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The Community Portal

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Welcome to Community Portal on the TWC Wiki

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The Community Portal is home to TWC's creative community that makes up a large and diverse part of the site.

Here you will find information and links to help you explore this vibrant community and see what else TWC has to offer beyond the Total War series.

Weekly Competitions

Tale of the Week

The Tale of the Week Contest is a good way to boost your creativity: Each week an interesting picture, often from the Picture of the Week Contest, is chosen for competitors to write a short 'tale' about. After the submission period has concluded, a vote is held to ascertain which entrant has written the best story, based on the materials given.

The winner of the weekly contest is awarded 1 point for the AAR Competitions Medals Scoreboard.

Visit the forum here

The following graphics competitions are held in the Screenshot Galleries:

Picture of the Week

The Picture of the Week Contest, in short PoTW consists of screenshots from all Total War games edited in any way, usually improving the graphics and the like, though from time to time creative twists are applied

Unedited Screenshot of the Week

The Unedited Screenshot of the Week Contest, in short UESW, allows exclusively unedited Total War Screenshots. The emphasis lies on the perfect shot at the perfect time, though the picture can be cropped, to leave out unit cards and the like.

Game Picture of the Week

The Game Picture of the Week Contest, in short GPotW, Submissions must be from a game other than Total War, submissions may be either edited or unedited screenshots

Community Spotlight

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Creative Writing of the Year

The winner in this category is an excellent piece of writing. It is a work in which war, politics and interesting characters feature, set in a fantasy universe. Many congratulations to Admiral Van Tromp, whose Words of the Forgotten is our Creative Writing of the Year 2018! His prize is 4 WS competition points, which means he now has 17.

Read the winning entry here

Best Newcomer

This year, the award goes to someone who has been active all across the Writers' Study. He has written both an AAR and his own Creative Writing, he has contributed to m_1512's Genesis of Empires, and he has also commented on the writing of other people. He has participated in the MAARC and the MCWC, and has entered (and won) Tale of the Week. There is absolutely no doubt that the award for Best Newcomer is very thoroughly deserved by this year's winner - Kilo11! As a category winner, Kilo11 receives 4 competition points, so he now has 17 in total.

AAR of the Year

This year's AAR of the Year is the story of a faction. It tells us of the unstoppable rise of Carthage against enormous odds, and of the great leaders who made that rise possible. Congratulations to Alwyn, who has won with New Town. Alwyn receives 4 WS competition points, giving him a total of 25, which means he has earned a gold Writers' Study competition medal.

Read the winning entry here


Monthly Competitions

The Writers' Study holds monthly competitions for both AARs and creative writing pieces.

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The MAARC Event

The Monthly After Action Report Comptetition, in short MAARC, is open to AARs posted on TWC. Each month, writers can nominate their AARs if they were updated at least twice in the that month. After the 4 Week nomination period, usually 10 days voting is held to find the 3 best AARs for the month.

Winning the MAARC gets you a score/leadership points:

  1. place: 4 points
  2. place: 3 points
  3. place: 2 points

These points can be gathered to finally gain the three AAR Competitions Medals!

The MCWC Event

The Monthly Creative Writing Competition, in short MCWC is open to creative writing pieces such as serials, short stories, and poems.


Visit the forum Here to compete and vote in either competition.


The Writers' Study


The Writers Study is divided into the After Action Reports , the Monthly After Action Competition , Tale of The Week , Creative Writing , TWC Members Blogs and the Writers Lounge.

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AARs are gathered in these sections:

  1. Total War Eras AARs
  2. Medieval 2: Total War AARs
  3. Empire: Total War AARs
  4. Napoleon: Total War AARs
  5. Total War: Shogun 2 AARs
  6. Non-TW AARs

AAR Competitions

The Monthly AAR Competition-or MAARC-is held here. Each month, writers can nominate their AARs if they were updated at least twice in the that month. After the 4 Week nomination period, usually 10 days voting is held to find the 3 best AARs for the month.

Winning the MAARC gets you a score/leadership points:

  1. place: 4 points
  2. place: 3 points
  3. place: 2 points

These points can be gathered to finally gain the three AAR Competitions Medals!

Community RPG's


Role Playing Games, in short RPGs, are a complex and highly entertaining way to interact and "play" with other members on TWC.


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In general, all participants of one RPG choose one faction for the game and pick their characters (Family Members, Agents, etc) out of this faction. Then, everyone acts out his role or character to turn a simple Total War campaign into a vivid theatre play or rather, a novel! Most RPGs have introduced a complex game system with political aspects and structures.

View the RPG forum here

The Artists' Studio


The Artists Studio is divided into the Graphics Workshop and the Screenshot Galleries, Picture of the Week, and Video Competitions forums.


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The Graphics Workshop

The Graphics Workshop is THE place for all your artistic needs regarding:

  • Picture editing and general editing Tutorials
  • Avatar and Signature Requests
  • Your own Gallery - show off your work, earn respect and constructive criticism
  • A massive Help Section
  • Content Art Staff: They will create everything for you:
    • Banners for your mods.
    • Badges and other art for the Total War Center.
    • Constructing different page skins and more...

And of course the Graphics Competition - Each week artists race against each other to create pictures about general topics in signature style - for the Graphics Competition Medals!

  • 3 wins earn you the Graphics Competition Bronze Medal
  • 9 wins earn you the Graphics Competition Silver Medal
  • 15 wins earn you the Graphics Competition Gold Medal

The Scriptorium

The Scriptorium is the repository for the best articles written on TWC covering Total War and a host of other subjects.

The Scriptorium also runs two writing competitions every year, one in the winter at the beginning of the year, and another during the summer in the middle of the year. See here for a guide to the competitions.

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