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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bringing the OSR Superstar Competition to an Incomplete Completion

I've thought long and hard on how to bring the OSR Superstar Competition to a successful conclusion at this point, and I don't see a simple solution.

So, I'll have to be satisfied with a simple ending, and call it with the four top finalists in place. No final round, no grand winner.

Yeah, anti-climatic as all shit, but at this point, any conclusion to this would be anti-climatic.

The four top finalists will split the final cash prize, the 2 boxed sets will be randomly awarded to 2 of the final 15, and 4 the final 15 will have some mapping goodness coming from http://squarehex.myshopify.com/.

Is it the finish I had planned on? Nope. Neither was 2014 the year I had expected.

I'll be reaching out during the upcoming week to get the necessary info to award the prizes.

I appreciate the work everyone put into their entries. There was some amazing creativity that the judges and I read.

The next time someone makes a suggestion like this to me in the future I'll make sure to have my head examined before answering ;)


  1. Thanks for the update, Eric. I know when I was faced with the step of making a dungeon to order I found myself having no time as well. Life happens. Congrats to those that completed it.
    Weren't the entries to be released? Is help needed in compiling things?

  2. Yeah, Communicating about this is great. I'm tired of projects that die and creators that refuse to respond to comments about them.

    You were tagged in this, and posted a public response inside of a week. That's a good example for all of those creators that just ignore e-mails and don't communicate with their fans.

  3. Erik,

    I was wondering when you were going to post on this. Glad to see it come to a conclusion and congrats to the winners.

  4. Nice to hear it's wrapping up - thanks for organizing it.
    My final round entry can be found at:


    I'd really love to see the other entrants more than anything.

    1. Gus, here's mine. http://towerofthearchmage.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-archmages-octavo-2-keroths-bridge.html

    2. I didn't finish an adventure (real-life something or another got in the way) but I did finish laying out the map. Just posted it today.


  5. That was still going on?!? I assumed it ended about six months ago.

    Even though I never made it past the first round, I was grateful for the opportunity. It nudged me to think outside the box. Those magic items went into The Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence.

    Anyway, congratulations to the winners!