much decided I want to start one up soon.  The theme will be "Lost Places."  The idea is to create something distant/remote and away from The City proper.  Ancient ruins, lost temples, abandoned buildings, crumbling tombs, anything along those lines.

 

I don't think there's every been a combination Thief/TDM contest, so I want to do that.  Since there is no need for specific factions or places, this should work fine.  So any entries for T1, TG, T2, TDS, or TDM will be accepted.

 

This seems like it could be a good contest for TDM, as I don't think there are a lot of "Lost City" type missions out there.  It seems like most missions take place in Bridgeport.

 

Build time will probably be between 4-6 months - I wanted to go a bit longer this time in hopes it will produce some higher quality missions.

 

Anyway, this will probably all start up within a week to 10 days, so if you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

 

 

 


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:30 AM

Wonderful idea! It's been ages since we had a proper contest!

The initial idea sounds good and interesting. I would love to participate, but I'm not sure if I have the time. :/
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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:47 AM

A joint contest is a good idea particularly since I feel like there isn't near enough cross talk among the communities like there could be, more like only individuals in both, but in fairness there's not much crosscutting fodder to talk about and this is a good chance for that.
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Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:03 PM

A joint contest is a good idea particularly since I feel like there isn't near enough cross talk among the communities like there could be, more like only individuals in both, but in fairness there's not much crosscutting fodder to talk about and this is a good chance for that.

The real tragedy is that anyone would perceive it as two separate communities, and unfortunately, many do.


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 02:32 PM

Great idea.



#6 Tarhiel

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:48 PM

The real tragedy is that anyone would perceive it as two separate communities, and unfortunately, many do.

 

Hm... aren´t many of you guys members of both communities?

I am just surprised that general consensus is, as you are writing Melan, that these are two separate communities.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 01:02 AM

I've always been surprised by how few authors have released missions for Thief and TDM.  I sometimes look at the list of TDM authors, and wonder where they were and why they weren't working on Thief FMs before TDM came out.  It's kind of weird.  That said, even though some say there's the rift between the two communities, I think there's way more mutual interest than people realize.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:08 AM

I really like the idea of this contest, both the theme and the crossover between the two communities, but unfortunately i've got 3 projects in the works atm so I doubt I could take on another.

 

Good luck to all contestants, I look forward to playing all of your missions :)


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