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Destinies Scenario Writing Competition

Lucky Duck Games is Hosting a Destinies Scenario Writing Competition!

Lucky Duck Games is thrilled to announce that from now until 11:59pm EST on October 1st, any uploaded community crafted scenario will be eligible for entry for the Destinies Scenario Writing Competition (see full terms and conditions).

The creation of this new competition is part of Lucky Duck’s commitment to supporting current and upcoming community editors for their digital hybrid games. The Destinies Community Editor was just released, and allows Destinies players to craft their own epic Destinies adventures. To support and incentivize this community of creators, we are thrilled to be able to award cash prizes to the top three entries as judged by our Studio Team.

1st Place: $2,500

2nd Place: $1,500

3rd Place: $1,000

Additionally, 1st through 3rd place, along with any honorable mentions, will have their scenarios featured in the Destinies application for a week.

 

How to Get Started

We recommend you read through the terms and conditions in full below before you begin, but afterwards you can find the guidelines on everything you need to know to get started in the Editor and bring your scenario to life here

Additionally, throughout the contest window, our Online Community Coordinator, Carley, will be joining the online creative community in crafting a scenario. She will be streaming how to videos as she crafts a scenario live with the Lucky Duck Community throughout June, July, and August in order to help support creators and showcase just how easy it is to get started. 

 

These videos will cover all the basics of scenario design from crafting characters to implementing eleborate finales. She will first go over the essential parts of how to build each part of a scenario, before crafting her own live with audience participation. Each stream will be uploaded to use as a reference as other users navigate the editor (providing written and video guidelines). Join Carley on the Lucky Duck Twitch or Facebook channel. 

View all past streams here.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in the Destinies Scenario Writing Competition! These terms of use set out important information applicable to the Compeition so please read them carefully.­

This Scenario Writing Compeition (Contest) is operated and promoted by Lucky Duck Games. By entering our Contest, you agree to these terms of use.

In these terms of use when we refer to:

  •     Lucky Duck Games, we might use “us,” “we,” or “our.”
  •     The person entering the Contest, we might use “the entrant,” “the author,” “you,” “your,” or “user.”
  •     The Scenario Writing Competition, we might use “the Contest.”

1. The Contest

We are thrilled to announce a Destinies Scenario Writing Competition. 

Writers have until 11:59pm on October 1, 2022 to submit an original Destinies Scenario to our Community Dashboard. Submitted scenarios (Entries) should be written in English, Polish, or French. They must be complete competitive Destinies scenarios, crafted for 2-3 players (solo mode optional, but not required), and abiding by the Destinies rulebook.  

Scenarios may be submitted by anyone, but they will not be deemed eligible and judged unless submitted by persons 18 years of age or older and free of copyright infringement or offensive material as determined by the Lucky Duck Studio team. 

The winner will be announced by November 10, 2022 and will be featured in the Destinies application for one week and will be provided $2,500. In addition, second place will receive $1,500 and third place prize, as eligible, will receive $1,000. 2nd and 3rd place, along with any honorable mentions as deemed by the judges, will also be featured in the application for a week. 

2. The Prizes

The prizes are:

  1. for the Winner: $2,500 USD and a week of having their scenario featured within the Destinies application
  2. for second place: $1,500 USD and a week of having their scenario featured within the Destinies application
  3. for third place: $1,000 USD and a week of having their scenario featured within the Destinies application
  4. any honorable mentions: a week of having their scenario featured within the Destinies application

There are no alternative prizes and prizes are not transferable. We may alter arrangements or prizes at our sole discretion and we may cease the Contest at any time.

3. Entering the Contest

As of June 6th, any publically uploaded scenario that meets the contest's requirements will be eligible for entry. The deadline for submissions in response to those prompts is October 1, 2022 11:59pm EST (the Closing Date/Time). Only Entries that are submitted in the Creator Dashboard before the Closing Date/Time will be eligible for the Contest. All Entries submitted to the contest will remain publically available. We reserve the right to remove entries from the Destinies application at any time, without warning to the author.

The steps for submitting an Entry are:

  •      Craft a Destinies scenario within the Destinies Community Editor
  •      Upload your scenario within the Creator Dashboard, making it publically available for use.

All Entries must be the original work of the user submitting the story, must be written in English, Polish, or French and must not infringe the copyright or intellectual property rights of any other party. Lucky Duck Games accepts no responsibility if entrants fail to abide by these Terms of Use, and entrants agree to indemnify Reedsy against any claim by any third party arising from any breach of these terms of use.

While submissions can include mature themes, submissions must not contain defamatory, obscene, graphic, explicit, offensive, or any other such unsuitable material. Lucky Duck Games reserves the right to disqualify Entries containing such matter.

4. Use of Submissions

Each entrant retains the copyright to their entry but grants to Lucky Duck a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide, royalty-free license to store, publish, edit and otherwise use the entry on our website(s) and platform(s) to publish all or part of your entry and in all media now known or hereafter discovered at our discretion.

You agree that such use by Lucky Duck may include editing and publishing your entry.

By submitting an entry, you agree that Lucky Duck may at its sole discretion edit, adapt, abridge, or translate the entry for playable purposes and promotion.

You grant permission to Lucky Duck to use your name and entry for promotional purposes without additional compensation, and to publish all or part of your entry in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the Internet and World Wide Web, without notice, review or approval.

5.Eligibility

The Contest is open to all writers over the age of 18.

By entering the Contest, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prizes you may win. Lucky Duck may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the Contest.

Multiple Entries per person are permitted, however, the same author may only be awarded one winning entry. 

Entries not submitted in accordance with these terms and all other rules and directions given by Lucky Duck, or Entries that are incomplete or illegible (as determined in our sole discretion) will not be eligible.

6. Judging

The judging panel is comprised of Lucky Duck employees, primarily our Studio team, though it may also include other Lucky Duck partners or any other people as determined by Lucky Duck at our sole discretion.

The decision of the judging panel is final, and at their sole discretion. No correspondence or discussion will be entered into by us in relation to that decision.

Winners are notified by email sometime in early to mid-November.

We will make all reasonable efforts to contact the Winners. If a Winner cannot be reached within a period of one week following the first attempt, Lucky Duck reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the original Winning entry and to award the prize to another eligible entrant. Lucky Duck Games does not need to remove the original winning scenario from publication.

7. Privacy and Use of Information

We will use any personal information that you give us in accordance with the lawt, in the ways described in these Terms of Use, and for any marketing or other purposes you may indicate your consent to.

You agree that we may also share your details with our judging panel, with your consent. As described above, winning entries may have their name publicised for promotional purposes.

8. All the Rest

We are not liable for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by you taking part or not being able to take part in this Contest, or from being unable to claim your prize.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, we may alter, amend or stop running the Contest without prior notice. We reserve the right to change these terms at any time.

If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms of Use, please contact us at creators@luckyduckgames.com