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Sorry about the delay folks, had some issues to take care of on the home front , and hadnt had a chance to get this months proof written up. This challenge will be a little longer as a result, but requires a tiny bit more work on your guys part to get full credit for the themed entry achievement. This months challenge will stretch until the end of May, and yes there will be a separate challenge for May.

 

April's challenge is derived from one of my favorite horror authors of all time, H.P. Lovecraft. Your mission should you accept it is to read one of Lovecrafts short stories, tell us about it, and then write your own short story using the Cthulhu Mythos as a primer, you are free to create new monstrosities and heroes as you see fit. The short story should be a minimum of 2,000 words, and should have at least 1 scene in which the hero/heroine confronts a monstrosity, the rest is left up to you. The top entries will be published on the blog on our website. So don't forget to grammar and spell check your work.

 

Now your thinking , I thought this was a painting challenge, and your right it is. The second portion of this challenge is to create a small scene from the story you just wrote, utilizing whichever monstrosity you had decided to use and the hero/heroine that you had face it. More likely than not , there is no miniature that exists that will accurately represent your monstrosity, so we encourage you to make use of the boneyard on Reapers store to create it yourself, and don't forget the greenstuff, you'll be needing it.

 

Note that monstrosities are complex , usually grotesque interdimentional beings, so please refrain from implementing simple monsters as your monstrosity.(ie, no zombies, vampires , werewolves or their ilk), dont get me wrong, you can implement these types of creatures into your story, but they don't count as a monstrosity on their own.

 

All painted entries are excepted regardless of whether they fit the theme or not , and still garnish points.

If you earn the themed entry achievement , by following the instructions laid out above , you will be granted an additional 200% bonus towards your points.

 

A list of all the possible achievements can be found on our website by visiting the painter standings page, a link to our website is listed in our signature below .

 

The challenge will run from now until midnight on June 1st, 2013.

 

And remember everybody, these challenges are meant to be fun and rewarding , so enjoy yourself.

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Hmm... this sounds like it could be fun to work in concert with someone on - one person to write the story, the other to create the diorama - is this allowed?

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I wouldn't mind doing a team effort. I can write and/or paint.

I'm already kicking around ideas of things to paint if your interested in the writing aspect

 

certainly! PM me with details of what you have in mind.

 

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