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  Manual Account Activations!
Posted by: Xander - Yesterday 03:01 PM - No Replies
0Hello potential new user,

To combat bot sign-ups to the forum, I have changed the registration settings. Registrations will now need to be manually activated by site Administrators. This may be temporary as we attempt to resolve this issue.

Thanks for your patience,

Xander Takes Hat off
 

  Stopgap Manual Fix to Locked-Down Photobucket Pictures
Posted by: Admiral - 09-10-2017 01:55 PM - Replies (2)
0Stopgap fix to Photobucket images under lockdown (my emboldening):

Warseer's Captain Brown Wrote:
Gentlemen,

As some long term PLOGers and cornerstones of some of the Painting Log areas, the member Ash has come up with a fix.

"With the Photobucket pictures not showing; if you go into edit post and insert ~original between .jpg and [/img] as in .jpg~original[/img] then the original picture will show again..." and it works!

I have asked him to share that in the stickies at the top of each painting forum, but thought I would pass that on to you who had large PLOGs blocked in the meantime.

Cheers,

Phil


Those who have not yet replaced their own Photobucket pictures with identical pictures hosted elsewhere, may want to scour their army blogs and other hobby threads. However,  adding ~original to the address lines will not make the linked images compatible with the more thorough Migration to the Darklands solution!

Note however that we cannot consider this a permanent solution, only a stopgap option. It is possible that Photobucket may come to block this fixture, transform itself beyond recognition or go down altogether as a site.

Please see our Migration to the Darklands below for a sturdier long-term fix, and above all, please keep backup copies of your pictures on both physical and cloud storage, as many different devices and online albums as possible. Also, if you have memory space to spare, please consider downloading the following Google Drive folders to spread the picture files over as many heads as possible to give us insurance in case of digital disaster!

Google Drive Folders Wrote:


The Staff



Also on CDO:
Artisan's Contest XXII
Edge of the Abyss
Photobucket TOS Woes & Third party image hosting
Photobucket Migration to the Darklands – Stage I
Photobucket Migration to the Darklands - Stage II
 

  Artisan's Contest XXII
Posted by: Admiral - 09-06-2017 08:16 AM - Replies (27)
0



"We don't spend all day slaying, all life warring, you beardless buffoon!"




Carcearion's Bit Forge Presents: Artisan's Contest XXII!

Beyond the Battlefield: Civilian Life in the Dark Empire

The goal here is to make some civilian Chaos Dwarf stuff! People can enter with any number of models or terrain pieces. As long as your entry contain at least one Chaos Dwarf miniature, you can do as you please with the rest.

You are welcome to add pack animals, carts, slaves, sacrificial victims and suchlike. You're likewise welcome to make a diorama out of your entry, if you wish.

Given the hundreds of thousands of slaves surrounding the Chaos Dwarfs, one would expect a lot of armour to be worn all day long in common life, and whips and weapons, too. Arms or armour won't disqualify anyone, and whips will be ever relevant whether in war or peace.

Apart from that, the spirit here is tools over weapons, aprons over war banners, ceremonial processions over ranked regiments, clearing out bull muck in sacred Temple stables over warleaders flying proud upon monsters into battle. Go for the ordinary, the grubby labour, or the familiar and intimate, or the low and filthy, or the crafts and arts, or for the high and mysterious and unholy. Go to town if you wish with Daemonsmith laboratories, worship scenes, scrying mystics, preaching prophets, overlordly audience chambers, Dawi Zharr families, stonecarvers erecting monuments, street markets, torture chambers, harems, workshops, shipyards, slave auctions, quarries, gladiatorial arenas, Hobgoblin hut life or nightmarish slave pits - or something else completely - but don't go to war!

The CDO Staff won't be picky with what entries are accepted. Instead we expect voters to reward those entries which play fully to the spirit of the contest theme, as is usually the case.

However, for this round, please don't enter Blood Bowl miniatures. It'd be a bit too easy, and they'll get proper contest themes of their own.

Still, if you are unsure whether your entry will meet the requirements please PM Admiral or Bloodbeard .


Prize

Admiralty Miniatures will reward the gold winner with a couple of whitemetal Hobgoblin Slavedrivers of Ancient Times, soon to be released!



Carcearion has been kind enough to donate this sample sprue from his Bit Forge to the silver winner!



Should you wish to donate a prize to the contest, please PM Admiral or Bloodbeard and they will sort it out with you and the Staff.

Deadline

The deadline for the submission of entries is October 5th 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

Rules of the Competition

Each member may only enter once.

Model and paint civilian models appropriate for Chaos Dwarfs and their underlings, complete with scenery, cattle, pack animals, vehicles and background displays should you wish it. You must include at least one Chaos Dwarf miniature, and no Blood Bowl team, all else is up to you.

Bases or no bases are up to you.

The scale of the miniatures is up to you.

Submissions should include up to four pictures. No overlaid words of explanation or photoshop effects in your submitted photos please.

You may not submit pictures of a model that have been entered into other online competitions or posted in a finished state before.

Don't post your entries in the forum before the contest is over.

See also the General Rules & Guidelines.

How to Enter?

Submit your entry by sending a PM to Staff (a special user that all Staff have access to) with up to four photos of your entry. Please do not send an e-mail to any of the admin or staff accounts as this is a sure fire way to have your entry missed.

Please note that your entry will benefit if the photos are all clearly composed, since voters will base their judgement upon what they can see in the pictures on their computer screens.

How will this be judged?

Sometime after October 5th we will post all entries to a new thread and voting can commence!

Good luck everyone!
The Staff



Also on CDO:
Edge of the Abyss
Photobucket TOS Woes & Third party image hosting
Photobucket Migration to the Darklands – Stage I
Photobucket Migration to the Darklands - Stage II
 

  Scribe's Contest XI - Winners!
Posted by: Admiral - 09-04-2017 03:07 AM - Replies (7)
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Winners of Scribe's Contest XI: The True Nature of the Father of Darkness

"Smokin'!"




Just like all the other rounds, we had a neat turn-out of entries, with submissions spanning from bloodthirsty cult hymns to cheeky stuff. It was great to see such songs written upon dry parchment!

No doubt the texts were all written in spilt blood with trembling hands, or carved into the skulls of foes. Takes Hat off

And now, ladies and gentlemen, the winners!





Entry #4: Ikkred Pyrhelm (1st)

Lammasu

Darkling fire come smother me
Let shadows fill my mind
With your power I shall see
My soul to Hashut I bind

Bone!

Once splintered and smashed
Mended with artisan skill
Flame of furnace lashed
Sheathed in dark steel

Skin!

Once broken and shorn
Fused with fury and fire
In Hashut’s image reborn
Hardened and cracked by pyre

Soul!

Food for Hashut’s thirst
This I do gladly yield
And so become the First
Hooves beat the battlefield

I am Dawi no more
Gone the weakness within
Gone my outer flaws
His word I shall bring

Bone!

Once splintered and smashed
Mended with artisan skill
Flame of furnace lashed
Sheathed in dark steel

Skin!

Once broken and shorn
Fused with fury and fire
In Hashut’s image reborn
Hardened and cracked by pyre

Soul!

Food for Hashut’s thirst
This I do gladly yield
And so become the First
Hooves beat the battlefield

His word I shall bring!
His glory I shall sing!
I am Lammasu!






Entry #5: Carcearion (2nd tie)

(Chorus, softly): Lift the hammer!

There’s no earthly way of knowing
How many hours we’ve been moaning
There’s no knowing how long we’re going
Or how hot the bellows blowing

(Chorus, louder than before): Lift the hammer!

Not a spec of light is showing
So His hunger must be growing
Are the fires of hell a-glowing?
Are the temple daggers flowing?

(Chorus, yet louder than before): Lift the hammer!

Yes, His hunger must be growing
For the blood and steel keep flowing!
And they’re certainly not showing!
Any signs that they are slowing!

(Chorus, loud and boisterous): Lift the hammer and strike and again! That’s the Daemonsmith’s way!






Entry #6: Abecedar (2nd tie)

Temple Chant Number    7-11   

Clang         =         Large Bronze Gong being hit
Thump     =     Bass Drum beats    or    Staff Butts banged onto the floor

>HASHUT!<     Clang     >Aaaaaaaaaaah!<
>Saviour of the Dawi Zharr!<
Thump, … thump,    …    thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.

>HASHUT!<     Clang     >Aaaaaaaaaaah!<
>He saved every one of us!<
Thump, … thump,    …    thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.

>HASHUT!<     Clang     >Aaaaaaaaaaah!<
>He has blessed our noble race!<
Thump, … thump,    …    thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.

>HASHUT!<     Clang     >Aaaaaaaaaaah!<
>He is our Father in Darkness!<
Thump, … thump,    …    thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.

>HASHUT!<     Clang     >Aaaaaaaaaaah!<
>He owns every-one of us<
Thump!
>The souls of every-one of us!<
Thump!
>With a mighty hoof, he’ll crush the world<
>And the Dawi Zharr will rule . . all!<
Thump, … thump,    …    thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump. 






Entry #2: Admiral (3rd)

Break or Be Broken

See!
Hear!
Know!

We are the forsaken ones,
in the thrall of dread Dark God,
our dedication absolute...

Hearts of stone,
and fevered minds,
the Dark God's own,
the broken kind's.

Break!
Break!
Break or be broken!

See!
Hear!
Know!

We are the toiling ones,
cursed by ancestors and gods,
our damnation assured...

Wills of steel,
madness chained,
the master's heel,
the honour stained.

Break!
Break!
Break or be broken!

See!
Hear!
Know!

We are the chosen ones,
erecting greatest works,
to His dominion claim...

Souls on fire,
a world to scour,
the hardship dire,
the hunger for power.

Break!
Break!
Break or be broken!

Break!
Break!
Break or be broken!

Break!
Break!
Break or be broken!

- Chaos Dwarf Cult Song






1st Place - Gold Scribe Winner: Entry #4 - Ikkred Pyrhelm
2nd Place (tie) - Silver Scribe Winner: Entry #5 - Carcearion
2nd Place (tie) - Silver Scribe Winner: Entry #6 - Abecedar
3rd Place - Bronze Scribe Winner: Entry #2 – Admiral


Also, Jackswift has participated in 5 Scribe's Contests, earning him a Scribe's Veteran Medal:

The Entry Key!
You can share your love for each entry (found here) by donating slaves to the owners of the entries!

01 – Forgefire
02 – Admiral
03 - Enjoysrandom
04 - Ikkred Pyrhelm
05 – Carcearion
06 - Abecedar
07 – Jackswift


Slaves and medals are incoming! If you wonder how many votes your entry received, PM me.

And now for the Gold prize, from Admiralty Miniatures. The Gold winner receives one unpainted Triumph & Treachery Plate of Ancient Times:


The winner will be contacted shortly via PM or E-mail.

A big "thanks" to everyone who participated and voted!

Please post the entries as new threads (or posts in your own threads) in the Stories and Background section of the CDO Forums. Wink

That concludes the eleventh instalment of Scribe's Contest. It is a most valuable addition to the growing mass of Chaos Dwarf and Hobgoblin culture texts accumulated on CDO. Well done, everyone!

Next up: Artisan's Contest!


The Staff

Also on CDO:
The Edge of the Abyss
Photobucket TOS Woes & Third party image hosting
Photobucket Migration to the Darklands – Stage I
Photobucket Migration to the Darklands - Stage II
 

  The Edge of the Abyss
Posted by: Bloodbeard - 09-01-2017 03:40 AM - Replies (4)
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My fellow Evil Dwarfs!

I bring tidings from the other forces of darkness currently stalking the lands of Mantica, and although few and far between are those of us who have chosen to cooperate we have formed an alliance and agreed to combine the might of our armies, and to our great fortune the sight on which we have agreed to set our blackening gaze are the mountains of Rhyn Dufaris, the fresh territories that our pathetic, hatless, soft masked, weak bearded, pansy gun-powdered unkin have dared to spread into on the fringes of our territories.

The fools have mined for us riches, built for us the beginning of fortresses and outposts, and laid themselves out as sacrifice – but it falls on us to take what is ours!

Whether you are Chaos, Infernal, Abyssal, call your self Dwarfs or Dwarves – I am sending the rallying call to you now. March out and challenge the forces of good and meet them amongst the battle grounds of Rhyn Dufaris and we will carve out a dread hold for ourselves in the world of Mantica that will stand until we have consumed the very world itself in our flames!



I’m sending out the call here for Chaos Dwarf armies (or any other evil armies willing to lend a claw!), to challenge good players to Scenario #2 “March to War!” and conquer Rhyn Dufaris for the forces of Darkness! The armies of evil dwarves receive a bonus during this scenario called Lust For Power! Giving all our infantry and calvary units the Pathfinder ability (to represent the unquenchable avarice of our relentless march!). You don't specifically have to play the Rhyn Dufaris scenario though if you want to you can report any game against a good or neutral aligned army as a battle in this region.

Below is a link to the site tracking the campaign progress explaining how to participate, and to monitor the swing of battle across Mantica! (as well as cool maps, daily field reports, and statistics!)

If anyone can ensure the victory of the evil dwarves of Mantica this summer, I know its us here on CDO! Cheers!



Summer Campaign Link


Edge of the Abyss thread on CDO


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