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Protospiel Contest first round results

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Dralius
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The first round of the Protospiel Game Design Contest Sponsored By

Alliance Game Distributors
Delano Services
ElfinWerks

Is complete. Our panel of judges has picked the following games to advance to round two.

Al-kimia
Card Farm
Dinner with Sir Edward Lindsey
Mission Control
Mow Money
Oracle
Safe House
Vaudeville
Venesia
Wacky Stacks

Of these 10 semi finalists 4 finalists will be picked to be judged at Protospiel 2011.

David E. Whitcher
Protospiel Organizer

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Very cool!

Dralius wrote:
Our panel of judges has picked the following games to advance to round two:

Al-kimia
Card Farm
Dinner with Sir Edward Lindsey
Mission Control
Mow Money
Oracle
Safe House
Vaudeville
Venesia
Wacky Stacks

Of these 10 semi finalists 4 finalists will be picked to be judged at Protospiel 2011.


Congrats to all semi finalists! Why don't I recognize these titles? I think I've heard of 1 of them before... You'd think BGDF would be full of threads about them!

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Congrats to all the semi-finalists!

Just wanted to offer congrats to all the semi-finalists! Good luck!

stubert
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Number of entrants?

I'm just curious...

how large a pool were the ten semifinalists chosen from?

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good luck and

good luck and congratulations!!!!!!

Dralius
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stubert wrote:I'm just

stubert wrote:
I'm just curious...

how large a pool were the ten semifinalists chosen from?

16, we had 22 designers register but some couldn't make the first deadline.

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ngrats to al the first round

ngrats to al the first round drafters... And good luck getting to the semi-finals.

UIs there any one from BGDF that got picked for the secound round?

stubert
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I got picked

I did, but should I tell which game is mine??

The rules specifically try to get my identity hidden from those who are to judge...

...and I could assume that the judges read this blog, singe the FAQ for the contest specifically references this website as a place to obtain more information.

Dralius
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I doubt the judges are

I doubt the judges are reading this forum.

The only reference is the link on how to do quick and cheap cards.

http://www.bgdf.com/node/3430

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Thanks to GDS

Dralius wrote:
I doubt the judges are reading this forum.

The only reference is the link on how to do quick and cheap cards.

Well, in that case, mine got picked too. Mow Money started out as an entry for the June 2010 GDS. The game has morphed a lot since then and actually wouldn't meet the requirements of the challenge now (haha), but its genesis is due to this site.

Best of luck to all the other entries, and thanks to Dralius for giving us this opportunity.

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I'm In

My game made the semis (Venesia). It is the next iteration of a game I'd previously submitted to a contest on BGG. I think it still needs some work, so we'll see how it goes before I have to submit the prototypes by Feb 1st.

Good luck to all the semifinalists!

stubert
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RPS on steroids...

My entry was Wacky Stacks, which was also spawned by this site.

Way back about 3 years ago, I was just surfing through the blog entries (I don't even think I was a member yet...) and found one about variations on R-P-S (rock-paper-scissors), and I thought it would be fun if there were a set of cards with an impossible number of choices (really, about 25).

The math was a bit complex. If the game were balanced with the same number of cards beating the same number of cards beating the same number of cards... (i.e.- each cards beats 4 others and is also beaten by 4 others), each card would have no meaning, and everyone's turn would be relatively the same, which would make for a pretty tedious game.

I therefore had to "unbalance" the game to allow there to be any semblance of value to the cards...

Good luck to all the other semifinalists!!

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stubert wrote:variations on

stubert wrote:
variations on R-P-S (rock-paper-scissors)...
I therefore had to "unbalance" the game to allow there to be any semblance of value to the cards...

I just had an image of 3 people playing, each with a hand of cards.
Someone plays Rock
Another plays a Dump Truck
Another plays Dynamite.

They then argue who wins against what.
(Dynamite won.)

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stubert wrote:variations on

double posted.

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