BV Community Fakédex Sept 14, 2015 13:53:56 GMT -5
Post by Jade on Sept 14, 2015 13:53:56 GMT -5
Hello! I'm here today to talk about a new community-driven activity. Allow me to explain the premise - I'm a user of Tumblr, where I follow a blog called the Omnis Region, which was created as a way for a lot of Fakémon creators to come together and build an entirely-new region, full of brand-new Pokémon, together, one contest at a time. The way it works is simple (and, in this example, let us pretend that we are creating the Kanto region's Water starter):
- The initial contest is announced, or the main idea of the contest is decided upon (in this case, the contest would be Water starter).
- Next, we would either (a) hold the design contest (where members of the community can submit designs/descriptions of designs) or (b) hold a vote to determine the secondary prompt (in this case, the "Water starter" would be based on a "turtle"). In most cases, the initial prompt will be enough.
- After the design-based portion of the contest's votes are collected and a winner is selected, the next step of the process would be to hold a contest for the newest member of the dex's name, Ability, and possibly even Pokédex entries. (This is the stage where we would get to know the new Water starter as Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise, as well as finding out that their Hidden Ability is Rain Dish - their regular ability would be Torrent, as that is the basic Ability for all Water starters).
Now, I feel that one thing should be made clear - this is going to be a completely community-driven activity. What does that mean? It means that everything is going to be based on what people submit - if you've got a cool idea for what Abilities the newest Pokémon should have, send them on in! If you have a cool design in mind for the current prompt, feel free to send it on in - and if you don't want to draw, just write your idea down and send it in! Additionally, I would like to try to have it so that the winner of a contest (say, the person who comes up with the winning design for a Fakémon) would get to decide the prompt for the next Fakémon in our community Fakédex! (So, say, you won the design contest for the region's Grass starter - you'd get to come up with the prompt for the region's Fire starter!)
Now, you may be asking yourself, "But, AJ, what is your role in all of this?" Quite simple! I'm just the one organizing this - I'll handle announcing the start of new contests, tallying votes, and announcing winners! After that, I'll just be a member like the rest of you, which means I might try my hand at submitting prompts, designs, names... But, again, I'd like to point out that this will not make things unfair, because the winners of each contest are up to the community (and, since I'll be making them polls, you'll all be able to see the winners as they win).
For today, this thread is merely to gauge the Bon Voyage community's interest in this activity and to answer questions - if you have one, reply to this thread with your question and I will do my best to give you a good answer! Soon enough, I would like to attempt to hold the first contest, which will help pave the way for future contests: the naming of the region!
EDIT: Okay, I lied. If you don't have a question or anything and also want to help kick things off, why don't we start things off now? Not by suggesting a name for the region, but what it'll be based on? You can suggest real-world continents and countries, if you like, but I don't think you should rule out other possibilities.