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500 Word NPC Challenge
« on: January 29, 2015, 10:45:17 AM »
I like to cook, and I like to watch cooking shows. I don't care for the professional chef in the studio kitchen, smiling through money shots of pasta and precooked fare, I like the cooking competition shows. Your ingredients are limited, and even more so, your time is limited.

I want to create that with the 500 Word NPC challenge.

There are two limitations: The submission cannot exceed 500 words and the NPC in question must be an assassin. (cue groans from the chefs and wild cheers from the audience)

Submissions should use the Freetext NPC500, and Assassin, and I will get with Strolen about making a badge for this challenge.

Let's see those Dual-wielding drow, Ezio clones, and professional hitmen.

(I'll also send the winner a pair of socks, because I work in a sock factory)


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Re: 500 Word NPC Challenge
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2015, 10:47:31 AM »
If you can figure out how to do it, feel free to use 1 (limit 1) picture in your submission


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Re: 500 Word NPC Challenge
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2015, 05:38:47 PM »
http://strolen.com/viewing/Elainuk_Parnas_Dark_Elf_Assassin



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Re: 500 Word NPC Challenge
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2015, 05:59:47 PM »
If you would like, you flesh out one of these folks http://strolen.com/viewing/30_Assassins
   
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Re: 500 Word NPC Challenge
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2015, 06:01:52 PM »
500 words??? *sob*

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Re: 500 Word NPC Challenge
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2015, 03:23:02 PM »
Count me in and I will eventually produce one Chinese assassin specimen. Having said that, I'm still owing 2 on Goss' spouse challenge but I always deliver eventually. So count me in as a participant but forget about me as winner (I prob. won't win anyway).

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Re: 500 Word NPC Challenge
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2015, 08:37:01 PM »
But... but... 500 words?

Look... by 500 words I've just barely finished the introductory summary of the character. Why doesn't someone make a 5,000 word challenge?

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Re: 500 Word NPC Challenge
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2015, 08:43:42 PM »
The answer is probably that a sub of such length is running at risk of being under-read. To be honest, I love works of length in real life but reading works of length on a PC monitor is an altogether different matter.

Shorter word limit challenge is also more challenging I think b/c of the word count. Absolutely no room for unnecessary words. Then again, I guess this is not the challenge for developing characters with great complex backgrounds and multi-layered innuendoes.

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Re: 500 Word NPC Challenge
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2015, 08:51:11 PM »
I'm mostly just funning. I know I have developed a rep for long works. :P

I'll see if I can cut 9 words out of 10 for something I was working on and squeeze it to fit. :P

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Re: 500 Word NPC Challenge
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2015, 09:31:12 PM »
Good for you, I have to start from scratch with just a name and a semi-fuzzy background but at least this challenge merged with one of these idea snippets floating around my head.

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Re: 500 Word NPC Challenge
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 09:44:58 AM »
I had seen this idea but hadn't read it and was considering something. At first read assassin  and thought no way. But it totally fits now that I think about it!Challenge accepted! I'm going to do a spin on the Solomon Grundy post(sorry can't remember who wrote that,I think it was a Moon)
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Re: 500 Word NPC Challenge
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 11:08:13 AM »
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Re: 500 Word NPC Challenge
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 11:23:57 PM »
Buluc, death priest of Rope Woman.

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