caption to this thread on the DSL forum.
Contest Ends 06/11/14 at
5pm. Winner receives 2nd merit and change merit con card.
The Best DSL Themed Pumpkin
Quest - Best DSL Themed Pumpkin - Ends October 31 2012.
Info- Carve a Pumpkin with something DSL related in
theme. Post your picture (or a link to the picture) on the DSL forums.
The winner will win 100 Hit Points added to a character of their choice.
WIN A COPPER DRAGON
Quest - Best DSL Comic - Due by Friday December 2nd.
Info- Draw a DSL comic strip. The one Scorn likes
the most will win a Copper Dragon. (You may not sell this dragon.
It is not a con card)
How will we
be judged: Humor is most important. I do not care if you use
stick figures. However, some artistic talent does not hurt.
To submit your entry,
post the comic on the forums at:
http://www.dsl-mud.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=58617. You may submit
as many entries as you like.
End of Contest: November 1st 2011
Prizes: 100% skills and spells added to any character.
Contest Description: Come up with an
improved flag for the SLAYERS clan. If yours is chosen, it will be
used in the game and you will be awarded the 100% skills/spells award.
"Why I Play"
Create a short (2-3 paragraphs) essay on why you play DSL. The top 3
have won RANDOM remaining 2008 con cards.
1st Place: Rob Jones
Before I confess why I play,
my history I should convey:
A mere accountant by the day.
Is what I term as my forte.
But by the night, I'm not so bald.
A six-pack, muscled, long-haired skald
Who's swarmed by fans at his recall,
Who goes behind the Waterfall.
She's sexy, furry, leather-clad
(and probably a guy named Chad)
But that's okay, it's not half bad.
In real life folks would think me mad.
I've fought before a massive crowd
The last man standing, cheering loud
Axes cut like genius surgeon
(Even though I'm still a virgin.)
In my job I shuffle papers
Never getting into capers.
I never take the road less trod
But by the night I've met my God.
And now you know just why I play:
A mere accountant by the day
Can be a very different man
Within this Dark and Shattered Land.
2nd Place: Autumn Jarvis
I play DSL because I like to write stories,
and I'm just not very good at it by myself. I love words. I love writing,
and I love the way that people on this MUD weave their stories sometimes.
Very little is preplanned; characters change, evolve, adapt to situations
and it's all part of the stories and histories that are being fleshed and
built out based on other people, other characters.
There is something
addicting about being able to change the world, even in a context as small
as the one on DSL. There is something refreshing about being able to know
that no character will ever be just like mine is, just because no other
character will ever go through the exact same experiences and situations
that my character has. No other player will be able to exactly replicate
what I have done, for good or bad.
The bottom line is
that I play DSL for the people. Logging on every day provides a new, unique
setting. I can walk through the same town twelve times in an hour and walk
by different people each time, and if I wanted to, I could affect them. I
could make them different, as much as they do me. The game, the people, the
players are dynamic, friends that I will share things on a creative level
that I will never share with anything else. That is why I play DSL.
3rd Place: Anthony Tyger
Why I play?
An essay of moderate
intention by Anthony Tyger
initially started to play in late 2001, it was to enjoy the idea of a game
that held none of the aspects of modern game play, i.e. interactive 3d
images and NPC’s and/or fixed game interaction to the extent of simply
following quests or quest like hints that led you in the appropriate
direction during game play. Instead, DSL offered me something that had been
lacking in my personal game experience, honest role-play. I love the idea of
an entirely personal character, one that I decide the color of it’s skin,
it’s eye color, the length of its hair, as well as any little personal
detail I wish to enter into it’s description, including it’s equipment. Sort
of makes the being more fleshed out in my opinion, and enables me to build
it the way I want to. That’s generally not something one gets with general
game play these days.
Since then I
have experienced a few select characters to some varying degree of success,
but only because I measure my success by personal agenda. I have stormed the
walls of a besieging camp, I have sat at the side of a queen while she gave
birth, I have seen the rise and fall of several bloodlines of beings, and I
have witnessed first hand the destruction of a whole society. Show me a game
like those of today (FF 1-13, Wild Arms 1-5, etc…), and compare it to a MUD,
and tell me what “others” might say is the better game to play. But should
someone ask me, I wouldn’t hesitate to choose the MUD, particularly the one
called Dark and Shattered Lands.
You ask my why
I play? I wonder why more do not. I try my best at getting more and more
people interested into the game, and time and time again the initial
response is why play a MUD instead of what is out there today with upgraded
graphics and more adept character control, instead of a text-based game with
no graphics. All I tell them is let the game speak for itself. And it does,
for anyone who has played DSL for longer than a month can tell you, that the
gaming experience they receive during a session with DSL is so unlike
anything today, that it is almost unbelievable. Why do I play DSL? Because I
love it, because it has been there through the birth of both of my children
and has been more true to me than any lover I have ever had.
DSL Costume Contest!
The Contest: DSL
The Prize: a
100 HP Con Card for 1st place, a 50 HP card for 2nd and a 25 HP card for
Dress up as
a DSL character and take your photo and email it or the link to it to
Rules: It HAS to be you,
a friend of yours or a relative. You MUST prove this by submitting an
additional picture of this person playing DSL (text on the screen must
have the DSL intro screen or our web sitesomething offering solid proof)
Hints to Win: Creativity
and Humor are always appreciated.
DSL WRITING CONTEST
Prize - 1 Con Card for
100 HP's. (Use it, keep it, sell it, whatever)
On Wednesday April 9th 2008
at 7pm central time, we will be posting a DSL related subject here on this
page. You will have 4 hours to write a story based on the subject that
we provide and email the story to
email@example.com. All work MUST be original and be by one author.
No late entries will be allowed.
They will be read by
Vivienne and graded. She will NOT know who the author of any given story is.
The top story will be posted here on the page and the author will be
rewarded with the con card.
Prompt WAR - Winner (Lock'nah)-
Read Story Here
Prompt PRISON - Winner (Dunnikin)
- Read Story Here
I liked his theme and intend to use these 4 banners on our
advertising campaign. - Scorn
DSL Advertising Banners: To be judged
Submit an advertising banner by emailing the graphic to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The banner
must be in .jpg or .gif format (or even possibly flash, but send the .fla
file) and the dimensions are 468x72. Be sure to have DSL's name and
address and if its animated and still small, even better.
Prizes: If your banner is selected for use, you will
get a giant of your choice to keep or give away (previous to logging it in).
The banner chosen to be the best will receive an extra
Quest Date: 06/21/2006
07/06/06 - WINNERS declared, here are NEW FLAGS:
Replace a Flag, Win a Giant!!
Here are our Flags. If you can do one better and I like it better and use
it, you'll win your choice of a Fire, Frost or Cloud Giant. Files
should be in the GIF or JPG format and have the dimensions of 275x by 115h
pixels. Email the graphic (one at a time) to
email@example.com. (make sure to put
DSL Web Contest in the subject) The contest will end July 1st 2006.