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  Admiral is now an Admin
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 04-14-2015 12:38 AM - Replies (38)
0New Admin
Dear fellow Dawi Zharr.

With great you it's now announced that Admiral has joined the ranks of the Admins of CDO.

Admiral is constantly doing amazing work for our community and as Admin he can lift the stuff he does even further.

Main Page Update
In a couple of  weeks Admiral and I are gonna have a nice course on how to work with FPT, HTML and all other kinds of fancy BIGLETTERS in order to update the main page. Xander will teach us scandinavians all the way from the Deep North of Canada.

Planned are updates of the Golden Hat galleries , added Scribe's and Artisan's pages and the member army galleries (we have a few in mind).

If you have any wishes, suggestions or other concerns regarding CDOs main page, reply to this thread or send me a PM.

Scribe's Contest III
The next SCribe's Contest have launched. IT's all about writing down more fluff regarding Chaos Dwarves in the End Times. Join the competition - as always there are bling and models for the winners.

Joing the celebrations
The Slaves Masters of Zharr-Naggrund have offered a great discount on slaves, so that everybody an have a little extra for the Hashut BBQ in order to celebrate the great news. Speak up and slaves will handed out for festive murder and mutilation.

On behalf of the CDO staff

//Bloodbeard
 

  Scribe's Contest III
Posted by: Admiral - 04-11-2015 03:39 PM - Replies (27)
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Titan Wargames Presents: The 3rd Scribe's Contest writing competition on Chaos Dwarfs Online!

We are pleased to announce that this Scribe's Contest has been sponsored by Titan Wargames! There will be one prize of the unpainted miniature of Marrog Blackhand for the Gold winner:




Subject Matter: Visions of Doom
"The End Times hath come, and doom hath fallen upon the land. Or so sayeth the seers...

The whole world is consumed by flames and death on a scale never seen before. Chaos reigns, and war rages over the face of the earth. Rulers fall and empires burn. Vile hordes skitters amongst the ruins and tears down once great works. Everything is in turmoil and upheaval. Power is grasped by the ambitious, and the mighty of the world reshapes its fate in a struggle to dominate or survive.

The scene is set. The Everchosen finally made his move. The lands of the Empire and Bretonnia are in ruin, the Lizardmen are gone, Elves are a fraction of their former numbers yet they're stronger than ever, The Slayer Lord is marching towards Averheim, and the biggest Undead horde ever assembled, commanded by the Great Necromancer himself, is ready to battle darkness for the fate of the world.

Yet in the Dark Lands, an ancient and mysterious empire of slavery, black industry and heinous cruelty faces its final hour...

These are the visions of doom, according to the Blacksmiths of Chaos."


Your task is to create a story or prophecy describing what Chaos Dwarfs did in the End Times. This need not detail everything important that happened to all Chaos Dwarfs, it's enough if you detail something that happened to some Chaos Dwarfs, such as the deeds and fate of your army general, his army and his retinue. Here are a list of ideas and examples for End Times writing subjects for those who do not own the End Times books:

Examples and ideas Wrote:
- The fall of Zharr-Naggrund. We know that the Ogre Maneater Golgfag held the gates of Mingol Zharr-Naggrund open against overwhelming odds, allowing Grimgor Ironhide (once a slave of the Dawi Zharr) and his Waagh! inside to free the slaves and topple the capital of the cruel Chaos Dwarfs and tear down the temple and idols of the Father of Darkness. Tell us more of what happened!

- The fall of Cathay and the great hour of the Dawi Zharr warrior caste. We know that Chaos Dwarfs succeeded in destroying the Great Bastion of Cathay, with the help of Hung marauders and Skaven. Subsequently, Grimgor invaded the east. Tell us more of what happened!

- The Bull God and his tribe. Will Hashut alert his children like he did in the age of strife, making Chaos Dwarfs trying to reach the stars before its too late? Will Hashut manifest himself as an avatar in the world of mortals? What dark mysteries are revealed?

- Dark Empire in flames. What happens to the dark empire of the Chaos Dwarfs? Will there be invasions, migrations, slave rebellions, civil war, and natural and unnatural disasters alike? Will the petrified sorcerers wake to life and walk the land now that the Wind of Death blows strong? What happens to the strongholds of the Blacksmiths of Chaos?  What do you think? Tell us what happened!

- Blood grudge. Are the Dawi Zharr going to intercept the last throng of Dwarfs and settle the ancient blood grudges once and for all?

- The demise of Morrslieb. What happened when the shower of Warpstone meteorites struck the Dark Lands?

- For Chaos! Will Chaos Dwarfs answer the call of the Everchosen and march against the Empire? What are the deeds and fate of those Dawi Zharr who marches west?

- The grand migration of gut and maw. What happened when the entire Ogre race crossed the Dark Lands?

- The magma beasts of Chaos Dwarf Daemonsmith Korakagrakk. How did these fiends come into existence? What did Korakagrakk do with them? What happened to them?

- Tides of Doom. What happens to Uzukulak and the Chaos Dwarf navy in the End Times? What are its deeds and fate?

- Something else entirely. Let your imagination run wild and surf upon the waves of Chaos!


Now remember, many races received "exalted" characters, used powerful artifacts, and the gods made their appearance as active entities in the Warhammer universe. There were cold-hearted intrigues, betrayals and secrets about the Warhammer world unveiled. So unleash your fantasy making Hashut talk to his priests, or with Daemonsmiths activating the ultimate Doomsday device, or invent a story for Astragoth's ascension. The sky is the limit! Give us your vision of Chaos Dwarfs and the End Times.

Stories or prophecies are not to be confused with writing Warhammer rules of your own.

You are encouraged to ask Admiral and Bloodbeard on whether your entry meets the requirements of the contest or not, should you be unsure.


Writing Rules
The word limit for each entry is 10-800 words in total.

Write a story, description or prophecy about Chaos Dwarfs and the End Times. Inventive narratives, such as submitting a collection of quotes or the scribbles of a doomsday survivor, describing the Chaos Dwarfs and the End Times, will be accepted within the theme and rules of this contests.

Chaos Dwarfs have to be the protagonists. You can place your story anywhere in the End Times timeline.

All entries are to be written "in-universe" or as a description of "in-universe" events, meaning no lines about D6s or green stuff are allowed. See the General Rules.


Spellcheck
Please spellcheck your entry before submission. Even so, to help even the field for the non-native English speakers, Admiral may correct grammar and spelling mistakes within the limits of his grasp of the English language.


Inspiration Sources
Apart from the End Times books, anything can be your inspiration, including your latest tabletop game. See the Guidelines. You are not allowed to copy someone else's work!


Please read the full rules and guidelines that apply to the Scribe's Contest competition before submitting your entry!


Deadline: 11:59 PM April 30th 2015 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone)
Submit your entry by PM to the Scribe account before the deadline. Entries will not be accepted after that date and time regardless of how cool your submission is. (You have around 2½ weeks to complete your entry.)

If for some reason you are having trouble with your submission, contact one of the Staff before the deadline. In order to avoid problems, we strongly advise entrants not wait until the very last minute to submit their entries... As things can and do go wrong at the last minute. Please do not send entries to individual Admin or Staff members to submit on your behalf as they may not check their PMs!


How to Enter
Write a story or prophecy about Chaos Dwarfs and the End Times, invented by you, and send a PM to Scribe (a special user that all Staff have access to) containing the story or prophecy. The moderator organizing the contest will then check the inbox one or a few days before deadline and verify to each entrant that their submission was received.


If you win
- Take your place in the upcoming Scribe's Contest Hall of Fame (to be created), where your glory will be remembered for years to come.
- Receive the Scribe's Contest medal for your online persona:
     
- Everyone who enters gets a number of slaves equal to the number of entries. If 40 people enter we award 40 slaves to each person who entered.
- If you win Gold, you'll win a model prize, courtesy of Titan Wargames


Entries will count towards a participation medal, which is the simpler Scribe's Contest equivalent of Artisan's Contest and Golden Hat veteran medals.

As usual once all entries are received a voting thread will be created. If there are any questions please PM me, another Staff member or post them here.


Summary
Subject Matter: Visions of Doom: End Times and the Chaos Dwarfs.
Deadline: 11:59 PM 30th of April 2015 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone)

If any forum members would like to aid Scribe's Contest by donating models or other materials as prizes for future competitions, feel free to contact myself or one of the Staff to help sort out details.

Special thanks to Skink for advising and laying out the details of this contest!

Now, carve your tablet. Sharpen your pen and dip it in fresh slave blood, for Hashut demands words!

The Staff

 

  Golden Hat XXII - Winners!
Posted by: Admiral - 04-05-2015 03:41 AM - Replies (16)
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Golden Hat XXII - End Times Theme

"It comes! It comes! Great Four shall be Five and creation shall be shattered into desolation, yet from out of the ruins shall the victors stride over the corpses of once numerous living and the rubble of once great works. And they shall stride triumphant and cruel in their might, their flames a blaze of power untold and their darkness a cloak of fear. And their arms shall be strong and scarred from hardship and struggle victorious, yet life shall be bought at the cost of their souls. And they shall wade across the morass of plague unscathed, and wander through the plains of famine untouched. And they shall march unto the fields of war undaunted and walk through the gates of death, and beyond that fickle oblivion, Chaos awaits. It comes! The end comes!"
- Last words of Sorcerer-Prophet Grazhukkimbul Hornbreaker, spoken in a frenzied fit of bloodletting and self-mutilation, which ended in a faulty petrification that reduced his statuary remains to nought but gravel


We had a wonderful turnout of entries, with submissions spanning mighty Sorcerer-Prophets in full swing, to fearsome mechanic constructs. It was magnificient to see all the great results churned out of the Dawi Zharr workshops. Undoubtedly the End Times will see greatness and devastation in equal measure, as evident in these fantastic entries! Takes Hat off

And the winners are:

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1st Place - Golden Hat Winner: Entry #12 - BeeZharr
2nd Place - Silver Hat Winner: Entry #5 - DAGabriel
3rd Place - Bronze Hat Winner: Entry #4 - TheHoodedMan

The entry key!
You can share your love for each entry by donating slaves to the owners of the entries!

01 - torn
02 - Parish
03 - Herby
04 - TheHoodedMan
05 - DAGabriel
06 - tjub
07 - Zanko
08 - cornixt
09 - Abecedar
10 - Bloodbeard
11 - MadHatter
12 - BeeZharr

Slaves and medals are coming! Should you have earned a new Veteran's Medal (gained at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 main contests entered), please contact us and link us all your entries in all previous Golden Hat and Artisan's Contest competitions (note: Scribe's Contest does not count towards this purpose, but have an own Veteran Scribe's Medal). We would prefer to count them for you, but the current Staff situation makes this difficult due to currently unavailable spreadsheet.

And now for the prizes!

Congratulations to BeeZharr, who wins a Dwarf House from Titan Wargames!

Congratulations to DAGabriel, who wins a Goretrek miniature from Dark Art Studios!

And congratulations to TheHoodedMan, who wins a Hazzad Flamebeard from Titan Wargames!

A big "thanks" to everyone who participated and voted, as well as a big thanks to Titan Wargames and Dark Art Studios for their prize donations!

And that's it for this round of Golden Hat. Now let's see the participants' entries in the blogs. Wink

End Times theme to be continued in next Scribe's Contest, coming soon!

The Staff
 

  Golden Hat XXII - Voting!
Posted by: Admiral - 03-28-2015 04:49 AM - Replies (35)
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Welcome to the voting thread for the 22nd Golden Hat modelling and painting competition!

"Lo and behold! Into the endless expanse of the dark and fiery heavens have I gazed, and yet I have beheld the End.
Lo and behold! Into the timeless depths of the wrathful and molten netherworld have I gazed, and yet I have beheld the Times.
Lo and behold! Into the eternal oblivion of the abode of Dark Gods and Daemons alike have I gazed, and there I have beheld the End Times."
- Opening stanzas of the
Foretelling of the Cycle of Doom, by Sorcerer-Prophet Kadruzzimbul-Zharrgonidus Ashtounge the Despoiler

How to vote:
Please submit 3 numbers as votes by sending a PM to the Golden Hat account (a special account all Staff members can access). We had 12 entries this time, which means each entrant will receive 12 slaves once the winners have been announced.

Each (more or less) anonymous entry is numbered ranging from 1 to 12. There is no need to specify which one you think is 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Simply list the three that you like and we will do the rest. You are not allowed to vote for yourself.

Voting will close at 11:59 PM April 4th, 2015 EST (Eastern Standard Timezone).   Once the votes are tallied we will post the results.

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Remember, Titan Wargames will provide the Gold winner with a Dwarf House and the Bronze winner with Hazzad Flamebeard, while Dark Art Studios will award the Silver winner with Goretrek the Chaos Dwarf.

Great job everyone and good luck!
The Staff
 

  New CDO Medals and more Medal Tiers
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 03-13-2015 03:14 AM - Replies (10)
0New Medals

Hello fellow Dawi Zharr.

One of the coolest features of our community is the medal system. For some members help medals motivate and drive the hobby work. For others they are held in high honour and respect, a sign of accomplishment like winning the Golden Hat. Lastly some medals are given by the staff to members helping out the community with our Wiki and other CDO projects.

Today we add more tiers to some of the old medals. We have some active old members around, always entering competitions and always expanding their already impressive forces. These medals are for you guys - Gold is not the top!



New Tiers
Gallery Medal
Introduced is the Platinum Medal for 20 picture uploads, Diamond for 25 picture uploads and the Blackshard Medal for a wooping 30 picture uploads!
Back in 2014 the gallery section was updated, galleries were changed aroud and renamed. The medal criteria was updated - but the essence remaned the same. If trying to claim something higher than gold, please recount your contributions, get the right count down.

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The Image Gallery medal (the camera) comes in three varieties and shall possibly contain a fourth in the future. Gold, Silver and Bronze again. To get  the Bronze, one must post 5 units within the Image Gallery / Specialist Games and Misscellany Gallery section of the forum. Silver is 10 and Gold is 15. Platinum is 20, Diamond is 25 and the ultimate Blackshard medal is given for 30! Any Chaos Dwarf -, Hobgoblin -, Bull Centaur -, or slave unit counts for this as long as it is a new unit. All your combined characters counts once, every type of warmachine counts only once each, combines emissaries count once, all complete specialst game teams counts once pr game (complete mordheim team, man-o-war fleet etc). All other unit types, only count once, no matter how many different units of it you post, but we still encourage people to do so.




Veterans Medal
If you've entered 15 Artisan's or Golden Hat you get the gold. Now you can get Platinum, Diamond and Blackshard as well.





New Medals
Diplomat Medal
2014 saw the launch of The Great Emissary Exchange a truly great initiatve. A lot of CDO members have already joined, converted and painting models and send them all over the world. Little pieces of hobby being shared between members. A feat like this needs to be shown to the world. So we introduce the Diplomats Medal.

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The Diplomat Medal is awarded for participating in The Great Emissary Project. Bronze is for 5 emissaries, silver for 10 and gold for 15. The Darklands are a dangerous place and many get lost there. In order to count, emissaries must be send out and make it to their destination. Post your emissaries in this gallery.




Major Prize Sponsor
For some of our competitions CDO members have selflessly donated miniature prizes for the winners or to be given a random entry. All these prizes are greatly appreciated - thank you. Yet the contributions of some members are truly great and very large. This medal will be awarded to members who has sponsored prizes in a major way.

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The Major Prize Sponsor medal is awarded for donating chaos dwarf related miniature prizes for the CDO compititions (GH, AC, SC). There's no set 'minimum' required to receive the medal. The Staff will determine if a member is to be awarded the sponsor medal based on: number of prizes or times donated, prize size, value, rarerity, general usability and method of donation.

The staff can at any point decline a prize donation on account of having too many in stock (or ask that the donation be made for a later competition) or if considered rubish. Though any heart felt donation will always be appreciated. All sponsors will alway get mention in List of Competition Prize Sponsors thread.

Prize donation must reach their intended target in order to be considered as donated.





In other news
Golden Hat XXII
Remember that Golden Hat is live. Entry deadline is 27th of march. The theme is The End Times. Your should find time to enter. Besides the honour of winning, the Golden Hat medals there's miniature prizes. 1st place gets a Chaos Dwarf house sculpted by Baggronor, 2nd place gets a Goretrek the Chaos Dwarf from Dark Arts Studios, 3rd place gets a Pyromancer from Baggronor. Competition Thread.

Bloodbeard as Admin
Due to the Admins being very busy at the moment and for the foreseeable future, I have been given the honour to work as an Admin. I need to figure out the whole Admin Control Panel. Should be able to help with basic user problems.
 

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