BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread

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BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« on: Apr 15, 2019, 09:22 AM »
Do you feel like you have a wealth of ideas you wanna put to page but have all the trouble with actually getting pages out to begin with? Do you find yourself unable to finish your comic battles more often than not? Don’t lose hope, let our experienced coaches help you figure out how to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps with the very first



Based on the successful training program started by Angieness and continued by PyrasTerran, where we help members develop the time management skills needed to get a full comic out for a battle without resorting to too many late nights and last minute submissions. The Bootcamp Round Robin Event is designed to train four participants in a simulated three round bracketed tournament through a brand new format to enterVOID: The Round Robin.

A round robin format is a tournament design in which each of the four participants faces each other once, regardless of win or loss, so everyone has three battles by the end (under normal competitive circumstances, the contestant who won the most battles or accrued the most points would then be the victor of a round robin).

This gives every participant the opportunity to create three comics as if they managed to reach the finals of a tournament, able to tell their whole arc story in its entirety (or stick to episodic stand alone ideas, the choice is yours). For this tournament, each battle will be a two-week drawing period.

And since this is a Bootcamp event, each contestant will be randomly assigned a coach (could be me, could be another member) who will provide their participant with a schedule to help reach a completed comic, as well as help with scripting and art critique however the coach sees fit. The coach’s primary goal first and foremost is to help you figure out a good time management plan so that you can improve on your speed and completion skills, which in turn will give you less stress in future battles and let you focus more on other elements of improvement. This system has been pretty successful in previous Bootcamp projects and we’re excited to see how we can help other artists with their completion rate.

Now, because this is an event designed more for personal growth than for competition, you don’t have to feel too much pressure on your character’s rankings as every battle will be registered as a sparring match, lowering the pressure of those stakes should help you focus on solid completed comics. And since the voting period does not mean anything since everyone will be fighting everyone once anyway, the break period between battles will be 3 days, instead of a whole week, as we don’t have to wait for voting periods to end. This means that even though each battle is a 2 week drawing period, the entirety of the event will be closer to the tournament duration of a speed death tournament. If there is a serious conflict in schedule, the break period between battles can be extended or shortened by a day or two if both parties agree to it.

Every participant who is able to make three completed comics will earn the official title of Bootcamp Round Robin Graduate. The participant who manages this and also earns the most wins or average score (in the event of a tie) will receive the title Bootcamp Round Robin Valedictorian. There is no penalty if you are unable to complete a comic, you can still continue on to your next two battles. In the event that you are unable to continue working on battles, your character will still be added to the next match for your opponent to make a comic off of (since these are sparring matches, even if you default, it will not affect you). In this specific situation alone, you are allowed to let any other member who is willing, to take your place using your character for that battle. Of course, if they complete a comic in your stead it will not count towards the Graduate or Valedictorian title.

If we get four participants in time, the event begins April 21 (we may push it back if we need more time to gather four participants). If you wish to sign up, do so on this thread along with your character of choice (you may choose your own living character or borrow a living one from another member with their permission). You cannot swap out characters between rounds, though. We will be looking for participants who we feel will benefit most from this program. If you are not selected, chances are high that we feel you are good enough that you don’t need our guidance as much! But you can always sign up for the regular Bootcamp regimen that PyrasTerran runs in any case.

Rules Recap
Signups End: April 20 (tentative)
Event Begins: April 21 (tentative)
Number of Participants: 4
Number/Duration/Format of matches: 3 two-week sparring matches
Borrowed Characters: Allowed
Teams: Not Allowed* *(but you may have another member tag in for you if you cannot continue further in the event)
Reward: Bootcamp Round Robin Graduate title (Valedictorian title for top graduate)

Coaches
PyrasTerran
Shen
Kozispoon
Kubo

Signup Roster
MrPr with Mona-Lisa
Stylo with Croco
Orion with David Birch
Yarnwitch with Miwesa
Desichan with KinderVampen
AstroSean with Harvey
« Last Edit: Apr 20, 2019, 10:53 PM by PyrasTerran »

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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #1 on: Apr 15, 2019, 09:25 AM »
I keep rusting around so... I'm in!

Hm I do think Mona-Lisa needs more story telling.
« Last Edit: Apr 15, 2019, 09:28 AM by MrPr1993 »

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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #2 on: Apr 15, 2019, 10:53 AM »
uM ME WITH KINDERVAMPEN (cuz I have plot collabs i have to do with Fawn haha)

(If I dont get in totally fine, just wanna throw my hat in



Neeeeeeeeeevermind
« Last Edit: Apr 15, 2019, 02:14 PM by Desichan »

[img width=357 height=150]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/507304228587569162/5438149237386772

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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #3 on: Apr 15, 2019, 11:36 AM »
I will signup using my 1 and only character Egg Dealer.

Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #4 on: Apr 15, 2019, 01:30 PM »
Oh man, I need this so bad.  I only have Croco, so I will sign up with him.  Hopefully a kick in the tail is what I need to get moving on introducing Abby and Eri.

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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #5 on: Apr 15, 2019, 05:33 PM »
i hope y'all ready to have your butts kicked! ...unless you get me, in which case it will be some gentle shoulder taps =P

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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #6 on: Apr 16, 2019, 07:41 AM »
I'd like to sign up, because I really need to get my time management in order. I mostly need to focus on getting Colbitzer in first. So we will see if I can get him in before the deadline? So just jot me down as *PENDING*
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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #7 on: Apr 16, 2019, 08:51 PM »
I am going to have to drop out of this because life’s going to get busy for me.
So, yeah, I can’t do this after all.

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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #8 on: Apr 18, 2019, 08:33 PM »
If ya'll ever need a coach-- I'd love to throw in my hat <3 <3

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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #9 on: Apr 19, 2019, 04:16 AM »
I'd like to join as well. I think I can do a lot better then I am doing now and I think I have what it takes to do this.

David and I are in.

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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #10 on: Apr 19, 2019, 06:12 AM »
I feel like I have a lot of problems with pacing and general comic crafting still, so I'm interested to sign up with Miwesa.
If someone else needs the spot, that's fine too.


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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #11 on: Apr 20, 2019, 01:13 AM »
who'm i kidding put me back in ye

[img width=357 height=150]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/507304228587569162/5438149237386772

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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #12 on: Apr 20, 2019, 02:43 PM »
I need to kick my own ass back in gear. My intro comic and BB took too long already

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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #13 on: Apr 20, 2019, 04:52 PM »
If there ends up being more people, can I sign up as a Coach :v

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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #14 on: Apr 20, 2019, 07:28 PM »
Sign me up with Harvey!
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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2019, 08:43 PM »
We the coaches have completed our review of the comics for round 1 of the Round Robin Event, and have determined who among the four students have officially passed this round.

Astrosean and Yarnwitch, congratulations, your comics pass the bar for being considered “complete”. You are still eligible for the Bootcamp Round Robin Graduate title moving forward.

Orion, your comic is missing text in pages that were meant to have it (an uploading error yes, but organization for the finish line is also important), your fine pencils are not clean enough and the lack of shading/spot blacks to fill the panels is evident. Unfortunately your comic as it is now does not qualify as “complete” for the purposes of this event.

Stylo, your unique style of painting is wonderful when you have enough time to fully render an image, but your strokes in some of these panels are so random-seeming and haphazard-looking that it comes off as a rough draft and not a final product. Some shapes are difficult to understand without context, some panels cannot be easily read upon a first or second glance. This is a unique situation, understand that the coach team was quite split on this comic and you may have noticed that that opinion rings true for other members. We all acknowledge though that at the end of the day the reaction to the final product trumps the intentions of the artist when it is being graded by others. It was ultimately decided that if it’s this difficult to determine whether a comic looks complete or not, there is some failure of execution that must be recognized and addressed moving forward. Therefore, unfortunately your comic as it is now does not qualify as “complete” for the purposes of this event.

Orion and Stylo, while you are currently ineligible for the Bootcamp Round Robin Graduate title, there is still a chance to attain the title: Your makeup assignment will be to finish and re-release your comic as a completed Beyond Battle. Once this is done, as long as you’ve completed your other two rounds, the Graduate title is yours (and your Beyond Battle score will replace your incomplete comic’s score in terms of determining who attains the Valedictorian title).

The next round will begin very soon, so all participants get ready! If you have any questions feel free to ask us directly

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Re: BOOTCAMP ROUND ROBIN EVENT Signup Thread
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2019, 04:02 PM »
We the coaches have completed our review of the comics for round 2 of the Round Robin Event, and have determined who among the four students have officially passed this round.

AstroSean and Orion, congratulations, your comics pass the bar for being considered “complete”. Astrosean, you are still eligible for the Bootcamp Round Robin Graduate title moving forward. Orion, once you resubmit Set 1’s battle completed, you will be on your way as well.

Yarnwitch, even with the few pages you submitted you were able to get a strong idea down quickly, but the briefness of events and the fact that the last page is missing what the others have visually is evident that it’s not finished. Unfortunately your comic as it is now does not qualify as “complete” for the purposes of this event.

Stylo, the thing that probably became one of the biggest obstacles for you this round is that you ended up creating a comic that is even bigger than the last one, when you have yet to complete a comic of Set 1’s size within this event. Essentially, there are still some lessons that need to be learned and applied before increasing your workload past your current limits. That being said, we understand that health issues also struck you hard on the last day and we’re more concerned with your health and happy that you’re doing better. Don’t ever beat yourself up over incomplete material that is stalled because of your health, no one is going to expect you to literally hurt yourself in order to submit a finished comic nor would anyone want to. As you know, your comic as it is now does not qualify as “complete” for the purposes of this event.

Orion, Yarnwitch and Stylo, while you are currently ineligible for the Bootcamp Round Robin Graduate title, there is still a chance to attain the title: Your makeup assignment will be to finish and re-release your incomplete comics as a completed Beyond Battles. Once this is done, as long as you’ve completed the final round, the Graduate title is yours (and your Beyond Battle score will replace your incomplete comic’s score in terms of determining who attains the Valedictorian title).

The next round will begin very soon, so all participants get ready!


 


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