Custom Content Challenge - August 2021 Poll

Custom Content Challenge - August 2021 Poll

CCC - August 2021 Poll
  • Arthurian Legend
  • The Eternal Champion
  • Fly me to the Moon
  • Humble Building Bricks
  • India
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Skyboxes
  • Statues
  • Supermarionation is Go!
  • The Show Must Go On!

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

The Eternal Champion
Content based on the works of Michael Moorcock, including the Melnibonian Mythos Elric/Stormbringer Saga, Jerry Cornelius, Hawkmoon, Corum, and other incarnations. (These stories was one of the inspirations for the original D&D. They are where the concepts of Law and Chaos came from.)

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

Humble Building Bricks
Every module builder will someday have to build a wall in the middle of a room, block a tunnel with a rock pile, make a custom pier, make a frame to add a door to this irregular shape mountainside, invent a special ruin, build fortifications, assemble a credible giant water puddle… And sometimes you need to hide tileset unwanted parts with handy placeables too. Simple construction placeables parts: Rocks, wood beams, planks, bricks, wall fragments, stone floors, roof tiles, fountain modules, table parts, light effects, column chunks, column tops and bottoms, wheels, modular well/hole kit, etc.

India
India is one of the world’s largest and oldest civilizations, yet there is very little content in NWN that can reflect this. Content could include tilesets of Indian civilization (pagodas, temples, cities, etc.), clothing, heads, weapons, wild animals native to India, and monsters from Indian mythology and folklore.

Once Upon a Time
Content inspired by various Disney movies and other fairy tales. Frozen, Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent, Aladdin, etc. (This one is similar to April 2012’s “Folk Tales & Myths”. However, it specifically mentions certain stories that were adapted by Disney studios and seems to be geared toward “lighter” aesthetics than the older theme went for.)

Skyboxes
New skyboxes - pretty self explanatory.

Statues
There is a pretty limited offering of statue placeables, busts, and so on. Let’s make some more. Non modelers could script some devious traps that animate the statues or deliver harsh punishment to those unfortunate enough to disturb the statues.

Supermarionation is Go!
Autumn 2015 was the 50th anniversary of the 60’s hit TV show “Thunderbirds”. So I think it is time to have a CCC covering all (well maybe not Terrahawks :stuck_out_tongue: ) of Gerry Anderson’s puppet shows from “Four Feather Falls” up to and including “Joe 90”. There are the vehicles, the clothes, the characters, the locations (Tracy Island anyone), the sounds, etc. At a pinch, I suppose you could include his live action shows as well (but not the awful live action Thunderbirds movie).

The Show Must Go On!
Theatre, carnival, freakshows. I was thinking decor placables, masks, throwable rotten tomatoes, ridable people in a horse costume.

TR

Im going to back up Jimdad55 on the light-hearted fairy tale theme once more, against all odds. :slight_smile:

Would be nice to have new content inspiring kid-friendly modules, plus this seems like a theme more likely to produce new heads for races that are still a little underrepresented, like dwarves, gnomes, halflings, half-orcs, elves (in my custom PC heads override hak, I had no problem filling the 250+ slots for humans, but couldn’t find that many high quality alternatives for the other races in comparison).

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Who doesn’t remember all the famous half-orcs from the Disney movies? :wink:

Well, the Beast from Beauty and the Beast could be a half-orc head. Or the ogres from Adventures of the Gummi Bears. Maybe Ratigan from The Great Mouse Detective. I didn’t necessarily mean half-orc heads but heads fitting for half-orc models. Besides, the description also says “and other fairy tales”. Doesn’t have to be pure Disney all, does it? :wink:

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If the fairy tale thing wins I will convert more things like this…

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Fairy tales can give you the brightest and the darkest characters. It’s a totally blank canvas. IMO, they can also add another string to our bow here in terms of the kind of audience we can aim at. We do adult , thoughtful, historical-ish very well here. There’s a whole new world of kids we can draw in ( see what I did there?) :sunglasses:

Also, in terms of modules, not everyone ( me especially!) has the skill, time or inclination for building huge campaigns. Occasionally, get in build short story quick and get out again is good. If we had enough materials we could encourage more newcomers to cut their teeth on shorter, glitzy humorous kids’ stories . Not a lot of those on the Vault at the moment.

Anyway, I like most of the topics up for vote. As a non modeller I’m just happy to take anything you talented guys can come up with.

So in the situation The Arthurian Legend content challenge wins, what would be valid content for this contest. I am new to Aurora Toolset and module building.

@SirWillisofTexas you could first have a look at the rules of the ccc to get an idea of what is expected -

Custom Content Challenge 2020 - Rules, Guidelines, etc

You might also like to take a look through the CCC Catalogue that I maintain in order to see what has been produced for previous challenges. It contains links to the project pages of every Custom Content Challenge that has been completed.

As to the type of things that can be submitted here is a (slightly edited) reply I made over on the BeamDog forums to a very similar query -

This is what the Custom Content Challenge is about. It is for the creation of new builder resources. So new - creatures, tilesets, placeables, scripts, prefabs, sounds, music, etc. Or to put it another way anything (except copywrited material) that can be included in a module but not a whole module (except demo modules to illustrate what is being submitted). Obviously whatever is submitted must actually work in game too.

To add to that pre-fabs (unpopulated areas, inventory items, creatures, etc.) are also welcome.

Hope that helps

TR

It does help.