At the start of the year I was pleasantly surprised that my fantasy RPG Twitter account, @PSJMaps had reached 500 followers. People were enjoying my hand-drawn fantasy maps and my general RPG ramblings I was posting.
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how to enter. The competition is now closed. Two fabulous winners will now be selected…
However life got very busy and I didn’t do anything to celebrate. Now I’ve just passed 800 followers over on Twitter (which is crazy!) and I’ve been wanting to run a competition for a while, to say thank you.
Creative Competition Time
I was going to run a general Follow, Like and RT giveaway, but I wanted to thank those super talented creative followers I have. So instead of a Twitter giveaway, it’s become a Twitter Competition!
The competition will run until midnight 31st July 2019.
In August I will draw 3 winners. They will be contacted in order and can take their pick from the following pool of prizes:
- An A3 hand-drawn fantasy map,
- An A4 hand-drawn fantasy map,
- 2x ‘postcard’ hand-drawn fantasy maps,
- A set of RPG dice,
How To Enter: Time to Get Creative
First and foremost, you must be following my @PSJMaps Twitter account. I’ll DM winners in August using this account.
Secondly, the creative aspect, you must come up with and submit a new RPG race, settlement or world. I will pick the 3 I deem the best, most intriguing or epic that are submitted.
It’s time to get those creative juices flowing. Let me explain…
The 3 winners will all have their creative element added to a new campaign I am going to run. (All home-run with mates, nothing commercial or for profit etc).
The campaign I am going to be running is for the Starfinder system. My players will be bouncing from planet to planet and asteroid to space-station.
You can produce sci-fi races or ‘old world’ fantasy locations. The universe is going to have both old tech and brand new experiences. So if you’re only interested in traditional fantasy work, it still very much fits the brief.
If you want to submit a traditional trapped filled underground dungeon, inhabited by goblins, please do!
If you want to submit phase-shifting mechanical spiders – please do!
New Races: I will add your new race/species as a large, integral or dominant race in the campaign. The name, traits and physical description are all up to you. Add as much detail about them as possible. Why makes YOUR race stand out in the universe?
New Settlements: My players will actively be involved with businesses, NPCs and / or adventures involved with your settlement. Your submission may be anything you’d consider a settlement; a city, a dungeon, a space-port etc. You can describe it’s main function, aesthetic, location, populous and it’s main exports (if any). What makes YOUR settlement stand out from the others?
New Worlds: A whole world, you say? Yes. Not in microscopic detail, obviously. How does it differ from Earth? What is it’s climate and atmosphere like. What races natively live here and what tech levels would you expect to see here. Maybe name the main capitol or landmass. Why is YOUR world important?
Submitting your Entry
To submit your entry, simply paste it in the comments field at the bottom of this article. Make sure you either login to the comments sectino with your Twitter account, or include your handle at the start or end, so I know who to contact
Or if you want to include maps, sketches or pieces of artwork – submit your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Competition Rules, Small Print etc
- International entries are more than welcome!
- You can submit up to 1 entry per topic (Race / Settlement / World)
- Apart from the name of what you’re submitting, your entry can contain any details or info you think are relevant to make it stand out
- Entries can be any length; however too short or WAYYYY too long will unlikely be selected
- You own what you submit. You’re just giving me permission to post about it on this blog, talk about it on my Twitter account and use it in my campaign setting.
- No use of generators or bot/throw-away accounts
- No submitting offensive or risque work. Keep it all safe-for-work and kid friendly please,
- The competition, prize and rules may change without warning
- My word is final,
- Have fun
Note: When you submit your entry, it’ll be held in a queue for an admin to approve. It won’t appear immediately but don’t panic, it’ll appear on the site soon enough