What would people say to a WA mod contest? I would be willing to offer a prize of some sort to the winner but its mostly to promote continued innovation at these wars. I was picturing setting a deadline of one of these wars and then having people there vote on innovation, war practicality and aesthetics/cleanliness. Can't vote for your own blaster and can only enter one blaster per contest. Would people be interested?
I'm in. Could we make it a 'pool prize' sort of thing? Have a nominal entry fee ($5?). Contestants commit to entering beforehand (and if you flake on the war, you forfeit, but are still on the hook for the fee.)
The catch is that the winner must spend the money on something related to modding - tools, stock blasters, partz from others, or raw materials. Then, the next war, the winner shows off the 'prize'. (Or, if it's too late in the season, in the PJ thread.)
As for scoring, how about top three for each criteria, with #1 in each category getting 3 points, #2 2 pts, etc. Yes, this means people will probably award the same blaster(s) points in multiple categories, but I think I'll have an easier time rating based on individual qualities than just nominating one that is 'best overall.'
Oh, can we include homebrews in there? Darth F's uber-secret pump-action is too clean to not qualify, as was Tantum's tooth-eating Snap.
Lastly, can I suggest that it has to be something that was modded / created / updated since the last war, so the same blaster can't be re-re-re-entered?
Edited by taerKitty, 01 July 2010 - 01:32 AM.
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