Welcome to the Emperor's Hammer Competition Center

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Here you will find all current and past Emperor's Hammer competitions. Some competitions are open to all members of the Emperor's Hammer or specific EH group; others are open only to members of specific units. This information is listed for each competition under Units Involved.

Any member may organize and submit a proposed competition through the database system. New competition requests are routed to the appropriate command officer for review and approval before being posted as an active competition in the Competition Center.

Follow this link to view all competitions that are currently active and open for participation.

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Raise the Flag 2022

This competition will determine the Flagship of the TIE Corps, the TCCOM’s Escort Squadron, and TCCOM’s Wingman for the next 12 months. Any forms of activity presented by the pilots will grant points to their ships. The TIE Corps Command Staff, Emperor’s Hammer Command Staff, and the Commodores will be participating as Avenger Squadron; points earned by Commodores will also apply to their assigned ships as usual. All disputes will be settled by the TIE Corps Command Staff. Point System Single Player 2 points for each TIE Fighter Single Player mission flown from the TC Battle Center 3 points for each X-Wing vs TIE Fighter Single Player mission flown from the TC Battle Center 3 points for each X-Wing Alliance Single Player mission flown from the TC Battle Center 5 points for each X-Wing Single Player mission flown from the TC Battle Center 10 points for every mission high score 10 points x # of missions in the battle for every battle high score Each battle/free mission in the compendium can be flown only once throughout the month for credit in the competition. Note that battles already flown in previous months of this year are eligible to be re-flown for points in Raise the Flag, however, they will not count towards Ace of the TIE Corps competition awards. Multiplayer 1 point for every LoS awarded from Star Conflict 10 points for every LoC awarded from Star Conflict 6 points for every LoS awarded from X-Wing versus TIE Fighter 12 points for every LoC awarded from X-Wing versus TIE Fighter 6 points for every LoS awarded from X-Wing Alliance 12 points for every LoC awarded from X-Wing Alliance 10 points for every LoS awarded from EA Battlefront 1 14 points for every LoC awarded from EA Battlefront 1 10 points for every LoS awarded from EA Battlefront 2 14 points for every LoC awarded from EA Battlefront 2 Ewok Hunt is banned. It can still be played during RtF, but screenshots for matches played in October need to be submitted in November. 6 points for every LoS awarded from Squadrons Note: Modifiers are not allowed in custom matches in Squadrons for 4 or 5 players. When submitting the results of a custom match with 4 or 5 players, a screenshot showing that no modifiers were used must be included. For 2 or 3 players, the following set of modifiers may be used: 60% raider/corvette hull (both factions) 80% capital ship hull (both factions) 80% flagship hull (both factions) When submitting the results of a custom match with 2 or 3 players, a screenshot showing what modifiers were used (if any) must be included. 12 points for every LoC awarded from Squadrons 2 points for every LoS awarded from Empire at War 6 points for every LoC awarded from Empire at War Art Fiction will be limited to one submission per pilot per week with bonus comps providing a prompt each week Word minimum (TBD, but probably 1000) and maximum (4000) will be implemented Graphics will be limited to one submission per pilot per week with bonus comps providing a prompt each week No commissioned artwork Graphics utilizing pre-existing work must be sufficiently modified to be considered valid. For example, don’t download something from DeviantArt and submit it as your own, there’d need to be a decent amount of modification in order to be okay to submit. A pair of weekly comps, one fiction and one graphics, will run each week from the 1st-7th, 8th-14th, 15th-21st, 22nd-28th. The 29th-31st will not have any bonus comps running. Memes will be limited to 20 submissions per pilot for the month Cap of 200 points earned via memes per pilot (max of 10 per submission) Submissions will be judged by the TCCS using a rubric. Ties from that process will be broken with a simple vote. Bonus points Bonus points and participation points are awarded to the pilot. Fiction Bonus Competitions (each) - 300, 270, 240, 210, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 30 (top ten) Participation (each): 100 Submissions that place also earn participation points Graphics Bonus Competitions (each) - 300, 270, 240, 210, 180, 150, 120, 90, 60, 30 (top ten) Participation (each): 100 Submissions that place also earn participation points

Started: 2022-10-01

Remaining: 24 days

Raise the Flag 2022 Fiction Bonus Comp 1

Prompt First, read the update on https://wiki.emperorshammer.org/EH_Plotline#A_New_Threat . With the First Recon Division splitting up to find the Ishtari, our first round of fiction covers the aftermath of the Battle of Tusorix to the arrival of each fleet at their first destination. Anything related to the fleet's activities during that timeframe is fair game. Submissions Word count minimum is 1000, max is 4000 Limit of one submission per pilot Please email submissions to HA Plif at tccom@emperorshammer.org Scoring Rubric Idea 4 points: Includes a clearly presented central idea with relevent facts, supporting details or explanations. Contains all relevant information included in the prompt. 3 points: Includes a central idea with mostly relevant facts, supporting details, or explanations. Contains most of the relevant information included in the prompt. 2 points: Includes a central idea with limited factions, supporting details, and/or explanation. Contains some of the relevant information included in the prompt. 1 points: Includes a central idea but lacks related facts, supporting details, and/or explanation. Contains none of the relevant information included in the prompt. Content 4 points: Uses vivid descriptive language and concrete sensory details. Enables the reader to visualize the events or experiences. 3 points: Uses descriptive language and concrete sensory details. Enables the reader to visualize the events of experiences. 2 points: Uses limited, repetitive language with little sensory details. Does not give a visual picture. 1 point: Uses dull, repetitive words and no details. Word choice confuses the reader. Characters 4 points: Reader is able to fully conceptualize the characters, their motivations, and intentions. 3 points: Reader is able to understand the characters, their motivations, and intentions. 2 points: Reader has limited understanding of and cannot connect with the characters. 1 point: Reader is left with no understanding about the characters in the story. Dialog 4 points: Voice chosen is appropriate to topic, purpose, and audience. Writing is expressive, engaging and/or sincere. 3 points: Voice is present, shows awareness of audience. Writing is somewhat engaging and expressive. 2 points: Voice is inconsistent or weak. Shows limited awareness of audience. 1 point: Little or no voice is evident. Awareness of audience or personal involvement is not evident. Conventions 4 points: Contains few if any errors in conventions that makes the writing easy to read and understand. 3 points: Contains some convention errors that do not interfere with the understanding of the story. 2 points: Contains frequent convention errors that are noticeable and confuse the reader 1 point: Contains so many convention errors that the writing is difficult to follow.

Started: 2022-10-01

Remaining:

Raise the Flag 2022 Memes

During RtF 2022, each pilot may submit up to 20 memes. Each of those memes will receive RtF points based on the following criteria. Impression 4 points: Submission is memorable 2 points: Submission is funny or insightful, but not memorable 0 points: Submission makes no impression on the viewer Creativity 6 points: Submission reflects a creative AND EH-related use of the source material 3 points: Submission reflects a creative OR EH-related use of the source material 1 point: Submission qualifies as a meme, being a re-interpretation of a pre-existing piece of media 0 points: Submission doesn’t qualify as a meme. For example, an un-altered game screenshot. Re-Use of Templates 0 points: This is the submitter’s first use of this source material -2 points: Submitter has used this source material before -4 points: Submitter has used this source material multiple times before Notes: Minimum points awarded for each submission is 0, we won’t be taking points away from pilots "Source material" above refers to a unique meme template, screenshot, etc. For example, you can pull multiple screenshots from an individual movie and not take a deduction for that, but multiple uses of the same screenshot would incur a deduction. Submissions Limit of 20 submissions per pilot Please email submissions to HA Plif at tccom@emperorshammer.org If the submitter wishes, they may post their creation to #memes in Discord. This is optional, not required.

Started: 2022-10-01

Remaining: 24 days

Raise the Flag 2022 Graphics Bonus Comp 1

Prompt First, read the update on https://wiki.emperorshammer.org/EH_Plotline#A_New_Threat . With the First Recon Division splitting up to find the Ishtari, our first round of graphics covers the aftermath of the Battle of Tusorix to the arrival of each fleet at their first destination. Anything related to the fleet's activities during that timeframe is fair game. Submissions Limit of one submission per pilot Please email submissions to HA Plif at tccom@emperorshammer.org Scoring Rubric Visual Impact (overall quality) 4 points: The unique organization of art elements, content, & execution create a striking & memorable work. It has the power to “wow” the viewer. 3 points: The organization of art elements, content, and execution create cohesive work. The work has lasting impact on the viewer. 2 points: The organization of art elements, content, and execution are addressed in the work. The work holds the viewer’s attention. 1 point: The organization of art elements, content, & execution are incompletely addressed in the work. There is little or no impact on the viewer. Interpretation & Creativity (completeness/effort) 4 points: Shows unique and creative interpretation of the prompt and was continued until it was as complete as possible. Effort was far beyond that required, with great attention to detail. 3 points: Shows clear understanding of the prompt and the submitter's ability to think “outside the box.” With more effort, the work might have been outstanding. 2 points: Shows some creativity and adequate interpretation of the prompt. However, the work appears unfinished. 1 point: The design was unrelated to the prompt. Work is incomplete or lacks attention to details. Craftmanship (made with skill and neatness) 4 points: Demonstrates a mastery of skill. The design is beautiful and complete. The design effectively filled the entire space. 3 points: Demonstrates skill. The design is pleasing and at least partially complete. The design mostly filled the space. 2 points: Demonstrates partial skill. The design is fairly neat. The design partly filled the space. 1 point: The design is a bit careless in creation of the work. The design space is somewhat used.

Started: 2022-10-01

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Beta Squadron Banner Competition

Now that Beta Squadron has an excellent new patch, we need a new banner to match! After ReMob, Beta Squadron's new craft are TIE Bombers and our new squadron objective is Heavy Assault. We need your help to design the new banner! Submissions should be sent to CM KEBLAOMEGA via email or Discord DM. Beta Squadron will work together to determine the top 4.

Started: 2022-09-16

Remaining: 8 days

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Raise the Flag 2022 Graphics Bonus Comp 1

Prompt First, read the update on https://wiki.emperorshammer.org/EH_Plotline#A_New_Threat . With the First Recon Division splitting up to find the Ishtari, our first round of graphics covers the aftermath of the Battle of Tusorix to the arrival of each fleet at their first destination. Anything related to the fleet's activities during that timeframe is fair game. Submissions Limit of one submission per pilot Please email submissions to HA Plif at tccom@emperorshammer.org Scoring Rubric Visual Impact (overall quality) 4 points: The unique organization of art elements, content, & execution create a striking & memorable work. It has the power to “wow” the viewer. 3 points: The organization of art elements, content, and execution create cohesive work. The work has lasting impact on the viewer. 2 points: The organization of art elements, content, and execution are addressed in the work. The work holds the viewer’s attention. 1 point: The organization of art elements, content, & execution are incompletely addressed in the work. There is little or no impact on the viewer. Interpretation & Creativity (completeness/effort) 4 points: Shows unique and creative interpretation of the prompt and was continued until it was as complete as possible. Effort was far beyond that required, with great attention to detail. 3 points: Shows clear understanding of the prompt and the submitter's ability to think “outside the box.” With more effort, the work might have been outstanding. 2 points: Shows some creativity and adequate interpretation of the prompt. However, the work appears unfinished. 1 point: The design was unrelated to the prompt. Work is incomplete or lacks attention to details. Craftmanship (made with skill and neatness) 4 points: Demonstrates a mastery of skill. The design is beautiful and complete. The design effectively filled the entire space. 3 points: Demonstrates skill. The design is pleasing and at least partially complete. The design mostly filled the space. 2 points: Demonstrates partial skill. The design is fairly neat. The design partly filled the space. 1 point: The design is a bit careless in creation of the work. The design space is somewhat used.

Started: 2022-10-01

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Raise the Flag 2022 Fiction Bonus Comp 1

Prompt First, read the update on https://wiki.emperorshammer.org/EH_Plotline#A_New_Threat . With the First Recon Division splitting up to find the Ishtari, our first round of fiction covers the aftermath of the Battle of Tusorix to the arrival of each fleet at their first destination. Anything related to the fleet's activities during that timeframe is fair game. Submissions Word count minimum is 1000, max is 4000 Limit of one submission per pilot Please email submissions to HA Plif at tccom@emperorshammer.org Scoring Rubric Idea 4 points: Includes a clearly presented central idea with relevent facts, supporting details or explanations. Contains all relevant information included in the prompt. 3 points: Includes a central idea with mostly relevant facts, supporting details, or explanations. Contains most of the relevant information included in the prompt. 2 points: Includes a central idea with limited factions, supporting details, and/or explanation. Contains some of the relevant information included in the prompt. 1 points: Includes a central idea but lacks related facts, supporting details, and/or explanation. Contains none of the relevant information included in the prompt. Content 4 points: Uses vivid descriptive language and concrete sensory details. Enables the reader to visualize the events or experiences. 3 points: Uses descriptive language and concrete sensory details. Enables the reader to visualize the events of experiences. 2 points: Uses limited, repetitive language with little sensory details. Does not give a visual picture. 1 point: Uses dull, repetitive words and no details. Word choice confuses the reader. Characters 4 points: Reader is able to fully conceptualize the characters, their motivations, and intentions. 3 points: Reader is able to understand the characters, their motivations, and intentions. 2 points: Reader has limited understanding of and cannot connect with the characters. 1 point: Reader is left with no understanding about the characters in the story. Dialog 4 points: Voice chosen is appropriate to topic, purpose, and audience. Writing is expressive, engaging and/or sincere. 3 points: Voice is present, shows awareness of audience. Writing is somewhat engaging and expressive. 2 points: Voice is inconsistent or weak. Shows limited awareness of audience. 1 point: Little or no voice is evident. Awareness of audience or personal involvement is not evident. Conventions 4 points: Contains few if any errors in conventions that makes the writing easy to read and understand. 3 points: Contains some convention errors that do not interfere with the understanding of the story. 2 points: Contains frequent convention errors that are noticeable and confuse the reader 1 point: Contains so many convention errors that the writing is difficult to follow.

Started: 2022-10-01

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Infiltrator Ships need Love too!

Infiltrator Squadrons, The Chief Mechanic of the MC40, Vib Parill, detected critical errors in a routine-check of our crafts. In order to test our self awareness of our beloved ships, his staff has created four different puzzles to test us. Each Week a new puzzle will get released, the fastest time to complete a puzzle will earn four points, the second fastest three, the third fastest two and every submitted puzzle one point. After all four Weeks the pilot with the most points will earn an IS-GR, the second an IS-SR and the runner up a IS-BR. Every Pilot who submits a completed puzzle will get an ORA for it. Screenshots of completed puzzles with end time need to be send to Captain Taurus via email or discord. Good Luck! First week: https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=0e8578b0ce2b

Started: 2022-09-12

Remaining: 2 days

Space Invader Nostalgia

Sticking with the Nostalgia theme, we will reintroduce Space Invaders. Go here: https://www.free80sarcade.com/spaceinvaders.php and play the game. Submit your highest score that you can get. Ties will be broken by submission times.

Started: 2022-09-11

Remaining: 4 days

Beta Squadron Banner Competition

Now that Beta Squadron has an excellent new patch, we need a new banner to match! After ReMob, Beta Squadron's new craft are TIE Bombers and our new squadron objective is Heavy Assault. We need your help to design the new banner! Submissions should be sent to CM KEBLAOMEGA via email or Discord DM. Beta Squadron will work together to determine the top 4.

Started: 2022-09-16

Remaining: 8 days

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