That's right! All good things must come to an end and in following grand traditions of good things, our contest is officially over! Big thanks to all our entries and the support and GOOD LUCK!
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON APRIL FIRST! So keep your eyes on the prize guys!
~ Fools Party theme will be posted with game rules and the like three days before the event. Are you prepared?
Shady Deal Gone Wrong
Call yo' momma!
Call yo' friends!
Steal if you need to!
Trade yo' momma!
Trade yo' friends!
Beg if you have to!
Don't turn around.
No sudden moves.
Fools are watching you...
Who: Fools Company and you.
What: A writing contest (Alliance and Horde. Hey, we don't discriminate when it comes to business!) and Rogue's "Party" (Alliance: Unfortunately for business, Fools Company is on Alliance side).
Where: Right here on the forums ( Writing contest) and the museum in Ironforge (Rogues party).
When: Deadline for entries is March 24th midnight. Party on April Fools Day at 6pm server time.
Why: Because we love writing and role-play.
Write a super short story based on the thread title theme of 'Shady Deal Gone Wrong'. Simple, right? Fools will determine the most 'unfortunate' characters by subjective means. It's just business!
1 - No more than 25 lines of text for the story. Paragraph breaks do not count.
2 - You must use 5 (minimum) to 10 (maximum) in-game gray items spelled out exactly as they are in-game within your story (caps excepted). Please bold the items within the text.
3 - You must use your posting character's point of view (PoV).
4 - You must MAIL the gray items used in the story from the posting character to Seashen or Civardi(Alliance) or Toyomae or Freshmeat (Horde) by the deadline.
Unlucky Recipients (Winners) receive:
1st prize - 1,000 Gold + Rare pet
2nd prize - 500 Gold + Rare pet
3rd prize - 250 Gold + Pet
I'm sure one will be a Terrible Turnip, because they are terrible and seem to get into everything!
Consolation prizes will be of various pets, bags, tradeable goods, silly stuff, etc. There's just no telling what a rogue might have!
Winners will be announced on April 1st! So keep your eyes open!
Come in your best disguise to hobnob with Fools and others pretending to be who they aren't! Prizes will be handed out for best 'costume', secretly, of course. The 'official' party will last one hour. If anyone wishes to make some 'deals' on the side... now might be a good time, eh? Lets see how creative you can get in your disguises.
Extra info for those with questions:
You may post on more than one character, but that character must follow the rules as well.
Gray items are, well, any gray item that can be mailed! These can be armor, weapons, objects, books, etc. Gray items used with a high gold value will be returned upon request (IN THE LETTER) after the contest. Otherwise, those items will be given away along with other goodies (like Mysterious Fortune Cards) during the party based on random rolls by Fools.
Writing contest winners do not have to be present to win. Prizes will be mailed out ICly from Seashen and Civardi or Toyomae and Freshmeat to the winning character so there are no mistakes. The winning characters will be announced in the thread.
Do your best! We aren't going to slam or penalize for minor grammatical issues. If we can read and understand it, it qualifies. Your entry can use any story telling writing device such as description, dialogue, humor, fright, etc. The choice is yours so long as it does not violate forum rules. We'll even accept poetry. Just remember there is a maximum line rule, so be careful if you use a romance novel with a long name like the robot one for example. :)
Good luck and have fun!
Special thanks to Adalbjorg for thinking of Fools on Fools day!