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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.

If you've never built a castle before, or you want to brush up on your building skills, check out this guide made by @Arm_Candy.

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:

http://quests.armorgames.com/website/5/media/icon/d06fa73d7b7eaa626941288fc59ce86a.png?v=1398292205
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RULES
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.
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Optional: CODE
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.

How to modify castle codes by @SSTG.

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.
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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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DracoMaleficus
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and also for each round, there are specific directions and instructions about the round. please make sure you read and follow those as well before building. like if it says it can only be destroyed using only the 3 iron balls, then all the other projectiles besides the 3 iron balls should be locked out

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@CourtJester - i think ive found another contestant thats pretty good: @XxKa****oxX - only thing is, idk the last time he was on

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hmm - thats weird... the "$h1t" in his name was censored out

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thats kinda stupid though - u cant even do japanese words like "Kash ito"

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XxKa$hitoxX used to put up some really good levels many moons back. Don't think he is too active on this game anymore.

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so does it still look like u might post the results today?

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ok... all of you need to keep checking in here every so often in the next 12 hours or so to see the results, because the 1st place winner is choosing the next theme - and please choose a theme at the very soonest

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@ObieOdie - please open your comments so we can contact you

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Is there a list of themes to.choose from or does the winner make one up?

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whoever the one is to make the new theme: before doing so, please go back and look at some of the previous rounds and see how they were done - and the others please do not start building until its approved and finalized by someone, for there might be some minor changes or adjustments that need to be made to the theme

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The votes have been calibrated, counted and manipulated! ha ha ha You should know that Ferret and SSTG as well as Unleashed (Knights) were some of the judges.

As a forethought, yes, do look at some of the previous contests because, basically, we will eventually make another CTC2PP game from all these castles that we build! Also @Lymnxy, my apologies sir. I missed the fact that your entry of the Beer Truck was a change! The scores have been adjusted accordingly.

@RandytheViking4 - the only one to actually follow the specific instructions was given a 3 point bonus for his efforts which leads to the final results:

In third place: Barrel Slide by Randytheviking4

In second place: King's Beer Truck by Lymnxy

In First Place, (tada, nekked wenches dance on the tables, wine spilled.....Drum Roll!) Jesters on Ice 2.0 by CicadaChess

So, this is the format. @CicadaChess will now pick the theme for Competition 28 and cannot compete as he is now a judge for that event. I have other judges available to assist. I will continue to judge and not enter the contest until we get more players. Then!!!! I will be undefeatable - ha ha ha LOL.

Please choose your theme and rules for the theme by Friday, September 19, 2014. As soon as I can find the Hall of Fame thread, I will place the winner amongst the others and as well, hopefully, @Ferret will continue with the Merit program!

Good Luck and keep gaming!

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@CourtJester - you might want to explain to @CicadaChess and the rest of us about judging levels - post on here so everyone can see

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@CourtJester - ok.. how is it i didnt follow the instructions? the royals did die first before the rest

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Judging was a simple X=entries, (in this case 5 entries and thus maximum 5 points for first). Thus they were picked in order of preference. 4 judges and a total of 15 votes each. 5+4+3+2+1=15. Ties were averaged. Of the 60 votes by all 4 judges, the Winner garnered 19 votes. I hope that explains it. More judges more votes. More entries, even more votes.

Entries that fail but are still scored, get deducted to 0 and those votes are not redistributed. I don't believe there were complete failures in this competition.

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@CourtJester - ok.. how is it i didnt follow the instructions? the royals did die first before the rest
More often than naught, on 3 different computers of mine and probably others, your entry failed to achieve the result on the shot count. For myself, it was 1 in 3 where it worked (nicely) but was not consistent. The others probably found that as well.
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