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Savage Rifts Writing Contest!

Post by RFT » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:23 am

Savage Rifts Writing Contest!
Can you spin a great yarn, are you constantly wishing other people would hurry up and post so you can get to telling more stories? Well here is you chance.

Introducing the Savage Rifts Writing Contest, you can earn EP and DrivethruRPG.com Credits for writing up some awesome story and sharing it with your friends.

I know you are excited, so here are some bullets cover the requirements and rewards.
  • Story must be a minimum of 5,000 words (measured by me using copy and paste in to MS Word).
  • Story must include a player character from the site. (Edit: Active, inactive, or dead are all acceptable. But must have been played in a game.)
  • Story must include either hindrances, tragedy, loss or defeat for the character. (Does not have to be the end result, but let's show the mortality as well as the awesome.)
  • Story must be completed by 23:59 PST December 31st.
  • Questions can go here, but the STORIES MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=3363

Rewards
  • 1st place will receive 5 EP and a $20 coupon for DrivethruRPG.com or RPGnow.com
  • 2nd Place will receive 3 EP and a $10 coupon for DrivethruRPG.com or RPGnow.com
  • 3rd Place will receive 2 EP and a $10 coupon for DrivethruRPG.com or RPGnow.com
  • All qualified participants will receive 1 EP. (See above for minimum requirements.)

Judging
Judging will be done by site voting using primary accounts. Each site primary account will be allowed 3 votes. The top five entries will then be selected and I will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place from those.
Shaping Worlds Together
The 99's Game Master Bennies 0
  • +8 Players
    +2 Sidekicks
    -5 Stupid Slumber
    -4 To Soak one Neeto attack
    -2 EE and Unshake
  • Zarbun
    Ba'al Zarbun 0 (-1 Wound)
    Cookie 0
    Zwer 0 (-3 wounds, used Blaze of Glory)
    Headmaster 0

Shaintar Game Master Bennies 6
  • +8 Players
    -2 Bennies to save Yellow Jack

Nightbane Game Master Bennies 4
  • +5 Players
    -1 Sweeping can be very hard
  • The Jail
    Danielson 0 (spent to set the stage)
    Grimm 3 elan, Against the Odds, The Winning Side
    Harvest 0
    Marry 2 Against the Odds
    Michael 2 Against the Odds
Phase World - The Remorseless 10
  • +8 Players
    +2 Sidekicks
Abreaz (The Target) 2 elan, Assassin, Can spend a Benny on a Joker for the Drop, Quick, Imp Level Headed, highly tactical, will attack the weakest target until defeated
  • -0 None spent
  • The Pursuit
    Nemesis (Captain - Temporal Wizard) 2
    Royce (Second Officer - Charmer) 4 elan
    Grudge (Security - Brute) 1
    Hiesh (Tactical - Illusionist) 2
    Iasah (Ally - Godling) 4 elan
    Slip (Partial Cyborg - Pilot) 2
  • Naruni
    Castruccio (Uteni - Contract Holder) 3 elan
    Opserv (Security - Repobot) 2
    Ultor (Security - Repobot) 2
    Indohc (Security - TW) 2
  • Dream Makers
    Aalor 0
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Re: Savage Rifts Writing Contest!

Post by Alecto » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:50 pm

Hm!

This is relevant to my interests. Legit question though: Minimum is 5000 words, but does this site have a maximum limit on post size?
OOC Comments
Bennies: 4/4 Red Bennies: 1
Toughness: 21 (9 armor), Parry 9
Notice: 1d8 (+2 visual)

Character Name: Alecto
Rank: Seasoned Experience: 45 Advances Left: 0
Race: Android
Iconic Framework: MARS Techno Warrior
Attributes: Agility d10, Smarts d8, Spirit d8, Strength d10 (d12+2), Vigor d8
Charisma: +2; Pace: 6 (8); Parry: 6 (9); Toughness: 11 (+2 in armor, and +7 armor)

Race Package:
Adaptable (2)
Construct (8)

Outsider (-1) (Applies when true robotic nature is revealed)
Distinctive (Concealable; a Wound reveals) (-1)
Restricted Path (No ISP/PPE) (-2)
Wanted (Major) (-2) (CS, Federation would destroy immediately; also mysterious creating faction hasn't forgotten her)
Dependency (Power) (-2)

Skills: 15 (5 fight/shoot/throw)
Shooting 1d10
Fighting 1d8 (1d12+2)
Investigation 1d6
Persuasion 1d6
Stealth 1d8
Streetwise 1d8
Notice 1d8

Hindrances
Clueless (Major - Is rebuilding knowledge of the world after having suffered near-total memory loss)
Stubborn (Minor - Has great confidence in ability to calculate outcomes; tends to reject counterarguments)
Cautious (Minor - Always wants to plan for every contingency; cover every angle)

Edges
Adaptable: Attractive
Upgradable
Brawny (+1 Toughness, 8x Str carrying)
Brave (+2 vs fear)
Ambidextrous (ignore offhand penalty)
Rich (5000creds at start, 2 rolls on gear tables)
Filthy Rich (20,000 at start, 3 more rolls)
Quick Draw (draw weapon as free action, +2 to Agility to fast-draw)
Two-Fisted (ignore multi-action penalty for using off hand)
Level-headed (draw two initiative cards and use best)
Sweep (Make single Fighting attack and apply to all adjacent targets at -2)
Rock and Roll (Ignore recoil penalties on full-auto shots)
Strong Willed (+2 to Taunt and Intimidate; +2 on Tests of Wills)
Elan (+2 on rolls resulting from using a Benny)
Improved Sweep (Fighting attacks made with Sweep suffer no penalty)

Upgrades (Cybernetics): (Max Strain: 12)
Core Electronics (1)
* Interface jack: +4 Repair or Common knowledge for linked equipment, 20 mile radio
Optics Package (1)
* +2 sight Notice, IR/Nightsight, 50x distance/20x macro, +2 vs blinding, record images
Reinforced Frame 2 (2)
* +4 Toughness
Enhanced Vigor 1 (1)
* +1d Vigor
Cyber-Wired Reflexes 1 (1)
* +1d Agility
Wired Chip Port (1)
* 4d skill chip (Fighting)
Targeting Eye (1)
* +2 Shooting on calibrated weapons
Nano-Repair System (2)
* Heal 1 Wound/day, +4 vs Bleeding Out
Built in Weaponry (1)
* 1 Vibroblade (purchased: 13,500)

Gear
Wilk's 237 Laser Pistol (2d6+1, AP4, RoF 1, 16eclip, 15/30/60, semiauto)
JA-11 Laser Rifle (3d6 laser or 3d6+1 ion, AP2, RoF 1, 60eclip, 30/60/120, can do MD for 10x shot power +snapfire, reduces range penalties by 2)
Vibro-Sword (Str+1d10 MD)
NG-E4 Plasma Ejector (3d10 MD, no AP, RoF 1, 12eclip, 24/48/96, snapfire, affects least-armored location, can ignite)
NE-85 Personal Rail Gun
Range: 70/140/280
Damage: 2d10+4
RoF: 3
AP: 4
Shots: 20
Weight: 60 lbs
Cost: 75,000
Notes: Mega Damage, no Snapfire penalty. Shots listed are number of full bursts.
SFD Huntsman Armor (+3 armor mod)

The Fury - Signature Item
Exoskeleton Body Armor
+2 toughness, +9 armor
Pace +2
Str 1d12+2
Full environment
Loudspeaker, 10 mile radio, laser rangefinder, nightvision
Min str d8
96 hours operation on full charge

NG-S2 Survival Pack
2 person tent, +20% water supplies
Sleeping bag
Flashlight w/knife; solar
Inertial compass (+2 to Survival to navigate)
Short range (5 mile) radio
First aid kit (+1 to healing; 3 uses)
Hunting/Fishing kit (+1 to Survival to forage)
Three ‘saw wires’
Fire starter
Survival Knife, hatchet, wooden cross
4 signal flares
Climbing kit w/30 rope
Soap and washcloth
Canteen
2 weeks rations

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Re: Savage Rifts Writing Contest!

Post by RFT » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:08 pm

Alecto wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:50 pm
Hm!

This is relevant to my interests. Legit question though: Minimum is 5000 words, but does this site have a maximum limit on post size?
Last site was 64,000 characters which amounts to about 12,800 words. (I believe word uses 4 characters average per word with 1 character for spacing). @Tiree or @Venatus Vinco could tell us what the forum character limit is now.
Shaping Worlds Together
The 99's Game Master Bennies 0
  • +8 Players
    +2 Sidekicks
    -5 Stupid Slumber
    -4 To Soak one Neeto attack
    -2 EE and Unshake
  • Zarbun
    Ba'al Zarbun 0 (-1 Wound)
    Cookie 0
    Zwer 0 (-3 wounds, used Blaze of Glory)
    Headmaster 0

Shaintar Game Master Bennies 6
  • +8 Players
    -2 Bennies to save Yellow Jack

Nightbane Game Master Bennies 4
  • +5 Players
    -1 Sweeping can be very hard
  • The Jail
    Danielson 0 (spent to set the stage)
    Grimm 3 elan, Against the Odds, The Winning Side
    Harvest 0
    Marry 2 Against the Odds
    Michael 2 Against the Odds
Phase World - The Remorseless 10
  • +8 Players
    +2 Sidekicks
Abreaz (The Target) 2 elan, Assassin, Can spend a Benny on a Joker for the Drop, Quick, Imp Level Headed, highly tactical, will attack the weakest target until defeated
  • -0 None spent
  • The Pursuit
    Nemesis (Captain - Temporal Wizard) 2
    Royce (Second Officer - Charmer) 4 elan
    Grudge (Security - Brute) 1
    Hiesh (Tactical - Illusionist) 2
    Iasah (Ally - Godling) 4 elan
    Slip (Partial Cyborg - Pilot) 2
  • Naruni
    Castruccio (Uteni - Contract Holder) 3 elan
    Opserv (Security - Repobot) 2
    Ultor (Security - Repobot) 2
    Indohc (Security - TW) 2
  • Dream Makers
    Aalor 0
"Possible and practical are two comrades who rarely see eye to eye."
Rob Towell

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