Custom Content Challenge - January 2022 Poll

January 2022 Poll
  • Alien Invasion
  • Expedition to the Barrier Peaks
  • Fly me to the Moon
  • Let’s Catch the Catbus
  • Make Them Feel Special
  • Not of This Time
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Oopsies
  • Skyboxes
  • Thieves World/Nehwon Mythos

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Alien Invasion
Alien technologies and adaptations to a (mostly) human world, like organic armours, alien cyborgs, quake 4 like cyborgs, mutants caused by alien virus, etc.

Expedition to the Barrier Peaks
This 1980 S3 module was written by Gary Gygax and featured strong science fiction elements. It introduced several new monsters, such as vegepygmies*, froghemoth, alien plants, androids, and various police and worker robots. Additional gear available to the players include blaster rifles, laser pistols, powered armour, anti-grav belts, and sleep gas grenades. Finally there is the ship itself, which included sci-fi furniture, control panels, and all sorts of weird machines and devices; there’s plenty of potential for a sci-fi tileset. The module itself was well illustrated, providing numerous examples.

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

Let’s Catch the Catbus
All things Studio Ghibli. This is not just from the films directed by Hayao Miyazaki, but from all of their films. OK the Catbus from “My Neighbour Totoro” might be a really big ask, but there is so much that is not so hard. In fact I think Totoro itself should be relatively easy. There is such breadth of material here that there are things that would fit into any world not just an orientally themed one.

Make Them Feel Special
New items, feats, and more for characters with different prestige classes. Maybe create new prestige classes.

Not of This Time
Creatures and objects from the distant past and distant future brought into the current time, where they really don’t belong. Could include things like distant dragon ancestors, ancient more feral and bestial version of orcs, ****** erectus or neanderthals, maybe some fae halfway transformed intro and elves or some giant squids and snakes, mindflayers as time travellers, time portals, etc.

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.)

Objects and creatures in the wrong place at the wrong time. Examples include: creatures that appear lodged in some crevice or pipe or even stuck in the classic NWN portcullis door, classic “smoking boots”, legs/arms pinned under boulders, corpses with wagon tracks across them, non-animated creatures in sitting/laying positions for dramatic “dying breath” conversations, spilled and broken items, peg-legged NPCs, and more.

New skyboxes - pretty self explanatory.

Thieves World/Nehwon Mythos
Content based on Tales of the Vulgar Unicorn Series (and could potentially include Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser Nehwon Mythos, as similar/related genre).

New on the poll this month are Alien Invasion and Expedition to the Barrier Peaks.


Dang - A tie again!!! So looks like both Once Upon a Time and Skyboxes have the same number of votes. Cest la vie.


So what happens now? Forced to declare an interest here ( I’ve voted for Once upon every time!). Since it has been on the list longer does it get the casting vote? :thinking: :grinning:

However, I’m also intellectually incapable of producing assets myself so i’m maybe not in the strongest position to make suggestions to the creators…

Oh, but you are capable. No modelling required for skyboxes (OK so there’s a gazillian of the things on here already…). There are a number of different kits on here just for that purpose, so investigate them and give it a go. :rainbow: :cloud_with_rain: :cloud_with_lightning_and_rain: :sun_behind_rain_cloud:


SPOILER (Attempts to make Faustian deal with the Devil ahead )

So, if we do “Once upon” this time, I guarantee to have a go at adding to the 1000s of already available skyboxes next? Or even as well as the “Once upon . . .” this time ?

Although to be fair I think Robert Johnston got a better deal.

Slinks off to look at skybox kits . . .

Ups. Already closed?? Too bad. I could use a creature model (or even a head) for a Prince Charming, so I would vote for the fairy tales … :slight_smile:

Yes!!! :pray:

Robert Johnson, no “t”. :guitar: But he died at 27 so not that great a deal… :slight_smile:

Sorry, just like him I’m guessing I didn’t check the small print … :grinning:


@Mmat and all: Reading of Prince Charming head, I thought, that this could be a quick project: Get a 3D model and port the head! This interested me so much, that I started searching… and I searched and I searched… I could not believe it, but there seem to be nearly no “ready 3D models” of him! When I gave up, I only found one free printing model. This is it in Blender:
Well, this is kind of close, but not like the “real” one. A long time ago some CCCer pointed out a site on some forum, but I forgot all about it. Now, I remembered, that this site might be useful in this case. I started to research and found it: AVATAR SDK. It kind of turns head-pictures into 3D-heads (and it’s free). Best for this is a frontal picture and guess what! I couldn’t find any picture, with PC looking straight at you! But I got hooked, cause I wanted to test, what the AVATAR SDK result would look like and, in the end, I took a nearly frontal version:

The result looks like this:
Well, the hair is not the best, but maybe in the combination with the hair of the printing model, it would be possible to get a working version…

I’m just writing this up to share, where a “quick head project” can end up! :smiley:
But of course: This would be for a “once upon a time” CCC… :wink:
And it’s not what I had in mind, when I voted for this theme! For “once upon a time” I have something different in the pipeline… It’ll be revealed, when the “once upon a time” theme is chosen/set. So if Mmat’s post would still count as a (late) vote…

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Yes, this guy looks nice. btw. I must apologize for shamelessly abusing CCC for the needs of my project :slight_smile:

… time keeps ticking! So what is the theme for January?