Some might have seen our discussions here: http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=10016&page=1 about the future of the Unofficial CDO Painting Challenge.
So, I have decided to try see if there is enough support here @CDO for running a “Painting League”.
EDIT 05 Jan 2012
The Rules are now final - though we are not set on the number of rounds/themed rounds (depending on the number of participants).
It has be hard making a set of rules pleasing us all, but here is a few of my viewpoints, why they are like they are.
1) I want to see new stuff each month
2) I want to fav those people that enters on a regular basis
3) I want to give it a smell of a competition, so the competetive minds at CDO can keep their motivation.
4) Won’t allow that a single extremly well-painted entry takes it all. Even the greatest painter shall contribute and perform during the season.
EDIT 01 Mar 2012
Not quite. After round 1 I had to do a few changes:
1) BSL will be open for all to join during the hole season - so if some one should like to join late on - well, let os know in the “open round thread” that you wish to enter. That way I can get an idea of how many entries to expect.
2) I have removed “the even number” clause. If we, in a round, have an uneven numer - a 3 opponent match will be randomly arranged.
3) As announced earlier - we’ll have a 8th round
4) Tried to make it a bit more clear what a team is - by adding the “humanoid” criteria and something about War Machines - but if in doubt, please ask.
5) Made the “how to enter” a bit more clear and added the email option - please try to conform to these guidelines
6) With the email option and use of rather stricked picture hosting sites, I’ve found it necessary to “host” all your entries in a private album at my Photobucket-account. You have to feel happy about that. I can erase them after the pools, but as that will ruin “the gallery” and the historical interest, I’ll strongly discouraged you from asking me to do so.
7) Match up’s and points have been edit to reflect the 3 opponent match up’s and the later sign up’s
8) Round 5 and 8 will now be themed rounds.
T H E O F F I C I A L 2 0 1 2 B R U S H S L A V E L E A G U E - R U L E S
All members of CDO are free to sign up for the league.
Should anyone like to enter after round one, we�?Tll be open for that. Just make a post in the newest open round thread, that you wish to join.
But only take part if you are comfortable with the following rules:
The league will run for 8 rounds on a monthly basis. The League opens at 1st of January 2012. First round will be held on 1st of March 2012. Additional rounds are planned for April, May, June, July, September, October and November.
Participants will enter pictures of their �?~teams�?T.
A “team” consists of at least 3 painted humanoid figures (incl. dreadnoughts, Iron golems, War jacks, Cyborgs, Robots etc), but more can be included if you wish.
War machines (in a broad sense)can be included in the team, but don�?Tt count towards the required minimum number of team members.
The �?~team�?T must follow a single, distinct theme. So you can�?Tt do a Skaven ratman joined by a Space Marine and Alexander the Great.
All figures should look like appropriated gaming miniatures - but can be of any common miniature scale, genre, manufacturer etc.
Your entry should be presented in �?~group shot�?T of the team.
Use of a scenic setting is allowed but NOT required �?" it�?Ts the figures that count.
All miniatures have to be newly painted �?" or at least not shown on-line before (on the internet).
How to enter
All entries must be:
- sent as a Personal Message (PM) to �?oclam�?� with an URL that links to your entry
- sent to me as an email (brushslaveleague (a t) g m a i l dot c o m) with an URL that links to your entry or have your entry (pictures) attached.
Your entry must meet a previously specified deadline - namely 11:59 pm (GMT) the day before the round starts.
Your entry message shall also include a team name/a team title. What name is up to you �?" but could be a name that supports your “team�?Ts theme”.
Each entry should consist of �?" up till two images - not exceeding 800x800 pixels per picture. All competitors must resize their own images before submitting them. This means they can be uploaded straight into the competition pages without any work in photoshop by me. Your images can be smaller than this if you like - but not bigger. If you don�?Tt know how to resize images, please ask someone before the competition gets underway.
By entering you accept that your copyrighted pictures will be hosted on a shared - but private - Brush Slave album at a free picture hosting site (My Photobucket account)
All figures must be completely painted, and all bases must be finished. ONLY pictures of finished models are accepted, �?~work in progress�?T (WIP) shots are NOT allowed.
I won�?Tt make rules for what�?Ts �?opainted�?� and what�?Ts not (3 colours etc.), as we all know what a painted miniature looks like. If in doubt, paint it some more
There are no scale restrictions - but the figure should look like a gaming miniature and the scale should be consistent within the team. Not that you can�?Tt do an Ogre and a halfling on the same team, though.
League Points Table
We�?Tll keep it all open and run a public League Table, of course. End of round 8 we’ll have an overall winner. In case of a tie, the participant with most new teams wins. Still a tie we’ll roll a d6.
Will also figure out something about a prize (worth £20-ish), but more about that later one.
In each round, a number of matches will be held. In each match, two pre-determined participants (randomly) will face each other. The winner will being determined by public vote in a Poll. Duration of voting will be 10 days)
The match up will be random, but I’ll make a system so you’ll only face the same opponent one time in the season
Should we have an un-even number of participants in a round �?" a single match will see 3 opponents facing each other.
There are three ways of earning points for the Brush Slave League:
1. Points for winning, drawing or losing a match
2. New team bonus points
3. Theme round bonus point
1. Points for winning, drawing or losing a match
If the difference between overall votes cast for either competitor is less than 3, the match is considered a draw and both/all three participants receive 1 point. A draw between two participants in a 3 opponent match will �?" if shared 1st - be rewarded with 1½ points, and if shared 2nd - 1 point.
If the difference between votes is 3 or more, the �?owinner�?� will be rewarded with 1½ points and the opponent will receives half a point. In a 3 opponent match it will be 1½ points for winning, 1 point for coming 2nd and half a point for 3th.
It�?Ts not a knock-out system, so losing a round will NOT mean you have to leave the league, just a drop in the league table
2. New Team Bonus
You do NOT have to enter a new team in each round after entering the league, but you are ENCOURAGED to do so.
You may compete the entire season with your first entry �?" but you will be rewarded 3 points for every round in which you enter a newly painted team.
In your first round no bonus points will be earned for entering a new team (because everyone will have to enter a new team at the start of the League).
But after your first team, bonus points will be awarded for every new teams.
It�?Ts perfectly acceptable to use one team for the whole season, although that�?Ts not really in the spirit of the league. We want to see newly painted miniatures and want you to lower that lead pile, of yours.
You may do touch ups on/re-paint an already painted team and may also enter new photos - but it will not be considered “a new team” and not make you qualify for “the new team bonus”.
3. Theme Rounds Bonuses
Round 5 and 8 will be �?~theme bonus rounds�?T, in which participants may enter a new team that follows a pre-determined theme. If the team meets the theme, you will be awarded 2 bonus points (+ the bonus of a entering a new team) �?" 5 possible bonus points in total. If the themed bonus round is your first round, you�?Tll only be rewarded for �?omeeting the theme�?� (2 points), of course.
Once you’ve entered a team and the competition is running, withdrawal from the league part-way through is not permitted. If you decide you no longer want to take an active part (by entering new teams, for instance), that’s entirely your decision. But your most recently entered team will still carry on being matched in any remaining rounds of the league. Alternatively, you can nominate one of your earlier teams to see out the rest of the competition.
Before you sign up, you have to feel happy about the rules, of course.
But also think a bit about your involvement in this. As you can see there isn’t really much engagement needed, but if all people that signs up, only do their 3 men starter team, it will get pretty boring in september
We all have busy lifes and no one knows where we are in 8-10 months from now, but like said it totally acceptable not entering new teams, but if you know - from the very start - that you won’t get much more else done, please be open about. Ideally, we’ll have an avarage of 3-4 new teams each participant, but if that’s too ambitious, we should maybe only do about 5 rounds (or so).
Officially we starts on the 1st of January. If more than 8 have signed up by then, I think we can continue the proces, but I see no reason for closing the sign up proces until March 2012 or so.
And please remember the “first come, first served” rule as we need an even number. Signing up will be an open process, so please make a post in here if interested.
Signed up are:
5. Blue in VT
7. Lord Aldades
12. bas_2312 (Round 2)
16. brother_cov (MIA)
18. Obsidian Muse
19. Uncle Fool
20. Grim_beard (MIA)
21. Mostyn (Round 2)
22. Dervish Helldance (Round 2)
23. frostbit3 (MIA)
24. Insidious (Round 3)
25. terranraida (Round 4)
26. Niblebitzer (Round 4)