Paizo anuncia RPG Superstar 2010

Uma das editoras de RPG mais legais do momento acabou de anunciar a terceira edição de seu concurso para revelar novos talentos, o  RPG Superstar! Embora seja engraçado ler as palavras RPG e Superstar juntas, o concurso é bem bacana e já revelou alguns talentos que lançaram livros por outras editoras, incluindo Rob McCreary, contratado pela própria Paizo para fazer parte de sua equipe.

Os interessados tem até o dia 1 de Janeiro de 2010 para enviarem suas propostas de um item mágico usando as regras do Pathfinder Roleplaying Game com no máximo 300 palavras (obviamente em inglês). Nesta primeira etapa serão selecionados 32 finalistas, que se degladiarão em mais quatro fases de design, cujo resultado final e o nome do novo “RPG Superstar” será anunciado em Março do ano que vem, como pode ser visto no cronograma abaixo:

Starting at 2 PM Pacific Time on December 4, 2009, contestants will be able to submit their RPG Superstar entry at paizo.com/rpgsuperstar. For the first round, that entry will be a wondrous item designed for use with Paizo’s Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Each entry must be 300 words or less, and must include all of the proper mechanics and flavor. Contestants must submit their entry by January 1, 2010. Judges will select the top 32 entries to be announced on January 19, 2010; those 32 contestants will be assigned a new design task and their entries will be posted on paizo.com for the public to read, critique, and vote on. The designers garnering the most votes in each round will continue on to subsequent rounds, and the ultimate winner will earn a paid commission to write one of Paizo’s upcoming Pathfinder Modules!

Paizo has selected three judges to oversee the competition. This year, Paizo Managing Editor F. Wesley Schneider and Developer Sean K Reynolds join veteran RPG Superstar and Necromancer Games co-owner Clark Peterson. These judges will critique each round’s entries before the public vote.

In addition, this season will also feature guest judges chosen for their insight on specific themes for each round. For the Open Call round, last year’s RPG Superstar Final 4 (Eric Bailey, Kevin Carter, Neil Spicer, and Matthew Stinson) will provide their advice to this year’s top 32 contestants. Additional high-profile game professionals will serve as guest judges for each upcoming round.

As the contest progresses, the public will decide which talented designers succeed by discussing the entries and voting for their favorite contestants each round on paizo.com.

Specifics for each challenge will be announced as each round begins. The winner of RPG Superstar 2010 will be announced on March 23, 2010.

RPG Superstar™ 2010 Schedule

Round Round Begins Entries Due Voting Begins Voting Ends Winners Announced
1 Open Call: Design a wondrous item Friday, 02:00 PM US/Pacific 01/01/10 01/19/10
2 Top 32: Secret challenge! 01/19/10 01/22/10 01/26/10 02/01/10 02/02/10
3 Top 16: Secret challenge! 02/02/10 02/05/10 02/09/10 02/15/10 02/16/10
4 Top 8: Secret challenge! 02/16/10 02/19/10 02/23/10 03/01/10 03/02/10
5 Top 4: Submit a full adventure proposal 03/02/10 03/12/10 03/16/10 03/22/10 03/23/10

E aí, alguém vai se aventurar no concurso?

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