Wednesday, 6 May 2015

NBI: Join the 2015 Poetry Slam!

In keeping with tradition of the past NBIs, I'm inviting all the NBI participants from newbies to vets alike to participate in this year's official NBI Poetry Slam! Yes, our usual host, Syl of MMOGypsy is sadly unavailable this time around but hopefully seeing all your entries will encourage her swift return! :)


-This Poetry Slam ends on May 30, 2015 as it gives me the last day of the NBI to post up a link to all your entries! Just like all previous Poetry Slams, there are only winners in this competition. ;)

-All entries can be as long or short as you like. Free verse, classic rhyme, limericks, haikus, screenshot poetry, song lyrics, abstract poetry, all are fair game. Unleash your creativity! Then put it up as a post in your blog and either post links of your contributions in the comments below or at the NBI 2015 Poetry Slam thread on the forums. While you only need one entry to participate, you are free to put up as many as you like, just be sure to link all of them.

-The topic for this year is: "Gold (or whatever gaming currency you like)!" How you get it, spend it, want it, hate it, throw it away, use it as decoration... anything. Real world currencies are also valid as long as it still pertains to it's use in-game, buying games, paying subscriptions, etc.

-Try avoid using the Spandau Ballet song. :P

I look forward to reading all your entries!

Other current NBI activities:

-Moderate Peril's offer for you (newbie NBIs) to guest post on his site is still available! Don't be shy!

-Gaming Event Setup Discussion! Have your say in both the forums and on Izzy's blog!

-Talkback Challenge #1: How did Gamergate Affect you?

-J3w3l's Gaming Grudge Match: This week is
Consume and be consumed by horribly named (PKs) cells in this competitive game!

-Murf's Screenshot Safari!

-Jeromai's Impromptu Writing Prompts (found at the bottom of the post)!

[Technique Demonstration for NBI Newbies: I won't be updating my blog for a few days so this post remains at the "top" to try get more exposure.]


  1. Thanks for the linkage! I'll get right on my poem entry.

  2. This sounds like fun! I'm not the greatest poet, but I'd be willing to give it a try. A question, however... what is Screenshot Poetry? It sounds neat, but my Google-fu is not strong this morning. :) It possibly sounds like something more up my alley than flat-out creative writing.

    1. Hi Chestnut! Here's an example of one I did in for the 2013 poetry slam. It's just a poem - with screenshots! :P

    2. Mmm, screenshot poetry... maybe that's something I could get away with.

    3. Oooh definitely Ravie! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with! :)

  3. Yay! I love the topic, something to ponder over the coming weekend. :)
    And great job keeping the lyrical spirit alive! ^^

  4. Hmm. Hope this is not a dup. Browser not cooperating..
    I am always looking for an excuse to write poetry! Or perhaps I can recycle an old entry on this very subject. The game is afoot!

    1. Yup yup, all is fair in ... poetry slams? Erm. Well, for this poetry slam anyway since I'm in charge. :P

      Go for it! ^_^