OPD questions

Here’s a dumb question: if you are going to submit a One Page Dungeon for the contest this year, do you keep it under wraps until the submission deadline (April 1) or do you post it publicly before hand?

I guess you could get helpful feedback if you post it ahead of time but doesn’t familiarity breed contempt? Won’t your idea look crummy if it’s up and being viewed for a few weeks before the judges look at it? Isn’t there a risk someone will take your idea or part of your idea and do a better job of it? Or is this over-thinking things?

The contest page kind of encourages blogging about your entry. Is it ok to do so before the contest is over? I did not pay attention to the time line last
year so I don’t recall if people were tipping their hands and or if that is bad form. Thanks.

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  1. The thing blogging allows us that was inconceivable before is a running look at someone’s design process. No, a running discussion of the design process.

    I think there’s something to be said about making a solid draft, where you’ve made a best attempt at achieving something you had in your head before sharing. But if the end goal is more elegant/awesome/polished things, having a discussion at some point seems to be the way to go.

    A contest probably has different purposes– to get people excited about participating. Maybe people not normally making stuff will jump in and make one cool entry. The contest could spread word of someone’s chops as a designer, get you more followers. A contest is probably most about gathering a bunch of stuff together from the community to show how fruitful/creative it is. A mass sharing.

    And . . . I don’t think I answered you questions. Off for more coffee.

    • No, that actually is a good set of points. What I have is pretty close to done apart from the map. Unfortunately I am kind of…verbose and even having hacked away a lot of chaff the map is like 3×3″ tops and the rest is three columns of text.
      I think I’m better off finishing what I can tonight or tomorrow and posting/submitting it. If I can put together a better looking map I can resubmit (the other cool thing, among the many cool things, about this contest is that you can revise and resubmit a better version after getting one in.
      I think my worry is that I think I have a pretty neat idea but am afraid the novelty will wear off quickly… of course if I am all that worried about ‘winning’ or ‘making a good impression’… I am probably doing it wrong 🙂
      Thanks for the feedback!


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