Contest Rules

The Redesign Madness contest will take place over a period of 10 days, from 12:01am Friday November 28 to midnight, Sunday December 7, eastern standard time.

I will compile a list of genres that have been used in roleplaying games before. When the contest starts, everyone will be randomly assigned a genre. If a player can't think of anything for that genre, or just isn't overly familiar with it, a request may be made for a new random genre. I'll try to be quick about it, but any delay that occurs will be the price of changing.

All submissions must be the entrants' own original work, created for the contest, during the designated period. This may include writing, layout and artwork.

The entrants will retain all ownership of the work, but must permit me to have a copy to judge for the contest. If entrants wish to share their entries, a webpage will be set up for them to do so. Please remember to include appropriate licensing details if you don't want your game under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License.

Entrants may work singly or in groups.

Entrants may withdraw at any time for any reason (or no reason at all).

Submissions must be made in a file format the judge can read, suc as: .pdf, .doc, or .odt (if you really want to use another file format, put in a request and we'll test it out).

Submissions should be posted on the submissions page when the time comes. Make sure you include some sort of licensing information that fits your wishes, or are okay with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

The judge may not enter the contest.

Judging Criteria

The Genre's Themes: how well do you use the genre
Introduced Themes: what new things do you introduce, and how well do they tie in
Setting Resources: setting bits for use during play
Fit of the Rules: how do the rules express the ideas you're working with
and…
Surprise Me (more a tiebreaker than a category)

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