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About Us, Rules, etc. . .

:pokeball: Welcome to Nuzlocke-Challenge! :pokeball:

:bulletred: What are we?
Nuzlocke-Challenge is a group dedicated to the Nuzlocke challenge. Don't know what it is? Look here!

:bulletblack: What do I submit?
Submit anything ranging to your own fan-comics, fanfics, fanart of the original, or your own custom Nuzlocke rules!

:bulletwhite: How do I join?
Just click the "Join our group" button.
- You don't need to ask to join!
- Join as a member and you will be able to contribute your Nuzlocke to the group; do not apply to the "Contributor" position, as that is a staff role within the group.

:pokeball: Any questions?
If you have any other questions, please note the club!


:pokeball: If you have any questions or concerns applying to the group or your Nuzlocke, please notify us via note.

:pokeball: Please try to submit your Nuzlocke to the correct folder. If you don't, we will deny it and ask you resubmit correctly.

:bulletred: "Featured" is very specific - only the first entry of the main part of your Nuzlocke goes here.
:bulletwhite: "Nuzlocke Comics 4" and "literature Nuzlocke" take the rest of your Nuzlocke proper, (including written and picture logs,) as well as any side stories/bonus comics/etc. - with one exception, which is:
:bulletblack: "Q&A Nuzlockes". Fairly self-explanatory.
:bulletred: "Prologues and background info" should also be fairly straightforward, but one of our most common mistakes is people submitting prologues to "Featured" (and vice versa, submitting first pages here) - so please be careful, prologues go here, not there! And of course, background info i.e. world-building fits here, too.
:bulletwhite: "Custom Nuzlocke Rules" has a similar problem - please submit rules here, not to "Featured"!
:bulletblack: "Artwork 2" is for just about everything else - cover pages, team profiles/ref sheets, memes, sketches, fan art/gift art, etc. 'Cover pages' is underlined because those are also one of the most common things to be incorrectly submitted to "Featured".
:bulletred: other folders are for group events and should not be submitted to otherwise.
Following these rules makes it easier for readers to find your comic!


:bulletred: PLEASE add a link to your title page and/or prologue on your first page comment section. The admins of this group do not have time to search through your gallery looking for them!

let us know about...
:bulletred: Shout-outs
:bulletwhite: Contests (your own or others)
:bulletblack: Any other information about Pokemon and Nuzlockes that we can spread the word!
:pokeball::pokeball::pokeball:  Welcome to the Second Nuzlocke OCT :pokeball::pokeball::pokeball:

What's NOCT2 gonna be?  Well, here's a teaser...
Every year, the peninsula city of Galida hosts a tournament that draws trainers from far and wide, with a spectacular stadium like those seen usually only in League competitions like Indigo Plateau and Pummelo Island that can change terrain frequently.  Not surprisingly, the organizers of the Galida Summer Open have quite a bit of prize money to distribute each year - and the tournament experience is great for all trainers who show up.  The accommodations are lavish, the food and ceremonies are amazing, and all transportation is covered.

Trainers come in by the busloads for a shot at the top four in the main tournament, especially since the top two also get "badges" that can be used to join League tournaments, as does the winner of the Open's side tournament.  The bus route is quite scenic, running up the peninsula between the sea and a small mountain ridge, with wild Sandshrew, Wingull, Luvdisc, Skiddo, Dedenne, and many others frequently in view.  The trainers love coming each year, win or lose, just because of the whole experience of such a fun, carefree tournament.

But this year, it won't be so carefree for one particular bus full of participants...  So will YOU join the NOCT2 and find out what situation your team gets thrust in to??

Enjoy the plot teaser?  More will be revealed once we have a fair amount of applications in!  (People who get in apps early even have a chance to be featured in the official NOCT2 prologue!)  Blank applications (11 colors of the art app and 1 writing app) can be found at the back of the NOCT Application folder in our gallery.

But what is an OCT, you ask?  Well, in a Pokemon Original Character Tournament, you create a trainer character and a team of Pokemon for them.  The tournament consists of several rounds where participants create art or lit to impress either a set of judges or their peers, and with each round someone gets closer to winning!

The NOCT2 will be five rounds of five weeks each with one off week between each - so there's more time per round than NOCT1 but a smaller overall time commitment.  Each round will be a set of battles where participants are paired against each other, and - since we like Nuzlockes - losing a battle means losing a team member!  (In our plot, this death rule isn't part of the Galida Summer Open - you'll see how the "situation" makes this happen.  Yes, we have a centralized plot this year, unlike NOCT1's create-your-own-plot!)  Also, we will have a separate lit division from the art division if we get enough writers applying.  But battle winners will be decided by a ballot that's open to the entire group, as in NOCT1.

What's in it for you?  Well, it's fun!  An we try to make it less intense than other OCTs - in one view, it's just another group event instead of such a big, time-consuming ordeal (hence expanding the time per round and staying away from intense, detailed judging).  Also, we'll play down the "competition" aspect a little in the sense that, as long as you don't voluntarily drop or completely waff a round without warning us, you won't be forced out of the main tournament.  We also will have a side contest that will open in May if the main tournament still sounds like too much for you.  But we will have prizes at the end as well!  We have a good list already - but if you want to participate as a prize-giver instead of a contestant, or know someone who could provide prizes, we'd love to the pot to be sweetened as well!

The four winners from NOCT1 have been helping organize this when they can, so hopefully NOCT2 goes smoother than NOCT1 while being even better!  For full details of the tournament, please check the documents below:

Plot summary: (will be filled in as plot is revealed!)
Tournament structures:…
Application guidelines:…
Basic FAQ:…
Current prize list:…
NOCT2 schedule:…
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pichupowers Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
question: The page one for my nuzlocke also has the rules on it. So, can it still be in the featured or...?
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JustSewaddlingAway Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  New member
Hey guys! Glad I could be a member of this group! :)
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Eevee268 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where do I upload a cover page of my nuzlocke (if I'm able to)?
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denplaysgames Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I believe that I accidentally uploaded my comic page that is awaiting approval for submitting in the wrong folder, you don't mind telling me if I got it mixed up, do you? ;w;
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