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  1. Episode XVII: Battle For Endor : Many Bothans died, and perhaps many of you will too. But this is it everyone. We must take out the Shield Generator if our ships are to have a chance to take out the Death Star II. If the Empire keeps us from knocking the generator out, it's likely most of our troops and ships will be destroyed. Rex: Come on men! Solo said we needed to meet up with him in the trees somewhere. We have to get out of these grass lands! Stormtrooper: Keep moving men! We have to reinforce the Shield Generator! Vader says the Rebels are going to try to blow it up. We must stop them for the Emperor! Game Play Both teams will work to achieve the most XP and end the game. The game ends when the first team reaches the shield generator. The game will be broken up into 1 week periods. During each week period, each team may submit a MOC depicting the terrain of their team's marker. They must also state a direction of travel and an intended destination, no more than 5 squares away (unless a bonus is in play). Each MOC will earn XP which will equal the number of squares a team is allowed to move. RULE UPDATE: Each XP earned will allow a team to move twice as far. This will look something like: The previous entry earned 4XP so the team gets to move up to 4 squares. Bob posts a build showing the grasslands his team is on. Bob chooses where to move with the 4 movement points. He picks to try to head to F2. Map is revealed based on Bob's movement. Bob's build is judged (3XP). The week ends and a new one begins. Jane posts a build, based on the terrain of the square where Bob ended his movement. She chooses where to move with the 3 movement points. And so on. Each team has a beginning square. For the first week, since there was no previous build, each team gets to move up to 3 spaces. Each team can see the squares directly connected to them (not diagonally connected to them) as well as all previously revealed squares. Teams can see the squares revealed by both teams. Movement direction must be specifically declared each turn. For example, move left 3 spaces to F1 and down 1 space to F2. You can also just say "I want to head towards F2, avoiding obstacles." At that point the Game Master will choose the route for you that best avoids obstacles and collects bonuses. Throughout the map are various obstacles and bonuses. Bodies of water and mountains cannot be crossed without a bonus enhancement. Rivers can be crossed at any time. If the declared movement of a team results in them being stopped by a barrier, their movement will be modified. When stating the desired movement (move left 3 spaces to F1 and down 1 space to F2) the player must also state a preference of "up" or "down" and of "left" or "right." This preference will dictate the modified movement. For example, if a player submits a MOC and states they want to "move down 3 spaces and right 1 space;" but they hit a mountain: Then if their chosen preference was "down" and "left" the movement would look like this: But if the chosen preference was "down" and "right" the movement would look like this: Bonuses are obtained if a team lands on or passes through the squares containing the bonus. Bonuses can be revealed but not obtained if a team reveals a square within 3 spaces of the square containing a bonus. Bonuses included, but are not limited to: extra XP earned for the team in increments of 5, 10, and 25XP extra movement allowed next turn the ability to cross bodies of water the ability to cross mountains negative movement restrictions applied to the opposite team For example, if a team moved down and left and there were 2 bonuses near by, this is what the map would look like: MOCs will need to display the terrain the team is currently on. If the team is on a square with grasslands, then some sort of plains should be displayed. If they are on a square with a body of water in or next to it, then a shore line should be part of the build. The list of different terrains you might encounter is: Forest, Plains, Mountains, Shore, Lake, or River. Each team starts on a Forest square. Each MOC will be scored as quickly as possible. All MOCs will be scored by the Monday afternoon after the game week ends. Each MOC will be scored on a scale of 5 points. If the MOC does not match the terrain the team is on, it will not score any points regardless of quality. The judges will be understanding on this point if your collection is limited, but please try to be creative. 1 XP earned allows a team to move 1 square into the unknown/fog or 2 squares into what has already been revealed. This allows teams to travel back to collect bonuses faster if needed. Each player can submit as many MOCs for this episode as they want. But any one player cannot submit more than 1 every 2 weeks. Each MOC must be at least 16x16. There is no maximum size requirement. A game week starts and ends on Sunday at noon, Central Standard Time. The team that reaches the Shield Generator first will receive a bonus of 25XP. At that point the game will end and all XP will be tallied to find the winning team. Some other points of interest: Teams will need to plan in advance for building on different types of terrain. You may want to have a few MOCs in reserve if you land on a different terrain type. The bonus XP that can be found across the map can make or break the game. Don't discount it! The map may have more surprises. Be ready for anything! You can depict your team fighting with locals or forces from the other team. Each team only has one "game piece" to move across the board, but that doesn't mean you can't show skirmishes with other Rebel or Imperial forces you happen to come across in your MOCs. Game masters can build and submit MOCs, but they cannot choose where to move the game piece. Another member of the team must do that. Rules All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Nar Eurbrikka subform, the title prefixed by "[Ep. XVII]", your team, the week you're building for, and your personal title. For example, "[Ep. XVII] [Empire] [Week 3] Dealing with Ewoks." The Episode will start on November 25 and end when a team reaches the Shield Generator. Entries will be judged on a 1-5 point scale, however the judges see fit. This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. Exceptions can be made if you want to enter your MOC for another, current contest. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. Post pictures no larger than 1024x768, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on as many shots as you like. At least one shot must be posted (under a spoiler tag, if desired) with no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited,. All rules in the Core Rules topic apply unless otherwise stated in this explanation or the rules above. Rule Updates/Clarifications: As stated in the rules teams can move 2 spaces through spaces that have already been revealed. However, this only includes spaces revealed on previous turns. It could be argued that the space in front of a team is revealed as they move forward so therefore every space is "revealed." This is not the case. When counting revealed squares for movement, you must round down. Therefore, if you move through 3 revealed spaces, it would count as 2 movements. 1 for 2 revealed squares and 1 for the remaining square. If you move through 3 unrevealed squares and 1 revealed square it would take 4 movements. Squares like the revealed D23 and S2 can be landed on without any bonus even though the square contains much water. As long as at least 1/4 of the square has land on it it can be treated as a land square. Prizes All players with the winning fleet will receive this tag to commemorate their victory. You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Player Index. Physical prizes are also available! The 75178 Jakku Quadjumper will go to the player with the highest amount of XP earned during this episode, and 75183 Darth Vader Transformation to the player who submitted the most builds during the episode, regardless of XP gained (should that player be identical with the first winner, the second prize will instead go to the player with the second-highest amount of builds). You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges for each MOC. The winning team may choose any one unclaimed planet to add to their faction's territory. The players on the winning team will be given bonuses at the beginning of SoNE 2.0
  2. "Quarrie! You ol' junk dealer, how's my new ship coming a long? You know an all out battle is no place for my Lady Luck." "Youur point is well taken Gold Leader. I'm suure a ship will arrive that matches your specifications; new allies aare arriving everyday with any kind of ship that can carry them. We maay not have the largest fleet and much of these beasts are cobbled together freighters with a suspicious number of armaments, buut the strength of the Rebel Fleet lies in it's heterogeneity and the ability of our Admirals to capitalize on those differences when the battle allows it." "Admiral, break off your current operations and send your Task Force to the Hudalla system and prepare for immanent fleet and ground operations." "Yes, my lord." Categories Category A: Starfighter or Freighter (anything under 100 studs) - The weapons race for a game changing starfighter culminates now above the forest moon of Endor. Build the perfect representation of a canonical starfighter or freighter, or create your own. Category B: Capital SHIPs (at least 100 studs) - Whether it's minifig-scale or a massive micro-scale ship, create a SHIP at least 100 studs long. Again, redefine the standard for a perfect canonical ship or create your own to join the fleet. Bonus: Build a scene for your starfighter or SHIP. This will help your score in Wave 1 and Wave 3. Additional story and exposition about the fighter or SHIP will help judges assess Wave 2. Most importantly, get your characters to Endor. Use this Episode as an opportunity to prepare your character for the ultimate battle on Endor. Whether they're piloting or just catching a ride we all know where everybody needs to end up. Make it happen. Rules All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Nar Eurbrikka subform, the title prefixed by "[SoNE Ep. XVI]" followed by "[Cat. A]" or "[Cat. B]" and your personal title. For example, "[SoNE Ep. XVI] [Cat. A] Grey Squadron Leader." You may build in one or both categories. If you use the same bonus scene for both categories, the extra points will be attributed to your Category A build. Canonical ships may be built, but you should improve on previous renditions. There have been a lot of X-Wings; if you're going to do one, do a damn good job. For any non-canonical ships, your score will weigh heavily on the appropriateness of your design and how it fits in with the rest of the fleet. The Episode will run from August 18 to September 30. As long as it is still September somewhere in the world, you can still post your build. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the Episode and will not receive XP. Entries will be judged on a 1-25 point scale, however the judges see fit. Points earned will be attributed to your character at the end of Wave 3. This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. Post pictures no larger than 1024x768, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on as many shots as you like. At least one shot must be posted (under a spoiler tag, if desired) with no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited,. All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC. All rules in the Core Rules topic apply unless otherwise stated in this explanation or the rules above. Scoring Scoring will be done in three waves of single loss elimination. Both factions will choose an Admiral to command their fleet (Admirals must be available to choose builds in a timely manner or they will be replaced based on the judges's discretion). Each wave will involve one on one and one on two match ups chosen by the Admirals. Posting of results will depend on the rate of play, so it could be after each SHIP to SHIP or fighter to fighter skirmish or after the entire round; we're not exactly sure how it'll all play out. Scoring (Wave 1) When the submission deadline has passed, the Admiral of the largest fleet will choose a fighter and a SHIP to launch the Wave 1 attack. The smaller fleet Admiral will choose a fighter and a SHIP to counter their respective attackers. Judges will score each individual build (secretly) and the higher scoring builds will advance to Wave 2. The lower scoring build will be eliminated from the remainder of the competition. The smaller fleet Admiral will choose the next fighter and SHIP to attack and the larger fleet Admiral will counter. Judges will score/advance/eliminate builds. This will continue with each Admiral alternating attacks and counter attacks until one side is out of builds. The winning and remaining/unchallenged builds will advance to Wave 2. Scoring (Wave 2) The Admiral with the largest remaining/advanced fleet will choose EITHER a fighter or a SHIP to attack. The Admiral of the smaller fleet will counter with 1-2 builds, likely a capital SHIP and fighter escort. The judges will advance the build they think would win in an actual fight. Therefore, an intricate, perfectly-built transport SHIP, may be destroyed by a smaller, lower scored TIE fighter. Descriptions and stories of the builds will help the judges make their decisions. For example, although Mortesv's Nebulon-B is an absolutely stunning build that should win any competition we put together, but without a fighter escort, it may be destroyed by a crappy little Cutlass-9. Admirals will have to carefully weigh whether their best fighters should be on attack or defense. The Admirals will take turns attacking and countering builds until one side is out of builds. The winning and remaining/unchallenged builds will advance to Round 3. Scoring (Wave 3) Both fleets have suffered heavy attrition and will now face each other in mass. The (secret) scores on each remaining build will be tallied and the highest scoring faction will win the Episode. This is when effective protection of intricate, perfectly-built transport ships will be proven important. In the event of a tie, the judges will judge the entire fleet as a whole without regard for individual points, giving special notice to backstories and collaborations. The best fleet wins. Prizes All players with the winning fleet will receive this tag to commemorate their victory. You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Player Index. You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges in each category. The winning fleet may choose any unclaimed planet to add to their faction's territory.
  3. LucasLaughing

    Episode XV: Operation Eclipse

    ...and I shall be most displeased if he escapes. Understood, my Lord. General Brickdoctor, I never thought I'd say this, but order your troops not to engage rebel forces, if at all possible. And if the rebels fire first? I won't order your troops not to defend themselves, but if Skywalker is killed ... we'll have to answer to Vader himself. Ma'am, we just got word that one of our Pathfinder units encountered Storm Commandos in the sewers. How many casualties? None - apparently the Commandos ignored them, killed a large group of Black Sun mercs, then moved on. If the Imps want to make our jobs easier by taking out Black Sun troops, I don't see any reason to stop them. I agree, but we must be cautious. There may be some larger plot at work here... Sir, we've lost contact with some of the guards on the lower levels. And ... Vader's flagship just entered the system. They dare to strike at me here? Kill them. All of them. For our 15th SoNE Episode, we've invited members of other Eurobricks RPG's, as well as any other Eurobricks members who are interested, to build on behalf of Black Sun. Regular SoNE players will build for their usual faction (Rebellion or Empire). This will be a showdown with the Rebellion and Empire on one side, and Black Sun on the other. Update: the Black Sun sign-up thread is here. Battling through Xizor's Palace The battle for Xizor's Palace will take place in three different locations; entries MUST feature details that represent one specific location, and each faction must post at least one build in each location. The Sewers Imperial and Rebel builders must show their sigfig sneaking through the sewers of Coruscant to infiltrate Xizor's palace Black Sun builders must show Black Sun gangsters protecting the entrance to the palace Xizor's Palace Rebel builders must show their sigfig fighting through the palace to rescue Leia Imperial builders must show their sigfig fighting through the palace to capture Xizor Black Sun builders must show Black Sun gangsters fighting off the intruders Xizor's Skyhook Builders must show a chaotic space battle as Imperial, Rebel, and Black Sun forces fight around the skyhook At the end of the episode, factions will gain 1 Location Point (LP) for each entry in a specific location, with the exception of the highest scored entry in each location, which will receive 4 LPs. The faction with the most LP's in a given location takes control of that location, and the faction that controls the most locations wins the episode. Example: At the end of the episode, 3 Rebel, 2 Imperial and 3 Black Sun builders have posted entries that take place in The Sewers. That would give us the following: Rebels: 3 LPs for The Sewers Empire: 2 LPs for The Sewers Black Sun: 3 LPs for The Sewers When the builds are judged, one of the Black Sun builds earns more XP than any of the other builds which take place in The Sewers. Therefore, the Black Sun entry is worth 4 LPs instead of 1. That gives Black Sun 6 LPs for The Sewers, versus the 5 combined Empire/Rebel LPs, so Black Sun takes control of The Sewers. If there is a tie, the second highest scoring entry in each location will earn an additional LP. XP points will be earned independently from the points you score for your faction (you can score 1 LP for your team and still earn 9 XP at the end of the episode). The Rules: Portray your character completing their mission in ONE of the three locations (Sewers, Palace or Skyhook). The mission goals listed above are just suggestions, but your mission should make sense for your character's faction and role. All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Nar Eurbrikka subforum, the title prefixed by, "[SoNE Ep. XV]" and the Location depicted (For example, "[SoNE Ep. XV] Sewers - Slumming It Home") The appropriateness, accuracy, and creativity involved in your interpretation of the identified location will weigh heavily in the points you are rewarded. All rules in the Core Rules topic apply unless otherwise stated in this explanation or the rules above. There are no restrictions on the size/form/content of the builds, as long as they follow the above described goals. The Episode will run from April 20th to June 3rd. As long as it is still June 3rd somewhere in the world, you can still enter. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive points or XP. Entries will be judged according to the Core Rules: Your build will be scored in two stages, to make it easier on the judges by lessening the number of builds that must be scored in greater detail: In the first stage, the judges will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution". In the second stage, the top five builds of each faction from the first stage will be scored based on basic predetermined criteria: up to 10 points for the concept and appropriateness to the objective, up to 25 points for your execution of the build, and up to 5 points for your presentation of the entry. If we don't have more than 10 players per team, only the top 3 entries will move on to the second round of judging. For builders who make it to the second stage, their second stage total is added to their first stage points, and that total is divided by two and a half. You can earn a maximum of 20 points in each episode. The amount of points you earn is also the amount of XP your character earns. This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. Post pictures no larger than 1024x768, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited,. All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC. The Prizes: All the players on the winning faction will receive this tag (actual tag subject to change) to commemorate their victory. You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Player Index. If Imperial and Rebel forces win, they will share control of Coruscant (for freebuilds), and each side may choose one unclaimed planet to seize from Black Sun. If Black Sun wins, each faction will lose control of two randomly selected planets. You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges.
  4. The goal for each side is to show a scene from their player's home planet. Or at least a planet their player has called home at one point in their lives (basically, if you can write a story for it, it will work). Your player does not have to be on the planet built, her/she can be having a flash-back. But if you chose to use a flash-back please include a shot of your main character in some way still. Each entry must include enough aspects to distinguish the location built as being from the unique planet chosen by the player. For example, a build set on Mon Calamari would need to include more than just water. The Rules: Both factions may depict every day life on any canonical or legends Star Wars planet. Ideas for what the planets look like can be found on the SoNE Map thread or on Wookiepedia. At the end of the episode each planet (not previously controlled by either faction) built on will fall under the control of the faction that built there. If both factions build on the same planet, whichever faction wins the episode will gain control of the planet. Planets already under the control of a faction can still be built on but will not change hands regardless of who builds on it. Some examples of new planets are Ring of Kafrene, Eadu, Wobani, Scarif, Jedha, etc. All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Nar Eurbrikka subforum, the title prefixed by, "[SoNE Ep. XIV]" and the Planet depicted (For example, "[SoNE Ep. XIV] Wobani - Slumming It Home") The appropriateness, accuracy, and creativity involved in your interpretation of the identified planet will weigh heavily in the points you are rewarded. All rules in the Core Rules topic apply unless otherwise stated in this explanation or the rules above. There are no restrictions on the size/form/content of the builds, as long as they follow the above described goals. The Episode will run from February 1st to March 15th. As long as it is still March 15th somewhere in the world, you can still enter. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive points or XP. Entries will be judged according to the Core Rules: Your build will be scored in two stages, to make it easier on the judges by lessening the number of builds that must be scored in greater detail: In the first stage, the judges will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution". In the second stage, the top five builds of each faction (so ten in total) from the first stage will be scored based on basic predetermined criteria: up to 10 points for the concept and appropriateness to the objective, up to 25 points for your execution of the build, and up to 5 points for your presentation of the entry. If we don't have more than 10 players per team, we will skip the second round of judging. That means both teams need at least 10 players for the second round to happen. For builders who make it to the second stage, their second stage total is added to their first stage points, and that total is divided by two and a half. You can earn a maximum of 20 points in each episode. The amount of points you earn is also the amount of XP your character earns. This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. Post pictures no larger than 1000x720, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited,. All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC. The Prizes: From the Core Rules: Your faction will receive points based on two factors: Points: The average number of points per builder. Builders: Two points for each builder. [*]These two totals are added to each other, and the faction with the higher total is the winner. All the players on the winning faction will receive this tag (actual tag subject to change) to commemorate their victory. You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Player Index. The winning team will get control of all planets they've built on. The loosing team will get control of all planets they built on that the winning team did not build on. The player who receives the most total individual points, regardless of team, is guaranteed a spot among the next set of the blog's Showcased MOCs. (This member must still be able to provide a picture big enough and of suitable quality to be used in the Showcased banner.) You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges.
  5. [ Lord Vader, we've been able to identify Black Sun assets in six systems that could spoil our plans against Xizor. Our teams are ready. Do we have your permission to strike? Leave none alive. Orders just came in, boys. Let's move out! Sir, our teams have actionable intel on Black Sun vigos in six systems. We are ready to move in on your command, sir. It's not an order I like to give, but the Alliance itself is at stake. Deploy your troops, Captain. The goal for each side is to show their agents acting covertly to capture or kill targets on each of the controlled planet. This could force the rebels to get their hands dirtier than they're used to, and force the Imperials to question the loyalty and motives of those around them... The Rules: Both factions must quietly nullify Black Sun operatives on each of the following planets: Empire: Tatooine Naboo Hapes Kuat Commenor Bespin Alliance: Hoth Sullust Fondor Ord Mantell Mon Calamari Bothawui Each faction must build separate entries on every planet [controlled by their faction] above (fly-bys do not count). Multiple planets can be depicted, but the target planet must be predominately featured and identified in the title, as specified below. All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Nar Eurbrikka subforum, the title prefixed by, "[SoNE Ep. XIII]" and the Planet depicted (For example, "[SoNE Ep. XIII] Bespin - Black Sun Shakedown") If your build takes place across multiple planets, only the planet identified in your title will be credited towards your faction. The appropriateness, accuracy, and creativity involved in your interpretation of the identified planet will weigh heavily in the points you are rewarded. All rules in the Core Rules topic apply unless otherwise stated in this explanation or the rules above. There are no restrictions on the size/form/content of the builds, as long as they follow the above described goals. The Episode will run from November 1st to December 1st. As long as it is still December 1st somewhere in the world, you can still enter. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive points or XP. Entries will be judged according to the Core Rules: Your build will be scored in two stages, to make it easier on the judges by lessening the number of builds that must be scored in greater detail: In the first stage, the judges will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution". In the second stage, the top five builds of each faction (so ten in total) from the first stage will be scored based on basic predetermined criteria: up to 10 points for the concept and appropriateness to the objective, up to 25 points for your execution of the build, and up to 5 points for your presentation of the entry. If we don't have more than 10 players per team, we will skip the second round of judging. That means both teams need at least 10 players for the second round to happen. For builders who make it to the second stage, their second stage total is added to their first stage points, and that total is divided by two and a half. You can earn a maximum of 20 points in each episode. The amount of points you earn is also the amount of XP your character earns. This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. Neither can they partake in discussions about what the clue parts of the other faction would be or about what the hidden model could look like! All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. Post pictures no larger than 1000x720, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited,. All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC. The Prizes: The winning faction will be determined by adding the following: the faction's highest score on each planet; the number of faction builders submitting a qualifying build; -10 times any faction planet not featured All the players on the winning faction will receive this tag (tag subject to change) to commemorate their victory. You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Player Index. The winning team will get to choose a planet to take control of. The winning team must pick a planet that is currently controlled by the opposite team. The player who receives the most total individual points, regardless of team, is guaranteed a spot among the next set of the blog's Showcased MOCs. (This member must still be able to provide a picture big enough and of suitable quality to be used in the Showcased banner.) You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges.
  6. Once again, tell me exactly what happened on the day of the battle After the final briefing I went straight towards my fighter where our Chief Technician was just doing the final checks of my R2. During the battle, everything went as usual until I came close to mister Skywalker and my droid suddenly began making strange noises, like Bluuuh Bluuuh instead of Beep Beep, and I lost control of my fighter and it began to do Blast Blast towards mister Skywalker, but he managed to Zjoooof and Blast Blast and Bang and... Get hold of yourself, trooper! Hm, sorry. So anyway, mister Skywalker managed to blast my droid. As the battle was coming to a close, we went straight back for the hangar to consult our Chief Technician as to what went wrong. But when she saw us coming, she pulled her blaster out and fired at mister Skywalker! It was like Blaaam - sorry. So, we managed to neutralise her just in time, and that's all I know. Thank you trooper, we know enough. Every one, question those who knew said technician, check everything. I don't care if you end up on the other end of the galaxy, as long as we can stop these attempts! - Ah, Princess, everything is in place to begin our investigation. Excellent, commander. Meanwhile, I've decided to pay a visit to Prince Xizor. His help was invaluable to obtain the supercomputer, so I have no doubt he will be able to help us in this matter. So everything we found up to this point has led us here. But there's nothing to be seen! O wait, here this looks out of place... No no, that's just another one of those moisture thingies. But here... look, footprints! If I recall my days in the Imperial scouts, these can only come from one species... All footprints really look the same to me. Are you really sure this here isn't... Finding clues: The objective of this episode is to find the one responsible for the attack on Luke. To find this person your character first has to gather clues as to who this person is, follow leads, make enquiries... But what do these clues look like? Well, every clue is in fact a certain brick the villain lost on his trip across the galaxy in order to set up layer after layer of deception. In fact, he lost so many bricks that if you manage to find all of the clue bricks and put them together in the right way, they form an unmistakable hint as to who the villain is! A part of these clue bricks has already been found by both factions. However, certain parts are only known to the Rebels, and the remaining clue bricks are only known to the Empire. Your second goal therefore, is to find out what other clues the opponent found... The ultimate goal is to approximate the secret model I made as good as possible. This means that you have to: find out what the model depicts (it's a logical choice if you know your EU a bit and have some common sense) find out what parts the model consists of (see next bullet) put the pieces together to make the model you think I made In the end, the team that approximated the model best will get 5 bonus points added to the faction total, which could turn everything around! The model consists of a total of 220 pieces, with 65 unique part/color combinations of which 62 pieces are unique (if the color wouldn't count). Each brick gets a separate ID so that we can discuss them without revealing what part it is. 42 of these pieces are public for everyone, their ID's start with the letter P 10 of these pieces are only known to the Rebellion, their ID's start with the letter R 10 of these pieces are only known to the Empire, their ID's start with the letter E I created the model in LDD, so it is perfectly buildable with the available parts there. However, not every connection is supported by LDD, so you might have to place some floating parts in the program if you build it there. In reality some studs are only half inserted. The model should be perfectly buildable in real life. Furthermore, I made sure to use mostly parts that are still in production and are therefore readily available. A list of all the parts can be found in a Google spreadsheet template available here. For every part, it contains the ID, the color, the amount of that part used in the secret model and possibly a comment. The public parts are fully identified, for the parts you have to figure out, you can fill in the cells. An LDD file containing all of the public parts can be found here. You can use this to create a template to make recreating the model easier. Instructions on how to do that can be found in the spoiler below. The list of the parts that are exclusive to each faction, can be found in the first post of their secure comm channels. So if you don't have access yet to those channels, be sure to let that know by posting a reply in this thread! In principle, each build should contain one of the secret parts as a seed element. You have to use at least two instances of the part in your build, at least one of which has to be clearly visible in the first picture of your entry! However, it is your goal to keep this part a secret from the opposing faction. Therefore, it is your job to incorporate the part as naturally as possible into your scene, use other weird parts to distract attention... Note that for this episode, builds will also be judged on the originality of the use of the clue part: 25% of the XP you get depends on this factor. For example, if your secret clue part would be minifig legs, and you'd simply use it as the legs of a minifig, the opposing faction will have a hard time guessing that that part was the clue part, but you won't get any points for creative use of the part! It is always possible to include multiple different clue parts in your entry, but know that only one will be count as having featured in your build. Which one, depends on the title of your entry (see the "The Rules" section). Multiple players can build with the same clue part. However, every secret clue part that doesn't get featured in a build, will be made public at the end of the episode, so it is advisable not to leave a part without a builder. Also, it is possible to post an entry without a clue part (if you don't own any of the listed parts and don't want to build digitally), but then you won't get points for the creative use of the part, and loose 25% of the XP the build could get. We don't expect everyone to have the necessary part in the correct color. Therefore, we permit photo editing to change the color of that part (and only that part!) to the required color. If your picture editing skills aren't sufficient, you can always ask someone else to do it for you. After the deadline for the builds, you get a week (7 days) to put together your best guess at the clue model. Before the end of that period, one person from each faction should send me clear pictures (and if possible, a digital file) of the model their faction thinks is the secret model so that we can judge its accuracy. So to recap, you have to build a scene of your character investigating who is behind the attack on Luke. Your build has to feature at least two instances of one of the secret clue parts of your faction (in the correct color or another one, which gets digitally corrected in the picture) incorporated in your scene in a creative way that doesn't seem obvious to the opponent. Your job as a team is to guess what secret clue parts the opposing faction used, and to put them together to recreate the model you think I made with those parts, which will lead you to the villain. The Prizes: Your faction will receive points based on three factors:These three factors are added to each other, and the faction with the higher total is the winner. Points: The average number of points per builder. Builders: One point for each builder Secret model: 5 points for the faction that approximated the secret model I made the closest, and none for the other faction. All the players on the winning faction will receive this tag to commemorate their victory. You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Player Index. The winning team will get to choose a planet to take control of. The winning team must pick a planet that is currently controlled by the oposite team. The player who receives the most total individual points, regardless of team, is guaranteed a spot among the next set of the blog's Showcased MOCs. (This member must still be able to provide a picture big enough and of suitable quality to be used in the Showcased banner.) You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges. The Rules: All rules in the Core Rules topic apply unless otherwise stated in this explanation or the rules above. The Empire's goal and the Alliance's goal is to depict their character searching for clues as to who is targeting Luke Skywalker. Ideally, each entry should contain a clue part incorporated into the build. The goal of each faction is to determine which secret clue parts the other faction is using and to build a model with all of the known pieces (and guesses for the secret pieces of the opposing factions) which indicates who the villain is. There are no restrictions on the size/form/content of the builds, as long as they follow the above described goals. There is no restriction on which planets you can build in this episode. The Episode will run from July 16th to September 4th. As long as it is still September 4th somewhere in the world, you can still enter. The deadline for the submission of the faction's guess at the clue model (one guess per team, to be sent by PM to me) is as soon as September 11th has passed in every part of the world. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive points or XP. Entries will be judged according to the Core Rules, but keep in mind that 25% of the XP depends on the creativity with which the clue part was employed: Your build will be scored in two stages, to make it easier on the judges by lessening the number of builds that must be scored in greater detail: In the first stage, the judges will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution". In the second stage, the top five builds of each faction (so ten in total) from the first stage will be scored based on basic predetermined criteria: up to 10 points for the concept and appropriateness to the objective, up to 25 points for your execution of the build, and up to 5 points for your presentation of the entry. For builders who make it to the second stage, their second stage total is added to their first stage points, and that total is divided by two and a half. You can earn a maximum of 20 points in each episode. The amount of points you earn is also the amount of XP your character earns. This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. Neither can they partake in discussions about what the clue parts of the other faction would be or about what the hidden model could look like! All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Watto's Junkyard subforum, the title prefixed by, "[soNE Ep. XII]" and the ID of the used clue part (For example, "[soNE Ep. XII] R03 - Game of Clues".) So you can have multiple different clue parts in your build, but only the one you feature in the title of your entry counts as having been incorporated in a build. Post pictures no larger than 1000x720, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited, except for the clue part, as stated earlier. All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC.
  7. Senator Lycani, my old friend, it's been a long time since we served on Coruscant together. Thank you for agreeing to see me even though I know it is at great risk to yourself to be seen with a known rebel. There are some things worth risking much for, your friendship is one of them. Now, what can I do for you? As you may have heard, we recently came to acquire a super computer. We smuggled it onto the surface in a transport load of fertilizer. We need the help of some of your best people to crack it, and afterwards you can use the fertilizer as you see fit for your estate. As you know, all of our technicians work in the rings around our planet. That is good news for you because it means there are very few Imperials troops stationed planet-side. They consider the shipyards around the planet of greater value than the farms on it. Your people and the computer should be safe here. However, it also means to find the kind of help you need you'll have to venture up into the rings. I can give you the names of some people I would recommend, but you'll have to get past the Imperials on your own. Thank you, your help means more than I can say. Have you seen any suspicious activity? No, and we've been searching all day! The Rebels Can't be here. Can't we be done yet? I don't like this place and I'm pretty sure that scaremynok is looking at me! Uh-oh, it looks like the Empire knows we're here! I heard you might be able to help me with a special job. Perhaps, but let's not talk about it hear. Too many ears Building objectives: A small note in advance: this episode has no special rules. Each player can only submit one entry. That entry should depict your character trying to achieve one of the following objectives. All entries will be regarded as usual, independent of which category they follow. So choosing which category to build in can be done freely, without any tactical considerations. Just choose what is most interesting to you. If you are a Rebel... Your build should represent your character being involved in ...: Cracking the Super-computer Recruiting technicians from the rings Hiding on the planet's surface If you are an Imperial... Your build should represent your character being involved in ...: Searching the planet's surface for Rebels Searching the rings for Rebels Interogating any captured Rebels These are not exhaustive lists so something different that still fulfills the spirit of the contest is allowed. The Prizes: From the Core Rules: Your faction will receive points based on two factors: Points: The average number of points per builder. Builders: Two points for each builder. [*]These two totals are added to each other, and the faction with the higher total is the winner. [*]All the players on the winning faction will receive this tag to commemorate their victory. You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Characters topic. [*]The player who receives the most total individual points, regardless of team, is guaranteed a spot among the next set of the blog's Showcased MOCs. (This member must still be able to provide a picture big enough and of suitable quality to be used in the Showcased banner.) [*]You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges. [*]Thanks to the generosity of RoyalBrickCustoms (link), we will be able to give away some unique SoNE-themed cloth minifig accessories. The player with the most XP earned in this episode on every faction will receive a pack. Furthermore, there will also be a separate sponsor's choice award for the person RoyalBrickCustoms thinks has incorporated the theme best. (Details subject to change) The Rules: All rules in the Core Rules topic apply unless otherwise stated in this explanation. The Empire's goal and the Alliance's goal is to depict their character fulfilling one of the objectives. There are no restrictions on the size/form/content of the builds, as long as they follow the above described goals and represent the designated location. The Episode will run from Feb 29th to April 30th. As long as it is still April 30th somewhere in the world, you can still enter. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive points or XP. Entries will be judged according to the Core Rules: Your build will be scored in two stages, to make it easier on the judges by lessening the number of builds that must be scored in greater detail: In the first stage, the judges will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution". In the second stage, the top five builds of each faction (so ten in total) from the first stage will be scored based on basic predetermined criteria: up to 10 points for the concept and appropriateness to the objective, up to 25 points for your execution of the build, and up to 5 points for your presentation of the entry. NEW RULE! If we don't have more than 10 players per team, we will skip the second round of judging. That means both teams need at least 10 players for the second round to happen. For builders who make it to the second stage, their second stage total is added to their first stage points, and that total is divided by two and a half. You can earn a maximum of 20 points in each episode. [*]The amount of points you earn is also the amount of XP your character earns. [*]This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. The SoNE staff can't partake in the betting. [*]All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. [*]All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. [*]All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Nar Eurbrikka subforum, the title prefixed by, "[soNE Ep. XI]". (For example, "[soNE Ep. XI] Cracking the Computer".) There's no need to state which one of the objectives you're following. [*]Post pictures no larger than 1000x720, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. [*]You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited. [*]All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC.
  8. . "Sir, the freighter has not responded, it seems that their communications are jammed." "No worries lieutenant, we should be arriving just in time to counter the Rebel strike." "Commander, their thrusters are down, so as their comms array, we should be boarding it any time by now." "We certainly should, because it seems that we are about to have company." I allowed the computer carrying the plans of the new Death Star to fall into Rebel hands on your advice, you'd better be right. "Rest assured, your highness. Their struggle will be good enough to convince them that their prize is genuine. Once the Rebels find out what I have given them, their trust in me will be complete. I will do what Vader cannot, deliver the Rebels to you to crush at your pleasure, my Emperor." Building objectives: Both factions must send troops into the Suprosa frigate through the coordination of a high ranked player who will appear in a build briefing or giving an inspirational speech to his/her troops (in the safety of a cruiser, never fighting on the Suprosa). The briefing build must feature all the sig-figs of the players under the higher ranked player's command (the more players it includes, the bigger the vignette will have to be). If a player's sig-fig is not included, that player may not be able to post his/her entry. Each set of troops will also have a second in the command. The second in command (which could be in the same rank as its main commander) will build a creation that features at least two sig-figs and will have them boarding a landing vehicle or being deployed (piloting the vehicle or just saying "go, go, go!" [you know what I mean]. This also can be done by a pilot of any rank). The remaining players will build inside the frigate doing what they are "commanded" (they will communicate with their commander what they want to build and the commander will give the "order" in the description of his/her vignette). For those building within the Suprosa: Imperials will have to block the way of the Rebels heading to the computer and fight them within the hallways of the ship. Rebels will have to clear the debris and breach the doors blocking their way to the computer and slice any computer terminal on-board. All the while fighting any resistance. As it is in a real war, the only troops that will count as effective personnel (and the points that will accumulate for the teams) will be the ground troops (not the commander nor the second in command). The team with the most boots on the ground will be the winner, this will encourage the players to communicate and team up in order to participate. Remember: there can be more than one assault team per faction, but the more teams you send the fewer troops you will have in the ground which will also reduce the chances of your faction earning some of the additional points that can turn the tide of the conflict. Episode Specific Rules: Both factions will try to head on board of the wrecked ship to salvage/secure any useful data by building a vignette depicting their character slicing computer terminals, building barricades, placing turrets and defensive positions or fighting any resistance they find on their way, but to do so they have to be coordinated by a commander and be transported by a landing craft piloted by the second in command. The victorious faction will be decided by who has deployed the most troops on board the Suprosa, in combination with some additional points that will be awarded for the best builds (see section below). Remember that the neither the commander nor the second-in-command-pilot will gain points for their faction (with the exception if they actually build the best creation in their respective category) The Empire's goal and the Alliance's goal is to depict their character doing one of the three tasks assigned (commanding, transporting or searching/fighting on board of the Suprosa). Remember to make your story appropriate for your rank and coordinate to deploy the most troops with a single ride. There can be more than one assault team per faction, but the more teams you send the fewer troops you will have on the ground and this will also reduce the chances of your faction earning some of the additional points that can turn the tide of the conflict. There are no restrictions on the size for the builds of regular troops but they must feature the chambers and corridors of a space cruiser being assaulted in the inside. The commander (the player with the highest XP on each assault team) has to fit all of the sig-figs of the troops under his/her command on board of a friendly cruiser and must extend his/her creation 5 studs in length and width per player, including the player himself in the scene or bigger (e.g.: if it features the commander, the second in command and another player the creation will have to be at least 15x15 but if it features 6 other regular troops it will have to be 40X40). The second in command (a player with equal to lower XP than the commander) must feature a carrier vehiclewith at least two other sig-figs and room for everybody else (if you cant complete or dont have all the parts to assemble one or more of the sig figs under your command you can improvise a little bit but it must retain some resemblance and you have to mention which players are joining with you). Commander, the more players you feature in your creation, the more soldiers can board the ship but you will also have to go wider on your creation. The "commanded" players will say to their commander via PM what they want to build and the commander will "give the order" in the description of its vignette. And just to make it clearer, there will be three type of builds: Commander: "gives" the orders (after the players of its assault team expose their idea and what they want to build via PM or any other way) in the safety of their cruiser, his build must feature all the sig-figs of the players on its assault team, including the second in command, and will have to be larger with the addition of every player, he also has to have the highest rank of the assault team (there can be multiple teams). Second in command: he can have the same rank/XP as the commander or be a pilot of any rank, his mission is to transport the assault team to the battlefield and must feature a landing craft or troop transport large enough to carry all the players and featuring at least two other sig-figs of the soldiers being deployed (you can also build an environment around the ship). Troopers: none of the previously mentioned builds will count as score points for the episode (yet they will earn XP and compete for the extra score points for the faction just like everybody else) but they are needed in order to deploy the troopers which will be counted as score points, they have no size restrictions. If they are not featured on their commanders build they will not be able to deploy. Additional score points will be awarded to the faction that has: The most inspiring commander speech or the most detailed/strategic debriefing (most awesome commander build of course) The most combat effective transport (the coolest ship) The most prominent fighter (best regular troop build) And most importantly, the best organized players (which means that every player completes the task assigned to them and those tasks actually make sense while the builds share common aesthetics or elements that can tie them visually or have an actual progression) with one additional score point per each player involved in this specific operation. ​Note: additional points will only count as score point for the game and will not be related to the XP awarded. The Rules: All rules in the Core Rules topic apply unless otherwise stated in this explanation. The Episode will run from October 20th to November 30th. As long as it is still November 30th somewhere in the world, you can still enter. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive points or XP. No exceptions will be made this time. We mean it. Really! Entries will be judged according to the Core Rules: Your build will be scored in two stages, to make it easier on the judges by lessening the number of builds that must be scored in greater detail: In the first stage, the judges will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution". In the second stage, the top five builds of each faction (so ten in total) from the first stage will be scored based on basic predetermined criteria: up to 10 points for the concept and appropriateness to the objective, up to 25 points for your execution of the build, and up to 5 points for your presentation of the entry. For builders who make it to the second stage, their second stage total is added to their first stage points, and that total is divided by two and a half. You can earn a maximum of 20 points in each episode. [*]The amount of points you earn is also the amount of XP your character earns. [*]This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. [*]All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. [*]All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. [*]All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Nar Eurbrikka subforum, the title prefixed by, "[soNE Ep. X]". (For example, "[soNE Ep. X] Bantha fodder".) [*]Post pictures no larger than 1000x720, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. [*]You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited. [*]All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC. [*]Since the battle takes place in deep space, no worlds are being contested in this episode. The Prizes: The winning faction will earn a this tag and be praised by its commanders back in their respective home base. The player who receives the most total individual points, regardless of team, is guaranteed a spot among the next set of the blog's Showcased MOCs. (This member must still be able to provide a picture big enough and of suitable quality to be used in the Showcased banner.) You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges independently of what you have earned from the game for your faction. Thanks to the generosity of RoyalBrickCustoms (link), we will be able to give away some unique SoNE-themed cloth minifig accessories. The player with the most XP earned in this episode on every faction will receive a pack. Furthermore, there will also be a separate sponsor's choice award for the person RoyalBrickCustoms thinks has incorporated the theme best. (Details subject to change)
  9. "Report on the status of the infiltration in the Black Sun. Have we been making any progress?" "Almost none, Sir. It is as if they know what we're trying to do..." "So it is as we feared... Very well then, time for a different course of action. The reports form the field have convinced us we could greatly benefit from an alliance with the Black Sun. Imagine the intel we could gather about the plans of the Empire and the whereabouts of captain Solo. The problem is we have very little to offer in return. So tell our men to be of good use to the syndicate, and somehow show who the organization has to thank. But be cautious! The enemy is everywhere and we don't want to give away our plans! "It will be done, Sir" "I just received our new orders. Instead of trying to destroy the Black Sun, we have to befriend them. Good. We haven't been making much progress anyway." "Such a sudden change... Who knows what has gotten into Lord Vader's mind this time. I suppose something has become more important than Vader's distrust for the organization..." "My orders mention our construction project. We're already behind schedule, and could use some extra equipment. So make haste and don't let the Rebels get wind of it in any circumstance!" Later, in the office of Prince Xizor, head of the Black Sun: "So our friends have stopped being annoying and started being useful... Perfect. Let them toy around, let them sweat, thinking they can make a difference. Soon, they'll all ask for my help. I will become the most powerful man in the galaxy without ever having to ask for it..." Bith: Okay guys. Now that you more or less know how things work here, it's time for a real job. And you're in luck, because I can offer you three different jobs. Pick whatever suits your bricks best. Mon Cala: These things we're supposed to do, are they safe? Bith: Believe me, this isn't some kind of trap. Just keep to the shadows. Don't ask any difficult questions, and you won't get any nasty answers. Building objectives: A small note in advance: this episode has no special rules. Each player can only submit one entry. That entry should depict your character trying to achieve one of the following objectives. All entries will be regarded as usual, independent of which category they follow. So choosing which category to build in can be done freely, without any tactical considerations. Just choose what is most interesting to you. Your build should represent your character being involved in one of the following branches of the Black Sun on the designated planet: Equipment: Using the Black Sun’s specially modified freighters, you must smuggle goods to the Hutts on Nar Eurbrikka. Don’t worry about the payload. Just get it delivered without any questions. Intelligence: Distrust has risen among the leaders of the Black Sun. Follow them to where they go from the meeting on Coruscant, and find out where their allegiance lies. Foil their evil plans, and report every single detail back. Military: The Ororo transportation company failed to obey its orders from the Black Sun. As a message to remember them who is in charge, join the off-the-books but immensely powerful army to utterly destroy one of their bases located in the Vergesso Asteroids. Leave no survivors. The Prizes: From the Core Rules: Your faction will receive points based on two factors: Points: The average number of points per builder. Builders: One point for each builder. Attention: Note that we changed the Core Rules: where each faction previously got two points per builder, it now only gets one in the end. We hope this results in a better appreciation of quality of the builds in contrast to the quantity, in response to the numerous remarks in the feedback thread. [*]These two totals are added to each other, and the faction with the higher total is the winner. [*]All the players on the winning faction will receive this tag to commemorate their victory. You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Characters topic. [*]The player who receives the most total individual points, regardless of team, is guaranteed a spot among the next set of the blog's Showcased MOCs. (This member must still be able to provide a picture big enough and of suitable quality to be used in the Showcased banner.) [*]Thanks to the generosity of RoyalBrickCustoms (link), we will be able to give away some unique SoNE-themed cloth minifig accessories. The player with the most XP earned in this episode on every faction will receive a pack. Furthermore, there will also be a separate sponsor's choice award for the person RoyalBrickCustoms thinks has incorporated the theme best. (Details subject to change) [*]You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges. [*]Other prizes to be determined The Rules: All rules in the Core Rules topic apply unless otherwise stated in this explanation. The Empire's goal and the Alliance's goal is to depict their character doing one of the three stated jobs for the Black Sun, meanwhile trying to win the Black Sun over for the faction without the enemy noticing. So while on the job, it's possible to track down enemy infiltrators, eliminate them, give them false information... Remember to make your story appropriate for your rank. There are no restrictions on the size/form/content of the builds, as long as they follow the above described goals and represent the respective location (underlined). The Episode will run from July 25th to September 19th 26th. As long as it is still September 26th somewhere in the world, you can still enter. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive points or XP. Entries will be judged according to the Core Rules: Your build will be scored in two stages, to make it easier on the judges by lessening the number of builds that must be scored in greater detail: In the first stage, the judges will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution". In the second stage, the top five builds of each faction (so ten in total) from the first stage will be scored based on basic predetermined criteria: up to 10 points for the concept and appropriateness to the objective, up to 25 points for your execution of the build, and up to 5 points for your presentation of the entry. For builders who make it to the second stage, their second stage total is added to their first stage points, and that total is divided by two and a half. You can earn a maximum of 20 points in each episode. [*]The amount of points you earn is also the amount of XP your character earns. [*]This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. [*]All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. [*]All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. [*]All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Nar Eurbrikka subforum, the title prefixed by, "[soNE Ep. IX]". (For example, "[soNE Ep. IX] Shady Deals".) There's no need to state which one of the objectives you're following. [*]Post pictures no larger than 1000x720, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. [*]You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited. [*]All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC.
  10. "This is it, boys. Go to those pod races, find a way to get in the betting circuit, and gamble well. If you don't, make sure the race still follows your bets. Recruit your own racers, sabotage others. Those criminals have a nose for trickery, so cheat well, and you will be noticed. Be secretive and manipulative, and they'll want you to join their ranks. And give them some good betting tips along the way, and you'll make quick progress. So get changed and get tricky!" "Understood, sir!" "And boys, please don't waste our money... Good luck" “Lord Vader has given the operation green light. Our men can prepare to board. And make it clear to them, General, we leave nothing to the odds” “Understood, Captain. I'll make it clear that if we don't succeed in infiltrating the Black Sun and tracking down those Rebels, no amount of luck can save us from Lord Vader” “Keep an eye on them. I don't want them to loose focus and enjoy those races! I, on the other hand will personally go there to oversee the progress of the race. Strictly professional, of course.” Mysterious person: I've always said: "Never tell me the odds". I'll shape them myself. Betting on the outcome: In parallel with the regular building competition, there will be a betting competition. During the entire episode, both factions will try to predict the outcome of the episode by maintaining a ranking (one ranking per faction). Both rankings will contain all Rebel and Imperial players that participated in this episode, and may contain players that did not. When the judges publish their scores of the builds when the episode has ended, each faction gets bonus points according to how well they predicted the outcome. When the players of a faction have agreed on their ranking, bets can be placed in the separate betting thread. A bet has to be in the form "Put <insert player name here> on place <insert place number here>". A ranking will be updated when two individual players of the faction have placed the same bet in name of their faction (in order to prevent abuse from individuals). The betting competition ends at the same time as the building competition. As long as the involved builder hasn't posted his build in the forum yet, the factions are allowed to add him to their ranking or change his position in it. But from the moment he has published his build, that player's name is fixed in the ranking. It can't be added to a ranking if it wasn't in it. Also, its position relative to other fixed names can't be changed. Player names that are still free (belonging to players that haven't posted already) are still free to be moved anywhere. Here are some examples to show what is possible and what's not in the ranking: In the end, each faction will get points based two factors: 1) the quality and quantity of the entries by players of the faction, and 2) the accuracy of the faction's bets. The points for the builds will be awarded as in previous episodes: two points for every builder added to the average number of points per builder. The betting points will be calculated as follows: a faction gets 1 betting point for each "player A > player B" situation they got right. The total betting score will be divided by the best possible score (if the eventual ranking would have been flawlessly predicted). This fraction will be multiplied by 25 (so that the betting points won't outweigh the regular points too much). The resulting betting score is added to the building score. The faction with the highest total wins. The Prizes: All the players on the winning team will receive this tag to commemorate their victory. You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Characters topic. The player who receives the most total individual points, regardless of team, is guaranteed a spot among the next set of the blog's Showcased MOCs. (This member must still be able to provide a picture big enough and of suitable quality to be used in the Showcased banner.) You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges. This amount of XP is independent of your betting weight or your ranking in the faction's predictions. Other prizes to be determined The Rules: All rules in the Core Rules topic apply unless otherwise stated in this explanation. Attention: There has been a change in those rules: all players with 100 XP or more are now allowed to have a secondary character, so their main character doesn't have to feature in their build. We hope this encourages further development of character stories. The Empire's goal and the Alliance's goal is to depict their character trying to infiltrate the Black Sun's ranks by recruiting a racer / sabotaging a pod / helping to build a pod / move in the illegal betting circuit / hire Tusken raiders ... However, keep in mind that humans cannot pilot pod racers! There are no restrictions on the size/form/content of the builds, as long as they follow the above described goals. The story should take place on Tatooine. All rules described above and in the betting thread apply to the betting competition. The Episode will run from March 6th to April 17th May 3rd. As long as it is still May 3rd somewhere in the world, you can still enter. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive points or XP. Entries will be judged according to the Core Rules: Your build will be scored in two stages, to make it easier on the judges by lessening the number of builds that must be scored in greater detail: In the first stage, the judges will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution". In the second stage, the top five builds of each faction (so ten in total) from the first stage will be scored based on basic predetermined criteria: up to 10 points for the concept and appropriateness to the objective, up to 25 points for your execution of the build, and up to 5 points for your presentation of the entry. For builders who make it to the second stage, their second stage total is added to their first stage points, and that total is divided by two and a half. You can earn a maximum of 20 points in each episode. [*]The amount of points you earn is also the amount of XP your character earns. [*]This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. The SoNE staff can't partake in the betting. [*]All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. [*]All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. [*]All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Watto's Junkyard subforum, the title prefixed by, "[soNE Ep. VIII]". (For example, "[soNE Ep. VIII] Sabotage".) [*]Post pictures no larger than 1000x720, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. [*]You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects onone picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited. [*]All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC. However, if you make drastic changes to your build (determined by the judges), The enemy faction will have the opportunity to add you to or move your position in their ranking.
  11. Bob De Quatre

    Episode VII: Heirloom

    Rebel trooper: "During one of the battles of the Clone Wars my father was taken hostage by droids. He was rescued by Clone Troopers thankfully. Before they left him to go save someone else, one of them gave him this holdout blaster to protect himself with. I've kept it with me ever since leaving home to remind myself to watch out for people in trouble and to help them if I can." Rebel Mon Calamari: "Slurp" Stormtrooper #1: "So that's why I always keep this old Clone Wars era blaster with me." Stormtrooper #2: "Wow! That's a lot of history wrapped up in an old blaster! See this data chip? It's all I have left of my father. He was a droid builder on Kuat before he got killed in a firefight between one of the nobles he worked for and a disgruntled servant. This chip was all I was able to recover from his work shop. Someday I hope to build a droid that can translate it for me but until then I keep fighting for the Empire. The Empire brings order whenever it goes. Had there been more order on Kuat, my father never would have died." The rules: All rules in the Core Rules topic apply unless otherwise stated in this explanation. The Empire's goal and the Alliance's goal is to depict two scene: one showing their character with it's heirloom item remembering the past, and one depicting their character's ancestor using the item. Heirloom item can be anything, but it must be transmissible to your character and coherent with the Star Wars universe. The "character scene" has a 16x16 base size limitation with allowance for reasonable overhang. If there are any doubts about what counts as “reasonable” contact one of the SoNE staff. The "Past scene" don't have any size limitation. The two scene should be posted in the same thread. The Episode will run from November 10th to December 14th January 4th. As long as it is still December 14th somewhere in the world, you can still enter. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive points or XP. Entries will be judged with up to 4 points awarded to the "character scene" and 6 points to the "past scene". This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Watto's Junkyard subforum, the title prefixed by, "[soNE Ep. 7]". (For example, "[soNE Ep. 7] An old blaster".) Post pictures no larger than 1000x720, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects onone picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited. All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC. The Prizes: All the players on the winning team will receive this tag to commemorate their victory (NOTE: this tag is a work in progress and may change). You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Characters topic. The player who receives the most total individual points, regardless of team, is guaranteed a spot among the next set of the blog's Showcased MOCs. (This member must still be able to provide a picture big enough and of suitable quality to be used in the Showcased banner.) You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges.
  12. Rebels Rebel Soldier: Sir, we have some important information the intelligence agents have decrypted from the data given us by the Bothans. Rebel Leader: Have you decrypted all of the information already? Rebel Soldier: No, but some of the information we have been able to decipher gives us the flight plan for Boba Fett after he left Cloud City. Rebel Leader: Holy flying alphabet letters! This could mean the recovery of Han Solo! We must get some of our men on this right away! Rebel Soldier: Yes, sir! But sir? What if Boba Fett isn't on any of the planets on the flight plan? He could have changed it or the data we have might be inaccurate. Rebel Leader: The information we got from the Bothan’s is 100% accurate! Didn’t you hear that many of them died to get us this information? That means Boba Fett has to be on one of these planets. Our men will just have to keep checking to make sure they haven’t missed him. Imperials Imperial Trooper: Sir, I have just received this message from Lord Vader. Captain Erdbeereis: Yes, what does he command? Imperial Trooper: He wants us to deliver his “thank you” card to Boba Fett. Captain Erdbeereis: What! Doesn’t Lord Vader realize that we are an important ship in this fleet and not a currier barge? Imperial Trooper: He also said that we could deliver the card to Boba Fett, or we could deliver it to the Wampas on Hoth. Captain Erdbeereis: Very well, make some copies of Lord Vader’s “thank you” card and get some of our men together for delivery duty. Imperial Trooper: What if they don’t find him right away? Captain Erdbeereis: The more men we have on each planet the more likely we are to run into him. Now, disperse the troops! Unknowingly both the Rebel Alliance and the Empire set out along the same hyperspace routes. The flight plan that Boba Fett filed said he would fly from Bespin to Fondor first, then on to Ord Mantell, next stop by Felucia and refuel at Mon Calamari before heading to Bothawui which was the last planet on his flight plan though not his final destination. "Look Sir! Droids!" "How in the world did you figure out there was a droid here by one tiny piece of metal!? It could have come from a speeder or a Twi'lek Jedi's lightsaber for all we know! And besides, we are looking for Boba Fett, not droids." "Look, a bounty hunter!" "That's not the bounty hunter we're looking for." For ideas of what each planet looks like see the Star Wars Planet Bios. For those looking for a quick answer here is a cheat-sheet: Fondor: Industrial Centers, Factories and Ship Yards Ord Mantell: Junkyards Felucia: Psychedelic Forests Mon Calamari: Water… and More Water Bothawui: Farms and Information Centers Scoring: The winning team will be the team who gets the most points like usual. Though this time there are 2 ways to earn points for your team: 1. Earn points through your entries. You can earn a maximum of 10 points per entry. There will be only 1 round of judging for each entry. All points earned by each participant will count towards their team's overall score. 2. Earn points by being the team with the most troops on the ground. The first player to build on each of the five planets earns 5 points for his/her team. However, whenever the opposing team has more troops on the planet they in turn gain 5 additional points for their team. This is done by having more total entries on a planet than the other team. Points are awarded when the team with fewer entries matches the number of entries of the opposing team, and then builds 1 more. For example, if the Imperials build the first entry on Mon Calamari then they score 5 points and have the most troops on the planet. However, if the Rebels build 2 entries on Mon Calamari before the Imperials build any more, then they have the most troops on the planet and they earn 5 points. This does not cause the Imperials to lose their points. Each team would then have 5 points with the opportunity to earn more. Another example, if the Imperials have 3 builds on Felucia, for the Rebels to have more troops on the planet they have to 4 total entries for Felucia. If they only enter 3 total builds then the Empire has the advantage because they were there first and the Rebels have not earned the 5 points. This then gives the Empire the chance to add more troops by entering more builds to prevent the Rebels from earning the 5 points. There is no limit to the number of times a planet can change hands for which team has the most troops on the ground. Each time a planet changes hands, the points are added onto the existing points for the appropriate team. Points for having the most troops on each planet will be updated often throughout the contest. The Rules: 1. All rules in the Core Rules topic apply unless otherwise stated in this explanation. 2. The Empire's goal is to depict their troops trying to deliver the “thank you” note to Boba Fett or finding out that he has already moved on to a different planet. 3. The Alliance's goal is to depict a scene showing their troops trying to track down Boba Fett and finding out that he has already moved on to a different planet. 4. Each team member will be allowed to enter multiple entries for this contest. The number of entries will depend on your rank. Each player may only enter 1 entry per planet regardless of how many entries they are allowed. For example, someone with 4 allowed entries cannot build all 4 on Fondor. - ​Players with 0-10 XP: 2 entries - Players with 11-25 XP: 3 entries - Players with 26-50 XP: 4 entries - Players with 51-200 XP: 5 entries 5. There will be a 16x16 base size limitation with allowance for reasonable overhang for each entry. If there are any doubts about what counts as “reasonable” contact one of the SoNE admins. 6. Remember to make your entry appropriate to your rank and goal. For this contest there are some variations from the Core Rules: The judges will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution". All entries will add points to their team’s overall score, however, since players are allowed multiple entries, only the two highest scoring entries of each builder will add points to the player's XP count. The amount of points you earn for that entry is also the amount of XP your character earns. Therefore, the most XP a player can earn for himself from this contest is 20 XP. 7. The Episode will run from August 8th to September 24th. As long as it is still Sept 24th somewhere in the world, you can still enter. 8. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive points or XP. 9. This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. 10. All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. 11. All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. 12. All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Watto's Junkyard subforum, the title prefixed by, "[soNE Ep. 6]". (For example, "[soNE Ep. 6] Boba Fett Gets Too Many Thank You Cards".) 13. Post pictures no larger than 1000x720, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. 14. You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects onone picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited. 15. All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC. However, due to the time sensitivity of this contest your entry will be disqualified if the judges deem that you have abused this rule. Improving your build will be allow, entering a “minifig-on-a-plate” to have the most troops on a planet and then improving your entry later to earn more XP will not be tolerated. The Prizes: 1. All the players on the winning team will receive this tag to commemorate their victory (NOTE: this tag is a work in progress and may change). You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Characters topic. 2. The player who receives the most total individual points, regardless of team, is guaranteed a spot among the next set of the blog's Showcased MOCs. (This member must still be able to provide a picture big enough and of suitable quality to be used in the Showcased banner.) 3. You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges for your 2 highest entries. 4. The player with the highest points on the winning team will win 75034 Death Star Troopers. The player with the highest points on the losing team will win his/her choice of one Microfighter set. Current Standings Most Troops (updated 9/24) Fondor Empire: 5 - 5 XP gained Rebels: 7 - 5 XP gained Ord Mantell Empire: 11 - 5 XP gained Rebels: 12 - 5 XP gained Felucia Empire: 7 - 5 XP gained Rebels: 11 - 5 XP gained Mon Calamari Empire: 9 - 5 XP gained Rebels: 8 Bothawui Empire: 11 - 10 XP gained Rebels: 10 - 5 XP gained
  13. MKJoshA

    HelmetOfficial

    From the album: SoNE Ep6 Tag

  14. Rebels General Madine: “Right chaps, it’s imperative that we find out what the Empire is planning to construct. We cannot allow them to succeed; we must make every attempt to locate and destroy it, whatever it is. General Rieekan: “How are we going to do that, we don’t have the resources to commit to an extensive search? General Madine: “I’ve heard that several Bothans may be sympathetic to the Rebellion, and they’re renowned for their spying abilities, so they would be the perfect for such a mission” General Rieekan: “And how are we supposed to make contact with them, they could be anywhere” General Madine: “I have a few potential leads, we’ll deploy several teams across the galaxy to try and make contact with them” General Rieekan: “Right, I’ll gather any troops that I can find, and brief them” "I don't suppose that you're a Bothan spy by any chance?" Rebel Objectives: Your primary aim is to search for, and make contact with the Bothan sympathisers. You can travel to any part of the galaxy where the Bothans are rumoured to be located; your entry should depict one of the following: The search for the Bothans, this can include any method of travel The first contact with them, in any suitable location Negotiations and initial briefing Imperials: Admiral Piett: “Right then, the Emperor has decided to build another Death Star... and this time we’re going to actually protect it with an impenetrable shield!” Imperial Officer: “Wow, that’s just genius, why didn’t we think of that before? Is the shield going to be generated from inside it?” Admiral Piett: “No, that’s going to be far too expensive, so we’ve decided to construct a small & badly protected shield generator on a nearby moon instead” Imperial Officer: “Fair enough, what’s the plan?” Admiral Piett: “I want you to lead a team to survey an area we’ve provisionally identified, and to start construction of both the shield generator and landing platform. Our remote sensing indicates that the moon is devoid of any intelligent, or plausible, life-forms but you have my permission to neutralise anything you encounter that could hinder our progress” "Is it me or did I just see an armed teddy bear?" Imperial Objectives: Your primary aim is to travel to the moon of Endor, as part of a small Imperial team. Your entry should depict any of the following: Preparing for the mission Surveying the site for the shield generator and landing pad Clearing the site in preparation for the construction (including removal of any native inhabitants if required) Start the construction of the shield generator or landing pad Rules From the Core Rules Your faction will receive points based on two factors: Points: The average number of points per builder. Builders: Two points for each builder. These two totals are added to each other, and the faction with the higher total is the winner. All the players on the winning team will receive this tag to commemorate their victory You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Characters topic. The player who receives the most total individual points, regardless of team, is guaranteed a spot among the next set of the blog's Showcased MOCs. (This member must still be able to provide a picture big enough and of suitable quality to be used in the Showcased banner.) You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges. Episode v Rules (all rules in the Core Rules topic apply): The Episode will run from 10th May to 21st June. As long as it's still 21st June somewhere in the world, you can still enter. All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer LDD). No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Watto's Junkyard subforum, the title prefixed by, '[soNE Ep. V]'. (For example, '[soNE Ep. V] Survey of the site'). Entries can be of any size, and must meet at least one of the objectives for your faction. Remember to make your entry appropriate to your rank and goal. From the Core Rules: Your build will be scored in two stages, to make it easier on the judges by lessening the number of builds that must be scored in greater detail: In the first stage, the judges will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution". In the second stage, the top five builds of each faction (so ten in total) from the first stage will be scored based on basic predetermined criteria: up to 10 points for the concept and appropriateness to the objective, up to 25 points for your execution of the build, and up to 5 points for your presentation of the entry. For builders who make it to the second stage, their second stage total is added to their first stage points, and that total is divided by two. You can earn a maximum of 25 points in each episode. The amount of points you earn is also the amount of XP your character earns. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive XP. This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. One entry per member. All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. Post pictures no larger than 1000x720, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than colour adjustment or background removal for a solid-colour background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or colour (not tint or adjustment, but actual colour) of a LEGO piece is prohibited. All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC.
  15. “we received a transmission coming from Sollust, it requested reinforcements, it seems that the rebellion is trying to release the political prisoners” “send all available troops near the system to the imperial garrison; those prisoners must not live the planet alive!” “I will inform the men...” “the assault on Sullust has started, our troops have managed to successfully infiltrate the base and disable their defenses, and it won’t take long before the prisoners are liberated” “if they have been detected, it won’t take long before the empire starts sending reinforcements, if we want to save those prisoners we will need to buy our troops some time” “I will get all the help available near the system” “Meanwhile, the rebel forces have been split and scattered across the fortification and both factions struggle to survive by any means necessary”. “if we don’t hurry up this place will be crowded with storm troopers, this may be the last chance for these guys; whatever they know could change the course of the war” Battling Through Sullust: There are 5 positions within the facility, in which both factions will be shown fighting and trying to save the prisoners or stop them from escaping; entries MUST feature elements that represent the specific locations (antennas on the communications room or holding cells on the detention blocks or so), at the end of the episode; the number of entries of each faction in a specific place will count as 1 point on that location (not depending on the size of it),with the exeption of the best scored entry in the place which will receive 4 points. The leading faction at a location will gain control of it. the winning faction is the faction that control the most locations (3 out of 5). Sector A: Main door / guard towers / perimetral walls Sector B: Detention blocks Sector C: Communications station Sector D: The docking bay / hangar bay Sector E: Main command post / wepons storage You can build any size you want but remember that if your entry has to stand against a small and skilled creation your effort will end counting only for one point in the location, build your best on the scale you feel more comfortable, XP points will be earned independently from the points you score for your faction (you can score 1 point for your team and still earn 9 XP at the end of the chapter). The Prizes: Your faction will receive points. Winner amount of XP points for the winner of each location (XP up to 10 X 2). This Sullustian head tag The pride for fighting for your faction The Rules: All rules in the Core Rules topic apply. The Empire's goal is to stop the prisoners from escaping and take down as many enemies in the process and theAlliance's goal is to escape with the prisoners and eliminate any resistance they find. Remember to make your entry appropriate to your rank and goal. From the Core Rules: Your build will be scored by the judges that will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution" this will aply only for the XP your character will receive and will not afect the score of the game which will only benefit the faction and wont depend of the size of the creation (a small or medium size build can earn 10 XP while still count in the game for 1 point for its faction due to the harsh competition). Only the best creation of each place will receive additional XP points (the ones he scored from the judging plus the ones that he earned from the battle) The amount of points you earn is also the amount of XP your character earns. The Episode will run from 4 March to 17 April 2014. As long as it's still 17 April somewhere in the world, you can still enter. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive XP. This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. One entry per member. All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. If LDD is used, a link to the LXF file should be either mentionned in the entry or PMed to the episode host. You are allowed to use one customized/modified minifigure, your Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka sig-fig. Everything else must be purist. All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Watto's Junkyard subforum, the title prefixed by, "[soNE Ep. 4]" and specifying which sector it belongs. (For example, [soNE Ep. 4] Sector A "overwhelming odds".) Post pictures no larger than 1000x720, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited. All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC.
  16. "There's Lord Vader's flagship. Deploy fighters, and scan the area for the Millennium Falcon. This is your first test, loyal Imperial soldiers and pilots of Nar Eurbrikka. Do not let anyone leave the system!" "The Sentinels are ready for launch. We'll make contact with the Executor to obtain an update on the situation. All troops, prepare for assault. Spread out and establish checkpoints througout the city once your entire squads are clear of the dropships." "Troopers, you'll be carried in on the freighters and start in the lower levels. Pilots, launch the freighters as soon as we revert from hyperspace. Commander Piranha's fighters will be arriving just before we do, so you'll already have a fighter escort ready. Get as many civilians as you can out of the city. To your ships!" "The freighters are away." "All wings, report in. Lock S-foils in attack position." The Prizes: From the Core Rules: Your faction will receive points based on two factors: Points: The average number of points per builder. Builders: Two points for each builder. [*]These two totals are added to each other, and the faction with the higher total is the winner. [*] All the players on the winning team will receive this Han Solo in Carbonite tag to commemorate their victory. You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Characters topic. [*]The player who receives the most total individual points, regardless of team, is guaranteed a spot among the next set of the blog's Showcased MOCs. (This member must still be able to provide a picture big enough and of suitable quality to be used in the Showcased banner.) [*]You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges. [*]Other prizes to be determined. The Rules: All rules in the Core Rules topic apply. The Empire's goal is to prevent the citizens of Cloud City from escaping, particularly the Baron Administrator and the Millennium Falcon. Imperial players should depict in their entry their character helping to fulfull that goal. The Alliance's goal is to help evacuate Cloud City, particularly Princess Leia and the Millenium Falcon. Rebel players should depict in their entry their character helping to fulfull that goal. Entries should be dioramas or vignettes measuring no larger than 64x64, with an overhang of no more than 5 studs. Remember to make your entry appropriate to your rank and goal. From the Core Rules: Your build will be scored in two stages, to make it easier on the judges by lessening the number of builds that must be scored in greater detail: In the first stage, the judges will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution". In the second stage, the top five builds of each faction (so ten in total) from the first stage will be scored based on basic predetermined criteria: up to 10 points for the concept and appropriateness to the objective, up to 25 points for your execution of the build, and up to 5 points for your presentation of the entry. For builders who make it to the second stage, their second stage total is added to their first stage points, and that total is divided by two. You can earn a maximum of 25 points in each episode. [*]The amount of points you earn is also the amount of XP your character earns. [*]The Episode will run from 7 August to 21 September, 2013. As long as it's still September 21st somewhere in the world, you can still enter. [*]Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive XP. (And will not be eligible for free build XP, either, since Bespin is not a planet that players are currently allowed to set free builds on.) [*]This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. [*]One entry per member. [*]All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. [*]All entries must be built from real LEGO. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts, no digital entries. [*]You are allowed to use one customized/modified minifigure, your Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka sig-fig. Everything else must be purist. [*]All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Watto's Junkyard subforum, the title prefixed by, "[soNE Ep. I]". (For example, "[soNE Ep. I] The Empire Strikes Back".) [*]Post pictures no larger than 1000x720, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. [*]You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited. [*]All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC.
  17. To mark the festive season we felt that Episode III of SoNE should be located in the most suitable planet we could think of. Christmas just isn’t the same without snow and ice, and fortunately Hoth has both in abundant quantities! In addition to the primary objective for each faction we’ve added some additional ones which we hope will make it as fun as possible; your entry can meet one or all of the objectives. Entries can be of any size, and can be constructed using actual LEGO or LDD. You can also decide if you want to include the Wampas in your entry; however they’re unpredictable when cornered and probably best avoided! Imperials Imperial Officer: "Right, it's a bit nippy down here, so let's crack on with trying to find some intelligence" Snowtrooper (Bob): "Can we have a bit of fun as well? I really want to break something!" Snowtrooper (Steve): “And if we're going to be here for Christmas, do you mind if we put up a few decorations to brighten up the place a bit?....." Imperial Officer: "Honestly, whatever next?” (sigh) “OK, you can if you want to, but it must be done in your own time!" Objective for the Imperials: Explore Echo base and search for military intelligence Destroy any remaining equipment to prevent further use Decorate Echo Base Rebels Princess Leia: "I can't believe that you forgot to pack my wardrobe, I insist that we go back for it" Senior Commander: "Well, I suppose we could say it was a mission to recover essential equipment or something....and we could destroy the servers that we left behind at the same time. Yes, that sounds almost plausible...." Princess Leia: "Right, that's sorted. I'll expect to have it back in a couple of days then. I can’t bear to wear white for a moment longer!” Objectives for the Rebels: Recover any useful equipment and armaments that were left behind Destroy the abandoned servers Recover Princess Leia’s (extensive) wardrobe Covertly decorate Echo Base for the resident Imperials as a gesture of seasonal goodwill. Rules From the Core Rules: Your faction will receive points based on two factors: Points: The average number of points per builder. Builders: Two points for each builder. These two totals are added to each other, and the faction with the higher total is the winner. All the players on the winning team will receive this tag to commemorate their victory. You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Characters topic. The player who receives the most total individual points, regardless of team, is guaranteed a spot among the next set of the blog's Showcased MOCs. (This member must still be able to provide a picture big enough and of suitable quality to be used in the Showcased banner.) You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges. Other prizes to be determined. Episode III Rules: All rules in the Core Rules topic apply. The Episode will run from 7th December to 14th January 2014. As long as it's still 14th January somewhere in the world, you can still enter. All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer LDD). No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Watto's Junkyard subforum, the title prefixed by, "[soNE Ep. III]". (For example, "[soNE Ep. III] A White Christmas on Hoth"). Entries can be of any size, and must meet at least one of the objectives for your faction. Remember to make your entry appropriate to your rank and goal. From the Core Rules: Your build will be scored in two stages, to make it easier on the judges by lessening the number of builds that must be scored in greater detail: In the first stage, the judges will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution". In the second stage, the top five builds of each faction (so ten in total) from the first stage will be scored based on basic predetermined criteria: up to 10 points for the concept and appropriateness to the objective, up to 25 points for your execution of the build, and up to 5 points for your presentation of the entry. For builders who make it to the second stage, their second stage total is added to their first stage points, and that total is divided by two. You can earn a maximum of 25 points in each episode. The amount of points you earn is also the amount of XP your character earns. Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive XP. This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. One entry per member. All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. Post pictures no larger than 1000x720, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than colour adjustment or background removal for a solid-colour background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or colour (not tint or adjustment, but actual colour) of a LEGO piece is prohibited. All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC.
  18. "Sir, our troops on Tatooine are closing to the Black Sun's hideout, but recons indicate that a rebel force is very close to us. Are we allowed to engage them." "This mission is of absolute importance! Do not let the rebels reach the Black Sun!" "Sir we have lost contact with the troops. There is a huge sandstorm closing in on their position, it must be causing interference with our communication systems." "Our sensors indicate no living creatures are in the area. The sandstorm must have completely destroyed our Assault team and the Imperial forces." "Sir the Avenger is leaving orbit! They must also consider that no one could have survived the storm!" "We can't let them escape! Track their destination and prepare to jump in hyperspace." Meanwhile, in the sand-filled air, the surviving Rebels and Imperials start to realize that they’re left alone, lost in the desert among the remaining debris of their ships and ground transports. This wreckage might be their only hope to get away from the deadly desert... "Hey look! I've found some droids!" *Wave his hand* "These aren't the parts we're looking for..." The Pile-o-bricks: The pile-o-bricks define what parts you can use and in which quantity. For this contest, the pile of bricks is composed of the following sets: 75003 - A-wing starfighter 9492 - TIE fighter 9496 - Desert skiff [*]The part list of the chosen sets can be found here [link] or [link]. [*]You cannot use the minifigs and their accessories included in the sets. [*]You cannot use any extra parts included in the sets, only the parts used in the main build. [*]In addition to these sets, you are allowed to use a maximum of 20 other bricks of your choice. The list of these additional bricks should be mentioned in your entry post. [*]You can use a flat baseplate if needed. This doesn't count in the 20 additional bricks. [*]You can use your sigfig, and any other member sigfig with no restrictions. However, any accessories that isn't part of the Pile-o-Bricks , and any other minifig count toward the 20 additional bricks. (A complete minifig with legs, torso, hands, head and hat/hair count as 1 additionnal brick) [*]You are only allowed to use your sigifg "for free". Any other minifig pieces count against the twenty piece limit. Any minifig pieces separated from the minifig count as one piece. Minifig pieces can only be grouped to count as one piece when attached to other pieces from the same section of the minifig the way TLG divides them up. Any accessories can't be grouped with the minifig pieces. (So a hand by itself is one piece. A hand and an arm attached together are one piece. The whole torso assembly is one piece, the whole leg assembly is one piece, the head is one piece. Just the torso and the head together are two pieces. Just the torso and just the hips together are two pieces. A torso and a backpack together are two pieces. A hand, an arm, and a gun together are two pieces. A head and a helmet together are two pieces. A Stormtrooper with a blaster is five pieces: legs, torsos, head, helmet, blaster.) [*]The use of decals included in the chosen sets is allowed but not mandatory. The Prizes: From the Core Rules: Your faction will receive points based on two factors: Points: The average number of points per builder. Builders: Two points for each builder. [*]These two totals are added to each other, and the faction with the higher total is the winner. [*]All the players on the winning team will receive this tag to commemorate their victory. You can only have one of these tags or one of the Community Build tags at a time, but a log will be kept of all the tags you've earned in your profile in the Characters topic. [*]The player who receives the most total individual points, regardless of team, is guaranteed a spot among the next set of the blog'sShowcased MOCs. (This member must still be able to provide a picture big enough and of suitable quality to be used in the Showcased banner.) [*]You will receive XP equal to the number of points you are awarded from the judges. [*]Other prizes to be determined. The Rules: All rules in the Core Rules topic apply. The Empire's goal and the Alliance's goal is to escape the debris field by any mean. All players should depict in their entry their character helping to fulfill that goal. Remember to make your entry appropriate to your rank and goal. From the Core Rules: Your build will be scored in two stages, to make it easier on the judges by lessening the number of builds that must be scored in greater detail: In the first stage, the judges will award a score from 1-10, with a '1' being "Minifig on a Plate", a '5' being "Your Average MOC" and a '10' being "Flawless Concept and Execution". In the second stage, the top five builds of each faction (so ten in total) from the first stage will be scored based on basic predetermined criteria: up to 10 points for the concept and appropriateness to the objective, up to 25 points for your execution of the build, and up to 5 points for your presentation of the entry. For builders who make it to the second stage, their second stage total is added to their first stage points, and that total is divided by two. You can earn a maximum of 25 points in each episode. [*]The amount of points you earn is also the amount of XP your character earns. [*]The Episode will run from 14 October to 11 November, 2013. As long as it's still November 11th somewhere in the world, you can still enter. [*]Entries posted after the deadline will be disqualified from the episode and will not be eligible to receive XP. [*]This episode/contest is open to all players of Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka, even if they joined EB or signed up for the game after the episode has begun, with the exception of the Star Wars staff, who are not eligible to win XP or prizes; the EB admins and moderators, who are not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP; and the episode host, who is not eligible to win prizes but may earn XP. [*]One entry per member. [*]All entries must be new creations, not posted anywhere else prior to being entered in the episode. You may be asked by a staff member to change your entry if it is too similar to an earlier creation. [*]All entries must be built from real LEGO or with Lego Digital Designer. No clone brands, no third-party custom parts. If LDD is used, a link to the LXF file should be either mentionned in the entry or PMed to the episode host. [*]You are allowed to use one customized/modified minifigure, your Shadows of Nar Eurbrikka sig-fig. Everything else must be purist. [*]All entries must be posted as a new topic in the Watto's Junkyard subforum, the title prefixed by, "[soNE Ep. II]". (For example, "[soNE Ep. II] A nice Ugly".) [*]Post pictures no larger than 1000x720, as specified in the EB Member Guidelines. [*]You may do a 'full-blown photo edit' with all the text, effects, background compositing, support erasing, and other effects on one picture. All your other pictures may have no editing other than color adjustment or background removal for a solid-color background. For obvious reasons, any photo editing that changes the shape, functionality, or color (not tint or adjustment, but actual color) of a LEGO piece is prohibited. [*]All entries are considered WIPs (Works In Progress) until the deadline passes. Until the deadline has passed, you are allowed to change and improve your MOC. LDD specific rules: Remember that it is a mixed contest, with both real bricks and LDD entries. Each one has it's advantages, but try to be fair with the other contestants. Your entry must be buildable with real bricks. No floating bricks and such are allowed. POV-Ray renders are allowed. You must provide the LXF file of your entry, either with a link in your entry post or directly by PM to one of the contest hosts if you don't want it to be public. Using custom palettes in LDD: LDD allow you to use a custom brick palette, limiting the bricks available for building. Download the custom palette LXF file [link] or [link] Go to the folder where LDD is installed (for example "C:\Program Files (x86)\LEGO Company\LEGO Digital Designer" ) Create a folder named ""UserPalettes" Copy the custom palette LXF file to that folder Launch LDD, start a new build Click on the "Filter bricks by boxes" icon on the bottom left and select "SONE_EP2_sets". The brick palettes should now display only the selection of bricks and show the number of bricks you could use.