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February 2012

Mark Morris is the Winner of Make it So 2011!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 26th
Congrats to Mark "BaronMorrath" Morris for becoming the Next Assistant Game Designer!
Make it So: Voting CLOSED; Live Results Sunday @ 6 PM EST
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 13th
Team Morris vs Team Hosp. The Most Toys vs Paradise Lost. Your votes will help determine which contestant will become the Next Assistant Designer!

January 2012

And the Finalists for Make it So 2011 Are...
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 20th
Find out which two contestants emerged victorious after the four (4) challenges of Phase II!
Voting for Challenge #10 is OPEN!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 14th
It's time to vote for Challenge #10, the last of the Phase II challenges. Your votes will decide which two contestants will take The Final Challenge to become the Next Assistant Designer!

December 2011

Voting for Challenge #9 is OPEN!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 19th
The third challenge of the individual phase of Make it So is in the books! Take a break between opening gifts, feasting and family to cast your votes for the winner!
Voting for Challenge #8 is OPEN!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 12th
Conno "WeyounsLastClone" Hendrikson and Mark "BaronMorrath" Morris are in the top two spots after the first individual challenge; cast your votes for Challenge #8 now!
Make it So's Phase II is Underway - Vote NOW for Challenge #7!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 5th
The first challenge of the individual phase is in, and it's time for your votes!

November 2011

Voting for Challenge #6 is OPEN until TUESDAY November 22!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 14th
This is the final challenge of Phase I, the team phase! Help decide which team will advance to the individual challenges and which team is out of the game!
Voting for Challenge #5 is OPEN!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 8th
It's time to vote for the penultimate challenge of the team phase of Make it So!

October 2011

Voting for Challenge #4 is OPEN
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanOctober 31st
Apologies for the delay, but you can now vote for your favorites for Make it So Challenge #4.
Voting for Challenge #3 is OPEN!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanOctober 24th
While the results for Challenge #2 are being calculated and the teams are hard at work at Challenge #4, we need your help to vote for Challenge #3!
Make it So - Challenge #3 Posted and Challenge #2 Voting is OPEN!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanOctober 17th
The teams are set their third challenge, and the public is invited to vote on the submissions for Challenge #2!
Make it So - Challenge #1 Voting Now Open!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanOctober 3rd
Ladies and gentlemen of the public, we invite and encourage you to vote on the winners for Make it So 2011's Challenge #1!

September 2011

Make it So 2011 is Officially Underway!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 26th
Twelve aspiring designers have been selected, and now face off in the inaugural challenge for Make it So 2011: The Search for the Next Assistant Designer.

August 2011

Make it So 2011: The Search for the Next Assistant Designer
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanAugust 22nd
It's back! Once again, twelve (12) members of the community will vie for the chance to join the Second Edition design team, and follow in the footsteps of Keith "Foreman" Morris, last year's Make it So winner!

August 2010

Make it So Ends This Week!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanAugust 8th
The podcast with the reviews of the final three submissions is now up, and the deadline has been extended to give you time to listen and respond!

July 2010

Vote for the Next Assistant Game Designer!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 30th
The final expansions are up, and it's time to decide which one will win!
The Final Challenge
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 28th
Conno, Keith and Nathan have delivered their expansions, and the final challenge is ready for your eyes!
MiS Spotlight: Nathan "GooeyChewie" Miracle
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 22nd
Find out more about Nathan Miracle, one of the three finalists vying for the Next Assistant Game Designer position.
MiS Spotlight: Keith "Foreman" Morris
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 21st
Find out more about Keith Morris, one of the three finalists vying for the Next Assistant Game Designer position.
MiS Spotlight: Conno "WeyounsLastClone" Hendriksen
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 20th
Find out more about Conno Hendriksen, one of the three finalists vying for the Next Assistant Game Designer position.
Make it So - The Final Challenge
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 19th
It's time for the finalists to prove themselves.
Make it So - Vote For a Future Team!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 12th
In addition to deciding which of the five contestants move into the final three, your votes will decide which of these teams has a chance to appear in a future virtual expansion!
Make it So - The Penultimate Challenge
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 6th
Challenge #12 tests the five remaining contestants on their "teamwork."

June 2010

Vote For the Winner of MiS Challenge #11
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 30th
Cast your vote for which contestants should advance to the next round of the Make it So competition for Challenge #11: Tradition!
Phase II Ends with a Federation Victory!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 21st
The Federation Team's Home emerges victorious in Phase II of Make it So! Also, ten lucky members of the community win foil virtual promo cards!
The Creators Speak to Make it So
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 17th
Episode XX of the Make it So Podcast is now available, featuring interviews with members of the design teams for both Far Beyond the Stars and Home!
Make it So: The Podcast - Episode XIX
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 13th
Neil and Charlie take a first look at Far Beyond the Stars and Home.
Make it So Needs Your Votes!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 10th
Phase II is drawing to a close and we need your help to decide which expansion is victorious!
Vote for Challenge #10
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 3rd
Your votes are needed for Challenge #10!

May 2010

Challenge #9 Results
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 26th
Sadly, we must say goodbye to one more contestant in Make it So.
Challenge #9 - Your Votes Needed
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 19th
Cast your votes and determine the winner of Challenge #9!
Challenge #8 Results; Challenge #9 Begins
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 13th
Challenge #8 ends with another contestant being eliminated, and Challenge #9 gives the remaining contestants a chance to experience working with the Playtest Teams!
Votes Needed for Challenge #8
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 5th
Which team did a better job of smacking around today's dominant decks? Did one team boost your favorite deck to play? Vote now, and decide the winner of the latest Make it So Challenge!

April 2010

Make it So Returns With Challenge #8
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 27th
After a brief "mid-season" hiatus, Make it So storms back to the forefront with the results from Challenge #7 and the set up for Challenge #8.
Challenge #7 - Your Votes Needed
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 12th
Teams have submitted their latest entries for Challenge #7, and now it's your turn to vote and help decide which team wins!
Challenge #6 Results; Challenge #7 Begins
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 6th
Challenge #6 is over, and now the teams must move on and learn how design and rules interact in Challenge #7, "Not Inspired By Ferengi".

March 2010

Vote For the Winner of Challenge #6
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 30th
We need your votes to decide which team captured the spirit of the images! Vote now!
Challenge #5 Results Lead to Challenge #6
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 24th
The Xindi have been reviewed and the Borg have scored first blood! After the sad duty of saying goodbye is performed, the remaining contestants must tackle the sixth challenge, "Imagine."
Challenge #5 - Your Votes Needed!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 18th
The two teams have submitted their versions of the Xindi, and now it's up to you to help decide which group of contestants remains intact!
Challenge #5: The Expansion Blues
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 12th
The new teams take their first - and probably the most important - step in creating their own expansions as they tackle the debut of the Xindi.
Phase II: The Xavier Project
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 8th
Today, the Federation Team and the Borg Team set out on a grand journey - to design and build their own Virtual Expansions. But don't worry - it will be done piece by piece.
Meet Your New Teams!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 7th
The Borg Team will try to assimilate the Federation Team, who is sure to resist with all of their strength!
Phase I Ends With Challenge #4 Results
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 5th
The Bajoran and Romulan teams win a third challenge each to end Phase I.
Challenge #4: Votes Needed!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 1st
Which episode was your favorite? Find out which episodes the teams chose -- and which cards they wrote -- then share your opinions and cast your votes!

February 2010

Challenge #3 Results & Challenge #4
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 22nd
Two more talented contestants have had to say their goodbyes, and the newest challenges awaits the teams.
Challenge #3: Your Votes Needed
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 16th
The teams have selected their keywords and submitted their events - how did they do? Help us decide!
Challenge #3: The Word is the Key
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 9th
Contestants must work with keywords in this Event-based challenge.
Challenge #2: Eliminations
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 9th
The unfortunate duty of eliminating two more contestants has befallen the judges once again. Find out who they (regretfully) eliminated.
Challenge #2: Your Votes Needed
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 4th
Will the Cardassians or the Klingons get revenge against their enemies? Or will the Bajorans and the Romulans advance their lead? You can help us decide!

January 2010

Challenge #2: The Mission Mission
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 29th
Teams must design missions for the six weakest affiliations or sub-affiliations in the game.
Challenge #1: Eliminations
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 28th
Find out which Cardassian and which Klingon will not be proceeding forward, as eliminations from Challenge #1 are now complete.
Challenge #1: Results
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 27th
The Bajorans crushed the Cardassians, while the Romulans narrowly defeated the Klingons. Find out more of what happened with the first Make it So challenge!
Challenge #1: The Dual Dilemma Dilemma
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 19th
Last week, the four teams were given their first challenge: to make the use of dual dilemmas a riskier proposition. Today, you will see their results, and get the chance to comment on and question their entries.
The Genial Captain
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 1st
The contestants of Make It So were asked to create a card that could be given away to new players. Take a look at the card we've designed for the same purpose.

December 2009

Make It So: Introducing Team Romulan
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 31st
The final team for Make It So, the Romulans, will face off against the Klingons when Make It So begins in 2010!
Make It So: Meet the Klingons
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 30th
The Klingons prepare to enter battle, as the third team to participate in 2010's Make It So competition!
Make It So: Enter the Cardassians
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 29th
Waiting to compete against Team Bajorans, the second of four teams competing in 2010's Make It So is Team Cardassia!
Make It So: The Bajorans Begin
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 28th
This week, meet the contestants for 2010's Make It So competition, starting with the Bajoran Team!

October 2009

Are You Ready to Make It So?
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanOctober 23rd
Do you have what it takes to become The Next Assistant Game Designer? Find out!