It is the time year again for Paizo’s RPG Superstar contest. The deadline for first round submissions has passed. I’ve participated in previous years, but the inspiration for creating a Pathfinder Wondrous Item was not flowing for me this year and I did not enter.
This year the format is a little different. Usually there is a panel of judges that review all of the items that were entered and choose the top 32. This year the Paizo community gets to vote on the items and the more popular items will go before the panel of judges to be whittled down to the top 32.
The voting screen pops up two of the submitted items in a head-to-head vote. You read both items,decide which you think is best and vote for it. Voting multiple times is encouraged and after you vote you are presented with another two items to vote on.
I’ve been over there a time or two to vote on a few items. It has been sort of fun to see what other folks have come up with! Some ideas are really cool and others are sort of out there. Seeing how much attention is paid to the mechanics and format of the entry is interesting as well.
If you find yourself with a bit of spare time over the holidays, swing on by the voting page for RPG Superstar 2013 and vote on a few items. Make sure to read the FAQ (don’t worry it is short) and see if you pick up any ideas for your own game!