The Amazingly Amazing Low Life Miniatures Character Design Contest
Here it is, friends.
I told you something big was coming and this is it (one of many its, actually).
In support of our ongoing Low Life Miniatures kickstarter campaign and in gratitude for the continuing support of our loyal friends and cohorts, we offer this amazingly amazing contest. The prizes are a gaming geek's visit to Fantasy Island and absolutely no skills beyond a vivid imagination and a modicum of gumption are required to enter. Here's the gist:
You create a Low Life character. You don't even have to be familiar with the Low Life game, just the character types available (which I'm about to introduce you to; you can even make up your own if you want)! Write a description of the character (no game stats are required). Be as detailed as you want. Give it a backstory if that's what you're into or just a physical overview if that's you thang. You can include your own drawing if you want, but it's not required. Enter as many times as you want.
When you're ready, email it to Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll post it on this site and Mick Leach (Eastern Front Miniatures), Jason Wiebe (sculptor supreme), Heather Hopp (my nestmate), and I will vote on our favorite. The winner gets the jazz.
Here's what the winner gets:
1. I will draw a full color drawing of your character and send it to you ($500 value).
2. Your character will appear in an upcoming Low Life book and your name will appear in the credits of said book (priceless?).
3. We will produce a high quality miniature of your character. You will get five copies of said character and it will be offered as one of the unlockable achievement goals in the Low Life Miniatures kickstarter. If the goal isn't met, the miniature will be presented in an upcoming release ($500 value).
4. One of your five miniatures will be painted by a professional miniatures painter.
1. Do not talk about the Amazingly Amazing Low Life Miniatures Character Design Contest.
2. Do not talk about the Amazingly Amazing Low Life Miniatures Character Design Contest.
3. Ignore rules 1 and 2. Tell everyone! Spread the word far and wide. This contest is open to every single human on Oith. Mutha Oith Creations does not discriminate based on age, race, religion, gender, sexual identity, nationality, political incliniation, hairstyle, or species. We do discriminate against cheaters, plagiarists, liars, and haters.
4. All entries must be emailed to email@example.com by noon EST on Friday September 14. This is what's known as THE DEADLINE. No entries will be accepted after that date because we want to make sure I have time to draw your character and get it posted to the site before the kickstarter ends.
5. You may enter as many times as you want. What are you waiting for? Get started.
Here's a quick rundown of the basic character species available in Low Life. These are the nine introduced in the main Low Life core rulebook by Pinnacle Entertainment Group. More races are introduced in other products, but these are the basics.
These guys evolved from snack cakes. Their ancestors were imprisoned and devoured by the ancient Hoomanrace, so they sometimes carry a bit of a grudge.
The ancestors of these crunchy peeps were cockroaches.
Do I have to say it?
This is perhaps what the extince Hoomanrace devolved into. Maybe. They are all different, but generally share a vaguely upright body and droopy ears.
The result of contanimation gone awry. These animated mounds of filth are a thing.
Smelves are short guys with bulbous schnozzes. They came to Oith from Middle Oith during the Time of the Flush.
Horcs are big bruisers covered in phlegmy mucus. Unpleasant.
Oofos are the decendants of ancient aliens stranded on Oith Way Back in the Day.
Bizarre combinations of mismatched extinct beasts from Oith's antedeluvian past.
That's all for now. Go forth and create!
Low Life Miniatures Kickstarter Campaign
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Mar 23, 2012 - Apr 30, 2012
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#1: The people's ovation and fame forever.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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#2: A signed art print of a picture from the book. Also, I'll be your best friend.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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#3: You will be given a "Special Thanks" credit in the book. Also, the people's ovation and fame forever and a signed art print.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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#4: As previous reward AND you get a PDF copy of the book, hot off the presses, as they say.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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As previous reward, except you get a HARD COPY (over 200 pages, 100+ color illustrations) of the book.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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As previous reward, AND you get to name a character in the next book (tentatively The Whole Hole Volume 2: The Incredibly Huge Monster). You can name it anything you want. Anything at all. Except that.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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#7: You get a hard copy of the book AND the next book will feature a character of your design. You can create any character you want as long as it fits the theme and style of Low Life. I (author and illustrator Andy Hopp) will write about it, illustrate it, and give it a prominent home.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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#8: A copy of the book and an original, full-color, drawing of your Low Life character, created to your specifications by award-winning illustrator Andy Hopp. It's like reward #5, but you get to keep the artwork. The drawing will focus on your character and will include minimal background elements.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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#9: A full-color drawing of your entire Low Life heap. That's your character and all your friends' characters, decked out in whatever duds you tell me, doing whatever you decree, and generally looking awesome. There'll be a background, other cool elements, and all the jazz. Basically, whatever you want. The picture will be featured in an upcoming Low Life book. Also, you'll get a copy of the book.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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#10: All the perks of reward #9, PLUS you will receive a copy of every Low Life product I ever produce (including special editions, limited editions, PDF and hard copy). Additionally, I'll send you an original piece of Low Life artwork that will be published in this book. Not only that, but you will get in free for life to all future events run by Off the Cob Productions, including the infamous Con on the Cob (www.cononthecob.com).Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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In addition to all the stuff from Reward #10, you also get this amazing perk: I will create an ENTIRE RELIGION based upon the archeological evidence of your past existence, as uncovered and interpreted by the oldsters and weisenheimers of Mutha Oith. This means, as official Low Life canon in an official Low Life book (Holy Crap), an entire group of denizens will be devoted to worshiping you. Not your character. You. The actual you. Like, if your name is Bill Jones, there will be a religion in Low Life that espouses the holy virtues (or the unholy sins, whichever you prefer) of The Bill Jones. Or whatever. This all very exciting. I need to go sit down.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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As reward #10 but you get to brag to you friends about how awesome you are.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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I will personally travel to your home (at my expense) and do your dishes. Also, you'll get reward #9 and I will run a specially designed Low Life RPG session for you and your friends.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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As reward #11 but I will also build a shrine to you in my backyard and form a cult devoted to your worship.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012