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Journal Entry: Mon Aug 4, 2008, 8:32 PM
Gameplay/Rules:


Please read all the Rules before applying.


This is a comics-only competition. There is no limit on the amount/size of the pages. Color or non colored, that is up to you.

Two characters max per person. You may enter 1 or a tag team of two characters.

Original Characters only!  

You may enter your own crew, rather then joining one of the existing factions, however, only two of those crew will be considered “fighting” characters. The rest will be NPC who further the plot/fill the background.

No magic. This is a steam punk influenced world. Technology and BASIC alchemy has been developed, but magic has not.

Different species are allowed, as long as they comply with the rule above. Elves can apply but they had no magic. Wings are possible, however, be warned that those trying to dominate the sky will have no problem shooting down freelancers. That is why even winged creatures need to join a faction/crew.

Weapons of all sorts are allowed as long as  they are plausible within the steam punk universe. No laser technology.

You must profile a profile sheet of your characters (if making your own crew, then you only need to make it for the “fighting” ones)

Also you need to provide an intro comic that shows your characters somehow getting aboard either Genesis’s or Gimmick’s ships in one way or another and asking them or their first mates to join. Will you launch yourself from a giant catapult into their ship or sneak aboard with their food supplies. That is up to you.

If you are  going to have your own crew, then you need to create a comic of them getting into the skies in their own craft OR explaining how they came to be in the skies, who they are, what they are doing up there.

If you choose to design your own crew, you can provide a reference picture of their makeshift ship, but it is not mandatory.  We welcome you to have fun and design your own skimmers, just remember, keep it steam punk.

Which side you choose to align yourself with, or if you choose to make your own crew will not effect your chances of getting in. We are prepared to have uneven alliances and wildcards and are prepared to handle it. Join whoever you feel you will have the most fun with!

Additional tip: Parachutes are good.

Once the applications have been sorted through, you will be paired off against another sky hell raiser in random scenarios that we  will arrange for you. You may be sent off to steal Gimmick’s stash of bananas or told to defend them with your life. At which point you will have to draw  your character defeating your opponent at your scenario.

Failure to get your entry in before the allotted time and date will result in automatic disqualification, victory going automatically to your opponent.

Each round will be judge by a panel of judges, which will feature guest judges each round, in at attempt to keep things as fair as possible.

Remember: We are pirates, not assassins. We maim, pillage and destroy but we try not to kill. Killing is messy.  Death is so disorderly, even us of loose morals frown upon it. Greatly.

However, should you and your opponent agree to a fight to the very finish, such an arrangement must be decided before the submission of your match, and both of you must send a note to this account stating that you are both in agreement.

We will be opening for applications to join on Aug 15th and will be accepting them until Sept 15th, 11:59PM.  

Out of all the applicants we get, we will narrow it down to 32 lucky sky scallywags to begin the first round.  

Have fun and good luck!



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Preface
Steampunk, Clockwork City and You
How to Audition
Applications
Rules
FAQ
Dates
News
Chat
Stamp III by Rogue-SkiesStamp I by Rogue-SkiesStamp II by Rogue-SkiesGimmick Stamp by Liamous
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:iconinshue:
Inshue Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Would we be able to switch off fighting characters? As in, only have two from the crew fighting at a time, but change the two for each battle?
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
I'm sorry but I'm going to have to say no. For simplicity sake, we're going to leave the fighters the same for all rounds. The Crew are simply background NPCs that you can use to forward/enhance your fighters backstory/plot.
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:iconinshue:
Inshue Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
A'ight.
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:iconsinpumpkin:
sinpumpkin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
i didn't draw the people of my crew, but I drew a comic explaining my crew,(the comic you got yesterday). do I still need to draw my crew?
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
To enter you only need to supply an intro comic and a ref sheet for your fighter. A reference sheet of your crew is optional but, should you get in, I imagine that it would be useful for whoever happens to be your opponent. That said, it is not mandatory.
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sinpumpkin Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
thank you! having that said, I look forward to flying about in the ROGUE-SKIES
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shazmatthews Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
I hate admitting my own faults, but I was worried I'd have to create my own crew and ship. I haven't the mental capacity to do it right now....but then I hear you say...have your character join one of our factions? :)

So it would be a case of, say in a round, MY character would face off against a competitor in the OTHER team faction, and which ever faction scores the most points, dominate the skies?

Sorry for asking noobish questions, if this happens to be one. :p
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Yes, indeed! You can have your character(s) join one of the NPC crews. You just have to provie in your audition comic how they came to be on the airship/how they joined the faction.

And yes, exactly right. Your character would be matched up against someone on either the other faction, or a freelancer. However, it is not which team scores the most victories, it is the person who lasts through every round that will be declared the winner for their crew. So it is set up like a normal OCT. (:

And don't worry about it! Hope that clears everything up for you!
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:iconnightiingale:
Nightiingale Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
umm..I have a question about the fight.

Lets say Bob and his little creation fight Jane and her little creation.

They both make up their own two commics.

They both want to win.

And one has to lose.

How do you decide who is the winner and who is the loser of that fight?

Is it the best scenario wins? Who draws the better picture? Who is the most creative and original? Who is the most true to the steam-pink genre and to their own character?

Sorry for asking so many questions :D.
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Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Well, the basic scenario behind each fight will be provided by the hosts. The entries will be judged a bit on art, but mostly it will be on creativity, originality, the way you handle your character and your opponent's, and story!

Based on this, the entries will be judged by a panel, and the side with the most votes advances to the next round.

And no problem! ^^
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Nightiingale Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I was reading about the 'gest judges; section, and I was curious. Umm..if I don't enter, am I eligable to be a guest judge of some sort?
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Certainly.
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:iconnightiingale:
Nightiingale Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I was going to enter, but sadly, I think I will be in Japan form 22 sep to oct 9 (well, I am really excited about Japan lol, I am not that sad :D).

I have been looking up steampunk recently, it is so awesome ^^.
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dynamo5 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist
Oh awesome. I am so going to join >w< hope i can make it in D: but just wondering, is shooting energy bullets with your bare fingers and that sort of stuff considered as magic? (well...my character can do alot more than that, but im just wondering >.>;; )
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Shooting energy balls is a....not really within the steampunk setting and boarders more on magical. Sorry!
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dynamo5 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Hobbyist
aaws...ok then Dx i shall have to give him something else then >:3
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:icontsukikage-ryu:
tsukikage-ryu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have 2 questions to ask.

1.) About how long would you say the flying technology for airships has been around when this tourney happens? Failry new, only a couple of years, or maybe a dozen or so?

2.) I believe this may have been touched upon by someone else, but just to make sure- what kind of area is the Clockwork City in? Specifically, is it landlocked, or is there a river or other waterway that connects to it?

Thanks for your time.
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
1) Flying technology is fairly new, having only been around for a couple years now. When RS begins, we're only just seeing the dawn of people taking to the skies who are not just the rich upperclass and tradeships.

2) While we never cover it specifically, Clockwork City is a ways off to the ocean in one cirection and does have a small creek going through it.
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yuukisaragi Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
Plenty new questions came to my mind while creating my character and planning the story:

1. How adult-themed can be the character? I mean, can they have some kind of low-life profession, like a professional killer or a prostitute? How much blood can I show? Of course I wouldn't draw anything that would classify the comic as mature (like nudity and beyond), but can I draw scene that gives the understanding of the character having done something adult, like sleep together (for exemple, a couple waking up together wrapped on their bed sheets)?

2. When submitting a comic, must I line the pages one of top of the other in 1 post, or should I post each page separately?

Thanks!
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
1. As long as it's nothing explicit, like full on sex scenes, it's not a problem. A couple waking up together in a bed is certainly not scandalous xD Blood, we don't mind at all! The one thing is character deaths, which we'll actually address once the contest gets more underway.

2. That's up to you, either way works, just make sure if you upload the pages separately, you not us with all of them, not just note us with a link to the first one and expect us to watch you and read the rest. You can note them to us separately if you want as soon as you get them up, or note them all at the end.

=D
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:iconyuukisaragi:
yuukisaragi Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
Oh no, I wouldn't be able to draw sex scenes anyway! *blushes*

Thanks for the answers! Now back to work *pulls up the sleeves*
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
excellent! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!
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ZarathePirate Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Could you expand on what basic alchemy is?
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
Certainly.

Basic alchemy is essentially fancy potion mixing. If the results sound even semi plausible though chemical reactions, then it's "basic" alchemy.
As a person could make, say a potion that turns their metal bright purple, but can't make one that makes their 500lb mini skimmer magically fly.

Hope that helps a bit. We don't really have strict rules in place, when we call it "basic" alchemy, essentially, as long as it doesn't go over into down right magical, it's fine.
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:iconyuukisaragi:
yuukisaragi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
ahhn... i read and reread and didn't seem to find something...
how will be the classifications? i mean, the loser of one round is out, or is it something like "best of 3", for exemple, having 3 different battles against 3 different people and the ones with more wins go for the next round?
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
oh no, that would be way too many battles! If you lose to your opponent in a round, then unfortunately, you are out.
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:iconyuukisaragi:
yuukisaragi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
ah, ok, thanks! that makes sense! so it should be, let's see *counts* 5 rounds!!! seems fair! XD
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:iconhjtnw1:
hjtnw1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008   Interface Designer
umm do we have to have intro comic to enter?
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Yes you do. You require both a character reference sheet for your fighter characters, as well as an intro comic.
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:iconhjtnw1:
hjtnw1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008   Interface Designer
how much time left?
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
The due date for everything is Sept 15th, so plenty of time. I suggest to read over our journals. :) All those questions are answered in there.
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:iconhjtnw1:
hjtnw1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008   Interface Designer
ohhk:P i thought it was Aug 15:P
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
no no, you still have plenty of time!
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:iconhjtnw1:
hjtnw1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008   Interface Designer
thats good then i can make a good intro:) ohh
u accepting applications today!:P sorri i really
cant read:(
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Haha, no worries :)
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Shuricel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Hmm...I might consider joining it. I found a few other ones that looked neat but ended in about a week so I didn't have any time to apply. Then I found this one which is also interesting.

So we just need a ref sheet and intro, right? =D
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Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
Exactly! =D
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TheLaughingChimera Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
now this sounds intresting so can we put beastly human characters without magic and giant iron men. and if you make your own group how big can it big a small group or an army.
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
You character can be whatever you want so long as there's no magic, and they're Steampunk themed. =D

For the group size, you can have as many NPCs as you want, though its worth considering that the Airships in this setting probably can't handle a huge army. ^^;
And of your characters, only up to 2 are allowed to be 'fighting character' - the characters that you use in your comics to defeat your opponent. 8)
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Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
I think an army may be stretching it a bit, however, there is no official limit as to how big your crew cam be should you make one, however, you will be limited to a max of two fighting characters that will be the ones actively participating within the tournament itself.
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kitti-loki Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Anything plausible, and no magic, huh? Does that extend to how a person gets to this world? Like, they were thrown there using magic from somebody else, but beyond that, no other magic what-so-ever is used?
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Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
That sounds alright! Magic could very well exist in other worlds, it simply does not in this one, so when they arrive, it's all null and void.
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:iconkitti-loki:
kitti-loki Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Perrrrrfect. :3 I'm definitely considering joining, then, I think I have a good character for it. P:
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Excellent! We're looking forward to seeing it!
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:iconhjtnw1:
hjtnw1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008   Interface Designer
yay yay! i love steampunk ever since Range brought his stuff out with last exile and the like should be good times:D
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Oh it will be great times indeed!
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:iconhjtnw1:
hjtnw1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008   Interface Designer
yes i might actually make a good effort for this coz steampunk i the awsomeness...the idea of it anyway:D
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:iconrogue-skies:
Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Haha yeah, steampunk is all kinds of awesome!
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offcolor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Since you said we could create a duo to enter, is it possible for the pair to be a collaborated effort? Such as two artists working together on one entry.
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Rogue-Skies Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Absolutely!
The only thing is, should you go on to win, you will need to split the prize between you two!
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