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Jiriki9
Jiriki9


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posted December 03, 2014 10:24 AM
Edited by Jiriki9 at 13:23, 09 Apr 2015.

International Create a Town Contest (ICTC) 8 - Announcement & Rules



Hello fellow HC-members. Here finally is the announcement thread for the 8th ICTC on the Heroes Community.
Those who wish to participate and/or judge are encouraged to write so in this thread. This is not obligatory for participants, though, any participant who opens a thread that meats the requirements (see at "Rules"-section of this post) will be considered an entry.
!!!NOTE: This thread is for announcement purposes and to clarify the rules. Discussions, questions or comments which go (far) beyond single entries should go to the Reviving ICTC thread for now. Comments on entries of course go with the entries!!!

Basic Informations

What is ICTC? - Information for those who never heard of it
ICTC stands for "International Create a Town Contest". As the name suggests, it's a contest in which each participant creates a HoMM-faction of their liking. 'Creating' in these case does not mean modding a previous game, but describing and presenting an idea you have for a faction you think would be great.
Also - that will be mentioned below again, but here it may be helpfull as well - each participant opens an own thread in which they present their faction.

This years Dates

Starting Day:
This ICTC will start at the 8th of December.
!Note that you can enter the contest later, of course, as long as it is before the Deadline!

Deadline:
The Contest will last until Sunday, the 4th of April, leaving the participants

Rules
In this section wll be the rules of this ICTC. Veterans should read this as well, because, as  you might have read in the Discussions, a couple of new rules have been decided.

Restrictions
This years contest, as the first, as far as I know, comes with a few restrictions. The reasons for these can be found in the Discussion in the Reviving ICTC thread.
The first restriction is a size limit: Your factions are limited to one post now. That still is pretty much space.
The second restriction is a limit in the number of pictures. You may only enter one picture per creature, and five additional pictures for the overall rest of the faction.

Starting Date and Deadline
The starting date and deadline are obligatory. Please nobody open a thread with their faction before the 8th of December (which is next monday, so that should not be too hard to wait until then). Also, factions may not be submitted or altered after the 4th of April, 23:59:59, or they are considered disqualified.

Participant Threads
Participant Threads should follow the naming pattern "ICTC 8 - 'faction name'", "ICTC 8: 'faction name'" or "ICTC 8 'faction name'". This makes it easier for everybody (and especially the judges) to find the corresponding entries.

Judging
The judging will be done by a small number of people willing to judge the entries. Participants can be judges as well, but then they do, of course, not judge their own faction(s). The judges will give points to each entry (and every judge will judge every entry (except their own)!) and send them to the judging coordinator (who is to be announced yet), who will sum up the judgements to the final scores and post these, as well as the judgement of each judge, in the judging thread.
There are no pre-given criterias for the judges, but everybody who wants to be judge must give the criterias by which they judge (best not one week before the Deadline!) and they should give a short verbal feedback. Also, the maximum points possible will be fixed, to prevent chaos in creating the final scores.

Questions and Answers
Here you will find some questions which have been asked in the past, as well as a few which I just deem important, and answers to them.

Can I make an entry together with someone else?
Yes, you can, but should note that.

Can I enter with more than one Town?
Yes. You have to open one seperate thread for each town, though.

Am I restricted to a specific verison of HoMM?
No. You can use the system of any HoMM version, or you can alter it, or you can even use a new system. It should be recognizable as HoMM, though.

Am I restricted to which faction I should do?
No, you can do any faction you like, be it a remake of a well-known faction or an entirely new one.

Am I restricted to Ashan?
No. You are not restricted to any setting.

Members in
A list of all confirmed participants and judges. (this will of course be updated with anybody who enters. Also note that I already considered those confirmed participants who stated they are definitely(!) in in the other thread.)

Participants
-Articun - Hive
-Articun - Inferno
-Articun - Wanderers
-DagothGares - The Guild
-Darkem - tba
-Fauch - Hades
-Geny - Portal Cores
-Geny - Retirement Home
-Gnomes2169 - Oblivion
-Hidden Elephant - Loft
-Husham123 - Necromancer's Guild
-JeremiahEmo - Summit
-Kimarous - Oubliette
-leiah2 - Moors
-LightAvatarX - Ancient Shantiri
-Mediczero - Forge
-Minastir - Polis
-PandaTar - The Foundations
-rootsrocka - Tribe
-Sleeping_Sun - Conflux
-Steyn - Free Folk

Collaboration-Entries:
-Minastir & Articun - Bastion

Judges
-blizzardboy
-DagothGares
-Jiriki9
-Steyn

Judging coordinator
tba

So, I'm finished with this post now^^ I hope I forgot nothing and got nothing wrong. If I did, just send me a message via HC. I also hope we'll have many great entries this year. Everybody be fair, have fun and do your best! May the best faction win!

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JeremiahEmo
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posted December 09, 2014 12:05 PM
Edited by JeremiahEmo at 12:07, 09 Dec 2014.

so.. how do I join?

I want to be a participant.

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rootsrocka
rootsrocka

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posted December 09, 2014 05:06 PM

Sign me up as a participant too!

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blizzardboy
blizzardboy


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posted December 10, 2014 04:29 AM
Edited by blizzardboy at 06:31, 10 Dec 2014.

The intro banner is a GIF. It has the same font as the HC logo. I already know this year is going to be more successful than past ones.


Welcome to the competition one and all participants. I look forward to judging all of your entries and I salute you May the best one win (postscript to all participants: none of you meager, rookie, tenderfoot, greenhorn, doomed newbloods are going to enjoy the luxury of a pulse after April 4th, let alone win).
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Mediczero
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posted December 13, 2014 12:31 PM
Edited by Mediczero at 12:32, 13 Dec 2014.

I would like to enter... So sign me up!

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leiah2
leiah2


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posted December 14, 2014 03:13 PM

Woah, this looks awesome, I'm definitely going to give this a shot!

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Gryphs
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posted December 14, 2014 10:20 PM
Edited by Gryphs at 22:26, 14 Dec 2014.

I would like to participate as well.

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Alex_Yakub
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posted December 19, 2014 03:31 PM

I just found this and thought "Why not"? sign me in too

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orzie
orzie


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Reinventing the Steel
posted December 19, 2014 05:34 PM

Sign me in too

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Gnomes2169
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posted December 20, 2014 11:28 PM

Hmmmm... I might as well try a spin at these reindeer games, I guess. Count me in.
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Jiriki9
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posted January 01, 2015 03:53 PM

I finally updated the masterpost again, adding the new members and new links.

Also, since I did not do so yet: Welcome to all participants, I am really glad you are part of this and looking forward to your entries!!!

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HiddenElephant
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posted January 03, 2015 10:31 PM

Count Me In

Heck, any opportunity to create something is a surefire bait for this little fishy.  The Hidden Elephant shall join, and shall reserve the faction name: "Loft"
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LightAvatarX
LightAvatarX


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posted January 11, 2015 10:58 PM

I haven't many time when I registered but I love heroes games!
I really apreciate your work in this website!

I would want to take part in this competition

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Jiriki9
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posted January 11, 2015 11:01 PM

then count yourself in! =)

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LightAvatarX
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posted January 11, 2015 11:03 PM

Sorry I am new here and I don't know how!

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markmasters
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posted January 12, 2015 01:16 AM

Hey, as a long time HoMM fan this crossed my eyes.....I'd like to join BUT.....
is it expected from me to draw the whole concept by myself? because if thats the case....I pass Or is describing (and using pictures from other stuff) enough? (in that case you can count me in)

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Stevie
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posted January 12, 2015 02:28 AM

You don't necessarily have to draw anything, you can just use whatever circulates on the internet.
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Jiriki9
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posted January 12, 2015 12:26 PM

that. AAlso, as posted in the main post, this is not the thread for questions and discussions, please put these into the Reviving ICTC thread! Also, what you shoulddo and how is quite detailedly described in the main post. If you still have questions ask in the mentioned thread or write a PM to me!

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Galaad
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posted January 21, 2015 02:47 AM

LightAvatarX said:
Sorry I am new here and I don't know how!

Hey Light !
When entering Age of Heroes Coliseum, scroll down and hit the Post new topic button to create your thread, then enter the naming pattern "ICTC 8 - 'faction name'"
Or you finally installed Horn of the Abyss, is why you disappeared ?
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LightAvatarX
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posted January 24, 2015 03:44 PM
Edited by LightAvatarX at 23:35, 28 Jan 2015.

Thanks Gala

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