Fear Flavor Text Results
|#10||"Don't fear the darkness. Fear what it hides." -Remin venerable monk||27.9%|
|#1||Apprentice wizards spend a full year learning to paralyze opponents. Zombies spend ten seconds.||15.3%|
|#4||There's no betrayal worse than that of your own courage.||14.2%|
|#2||It's hard to fight something you don't want to see.||12.6%|
|#5||Fear motivates most actions - like running for instance.||8.7%|
|#6||"Hold on to your sword, your nerve, and your bowels."||6.6%|
|#7||It awakens the part inside you that says "I can't."||5.3%|
|#8||The true motivator.||4.6%|
|#3||It passes through flesh and chills to the bone.||2.5%|
|#9||It makes hot blood turn to icy water, flexed muscles to wet rags, and neck hairs to needles.||2.3%|
Congratulations to Joseph Vidal, who sent in the winning submission!
Naturalize Flavor Text Results
|#6||"Well, it also makes a very nice flower pot . . . ." -Arcum Dagsson Soldevi machinist||24.0%|
|#7||"When you gamble with Gaea, she eats your dice." -Reef pirate saying||18.9%|
|#10||The power of a single seed can shatter the work of a thousand artificers.||14.0%|
|#3||"Nature has its own way of cleaning up." -Fyndhorn elder||11.3%|
|#1||"Once these constructs ruined the landscape. Now the landscape ruins them." -Druidic writings||8.7%|
|#5||Progress and nature have a fragile balance. When progress advances too far, nature seeks to stop it.||7.1%|
|#2||Anything built by hand is an easy target for the fist of nature.||5.3%|
|#9||Even the lifeless carry the seed of life.||4.5%|
|#4||A druid's green thumb is usually attached to a heavy hand and a strong arm.||4.0%|
|#8||The plant's roots grew and shattered the machine into a thousand pieces. That year, one leaf grew for each piece.||2.1%|
For this one, it was Alex Zacharias who had the winning submission. Nice work Alex!
Shock Flavor Text Vote Redux
For last week’s Shock vote there was an error because a real-world quote slipped through to the finalist list (the rules for the promotion specified that all submissions had to be original). The vote was cancelled so that we could run it today, with the 11th place finalist now moving up to fill the slot vacated by Mark Twain. Here then is the corrected vote for Shock’s flavor text.
"At first my hair stood on end. Then I smelled it burning."
"They say lightning's the mother of fire. Guess what? You're about to become the father."
-Jaya Ballard, task mage
"Lightning is like a troll: you don't know what hit you till you smell it."
-Flegren, goblin seer
"You know what I like best about lightning? It's like fire, but even faster."
-Jaya Ballard, task mage
"That's the problem with the high ground," mused Grognak. "It's too close to the sky!"
"More fun than a barrel of rocks! More effective too."
-Toggo, goblin weaponsmith
"Sparks fly when you're having fun!"
-Snogg, goblin pyromancer
Once in a while, static electricity ceases to be static.
This is why there are no furry goblins.
"Once I saw a goblin shouting at a thunderstorm. He lost the argument pretty quickly."
Special Bonus Section
The final art from the first sketches vote is in! Below is the finished Dancing Scimitar from the vote winner, Ron Spears. Don’t miss next week when we’ll have the results for the Shock flavor text vote, the complete wrap-up of all the other votes, and the final art for Mahamoti Djinn from sketch winner Greg Staples. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it!
Ninth Edition Dancing Scimitar art by Ron Spears