Winter Is Coming: Participant Sign-Up Page

If you would like to participate in the Winter Is Coming RPG Blog Festival, please leave a comment below. Please include the following information:

Name: (The name by which you'd like to be referred. Alias, nickname, or twitter handle welcomed.)
Twitter Handle: (Optional - You may put a URL here instead if you want - an about.me or personal profile page would work.)
Blog Name: (The name of your site you want people to see. If you don't have one, that's cool.)
URL: (Your blog or whatever site you want to be linked. Article URLs will come later.)
Area of Submission: (A one-word description of  what you're writing about, like "Race" or "Adventure". Multiple submissions are OK, just note each.)
System: (Something like "D&D 4E" if specific or "Any" if usable anywhere.)
Title: (The working title of your article(s). Try to be specific. Actual article titles will be used when submitted.)
Guest/Linked: (Use "Guest" if you want me to publish your article as a Guest Blogger. Use "Linked" if you'll publish on your site and I'll make a link to the article. I hope to have icons for each.)

Here's a clean list of what I'm looking for to copy and paste into the comments.

Name: 
Twitter Handle: 
Blog Name: 
URL:
Area of Submission:
System:
Title: 
Guest/Linked:

If I were submitting, my comment would look like this:

Name: T.W.Wombat
Twitter Handle: @twwombat
Blog Name: Wombat's Gaming Den of Iniquity
URL: http://gamerblog.twwombat.com
Area of Submission: Monster
System: D&D 4e
Title: Icicle? No, Ice Piercer!
Guest/Linked: Guest

I'm going to try and read everything submitted so I can include a little blurb on your entry. Entries will probably appear something like this:
(Anyone have a decent Guest Blogger Icon out there I can use? Google-fu only gets me so far...)
(No, I'm not writing up a winter-flavored Piercer. It's just an example.)

I'll compile participants in this spreadsheet so people can more easily check out other entries. I would encourage people submitting something with a similar title or submitting to the same area to touch base with each other to steer clear of duplication, especially in a focused area like "Terrain". Maybe a grand collaboration will come out of that initial contact - who knows?

Here's the current spreadsheet:

Before Signing Up, Be Thou Warned:
1) I reserve the right to play Editor on Guest Posts and to delete links to crap articles. I won't publish any changes without author approval.
2) Bring your best to this festival. You're showing off your work to the world. I'm sure "ICE DRAGGINZ IS AWESUM!" works for your friends, but consider that someone out there wants to use your work in their game. Let them. Please keep your writing focused, readable, clean and tight.

Once you sign up, grab a logo and put it on your site somewhere. Fly your festival colors, or black-and-whites as the case may be.

DEADLINE for participant sign-ups will be Noon Eastern Time on Thursday, 22 September 2011. Anyone signing up after that date may or may not be included on the main page for sanity reasons. It's gonna be a busy festival for this Wombat, so please be patient.

DEADLINE for articles depends on how much work I need to do. If you want to be a guest blogger and have me publish your article I'll want it sometime on Friday for the start of the festival, but I'll need it by Monday 26 September or I may not have time to read and format it. If you're publishing your article on your site I'll want the link as soon as you publish, and I'll need your link by Thursday 29 September at the latest. To submit, please follow the instructions and leave a comment on the Submission Page so I can keep my workflow organized.

If you're late with your article, don't sweat it. Life happens; I get that. I don't maintain a black list for bloggers who are late or anything like that. Get it to me when you can and I'll get it on the site when I can. Fair?

Thanks for your interest!

32 comments:

  1. Name: Adam Page
    Twitter Handle: BlindGeekUK
    Blog Name: n/a
    URL: n/a
    Area of Submission: Fluff (3 pieces), Race, Themes (2 pieces), Powers
    System: D&D 4e
    Title: The Nerathi Winter Lands, Aeskakiaur (Winter Elves), Storm Caller, Nights Watch, Cryomancy
    Guest/Linked: Guest

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  2. Name: Ben Gerber
    Twitter Handle: trollitc
    Blog Name: Troll in the Corner
    URL: http://trollitc.com
    Area of Submission: Encounter
    System: Pathfinder/d20/D&D
    Title: Frost Giant's Sorrow
    Guest/Linked: Link

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  3. Name: Chris Dundon
    Twitter Handle: DeusInnomen
    Blog Name: Realm Builders
    URL: http://www.realmbuilders.com
    Area of Submission: Terrain, Traps
    System: D&D 4e
    Title: Winter is a Cruel Mistress: Hazards of the Frozen North
    Guest/Linked: Guest

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  4. Name: Kevin Campbell
    Twitter Handle: ixisrex
    Blog Name: n/a
    URL: n/a
    Area of Submission: Class
    System: D&D 4E
    Title: Brotherhood of the Claus
    Guest/Linked: Guest

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  5. Name: Grim Tree Games
    Twitter Handle: grimtreegames
    Blog Name: Grim Tree Games
    URL: http://www.grimtreegames.com/grimblog
    Area of Submission: Side Track Adventure
    System: 4E mainly
    Title: Winters Wrath
    Guest/Linked: Guest

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  6. Name: Jerry LeNeave
    Twitter: @DreadGazeebo
    Blog: THE DREAD GAZEBO
    URL: http://dreadgazebo.net
    Submission: (3 items) Mage(Wizard) School, Monster, Encounter
    System: 4e D&D, System Neutral
    Title: TBD
    Guest/Linked: Link

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  7. Name: Matt Maranda
    Twitter Handle: @mmaranda
    Blog Name: Monsters, Mazes, and Magic
    URL: http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=7207035465051593619
    Area of Submission: Druid of Winter (Essentials)
    Area of Submission: Possibly a Theme Winter Born
    System: 4E D&D
    Title: TBD
    Guest/Linked:Guest or Linked whatever works for you

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  8. Name: Shifty Kobold
    Twitter Handle: @shiftykobold
    Blog Name: Shifty Kobold
    URL: http://shiftykobold.com/
    Area of Submission: Item
    System: D&D 4e
    Title: Frost-Staff and the Winter Nymph
    Guest/Linked: Linked

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  9. Name: Kevin Reid-Rice
    Twitter Handle: @Artillery_MKV
    Blog Name: N/A
    URL: N/A
    Area of Submission: Multiple: adventure settings (non-system specific) and Re-skinning Monsters for Winter (4E)
    System: Generally non-specific or 4E
    Title:
    Winter Keep of the Barrow King (non-system specific)
    The Carnival of Ice (non-system specific)
    Re-Skinning Monsters for Winter (4E)

    Guest/Linked: Guest

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  10. Name: IronWolf
    Twitter Handle: @ir0nwolf
    Blog Name: The Iron Tavern
    URL: http://irontavern.com
    Area of Submission: Item, Chase Encounter
    System: Pathfinder
    Title: The Linnorm Ice Throne, The Winter Chase (titles subject to change)
    Guest/Linked: Linked

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  11. Name: Jeff Dougan
    Twitter Handle: @jffdougan
    Blog Name: A Man's Brain-Attic
    url: http://jffdougan.blogspot.com
    Area of Submission: monster (and maybe accompanying artifact)
    System: 4E
    Title: Court of Stars: the Snow Queen
    Guest/linked: take your pick.

    Matt, I'll be interested in seeing your winter sentinel, since I've got one in the hopper with KQ for their website.

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  12. Name: Andy Aiken
    Twitter Handle: @andy_aiken
    Blog Name: Masterplan

    URL: http://www.habitualindolence.net/masterplanblog/
    Area of Submission: Delve
    System: D&D 4e
    Title: tbd
    Guest/Linked: linked

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  13. Name: Matthew Brenner
    Twitter Handle: @mjbrenner
    Blog Name: Blood, Sweat, and Dice
    URL: http://bloodsweatdice.com
    Area of Submission: Terrain powers for frozen environments
    System:D&D 4e
    Title: TBD
    Guest/Linked: either guest or linked - I am happy with either

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  14. OK, I'm caught up on the spreadsheet through Matt Brenner. That's 13 participants so far.

    I think we're going to have some very cool content, pun intended.

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  15. Name: Joe Stroup
    Twitter Handle: @AnExtendedRest
    Blog Name: Extended Rest
    URL: http://extendedrest.blogspot.com
    Area of Submission: Channel Divinity (Raven Queen)
    System:D&D 4e
    Title: Servants of the Queen of Winter
    Guest/Linked: linked

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  16. Name: Sean Holland
    Twitter Handle: seaofstarsrpg
    Blog Name: Sea of Stars RPG Design Journal
    URL: http://seaofstarsrpg.wordpress.com/
    Area of Submission: Feat, maybe others
    System: Pathfinder (maybe FATE as well)
    Title: Icerunning
    Guest/Linked: Linked

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  17. Name:
    Twitter Handle: bandofmisfits
    Blog Name:
    URL:Roving Band of Misfits
    Area of Submission: Terrain hazard (2), Terrain power, Alchemical item, possibly some Frost Cheese for players
    System: D&D 4e
    Title: Is it getting cold in here? (Working title)
    Guest/Linked: Linked

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  18. Name: David Flor
    Twitter Handle: @BrainClouds
    Blog Name: Walk in the Dark
    URL: http://rpg.brainclouds.net/
    Area of Submission: Adventure/Delve, possible map (time considering)
    System: D&D 4e
    Title: TBD
    Guest/Linked: Guest

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  19. Name: Danny Rupp
    Twitter Handle: @Bartoneus
    Blog Name: Critical Hits
    URL: http://www.Critical-Hits.com/
    Area of Submission: Worldbuilding (most likely)
    System: 4e D&D, System Neutral
    Title: TBD
    Guest/Linked: Linked

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  20. Name: Brent P. Newhall
    Twitter Handle: BrentNewhall
    Blog Name: The New Haul
    URL: http://rpg.brentnewhall.com
    Area of Submission: Adventure
    System: D&D 4E
    Title: Our Town Is Dying
    Guest/Linked: Guest

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  21. Name: Marc Allie
    Twitter Handle: learningdm
    Blog Name: The Learning DM
    URL: thelearningdm.com
    Area of Submission: Encounter
    System: 4E D&D
    Title: An Alternate Finale for "Cairn of the Winter King"
    Guest/Linked: Linked

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  22. Name: Jeremy Morgan
    Twitter Handle: @TriskalJM
    Blog Name: Stormin' Da Castle
    URL: http://stormindacastle.wordpress.com
    Area of Submission: Plane of Existence, Possible Others
    System: D&D 4E
    Title: TBD
    Guest/Linked: Linked

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  23. Name: Dennis N. Santana
    Twitter Handle: WyattSalazar
    Blog Name: The Spirits of Eden
    URL: http://spiritsofeden.com
    Area of Submission: Adventure (sort of)
    System: Systemless
    Title: Dark Winter
    Guest/Linked: Linked

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  24. Name: Chris Jackson
    Twitter Handle: @squeezebottle
    Blog Name: A Susurrus In Carcosa
    URL: http://asusurrusincarcosa.blogspot.com/
    Area of Submission: Monster
    System: Shadowrun 4e
    Title: Golo-Golo
    Guest/Linked: Linked

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  25. Name: Eddie Gioffre
    Twitter Handle: @DMfumbl
    Blog Name: Dragonlance D&D Game Blog
    URL: http://dlgame.blogspot.com/
    Area of Submission: Magic Items and Monster
    System: D&D 4e
    Title: In the Cold of Winter
    Guest/Linked: Guest

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  26. Name: Mark Perotti
    Twitter Handle: @BeefGriller
    Blog Name: Elf Steaks and Halfling Bacon
    URL: http://elfsteaks.com/
    Area of Submission: Magic Item
    System: D&D 3.x or 4E
    Title: Crown Of The Winter King
    Guest/Linked: Linked

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  27. Name: Danny Whyley
    Twitter Handle: @DnDDadDan
    Blog Name:dnddad.wordpress.com
    URL: http://dnddad.wordpress.com
    Area of Submission: Adventures
    System: D&D 4E
    Title: TBD
    Gues/Linked: Linked

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  28. Name: Sanae
    Twitter Handle: N/A
    Blog Name: N/A
    URL: N/A
    Area of Submission: Encounter(s)
    System: D&D 4E
    Title: Journey through the Frozen Wastes (Working Title)
    Guest/Linked: Guest

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  29. Name: silentjudas
    Twitter Handle: N/A
    Blog Name: Dungeons and Imaginings
    Url: dungeonsandimaginings.wordpress.com
    Area of Submission: Multiple
    System: Swords and Wizardy (0e)
    Title: Season One: Winter
    Guest/Linked: Linked

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  30. Due to time constraints, will be submitting only an adventure: "The Endless Winter", a full adventure for characters of 12th level.

    I simply haven't had the time to make maps at full resolution.

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  32. Sorry, I think I'm actually going to have to drop out. I suddenly got busy. (Thanks for doing this though - I'm excited to see everyone's contributions when I have a little more time!)

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