As it has been a long while since these competitions were actually run month-to-month, we're planning on slowly getting you back into the habit of designing an entry. We don't want to scare you off with the (false) expectation that you'll need to spend hours upon hours designing something or the (false) expectation that you don't stand a chance against some of the possibly more-seasoned competitors. With this in mind, this month's competition is almost as simple as it gets.
This time around, you'll be designing a feat chain. Feats are arguably the method by which you can mechanically set your character aside from every other character out there. No two fighters have to be alike, no two elves need be identical, not when there's a plethora of feats to choose from to help set them apart.
For this competition, you will design a chain of no less than three feats. What exactly is a feat chain? Take the example from Player's Handbook of Dodge, Mobility and Spring Attack. Dodge makes you less likely to get hit, Mobility improves upon that by making you harder to hit in another situation and Spring Attack continues the trend by allowing you to make an attack without risking getting hit. Like any other chain of feats, the feats in your chain must rely upon and build upon one another. In addition, your feat chain must meet the requirements of one (1) of these optional elements:
1: The feats in the chain are designed mostly with the monk in mind and are therefore available for the monk to choose as his bonus feats at 1st, 2nd and 6th level.
2: The feats in the chain all bear the [Psionic] descriptor.
3: Each of the feats in your chain have prerequisites that include at least one feat from the core rules*.
4: The feats in your chain all bear the [Metamagic], [Metapsionic] or [Item Creation] descriptors.
5: There are no less than five feats in your chain.
*"Core Rules" for the purposes of this competition is defined as material from Player's Handbook, Dungeon Masters Guide, Monster Manual, Expanded Psionics Handbook, [url="http://www.d20srd.org/"]The SRD[/url] and non-setting material (unless you are the author of said setting or have the permission of the author to use their work) from The Dungeons and Dragons Archive.
As per usual, the rules used in this competition are to be D&D 3.5 compatible and should be drawn from the core rulebooks (Player's Handbook, Dungeon Masters Guide and Monster Manual), Expanded Psionics Handbook, Unearthed Arcana, [url="http://www.d20srd.org/"]The SRD[/url] and material from The Dungeons and Dragons Archive.
Submitting Your Entry
Please submit your entry directly to this thread. Questions and comments posted in this thread will be deleted. Submissions posted in the Questions thread will not be judged. Participants are encouraged to enter their submission well before the deadline. While a subsequent entry may be inspired by an earlier entry, the scoring takes into account originality, and the earlier entry may well score better simply as a result of being submitted first.
The judge for this competition will be Fixxxer. Questions about the competition can be asked and will be answered in the Questions thread. The judges will provide such answer as they deem appropriate. Anything not prohibited in the above instructions is permissible.
The competition will run through the entire month of December and will end at 11:59pm (EST) on December 31, 2013. Entries will be scored and feedback (if any) will be provided before the end of January... or whenever the hell I get around to it. The winners will be announced in this thread.