Agents, it's that time of year again--for the annual Delta Green Shotgun Scenario Contest!
As usual, the aim of this year's contest is to write short scenarios. In keeping with the Man in Black's original definition, mere scenario seeds are perfectly welcome, including evocative artifacts, species, themes and cults. Everyone is invited to participate and advertise.
1. Entries must be set in the Delta Green-verse.
2. Entries can be of any length. However, any entry longer than 1500 words* will be at a disadvantage in the voting. Specifically, every vote for long entries will be counted as 0.5 votes for purposes of determining victory.
3. Scenario titles and stats blocks do not count toward the word limit. Narrative NPC descriptions do count.
4. You may submit as many Shotgun Scenarios as you wish.
5. Submissions are anonymous until the contest has ended, except to the contest administrator.
6. To submit an entry, email it to the contest administrator, epossing AT yahoo DOT com. The administrator will post each text with its word count to the DGML as soon as possible, and archive it on the Delta Green wiki (<http://fairfieldproject.wikidot.com/shotgun-scenarios
>) with appropriate formatting.
7. Submissions may be sent in the body of the email or as text attachment (doc, rtf, etc). No PDFs please.
8. The last day for submissions is Thursday, December 31, 2015.
9. The authors of the top three scenarios by anonymous vote are the winners. This will be decided through a list member poll on the DGML Yahoo! Groups page, ending at midnight on Sunday, January 23, 2016.
10. Authors are free to vote for their own submission.
11. The contest administrator may submit but does not vote.
*Note: Word count is as determined by the GNU wc utility. The rule of halving the effective vote count for long entries comes from the 2006 edition of this annual contest.
First place prize is a $20 gift certificate to Drivethrurpg/RPGNow.
Second place prize is a $10 gift certificate to Drivethrurpg/RPGNow.
Third place prize is a $5 gift certificate to Drivethrurpg/RPGNow.
Good luck everyone!