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Register for the Dreamkeepers Original Character Tournament here:  

www.dreamkeeperscomic.com/OCTo…

Registration closes Thursday, December 8th.  

We've had some queries about exactly how the tournament works, so I'll break it down.

All you need is a keyboard and your imagination- no references, illustrations, or other assets required.  

Read our legalese on the registration page and submit your info, including a valid e-mail.  The big thing to include:

A concise, compelling description of your character- 300 words or less, and it may include one html link of your choice.

Remember these battles are based on audience votes.  Only the most captivating character will prevail- so make your description count.

I'll publicly post your character name and description when we announce Bracket-1 matchups, so you'll be able to read all about the character you're facing off against.  

Then it's time for a war of words.

I'll e-mail asking for your battle text:  In 300 words or less, describe what happens in the fight.  It can be anything that you think will persuade an audience to take your side.  

I'll post your battle text alongside the battle text of your enemy- and readers will have 48 hours to vote.   The battle text with the most votes wins.  The loser is eliminated from the tournament, and winners go on to Bracket-2 battles.

(After December 8th, I'll post a sample battle between Mace and Ravat, with voting, to give an idea of how it all works.)  

Bracket 2 works the same- I'll again post matchups, and again e-mail asking for your new battle-text against your new enemy.  And we'll repeat until the final battle, when two victors duel for ultimate supremacy.  

I'll draw the winner's character on one of the battle cards in the upcoming Dreamkeepers card game.

Rules:  

*One registered character allowed per person.

*We reserve the right to decline to post any text entry or link, and will explain our reasons if we take this option.  If we shoot an entry down, we'll give you two chances to submit a different entry.    

*Battle text may include maximum one HTML link- which enables you to use illustrations, videos, or other media if desired.  

*Have fun.

You can make or commission other artwork, stories, or promotional content at your own discretion if you think it will help drive more support for your character.  Use the #Dreamkeepers hashtag on social media to taunt opposition, promote your character, and deploy tactical memes.  Tag me in and I'll share content if I can stay caught up.

Any final questions, fire them into the comments below.  We'll work with the winner on the specifics for their card art- thanks to everyone for checking this tournament out!

Warriors- ready yourselves.  

Many will fight.

One will win.

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:iconconnordavidson:
ConnorDavidson Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
 Late question, 'cuz I'm soooooo behind in everything. (Ugh, finals week...) So does it close *on* December 8 or at the end of the day? (Like can we submit something now on the 8th...)

Depending on the answer to that question...

Can the OC be a nightmare? Or should we stick to dreamkeepers?
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Tortwag Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
SUbmitted it yesterday! Hopefully this'll work fine. Good luck to everyone else :3
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Leokingdom10 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
DONE and SUBMITED!......I think I did the concise right, also forgot to ask this, can the HTML be a Sta,ah link to the drawing of my OC? Cause I just finished it today and will submit it tomorrow on the group, is that ok?
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:iconleokingdom10:
Leokingdom10 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I'm nearly done with my re-drawing of my character, it's like a last minute, I'm almost done.
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Cheesebread222 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
For the name part, do you need are real name, or do you want a username?

Also, can the HTML reference link be to a longer character description, or is that cheating? 
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
The name part is intended to be the name of your character- I figure we can nail down real-life info as necessary, and I probably won't make that public.   But the character name will be public for people to vote on.

As for the HTML going to a longer character description, I think it's a great idea!   That type of thing is absolutely permitted- I allow pretty much anything for the link, as long as it's not ambush NSFW stuff or Rickrolling or something.
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A-Fox-Of-Fiction Featured By Owner Edited Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I'd join, but I'm not sure, I'm having difficulty figuring out just WHAT I'd like to submit.
Add in the fact I've been feeling like shit lately, and it's even more difficult to decide on...
Update: And now it turned out I could come up with something :)
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
Cool.  8 ) 
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:icona-fox-of-fiction:
A-Fox-Of-Fiction Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for holding it.
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Are the entries displayed somewhere?
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
Not yet- I'm just compiling them into a file.  But after I close registration, I'll post the contestants up, and announce the bracket-1 matchups.
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
Okay :D
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StoryTeller288 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if i wanted to add more to my characters personality, abilities and appearance can i use the hashtag on facebook? or something like that, i like to add drawings and maybe a story involving my character
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
Yep!  We allow one hyperlink in your character description- and besides that, you can include any information you want, anywhere that your supporters can find it.
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StoryTeller288 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent! Hopefully when the battles are displayed in can show more content to support my character, better get writing and drawing XD im so pumped up for this
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KoKeiden Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
I dunno the exact details but I included my characters backgrond, abilities, allies and enemies, a bit of his personality, forgot famous quote though, but that's what I got outta this.
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:iconkokeiden:
KoKeiden Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
"I am the one nightmare the C.C.A. must acknowledge."
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
...That's a really good teaser, I love it.  E ) 
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KoKeiden Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
Thank you, that means a lot, ur talent level is amazing, I'm bummed I've read all your stuff already, awaiting ur next comic
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:iconkafelnikov:
Kafelnikov Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
The Wayward Astronomer will be releasing in early 2017, so you could always buy a copy to get your fix! :D
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:iconkokeiden:
KoKeiden Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
🖒
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Gyrforce Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry, I'm still trying to wrap my head around how the 300 word battle works.  I'm slow with this. XD

Correct me if I'm wrong, but something like this?  You pair us up and we assess the opposition.  Then, I would write (in 300 words or less) a description of what my OC would do against and/or to the opposing OC (ie deploy my OC's fleet of flying laser sharks to distract and wound the other OC whereupon my OC summons an awesome pillar of fire from the sky in an attempt to cremate them while my OC approaches, sword drawn, eyes aglow and deals the finishing blow; or some such description).  Then the public votes and the OC with the most votes wins and their battle scenario becomes word-of-law and they move on to the next bracket while the loser returns to the obscurity from whence they came in the Dream World?

Again, apologies for not understanding what you've already explained. :iconderpplz:
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
Yep- that's actually a solid approximation for how it's supposed to work!   I'm going to post an example battle up before the first round begins, to give contestants an idea of what to expect.
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Gyrforce Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, thanks!  I can't wait to see how this goes! :eager:
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WayCool64 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Student Filmographer
Does it have to be a completely new OC, or can I use an already made OC of mine that can fit within the DK universe?
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:iconlizzymae17:
lizzymae17 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From what I've read, it can be both, so long as there aren't any copyright issues or your character isn't too involved with the main plot.
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Student General Artist
I should probably wait until the thing starts to share the text description for the character I entered on my art accounts as well besides you sharing? Thanks,looking forward to having some fun!
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Bladespeedy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Well, I guess I could give this a shot.~ I have not thought of this being a thing, but i will need to dig a little more into what this is...I am a slow guy...~
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scoobky Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Student Artist
yay i entered and i cant wait everyone good luck!
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:iconstoryteller288:
StoryTeller288 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I already applied, hopefully i get good votes XD wish i could add more though, i had so much i wanted to put into my character oc
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
So this is just to describe the character's abilities, and personality?
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
It could be their abilities and personality, or it could focus on another aspect of the character- whatever you think would get potential voters interested and hopefully rooting for you.  :)
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Okay I posted the thing into that link thing.  What do I do now?
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shoop400 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Maybe next year. Now's not the time to make an OC out of thin air.
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:iconyoshiagent:
YoshiAgent Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
I have a question regarding the intensity of this fighting. Will this be like a gladiator fight to the death, or more like a sporty boxing match?
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
It'll actually be up to the "Battle text" that the contestants submit- and what the audience votes for.   Things could be gentlemanly and honorable, or people could bust out surprise backstabs and nuclear tripwires.   

That's part of why I'm excited for this contest- I have no idea what's going to happen.  But I know people are pretty imaginative.
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YoshiAgent Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
Nice, thanks for the info! I've already submitted my entry.

Also another question, will I be able to send drawings related to the character after the entry submission?
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GrummanF-14 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
And what will happen to the OCs that don't win?
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:icondreamkeepers:
Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
They'll be out of the tournament, but that's all.  I hope people would continue to enjoy their characters, even if they don't win the tournament.  
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:icongrummanf-14:
GrummanF-14 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
Okay then
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Leokingdom10 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Cool if I redraw my OC and link it as a html for the 300 word concise? or does that count as a illustration?
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Dreamkeepers Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
The 300-word limit allows for one html link- and that link can go to anything you like, illustration, what have you.  8 )
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:iconleokingdom10:
Leokingdom10 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Ok thanks XD
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