Before we begin, I should say: there are a lot of winners, but there were even more tables. There were a lot of worthy entries and near-misses culled even to get to the list below; these prize lists represent probably about 1/3 of the submissions we received. There was fine work done all around and we thank you for it!
These entries were culled from almost 300 pages of tables submitted.
These contestants all receive a free PDF of any issue of Fight On!, determined randomly out of the ones they don’t have. If they have them all they can have a free kindle, epub, or PDF of Roll the Bones instead. If they have our entire product line to date I will put them on the list for a free PDF of Fight On! #13 when it is released! If you are on this list, send emails of what you have and don’t have to firstname.lastname@example.org, and he will set you up!
Planet Exploration Table, Chris Willrich Magnificent Lagan, Jeff Wilcox Exotic Intoxicants, Patrick Wetmore 100 Character Backgrounds, Anthony Westenberg 20 Random Alchemical Accidents, Buzz Tilford Wandering Harlot Table, Adam Thornton Defective Scroll Effects and Sewer Features and Hazards, Bill Staeven Incidents and Events in Town, Joel Sparks Random Bag of Holding Contents and Gladiators, Ricardo Signes Broodings of the Barbarian, Jason Sholtis 30 Close Combat Concentration Breakers, Matthew Schmeer Battle Scars and Sequelae, Igor Vinicius Sartorato How to Make a Random Table, Scott W. Roberts 50 Things That Might Be Found In A ‘Dungeon Town’ Curio Shop and Vile Poisons and 50 Things Found In A Fantasy Villain’s Lair, Richard Rittenhouse Who Is That Drunkard? and What the Prostitute Knows, Jim Richmond Random Bar Encounters, Lawson Reilly Random Cause of Death, Mr. Reaper Exploring the Crags, Marc Pavone 100 Random Starting Items for Beginning Characters and 100 Odd, Level-Inappropriate, and Random Treasure Items, Gene Palmer 30 Sprite Curses, Mike Monaco 20 Unexpected Customs and Laws and 20 Reasons for Stuck Doors, Gary McCammon Random Pirates & Buccaneers, Dyson Logos Traumatic Adolescent Background Generator, Samuel Kisko Elves, Kesher Random City Generator, Nicholas Kariya Random Secret Door Clues, Adam Flynn Monster Motivations, Conrad W. Deitrick Multiversal Table: We Ended Up Where?, Michael David Jr. The Crate in the Back of the Hold and Customize Your Mutant and , Alchemist’s Ale, David Coleman Magic Weapon Table, Courtney Campbell Curious Curative Corollary, BIU_sKrEEm Falls Down A Pit, Lee Barber Slum Encounters and Weird Things In Rooms, Al
Congratulations on the great work!
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The prizes here are the same as above, but these two unique and massive multi-table sets bore special mention:
Rudingoz, Patrice Crespy Swashbuckling Adventure Generator, Ralph Mazza
These were among the best table-sets received and ran to more than two dozen pages each. Both are very setting-specific, however, which probably cost them the highest prizes. We look forward to the games in which they appear – these table-sets are well-nigh campaigns unto themselves! Fight on, gentlemen!
Along with Rudingoz we wanted to single out
The Dungeon is Trying to Eat You! Best Of, Remix!, James A. Smith What’s in that Hole?, Matthew Schmeer Drink Me, Eat Me, Mr. Reaper
as tables that got a 2nd place vote from one judge, but still didn’t manage to break into the very top echelons of prizewinners. Excellent work all!
These are all tables that got either a first place award from one judge or multiple awards from different judges, but didn’t quite make the cut for the very top prizes. Gentlemen, you all win a complete run of Fight On! 1-12 in PDF, plus a PDF, epub, or kindle copy of Roll the Bones. Alternately, you can take a single print copy of any one of our current releases, or of Fight On #13 when it comes out instead.
This is really the crème de la crème, and any of these could have wound up with a prize with just one more judge falling in love with them. Superb work!
Ruins, Joe Wetzel What’s Happened To Those Dead Bodies You Left In The Dungeon Yesterday?, Roger S. G. Sorolla Character Generation, Alex Schroeder and Adrian Shieh Magical Research Results, Gavin Norman Dwarves, Kesher Exotic Traps, Mr. Reaper
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Three tables managed to pull away from the others in the scoring, so we didn’t award any First Honorable Mention prizes as per the contest ad. The tables that follow are the points winners, each in the top 10 of three of our judges. Let’s rehearse the glamorous
Grand Prize: 1 Roll on the Gold Table, 1 Roll on the Gems & Jewelry Table, 1 Roll on the Magic Items Table, a Trade Paperback Copy of Roll the Bones, and a set of Dwarven Metal Dice provided by DEI Games (deigames.com)
Second Prize: 1 Roll on the Gold Table, 1 Roll on the Gems & Jewelry Table, and 1 Roll on the Magic Items Table
Third Prize: 1 Roll on each of any Two Different Tables Below (your pick)
All product prizes below are provided by Fight On! and do not represent the endorsement of or cooperation with the authors, publishers, or manufacturers of said products, although we like them all and think they’re cool guys.
Gems & Jewelry Table (d100) – only one of each, rolled in order of prize received: 01-30 About 30 or so mostly unpainted old-time Grenadier minis, mostly from the Dungeon Explorers and Tomb of Spells Sets 31-40 Beautifully Painted Owlbear, Otyugh, and Ogre Mage Minis (sculptor unknown, but I think they’re old-tyme) 41-50 Provocatively Painted Marilith and Succubus (Marilith is Reaper, not sure about Succubus) 51-60 Battle Scene 1: 4 Beautifully Painted Crocodile Games Wargods of Hyperborea Wendigo (Yeti) Warriors versus 6 Well Painted Privateer Press Hordes Everblight Archers and Swordsmen 61-70 Battle Scene 2: 4 Excellently Painted Tom Meier Thunderbolt Mountain Elves on Foot versus 4 Excellently Painted Tom Meier Thunderbolt Mountain Orcs 71-75 Battle Scene 3: 3 Excellently Painted Tom Meier Thunderbolt Mountain Elves on Horseback versus 3 Excellently Painted Emperor’s Choice Miniatures Goblin Grey Knights Mounted on Air Sharks 76-85 Against the Giants 1: Exceptionally Painted Otherworld Miniatures Hill Giant and Stone Giant 86-95 Against the Giants 2: Well Painted Ral Partha Frost Giant and Cave Giant 96-99 Random Dwarven Forge Custom Dungeon Piece: 1 Wall of Fire Short Passage, 2 Moss & Fungus L-Shaped Passage with Mushroom, 3 4x6 Cerberus Fountain Floor Piece, 4 Room Corner with Banner and Crystal Ball. (May reroll if you don’t use DF.) 00 Beautifully Painted Complete Ral Partha Wasteland Raider Set
Magic Items Table (d100) – all are physical print copies: 01-03 $50 donation to Friends of Starship Warden in your name 04-06 Apocalypse World 07-09 Arduin: World of Khaas Worldbook (First Hardback Printing, OOP) 10-12 Backswords & Bucklers AND Ruins & Ronin 13-15 Book of Ebon Bindings 16-18 B/X Companion 19-21 Carcosa 22-24 Charnel Crypt of the Sightless Serpent 25-27 Dragons at Dawn 28-30 Drowning and Falling AND Elfs 31-33 Dungeon Alphabet 34-36 Empire of the Petal Throne (HOG Reproduction) 37-39 Encounter Critical 40-42 Exquisite Corpses 43-45 Fight On! Magazine, 1d6 Randomly Determined Print Issues 46-48 Grinding Gear AND Weird New World 49-51 How to Host a Dungeon 52-54 Inferno: 1980 55-57 Majestic Wilderlands 58-60 Miscellaneum of Cinder AND Ye Olde Book of Spells 61-63 Mutant Future 64-66 My Life with Master 67-69 Mythmere’s Adventure Design Deskbook I and II 70-72 Necropolis (Necromancer Edition), autographed by Gary Gygax, slightly used 73-75 Petty Gods (if it is out, otherwise Cursed Chateau) 76-78 Realm of Crawling Chaos 79-81 Realm of the Technomancer AND Skull Mountain 82-84 Sorcery & Super Science 85-87 Spellcraft & Swordplay 88-90 Stonehell Dungeon 91-00 Trade Paperback copy of Roll the Bones AND Roll Again, ignoring results of 91-00
We’d also like to take a moment before the final judging to thank Ian Burns, Tim Kask, Jeff Rients, S. John Ross, and Ignatius Ümlaut for the time and effort they spent judging the entries!
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The only table to earn two first place votes, this contestant also won an honorable mention. His honorable mention entry was accepted by Fight On! back around issue 8 and is still in the queue for publication, but it was this one that captured the minds of three of our judges and arrived on the top pedestal as our Grand Prize Winner. I’m hoping we can afford postage all the way to the Valley of Blue Snails, but regardless, please give a hearty cheer to
Thanks once again to our contestants and judges! We will now start determining prizes. My six-year-old daughter is here to roll a set of old TSR percentiles (from the Holmes boxed set days - these are the ANCIENT ones from the sets with the yellow caltrop d4s). Both are marked 1-10 twice; the die that will count as the tens die has one set of 1-10 painted orange, for convenience in 'to-hit' rolls. Let us see who has won what!
Wow, what a contest. Congratulations again to all the winners. Ignatius will be getting in contact with people over the next week to get prizes out - feel free to get in contact with him first, iggyumlaut at that google mail thingie, if you're impatient.
We've already sent out a couple of prize PDFs and talked to one of the top winners, but as you can see I'm home with my daughter today, and we've got a big weekend. Ig and I will be available all day Monday to send stuff out and hook people up with their prizes...if I can get time before then, I will, but otherwise we will be in contact Monday! Do drop Ig an email before then if you have a chance so it's easier to find you.
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Congratulations to the winners! It was a fun idea for a contest, and I am happy I participated, even if I didn't win anything. The names of the winning entries are so evocative, I'm really looking forward to seeing them published.
And way to roll the bones, Ms Six-Year-Old! I hope the cash winners send her a token of thanks.
Now, the contest was a terrible fun! We need more events like this one, I really enjoyed being in. I'm planning to use the nice mention and the effort as a kickstarter for the wondrous Rudingoz, the Jaded City, Cradle of the Balance and Secret of the Ancients. Thanks to all of you judges for the nice words on this setting scrap and for the time you dedicated to the event. Can't wait to read what gems everyone has designed. Fight on indeed!