The Game Crafter Staff Roll and Write Challenge

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Contest nameThe Game Crafter Staff Roll and Write Challenge
Contest organizerThe Game Crafter
Contest start06/11/2019
Submission deadline17/02/2020
Entry feenone
Monetary prizes?$250 shop credit
Other prizes?

$250 of shop credit on
Automatic Showcase status for their game on
The possibility of judging a future contest.
Induction into The Game Crafter Hall of Fame.
Possible Staff Pick status regardless of whether you win the contest.

More information

We’re looking for the next great Roll & Write or Flip & Write game. Roll & Writes are generally games where you roll a die and write something down on a pad of paper. However, sometimes instead of rolling, you draw cards.

Here's the twist: Your judge will be the entire staff at The Game Crafter, led by long-time crafter Terri Bass. This has the added benefit that if anyone on staff likes your game, it will be given an automatic Staff Pick on The Game Crafter.

Contest requirements

Your game must use roll and write (or flip and write) as a mechanic.
Your game must be explained in less than 5 minutes.
Your game must play in less than 45 minutes.
The total cost of your game must be less than $39.99.
A rules document must be downloadable from your game's shop page, and a booklet or document must be included in the game.
The game must be publish-ready (as it relates to our shop, not as it relates to being finished). This means it has a logo, backdrop, shop ad, action shots, description, and cool factors. It must also have all images proofed, and have packaging.
This must be a new game created for this contest. It cannot have existed on TGC prior to the start of the contest.
All artwork must be your own, commissioned by you, licensed to you, or in the public domain.
All entries must be submitted through TGC's game editor (by clicking on the "Contests" button) no later than Noon UTC (6am US Central) on February 17, 2020.
Contestants may submit multiple entries to this contest. Each entry will be judged separately.

Is this a recurring contest?No