Yes, you read that right. It's finally time, after a full year hiatus, for the return of MaGL X. As with last year, I am going to ask the community for proposals and allow you to vote on who you want to run the contest for its third year. There will be some changes to how things were done last year, however.
First - I'm not running for showrunner. I do have an idea, but I lack the time this year and I think it's about time my baby got some legs and went out into the real world. I want to see how someone else manages this.
Second - I'm opening up showrunning to SMBX Forums. Last year they were able to vote on Showrunner - in the spirit of MaGL X's core philosophies, I want to allow them to submit proposals and have the possibility of running it as well.
Finally - There are going to be some imposed rules on the Showrunner that they MUST follow.
What Rules Must Showrunners Follow?
FIRST - MaGL X3 MUST be based on the latest public version of SMBX 2.0. Beta 4 is on the horizon, so that will be the most likely version to target. You cannot target/allow SMBX 38A. You cannot restrict the use of LunaLua, characters, etc. except via gimmick.
SECOND - You MUST have at least one judge from Talkhaus and one from SMBX Forums. Beyond that, you can go nuts.
THIRD - The game must be distributed as an episode. Results CANNOT be announced until the full package is ready (then you may announce results as you like).
FOURTH - The distribution of the game MUST include a version with ALL submitted (completable) levels. You may also distribute other versions if you like. For example, you may have an 'editors' choice' or 'Let's Play' version that substantially cuts down on the content and is intended for a broader audience. However, one version MUST exist with ALL levels inserted into the game and playable via the episode.
FIFTH - raocow has an idea for MaFAB 2. Be aware you must also run the MaFAB mini-contest, but can obviously do so on your terms. This is a direct request from him, so please respect it.
SIXTH - Neither the judges NOR the Showrunner can compete in the contest.
And that's it. Everything else is up to you! I want to be as unrestrictive as possible - so please, go nuts!
How Do I Apply to Be a Showrunner?
Send me a PM with the following questions answered (PLEASE NOTE WORD COUNT):
What is your Proposal Title? Summarize Your Contest Philosophy In 10 Words or Less (For example, mine for MaGL X2 was "Make something we've never seen before" and for X was "Make something you've never made before")
What Gimmick Will you Use? (If any. If present, please explain in 150 words or less)
What Experience do you Have? (As a Showrunner, as a judge, or anything else - 150 words or less)
What is your Scoring Rubric? (Please lay out your proposed categories of judging, the total possible score, and how many points each category is worth. A maximum one-sentence description for each category is acceptable if said category is unclear)
How Many Judges do you Think You'll Have? (please just include the number)
Will you Have a Bonus World? (Please just answer yes, no, or undecided here)
What other Information do you Want to Provide? (If any. 50 words or less)