I am pleased to announce that I am sponsoring a largesse tourney at Break the Back of Winter in the Canton of Greyfells I present to you the Dirty Dozen Donation Derby!
Here’s how it works:
Each entrant creates 12 items based on a theme. Each entrant picks their own theme. Any theme – as specific or as broad as they want – from ‘things a 14th century man might have in his pockets’ to ‘things I made on Mondays’.
Group entries are allowed.
Items may go to either Kingdom or Baronial (Skraeling Althing) largesse. The entrant decides to which each item will go - please note for each item whether it is intended for Kingdom or Baronial largesse.
All submitted items must be ‘ready to go’ as largesse. It is requested that each item be tagged with the entrants name and where they are from. Tags will be provided if you forget.
There is no documentation requirement, but please feel free to provide it if you like.
Judging will be done during the event by populace bean count. The 12 items will be judged as one submission.
And the prizes:
The winner of the derby selects one item from each of the other entries as their prize. So 12 entries means the winner gets 11 prizes, etc.
Each other entrant may then select one item from one other entry as an entrant gift. Group entries still only get one prize. The remaining items will then be donated to Baronial or Kingdom largesse (as marked). Items that do not specify will go to whichever group receives fewer marked largesse items.
I will get the display table ready to go as soon as I can in the morning. I will have extra largesse tags available for those that forget. Beans for populace voting will be available at gate (as soon as I get them there).
Entrants are invited to set up their items from the time the table is ready onwards.
The populace is asked to vote once things are all set up - let's say, after lunch. Come see all the pretty things and vote for your favourite!
The winner will be announced in court. Tallying of the beans will be done shortly before court so that we know who to announce as the winner.
In order to keep court short, prize selection will take place immediately after court closes.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can't take credit for coming up with this idea (I heard about it from friends in An Tir), but I thought it was too nifty not to do here. There is a general facebook page for the 4D, including photos of entries from previous competitions if you are looking for inspiration: https://www.facebook.com/
Yours in Service,