Steem Monsters Official 1500 SBD Writing Contest Announcement!

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Steem Monsters Official 1500 SBD Writing Contest Announcement!


Steem Monsters is looking for Writers to help create the backstory for the Steem Monsters world with a 1500 SBD Writing Contest!

This is pretty exciting. To our knowlege, this is the largest reward for a writing contest on Steem so far!

Steem Monsters is a collectible trading card game built on the Steem Blockchain. Players have summoners and monsters (and will eventually have items too) they can use to fight one another in the grand tournament and in the campaign setting. We need help building the campaign setting. Who are the monsters? Who are the summoners? What is the Splinterlands? Who said the Prophecy? We need you to help us flesh all of this out.

To be clear one of the most important aspects of this game is the fantasy lore of the game....and we want to make sure it's awesome while also involving the Steemit community in its creation!


The Process


The setting of the Steem Monsters world is called The Splinterlands.

The overall story arc is that the world was once whole, then became splintered, and the prophecy states that it will become whole again.

There are 6 Splinter groups based on their Elemental Color:
Red, Blue, Green, White, Black, and Gold (recently changed to purple).

Each Elemental Color of the game (Splinter group) will have its own writing team.
We have already begun the process of creating teams in the Steem Monsters Discord so if you are interested in taking part of this contest then head over and pick which color you want to write for, then join or create a team. Announce your Splinter selection in the Discord group and Aggroed or a mod will assign you the "writer" role and the Splinter color role of your choice.

Repeating: At this stage all you technically have to do to start is join the Discord, and request the writer and Splinter color role. Then find a group to join/create to work with.

Each writing team should have 4-5 people (you can have more or less but it isn't recommended. Too few is a lot of work. Too many and it's a lot of voices to coordinate). If more than 1 team is writing for a Splinter they are competing to have their template accepted.

The gold team is currently locked and pledged to secrecy on some plot elements. We'll show off their template in a week from now ahead of the other colors to provide further inspiration and a little more to work off of from other Splinters.

This week we will be finalizing the teams and making sure each team understands the Campaign Setting Process as well as the Steem Monsters Splinter Template.


There will be 2 Parts to this contest.

  • Part 1 will be the backstory for each Splinter
  • Part 2 will be the merging of these stories to create interaction between the splinter groups as well as overall cohesiveness

The scheduled layout of the contest is as follows:

  • The Official Contest for each Splinter group will begin on Monday, June 25th
  • The Finalists selection begins on Monday, July 2nd
  • Part 2 of the contest begins near Monday, July 9nd - the merging of the finalist's stories
  • The backstory will be completed on Monday, July 16th


Judging



The teams will be judged by @aggroed, @yabapmatt, and @isaria (we may invite others as well)

Judging is based on completeness of the template and cohesion of the Splinter around central values and a culture that seems well thought out.


The Prize!


The Prize for Part 1 of this contest is 1500 SBD!
There are 6 Splinter groups (Red, Blue, Green, White, Black, and Gold)
The winning writing teams from each group will be awarded 250 SBD.

We will announce the Prize for Part 2 of this contest when it begings on Monday July 9th. We're still determining the scope of work necessary to start merging independant groups into a collective timeline.


Thank You for your continued support!

@steemmonsters


Steem Monsters Contact Info

Official Account: @steemmonsters
Website: https://steemmonsters.com
Discord: https://discord.gg/CAFJRjY

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Thanks for good information

Awesome!

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Yes it is. I am agree

I never heard of a contest in Steemit that as high as this contest. The prize of 1500 SBD is amazing and enticing to participate. The future for the Steem Monster Trading Card is bright. I am making a video of promoting the Steem Monster Card and will make @aggroed see it first. Good job!

This is really cool! everybody was fueled to be more excited on this contest while waiting for the upcoming tournament.

I'm going to start writing tonight!

This has been a great thought exercise ... Already 10pages into BLACK and it's gonna be awesome, with an incredible twist for their story... if I do say so myself. I may end up helping some other teams but super excited about this one.

Interesting thought. But can we wright without joining discord group?

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If you would like to write without a group, there are also weekly fantasy back stories on each of the characters. Go back and check the feed for @steemmonsters and you can see which one they are on for the week!

If you would like to write a template for the backstory of an actual color (splinter group), I supposed you could always start your own group and not allow anyone in. But it is not recommended. Just let @aggroed know!

The lore begins with Fruit Daddy; the Earth God who bears the fruit that sustain all the monsters on Earth.

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When monsters were interviewed for their particular position in the game they were asked, "Who's your daddy?" They each looked at the interviewer and begrudgingly replied, "FruitDaddy".

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Nice idea !

I am excited to start helping in creating lore!

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is very nice ..

Quite interesting, while taking a look at the given names of the cards, I guess that it will be quite a difficult task to put a good lore together that will fit with every single one of them. However, having fractured worlds as "Splinters" in one world can be a promising story to tell.

Good luck!

nice to see like this contest and good luck for the winner ;)

Black-Team-A is going to surprise you

We promise :D

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This is really gonna be one for the books, joining at the moment!

I have no doubt you will get a lot of very talented writers with the large prize on offer. Best of luck everyone.

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I dare say so with a whopping sbd value like that!! Another Aussie I see mate what part you from? Good luck everyone

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Hey mate, Hervey Bay in Queensland. What about yourself?

Cant we write without joining discord.. it will be helpful if it is simple especially for new ppl. may be a group in steemit for the colors and teams. ppl can join the team write the story for their team.

Wow! Such a generous prize!

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Wow, this exciting contest this month. If not follow the loss of opportunity

fun!! getting my team
together!! howd you make $550 in 3 hrs ?? 🤣🤣

@steemmonsters, good job for all the steemit new and fresh users. Dear sir, i am also a fresh user in steemit how can i make the group and engaged in the contest?

Just bought two packs and got a legendary and a gold card.

I've done the stats analysis. This is clearly correlated with an England victory!

Great idea! Magic the Gathering had a great storyline for some of its older card sets. Not so sure about now. Its been about 10 years since I played. Good luck to those giving it a try!

Good initiative

A good idea.

Amazing contest with big prize 1500SBD..Greate

Great! I'm going to participate for the first time :)

Nice idea but not for me i came from germany.

That is great news and thanks for sharing

I Only saw Your this Post it is very good thinking and i expect much more from you in future

Great writing contest oi join and this and suggest you join must

Yes this is a cool way by which we can earn more and more and more

Sir, According to me writing is Arts where you, express your view to us. and i am glad to say, you are trying to express myself to other, really i appreciate, and i joined to increase my skill,,,,,thanks a lot

This is realy good for all participents ,they groving abality yourself by Steem Monster Contenst.
I hope All We are enjoying

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Fine. I will b sure join this tournament.I'm​m excited to waiting for coming dates to b join.

great, it's really cool. waiting for your next post.

Well, eager to start, greetings Steem Monsters
@steemmonsters

is so good news

It's seem interesting to me ,I like the way you post such amazing thing I'm impressed with your way you work , it's helping the new steemians to grow

Amazing!

It's awesome. The reward is perfect for all. I am not a good writer so that I don't join.

I am excited to start helping in creating write more!

It's awesome. The reward is perfect for all. they groving abality yourself by Steem Monster Contenst.I am excited to waiting for coming dates to b join.

Nice contest,gonna participate !

wowwww i will also participating in this

TEAM GREEN!!!!

Congratulations @steemmonsters!
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very good incentive & interesting topic for promoting writers here and to show his skill of writing

hi there!!!
great idea to get involved more people into this awesome game, thanks @steemmonsters.

good luck!!!
have a nice day!!!

How to participate? Please tell me anyone. Thank you.

I am very interested in writing and the prize amount of 1500SDB is very exciting.

I did not know anything about Steem Monsters, good and very clear information, thank you.

Thanks to everyone who contributed a confession to the You Are a Writer Contest!!

Great contest, make this game great

i am not a good writer though but i would love to try

Interesante concurso, cuales son la características que deben tener los equipos, puedes explicar lo de las astillas,

Go Red Team! The fire of the Burning Lands will prevail!

Congrats, you made the #steemitminute for today!

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hello.you can give me a chance.I can write whatever you want.

Excellent help to build new creations

Congrats, this post is featured on today’s Joy Steemit news (in Chinese).

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Its a great opportunity for us to earn SBD...as we all knows earning in STEEMIT is not a cup of tea its very tough but here we have a chance to fulfill our dreams of earning SBD. Best of lucks folks.

Yay! what a great opportunity to earn 1500 SBD!

Not sure how a team of unrelated creative writers is supposed to work together to make a finished project on time. Who gets to decide which writers' ideas get used for a color? Will they decide kindly in a democratic way, or will the strongest personalities overrun the decisions to kill off the idea they can't take credit for? I just don't understand how this could magically organize itself on a discord server without a team lead ultimately making all the creative decision and writing the final outline themselves. Maybe that is what you had in mind. I don't know.

guys of @tagalogtrail. Let's form a team and join this contest.
This is what we have been doing in the pasts @tagalogserye but this time it will be in English

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i wish to join
@emmatex25

Sounds very interesting, but my grammar ain't all that... Nothing wrong with my imagination though, so might have a pop at this.

Wow.. This is really interesting..

I think it's should be nice work. I'll start to write.

Amazing contest that I can join! ♥

Kinda false advertising title. If only I could win all that....250 is cool. :). See you on discord
Joy

Nice initiative. Games connect people.

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Muy impresionante este concurso, donde se necesitará mucho ingenio y creatividad ,estaré pendiente del resultado. Creo será muy bueno, les deseo muchos éxitos y bendiciones!!

Ive joined in, Wish me Luck & good luck to yall!!

Let the games begin😎

Awesome! Good luck to whoever joins!

Great idea to reward the best writers, they need similar support. Upvoted and resteemed to reach more users.

fine .I want am inside it

what we have to write ??

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We will be writing the back story lore to the Steem Monsters collectible online card game. If you would like to participate, then you can message me on discord. I can point you in the right direction. Teams are already formed, but there may still be room somewhere!

please who already created a group for me to join or who wants to join group with me? Please I would love to write on team black. Indicate your interest by commenting on this. And i will create the group on discord and we report back to steemmonster as instructed so that we start writing.

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Good night steemit friends wherever you are ... On this occasion I will try to discuss about the dangers of bitcoin. As cited by the international financial institutions of the international monetary fund (IMF) in recent days ...
where the IMF provides information that we should be careful with this currency because it has no legal certainty and is also vulnerable to fraud and keeps a negative risk to the financial system itself. how not, with its form of digital assets, cryptocurrency is easily misused for the crime of the financial system such as money laundering crime.

besides, the lack of a clear system, makes cryptocurrency vulnerable to malfunction that ultimately harms people who use this instrument.

In this case Andrian one of the employees explained:
"Crypto assets have potential for financial crime (fraud), security breaches and operational failures," he explained.

for that, Adrian said, governments and policymakers in various countries should begin to establish a clear policy related to cryptocurrency so that potential problems that will arise in the future can be prevented.

so for comrades who have already bought digital assets bitcoin or the like to be careful .... And who has not bought should undo your intention, before you regret in the future ...

BITCOIN MANY DECEPTING AND I AM ONE OF THE VICTIMS ...

Excellent contest.keep going !

I love your post friend I hope you have more to offer, because I always learn from your publications to continue growing on this platform ... From #venezuela I follow you and support you ... Congratulations friend @steemmonsters

I just found out about this project last night through @aggroed channel and my brain wheels have been turning non-stop ever since.

1st off, I would like to try my hand contributing as a writer. Expansive fiction like Wheel of Time, Malazan, Last Kingdom series, Fire & Ice are some of my favorite stories and I've absorbed hundreds of hours of study in mythology, shamanism type practices and the like over the past decade or so. I think I could provide some unique input to the project in this regard. Count on seeing me over in the discord rooms as soon as I can carve out some time and if any team is looking for more writers don't be shy about contacting me.

2nd, I've been mulling over what I think is a unique blockchain powered business model that might be interesting look into. I describe it as a decentralized digital arts studio and talk more in terms of animated videos than card games, but any form of collaborative artistic endeavor could possibly benefit from it.

If anyone is interested in looking into this a bit more these following links will take you to the previous pages I've created on this topic;
Decentralized Digital Arts Studio
An Open Sourced Business Model
Example Project

Can't wait to dig into this project some more, looks like I've got lots of reading to catch up on!

Interesting proposal, let's hope you define the rules well

woooow!!! this is a great idea kudos to the organizers!

For 1500 SBD I write the whole story alone. lol

Really nice

I have been hearing about @steemmonsters but I do not know yet, is steemmonsters a community?
thanks for the explanation

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It's a tradeable card game online through this blockchain. But it's in alpha and beta. It needs a backstory and some lore for the characters, which is where we come in! You can also collect the cards here: steemmonsters.com/#

It's only a few bucks to get started, and the booster packs are cheap too. You can trade with others as well. Let me know if you have any more questions. I'm over on Discord.

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contaxt is realy awesome to participate

Great incentive to motivate creative writers. Congratulations for creating that game