Content/Ad Contest for Supporters of the SotA Comic #2!

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  1. Elgarion

    Elgarion Community Manager Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Greetings Avatars! For those of you who've already pledged and secured content/ad space or are planning to pledge, check it out! If you're planning to secure a pledge and obtain content/ad space, you have until the 27th of September!

    The Kickstarter for Shroud of the Avatar: New Beginnings #2 comic book is WELL underway, but we have an important announcement to make! For all those folks pledging at levels which garner content/ad space within the pages of the comic, we'd like to share the details for a contest! Our goal is to make the supporter contributed content just as entertaining as the comic by encouraging creativity amongst the content/ad designers.

    Here is our main post about the comic if you'd like additional information about this campaign before visiting the Kickstarter page.

    Please keep in mind, the comic is ALREADY created--the art, the coloring, the lettering, the story. That's all done. @Indi2 a.k.a. Indi Martin has done a fantastic job with the art. @Elgarion is the writer, and @rild from RelicsbyRild.com is the publisher! All that awaits us is publication, which is JUST around the corner! Good luck to all those participating, and thank you SO much for all the support thus far that you're provided!



    Content/Ad Contest: Indi, Rild, and Elgarion will work together to select which ad is the Best Row Ad, Most Role-Play Immersive, Most Artistic, and Most Virtuous. Also, a grand prize winner will be selected amongst all ads for overall Best in Show.
    • Best Row Ad: this award is specifically designed for the most creative "Row Lot" advertisement since it is by far the smallest amount of ad space. Row Lot ads will have difficulty competing with the larger ads, so we've added a prize JUST for the Row Lots to ensure one of those little guys can win something for their creativity! The "Row Lot" advertisement that is the most creative, immersive, artistic, or virtuous (whichever one stands out the most) will win an in-game POT Row Lot Deed!

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    • Most Role-Play Immersive: the advertisement that ties into the comic, game or novel lore most effectively will win a rare virtual item, the Cabinet of Virtue, that was a prize for attending the first Hearth of Britannia: Lords of the Hearth (HoBLotH) LARP'ing event! ALSO, the winner will be awarded an actual wooden box featuring Indi's Art on the lid (displayed art is a sample only) with 5 real-life Crown of the Obsidian Order (COTO) Collector Coins inside AND a cache of various other Rild loot items, ALL provided by Rild from RelicsbyRild!

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    • Most Artistic: the advertisement that is most beautifully artistic will win a custom color 5x7 character portrait of the winner's in-game character (or a character of their choosing), drawn by Indi Martin!
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    • Most Virtuous: the advertisement that is the most helpful or informative to players of Shroud of the Avatar will win 50 in-game Crowns of the Obsidian Order (COTO's), provided by Elgarion AND 50 in-game Crowns of the Obsidian Order (COTO's) provided by Rild from RelicsbyRild!
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    • Best in Show: the advertisement deemed the best considering any and all aspects of the content/ad will be awarded a special Character Spotlight in the yet-to-be-created Shroud of the Avatar: New Beginnings #3! This will be a multi-panel character depiction of your character in which they can have momentary interaction with either Arianna or Christopher. Albeit their cameo will be brief, they can have some impact on the story, such as providing someone directions, helping to defeat a monster, or perhaps cause a more nefarious effect within the upcoming comic. This will be considered a mere cameo and additional appearances of this character will not occur in later comics. Character depiction concept must be approved.

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    Additional Content/Ad Promotion: all of the supporter submitted content/advertisements in SotA New Beginnings #2 will be promoted outside of the comic to offer additional reach.
    • All supporter submitted content/ads will be duplicated on a sponsor page at RelicsbyRild.com for a period of 1 year or until the next comic, issue #3, is published (whichever comes first) in addition to being published in issue #2.
    • All supporter submitted content/ads will be duplicated on a sponsor page at RPOTA.com for a period of 1 year or until the next comic, issue #3, is published (whichever comes first) in addition to being published in issue #2.
    • All supporter submitted content/ads will be routinely mentioned during Elgarion's Legion of Myth livestreams for 3 months following the publication of the comic, spotlighting especially the ad contest winners. Each ad will be mentioned via livestream at least once per week, but likely far more often.


    Content/Ad Specifications: below are the specifications for the content submissions/advertisements in SotA New Beginnings #2. Please submit ad files in psd or tiff formats. A vector file are also acceptable. LZW compression or uncompressed is preferred. Please do not use jpg compression. Specifications are also clarified in the FAQ section of the Kickstarter campaign as well. Image backgrounds are recommended, but if you'd like to make use of transparency, of if you have any additional questions, please contact sotacomic@relicsbyrild.com or reply to this thread with your question. All content/ad submissions must be submitted and approved by 31 October 2018.

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    Informational Content/Ads: these are ideas for advertisements that are simply explanation of game mechanics, game lore or guides to things like Runic, etc. Anyone is welcome to suggest other informational content/ads we might include to further enrich the comic. Also, please offer your technical expertise in reviewing all suggested informational content/ads. Example informational content/ads are listed below. Not all submitted informational content will be included in the comic. Selection will be based upon quality, relevance, and available/remaining space.
    • "The Cataclysm, The Birth of Daedalus" - Timeline Entry by Elgarion
      Learn of the history of The Fall in this epic description of the world's end. As shards from the broken moons rained down upon New Britannia, what became of its peoples and cities?
    • "The Age of Survivial" - Timeline Entry by Elgarion
      Elgarion brings us a description of the age following The Fall. During the Age of Survival, the peoples of New Britannia took to the underworld for decades until the dust settled and the world could once again be inhabited by man.
    • "The Age of Warring Cities" - Timeline Entry by Elgarion
      After man's return to the surface, new cities formed, new civilizations were born, and with them? New disagreements, disputes and ultimately, war once again returned to the world. But what could bring order in such a time of utter chaos?
    • "The Age of the Obsidian War" - Timeline Entry by Elgarion
      With the warring factions of New Britannia wreaking havoc upon the world, it was the Obsidians who seized opportunity amongst the chaos. It was with their cruel hand that Order was restored, but at what cost? Was the darkness they spread, the foul magics they employed a means justified by the end?
    • "The Age of Oracular Enlightenment" - Timeline Entry by Elgarion
      This age, an age when the people's of New Britannia would heal from the dark centuries of rule under the strict hand of the Obsidian Empire, was the dawning of The Oracle's presence upon the world. Her guiding hand was accepted by many yet secretly and sometimes openly scorned by others. Does this beloved seer have an agenda unknown to the world? Certainly one must engage in the quest lines of Shroud of the Avatar to learn this answer.
    • Runic Translator: an ad that shows what each letter of the Runic Alphabet is in actual lettering/English.
    • Housing System Primer: an ad explaining how the housing system works in the game.
    Thank you Shroud of the Avatar Community for making this happen!
    We couldn't do it without you!
     
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    I cannot WAIT to see what people come up with! I'm hoping to see some puzzles or quests or something, though I bet several guilds will have a lot of creative submissions too. :D So many options!
     
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    I was thinking folks could make content or ads that start a crumb trail for a player made quest! Or perhaps a puzzle or riddle? Something in runic? Maybe they have a routine town or guild event they'd like to advertise. Could they have a SotA fan site or project? Perhaps they wish to submit informational content to help players learn about the game? Could it be comedic in value? Perhaps a comical fake obituary, challenge to another player or classifieds ad? Keeping in mind, all things must be reviewed for taste and quality and relevance to SotA, but we REALLY want to inspire creativity in these ads. Let's have fun with them, and hopefully the readers will find the ads more engaging.

    Let the contest begin! ;)
     
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    Looks like a pretty sweet concept for sure! Sounds like a lot of fun too!!
     
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    Avatars! If you haven't checked out the Kickstarter Progress for SotA: New Beginnings #2 Comic Book lately, be sure to take a peek! Only 11 days left to dive in! So much has changed since the campaign started. New unlocks have afforded many additional items either awarded to everyone or added as add-ons to the project! Just by getting in at the first tier, just $9, you get digital copies of ALL THREE of the SotA comics! What a value!

    We're only 4 backers away from unlocking the next item which will provide the enamel Oracle pin to all backers at Benefactor level and above!
     
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    As of

    Tuesday, 9/18/2018 11:43:24 AM

    $3,796
    pledged of $700 goal
    80
    backers
    9days to go


    Day1: 3:44pm NBT - FUNDING GOAL REACHED!! THANK YOU!!

    Day1: 4:38pm NBT - Patches add-on unlocked! THANK YOU!!

    Day 1: 6:45pm NBT - KS-exclusive Variant Cover unlocked! THANK YOU!!

    Day 2: 12:49pm NBT - Backer goals added, first revealed!

    Day 4: 9:12am NBT - Enamel pin add-on unlocked, 80 backer goal revealed to be a free pin for all physical rewards tiers! THANK YOU!!

    Day 10: 8:20am NBT update - 60 backers reached - all physical rewards tiers now include free 4x6 prints of both the standard and variant covers! THANK YOU!! New locked stretch goal revealed!

    Day 14: 4:40pm NBT update - 8-page KS-exclusive Process Zine unlocked! THANK YOU!

    Day 20 - 80 backer Oracle enamel pin giveaway unlocked! All tiers 19 and up now receive a complimentary enamel pin ($12 value!) in addition to other rewards (additional pins can be added on at $10 each!). Also, 100 backer reward revealed! ​

    Great value for $19 USD.
     
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    To be clear, what is the deadline for submitting to the CONTEST?

    And where are submissions to be sent?
     
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    Hey there Grimace -- thanks for the question as well as the update on the campaign!

    All backer tiers which earn content/ad space (Row and above) are automatically entered into the contest, and the deadline for submitting your completed content is October 31st. I'll tag @rild and @Indi2 on this in case they care to comment or correct me. They're much smarter about the Kickstarter and publication process for the comic, as well as most other things, come to think of it :p But, I just looked it up on our FAQ, so I think we're good!

    I just wanted to also point out to folks, after having reached this milestone and unlock of 80 backers, check out what's next?

    If we reach:
    • 100 Backers (only 20 away!): a new reward unlocks! ALL $9 and above tiers will receive a community cloak unique to this campaign! AND ALL $19 and above tiers will receive the cloak AND an in-game painting unique to this campaign!
    • $5000 (only $1200ish away!): this unlock puts me back to work! I'll write up a multi-page journal of Arianna's travels in issue #0, #1 and #2 to become an additional part of comic #2! It'll be a great insight into the mind of Arianna as she flees her world with Christopher through the Rift, becomes separated from her beloved, and meets her new friend Gemma along travels in New Britannia.
    Only 9 days left!
     
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    You mean $19?

    Contest entries due by midnight October 31st?

    And Kickstarter ends September 27th!
     
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    Nope! Folks $9 and above get the cloak, and $19 and above get the cloak AND the painting ;)

    Yup! When the Kickstarter campaign ends on Sept 27th, even one of the late-comers to the campaign will have over a full month, until October 31st, to get their content/ad submitted and fully approved.

    I'm thinking that's probably the place. I have an idea for submissions though that could help us streamline it a bit since all three of us have to review and judge for the contest. I'll shoot you and Ben a message soon.
     
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    After 100 people back the Kickstarter campaign
    backers receive all the rewards plus:

    backers at $9 receive a unique in game cloak!?
    backers at $19 receive a unique cloak and unique in game painting?​

    That's a generous offer.
     
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    We wanted to thank our international backers who may not be able to afford the admittedly extraordinary shipping costs and so are pledging at the digital tier - international shipping costs are crazy. :( But we still absolutely appreciate their support!
     
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    Update -- 24 Hours to be become a backer and so many cool extras!

    Be sure to check out the Kickstarter for the comic if you haven't in a while. LOT of great unlocks have occurred! Myself, @Indi2 and @rild are on standby for any questions that you may have!

    Summary:
    • ALL $9 and above tiers will receive digital copies of issue #0, #1 AND #2!
    • ALL $9 and above tiers will receive a community in-game cloak unique to this campaign!
    • ALL $19 and above tiers receive a print copy of issue #2! (Excluding the full digital $34 tier for those trying to save on shipping costs).
    • ALL $19 and above tiers receive an enamel collectors pin! (Excluding the full digital $34 tier for those trying to save on shipping costs).
    • ALL $19 and above tiers will receive an in-game painting unique to this campaign!
    • ALL $34 and above tiers will receive content/ad space of various sizes, depending upon tier level, and are automatically entered into the content/ad contest!
    • NOT UNLOCKED: at $5000 (only $700ish away!) puts me back to work! I'll write up a multi-page journal of Arianna's travels in issue #0, #1 and #2 to become an additional part of comic #2! It'll be a great insight into the mind of Arianna as she flees her world with Christopher through the Rift, becomes separated from her beloved, and meets her new friend Gemma along travels in New Britannia.
    • ADD-ONS: many add-ons have been unlocked already such as patches, an alternate cover, and an 8 page process zine, and many more!
    Only 24 hours left to become a backer! It's a great time to get in on this campaign--so much value has been unlocked for those interested!
     
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    BREAKING NEWS - this just in
    • All $34 and above tiers will now receive a second (different) exclusive painting
    Consider upping your pledge to include content space and reap this reward too!
     
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    WHOA! Nice!!! First I'm hearing of this. Super good news :)
     
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    Thanks all for the support! It was a great campaign. For those who've garnered content/ad space... one, do not forget about this creativity contest! Second, please have your final and approved content/ad submissions sent to @rild at sotacomic@relicsbyrild.com by the 31st of October.
     
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    My ad is submitted!
     
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