Aprils Contest ~ Myrdread... The World of Dread Desolation

Started by Armorbeast, April 01, 2020, 02:35:22 pm

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Myrdread is a world of contrasts within the Worlds of Shadow. It is a world where ancient dinosaurs rule the lands alongside barbarians, lizard men and the wreckage of modern civilizations. It is the only world within the Worlds of Shadow where you will find the ruins of modern warfare but where none of the technology functions except on the most basic levels. Imagine a barbarian riding a T-Rex carrying an AK-47 with a sword on his back in a ruined city from World War II era Earth. Sorcery can make destroyed tanks, cars and other vehicles function as they once did on Earth but it is possible to make them function without it if the basic tech doesn't include electronics or computers to make it work... finding fuel is a more difficult proposition when doing this.

The theme of Myrdread isn't that difficult to understand. Think Cadillacs & Dinosaurs, Thundarr the Barbarian, Mad Max, Conan the Barbarian, the Lost world... and toss in some fantasy characters like an Orc driving a battletank fueled by a power crystal.

But, this is also a world dominated by deserts. Not necessarily extremely hot, just arid because only certain areas of this world have water above ground within easy access. Those places which are more lush and full of life also tend to be the places most heavily fought over and where one finds even more modern ruins. This is, overall, a human-dominated world but it's a world where barbarians rule and it is foremost a world of swords and sorcery... and dinosaurs!

It is also a world where you will find more modern clothing and culture so that you might have a barbarian warlord wearing a bikers jacket with a bikini-clad babe listening to cassettes on a Sony Walkman.

Think of it as a post-apocalyptic world where Cimmerians and other ancient barbarians find themselves lost in and where dinosaurs are the dominant lifeforms.


IMPORTANT: ALL Prize lists MUST be in within TWO days after the contest is over. please remember to include prizes in order that you might like them along with links to the items you want unless its a gift card item, email address and usernames and for software/shippable items please include real names and home address thank you

1) First and foremost, we want everyone to enter. If you do not wish a prize but want to participate in the spirit of showcasing your talent, we will be creating a list of those members who will officially receive a DSA No Prize. We've had trouble in the past where members enter who actually do not want to win. These members don't want to take anything away from members who are participating to win prizes and we've had issues in the past where we tried to accommodate these members but not every judge understood or read comments by the artist not to choose their image. When the official contest topic is posted, we would like any member who only wants to participate in the spirit of competition to contact us and we will officially add them to the No Prize list.

2) Your images must follow the theme to the best of your ability. But how you do this is up to your individual creativity and imagination. So ask if you have questions about the theme.

3) There is a post limit of one image a day... no reworks as all images must be original for this contest. Try adding different races and different cultures... explore the variety that makes up who and what we are.

4) Images cannot be posted anywhere else for five days and must include links to this contest or statements that it is for this contest.

A) Images posted late will be excluded from judging

5) Artistic nudity is allowed but our rules on child nudity apply. No child nudity is allowed. This is defined as genitals and nip's so cover them up or risk violating our rules. A good alternative would be anime.

6) The contest is open to any medium that you wish to use. You can enter with Computer generated images, photo manipulated, hand drawn, painted, or any other type of medium you can think of. Make note of the prizes being offered as only rarely might they not be 3d oriented.

7) We consider it trolling if criticism about content is made when images are within the rules.

8. Unless otherwise specified, make sure to add an alternate prize selection should you want a bundle or partnered item. Some of our sponsors allow this, some do not and some may on certain items of which we have no way of knowing.

9) Consider adding some written text to explain your illustrations to help others better understand your image and leave comments on the entries of fellow contestants to show your appreciation.

10) Make sure to check and see if the prize you have won is a coupon or a gift certificate. If it clearly says it is a coupon, do not apply it as a gift certificate at the sponsors site or vice versa.

11) The theme should focus on dinosaurs and barbarians

12) Include the following information ~

A) Username (for DSA and sponsors site)
B) Email Address
C) Real Name & Physical Mailing Address (for software and physical prizes)

13) Beginning June 1st, 2015; At the end of the month contests will be judged within 7 business days. Winners will be contacted but are also expected to check back in to avoid oversights barring unforeseen circumstances.

Again, please click the link at the top of the rules list to view the page set aside for this specific rule and discussion.

14) Winners will provide a list including each sponsor in order that they would like to have the prizes. We will then choose what prizes you win on a first come, first serve basis. Our First Place winner will receive the first item on their list which will be removed from all other winners lists. Our Second Place winner will be given the first item remaining on their list and so forth. When each winner has been awarded a prize, we will begin again with the First Place winner until all prizes are awarded.

A) Our normal monthly contests will have 5 winners. Our larger contests will have up to 31 winners. We will alert members should this change at any time or if the sponsors have alerted us to award items to runners up.

B) You may provide a list to us at any time during the month. Providing the list does not guarantee a prize. Items given to runners up, if any, will come from these lists or be donated by prize winners.

15) If you do not provide the items you would like where you have won a "choice" of items from the sponsor, on the list you provide to us, you will have 5 business days after notification to contact us. It is unfair that, in cases where a sponsor provides a prize to multiple winners, that winners who reply quickly must wait of winners who reply late.

16) Remember, if you have any questions, please ask them in the contest topic so that staff or fellow members can explain and help you to understand rules or themes in our competition


One $100 gift certificate from Renderosity

$50.00 Gift Certificate From Forender
$25.00 Gift Certificate From Forender
$12.00 Gift Certificate From Forender
$12.00 Gift Certificate From Forender
$12.00 Gift Certificate From Forender
(New Rule ~ Forender Wants To Spread Things Around A Bit More. So If You Have Won From Them Recently, Please Choose A Participant That You Would Like To Donate This Prize Too)

One Item of Choice From HinkyPunk (No Daz Originals to be on safe side

One Item of Choice From Mercenary Studios

One Item of Choice From AngellsGraphics

One copy of DSA Lycan DreamslayerVisions

One Item of Choice From Avros

One Item of Choice From Spookielilone(NO DAZ ORIGINALS)

One Item of Choice From Jepe (No bundles, No Daz Originals or partnered items)

One Item of Choice From Hongyu from Renderosity or DAZ3D (No partnered items or bundles)

One Item of Choice From Prae(no items partnered with Rpublishing)

One Item of Choice From Darwins Mishap (NO DAZ ORIGINALS NO PARTNERED ITEMS)

One Item of Choice From Sveva NO PARTNERED ITEMS






Checks notes to see who was supposed to post the winners instead of just contacting them.

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1 myquad
2 Malv
3  rebelgraphx
4  OneFiniteMonkey
5 steeleyes