WHAT IS THIS? This is where you submit custom scenarios for the Mauve Manticore. The Manticore is a fictional Card Hunter magazine, read by fictional Card Hunters like Gary, Melvin, and quite possibly their Mom. A regular feature of the Manticore is a collection of reader contributed scenarios, which you can play as a special adventure in the game. If you post custom scenarios in this thread, we'll consider them for inclusion into future editions. WHY WOULD I CONTRIBUTE? Fame! Fun! Pizza! Thousands of people attempt the Manticore adventures, making them far more popular than regular custom scenarios. What's more, a published standalone scenario earns you 500 pizza! If we publish several scenarios from one contributor in a single edition, for instance if someone submits a multi-scenario adventure, then the first scenario earns that contributor 500 pizza, and each successive scenario earns 250. A published four part adventure, for example, would earn 500 + 250 + 250 + 250 = 1,250 pizza. WHAT CAN I SUBMIT? Your own work! Please don't submit scenarios which use substantial portions of other people's work without their permission. All submitted scenarios must be single player and use fixed characters, rather than the player party. This means that the MP Party checkbox should be unchecked for both players, and Is AI should be selected for the Opponent player. We might consider avenues for contributing PvP or PvE Party scenarios in future, but that's not what we're looking for with the Manticore. The Manticore will publish both stand alone scenarios and longer form adventures. We expect to publish more collections of stand alone scenarios than multi scenario adventures however, so if you can express your idea as effectively or better in a single scenario then you're more likely to get it published that way. HOW DO I SUBMIT? Just post your scenarios in this thread! Here are the details we require: Title A Screenshot Name of the game account to send pizza to Text to display before and after each scenario The scenario (.scn) files. Note that we don't need the (.brd) files. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A SCENARIO/ADVENTURE? We look for fun, originality, and polish. Scenarios don't need to be perfectly constructed, however it helps to make sure that your submission is of publishable quality. For example, you should add board edges, ensure that blocked terrain is marked by a thick black edge, and check that there are no accidental open walls or other errors in your board terrain. To make sure your scenarios really shine, I recommend posting them in their own threads first and getting feedback from other players. You can encourage other players to give you feedback on your creations by ensuring your scenario seems interesting, and by giving other scenario builders feedback on their work. You might also find interested players in the game lobby, in which case you can even spectate and see exactly how your scenario plays. WHAT MIGHT PREVENT A SCENARIO FROM BEING PUBLISHED? Aside from the obvious (hate speech, excessive profanity etc), there are a couple of things that might prevent us from selecting your scenario. The first is use of external intellectual property. We don't want to get sued, so if you build a map called "The Face of Mickey Mouse", where the board is in the shape of Mickey Mouse's face, then we aren't going to publish it. In a more realistic example, stories about characters from other works of fiction that aren't clearly in the public domain pose a bit of a problem. In some cases we might just edit the text to remove the character. The second is the use of unreleased content. Occasionally you'll see new content (like tilesets and decals) become available for use in custom scenarios before we release any new adventures or multiplayer boards that use them. Scenarios that make heavy use of these will likely not be considered for the Manticore until that content is used in our own work. We will of course go back and reconsider those scenarios for future editions however. WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW? We might make minor changes to your submissions before publishing them. In most cases these would only be cosmetic. We don't have a fixed schedule for the Manticore, however we're hoping to release at least one new edition a month. Discussion of the Mauve Manticore and how it works is very much welcomed and occurs over here. When we publish your work we will credit you by your forum name, unless you request otherwise. Also we will try to notify you by forum message before the build goes live. Are you keen? Great! Show us what you can do!