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#1 Nov 18, 2014 9:09 PM

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Spyroforum Christmas Contests and Events! (please respond)

I'm aware that "it's not even Thanksgiving yet!", but bear with me. I realized today that it's only about a month until Christmas! Aside from slightly freaking out that I need to buy presents irl, I thought that we could incorporate some holiday cheer in our community as well, because cynder

So I'm going to need your help to decide what y'all want to do. I have a few ideas, but they need to be developed a bit. Let me know what you think, and if you have any better ideas, feel free to share.

First idea: Secret Santa
For those who don't know, Secret Santa is an event where everyone is randomly assigned someone to give a gift to, and you keep it a secret until the gift giving. This one might be weird since it would be difficult to send physical gifts to people, but I think virtual gifts would work just fine! The gifts wouldn't have to be anything huge, and wouldn't require you to spend any money (unless you wanted too!) Some gift ideas could be: game download codes, digital art, avatars/banners, a sparx themed Christmas fanfiction, or anything else, just be creative! Everyone who wanted to participate would be assigned a number, and numbers would be exchanged randomly.

Second idea: 12 Days of Christmas
Spyro has snow levels, right? And as it works out, Spyro 1-3 has 12 of them...

Ice Cavern
Wizard Peak
High Caves
Icy Flight

Colossus
Crystal Glacier
Icy Speedway
Winter Tundra Home

Icy Peak
Frozen Alters
Bentley’s Outpost
Super Bonus Round

I thought it might be cool to have a 'daily' 12-day contest dealing with some of these snowy levels (obviously you wouldn't have to make your entry the day of, but you would post them on the respective day, which is one of the reasons I want to start early). The thing is, I have no idea how to incorporate competitions into some of these levels. Obviously we could do time attack for the speedways and the snowboarding in the Super Bonus Round, but other than that I'm looking for ideas! Preferably challenges that wouldn't need to be recorded since not everyone has that ability.

So if you guys think you would participate in either of these, please vote for one or both in the poll, and we'll go from there! If you have any better ideas, choose 'Other' and let me know.

Edit: Poll doesn't offer voting for more than one choice. So just post in the thread to make yourself heard. smile

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#2 Nov 18, 2014 9:56 PM

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Re: Spyroforum Christmas Contests and Events! (please respond)

One of these days I need to improve that poll feature.

I'm definitely up for both of these! How about a scavenger hunt type thing for the levels that don't have timed minigames? You could come up with a hint or two, and participants would use the hints to figure out which part of the level you're talking about and take a picture of Spyro at that location. Obviously these would have to be PMed so no one could cheat off of other people's answers.


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#3 Nov 18, 2014 10:50 PM

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Re: Spyroforum Christmas Contests and Events! (please respond)

The problem with the second idea is that some of us are soo busy some days that we have no time...


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#4 Nov 18, 2014 11:01 PM

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Re: Spyroforum Christmas Contests and Events! (please respond)

I'm right there with you, man. Finals, research papers, and multiple term projects are all coming up for me before the holidays. No one is making you participate, but I suppose we do need a significant number of people for a contest like that to work. These are all theoretical at this point, so if you have another more time-friendly contest idea, I'm all for it. smile

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I'm definitely up for both of these! How about a scavenger hunt type thing for the levels that don't have timed minigames? You could come up with a hint or two, and participants would use the hints to figure out which part of the level you're talking about and take a picture of Spyro at that location. Obviously these would have to be PMed so no one could cheat off of other people's answers.

Scavenger hunt is a good idea, but I would definitely need some help coming up with locations and hints. And we would need to know if anyone is actually interested of course before wasting out time on that. tongue

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#5 Nov 18, 2014 11:11 PM

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Yeah, completely understandable about the time thing. For the contest, people could just do the challenges they have time for, and the winner at the end would be the person who won the most challenges. You definitely wouldn't have to do all of them, I don't think.

I'll help with the hints. Should be fun if we get enough people. big_smile


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#6 Nov 19, 2014 3:26 AM

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You had me at

Paranoia wrote:

a sparx themed Christmas fanfiction

Really though, it all sounds like a fun idea to me!

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#7 Nov 19, 2014 3:44 AM

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I will most definitely participate in the 12 days of Christmas thing if it happens. And I love Stormy's suggestion about scavenger hunts. But yes, I'll be on Christmas break, so I will participate.


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#8 Nov 19, 2014 5:19 AM

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It sounds good! Since most of my Spyro games are not here anymore, I could not join, but I don't wanna ruin to the others.


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#9 Nov 19, 2014 5:49 AM

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the secret santa thing could be cool.

i don't have any download codes to give, but i could do an avatar/sig or something!


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#10 Nov 19, 2014 6:22 AM

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Re: Spyroforum Christmas Contests and Events! (please respond)

Paranoia wrote:

Obviously we could do time attack for the speedways and the snowboarding in the Super Bonus Round, but other than that I'm looking for ideas! Preferably challenges that wouldn't need to be recorded since not everyone has that ability.

You could have a sort of speedrun challenge where you see how fast you can finish the level from entering it. I suppose you'd have to record it, and add a timer, though.


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#11 Nov 19, 2014 5:40 PM

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Re: Spyroforum Christmas Contests and Events! (please respond)

I could do all of the ideas so far big_smile


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You had me at

Paranoia wrote:

a sparx themed Christmas fanfiction

Really though, it all sounds like a fun idea to me!

Maybe we could make a competition on best sparx themed Christmas fanfiction tongue

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#12 Nov 19, 2014 7:30 PM

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Re: Spyroforum Christmas Contests and Events! (please respond)

Gekoncze wrote:
KingLambda wrote:

You had me at

Paranoia wrote:

a sparx themed Christmas fanfiction

Really though, it all sounds like a fun idea to me!

Maybe we could make a competition on best sparx themed Christmas fanfiction tongue

That sounds glorious...I'll be the judge. sparx

Flapjacks wrote:

You could have a sort of speedrun challenge where you see how fast you can finish the level from entering it. I suppose you'd have to record it, and add a timer, though.

I thought of the level speedruns too, but we have such a small base of contest-goers in the first place, having to record your entry lowers that even more.

So the scavenger hunt idea looks promising then. Once we get a few more people on board and it's closer to the holidays, I (or Stormy) can make some individual threads for that and secret santa to lay down the rules, and we can go from there. smile I'll start brainstorming some ideas and thinking of rewards for the winners in the mean time.

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#13 Nov 24, 2014 4:51 AM

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Re: Spyroforum Christmas Contests and Events! (please respond)

I'm all in for both ideas, sounds fun...

Would a fan art competition be something to consider? I'm no good at art, but I'm always amazed by what the fanbase can do with really great looking art...

Possibly Christmas themed art...

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#14 Nov 25, 2014 1:50 AM

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Could be a good idea if anyone was interested.

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#15 Nov 25, 2014 10:00 AM

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I might try to draw something, even without a contest, if I remember :3

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