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Custom Content Challenge: August 2017: The Bureaucracy Strikes Back

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The Amethyst Dragon
Custom Content Challenge: August 2017: The Bureaucracy Strikes Back

The theme for this month's challenge: "The Bureaucracy Strikes Back":

Piles of forms placeables. Filing cabinets. Giant "SIGN HERE PLEASE" paper monster. Dreary-droopy humanoid creatures that slowly shuffle about when they walk. Coffee maker and mugs-with-funny-labels placeables. Formal suits and blazers. Striped pants. Pencil skirts. Courtroom clothes and placeables - fantasy/medieval and modern alike. A mad NPC that cowers in a corner and spouts one-liners about how "this is not the correct form!!" until it eventually commits suicide if you keep trying to talk to it. A secretary who'll take dictation and write what the player says to them into an item description. More books and folders placeables - there is no such thing as "enough books placeables", ever. A giant pencil monster. A giant eraser monster. In general, giant writing utensils. Perhaps letter-monsters - have the words "TAXES ARE DUE" or "YOU SHOULD BE WORKING RIGHT NOW" chase the player around and murder them.

This theme was suggested by TheBarbarian.

Guidelines:

  • It must be fully working in game.
  • Use of vanilla NWN or publicly available texture is fine.  Just remember that NWN textures must have dimensions in powers of 2 (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, etc.).
  • Teamwork is welcome.
  • Beginners most welcome. Don't be afraid, just try, you'll be surprised!
  • "Custom Content" includes many sorts of things: models, scripts, prefabs (areas, items, creatures, conversations, quests, etc.), sounds, portraits, or anything else new for the game.
  • All submissions must be finished, working, and emailed to NWNCCCMakers@gmail.com (or a non-Vault link provided) by September 4th, 2017. Sooner than that is perfectly fine too. ;-)

Some things you could include in the download/email that would make packaging everything up easier and faster:

  • 2da lines needed.
  • Screenshot from in game for use on the vault page (this also gives me hints on how to display the new goodie). Formats: .bmp, .jpg, .png, or .tga
  • Portraits (if needed) of your new goodie. Placeables and monsters should include a portrait.
  • Inventory icons (if needed) of your new goodie.
  • Any credits you would like listed.
  • If this is your first entry, please tell me what name you would like your work listed under and provide a link to your other NWN content if you want that displayed as well (the link bit is totally optional).

Remember, the Challenge is all about fun, sharing, creativity, and surprise!

This thread is for all sorts of discussion about this month's theme: ideas for things to make, questions/concerns, announcement of what you intend to make, screenshots of work in progress and/or finished projects.  

If you want to discuss the Monthly Custom Content Challenge idea as a whole or wish to submit ideas/themes for future monthly Challenges, please post in its thread here

When submitting a new theme, please provide a title and short summary of the theme.

If you have a technical question about some custom content creation, please create a separate thread so that the answers can be found later by anyone, not just people interested in this Challenge. 

We'll try to help!

Have no fear and join the fun!

And finally, you can: 

- The Amethyst Dragon
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The Amethyst Dragon

Got distracted working on the combined haks that I haven't posted yet and working on my armor for Gen Con.

This one will go until a few days into September. :)

 

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Tarot Redhand

Quick suggestion. How about peace bond icons and peace bonded weapons.

TR

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TheBarbarian

Torn between making clothing and making placeables. :-|

I'll go for giant writing utensil placeables first, because I really like the idea of "Meanwhile, at the desk of the author..." intro/interlude/outro cutscenes.

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CaveGnome

A few ideas... Giant rubber stamp to splat players flat. Paperclip monsters, bonus points for "everybody's hating" Windows like paperclip cheeky. Tax door signs, red tape, statistics wall posters.

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The Amethyst Dragon

Not directly related to the theme, but the CCC started with August 2010...we've had 7 years of new content from this!

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Tarot Redhand

OK, I've got one prefab that I know what it will contain. It will be an application form as follows -

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Application to Join The Thieves Guild
 
Note this application form is ensorcelled such that not carrying out the instructions given herein will render this application Null and Void.
 
Instructions
 
All fields must be filled in.
If you lie in any field you will render this application invalid if you do not do so convincingly.
Those applying for fast track entry to the guild must fill this form in while doing the following -
 
Alternatively hop 3 times on your left and then your right legs repetitively and
Juggle 3 balls using the hand that you are not writing with and
Alternate between ordinary and mirror writing in alternate fields.
 
You have 2 hours to enter all 120 fields starting now.
 
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TR
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Tarot Redhand

After further thought, I won't be contributing this month. I just can't come up with anything that fits into my limited skillset.

On the other hand I can come up with a couple of suggestions. The first is for a pen knife. Not the modern folding variety though. This is a small/tiny knife (in a sheath for the icon) that is used to prepare a quill (feather) for writing with. I would suggest damage to be d2 but the attack to be at -1 due to its small size.

The other suggestion would be a weapon that either looks like or is in fact made from feathers. I would guess that a feather sword would be best and that it should be at least +1 for both attack and damage because the pen is mightier than the sword...

TR

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rjshae

Perhaps Vogons, Gringotts goblins, or symbols of Amaunator?

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TheBarbarian

Arright, got next to nothing done but at least it's something.

Bunch of placeables with prefabs:

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