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Welcome to November's Monthly Champion Creation Contest! This is a four-week contest to see who can create the most complete and best champion concept within a given set of parameters.
Your hosts this month are yours truly, ObscureClockwork. I will be judging you this month, after hosting last month and having a great time. This is a really fun contest; I hope a lot of you join in.
As far as judging goes, just like last month, we will (hopefully) have more than one judge. We will be judges, and we will try to have 2-3 more. As done before, if you wish to be a judge, review a non-winning champion from the October MCCC using this month’s judging rubric. We will be accepting additional judges, and I wont accept someone who is not a good reviewer. Remember, if you judge, you cannot compete in the competition!
Week 1: Abilities!
Contestants must come up with an Innate (Passive), Q, W, E, and R for their champion. They must relate to the theme and be unique. No numbers are required at this point, but descriptions of the ability's mechanics (if they aren't obvious) will help. AFTER WEEK 1, SIGN-UPS ARE CLOSED.
Week 2: Lore!
Write the background story for your champion, like the Lore of current canon champions. Roughly 400-500 words in a two- to three- paragraph format works best, and can be adjusted even after Prelims.
Champions who do not meet the theme and challenges will be eliminated, as will champions who lack lore or are missing abilities. Those who pass move on to Weeks 3 and 4.
Week 3: Stats!
Contestants must develop base stats and stats related to their abilities during this week.
Week 4: Judging
Judgment week! Contestants will be eliminated until the winner and runner-ups have been found; they will be judged using this rubric:
Do the abilities work well together, resulting in fun combos for summoners to employ? Are the numbers balanced compared to similar abilities? Is each ability worth putting points in?
Does the story fit sense and fit in with other champions' Lore? Does the story adequately explain the champion's abilities? Is it within a reasonable length?
Are the Champion's stat numbers within reason? Are they within the proper boundaries and neither too big nor too small? Do they fit the champion's intended role? Does the champions base stats fit with the rest of the champions in the league (30 magic resist, no base AP, etc.).
Does the champion as a whole make people want to play it? Is it fun to play as? Is it fun to play against? Is it different from champions that already exist in the game? Is the interface and targeting confusing or streamlined? Do enemies have some way to counterplay your mechanics, or are they dead no matter how well they play? Note: if they are dead no matter how they play, that’s bad.
Extra Credit (Up to 1 point):
Does the champion have anything that makes them special? Quotes, icons, splash art, suggested items, animation suggestions, or something else like that. Each additional section that is done well grants .5 bonus points, but you can only get two of these, and your maximum score cannot go above 40. For the champion to get any extra credit, they have to have actually put time into it.
Theme and Challenges
Did the Champion and his/her abilities fit the Theme? Do they satisfy the challenges mapped out for them? Champions who cannot pass the Theme and Challenges are disqualified, and that’s that.
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Week 1: November 3 – November 10
Week 2: November 10 – November 17
Prelims: November 17 - November 18
Week 3: November 18 – November 24
Judging: November 23 – November 30
There's no limit on how many people can sign up for Week 1, but champions without complete lore or abilities will be eliminated.
AFTER WEEK 1, SIGN UPS ARE CLOSED. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
In addition, if you fail to complete your abilities and/or story by the time their respective weeks end, you will be eliminated. Don't argue - you've been warned. Just for clarification, however, you CAN scrap/edit a champion concept and start over after week 1 is over so long as you met the deadlines for your previous champion(s). However, you cannot do this once Week 2 has ended.
This doesn't mean you have to "come up with an idea before coming up with an idea". You can post lore and stats early, you just need four abilities and an innate up. Even if they don't meet the challenges, I won't disqualify you for that after week 1. I only check the theme/challenges part during prelims and judging.
Now, onto the Theme and Challenges!
The inside is bigger than the outside!: The theme this month is this quote, which some may recognize from Doctor Who. Your champion must have at least 2 abilities that fits this theme [the inside is bigger than the outside] (including passive). be creative!. Maybe its a spell effect where the center does more damage than the outside? Or have a slow that extends past its detection radius (like if you go inside, you will have to walk farther out to not be slowed) I will be looking forward to your expression of this theme
Tell me if this is too harsh. ill happily lower it if it is the consensus
Relative Dimension: To have the inside bigger than the outside, you must have a dimension that is expressed inside the outside! Your champion must have a dimension to it expressed relative to another factor! this includes effects like Irelia's passive, or Darius's movement speed buff from bleed. Have fun!
Time and Space!: Imagine how much space i could fit into somewhere if the inside was larger than the outside! Manipulating dimensions such as these and the dimension of time is a difficult task. Your champion must master this art and have an ability related to spacial manipulation and/or temporal manipulation. maybe you can displace enemies? or you can create zones of larger space, causing champions to be slower? up to you!
As judges, we cannot enter our own contest, neither can any of the judges, but if you have any questions about the requirements I am happy to answer them. If you want to learn how to design a good champion look here
it contains amazing information that will revolutionize how you design champions.
Don’t forget, no using already existing champions, as that defeats the purpose.
Good Luck and Have Fun! I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with.
Mirae, Mistress of Puzzlebox
Jo, Chaos Theorist
Balthizar, The Element Twister
Tella, the Phase Hunter
Astraios, the Caller of Storms
Calnor, The Lost Sorceror
Carla Lynn, the Arrow of Time
Astrum, the Solar Origin
Santiago, the Seer of Truth
Vacc, The Exterminator Extraordinaire
Nena, Time's Mistress
Artemis The Portal Master
Sorirart, Drinker of Time
Vretsar, The Chronowarrior
Nycta, Unseelie Queen
Mongongo, the Nut Horder.
Charade, the Master Thief
I have a question: Would it count towards the theme if the spells interacted with each other to create effects within zones placed by a previous effect?
For example, Spell A places Zone 1 in an area and deals a slowing effect or something. Spell B creates Zone 2 in an area and deals damage. If Spell B is cast on top of Spell A, then it creates a stun. However, if Spell A is cast on top of Spell B, then a harsher slow is applied.
I ask this because I have the beginnings of an idea for this contest, but I'm unsure if the mechanics will work.
Mirae, Mistress of Puzzlebox
Piltover. The word has a certain mystique to it. The promise of things never seen before. The subtle indication of wonders and marvels all powered by the illusive techmaturgy invented within the city’s walls. A city of hope for a brighter future. A city where the brilliant and the just are rewarded for their toil and even the less distinguished live better than the rest of Valoran. These are the promises of Piltover.
And they are lies.
Mirae never got the chance to succeed. Born to the city’s poorest, Mirae was invisible to the other classes of the city. The inventors and scholars who ran the city preferred to think that their techmaturigical wonders appeared from thin air instead of from the sweat, blood and tears of a working class. What happened in the Undercity, the factory district beneath street level, might as well be clockwork as far as those above were concerned. For Mirae, there was no time for school, no time for play and certainly no time to dream. The family and its survival was all that mattered. Mirae’s youth and future were a necessary sacrifice.
In time Mirae grew older. As the youngest of nine children, Mirae already knew exactly how her life would proceed from watching her brothers and sisters march through the same routine. She would work every day, growing greyer and more wearier with every passing moment. Eventually, something kill her. For Mirae, it was poison. The fumes in the factory where she worked filled her lungs and flooded her bloodstream. She developed a persistent, wracking cough. She stopped being able to sleep at night but would pass out at random times during the day and wake up in strange places.
It was during one such blackout that Mirae found the Puzzlebox. As was usual, Mirae was working when she fainted but when she woke up she was somewhere she had never seen before. The room Mirae awoke in had no doors or windows. There were no lights yet it was not dark in the room, Mirae could see. All around her, rusted monoliths of long-forgotten purpose loomed. They watched the girl in the room without eyes yet she could feel their judgment upon her. Whatever was seen in Mirae, it was found worthy. With a grinding sound, a pedestal emerged from the floor. On the pedestal was the Puzzlebox, a cube of metal whose surface was covered with impossible geometry no mortal mind could comprehend. Mirae knew the box wanted to be taken and as soon as she touched it, she knew its will. It wanted nothing less than the destruction of scientific process on Valoran. Mirae knew just where to start, with the city that devoured her innocence.
Passive: Clockwork Enigma Each time Mirae casts a spell, she gains a charge of Clockwork Enigma. At ten charges, her next ability will have an extra effect.
Q: Non-Euclidian Expansion: Active: Mirae's puzzlebox causes space to distort in a line, dealing magic damage and knocking all struck by Non-Euclidian Expansion in a random direction. The closer an enemy struck by Non-Euclidian Expansion is to Mirae, the farther they are moved.
-Clockwork Enigma: Non-Euclidian Expansion becomes an AoE with a radius equal to its previous range. Damage dealt is increased and enemies are briefly stunned after being knocked back.
W: Gravity Well: Mirae forms a point of extremely dense mass at a nearby point which pull enemies towards it. The strength of the pull increases the longer enemies stay within the radius and the closer they are to the center. Enemies struck by Non-Euclidian Expansion while under the effects of Gravity Well will always be pushed toward Gravity Well's center.
-Clockwork Enigma: Gravity Well's effect is increased, any enemy that touches Gravity Well's center takes massive damage
E: Wind: Active: Mirae gains an additional stack of Clockwork Enigma and reduces that cooldowns of her other abilities by 2 seconds.
-Clockwork Enigma: Mirae gains five stacks of Clockwork Enigma and reduces the cooldowns of her other abilities by 15 seconds.
Ultimate: Peak Within Passive: Increases Mirae Ability Power by 20/30/40
-Clockwork Enigma: All enemies within a large radius centered on Mirae take magic damage based off the total ability power of all champions within the radius. For each enemy champion slain by Peak Within, allied champions within the area gain a brief boost to Attack Damage and Ability Power.
Originally Posted by ObscureClockwork
First up, your theme is CRAZY specific man. Like, how many abilities can you possibly think of that are bigger on the inside? That are actually unique? Maybe...four? Five? Christ, man.
Jo, Chaos Theorist
Attributes: Ranged, Mage, Support
Passive: - Ripple Effect - Each of Jo's spells leave an area of fragmented space which lasts for a number of seconds equal to twice the spell's rank (Twice that for her Ult). When hit by another spell within the fragmented space, enemies take 10% (+5% per 5 levels, +25% total at level 16) extra damage and their CC effects last for an extra second.
Q: - Event Horizon - Jo creates a ring of expanding energy at a point, starting at a width of 100 units and growing at a rate of 50 units per second. At 4 seconds or when detonated early, it suddenly contracts, dragging all enemies with it to the point of origin and dealing magic damage to them.
W: - Spacial Collapse - Jo creates a ball of dark matter that follows her cursor at a speed of roughly 1000. While controlling the singularity, Jo can't move. Deals magic damage per second it's in contact with an enemy and stuns them if they're in its field for too long. Max range of around 1000. Can be detonated early to deal extra magic damage.
E: - Link Bolt (name WIP) - Fires a skillshot blast of energy that hits a single target for moderate magic damage and marks them. Jo can cast the ability again while the target is marked for no mana, with the marked enemy as the point of origin. Can bounce a number of times equal to its rank.
R: - Quantum Fold - Jo links two areas of space, switching their contents. Enemies in either of two areas Jo marks are switched, stunned, and take moderate magic damage. Controlled with a click and drag interface somewhat like Viktor's E.
Lore: An aspiring arcanist of Piltover, Jo showed promise at an early age for teleportation magic, able to get her cat down from the tree, as well as, well, most of the branch. After studying through most of her childhood, Jo came across some unusual theories in books that made their way into her possession. Theories about the very nature of magic, time, and space itself. Intrigued she studied further, her studies slowly driving her to madness, consuming her every want and desire. The pursuit of knowledge slowly broke her mind, leaving her a schizophrenic mess.
Still determined to understand more of the universe, she began to study summoning magic, and demanding to be a champion to better understand the spells they wield. She has no care for the politics of the games, only the sciences behind it. Everything is a puzzle to her, and nothing has value unless it can teach her.
"Questions, questions are the answer. Answers are questions. Around and around..." Jo, Chaos Theorist.
Alright then, thanks for the answer! I've got my ability concepts down now, so I'll post it up and see if he fits with the various themes.
I also have concerns over the first challenge being restrictive--in terms of gameplay mechanics. I haven't thought of many ways to create that effect other than exactly what you've mentioned. I'd suggest requiring at least 1 ability with that direct effect, with time/space manipulation as a main thematic. Perhaps.
I think I'd like to help judge this month. I'll probably create a champion by the end just out of interest. I'll review an october entry and edit it in here.
Review: Yew, the Emerald Beacon
Story: Somewhat short and a few minor errors. Not particularly compelling, but provides background. 2/5
Stats: Good--squishy, overall appropriate for a utility support. 5/5
Passive: Good use of dichotomy, as Yew is otherwise defense-oriented.
Q: Fairly complicated overall. Offers a choice between poke and sustain. Lacks information about leash range.
W: Excellent defensive buff (particularly with Ether), straightforward.
E: Applies extra effects for extra mana cost, and allows for skillful health/mana switches.
R: I'm not sure why anyone would ever cast this without Ether Form, since it's clearly optimal in a big team fight. This has good counterplay since it's interruptible (and would be an obvious visual priority).
Kit: Clearly based around regeneration, Yew's kit features unique ways of healing and sustaining. Overall, I think the kit is *too* defensive, with 2 ways to heal and a defensive buff.
Gameplay: I think some people would enjoy this champion, but many would be frustrated that even more than most supports, Yew has limited offense (Ether Q). Yew may be frustrating for enemies since Ether Form grants a huge health+mana pool. All effects should be clear to allies and enemies. 3/5
The challenges are satisfied by the passive (dichotomy), E+W (aura) and the non-human wisp appearance.
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