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Hi everyone!

We're going to be trying out something new this month and run our first official AE Contest!

 

We will be taking submissions from now, November 2nd until November 30th for our Holiday AE Contest.


We will announce the winner on Tuesday, December 15th. 

 

Contest Rules

  • Create a story arc using all the objectives below.
  • Story arcs must adhere to the Code of Conduct.
  • Only one entry per player.
  • Include the following information when submitting an arc.
    • Arc ID
    • Arc Name
    • Author
    • Number of Missions
    • Description
    • Photo (optional - will not effect judging, we just like the pictures!)
  • Only the arcs posted on this thread will be included in the contest. Please do not submit via DM or Discord.

 

Contest Objectives - The story arc must contain all of the following criteria or will be immediately disqualified.

  • Create a 3 mission story arc (only 3 missions - anything longer will be disqualified. Less is okay.)
  • Arc must contain 3 destroyable objects
  • Must contain a Winter Holiday Theme element. (Plot / Characters / etc - be creative!)
  • Must include the phrase "Pineapples do NOT belong on pizza" (Either in the mission text or NPC Dialogue)
  • Must include 1 NPC to rescue that then becomes an Ally

 

Prizes - We will be handing out the following rewards as prizes!

  • First Place: 1,000 Reward Merits, 5 Winter Packs, Special Golden Title
  • Honorable Mentions: 500 Reward Merits, 3 Winter Packs, Special Golden Title

 

To enter the contest, please submit a post like this onto the thread:

6 hours ago, GM Arcanum said:

Hi there!

Here's my submission for the AE Contest!

 

Arc ID: #####

Arc Name: Arcanum Takes a Holiday!

Author: @GM Arcanum

Number of Missions: 3
Description: Everyone loves GM Arcanum, and we all know how hard he works! However, he didn't show up to work today, he must've been kidnapped! Join a band of heroes as you travel around Paragon City searching for Arcanum and the culprits behind this nefarious plot! (Spoiler: Arcanum staged the kidnapping himself so he could have a vacation day).

 

 

Please Note: In addition to the objective requirements, we will be judging based on the quality of the mission, the plot development, the characters, and the over all fun factor. So, bring your "A" game, and make this a fun competition! Be creative!

 

Good luck! We look forward to seeing all the great content for our first ever AE Contest! This will be in addition to our regular Dev's Choice, so please keep those submissions coming in!

 

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Added "December" in front of the contest objectives
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Photo of what though?

AE SFMA Arcs: The Meteors (Arc id 42079)Dark Deeds in Galaxy City: Part One. (Arc id 26756) | Dark Deeds in Galaxy City: Part Two. (Arc id 26952) | Dark Deeds in Galaxy City: Part Three. (Arc id 27233) Darker Deeds: Part One (Arc id 28374) | Darker Deeds: Part Two. (Arc id 28536) | Darker Deeds: Part Three. (Arc id 29252) | Darkest Before Dawn: Part One (Arc id 29891) |

Darkest Before Dawn: Part Two (Arc id 30210) | Darkest Before Dawn: Part Three (Arc id 30560) |

 Bridge of Forever ( Arc id 36642)* | The Cassini Division (Arc id 37104)* | The House of Gaunt Saints (Arc id 37489)*The Spark of the Blind (Arc id 40403)* | Damnatio Memoriae (Arc id 41140)* The Eve of War (Arc id 41583)*

I Sing of Arms and the Man (Arc id 42617)* | Three Sisters (Arc id 43013)*

(*Pre War Praetorian Loyalist. * Pre War Praetorian Resistance.. * Pre ITF Cimerora. * Post ITF Cimerora. Dev Choice/Hall of Fame )

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But but SPOILERS!

 

 

AE SFMA Arcs: The Meteors (Arc id 42079)Dark Deeds in Galaxy City: Part One. (Arc id 26756) | Dark Deeds in Galaxy City: Part Two. (Arc id 26952) | Dark Deeds in Galaxy City: Part Three. (Arc id 27233) Darker Deeds: Part One (Arc id 28374) | Darker Deeds: Part Two. (Arc id 28536) | Darker Deeds: Part Three. (Arc id 29252) | Darkest Before Dawn: Part One (Arc id 29891) |

Darkest Before Dawn: Part Two (Arc id 30210) | Darkest Before Dawn: Part Three (Arc id 30560) |

 Bridge of Forever ( Arc id 36642)* | The Cassini Division (Arc id 37104)* | The House of Gaunt Saints (Arc id 37489)*The Spark of the Blind (Arc id 40403)* | Damnatio Memoriae (Arc id 41140)* The Eve of War (Arc id 41583)*

I Sing of Arms and the Man (Arc id 42617)* | Three Sisters (Arc id 43013)*

(*Pre War Praetorian Loyalist. * Pre War Praetorian Resistance.. * Pre ITF Cimerora. * Post ITF Cimerora. Dev Choice/Hall of Fame )

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Welp, now it's done.

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Arc ID: 34515
Arc Name: Winter is Waiting

Author: @Molubdos
Number of Missions: 3
Description: One Autumn evening, Lord Winter comes to you with worry that his season may never arrive. Make sure Winter, and its holidays, come to pass this year!

 


Some simple questions for the contest:

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Arc must contain 3 destroyable objects

  • Is this exactly or at least?
  • Is it 3 destroyable objects (so having the same object set to appear in 3 locations is fine), or 3 different Destroy Object objectives?
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Must include 1 NPC to rescue that then becomes an Ally

  • Again, Is this exactly or at least?
  • Can this be in a narrative sense (That you would rescue the NPC as a free a captive or escort objective first, and they then appear later in the arc as an ally, surrounded or not), or does it have to be an Ally objective where they immediately become an ally?
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2 hours ago, Molubdos said:

Some simple questions for the contest:

  • Is this exactly or at least?
  • Is it 3 destroyable objects (so having the same object set to appear in 3 locations is fine), or 3 different Destroy Object objectives?
  • Again, Is this exactly or at least?
  • Can this be in a narrative sense (That you would rescue the NPC as a free a captive or escort objective first, and they then appear later in the arc as an ally, surrounded or not), or does it have to be an Ally objective where they immediately become an ally?

Please consider the objectives to be "at least" basis (unless otherwise indicated)

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Hi there!

Here's my submission for the AE Contest!

 

Arc ID: 34453

Arc Name: Winter’s Champion

Author: @Fraulein Mental

Number of Missions: 3
Description: It’s getting hotter, not colder, as winter approaches.  So hot that I’m afraid the Ski Chalet might start melting!  There must be a plot afoot.  Can you turn down the heat?

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Clarification request - must the 'destroyable objects' be objects that the players are expected to destroy?  Or may defensible objects that mobs are trying to destroy and that players must defend also count?

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I will definitely have an entry. Just have to shake a leg and get it created.

 

Great idea, by the way.

Looking for SFMA content over multiple arcs? Search for the following arcs under "cranebump."

Ordinary People [3 parts] Investigation of a series of thefts leads you deep into a vengeful plot that threatens all of Paragon City. Will you and Kings Row's "ordinary" heroes be able to stop it? Leviathan [5 parts] The  assassination of a local politician with national aspirations sets off a media frenzy among everyone's favorite reactionary network, NewsAnon. Among their targets? You. The Cage Series [3 parts]: The Iron Widow is back! Or...is she? Your vigilante philosophy is put to the test in this tale of shifting loyalties and outright deceit. The Port Oakes TF [2 parts] Enos Childs is calling on Villains like you to join his glorious quest to drive Arachnos out of the Rogue Isles. One Shots:  Of Guns and Asa Ronan; The Tenuous State of Grace; Garden of the Will; Gravity; The Book of Bond's

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And now for my AE Contest submission:

 

Arc ID: 34471
Arc Name: Christmas Comes to Oranbega
Author: @TakelGryph
Number of Missions: 3
Description: The Circle of Thorns kidnaps Santa Claus in an attempt to bind the Winter Lord, are defeated by an army led by Rudolph, and learn the true meaning of Christmas. (At least one part of that is a lie.)

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Apparently despite my best efforts I had the wrong spelling for Oranbega.
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Baseding on what so many people say about their heroes murdering criminals instead of arresting or defeating them then I think it applies to everyone to say "hero'" like that.   Everyone is a shotgun wizard around here.

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Hi there!

Here's my submission for the AE Contest!

 

Arc ID: 34494

Arc Name: You're A Mean One...

Author: @Brad Influence

Number of Missions: 3
Description:  Bah humbug! The winter season is on us again, and the Freedom Phalanx are full of merriment and cheer. Someone has to put a dampener on the celebrations. Their office party looks to be a choice target!

 

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AE Content: 

#34563 Raulin's Evil Exes - H (1-54) |  #34135 Any Way You Slice It... - H (1-54) #34494 You're A Mean One... - V (1-54)

Global @Brad Influence

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5 hours ago, Patti said:

Baseding on what so many people say about their heroes murdering criminals instead of arresting or defeating them then I think it applies to everyone to say "hero'" like that.   Everyone is a shotgun wizard around here.

In fairness, he's more "shotgun wizard" in the sense that he's a magic user who got drunk and created a magical rifle.

 

He's also dressed up as Santa Claus when he appears in the arc.

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Submitted for your approval:

 

Arc ID: 34507

Arc Name: A visit from Stanley (and his good friend, Jack)

Author: cranebump3

Number of Missions: 3

Description:

It’s the night before Xmas, and under skies dark,

you're searching for baddies all through Perez Park.

When who should appear in your way on that night?

A youngster named Stan, who’s in a great plight. 

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Looking for SFMA content over multiple arcs? Search for the following arcs under "cranebump."

Ordinary People [3 parts] Investigation of a series of thefts leads you deep into a vengeful plot that threatens all of Paragon City. Will you and Kings Row's "ordinary" heroes be able to stop it? Leviathan [5 parts] The  assassination of a local politician with national aspirations sets off a media frenzy among everyone's favorite reactionary network, NewsAnon. Among their targets? You. The Cage Series [3 parts]: The Iron Widow is back! Or...is she? Your vigilante philosophy is put to the test in this tale of shifting loyalties and outright deceit. The Port Oakes TF [2 parts] Enos Childs is calling on Villains like you to join his glorious quest to drive Arachnos out of the Rogue Isles. One Shots:  Of Guns and Asa Ronan; The Tenuous State of Grace; Garden of the Will; Gravity; The Book of Bond's

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  • Must include the phrase "Pineapples do NOT belong on pizza" (Either in the mission text or NPC Dialogue)

 

I have a strong disagreement with this statement. I feel attacked! 😮

 

I'll have my mission and submission in soon (TM). 

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Did devs release Snowy AE maps? If so - when did that happen?

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Arc ID #13097 - Archvillain Beatdown, try it out!

Arc ID #21066 - Archvillain Beatdown - Past Edition!

Make Energy Aura available for Tankers plz, Munitions Mastery (Epic) for Masterminds, Temporal Manipulation (attacks) for Dominators, buff somehow underperforming Lore pets (Robotic Drones, Demons, Seers).

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I desided to make an arc, I might do another but for now here is my work.

 

  • Arc ID: 34520
  • Arc Name: No Rest for heroes on Christmas
  • Author: @Mistress Fire
  • Number of Missions: 3
  • Description: Freakshow try to take over xmas and not be found out. It so happens the Heroes come running.
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Hi there!

Here's my submission for the AE Contest!

 

Arc ID: 34521

Arc Name: The War On Christmas

Author: @Take One

Number of Missions: 3
Description:  With the holiday season rolling around, Westin Phipps is busy burning donations and squandering gifts, all to suppress the hope of the downtrodden citizens of Grandville. But this year his dastardly mind has conceived of a scheme more evil than ever before!

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Check out my stories in the Mission Architect. Just search for "@Take One" or "SFMA". Here are some enticing titles:

  • Praetoria-related: Earth Revolution Red, Earth Revolution Blue
  • Mercenary Action: West Libertalia: Born And Raised, West Libertalia: Global Empire, West Libertalia: Love And Rockets
  • Soldier of Arachnos Arcs: The Tangled Weave, A Taste For Evil, Faultline By Night, Fear And Loathing On Striga, The Warburg Connection,
  • Various: Project Dragon, Evolve Or Die, The Murders in the RWZ Morgue, The Last Crystal Out Of Cimerora

These are just a few, and more to come...

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