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Anything you really liked about this exchange that you want to see happen again next year? What about new things you'd like me to consider for next year? Now's your chance! I can't guarantee that all suggestions will be implemented, but they will all be considered.

This post is open until nominations next year.
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All creators should now be revealed!  It's a touch early, but I wanted to make sure I had internet as I'm currently overseas.

Please feel free to continue browsing and commenting on the collection, especially if you're one of the people who have yet to comment on your own gift!

A suggestions post will be going up in the near future (hopefully in the next day or so, depending on whether I have internet in Kyoto or not) for things you'd like to see next year, or things you'd like to be kept for next year. Keep an eye out for it!


Sep. 19th, 2015 02:04 pm
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 We've beaten the final boss and now our reward is a revealed archive!

There are 39 works in the archive, three being art and 36 being fic. Please go forth and enjoy! And don't forget to comment!

If there are any problems with your gift, please send an email to press.start.mod[at]gmail.
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 The current plan is to reveal all stories at 12:01am EST, 19 September! This is of course subject to revision as there are two assignments outstanding.

Please make sure that all of your edits are in by that time!

Edit: We have a countdown!
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The deadline for submitting stories, art and vids has now closed. If you did not seek an extension from me before the due date, you have been defaulted.

If you do not have a gift, there are three possible reasons for this!
1. Your creator defaulted and you're one of the pinch hits below;
2. Your creator sought an extension and your gift will be uploaded in the next few days; or
3. Human error has meant that I missed you.

Please feel free to email me at press.start.mod[at]gmail if you do not have a gift and want to know what's going on.

Now for pinch hits! We have three new ones, and I am going to repost PH7. The archive will not go live until all participants who turned in a gift receive a gift. Please comment below with the number of the pinch hit you want, and your AO3 name. All pinch hits are due 11:59pm on 17 September.

Pinch Hit 7: Star Ocean: The Second Story, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, Bastion - TAKEN )

Pinch Hit 9: Ghost Trick, Hotel Dusk, Kentucky Route Zero, 80 Days - TAKEN )

Pinch Hit 10: Another Code: Two Memories | Trace Memory, Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, Sweet Fuse: At Your Side, Pokemon, Silent Hill, Ghost Trick, Dangan Ronpa, Kid Icarus: Uprising, 999, Ib - TAKEN )

Pinch Hit 11: The Witcher, Thief, Dishonored, Dragon Age II, Mass Effect - TAKEN )
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Hi all! The no penalty default deadline has passed. This means that if you default after this date, and someone defaults on you, then you will not be sent to the pinch list.

If, however, you pick up a pinch hit, and then you are defaulted on, then you will be sent out to the pinch hit list.

To that end, one new pinch hit! And reposting our current outstanding old one. Please comment with your AO3 name and which pinch hit you would like.

Pinch Hit 7: Star Ocean: Second Evolution, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, Bastion )

Pinch Hit 8: Sweet Fuse: At Your Side, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Hakuouki, Bioshock Infinite - CLAIMED )

Stories are now due at 11:59pm EST on Saturday 12 September 2015, because I have an unexpected work commitment. The archive has been updated accordingly.
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There is a new pinch hit, with details behind the cut. Please comment with your AO3 name if you're interested in picking it up! All comments are screened.

Pinch Hit 5: Deadly Premonition, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Pillars of Eternity, Radiant Historia, Tales of Graces, World of Warcraft, Xenosaga - GONE. )

We also still have two other pinch hits outstanding. Please keep in mind the no penalty default date is fast approaching!
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The no penalty default deadline is fast approaching! It is at 11:59pm EST on 1 September.

In this exchange we are doing things a little differently. After the no penalty default deadline, I will be uploading all pinch hits that happen around 1 September to the comm at 6am EST on 2 September 2015. If you default on your assignment by 11:59pm EST on 1 September, and have picked up a pinch hit by 6am EST on 3 September, your pinch hit is considered your "official" assignment and you are considered to have not defaulted. This means that if someone defaults on you, you will go out for pinch hit, and all the rest that goes with completing an assignment.

If you default after the no penalty default deadline then you're considered to have defaulted on your assignment. The above only applies if you default before 11:59pm on 1 September.

If you are looking at your assignment and you can't fulfil it for whatever reason, keep 1 September in mind. Perhaps a pinch hit might be a better match for you!

To that end we have two pinch hits outstanding!

Happy fanworking!


Jul. 29th, 2015 06:04 am
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One of the more invaluable services in any exchange is a beta! While it is not necessary to have one in order to participate, betas can help by casting an eye over your work and giving opinions, making suggestions, or cheering you on in the dark hours of "oh God this is due in two hours and I have scrapped everything I did before".

If you are able to beta, please comment below with:

Your AO3 name:
Fandoms you can beta:
Media you can beta (Fanart/Fanfic/Fanvid):
Things you love to beta:
Any restrictions/things you cannot beta:
Your email address:
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A spreadsheet of all prompts currently requested can be found here. It took longer than I anticipated to finish it, and I'm sorry for that! Any problems or errors let me know!

Also, we still have a few pinch hits outstanding. Please look over them and see if there are any you can pick up!
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Assignments are out! Thank you to those I contacted asking to adjust their character offers, especially given how prompt the responses were.

A spreadsheet of prompts will go up in the next day or so, but in the meantime there are four initial pinch hits. Please look at them carefully and see whether you can write for any of them! If you are, please comment to this post with your AO3 name and which one you would like to be assigned to. All comments are screened.

Pinch Hit 1: Tales of the Abyss, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, Final Fantasy XII - GONE )

Pinch Hit 2: Tales of Graces, Tales of Vesperia, Vagrant Story, Castlevania, Final Fantasy XIII series, Magna Carta: Tears of Blood, Skies of Arcadia - CLAIMED )

Pinch Hit 3: Atelier of Dusk series, Atelier of Arland series, Wild ARMS 3, <s>Suikoden III, The Legend of Dragoon, Omega Quintet, Final Fantasy Type-0, Dangan Ronpa - TAKEN )

Pinch Hit 4: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Mass Effect, The Talos Principle - GONE )
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 With 34 participants!  Matching is underway, and is currently on "AND" matching for characters.  If you have not received an email then you have a person to write for, and there will be a handful of pinch hits coming out once I have responses from people I have emailed.  Assignments will also go out at that time.

I'm excited, you guys!  This exchange is going to be great.
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As promised a week ago I have made requests visible! Signups continue and will do so until the 18th, so not all signups will have prompts at this stage, and some prompts will be subject to change as signups go on.

Once signups close a searchable spreadsheet will be created. Of course, that doesn't stop you going through the signups now and eyeing off which one you want to treat!

On the promotional front, [personal profile] yaseanne was kind enough to make banners! (small large.) I've already started using them on my posts to the yuletide unofficial comm, but if you are doing up a personal promotional post on your DW/Tumblr, by all means feel free to these banners!

Also, the post about video game OSTs is still open. The more the merrier for this surprise!
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Heads up! The current plan (which is, of course, subject to change depending on what you guys want), is that the requests will be made visible on Sunday. Signups will continue until the following Sunday, the only difference is that for that week requests will be visible.

Any problems, let me know!
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Signups are open!  The signup form is here!  The tagset is here.  There is a known bug where not all characters appear in the drop down menu when you try to signup; please just copy and paste the name as it appears in the tagset.  

Currently matching is being done on an AND basis. This means that for a person to be matched to your request, they must have offered all of the characters you have requested.  If, however, we need to go to OR matching (meaning that a person just has to offer one of the characters you requested to be matched to you) I will let all the participants know.

Also I'm in the process of preparing something special, and I need your help. In the comments to this post, I'd really appreciate it if you could tell me your favorite field music, battle music, and boss music tracks.  Thanks! Happy signups!
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Nominations are closed, with a whopping 155 games/series nominated! Check out its beauty!

Signups will open on the 4th, and I invite you all to look over the tagset and identify any wayward characters that have wandered across from one canon to another.

Also between now and 4 July everyone is allowed to request one additional character to be added to the tagset!  The one condition is that the character must be from a game already nominated.

Thank you, and watch this space for signups!
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 Just some outstanding queries!
  • Both Final Fantasy VII and Compilation of Final Fantasy VII have been nominated - any objections if I merge these together and keep it "Compilation of Final Fantasy VII"? Resolved; all FFVII characters are now in Compilation (even if AO3 hates Shinra and I had to manually add the Turks!)
  • Dragon Age - my initial thoughts are to combine these nominations together for consistency, as issues like what timepoint you take Anders (and from the nominations themselves, Cullen) from is probably better left to optional details, but I'd like to hear more from people who are interested in offering and/or receiving the series  - Resolved, Dragon Age has been split off into individual games.
  • Dragon Age Inquisition - Male Lavellan is a Male Inquisitor, do you really want both tags? - Resolved.
  • Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2, and The Old Republic - are these part of a series? Or are they separate games just set in the same approximate time period? - resolved.

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Nominations are now open for this year's exchange and will remain open until 11:59pm EST on 1 July 2015! The tagset is here. Games that are eligible can be found on the profile of this year's exchange.

In regards to series, my current thoughts are to group by series (aka, things like Dragon Age would be grouped as Dragon Age series). That said, that may not be what you want! I'm open to suggestions, so feel free to leave a comment if you'd prefer something else!

Please keep an eye on this comm, as I may need to seek clarification about characters and games.

Otherwise I look forward to seeing what you nominate!
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Welcome to Press Start, a video game exchange run on A03. For 2015 the AO3 community can be found here.

The schedule for this year is:
Nominations: 20 June - 1 July
Tagset Cleanup: 1 July - 3 July
Signups: 4 - 18 July
Assignments go out: About 20 July
No Penalty Default: 1 September
Posting deadline: 11 September
Story reveal: 18 September
Author reveal: 25 September

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