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    Stories? We all spend our lives telling them, about this, about that, about people … But some? Some stories are so good we wish they’d never end. They’re so gripping that we’ll go without sleep just to see a little bit more. Some stories bring us laughter and sometimes they bring us tears … but isn’t that what a great story does? Makes you feel? Stories that are so powerful … they really are with us forever.

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    Hi, and welcome to EPIC Stories, a collection of some of the best Gears short fictions ever posted on the forum. The stories featured in this thread cover everything from comedy, to stories written from a Locust perspective, from official characters to original ones, and more. They're mostly short too, so you could read them in around five or ten minutes.

    To view a story just click on it's name.

    Anyways, guess I've talked enough, here's the stories and I hope you find something to enjoy, happy reading!

    TheRealBigBoss



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    Winner of the Best Comedy Fan Fic Award of 2010, this story by TimIsWin is one the funniest, craziest Gears fictions of all time.

    Succumbing to a brief hiatus, the Gears sit back and listen to Sergeant Lucius Jacquin's stories about his previous occupation as peace officer in one of the most notorious red light districts in Tyrus. Despite waging war against the genocidal Locust horde, Lucius reveals a side of humanity that seems to beg to question what about humanity is worth saving...in the process, Lucius himself has to make a decision what is it that he finds worth fighting for.

    Queen Myrrah has declared war on humanity, despite warnings from the Worm Goddess T'Chark that a war with the humans would lead to their destruction. Myrrah has corrupted the Kantus sect and they now preach a false new testament that justifies her actions. One lone Kantus Priestess stands by the ways of old and refuses to let her son be corrupted by the new order.
    Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago have survived two world wars and the near-extinction of the human race. But with so many years of grueling combat under their belts, one begins to wonder what could possibly keep them going. How have they endured where countless others have not?

    A grizzled and scarred Gears veteran, an inexperienced Raven pilot, a whole lot of Grubs, and... a promise.

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    And hey, if you enjoyed those or are even interested in writing your own, then why not stop by the Story and Characters forum? There you can find lots more Gears fictions, get help on how to write your own Gears fiction, or ask questions about the entire Gears storyline, including the books and the comics.

    Or maybe you'd be more interested in winning some official signed Gears novels of your own? Well, you can! There's a monthly writing contest being run by Croswynd where the winner wins signed Gears novels!


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    And here's the link to the contest thread...


    Monthly Writing Contest



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    Featured stories by - TimIsWin, Jonesybites, Jay the Arbiter, Wisdom Thumbs and TheRealBigBoss

    All graphics by - TheRealBigBoss, with credit to Crotale for main logo help, and to Rub-a-Duckie for the artwork used in the "SURVIVE" banner.

    Story editing by - Croswynd

    And a big thanks to everyone from the Story and Characters forum who helped put this thread together.

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    Awesome job Boss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonesybites View Post
    Awesome job Boss!
    Yep yep yep.
    I currently have one infraction. It expires May 31st, 2013.

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    Awesome work, Boss!

    Thread looks great and a thank you to Cro as well for taking part in the creation of the images!
    I'll check in every now and again but for the most part, I won't be as active as I was previously. It really was the Gears + people that got me posting on here in the first place. Unless Epic release an awesome game or something. I'm leaving this message because I'm obviously a very, very important person.

    Hope to see a lot of you on the BT Forums! - 11/02/2014 (lol)

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    It looks stunning, now that it is complete!

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    Eeeeeeeeeepic stories! Woo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by douglaswalkers View Post
    Generally an Epic is defined as a long narrative poem. An Epic story is a story that embodies the values of a society. Filipino epic stories provide reader to discover a lost culture rich in magic, bravery, splendor and magnificence.
    It's EPIC GAMES who made Gears of War... it's a joke.

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    I wouldn't take him/it serious. I'm somewhat sure it might be a spambot, that's why I reported it. Pretty sure it just searches for a fitting "article" to post in a thread by using the words in the thread title as tags. Just check the signature, it's advertising a game, oddly it has no link to any site or anything of that kind, usually that's quite common...
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    Thanks for the positive feedback people.

    Noticed that I will need to update the banners again (to remove the black backgrounds), still, it'll give me a chance to update the intro too, which I'm thinking can only be a good thing.

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    awesome!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flak View Post
    Cool, thanks Flak!

    Quote Originally Posted by alvaro stuardo View Post
    awesome!!!!
    Thanks Alvaro, liking your new Baird sculp, looking forward to seeing it all painted up too!

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    Sweet. Congratulations Boss! We need more shorts for the masses.

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    We're still chugging' out stories at a steady rate, folks. Go take a look. I'm in the process of writing something over everyone's favorite loner, Padrick Salton. Look forward to it.

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    The new August Assignment is up and running, available here: http://forums.epicgames.com/threads/...ust-Edition%29

    If you'd like to ask questions, talk to other writers or just act a foo' up in hea', go to: http://forums.epicgames.com/threads/...ust-Edition%29

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    End of the month is almost here, but you've still got time to participate in the Monthly Writing Assignment! Link is above.

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    Congrats to TAO Devil, the winner of this months writing assignment and a signed Gears of War novel!

    You can read TAO's entry (and the other entries) here...

    http://forums.epicgames.com/threads/...ust-Edition%29

    The September assignment will be starting soon (just waiting on TAO to choose a topic), and it's open to all, so why not give it a try?

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    The September Assignment is now up and running for any and all aspiring, existing and even published writers to partake in! Just head to http://forums.epicgames.com/threads/...ber-Edition%29 and read the rules.

    If you'd like to talk about the assignment, mingle with other writers or just say hello to me (I know you want to), just click this link: http://forums.epicgames.com/threads/...ber-Edition%29. Thanks and enjoy your new month!

    Speaking of new months, September is here and with it, the anniversary of the Monthly Writing Assignment! That's right folks, you guys have been writing for a whole year in the Gears Universe! So, let's do something special! Only question is, what? Give me some ideas to make it special, you guys. I've already put some thought into it myself, but I'm not the only creative person around here, as I've seen this past year!

    If we can't think of anything for this month, then I'll set it aside for October. Starting fresh and all that jazz. For now, head to those links to take part and enjoy yourselves, as always.
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    Congrats TAO!!
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    People are hungry for codes, hungry. Food isn't worth anymore, code are. Give me some minutes, i'm going to eat my Classic hammy codes stock now, they taste like paper ;D

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    ATTENTION: Extra prize and challenge in honor of Assignment Anniversary!

    Think you have what it takes to beat me? I'm throwing down the gauntlet this month. I will be entering the contest purely for the fun of it, but that doesn't mean you don't get something out of it. If I win the month, I'll give the prize to second place - but if you beat me... well, you get something a little extra, outside of the signed Gears of War book. How's 1600 Microsoft Points sound? That's right. I'm putting my money where my mouth is.

    Let's see if we've got what it takes.

    http://forums.epicgames.com/threads/...ber-Edition%29

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    Nearing the halfway point of The Ultimate Anniversary Monthly Writing Assignment (or TUAMWA, for short) where you, yes you, can win Microsoft points... if you can beat me.

    Plus, you get free, signed books if you're the biggest winner! What's better than that? Not much, that's what. So come on down and enter this month's contest!

    Disclaimer: Should the event arise in which I am beaten by multiple people (however unlikely), the extra winnings will be given to the ultimate winner. As much as I wish I could give everyone who beats me, I don't have the funds!

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    Awesome job Dude!
    Amazing!

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    Holy cow, has it been a year already?

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    I find it funny how this was meant to be "Epic Stories" but now serves as an advert to the Monthly Writing Assignment. It's a hostile takeover from a rival company I say!

    Jokingly...

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    The stories in my Assignments are EPIC. :P

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    Well, a year has gone by and our anniversary Assignment was a great success. It had the most participants and the highest grades so far. So, I think we're all improving! Always a good thing, in my opinion.

    Still, we're going to keep trucking on! October's assignment is up and running, sans the extra prize, but don't let that stop you from entering! You can still win a free Gears of War book of your choice, one signed, to boot! Anyway, here's the link and I hope you continue moving on through: http://forums.epicgames.com/threads/...tober-Edition)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay the Arbiter View Post
    I find it funny how this was meant to be "Epic Stories" but now serves as an advert to the Monthly Writing Assignment. It's a hostile takeover from a rival company I say!

    Jokingly...
    Hey, if it sparks interest Jay, then I'm all for it.

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    Just a quick update to let everyone know that the monthly writing assignment is back!

    Check this thread for info on prizes (possibly) and rules (definitely) and such...

    http://forums.epicgames.com/threads/...-Discussion%29

    GOOOOO.... NOOAAAWWW!!!

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    Assignment is over and done with.

    The next one will be on the new forums, though I don't think there'll be official prizes like there used to be. Regardless, hope to see you all on Black Tusk's new crib!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croswynd View Post
    Assignment is over and done with.

    The next one will be on the new forums, though I don't think there'll be official prizes like there used to be. Regardless, hope to see you all on Black Tusk's new crib!
    It was great, and I think I might help out with prizes, if you like. I usually give out complex drawings as prizes for my own contests I used to make, so if you want, you can hit me up if you need a prize donor. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyFantasiWorld View Post
    It was great, and I think I might help out with prizes, if you like. I usually give out complex drawings as prizes for my own contests I used to make, so if you want, you can hit me up if you need a prize donor. =)
    That is a very tempting offer, and I may just take you up on that. Art is always an awesome prize that people love to compete for. You're awesome, Fantasi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croswynd View Post
    That is a very tempting offer, and I may just take you up on that. Art is always an awesome prize that people love to compete for. You're awesome, Fantasi.
    Glad to hear it, and yes it is. With the skills I've been improving in, I'm sure someone would love to receive a piece from me. And welcome, I try to help out the dedicated bunch such as yourselves. =)

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    You might not have to give out any prizes if you win every competition. Think of that as an incentive :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croswynd View Post
    You might not have to give out any prizes if you win every competition. Think of that as an incentive :P
    True, but I'm willing to do it, whether I do participate or not, and if I become the only participant and wins by default. I thought it would be a good offer, since prizes will be hard to come by when the Epic moderators are no longer able to help out. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyFantasiWorld View Post
    True, but I'm willing to do it, whether I do participate or not, and if I become the only participant and wins by default. I thought it would be a good offer, since prizes will be hard to come by when the Epic moderators are no longer able to help out. :/
    I have a very large assortment of Gears merch set aside just for giveaways; books/comics, figures, steel cases, hats, keychains, belt buckles, wallets, lanyards….etc. I know its not as brilliant as Fantasi's offer but if you ever need a prize for something I would be happy to donate some to any future contests you come up with Cros, always wanted to participate in one but i never have enough time. Maybe in the future on the new forums. ^_^
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    You're both very kind. I wouldn't mind if you felt like offering a prize each month! Up to you, though, I'm not going to hold you to anything if you don't want to month to month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croswynd View Post
    You're both very kind. I wouldn't mind if you felt like offering a prize each month! Up to you, though, I'm not going to hold you to anything if you don't want to month to month.
    Just pm me/remind me at the beginning of the month and ill give you a list off stuff you can choose from and you can decide which one you want for as a prize.
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