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Come one come all to the biggest Thoroughbred auction sale I've done to date. Not only will this sale have yearlings, or broodmares, but both! And weanlings! And even a few horses of racing age! A little bit of everything for everyone!
END DATE: Like probably January 1st
? That seems reasonable right? Bid Process
1. Draw/paint the horse & write story
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 journal, Presto!Judging
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. If you're bidding on a mare in foal she needs to look IN FOAL, if your bid is of a yearling or a weanling they need to look the proper age! If you're bidding on a race horse they need to look like they're in face condition. Google Images can help you with all of this! 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 horses 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 horse 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 horse 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. GET CREATIVE GUYS!!! (Scored on 30 points)
Total Possible Points : 50
Each horse has a minimum point reserve that a bid must meet to win. Every reserve is DIFFERENT
and dependent on the individual horse's race/produce/pedigree
It should go without saying that the classier horses in this sale will "cost more" than their less illustrious counterpartsThings to Keep in Mind aka *Rules*
1. All these horses are bred and designed to be 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. I am not opposed to retraining, but there should be some intent of racing involved. I am all for retired Thoroughbreds getting to do something every day, but these horses are top quality Thoroughbreds who in real life would absolutely be producing racing offspring or racing themselves.
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. Horses without bids or those that fail to meet their reserve I will add to my own string (PLEASE BID MY STRING IS LIKE 50 STRONG AT THIS POINT) 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. DO NOT TALK SMACK ON OTHER PEOPLE AND/OR THEIR BIDS
. First it's rude, second these are PRETEND horses. I MAKE THEM UP IN MY BRAIN. They are absolutely not worth being mean to a real living breathing human being with feelings over. I have a zero tolerance policy for bullshit, so consider yourselves warned.
7. HAVE FUN!! FOR GODS SAKE 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.Mares in Foal
Horses of Racing Age