With summer out of the way...onto winter! Let's try a Christmas-themed contest. Yes, the idea's been done to death, but let's shake things up a little. I plan to make this contest unique by, for one thing, giving it a story: "One Christmas Eve, a Delibird was spotted handing out presents to various houses and people along its way. As the bird romped away, people began opening these presents...and turning into Pokemon?! Professors are baffled by this strange new power found in Delibird, and while they would like to catch this specimen for further study, many of its victims find themselves without opposable thumbs - or able to talk, for that matter. There's no way to determine where this elusive, gift-slinging bird will be off to, next, but whosoever catches it will be in for a real treat...if they don't get turned into a Vulpix first!
Yes, this Pokemon contest involves presents. Surprise, surprise, right? Unfortunately, this is a Pokemon called Delibird that we're talking about, here. That means its presents are RAnd0m! Some hurt, some heal, and, in this case, some TF!
So, how do we simulate the randomness? With a random number generator,
of course! Pick a random number from 1 (min) to 718 (max), and that's what Pokemon you get! Use the National Dex numbers, please
. Each participant is allowed to click the random number generator 3 times, just to be fair.
Whatever number they like best out of those is the TF they have to do for the contest. Simple enough, right?
For those of you who don't get it or just like examples, I'm going to give the random number generator I linked three spins myself!
1. 265 - Wurmple
2. 643 - Reshiram
3. 231 - Phanpy
Woah...Reshiram happens to be one of my favorites! Looks like it'd be a white Christmas if I decided to do this.
A few things:
~We still need prizes, judges, etc. Obviously, the admins/co-founders would be in on this. Prizes are also a fine way to advertise!
~This obviously uses the honor system; we have no way to tell what numbers you got. That said, this is a contest for creative, open-minded people, and we hope not
to see a million Stantler/Sawsbuck TF's.
~Yes, you have to include the Delibird, or at least its mystery bag, somewhere in the pic/story.
~Hacked Pokemon such as Hoopla and the other two of the trio are not allowed. Although these three are pretty much confirmed to exist, we don't know very much about them aside from that, and GameFreak has not legitimately released them. That said, Arceus is still fair game if you land on 493...
~Put stuff in the contest folder. Simple as that.
~You are perfectly welcome to continue the story! If you like a pic or story someone else wrote and want to write the next chapter, feel free. Let's see if anyone can catch this crazy Santa penguin before it uses Present again!
To be fair, the entries are open from now until February 14th, 2014. February will also have a "Theme Month," which will not be a contest, but something else entirely.