April 9 2016

April RPOTA Creation Contest Announced, Calling all Shroud of the Avatar Creators

Role Players of the Avatar have announced the April Shroud of the Avatar Creators contest! This game is packed full of goodness in that it lets several types of creators to participate. Writers, Musicians, and more. Then throw a total of $240 in prizes on top of that. Holy prize support Batman!

If all of that is not enough, custom work from community member Indi Martin is the top prize! I myself know several people who have won this and I am also a Patreon for Indi Martin. As a result, I have seen a lot of the final winning pieces, and they are fantastic!!!

Here ye! Here ye! Biographers, Historians, Diplomats, Journalists, Story Writers, Quest Designers, Videographers and Musicians! RPOTA is in dire need of your amazing talents! Role-Players of the Avatar is hosting a monthly contest to award those most famous with their quill, camera, piano or lute! Piano or Lute you ask? Why yes! A module has been added for sharing ABC files, so an accompanying contest was also created!

Journey to the RPOTA website, and share in the grand adventure!

With the sheer number of prizes, this contest offers you do have a good chance to win something once in a while if you put effort into it. I have been planning on diving in myself, but my creative energies are just not being felt for what I would do. Maybe in the future, though!

There is also the opportunity to win some Indi Martin Artwork which I can tell you is epic! One of The Caverns Guild members, Womby, recently won such a commission from Indi Martin. He then proceeded to have this made for us and gave us all permission to use.

In case you do not read runic;
Crazy but Considerate
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Go win something cool for yourself!

March 8 2016

RPOTA Contest Amped Up this Month by Bear!

If you have ever thought about participating in the Monthly contest over at RPOTA.COM this may be the month to do it! Seems like the Beran League kicked in some additional prizes this month.

Here is a flyer I snatched for you!

Here ye! Here ye! Biographers, Historians, Diplomats, Journalists, Story Writers, Quest Designers, Videographers and Musicians! RPOTA is in dire need of your amazing talents! Role-Players of the Avatar is hosting a monthly contest to award those most famous with their quill, camera, piano or lute! Piano or Lute you ask? Why yes! A new module has been added for sharing ABC files, so an accompanying contest was also created!

Journey to the RPOTA website, and share in the grand adventure!

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Of very special note for the Marse contest, the wonderful community of Beran’s Reach has offered to sponsor ADDITIONAL prizes for the writers[pullquote]Beran’s Reach has offered to sponsor ADDITIONAL prizes for the writers[/pullquote] at RPOTA.COM! Thank you VERY much Tahru for taking such an interest in the creativity throughout New Britannia! Here are the contest rules that were presented:

Promotion for: The Beran’s Reach Community and RPOTA
Judges: @Aimend – @Duke Vallas [BEAR] – @Tahru
Judging Requirements: Completely subjective.
Writing Requirements: Story contains reference Bear Tavern or Victory Arena
First Place: $50 Add-On Store Credit + Stone Bear Statue
Second & Third Place: Bear Mask (even is there are ties)​

Good luck artisans of New Britannia! I hope the success of these contests inspires others to take to quill and ink or pick up flute and harp! LONG LIVE SHROUD OF THE AVATAR!

Good luck to you and tell them The Caverns sent you!

February 13 2016

Thank you to Rick/Elgarion of RPOTA.COM from The Caverns!

It’s exciting for me to be able to do a post expressing my thanks to one of The Sponsors of The Caverns!

Elgarion of RPOTA.com recently signed up on Patreon to help support The Caverns! Without support of this nature I honestly would be in a lot of trouble both with my credit card company and my wife. Every dollar adds up and I appreciate what anyone can do!

I definitely want to talk a bit more about Elgarion and RPOTA beyond that though as the generosity certainly does not end there. If you haven’t been to or at least heard of the RPOTA.COM website, I would be very surpised. They have been featured multiple times in the weekly official Portalarium update for Shroud of the Avatar and they have a gorgeous website!

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RPOTA stands for Role-Players of the Avatar. Or to translate that for those that may not understand it would mean for the person playing who is role playing a character. A place for stories, artwork, and more that the players can share in a community of people with similar interests.

They also cover in game role-play events, quests, videos, you name it! If you are a Role-Player you want to be involved in this group. Even if you aren’t they have a vast amount of information that any player will find useful so be sure to bookmark them. Here is a bit about them in their own words.

RPOTA, ROLE-PLAYERS of the AVATAR, is a social environment featuring a robust RP database which allows SOTA role-players a vehicle to connect with other like-minded individuals. Here, you will find a creative outlet for story writing and adventure creation. We are a community which feeds your desire to be someone else… a crazed barbarian, a cunning scoundrel, maybe a quirky wizard or perhaps a mysterious assassin. There are no limits here as to what character you can explore since we allow for any role-player or role-playing guild to join us from Shroud of the Avatar. Below are some spotlighted features at RPOTA.COM!

Thier support in the community is continual. Whether it’s events, quests, or collaborating with other groups they truly are always involved and trying to offer something.

Now one of my favorite things that they do and that I have been a fan of for a while now, is their monthly contest(s) in which they give away a 170.00 in Shroud of the Avatar store credit in addition to a grand prize of custom art from Tortoise and Hare Creations! So they are not only giving cool prizes to the community, supporting and promoting the game, but are also helping the game and others in the community.

Being a Patreon supporter of Tortoise and Hare myself, I love to see them doing this every month! Be sure to partake in their contests and get an opportunity at some of these great prizes yourself.

RPOTA Contest


Elgarion had also seen that Asclepius, Lord Baldrith, and myself were poking around a bit more and asking authors to please submit work to Echoes of The Caverns to be turned into podcasts. It’s very hard for just a couple of us to monitor thousands of posts and users for individual pieces of fan fiction and then also reach out for permissions and we were (and still are!) asking for the writers to please, please just send it to us and make life easy!

Collaborating with Echoes From the Caverns he coded and even put it into place on the Echoes site for us, cross-connection to the writers on RPOTA in terms of making it easy for them to submit stories for podcasting. If that’s not going above and beyond to lend a hand in the community I am not sure what is!

I always love the opportunity cross-collaborate with other people and groups and this has been a great experience so far. I hope we have more opportunities in the future and if you stop by their site, tell them The Caverns sent you!

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October 4 2015

The “Role-Players of the Avatar” are offering up big rewards in their contests!

They are having what is being called Octobre Creation Contests and awarding some fairly big prizes this month! Included as prizes for these contests are a $150.00 in Shroud of the Avatar store credits and a $50.00 art commission from our friends at Tortoise and Hare!

Here ye! Here ye! Biographers, Historians, Diplomats, Journalists, Story Writers, Quest Designers and Videographers! RPOTA is in dire need of your amazing talents! Role-Players of the Avatar is hosting a monthly contest to award those most famous with their quill or camera!

You can read the whole thing and get the details over at their forum post.

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September 5 2015

Role Players, have you seen this?

If your a Shroud of the Avatar player and also a Role Player, then be sure to jump over and take a look at the Role-Player’s of The Avatar website at http://www.rpota.com/.

I am guessing it’s likely they have crossed your radar by now as they were debuted in the #136 official Shroud of the Avatar Weekly Update. If not though and this is your first time catching wind of this Role Playing community, then it’s worth a peek. Even if it is not something you would make use of personally, the website itself is commendable!

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