Official The TCF Christmas Contest Submission Thread

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  1. TailedVechi

    TailedVechi Golem

    I'm just going to explain this as something I did out of boredom. But I think it looks great, certainly better than other builds I've done. Though it does have some modded content in it, but I'm a bit late, so happy new year.
    Link: https://imgur.com/gallery/Y6SXzP2
     
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  2. hafidzdwi

    hafidzdwi Terrarian

    a cloud house on Christmas (you can't see it but its actually the snow biome) Capture 2019-01-02 15_31_37.png
     
  3. Local Tree

    Local Tree Terrarian

    It's like someone forgot to take off the Christmas lights this week.

    But it's never too late! *plays jingle bells*

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  4. StipulateV

    StipulateV Steampunker

  5. Kirbyrocket

    Kirbyrocket Terrarian

    I'm surprised there hasn't been a music entry so far, so I thought I might as well chip in. Plan A failed due to a lack of resources for my original entry, so Plan B went into play with success!

    May I introduce to you a cover of the Underground Snow biome: https://soundcloud.com/kirbyrocket/terraria-underground-snow
     
  6. Anerak

    Anerak Steampunker

    'Great, TCF is having a Christmas contest, I gonna participate on it!' - me, when the contest was announced

    'Oh, well, maybe I'll start in a week' - me, December 15

    'I'm running out of tiiiiiiiime' - me, yesterday (January 9)

    And here I am, ready to submit my entry for the "In-game Creations" category.

    Actually, my Christmas is different to what you can see in movies.

    We don't have snow, sugar canes, jingle bells, gingerbread cookies, neither wake up during the 25 at the morning to receive our gifts.

    We have the Sun above our heads, during a hot summer that lasts until March. We prepare some grilled meat, chicken, eat some ice cream, fruit salad; and we wait till the clock marks the 12 o'clock to go outside and watch fireworks. Suddenly you come back inside and your gifts is there waiting for you (then you go to sleep, except grown ups like me ;) ).

    What I built might not be my Christmas but it's the hope of have the chance to celebrate it like that any time (except gifts, of course I gonna open my gifts before sleep).

    Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and New Year ^-^

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  7. Oitrone

    Oitrone Spazmatism

    In Game Creation: https://imgur.com/a/XQWXrJg

    Santa's Workshop! Normal looking house on top with a fully functional workshop below!

    Merry Christmas and happy New Year all
    Thanks to my friends Eubreaux, Faykan, and Nyk for all the help and effort you guys put into this!
     
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  8. BlueJay_T_Gaming

    BlueJay_T_Gaming The Destroyer

    I have been working on this project since the start of December, let me know if there is any problem with the entry itself. :D
    It's still a WIP kinda, I'll be adding onto it, but it's the best I could do before the deadline!
    The Christmas Village:
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    This is all of them, close up: https://imgur.com/a/ceQAEfG
    Wasn't sure if separate images could be entered or not!
     
  9. TheDarknessSoldier

    TheDarknessSoldier Skeletron Prime

    Hi! I made a mod. This doesn't have much, but since I really like coding and stuff (not that good at it though), so I made this! The download is avalible on the tModLoader Mod Browser, but I will provide a link. The download also has the source code, so you can use that if you want.

    Download Link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/noz10j8d8b661x3/TCF+Christmas+Contest.zip
    Alternate Download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=13jvok4ixXLNrppDEQvlaJZuOt3Oqzj8L


    I also have sprites for a item I was going to add, but couldn't due to issues. So I will show them. You can use them if you want.
    Here it is: https://imgur.com/gallery/Fvt7HcT


    Now, not every mod is bug free, and mine has a few. Here are a few of them.

    The Throwing Ornaments will occasionally drop Shurikens, due to it being a clone item of Shurikens. I have tried to fix this, but failed.

    FIXED BUG: The Xmas Blade Beam will not shoot if you are in front of any tile. (wall, furniture, etc.) This has been fixed, but I had to reduce the damage because now it goes through tiles. If it isn't fixed and you downloaded this mod through the link, you will need to update it through the Mod Browser, but I'm positive it's updated.

    Those are the major bugs that I remember, I'm sorry If I missed any.
     
  10. neoselket

    neoselket Dungeon Spirit

    Category: Other creative expressions(writing)
    I had to cut it down a bit to meet the word limit, I've also included the original version if you're interested.

    The Frost Moon

    Daniel sat back on the couch, hot chocolate in his hands, feeling the warmth from the fireplace. This was shaping up to be a good Christmas. There were tons of presents under the tree, lights lit up the whole house, and to top it all off, it was snowing.
    Dante the arms dealer came down the stairs, flintlock pistol in its usual spot on his belt. "Finished your shopping?" He asked Daniel.
    "If by 'shopping' you mean killing random monsters for the presents they inexplicably drop, then yes, i have finished my shopping. You?"
    "Oh, i finished my shopping a long time ago," Dante replied. "It was easy."

    "You better not have gotten everyone explosives again, Dante." Daniel said, sipping his hot chocolate.
    "Oh come on, it only took a few minutes to fix the house," Dante said, waving his hand dismissively. "Besides, Kayla managed to patch everyone up quickly enough."
    "It wouldn't have been so bad if you hadn't primed them all," Paul said from beside Daniel. "Besides, Dolgrim nearly died, you know he always keeps grenades in his belt."
    "Nearly," Dante said with a wink, pointing a finger gun at them.
    They were interrupted by an off-tune rendition of jingle bells courtesy of the wizard from up the stairs.
    "Ugh, i wish Barkeep wouldn't sell heavy liquor on Christmas Eve," Daniel said. "It does strange things to the wizard."

    "Hey," Paul said, looking out the window. "Is the moon supposed to look like a snowman on Christmas Eve?"
    Daniel leapt up from the couch and dashed over to the window. The moon had changed from it's normal gray look to a white snowman's head, with coal for eyes and a carrot nose.
    "Uh oh," he said, his eyes widening in panic. "Paul, get everyone into the safe room and bar all the doors and windows. It looks like we've got a frost moon coming."
    Paul nodded as Daniel chugged his hot chocolate and pulled several potions out of his pockets, running out the door.

    As he stepped out into the cool moonlight, Daniel took flight, snow from the doorstep trailing from his shoes. As he rose above the roof of the house, he saw giant gingerbread men and zombie elves approaching from the distance, red eyes glowing in the darkness. He needed to get to the enchanted sundial, to fast-forward the time to Christmas and end the Frost Moon. He headed towards the top of the clock tower, where the sundial sat.
    Only it wasn't there. As he landed on the tower, he saw that the altar the sundial usually sat on was empty. Someone must have moved it. He needed to quickly ask Paul where-

    "Looking for this?" Someone said, flying up past the tower with something in his hand.

    "David!" Daniel said, looking up. "Where did you come from? You've been gone for months! Why-" He spotted the object in David's hand. "The sundial! What are you doing?"
    David smiled, putting the sundial away. "I thought you might like something exciting to spice up your Christmas eve." He held up an empty blue present with a skull on it.
    "You're insane!" Daniel said, pulling out his Terra Blade. The gingerbread men and zombie elves had almost reached the house. "Give the sundial back!"
    "Nope," David said, grinning smugly. "You'll have to take it from me."
    And with that, he dropped down and soared away.

    Daniel gritted his teeth in anger and took off, flying towards David. He had to get the sundial before the monsters hurt anyone. David stayed ahead of him, swooping up and down, making it difficult to chase him. Daniel turned to the side to avoid a large tree, and saw something out of the corner of his eye.
    An Everscream was making it's way towards the house. Daniel paused for a moment. They were getting far from the house now, and he was left with a choice. Should he pursue David and try to get the sundial back, or go back and defend the house? If he failed to get the sundial, the monsters would rampage over the house, possibly killing everyone inside. But if he stayed and fought, they would just keep coming, and some even more powerful enemies might show up.

    Making his choice, Daniel swooped down by the Everscream and slashed it with his Terra Blade. "Hey, you!" He shouted. "Over here!" Hopefully he could draw them over to him and David instead of the house.
    Up ahead, David had stopped. He looked at Daniel, and started approaching him. "Going to try and fight, then?" He called. "Great! Do you think you can kill them all until morning?"
    He gestured below them, where masses of enemies now covered the earth. He was trying to goad Daniel into chasing him.

    Daniel flew in between David and an elf archer, causing the elf to shoot at David.
    "Hey!" David yelped, dodging it. Just because he had summoned the moon didn't mean he would be safe from it. Daniel flew around David, and flew at him, attempting to chase him back towards the house.
    David saw Daniel coming, and flew off in the direction of the house.

    A Santa-NK1 was approaching the house, rolling forward on it's treads. Daniel swerved left and swung his terra blade at David, firing a bright green beam at him and causing him to turn towards the machine. As he approached, it fired several rockets at him, which he had to dodge erratically to avoid.
    Angrily, he started firing at it with a Megashark, rising higher in the air as it started rolling spiky balls along the ground.
    Daniel took the opportunity to ram him, and they spiraled downwards, hitting the ground.
    "What are you doing?!" David said angrily. "You'll get us both killed!" He fired his Megashark at Daniel, forcing him to roll away to avoid the bullets.

    They rose into the air as more projectiles flew at them. The Santa-NK1 rolled up to them, it's face now ripped open to reveal a gleaming metal skull.
    They both ignored each other temporarily to focus on the tank. David fired his Megashark, crystal bullets tearing holes in the metal, as Daniel flew alongside the machine, his Terra Blade glowing green and tearing a long gash in the side as he flew past. The tank's light dimmed, and the two opponents flew away from it.

    The tank exploded, frying several of the enemies nearby. When the smoke cleared, Daniel and David flew at each other, each intent on victory.
    They rammed into each other, colliding at a speed that knocked the wind out of both of them, and fell to the ground again. Daniel tried to swing his Terra Blade, but David grabbed his wrist, stopping him. He then punched Daniel before he could react. Blood spilled from Daniel's nose, and his head spun.
    "I didn't plan on killing you," David said, his voice an angry growl. "'But you seemed determined to attack me rather than trying to defend your friends, so i guess i don't really have a choice." He raised his Megashark and aimed it at Daniel's head.

    And then a giant ornament hit him on the head and shattered.

    He fell over, stunned, and Daniel turned. There was an Everscream only a few yards away from them. He struggled to his feet and quickly drank a healing potion. Then, he turned to get the sundial from David.
    Unfortunately however, David had regained his senses by that time, and he kicked Daniel away, rolled over, and rose into the sky. Daniel quickly followed, and grabbed him with his grappling hook.
    "Ow, hey!" David cried out in protest, as Daniel pulled him in. David struggled for a moment, then dislodged himself from his wings, which the hook had latched onto, dropping himself to the ground.
    "Good thing i have Frostspark Boots," he said, running away.

    Daniel followed him, tossing the wings away. Fast as the Frostspark Boots were, they couldn't keep up with wings, and Daniel quickly caught up to him.
    David cried out in anger as Daniel grabbed him, and pulled something out of his pack. A Venus Magnum. Before Daniel could react, he shot him in the head.
    Daniel flew backwards, his ears ringing. The turtle armor had stopped the worst of the blow, but it still hurt a lot. Above him, he could just make out an elf helicopter following David, and a yeti approaching him. Still dazed, he scrambled to his feet and stumbled after David.

    Fortunately, the helicopter shot David as he was using the rockets in his boots to fly over a hill, knocking him to the ground. As Daniel followed, he tripped over a large green present that was lying on the ground. His face hit the snow, and as he tried to regain his footing, his legs were bitten by something sharp. A present mimic.
    He cried out in pain, trying to turn and hit the mimic, but it kept a tight hold on his legs, keeping him from moving. He pulled his backpack up over his head, pulled a grenade out, and lobbed it behind him.
    The explosion flung the mimic away, and Daniel crawled toward it with his hands, the heat of the explosion having completely disabled his legs.

    The mimic lay on the ground, unable to pick itself up due to the position which it had landed in. Daniel crawled up to it, and slashed it with his Terra Blade, causing it to rip open and shatter in a shower of wrapping paper. Bright red lights rose from it's remains, and flew into Daniel, rejuvenating him. The wounds on his legs healed, he stood up and flew off after David.
    David had been backed up to the house, shooting at all the enemies that cornered him. Without his wings, he couldn't escape. Daniel flew over him and landed right on top of him, shoving him to the ground. Ignoring David's protests, Daniel opened David's backpack and rifled through it, looking for the sundial.

    He found it. Quickly, he placed it on the ground in front of them, and pressed the dial in the middle.
    As the enemies closed in on them, the moon fell, quickly being replaced by the sun on the other side of the horizon. The enemies quickly retreated, some of them even smashing through the house as they went.


    "Phew, that was close!" Paul said.
    They sat in the newly rebuilt living room, surrounded by the other townsfolk. fortunately, the safe room had kept them all alive during the night, and was now being put to use as David's holding cell.
    "Why do you think David left, only to return several months later and attack?" Paul said.
    "I don't know," Daniel replied. "But at least everyone's safe. I'm going to go check on him, be back in a minute."
    Steve and the townsfolk nodded and began talking among themselves as Dylan went to go check on David.

    "Good morning, David. How are you?" Daniel asked.
    David grunted angrily, arms folded at the table. he had been stripped of his possessions when he was locked up, to prevent him from escaping. "What do you think?"
    "Well anyway, i don't know why you did what you did, but since it's Christmas, i got you a present." Daniel put a box on the table.
    "Ohh no," David said, pushing it away. "I'm not trusting anything you give me. I'm not that stupid. Look, you even packaged it in the same box i used to summon the Frost Moon!"
    Daniel shrugged and took the box back. "Well, when you're ready to tell us why you betrayed us, i'll come back. Until then, Merry Christmas."

    He shut and locked the door, opening the box as he walked back to the living room. "Guess i'll just have to eat these cookies myself, then." He said, reaching into the box and pulling out a cookie.

    The End

    Daniel sat back on the couch, hot chocolate in his hands, feeling the warmth from the fireplace. This was looking like a good Christmas. There were presents under the tree, lights lit up the house, and to top it all off, it was snowing.
    Dante came down the stairs, flintlock pistol in its usual spot on his belt. "Finished your shopping?" He asked Daniel.
    "If by 'shopping' you mean killing random monsters for the presents they inexplicably drop, then yes, i have finished my shopping. You?"
    "Oh, i finished my shopping a long time ago," Dante replied. "It was easy."

    "You better not have gotten everyone explosives again, Dante." Daniel said, sipping his hot chocolate.
    "Come on, it only took a few minutes to fix the house," Dante said, waving his hand dismissively. "Besides, Kayla managed to patch everyone up quickly enough."
    "Dante, Dolgrim nearly died, you know he always keeps grenades in his belt." Paul said from beside Daniel.
    "Nearly," Dante said with a wink, finger gunning at them.

    "Hey," Paul said, looking out the window. "Is the moon supposed to look like a snowman on Christmas Eve?"
    Daniel leapt up from the couch and dashed over to the window. The moon had changed from it's normal gray look to a white snowman's head.
    "Uh oh," he said, his eyes widening in panic. "Paul, get everyone into the safe room and bar the doors and windows. It looks like we've got a frost moon coming."
    Paul nodded as Daniel chugged his hot chocolate and grabbed some potions, running out the door.

    As he stepped out into the moonlight, Daniel took flight, snow from the doorstep trailing from his shoes. He needed to get to the enchanted sundial. He headed towards the top of the clock tower, where the sundial sat.
    Only it wasn't there. As he landed on the tower, he saw that the altar the sundial usually sat on was empty. Paul must have moved it. He needed to ask-
    "Looking for this?" Someone said, flying up past the tower with something in his hand.

    "David!" Daniel said, looking up. "Where did you come from? You've been gone for months! Why-" He spotted the object in David's hand. "The sundial! What are you doing?"
    David smiled, putting the sundial away. "I thought I'd give you a little Christmas surprise. He held up an empty blue present with a skull on it.
    "You're insane!" Daniel said, pulling out his Terra Blade. "Give the sundial back!"
    "Nope," David said, grinning smugly. "You'll have to take it from me."
    And with that, he dropped down and soared away.

    Daniel leapt off the tower and swooped after him as gingerbread men, zombie elves, and Everscreams made their way towards the house. He fired a bolt of green energy at David from his Terra Blade, forcing him to dive to the ground to avoid it. Daniel's wings ran out of flight time, forcing him to land.
    Suddenly, they heard something nearby. They turned and looked, and saw a giant Everscream looming over them. They scattered, and several giant ornaments flew from the Everscream and landed on the ground where they had just been, shattering into shrapnel. David flew up and landed on the top of the tree monster.

    "Still think you can win?" He taunted.
    Daniel flew up to meet him and he leapt off, flying away.
    Daniel looked around desperately. Just because David had summoned the Frost Moon didn't mean it wouldn't attack him. Seeing a small helicopter piloted by an elf, he got an idea. He flew over to it, getting it's attention.

    "Hey you!" He called. "Come get me!"
    The elf copter started following him, firing a spray of bullets as it went. Daniel dodged around in circles, heading for David.
    "Trying to get yourself shot, now?" David said.

    Then a bullet hit David square in the face.
    He cried out in surprise, falling to the ground. Daniel fired an energy bolt at the helicopter, destroying it, and landed beside David. Quickly, he rifled through his backpack and pulled the sundial out. As the creatures descended on them, he placed the sundial on the ground and pressed the middle part down.
    The moon dropped down below the horizon and the sun quickly replaced it, causing the remaining monsters to flee. It was over.


    "Phew, that was close!" Paul said.
    They sat in the living room, surrounded by the other townsfolk. fortunately, the safe room had kept them all alive during the night, and was now being used as David's holding cell.
    "Why do you think David left, only to return several months later and attack?" Paul said.
    "I don't know," Daniel replied. "But at least everyone's safe. I'm going to go check on him, be back in a minute."
    Steve and the townsfolk nodded and began talking among themselves as Dylan went to go check on David.

    "Good morning, David. How are you?" Daniel asked.
    David grunted angrily, arms folded at the table. His possessions had been confiscated, to prevent him from escaping. "What do you think?"
    "Well anyway, i don't know why you did what you did, but since it's Christmas, i got you a present." Daniel put a box on the table.
    "Ohh no," David said, pushing it away. "I'm not trusting anything you give me. I'm not that stupid. Look, you even packaged it in the same box i used to summon the Frost Moon!"
    Daniel shrugged and took the box back. "Well, when you're ready to tell us why you betrayed us, i'll come back. Until then, Merry Christmas."
    He shut and locked the door, opening the box as he walked back to the living room. "Guess i'll just have to eat these cookies myself, then." He said, reaching into the box and pulling out a cookie.

    The End
     
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  11. WarMagger

    WarMagger Terrarian

    [​IMG] blue dye i made this


    [moderator note] Entry not eligible for a prize.
     
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  12. Sprywisp

    Sprywisp Skeletron Prime

  13. 00Banshee00

    00Banshee00 Skeletron

    My creation which i had to rush to finish cuz i thought the deadline was on 17th Jan. I'll upload a better screenshot a little later if i get the time.
    If anyone could tell me how to use the in-game camera to take a snapshot which included the snow biome's background it will be much appreciated.

    CATEGORY: IN-GAME CREATION

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  14. Khaios

    Khaios Retinazer

    Had an extremely hectic holiday season, so I'm getting this is pretty last minute, but here's the Winter Wonderland I wish I had ^.^
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Ilmarinen

    Ilmarinen Headless Horseman

    Category: In-Game Creation
    The loneliest tree farm.
    Tree Farm.png
     
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  16. Snickerbobble

    Snickerbobble Terrarian

    I totally forgot about this until the last day! Last few hours actually..

    Back when I first saw this, I was thinking some silly scene of a Santank chasing down a rollercookie [​IMG]. But I ran out of time, so went with something simpler.. something more solely Terraria. So I thought, a Snowglobe! The ones that summon the Frost Legion.

    [​IMG]

    This would fall under Artwork.

    I was going to have a snowman face overlay, but the snowglobe's so small that it was too hard to make out the face without shrouding up the house and trees. Anyway! As something kinda last minute, it turned out a bit better than I thought.. neat! (well not the stand..) Hopefully I will remember for next year, and not procrastinate if I do. [​IMG]

    Happy belated holidays everybuddy!
     
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