This is the official Crush the Castle 2 Players Pack contest. You've come to the right place.
You're probably wondering how this contest works. Basically, we (the three judges) give you a theme at the beginning of each round, and you, the contestant, build a castle that follows the theme in some way. Then, so we can count your castle as an entry, take the link to that castle and post it in this thread. If it isn't posted in this thread by the deadline (and the deadline will always be a specific date and time), we will not be able to count it as an entry for that round.
This is a weekly contest, so each round will last 5 days, with 2 days being designated for judging. Every week, the theme will change and a new round will begin. Pretty easy to grasp.
Oh, and the winner of each round receives a merit, a spot in the CTC2PP Hall of Fame, and a rare quest that can only be earned through winning (or judging) a level building contest:
Yes, there are rules. What did you expect?
Basic rules for this contest, written originally by @PrivatePapi for his old CTC contest:
1. Do not spam under any circumstance.
2. Only enter 1 castle for each category.
3. Do not ask either of us which category will be next.
4. Do not copy somebody else's castle if you do not have permission from him/her.
5. When entering for the contest, always submit your castle according to the current category.
6. Have fun!
And this section, written by @FishPreferred:
a) All entries must be playable and have at least 1 person in them. It seems obvious, but who knows?
b) Entries that are so overladen with stuff that they cause considerable lag will not be eligible. Considerable lag is herein defined as "a big freakin' pile of lag that renders an entry virtually unplayable without severely overheating my 3 year old computer".
c) Entries should be stable enough to last a full minute without collapsing, and should require at least one shot in order to be won. This applies to every part of the contest that doesn't explicitly state otherwise in its instructions.
d) Any entry which the judges deem to be inappropriate (in a lewd, indecent, or libellious sense) will be disqualified, and most likely deleted by the admin.
And lastly, a few additional notes added by yours truly:
- The only castles you are allowed to post in this thread are contest entries. If you link to more than one castle, only the most recent one will be treated as an official entry, unless otherwise specified.
- All entries must be built specifically for the contest and for the current theme. You can't submit castles that you entered in previous rounds, or anything that was built before the beginning of the current round.
Looks like a lot of rules, but it's all intuitive. You'll have no trouble following these guidelines.
Some architects like to take things a step further and modify castle codes to do things that otherwise wouldn't be possible in the regular editor mode. This method will not give you a significant advantage over other contestants, but it may be of interest if you want to play around with the editor a bit. Code modification is not a requirement for this competition.
If you don't modify castle codes or have any plans to in the future, you can skip over this next part.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CODERS: If you decide to use code-modified elements in an entry, take caution, for, although code-editing can be useful for certain details, excessive use of code-modified elements in an entry could lead to a deduction of points from the entry.
That's the contest in a nutshell. Just remember to check back every week for the results of each round, as well as the theme for the next round. I will post the theme for the first round after this post ends, so as not to confuse first-time submitters in the future.
And if you have any ideas for future themes, contact @CourtJester or myself or post your theme idea in the thread.
That certainly was a lot of words. Over 700 of them. It may seem like a lot to take in, but this contest is all about having fun, despite all these large blocks of text.
So get hyped, get building, and have fun with it!
Did I mention there's a merit prize to the winner of each round?
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Boston State Castle
This one looks close. Based off the Massachusetts State House, parts of it are sort of a combination of the first two entries.
Yeah, I must admit that this theme is hard, with me being a first-timer. I promise not to steal anyone's ideas, though!
I promise not to steal anyone's ideas, though!
It's a little late for that. The round is over.
We haven't seen a 5-entry round in forever. We need to attract more regular builders to this contest before we hit the dreaded 4...
Theme: Cool & Blue
Deadline: Tuesday, July 1, 11:59 pm AG time.
Judges: @CourtJester, @FishPreferred, @Ernie15
Description: The only beams allowed in your castles this round are ice beams (no wood, stone, or iron allowed), and the only props allowed are stained glass windows and Armor Games flags. There is no projectile or shot limit.
Get hyped, get cool, and get building.
It's the year 3014, and everyone on every planet except Earth is living in a...
Deep Space Dome
It's impenetrable against almost every known space rock...
I know it's way past the deadline. You don't have to count it. I just had fun building it.
I know it's way past the deadline. You don't have to count it.
Deadlines are much more flexible when there are fewer than 5 entries. Yours only being the fourth, I have no problem including it among the rest.
And we hit the dreaded 4. Someone tell @jeff2241 to get back on his computer and start building again. I don't know what good it would do if he's not already on his computer, but you get the idea.
As for people who have submitted castles in previous rounds, they will also be reminded of the existence of this contest.
Theme: Triple Bomb Dare
Deadline: Tuesday, July 8, 11:59 pm AG time.
Judges: @CourtJester, @FishPreferred, @Ernie15
Description: The only projectiles allowed to be fired at your castle this round are triple bombs (three bombs in one). There are no shot or building material limits.
Get hyped, get building, and for those of you in the States, have a happy 4th of July weekend.
OMG! I know the perfect castle that even @Ernie15 couldn't master! Ha ha ha - I will see if I can replicate it just for fun! It was in one of the CTC games and you had to be absolutely perfect to knock it down! I see @correntin13 is back building - will get him into the loop!
First entry? Alrighty then, here we go.
Three Bomb Night
The kingdom got mad at the bombers for being so loud in the middle of the night, so they went and built a sound proof wall, but I don't suppose it'll do them any good!
This is the first time that I've built a castle, so it's simple. Honestly, I haven't even played that game, but I thought: why not?
Here it is: Explosive castle.
None of my "creative" ideas worked. These are the hardest bombs to work with!
Out of the 4 entries from last round, since mine was the only one that didn't place, I can officially say I've gotten first and last place in this contest. Haha
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