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After tallying the votes from both our site and our Facebook page, the monster-killing monstrosity created by Lindsey Robbins has taken top honors. Here's how it all breaks down -

Grand Prize: Sepia (Lindsey Robbins)

Lindsey receives the Grand Prize, which includes the ViewSonic gTablet and a custom illustration of Sepia by Postmortem Studio's Bradley McDevitt!

First Runner Up: Eb/N0 aka Signal (Brian Houle)

Brian receives a $100 Gift Certificate for DriveThruRPG!

Second Runner Up: Gyth (John Miller)

John wins the $50 Gift Certificate for DriveThruRPG!

The remaining finalists, Michael Tessitore (David Weaver) and George (Cameron Harris) each get a $25 Gift Certificate just for making it to this level!

Congratulations again to our winners, and thanks to all of you for supporting this big event! Let us know what you thought of it -!

The Characters
     created by
     Lindsey Robbins

Sepia (Lindsey Robbins)

Sepia grew up on a fishing boat, loosely connected to a village on the shore. Her mother said she was as capricious as the sea; sometimes laughing and full of joy, others stormy and full of rage. More than once her father had hauled her out of the water after she had gone in after some fish that had slipped the line. Her anger, even as a small child, had been feral.

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Eb/N0 aka "Signal"
     created by
     Brian Houle


It began as an Internet meme, a presumed hack appearing randomly across the Web: Eb/N0. A particularly pernicious SQL-injection hack afflicting everything from shopping sites, to PAC websites, to elementary school classroom project websites. But, it did no harm beyond placing the simple tag: Eb/N0. A hacker signature, perhaps.

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     created by
     John Miller

Gyth (John Miller)

System: Savage Worlds:

Agility d8
Smarts d4
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Michael Tessitore
     created by
     David Weaver

Michael Tessitore (David Weaver)

"I know a guy who can help you. Owns a little pizza joint out in Roseville, off Gratiot Avenue. Most of the tuned in community Detroit know of him, but most of them didn't know him when I met him, back in the 80s. His name's Mike. Michael Tessitore, that is. What people know him for now is good pizza, overpriced beer, and being in so deep with the White Court that, well, let's just say there are plenty of nasty rumors.

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     created by
     Cameron Harris

FATE system, Diaspora (near future Sci-Fi)


Aspect (10)
The left leg of power.
"Don't let that big belly fool you. I'm fitter than I look."
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The Judges

Fred Hicks, creator of The Dresden Files RPG and Spirit of the Century, and one of the brilliant minds of Evil Hat Productions. Careful here - if you don't entertain him, you will receive some very negative Aspects.

Eddy Webb, writer and designer for Deep 7 and Z-Man Games, and the main man behind everything White Wolf is putting out these days, is a fine professional and a great gamer... and very likely your worst nightmare if you don't make him smile.

John Wick, legendarily "indie" long before anyone was using the term, is the magnificent mind responsible for the creation of L5R, 7th Sea, Houses of the Blooded, and much more from John Wick Presents. Fail to amuse, and you may well appear as someone killed horribly in his next work; no, wait, that would be cool, so you wouldn't stand such a chance.

Matt McElroy, DriveThruRPG's Publisher Relations Manager, is well-known to many fans as the main man behind Flames Rising. He's also an accomplished writer and designer; his latest work can be found in the Little Fears product Among the Missing. We really appreciate him stepping up to help break some ties.

These are the folks you'll have to get through to make it to the Final. If you manage to get that far, your work will be submitted to the fans at large to vote on the very best selections.

The Rules

  1. You must have a account. It's free, so make sure you're signed up. Click here to log in or create a new account. OneBookShelf, Inc. employees and publishers may not participate. All ages welcome.

  2. Your entry must consist of two parts - the character presented in your choice of game mechanics, and a brief biography of no more than 400 words. Naturally, you must include a name. As well, don't go crazy with the stats part; anything past the half-page mark is too much. Any system and any genre is perfectly acceptable (though it needs to be "Safe for Work," please).

  3. No images, please. The judging will be strictly on the crafting of the character and the bio.

  4. All submissions should be sent to

  5. Judges will select Finalists based on creativity, effective written descriptions, and how compelling the character is. Humor is fine if it fits, but dramatic narratives, "Action Figure Stat Card" style, and any other approach is also strong.

  6. There will be two levels of screening before Finalists are chosen. The first level will be handled by a team of Gaming Commandos under the expert leadership of Sean "Big Irish Gamer" Fannon. The top dozen entries will then be submitted to our Triad of Terror, who will then submit the Top Five Finalists. All Finalists will win something, but the results of fan voting will determine who gets the top prizes.

  7. The contest gets officially underway on May 19th, with the last day of submissions being two weeks later, June 2nd. Finalists will be posted for fan judging on June 16th, with the votes tallied and winners announced on June 24th.

The Prizes

  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive a ViewSonic gTablet with 10" Multi-Touch LCD Screen, Android OS 2.2, perfect for carrying and reading our products on. As well, their character will be custom illustrated by Bradley McDevitt, top-notch artist for Postmortem Studios!

  • Our First Runner Up will receive a $100 Gift Certificate for products! Second Runner Up will receive a $50 Gift Certificate, while the remaining finalists will each receive $25 Gift Certificates.

  • On top of all this, each character will be featured in the "Bring It to the Table" feature in the weekly Newsletter.

ViewSonic gTablet with 10" Multi-Touch LCD Screen, Android OS 2.2

All questions should be sent to - Good Luck, and let's hear all about those characters now!

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