Official Announcement: The Spheres of Power worldbuilding semi-contest has begun!
One of the goals of Spheres of Power was to let GMs and players step out of the pre-determined molds and make something new. We have an entire chapter in SoP about this full of sample worlds, sample organizations, and sample characters built with the system.
Now that the system has been out for a while, we want to see what you’ve made with it! From now until June 6th we invite everyone who wants to enter to post a link to their creations to our facebook page. On June 6th we’ll hold a general vote, and the one who posted the best work wins one book of their choice (Spheres of Power, Wizard’s Academy, a Skybourne book, etc.). Entries should be complete worlds: descriptions, casting traditions, NPCs, incantations, spellcraftings, and anything else they want to include (see SoP chapter 7 for examples, longer is not necessarily better, and no entry over 10,000 words will be considered).
While they won’t be part of the official contest, we also invite anyone who wants to to post up any awesome creation they’ve made to the facebook page, even if it isn’t a complete world: favorite NPCs, their character’s spellcrafting repertoire, casting traditions, organizations, or whatever else they want to show off. Even if it doesn’t enter them into the contest, their work will still be considered for the PDF (see below).
I’m calling this a semi-contest because while it is a contest with a prize and everything, we’re also planning to paying you. The winner and any runner’s up judged to be of sufficient quality (although honestly page-count will be more of a deciding factor than anything else) will get the offer to have their creation written up and included in a PDF titled “Worlds of Power”. We pay 2.5 cents per word for anything used, and will be considering worlds and any independent creations we want to include.
As always, we reserve the right to disqualify and delete any entry, such as if it involves plagiarism or anything that would make it too inappropriate for the Pathfinder Compatibility License. Artwork is fine and can certainly enhance an entry, but unless you own the rights to the artwork in question it cannot be considered for use in the final PDF itself.