Custom Content Challenge 2020 - Theme Suggestions

Let’s post suggestions for themes here. I figured I’d start with the poll winners for November 2018 through March 2019 - all of which no content was made for.

The first poll will be posted December 1 for the January 1, 2021 CC Challenge.

For the Dogs (Pets) - November 2018
Dog collars, leashes, and armor, like the equipment for horses. Amateurs/non-modelers could try making a prefab pet store or animal shelter, perhaps adapting the horse and henchman scripts to make the pets purchasable.

This theme was suggested by Sir Adril.

This theme has been expanded to include any creature that could be used as a pet - cats, familiars, animal companions, etc.

Dark Arts - December 2018
I think it would be nice to do some things for demon/devil cults and necromancer lairs. Things like mulitated sacrifices, corses in the middle of the autopsy, gruesome decorations, incomplete undead chained to wall, ect…**

This theme was suggested by Shadowing2029.

??? - January 2019
I can find no poll listing for this month.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - February 2019
A call for mirrors and other interior decor items. Both the mystical magical type of mirror and the mundane…From funhouse mirror mazes to elegant elven couches… this is a very open theme. I would request though that we try to supply items that don’t already have alot of coverage already, such as barrels, for example. Instead, a ladies jewelry box or a table with a half completed sewing project.**

This theme was suggested by Jenna WSI.

Colonial Times - March 2019
Content that would help a builder bring NWN into the time period of the colonial era and Revolutionary War. Possible examples might be forts, cannons, muskets, clothing and uniforms, blockhouses, printing presses, and flags.

This theme was suggested by Wall3t

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Beyond the Magic Mirror
Content inspired by the classic AD&D Modules, “Dungeonland” and “The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror”. Basically, Alice in Wonderland but adapted to D&D.

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Some more suggestions:

Skyboxes
New skyboxes - pretty self explanatory.

Suggested by Lokey

Arthurian Legend
Content inspired by King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Suggested by Jstemarie (my son)

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Hi Pstemarie,

First I want to thank you for shepherding this forward… CCC has always kept me coming back to The Vault.

Suggestion 1: Statues! There is a pretty limited offering of statue placeables, busts, and so on.

Suggestion 2: Mythological Monsters! A Cerberus sure would be nice. Maybe even an updated Minotaur. I would also certainly not complain about a Kraken/Cetus so I can sacrifice Andromeda properly.

Note: All suggestions have a (not so hidden) agenda of historical fantasy : )

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As a Walled Garden is my House: walls (could be placeable, could be expanded tilesets) that would allow us to surround noble residences, palaces and suchlike with something that does not look like built by orcs or is about to crumble. Also placeable walls matching the existing tilesets - both interior walls, to subdivide, and exterior “enclosure” type walls* for more versatile, harmonius use and placing at odd places and various angles.

Tools of the Trade: holdable items indicative of civilian life - baskets of produce (I think I’ve seen that one somewhere, actually?), things like shovels or farming implements, crates, barrels or packages that can be carried by dockworkers etc., broomsticks (witch or street sweeper? you decide!)

[* I can’t remember the last time I had so much trouble expressing myself in English. My native language has different words for this and not having them here cramps my style, sorry.]

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Starting on December 1, the January 2021 poll will be open and you can vote for which suggestion you like then. After that we’ll be voting each month for the following month’s challenge.

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These are my suggestions, glad that CCC is back, was always fun to watch it grow.

Celestial Courts
Celestial beings of the higher planes. May prompt someone to make Biblical accurate Angel, since they are quite “popular” lately. Still, we have a lot of demonic creatures and assets on vault, so I think we could use some opposition. :wink:

Eberron
We had Darksun, Planescape, Ravenloft… let’s give our favourite magi-tech setting some love! We now have some dynamic Warforged to go with this theme, so I feel that having some placeable skycoaches or other objects related to this setting would be pretty cool.

Fly me to the Moon
Lunar themed objects, tilesets, creatures for modern, fantasy or sci-fi settings!

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I had suggested these in the old post and another in the old forum

Athas is a large world with maybe unique and great things. I would like to submit the suggestion for a Darksun second take: There are so many great things that could be made.

Definitely would love to get down with a dark sun round 2. Might even leak out some of our early stuff wink wink

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It’s maybe not very exciting but I’d like to see a better range of ordinary townsfolk - old grannies, young kids, all in more ordinary clothes - now I’m boring myself :slight_smile:

I’ll also second the Colonial stuff and the Arthurian legends.

Really like the Alice in Wonderland suggestion - that’s pretty open to interpretation !

Final thought. We have a Tropical tileset but not very much you can do with it at the moment. No facelift ( that I’m aware of). How about things tropical from any era - maybe Barbados in colonial times to combine two suggestions ? Do we even have decent pirates?

I should point out that I can barely build an argument so my interest is solely on the receiving end of any goodness. . .

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Look through the catalogue (look at the statistics page for the theme titles for starters. Note each title links directly to the project page for that month). It’s not that there is a lack of stuff (more is always welcome!) more a lack of knowledge.

TR

OK. I have, with a bit of searching, found exactly which ccc themes that won weren’t followed through -

Custom Content Challenge: November 2018: For the Dogs

Custom Content Challenge: December 2018: Dark Arts

Custom Content Challenge: February 2019: Mirror, mirror on the wall

Note that there was no CCC for January 2019 as it was rolled into February 2019’s. (See TAD’s thread)

Mirror, mirror on the wall was rescued and the other 2 are included (substitute the word Pets for Dogs - pets was actually mentioned in the original suggestion) in the current poll.

I am currently going through the list of suggestions that I have been able to create, in order to make sure that there are none there that do not include cc. As it stands there are currently 43 suggestions in addition to those in the current poll. Will post the list when I am satisfied.

TR

Here is the list of suggestions that I have managed to compile. It is in the form of (for my convenience in managing this) an xlsx spreadsheet enclosed in a 7zip archive. Annoyingly, while you can post an xlsx file in a pm on here the Discourse software will not allow you to do the same in an open thread. Hence the 7zip archive.

This is still a provisional list so please download, peruse and comment. The oldest suggestions are from 2014, so some of these may have been voted on before but I am reasonably certain that none these suggestions actually won in any month’s poll. If you know differently please let me know. Thanks.

BTW, does anyone know an easy (aka minimum work on my part) way of converting the information into a formatted plain text format suitable for posting on here?

Suggestions.7z (21.1 KB)

TR

Did you try exporting as a .txt or a .csv file? If you don’t have fancy formatting, it works pretty well.

Have yet to try a csv file but a text *.txt file just results in a bunched up mess and the formatted text option doesn’t fare much better.

TR

Try copying and then pasting into Word using the destination styles. Then you can save as Word, PDF or RTF file.

In order to get what I wanted I ended up repeating what I had previously done except for transferring to excel. I then re-edited and rearranged the text. After pasting in here I also tweaked the appearance. So without further ado here is the current list excluding those in the current poll.

Comments welcomed.

TR

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I’d like to suggest Western Theme for a challenge. I could really use the help.