Monday, November 28, 2016

Tournament Registration & Rules

Register for the Dreamkeepers Original Character Tournament here:

Registration closes Thursday, December 8th.

We've had some queries about exactly how the tournament works, so I'll break it down.

All you need is a keyboard and your imagination- no references, illustrations, or other assets required.

Read our legalese on the registration page and submit your info, including a valid e-mail.  The big thing to include:

A concise, compelling description of your character- 300 words or less, and it may include one html link of your choice.

Remember these battles are based on audience votes.  Only the most captivating character will prevail- so make your description count.

I'll publicly post your character name and description when we announce Bracket-1 matchups, so you'll be able to read all about the character you're facing off against.

Then it's time for a war of words.

I'll e-mail asking for your battle text:  In 300 words or less, describe what happens in the fight.  It can be anything that you think will persuade an audience to take your side.

I'll post your battle text alongside the battle text of your enemy- and readers will have 48 hours to vote.   The battle text with the most votes wins.  The loser is eliminated from the tournament, and winners go on to Bracket-2 battles.

(After December 8th, I'll post a sample battle between Mace and Ravat, with voting, to give an idea of how it all works.)

Bracket 2 works the same- I'll again post matchups, and again e-mail asking for your new battle-text against your new enemy.  And we'll repeat until the final battle, when two victors duel for ultimate supremacy.

I'll draw the winner's character on one of the battle cards in the upcoming Dreamkeepers card game.


*One registered character allowed per person.

*We reserve the right to decline to post any text entry or link, and will explain our reasons if we take this option.  If we shoot an entry down, we'll give you two chances to submit a different entry.  

*Battle text may include maximum one HTML link- which enables you to use illustrations, videos, or other media if desired.

*Have fun.

You can make or commission other artwork, stories, or promotional content at your own discretion if you think it will help drive more support for your character.  Use the #Dreamkeepers hashtag on social media to taunt opposition, promote your character, and deploy tactical memes.  Tag me in and I'll share content if I can stay caught up.

Any final questions, fire them into the comments on DA:  We'll work with the winner on the specifics for their card art- thanks to everyone for checking this tournament out!

Warriors- ready yourselves.

Many will fight.

One will win.

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