Polendino, Socrates, CrustaceanCrusader, Small Child, and Cythare are still in imminent danger of being on probation. You guys all need to get a top 3 (of the people you're assigned to critique) in within the next couple of hours.
Just a reminder that we've got 24 hours and change left until crits and Top 3s are due. I'll PM the whole lot of you slackers shortly to remind those people who are really being lazy about reading the thread.
All right, folks, critiques are open for business. You'll notice that you only have to critique three cards, so these should be quick and easy.
EDIT: The "you only have to critique three cards" bit will continue for the next two rounds as well. Each pair will end up having critiqued every card from the other three divisions by the time we cut to Top 8, and since Top 8 is based off your pair's combined score...
Well, we're at 24 people in very short order. (Small joke there.) Unfortunately, we've only got eight of you paired up so far. (There's also one pair of people who I'm not sure if they're actually participating this month, since they haven't posted in the thread yet.)
Also, as a reminder, each person should have one card in their posts. This isn't the normal "eh, just post a card so we can have you on the list" signup rounds - your cards will be critiqued like usual for Round 1. I'll PM the two people for whom this is exceptionally relevant.
Hello, folks, and welcome to yet another interesting CCL! Thanks to our regularly scheduled host going missing (I'm pretty sure we didn't shrink him on purpose, or on accident for that matter), you're stuck with me again, just two months after my last hosting stint.
This month is going to be fairly straightforward - aside from that we're going to be using the buddy system while we explore the miniaturized plane of Segovia. We wouldn't want anyone to get lost, would we?
For this first round, you'll need to choose a partner. You'll remain partners with this person until we cut to Top 8; the highest combined score in each of the four divisions will advance at that point, and we'll go on to the usual cut-throat "every man for himself" method for the rest of the month.
The Round 1 challenge: Your card and your partner's card form a mirrored pair of creatures (think White Knight/Black Knight). They should be of a type that's normally a large creature, brought down to Segovian scale. (Elementals are acceptable as a "large creature" type.)
Partners must be selected and announced in the thread by 11:59pm Pacific time, Wednesday, October 3rd. (If you post your entry after that time, please mention who your partner is in the same post.) I'll spend Thursday putting together pairs among the unpaired people.
Entries are due by 11:59am Pacific time, Friday, October 5th. Pairs will be assigned to a division at this time.
Critiques are due by 11:59pm Pacific time, Sunday, October 7th.
Cythare/The Angel Of Elysium
Cythare/The Angel Of Elysium
East critiques North
North critiques West
West critiques South
South critiques East
If your name appears before the slash, critique the three people in the division you're critiquing whose name appears before the slash. Likewise, if your name appears after the slash, critique the three people whose name is after the slash.
The Card Creation League is a monthly contest in which players compete over seven rounds. Each month has an overall theme and/or story, determined by that month's host.
Each round, the host will assign a card creation task to the players. This task may vary between teams or players.
The first three rounds are open to everyone who joined in the sign-up thread, which will be posted near the end of the previous month. After these rounds, the Top 8 players will move on to three elimination rounds to determine a winner.
Rounds usually last three to four days for submissions and about two days for critiques, but the host has final say in making the schedule.
For the first three rounds, players are divided into teams. Four teams is standard, but there may be more or less depending on the number of players. Each team will review another team's cards during the critique period of that round.
Each player must submit a Top 3 ranking for the team he or she critiques at the end of each round. Each 1st place is worth 3 points, 2nd place 2 points, and 3rd place 1 point.
Additionally, each player can receive 2 bonus points per round. One point is awarded for posting a Top 3, and one point for providing critiques for that team's cards.
Suggested areas to critique include creativity, balance, printability, and relation to the overall theme or that player's previous cards.
Players who do not post a card or a Top 3 will be put on "probation." Top 3 violations for a round can be removed by posting or PMing the host with your Top 3 before the end of the next round. Any player that would receive a second violation is disqualified from further competition that month.
At the end of the first three rounds, the Top 8 players will be selected by points (usually the top 2 from each team). In the case of ties, there may be more than 8 players advancing. The suggested scoring method is for each player to critique all remaining players in the same Top 3 style as the first three rounds, with the top half advancing each round, so Top 8, then Top 4, then Finals.
The final round is determined by public poll.
Prior to Top 8, players have a chance of getting a total of 100 points toward their score each Scoring Round. Scores for each Round are determined by the following equation:
Total points of Player A in round N = 100 * X/Y, where:
X = Total number of Scoring Points (Judge Points + Additional Points from Top 3 & Critiques)
Y = Total number of Possible Points (3 * Number of Judges + Additional Points)
3 points are given for a First Place Top 3 finish, 2 points for a Second Place, and 1 point for a Third Place. 1 additional point is awarded if a Top 3 is submitted. 1 additional point is awarded if Critiques are given for all entries to be judged.
This way the grading is more streamlined in the fact that all rounds prior to Top 8 are graded equally, and there is no handicap for any team that has fewer judges.
Each player accumulates points from each Scoring Round until the end of Round 3.