October MCCC - Delightfully Frightening!

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ObscureClockwork

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10-01-2012

READ THIS FIRST!
Please do not post here to advertise champions.

Welcome to October'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, TrueSkyKnight and Obscureclockwork. We will be judging you this month, after competing 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 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 September 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.

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:

Abilities: (X/25)
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?

Story: (X/5)
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?

Stats: (X/5)
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.).

Gameplay: (X/5) *New From Last Last Month*
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): *New Last Month!*
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: October 1 – October 7
Week 2: October 8 – October 14
Prelims: October 15 – October 16
Week 3: October 17 – October 23
Judging: October 24 – October 31

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!

Delightfully Frightning: The theme this month is the Delightfully Frightening! To be Delightful and Frightening, your champion must have some sore of Dichotomous aspect to them. Maybe they’re a long ranged mage who rewards you for comming up close. Or maybe its a Caster that encourages autoattacking. Note: This is probably harder than it looks, creating a working dichotomy in a champion. Orianna does it well. A ADC with a shen taunt is dichotomous, but generally pointless.

Frightening Facades: If you are going to be Delightfully Frightening, you must don a frightening facade. AKA, you wont be a human for this night, go be something else, just non-human. Doesn't matter if your face looks like urgot, you ain't frightening enough (unless you look like a teemo shroom, those are scary). Whatever you do, your champion must not be human. consider the details that define your champion, like claws, or extending arms and such.

Frightful Aura: Fear is everywhere! to be really scary, you must exhibit fear wherever you go. Whether it be a gaze, or a aura of darkness, your champion must affect champions or minions (poor things) around them or around a focal point. Your champion must have an Aura or an AoE effect (like lux's slow) on a skill or a passive. Despite the name, the aura/aoe effect does not need to cause fear. that would be very monotonous.

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
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2099323
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.


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ObscureClockwork

Senior Member

10-01-2012

Contestant list

  1. Pg- 2 kaotics2075 - Ohlmgor the Rotten Knight
  2. Pg- 2 MatixEXO - Yew, the Emerald Beacon
  3. Pg- 2 MrGarthonk - Fo Fum, the Towering Giant
  4. Pg- 2 Mookomaan - Baelrog, the Molten Shadow
  5. Pg- 3 Blorgorize - Yon'Raig, Spawn of Ouroboros
  6. Pg- 3 EGOtyst - Sacer, The Cursed Scarab
  7. Pg- 4 Facerockker - Vitiosus, the Wandering Plague
  8. Pg- 4 Hi I Like Cats - Dara, the spectral rider
  9. Pg- 4 Espy Psyche - Auranox, the Arcane Fusion - Please post champion on this forum.
  10. Pg- 4 XxForeverFreexX - Loki, The Mysterious
  11. Pg- 4 Still Eternity - Deadalus, The Avian of Abhorrence
  12. Pg- 5 Chausser - Else, the Mirror of Souls
  13. Pg- 7 Monkeylvlkey - Ur'Zag, The Corner's Terror
  14. Pg- 7 MagikYeti - Selene, The Twisted Masochist
  15. Pg- 7 The Fool Arcanum - Mbkiru the Malevolent Spirit
  16. Pg- 7 Milocvich - Rinfer - The pack
  17. Pg- 7 Sigismund - Yarrum Drol, the Bizarre Baron
  18. Pg- 8 NA Rukhron - [unanamed]
  19. Pg- 9 Prototypetwo - Kourin, the Ancient Shadow
  20. Pg- 9 Raptamei - Neru, Guardian of Shurima
  21. Pg- 9 Gruntala - Quin'thal, The Voices of Insanity


Yew, the Emerald Beacon
Ohlmgor the Rotten Knight
Yom'Daig, Spawn of Ouroboros
Yarrum Drol, the Bizarre Baron
Kourin, the Ancient Shadow
Vitiosus, the Wandering Plague
Else, the Mirror of Souls
Terror, the Harrowing's Curse
Neru, Guardian of Shurima
Auranox, the Arcane Fusion
Ur'Zag, The Corner's Terror
Deadalus, The Avian of Abhorrence
Vitiosus, the Wandering Plague
Saycer, The Crypt Scarab
Loki, The Mysterious King
initial finalist list
though, complete entries > incomplete ones so yea

Judges
  • ObscureClockwork
  • TrueSkyKnight
  • Skyhawk47


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Fannalis

Recruiter

10-01-2012

We realize its a bit generic too ask for monsters for Halloween but hey who doesnt like a good monster fest right. So go wild and let whatever nightmares you want come alive. Obscure and I will be the judges as was posted on the last page of last months mccc but if you want to help us out in judging then all you have to do is give us a review of any of the champions from last month. The 2 of us are able to handle it, both of us having experience in this but if you want to just help out then we appreciate it, an yes the 2 of us will be in contact in deciding what does an what does not qualify for the themes and or requirements. Now good luck and lets see who can come up with the most delightfully frightening monster!


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Still Eternity

Senior Member

10-01-2012

It's about time. I've been waiting for the MCCC to come back up! Time to get to work xD


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ObscureClockwork

Senior Member

10-01-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by Still Eternity View Post
It's about time. I've been waiting for the MCCC to come back up! Time to get to work xD
O.o it has been up for a while now


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Still Eternity

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10-01-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by ObscureClockwork View Post
O.o it has been up for a while now
Only an hour or so xD


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Fannalis

Recruiter

10-01-2012

exactly


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Still Eternity

Senior Member

10-01-2012

When you say the character cannot be human, is it alright if they START human, but are in some way, shape, or form, transformed into a non-human?


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ObscureClockwork

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10-01-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by Still Eternity View Post
When you say the character cannot be human, is it alright if they START human, but are in some way, shape, or form, transformed into a non-human?
that should be fine. just currently, not a human
i'd say kass could count, because he "technically" isnt a human anymore (or he is and hes a really odd looking one O.o)
just dont do garen with spine on his forhead. uni-garen is probably not gonna complete the challenge


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Still Eternity

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10-01-2012

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Originally Posted by ObscureClockwork View Post
that should be fine. just currently, not a human
i'd say kass could count, because he "technically" isnt a human anymore (or he is and hes a really odd looking one O.o)
just dont do garen with spine on his forhead. uni-garen is probably not gonna complete the challenge

Awesome, sounds good.


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