About Us Studs Broods Racers Youngstock Jumpers Staff Sales/LeasesDeadline: July 1stRules
1. Draw/paint the horse
2. Upload it to deviantArt including all 'info as would appear'
3. Send me a note containing your bid and the link to your stable journalJudging
1. The art itself. Effort, effort, effort. I have put a lot of time into the physical designs of each horse i.e. their specific coloring and markings and even more effort into coming up with a detailed description of their conformation, race record, personality etc. That being said I expect these elements to feature prominently into the art work itself. (Scored on 15 points)
2. An established stable. It can be HARPG, it can be half-HARPG, it can not be HARPG at all. I just don't want these mares to disappear Please don't think that because you are new to having an RPG stable that you cannot win. Prove to me through your bid that you are interested in maintaining a stable and therefore that the mare you are bidding on simply wouldn't disappear into oblivion. (Scored on 5 points)
3. Story. This is the single most important aspect of the bid. I want to see this yearling through the eyes of your HARPG characters. I want to be engaged. I want to read more. I want to become invested into this animal and the people around it. Again, this is based on effort. You don't have to be the best writer in the world but you do need to try. And please, be creative! (Scored on 30 points)
Total Possible Points : 50Things to keep in mind
1. All these horses are bred and designed to be broodmares for racing
That said bids intending to turn them into anything other will probably not score as highly as those that intend to have them produce racers
2. Just because you put a bid in does not mean that you are guaranteed to win the horse. Each mare has a reserve number of points needed in order to win. Such number will vary from horse to horse and is based on the perceived value of such animal.
3. You may bid on as many as you would like without discrimination. What I mean by this is that the best auction bid will win the horse regardless of how many bids that artist has entered, considering the 'best' is based on perceived effort, not talent, I feel that this is rather fair.
4. Mares without bids or those that fail to meet their reserve I will add to my own broodmare herd or put up for auction again at a later date, I have spent a lot of time creating and designing these horses and I refuse to let all that time go to waste for a half-hearted attempt, again it is the effort that matters the most to me.
5. Coloring line art will not be accepted. What I mean by line art is lines that are a. not your own or b. your own but used several times over for many horses. I want unique drawings that tailor specific to the horse you are bidding on. I've spend a considerably amount of time coming up with detailed conformation descriptions for each horse based on their sire, dam and other ancestors and I would like to see such knowledge put to use. If you are struggling to find links to pictures of a horse's sire, dam or other ancestors please note me and I would be more than happy to send you links.
6. No whining! I plan on reviewing each auction bid carefully and will offer a solid critic on each with reasons as to why you either won or lost. Therefore there will be no logical reason to whine or complain.
7. HAVE FUN!! For me auctions are a fun way of interacting with the horse rp-ing community and my watchers, so please guys just relax and have fun XD And thank you!!
Please remember it is not cheating to ask for help with any aspect of this. I love talking about this stuff and showing that you care enough to try and do some research will not hurt your score. Granted it won't give you extra points, but it certainly will never hurt.The Mares
Hip#1 - Ash'abah
Hip#2 - Calypso
Hip#3 - Jazz Age
Hip#4 - Narrative
Hip#5 - Uptown Girl Also! All these lovely ladies are PREGNANT and due to foal, as such your bids should reflect that
A final note, I know the poll I put out showed that you guys want a two year old in training auction, and it will be coming I promise. Consider this merely part 1 of a multi-staged summer auction here at Triple Birch. Come June I'll start off the two year olds in training, and then come August I'll have the second annual Triple Birch Yearling auction. So if you don't win a horse this time don't be discouraged! More are coming!!