Mister Phes

[CONTEST] The Infamous Steve

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I made what I want to, now I need to figure out shooting it. My question is this: what happens if I don’t know the part count? I build freehand and never keep track of part counts. Not sure if people still build this way (I know a lot don’t).

 

My build is kinda on the border, it’s medium sized. Worst case, I’ll count the parts manually. Can’t there be some kind of dimensional restriction? 

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20 minutes ago, Samarth said:

I made what I want to, now I need to figure out shooting it. My question is this: what happens if I don’t know the part count? I build freehand and never keep track of part counts. Not sure if people still build this way (I know a lot don’t).

 

My build is kinda on the border, it’s medium sized. Worst case, I’ll count the parts manually. Can’t there be some kind of dimensional restriction? 

You could count the parts when you take it apart after taking pictures. In case you take it apart that is.

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1 hour ago, Samarth said:

My build is kinda on the border, it’s medium sized. Worst case, I’ll count the parts manually.

It's not a strict part count; more of loose guide to decide whether they're aiming for a Large or Small entry.  So just an approximation will do.

But most importantly, does it look like a Large or Small entry?

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22 minutes ago, Mister Phes said:

It's not a strict part count; more of loose guide to decide whether they're aiming for a Large or Small entry.  So just an approximation will do.

But most importantly, does it look like a Large or Small entry?

So the Pirate Code is more of a guideline? (To paraphrase Pirates of the Caribbean) 

Honest to god, it’s medium sized. I’d put it at a 16x16 stud footprint and say 20 bricks high? About the size of one of the half size Modulars (pet shop, library)
 

I am pretty sure I’ve crossed the 200 mark though.

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48 minutes ago, Samarth said:

So the Pirate Code is more of a guideline?

That is correct.

49 minutes ago, Samarth said:

I am pretty sure I’ve crossed the 200 mark though.

Are we talking half a dozen bricks?  Or a couple of hundred?

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3 minutes ago, Mister Phes said:

That is correct.

Are we talking half a dozen bricks?  Or a couple of hundred?

Half a dozen, surely not. Probably just over the 200 mark. 

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Just now, Samarth said:

Half a dozen, surely not. Probably just over the 200 mark. 

Then you have nothing to worry about!

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I see the first to 25 challenges have begun! I wanted to clarify the rules about replies to a topic. The topic author's posts do not count, but all others posted after the start time do; so, multiple posts by the same person count separately as long as they are not consecutive, correct? That is to say, it doesn't have to be replies by 25 different people, but a total of 25 posts some of which may be by the same people posting multiple, non-consecutive posts. Is that right?

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7 minutes ago, BrynnOfCastlegate said:

The topic author's posts do not count, but all others posted after the start time

That is correct! :thumbup:

7 minutes ago, BrynnOfCastlegate said:

so, multiple posts by the same person count separately as long as they are not consecutive, correct?

That is also correct! :pir-thumb:

7 minutes ago, BrynnOfCastlegate said:

That is to say, it doesn't have to be replies by 25 different people, but a total of 25 posts some of which may be by the same people posting multiple, non-consecutive posts. Is that right?

That is absolutely right! :pir-huzzah2:

The reason is; we don't anyone influencing which Builder wins by making consecutive posts in their Entry topic.

Instead, there has to be interaction with other participants to reach the 25 posts.

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Can you clarify what "double posting" is when going for the 1st to 25 competition? Does it mean 2 consecutive posts don't count, or only 1 post per entry counts?

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2 hours ago, Math Wizard said:

Can you clarify what "double posting" is when going for the 1st to 25 competition? Does it mean 2 consecutive posts don't count, or only 1 post per entry counts?

It means 2 (or more) consecutive posts  in the same topic.

And "consecutive" is defined as: one post immediately following another post by the same author.

This is to prevent someone from posting 25 consecutive posts in the same Building Entry Topic.

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I was just about to enter this contest, I have a fun back story and everything for Steve. But then I saw it HAS to be a new build, so I would get disqualified... Boo. Oh well, here is my Steve story.

 

Pirate Steve is now known as Merchant Steve. He is the leader of the Merchant's Guild. He has set up his headquarters in Port Royal. From there he oversees all trade. All trade and commerce has to be approved by Steve, or it can be deemed illegal. You can find Steve at his usual post, where he either approves or denys the requests of his fellow merchants. 

 

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7 hours ago, Captain Pirate Man said:

. But then I saw it HAS to be a new build, so I would get disqualified... Boo

Is there a way you can modify this especially for the contest?  Maybe add a few more details to it.

For example: build a new ship around 200 pieces and submit the ship as the Entry, then the existing build can be used as the background.

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On 7/1/2024 at 2:31 AM, Captain Pirate Man said:

I was just about to enter this contest, I have a fun back story and everything for Steve. But then I saw it HAS to be a new build, so I would get disqualified... Boo. Oh well, here is my Steve story.

 

Pirate Steve is now known as Merchant Steve. He is the leader of the Merchant's Guild. He has set up his headquarters in Port Royal. From there he oversees all trade. All trade and commerce has to be approved by Steve, or it can be deemed illegal. You can find Steve at his usual post, where he either approves or denys the requests of his fellow merchants. 

 

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TBH this is the kind of entry I’ve personally been hoping to see but no one has delivered yet lol. 
 

Just a nice MOC depicting this mysterious trading faction, and perhaps a large shop from which he (they?) trade. Something akin to the blacksmith set or old fishing store but for a seafaring merchant. Actually the old fishing store would work great as a starting point for a MOC like the kind I’m talking about.

hmm, maybe I should do a second entry!

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33 minutes ago, Samarth said:

TBH this is the kind of entry I’ve personally been hoping to see but no one has delivered yet lol. 
 

Just a nice MOC depicting this mysterious trading faction, and perhaps a large shop from which he (they?) trade. Something akin to the blacksmith set or old fishing store but for a seafaring merchant. Actually the old fishing store would work great as a starting point for a MOC like the kind I’m talking about.

hmm, maybe I should do a second entry!

I don't usually do habitat or smaller style MOCS usually. I mean I COULD... I just don't really think about them tbh. For what I posted here, this is from my Port Royal MOC that I created for my Pirates display. I tend to spend an insane amount of time figuring out the lives of minifigs in my displays, especially for the more important minifigs, which of course Steve fits that bill. For Steve, I knew I wanted him to be the leader of the Merchant's faction (because who else would be better?) Things have to make sense in my mind, in order for them to be in the display. I try to make it like it's living breathing Pirate world. So all the people need to have a story, lol. Steve is just one of many I have stories about, lol. Good thing this contest isn't about Governor Broadside... That poor guy isn't governor anymore in my world, lol. 

The biggest problem with display building is you eventually run out of space. So sometimes I have more ideas than I have tangable space for everything within the display. When I build things, they stay together and are added to the display. So for Steve, building a proper structure wasn't tangable at that time. So I decided to go with a tent like stand instead. I literally copied the same stand from the Medieval Market Village set, but built it from pieces I had in my collection. From there, I just had to find a nice spot in Port Royal to place Steve's stand. Then just dress up the surroundings. 

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1 hour ago, Captain Pirate Man said:

The biggest problem with display building is you eventually run out of space.

Did you miss my earlier suggestion?

Which was: build a new ship around 200 pieces or less and submit the ship as the Entry, then your existing build/display can be used as the background.

It doesn't have to a big entry.  You could even build a 25 piece boat if you're really that limited on space.

I.e. then the new ship can sit within your existing display and barely consume additional space.

It could even be a modded Merchant Cutter.  I assume you have both the original 6276 Imperial Trading Post version and 10320 the Eldorado Fortress versions.

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2 hours ago, Mister Phes said:

Did you miss my earlier suggestion?

Which was: build a new ship around 200 pieces or less and submit the ship as the Entry, then your existing build/display can be used as the background.

It doesn't have to a big entry.  You could even build a 25 piece boat if you're really that limited on space.

I.e. then the new ship can sit within your existing display and barely consume additional space.

It could even be a modded Merchant Cutter.  I assume you have both the original 6276 Imperial Trading Post version and 10320 the Eldorado Fortress versions.

Aye, I did see that. I might do something, time will tell :pir-oh: Right now I've been giving the creative critic a try. Hopefully I am doing that properly... Im terrible with fine print details, lol. 

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8 hours ago, Captain Pirate Man said:

Right now I've been giving the creative critic a try. Hopefully I am doing that properly...

You're off to a good start!

But if you're looking for some tips to the edge on your competitors, a visual overview was posted on Instagram.

 

8 hours ago, Captain Pirate Man said:

 Im terrible with fine print details, lol. 

Nobody reads the fine print anyway!  When playing Dungeons and Dragons, does every player memorize the rule book before their first game?

 

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2 hours ago, Mister Phes said:

You're off to a good start!

But if you're looking for some tips to the edge on your competitors, a visual overview was posted on Instagram.

 

Nobody reads the fine print anyway!  When playing Dungeons and Dragons, does every player memorize the rule book before their first game?

 

Lol, no. If I don't know a rule in D&D, I will ask my players. If they don't know either, than I just make something up. 

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