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1 Dollar Fighter! *Updates - Sponsors and Paypal

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 12, 2009, 4:35 PM
After months waiting and planning, I am very pleased and excited to announce what will be absorbing our lives for the upcoming weeks. A new Original Character Tournament unlike AFL, where there is more to play for than just glory. I present to you: 1 Dollar Fighter!
1 Dollar Fighter Stamp by AngelCrusher

What is 1 Dollar Fighter?
1 Dollar Fighter, or 1DF as it will be known as, is an Original Character Tournament with a difference. Each fighter enters the tournament putting one dollar into the pot to compete. The fighters will be squared off in a tournament style contest, winners go through to the next round, while the losers are sent home. This isn’t AFL, there are no second chances in 1DF, you fight to win, every time. In the end, the winner of 1DF takes home a huge cut of the entry pot, while the runner up also receives money, but a lot less amount, along with many other prizes as well for semi-final runners-up. This Tournament, there is just more reason to win, and more rewards for your hard work.

Arenas
Like AFL, 1DF will feature arenas as they seemed so popular. The difference with 1DF is that each tier of rounds will be a different arena (of course, depending on the amount of rounds). This should mean no fighter should have to appear in the same arena twice. The arenas will be the same used in AFL3, as well as some new arenas added in which will be announced shortly.

Fight Entries
We are going old school, we back to AFL1, where the entries for the fights must be a single image only. No comic pages, no animations, just one single brutal image to sum up your fight. This way, everyone is on the same playing field, there are no advantages.
It remains that you can do anything in your fights. You can be as violent as you want, you can be as original as you want. Contests don’t always have to be won over a fist fight, so use your environment, character and opposition in a creative and effective manner.

Deadlines
1DF will be a brutal schedule of fights depending on the amount of fighters involved. A manageable roster may see the deadline of a week a fight…a colossal fighter list may see a fight deadline every 4 days. We want 1DF to be quick and impact, but that doesn’t mean quality should slip either. There are no excuses, no extended deadlines. Only the best with the desire to win will be rewarded here.

Judging
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Judging will rest purely on my shoulders. No longer will I have to hear confusion and complaints over judging decisions. If there is a query, it is all down to me. I will be judging on Originality, Technical Ability and Hard Work. You don’t have to be the best artist as long as you work hard and have a great idea, and that is what this is about. I will judge these areas of out 10 each, with the combined score posted at the fights for you to see how close they were judged.

The Prize
As I stated, there is more to play for in 1DF than previous OC tournaments. The grand winner of 1DF will receive 80% of the pot via paypal transaction. They will also have an entire monthly theme dedicated for them in which other artists will draw that character. The winner will also receive a 1DF stamp of their character certifying them as the winner. The runner-up will receive 20% of the pot, as well as a drawing of their character by myself. The semi-final runner’s up will also receive a drawing of their character by myself.

However, if the pot is below 32 fighters, the winner will receive 100% of the pot, while the runner up will then also receive a monthly theme dedicated to their fighter to make up for it.

To Enter
You may only submit 1 character to the tournament. Your character can be anything, a superhero, villain, samurai, pirate, chibi, furry, anything goes. The only stipulation will be that you fill in the 1DF character reference sheet as well as submitting a short bio in the artist description box. These will then be displayed in a single journal for easy reference.
1 Dollar Fighter Sheet by AngelCrusher

Contestants are also required to add 1 US Dollar to the pot to enter. This fee will be requested after your reference sheet has been submitted, and it has been confirmed that there are enough fighters to make this tournament work. Ideally, a minimum of 16-32 fighters are required to make the tournament work. Once that many fighters have mentioned their interest and submitted the character reference sheet, there will be a week open window to submit the entrance fee.
The money will be a transaction through paypal. Unless you have a Paypal account, you cannot enter! No postal cheques, no cheques, no cash, just paypal. Paypal calculations state that out of your $1 entry fee, they will take 0.33 of the transaction. So in an event of 16 fighters competing, there will be $10.72 to fight for. To send this to the winner, due to Paypal fees, the winner may receive $10.11 estimated, it depends on the current Paypal fee rate. When sending your entry fee, you must state your deviant art name in the paypal message so that your name can be crossed off the paying fighters list. More details will be announced when the fighters are confirmed.

In a scenario if more fighters enter, this is what you could be fighting for: (based on Paypal taking 0.33 or every dollar)
32 Fighters:  1st Place=$16.35   2nd Place=$3.86
64 Fighters:  1st Place=$33.01    2nd Place=$8.02
128 Fighters:  1st Place=$66.31   2nd  Place=$16.35
256 Fighters:   1st Place=$132.92   2nd Place=$33.01


EDIT I've been told sending money as a 'gift' should avoid any paypal fees, which changes everything! (if it works)

32 Fighters:  1st Place=$25.60   2nd Place=$6.40
64 Fighters:  1st Place=$51.20    2nd Place=$12.80
128 Fighters:  1st Place=$102.40   2nd  Place=$25.60
256 Fighters:   1st Place=$204.80  2nd Place=$51.20
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I don’t know if these are the current Paypal fees, I used a Paypal fee calculator www.rolbe.com/paypal.htm for anyone who wants to check the numbers. In no way will I be profiting from this event. I am happy to take donations for running the event, but this is just all for fun.

Sponsors
If you would like to donate anything to the winners, runners-up, or anything else to help make this a success, then please send a note and you will be featured as being an official sponsor of 1DF, and a special stamp will be made for you.

Edit! - We have our first sponsor :iconsssk76: who will donate 1 month subscription to the winner!
1DF Sponsor - sssk76 by AngelCrusher

Important Dates!
Entries for contestants start now! You have until October 31st to get your character reference sheet finished and submitted. The earlier you are, the more likely you are to guarantee your place!
Monday October 26th will be the entry fee week once a suitable amount of fighters have been confirmed to allow the contest to happen. This will give you 6 days to send the money via paypal, confirming your fighter to take part. Once you have paid, you are in, and no matter what, the tournament will take place (unless you happen to be the only fighter). After the 6 days are up, come November 1st, the tournament standings and fights will be announced. No more entries will be allowed after this date.

FAQ
If there are any questions I will gladly answer them and if there are confusion, I will bulk out an FAQ section to clear anything up. I imagine most of you have seen, heard or competed in AFL, so it is all very similar apart from the knockout rounds and the single drawing entry, as well and the winner's pot.

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EDIT - No Paypal?
A little brainstorm with people saying that they do not have paypal. Here are your choices.

1: Find a sponsor. See if someone will sponsor you $1 to compete, and arrange an agreement over who gets the money, or a percentage of the money if you win. You could even work it into your character's 'story' with the sponsor visible in some art work.

2: Invite a friend to enter, and ask for them to pay for you. As long as your fee is covered, regardless of it's source, you are in. You can repay this friend however you want then.

3: If you don't know anyone willing to pay for you to enter, then I can post a special journal for those wanting to compete but have no means of entering due to paypal.
This way, sponsors can hand pick their own fighters, which also turns it into a fun, dare I say gambling opportunity as you are essentially backing someone who you think will win the tournament for you. Of course, you can just do it to be kind as well. ;)
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Apart from that, this will hopefully be a new an exciting tournament that can bridge the gap between AFL4.

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:icontaren14:
Taren14 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Where can I find this tournament? Is there like a gallery for it, or what?
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AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
The tournament is finished and I havent put together a gallery of it yet, but you can find links to all the journals and fights here: [link]
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:icontrigun-knives009:
trigun-knives009 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
well ive come to the conclusion i need to get on DA more. i missed a cool chance to particpate =(
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Its been a long time since I have seen you around man. Been doing these epic OC tournaments for a while now, always good fun.
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:icontrigun-knives009:
trigun-knives009 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
yea life has kept me busy, hopefully im going to be able to get back into the groove though. maybe next time ill be able to throw down a character of mine for the tourney :D
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:iconjakester2008:
jakester2008 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Student General Artist
I have a question, Is it against the rules for someone else to color your fight?
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional Filmographer
How your fights get done is up to you, so a collaboration is fine, just be wary of depending on someone else due to deadlines, and you will have to post the fight.
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:iconjakester2008:
jakester2008 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Student General Artist
Okay thanks!:D
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:icongwdill:
gwdill Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist
Wish I wasn't on a deadline already...I would've liked taking part in this...
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Filmographer
thats a shame man, we got some huge names and characters in this thing. Maybe next time. :)
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:icongwdill:
gwdill Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist
Yup!
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:iconjebriodo:
Jebriodo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
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Okay- I am in for dollar!
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:iconsaintfighteraqua:
saintfighteraqua Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still time to enter, right? I have my dollar ready and I'm making my fight card.
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
plenty of time to enter. got til oct 31st to get both things done.
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:iconsaintfighteraqua:
saintfighteraqua Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! i just sent my entrant to you, I couldn't decide between my bruiser Jerome or Ninja Granny....but you will see who I chose in the end. :D
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:iconshashaveli:
shashaveli Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
This time I'd pass...Too much on my shoulders as it is.
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Ah thats a shame man, will miss shashav's epic battles.
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:iconshashaveli:
shashaveli Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Oh relax, you will see enough of em in Secret Wars, that is, when the ch. 8 intro finally hits DA.

If I manage to make a knee-length chain mail hauberk(started today) before chapter 8, I'd be pestering Kostmeyer about it for the rest of his life.
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:iconrodcom1000:
RODCOM1000 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ok, I'm already doing :iconhulkdaddyg: OC competition but this is too good to pass up! I'm in.
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Cool man. Be sure to get your character sheet done, would love to have you in the tournament. :D
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:iconrodcom1000:
RODCOM1000 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ok, all set, do I send the links here?
What's the email for the paypal?
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
yeh, just send me a link to the deviation so that i can add the thumbnail to the journal.
I will announce the payment details and address in an upcoming journal that will come shortly tonight. :)
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:iconrodcom1000:
RODCOM1000 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ok, here's the link to my character entry [link]
I'll keep an eye open for the paypal announcement.
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:icongangstah-teddy:
Gangstah-Teddy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Will there still be an afl? :O
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Yes, but AFL will just be annual, once a year. So next AFL is still months and months away, at least 5-6months.
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:icondigidaydreamer:
DigiDayDreamer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
What defines a single image? Would the bottom 4/5 of this page count as a single image?

[link]
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Filmographer
yeh, that bottm ';panel' would totally count as a single image. Its clever use of the space. Really, i dont want to see comic panels, comic pages, a load of speech bubbles, texts, setting up a story etc.

I want to see a creative fight image. The example you shown, it had a great main image, and the other images accompany it, but are not made as important.
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modest-rabbit Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Oooh, that was a good question, and here's a another relating. Are we able to use at least one text bubble? I don't necessarily need 'em, but I have at least one idea that might require something being said...
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I guess so, like something witty i guess. Smashing someone with a beer keg in a bar saying 'drinks are on you', yeh, that can work.

Just not some epic monologue that is an excuse to set up an entire backstory.
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:iconflintofmother3:
FlintofMother3 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Really interesthing, im onto something similar right now, but I might as well enter this one too. Its there a deadline?
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Filmographer
cool. well the deadline to get the character sheet and payment is october 31st. Ideally I would like to see a character sheet done by October 26th so I have a good idea how many fighters are ready to take part and pay.
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:iconflintofmother3:
FlintofMother3 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Filmographer
OK! I will try to get it done by 26 then...
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Filmographer
good good. :D
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:iconflintofmother3:
FlintofMother3 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional Filmographer
So, to make the paypal payment,wich its your acount?
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional Filmographer
i will announce it soon so then I get all the payment at the same time. :)
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:iconflintofmother3:
FlintofMother3 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Well, it seems I was unable to get my entry done today, I will have to leave it for another ocation...
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Filmographer
no no no, you still have until october 31st.
it was recommened to get it done by monday, but you still have a few days to get it done.
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:icondigidaydreamer:
DigiDayDreamer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
It said October 31st is the deadline for the character reference, though October 26th is when you can start paying your $1 entry fee.

Quite intrigued that you might be entering. Will you be using someone like Checomal? =P
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:iconflintofmother3:
FlintofMother3 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Not so sure, rigth now Im using Kaira for another similar tournament, so I might try someone different, maybe even from a diferent series of mine.
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:iconpiotrov:
piotrov Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
OK, yeah, I'm in. :)

[link]
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:iconxreaper19x:
xReaper19x Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
This sounds pretty awesome.
So all we do is draw our OC's kicking the crap out of other OC's?
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
hehe, yeh, thats the jist of things. Until there is only one fighter standing.
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:iconxreaper19x:
xReaper19x Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Alright, here's my sheet: [link]
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:iconrwhitney75:
RWhitney75 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
you mean to join the roster i have to give you a dollar is that right?
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
That is right. I will ask for the dollar the week of october 26th once i confirm that i think there are enough fighters involved to make this work and be fun. If there are not enough people, then I wont ask any one for money, and this wont happen.

In the meantime, artists just need to make a character sheet using the 1DF template, and then send the money when I announced it.
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:iconrwhitney75:
RWhitney75 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
oh!.
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:iconpdink:
PDInk Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm going to have to check if i still have a paypal account, if i do i'm in. if i don't i'll get one and i'm in.
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
haha, awesome man. About time you returned, and 1DF would be a great place to return to. If you havent got the funds, there are other options available. I just dont want everyone to rely on the chance that someone else may pay for them.
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:iconpdink:
PDInk Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah i get that. i'm looking into it. i just have to pick on oc to enter. do i use i tired and ture OC or bring in someone new?
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
whoever you choose, make sure they are fun to draw :)
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