Defend the Spot Contest 2008

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I must say that this year's entries were a great deal better in quality than last years', and hopefully that signals an increasing interest in scenario design. Also I am pleased that many of the contestants were first time designers or relatively inexperienced, and this would have been an enjoyable event for them. Thanks to all who participated and to the judges. Now, here are the results!

Results

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1st Place: The Assault on Killgary, by White Champion - 126 pts

The Assault on Killgary is a simple concept taken to a degree of perfection by White Champion. You have to defend a small outpost against British troops and kill 5000 of the enemies. Featuring good theme music, outstanding map design and having almost every 'own' unit renamed makes for an exciting and challenging scenario. The winner, though close.

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2nd Place: Breath of Fire, by dark_blade - 124 pts

A very creative map, a sort of monk+tower defence. You get to convert entire armies and use them to protect your monastery. Holding off so many waves of attackers isn't easy, because they get tougher and stronger with each wave. A close runner up.

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3rd Place: The Kingdom, by Jas the Mace1- 105 pts

A city siege scenario, except that you have control of only a few elite troops and you have to rely on your ally for the most part. The enemy is seemingly invincible and keeps coming even after huge losses. You have to finally make a last stand and kill the enemy captain. A classical DTS scenario.

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4h Place: Divine War, by Teotl - 103 pts

A Mayan fantasy-adventure, featuring the war between good and evil. You must fight the legions of the underworld in many temples and towns. This scenario also has good music.

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5th Place: The Traitor and the Wise men, by EstebanF - 98 pts

This scenario is another classical DTS, featuring the defense of an abandoned castle and then of a large city. In between there are also some cutscenes which tell the story. Here too you have to use your monks ( wise men ) effectively to win the day.

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6th Place: The Rebellion, by Guthan - 83 pts

The Rebellion, is a city seige scenario in which you control a few troops. However the scenario also features some .dat editing such as flame-throwing towers.

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7th Place: The Battle of Crecy , by Popeychops - 73 pts

More like a Fixed force battle than DTS, this scenario features hordes of soldiers clashing together in a historically themed battle. You also have to defend a sheep!

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Scores by each Judge:

In the following order: Playability,Creativity/Story,Balance,Map design = Total

Jatayu's scores

Breath of Fire................. 13,14,8,7 = 42
The Assault on Killgary........ 12,10,9,10 = 41
The Traitor and the wise men... 13,11,8,9 = 41
The Kingdom.................... 11,9,9,8 = 37
Battle of Crecy................ 10,9,7,4 = 30
Divine War..................... 7,9,8,5 = 29
The Rebellion.................. 5,8,6,8 = 27

Julius999's scores

The Assault on Killgary........ 14,14,8,8 = 44
Breath of Fire................. 13,13,8,8 = 42
Divine War..................... 9,11,9,9 = 38
The Kingdom.................... 11,6,7,7 = 31
The Rebellion.................. 7,12,3,6 = 28
The Traitor and the wise men... 8,9,6,4 = 27
Battle of Crecy................ 4,9,2,5 = 20

Matt Livecchi's scores

The Assault on Killgary........ 13,12,9,7 = 41
Breath of Fire................. 12,11,8,9 = 40
The Kingdom.................... 11,11,8,7 = 37
Divine War..................... 11,10,8,7 = 36
The Traitor and the wise men... 9,8,7,6 = 30
The Rebellion.................. 8,9,6,5 = 28
Battle of Crecy................ 8,7,4,4 = 23

Contestants

dark_blade
Teotl
Jas the Mace1
Guthan
White Champion
EstebanF
Popeychops

Completed entries

Battle of Crecy by Popeychops

The Kingdom by Jas the Mace1

The Traitor and the Wise Men by EstebanF

The Rebellion by Guthan

Divine War by Teotl

The Assault on KillGary by White Champion

Breath of Fire by dark_blade