Aloyzo's Arsenal #14: Trick or Treat #2!

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  1. Flaxative

    Flaxative Party Leader Staff Member

    What is Aloyzo's Arsenal? The wizard Aloyzo has finally decided to make himself useful, and is now enchanting custom items! The only problem is, he's pretty slow about it, filling only one order each month. He’s also a bit temperamental—every month, he may have some restriction on what kind of item he’s willing to make. Still: he might fill your order! Use the form below to request his services.

    (Disclaimer: Aloyzo is still quite maladroit. In addition to giving his customer the requested item, he probably also accidentally mass-produces it and scatters the copies throughout Cardhuntria.)

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    Aloyzo's Arsenal #14 - Trick or Treat
    this month's restriction: monster theme, up to 1 monster-only card per item​

    # Order Form

    Every month, you have a chance for Aloyzo to make an item of your choice. To place an order for this month, make a post in this thread. Limit one post per player per month. When you place your order, you must include the following information:

    1. In-game Username
    This is necessary for Aloyzo to deliver your item.

    2. Item Name
    Aloyzo does not guarantee that he will craft your item with the requested name.

    3. Item Slot (e.g. Robe)
    E.g. "Robe" — Aloyzo won't craft your item if you do not specify this.

    4. Cards
    Aloyzo recommends that you only request cards already on existing items of the requested slot, as these enchantments are more likely to work. Dabbling is risky.

    DO NOT submit any accompanying explanation of why your item should be selected. Submit only the above 4 pieces of information. If you need to say more about your item, do it in the submission discussion thread.
    • You do not need to preordain the level or rarity of the item you're ordering, but @Vakaz has set up a tool to make such an endeavor easier if you feel like trying.
    • That said, items of particularly high quality may be too complex for Aloyzo to craft.
    (If your submission would be level 21+, it is unlikely to be selected.)
    • Also, Aloyzo isn't interested in crafting existing items, so please make sure your idea doesn't already exist in-game by consulting the wiki.

    # Clarification of This Month's Restrictions
    What's up this month? The winning items of AA14 (yes, items) will be added to the game in October, alongside our usual Halloween celebration content. Aloyzo will craft the items of five(5!) lucky winners, and these items will all be added to the special Halloween store.

    Winning items will be those tightly themed around a monster already in the game (for example, Assassins, Death Elementals, or Werecakes). Each submitted item may have up to one (1!) currently monster-only card on it. For your best chance at winning, include a monster card that is similar to an existing player card in function and that isn't clearly too powerful. Each item must still be tied to an item slot, and fit the function of that item slot—so, if you make a Wyvern-themed item, say, and you want to include Wild Spark, it better be a staff because long-range high damage spells don't belong on any other slot.

    Items do not need to include a monster-only card to have a chance at winning: you may include one, or zero.

    Ask in the discussion thread if you need more clarification. :)

    If you like, you may include the name of the monster around which you themed your submission in your submission.

    To be clear, the contest this month is not to submit an item designed around a monster card. It is to submit an item designed around a MONSTER, which CAN have a monster card. Your submission is unlikely to be selected if it merely contains a monster card but doesn't clearly cleave to the theme of an in-game monster.

    In other words,

    DO: Design a wyvern-themed staff full of electricity that happens to have an on-theme Wild Spark.
    DON'T: Design a cool staff that has a Wild Spark surrounded with fire and acid cards.

    I hope that distinction is clear.

    # Clarification of Number of Winners
    Aloyzo will forge FIVE winning items.

    Additionally, Blue Manchu reserves the right to pick any number of bonus winners at our discretion. Do not take this to mean we are likely to do so. The fact that we retain this option does not mean we will exercise it often, and it especially doesn't mean we're interested in hearing from folks about how their submissions qualified as potential bonus winners. (In general, advocating for your own submissions outside the submission form itself is heavily frowned on anyway.)

    # Rewards
    What you get if Aloyzo accepts your order:
    • a copy of your item, delivered straight to your inventory!
    • your item will also be released into the game's loot tables for all Card Hunters to hunt!
    • your item will be permanently added to the Halloween Store stock!!
    • your name may appear in Card Hunter news!
    • you will also receive an epic chest, a gift from the smiling gods of Cardhuntria!

    Aloyzo's Arsenal updates monthly in tandem with Mauve Manticore, starting with MM#8 in August. The winning item from this round of submissions will likely be added to the game in October alongside MM#20.

    # Questions
    Can I submit more than one item?
    A: If you want to submit multiple ideas, you have to do it over multiple months. Only one submission per month!

    Q: I submitted an item last month. Can I submit it again?
    A: Yes, but be warned that it might not be worthy of Aloyzo's consideration if it hasn't already been selected. Also, different months may have different restrictions, so one month's submission may not qualify the next.

    Q: When do submissions close?
    A: End of month, give or take a few hours.

    Q: Is there anything that will instantly disqualify my item?
    A: Follow the month's design restrictions and you'll be fine... but if your item name includes references to intellectual property not owned by Blue Manchu, such as Mickey Mouse or Iron Man, Aloyzo guarantees he will change it should it be selected for crafting. Oh, and make sure your design is good—it fits the game, doesn't break anything, etc..

    Q: You've historically only picked items I don't like. Explain yourself!
    A: Okay. Read this post for an explanation of the point of this contest.

    Other questions? Ask in the discussion thread.

    Please only post in this thread to submit an order. Thanks!
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