2018 Anniversary House Decorating Contest | July 7th to August 15th

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  1. Chris

    Chris Renaissance Staff
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    Submissions will be accepted until August 15th. Voting will take place from August 15th to August 23rd.

    There will be 5 categories to choose from
    • Best Decorated Massive House
      Includes: Fortress, Castle, Small Keep, Large Keep
      Note: Make sure to post a variety of pictures of all decorated areas of the house. Include descriptions for themed areas.
    • Best Decorated Large House
      Includes: Tower, Large Marble Patio, 2 Story House, Large patio, Large Brick
    • Best Decorated Medium House
      Includes: Sandstone, Log Cabin, Villa
    • Best Decorated Small House
      Includes: Marble Shop, Stone Shop, Small Houses, Small Tower, Etc
    • Most Unique Design Element
      Note: Custom Fighting Pit, Hot Tub, Piano, Tree or otherwise illustration of player creativity belongs in this category

    The Rules
    • Post pictures in this thread of your house, make sure to indicate which categories you are entering next to each picture of set of pictures.
    • Make sure to keep all your pictures for each entry in a single post.
      Note: Make sure to check the section below on the best method to attach an image. 1
    • The higher the resolution the better. (Avoid using razor screenshots, as they are low quality)
    • Any pictures posted between now and August 15th, 2018 will be considered for judging.
      Note: Make sure to post a variety of pictures of all decorated areas of the house in the event of larger houses.
    • On August 15th all of the entries will be posted here in a thread for each category.
    • Players will be able to vote once each category for their top 3 entries.
    • For your vote to count you must have an established forum account.
    • Player votes will account for 50% of the score, with staff voting accounting for the other 50%.
    • On August 23rd 2018 the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each category will be announced.
      Note: Should you have trouble taking screenshots of your house post the location of the house here and the staff will assist you.

    The Prizes
    • All entrants will have their pictures and house included in the Renaissance Compendium, searchable by their name.
    • 1st place in each category will also get a 20 charge furniture dye tub and 20 Platinum.
    • 2nd Place in each category will get a 2nd place trophy and a 15 charge furniture dye tub and 15 platinum.
    • 3rd Place in each category will get a trophy a 10 charge furniture dye tub and 10 platinum.
    • Honorable Mentions will receive a 5 charge furniture dye tub.
      Note: Prizes subject to change if I come up with better ideas.

    How to Post a Screenshot
    • While ingame hit alt + printscreen.
    • Open Microsoft Paint
    • Select Paste or hit Control + V
    • Select the game window or the area you wish to include.
    • Select the crop option.
    • Save the images as a .jpg file.
    • Uploading the file to your forum post as an attachment using the "Upload a File Option"
    • Include the file as a thumbnail (not a full image) in your post by clicking the thumbnail button.
    • If you need additional assistance feel free to contact the Renaissance staff.

    To get some ideas make sure to check out our past house decorating contests. Or simply search on the website for keyword "decor"
    1st Renaissance House Decor Contest
    2nd Renaissance House Decor Contest
    3rd Renaissance House Decor Contest
    2015 Renaissance House Decor Contest - 2015 Compendium House Decor Entries
    2016 Renaissance House Decor Contest - 2016 Compendium House Decor Entries
    2017 Renaissance House Decor Contest
  2. Gideon Jura

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    Deco time!
  3. Jill Stihl

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    Category : Best Decorated Small House

    Jill's Place -

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    : - )
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    Make life much easier on yourself and download Greenshot -- http://getgreenshot.org/ -- I couldn't recommend this free tool enough, for work and home.

    Print-screen auto-defaults to region, so you can easily snapshot a region, copy it to the clipboard and come here and hit CTRL-V (Paste). You can do other things to, like add arrows and text, upload to Imgur, save locally, etc.

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  5. Jill Stihl

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    Category : Most Unique Design Element

    Floor Removal -

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    (Note I no longer own this house but the deco was done earlier this year so this is the first available contest).
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  6. One

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    Hmm that's an odd situation, you presumably won't get a plaque then (I imagine you can earn other prizes though).
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  7. Jill Stihl

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    I checked with Chris a while back and he said it's OK to enter deco that's no longer current. But yeah you're right there'd be nowhere to pin a plaque.
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  8. OptimisticSam

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    But how did you do it? Just replicate the deco again on the second floor and offset it?
  9. Jill Stihl

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    Yes that's correct. There's a few extra bits on the 'lost' tiles behind the deco upstairs to fill in the corners, and of course the additional stuff placed at height but otherwise it's a copy of downstairs moved across and down a tile.
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  10. Sara

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    So my entry into the medium house, this was a labor of love. The outside patio is my stable area, the sheep and horse have become good friends, though the sheep does like to come inside and find the garden!!
    I love my kitchen, oh excuse the dirty pots maids day off. Need plenty of work space when the garden is really producing!!
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    Now for my favorite place to sit, I love a garden full of veggies and fruit growing. I have some cabbage, watermelon, pumpkin, squashes, and some grapes in the big part of the garden. Now off to the side is the real gem of my place my lemon tree.
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    Hope you enjoy the short tour of my house.
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  11. Duke Cannon

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    Submission: Best Decorated Medium House
    Much of the deco was transferred to my larger home earlier in the year (that you will see in another submission), but this is how I had my 2 story villa decorated for a short period of time.

    1st Floor:
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    2nd Floor:
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  12. Lyta

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    There are no plaque awards anymore, there were none last year either.
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    Category: Best Decorated Massive House

    House of Horrors:


    Top left wing:


    Sitting at the tomb of Skunk Ape.. who seems to have escaped!

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    Bottom left wing:

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    Bottom right wing:

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    Top right wing:

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    Top floor:

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    House of Horrors:

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  14. OreHound

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    I'm submitting my entry now because I'm out of lockdowns :p. Large house category:

    *edited to remove the reference to the spa*
    Welcome to the Jewel of Vesper, the premier restaurant of the region!

    Skaut is awaiting patrons at the podium on the first floor. The waiting room, with a small bar and a few tables, and a pleasant outdoor area with stimulating games and comfortable seating areas for relaxation are for the enjoyment of our customers with reservations. At times exotic birds will drop in on the patio. Don't feed or pet them though, they bite.
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    *edited to include the "smoke" moved from the third floor*
    The second floor is the exclusive Chef's Table, presenting a 20-course tasting menu twice-nightly. Only four diners are seated at a time to enjoy the culinary wizardry presented by our master chef. Patrons get to keep the menu, printed on the patented "Cupid pink" paper, as a memento of their evening.
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    *edited*
    I decided that the "open-air spa" didn't really fit with my theme and the usage of space was lopsided.
    Renovations were in order, so now the third floor is devoted to a rooftop garden and fishery, to better hold to the Jewel of Vesper's "farm-to-table" mantra.
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    Thank you for visiting the Jewel of Vesper!
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  15. Jill Stihl

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    That's unfortunate, why not?
  17. Gideon Jura

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    Entry for Large House: South Trinsic BOD Vendor!

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    This is one of the most innovative and cool decoration pieces I have seen
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  19. Lyta

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    Yeah but I get it. Staff were being hounded to move plaques when players moved or sold; or placed on a different building in the same spot. Personally I think a policy that stated no plaques would be moved or replaced would have worked but there is always someone that thinks they are a snowflake.
  20. Holden

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    Someday I will finish my deco, but for now my most unique design element.

    My private fishing pond.
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