~Bloodsong13T is the winner of our very first contest!
All of the entries were great, but here's theirs:
I had been starved for good, immersive RP for several years before I stumbled upon Dragon Age. Stuck in MMO(no)RPGs. You know the drill. I didn't know what to expect in Dragon Age, but it wasn't that the characters would come to life and start living in my brain.
What else I love are all the conflicts. Not Black vs White, not Good vs Evil, just one opinion vs another. There's tension, there's arguments, there's even friends disagreeing about things.
Best of all is the elf lore. I never liked hoity-toity snooty Tolkien/DnD style elves, living hundreds of years. I could never create a character that was 120 years old but seemed 18. That doesn't even make sense!
Plus, they turned the superior elves idea upside down, and had humans hating and oppressing them. Which really made me more in tune with elves, because they're right. Stinking shems steam-rollering over the land and forests, treating other cultures like dirt, the whole nine yards. Oh yes, there's a rebel elf in me.
The world lore was fresh and new (or at least a little different, twisted from the norm), and very biting. It latched onto my brain and I've been stuck in a Dragon Age ever since.
As promised, here are some of their DA pieces:
And some non-DA pieces that I think deserve some notice:
This work will be featured until April 7, 2012. And then I will have a new contest posted within 24 hours. Yes, I changed the feature time to 2 weeks instead of 3. I looked back on that and realized that is a helluva long time! But all work will be permanently featured in the 'Contest Winners' folder.
Thanks again to all participants, and I hope to see a good turn out on future contests!