View Full Version : *** May 2010 Challenge Voting - Filling a gap in time and space ***

05-26-2010, 05:48 AM
Time to vote for your favorite space filler !

To recap, challenge is to "map a single room or space. This room is to be located at the end of a portal that zaps characters and teleports or similarly forces them in one way into this area. The room can be fantasy or sci-fi or anything else. It must have no windows or exits, can be of any size. You can fill it with all the expected stuff that might be found there and any extra unusual things that you feel like. You can show or mention what the space is and how the characters might return from it."

Nicest and most interesting map is the criteria this month.

Vote for 1 entry this month

This months Thumbnails (http://www.cartographersguild.com/utilities/Thumbs/Html/Challengers_May10.htm)

Please rep your favorite entries

05-26-2010, 09:32 AM
Wow. This month went so fast I didn;t get a chance for my entry.... Inside the genie's bottle.

It was going to be a kitschy little thing consisting of a round room full of Arabian carpets and pillows with a hookah or two and some plates of fruit thrown in for good measure.

-Rob A>

05-26-2010, 09:37 AM
Hah that would have been perfect - id have voted for it :) I was wondering what Neons Mondo idea was too...

05-26-2010, 10:05 AM
All of these were impressive and worthy of praise. I especially like how this challenge resulted in extremely varied approaches.
My two favorites are Djekspek's and Gidde's. Djekspek's conjured up all sorts of interesting ideas for stories based solely on that image, but in the end I voted for Gidde. At first the map seemed too simplistic, but that simplicity actually fits very well with the story told through the journal entries.
Great work everyone.

05-26-2010, 12:29 PM
heya, sorry I wasnt able to finish my map; first time i didnt finsih it for the challenge (grrrrr) and guess i shoud have withdrawn it... Anyway, pretty cool entries again this month! I love Ravs cook :D and AP's wizard (great effects with reflections and all). Ilvarins looks pretty cool too but I couldnt really see a map in it. Wanted to chose between Giddes and GP's maps as i think those were the nicest, and finally went for GP's (nice clean style!). cheers!

05-26-2010, 02:46 PM
I would have voted for Djekspek if he would have even color it. The most fascinating idea of all of them. You could always finish it anyway, that would be awesome.

05-26-2010, 04:06 PM
Some nice entries here. I picked Gamerprinter's, as I like his sci-fi concept. It was also the most polished map I think. Certainly not saying the other maps were trash as they aren't, but some seem less finished (like Djekspek's and I just read his post that indeed he wasn't able to finish).

05-26-2010, 05:44 PM
I'm not a big sci-fi gaming fan, though I used to be, but I voted for GP's entry because of the balance, the creativity and the artistry. It wasn't about the boobs. That's my story and you can't prove otherwise.

The other entries were excellent and well worthy of rep. Congratulations to all of you who took the time to dazzle us!

PS: this time I actually managed to rep everyone I tried to rep. I still owe you one for the lite challenge Aval. I haven't forgotten :)

05-26-2010, 05:55 PM
This was actually a tough vote for me.

The force disc was certainly unusual and fit the theme.
The infiltration module was well done (to be expected, considering who drew it, heh)
Inn of the Western Sands - this almost got my vote, i caught the musical reference as soon as i started reading it :)
The lightning cage had great potential, and also fit the theme :)
Ravells - you're nuts and I loved it :)

I just had to go with Djek though, even unfinished it really drew me in (pun! hah!) more than the other entries.

05-26-2010, 07:30 PM
Voted for GP's Infiltrator map. Nice stuff.

Djekspek would have gotten my vote had he finished...I can almost picture it colored in. Please finish it!

Honestly, though, the squirrel-eating-fey-kitchen-in-a-log concept is quite appealing to me. I'd like very much to figure out a way to use that one in a game someday...

05-26-2010, 09:07 PM
I'm not a Sci-Fi gaming fan either, though I use to be as well. The map I made was constrained enough with ship style symmetry that I could finish it. I prefer hand-drawn stuff, its just the challenge got me to think how few "sci-fi" maps we have, so I'd give it try. Also knowing its not as popular as fantasy mapping, I knew it would be an uphill challenge - so I was in it to do a challenge on myself working with a genre I'm less familiar.

I liked all the maps: nice concept AP, Djekspek you should done just a bit more, Ilvarin (welcome to the Guild) that's almost a map, Ravs - you need a vacation. I voted for Gidde, because more of the style of map I usually make. Need to spread some REP with my +12 Katana of Epic Repping!


05-27-2010, 03:36 AM
*looks with envy on GP's katana*... hmmm, well, still got my sword of cool repping +2 ;)
My vote goes to Aval, I love the idea although as I mentioned in his thread if people like me was trapped on the disc it would start to be crowede, cause I aint solving that pattern *lol*
Really liked Djespeks idead but it is a diamond in the very rough ;)
GP's sci-fi map was very well done, but didn't really rock my boat - I guess I'm more a fantasy guy
Gidde had me humming Hotel California the last two weeks and I love the idea and map
Ilvarin had a fun idea too, but I would have liked some more details in the "map"
And I'm not sure Ravs need a vacation - I'd like to see more weird maps *lol*

great job everybody :)

05-27-2010, 08:18 PM
I had a lot of fun with the maze aspect of Gidde's map, and it got my vote. Interesting ideas by everyone!

05-27-2010, 09:01 PM
Wow. This month went so fast I didn;t get a chance for my entry.... Inside the genie's bottle.

It was going to be a kitschy little thing consisting of a round room full of Arabian carpets and pillows with a hookah or two and some plates of fruit thrown in for good measure.

-Rob A>

Wow, scary - that was my idea as well. I even had a rough and horrid sketch of it in my sketchpad but never got around to getting any farther.

I liked Dj's idea best but that may because of the ideas that followed it, especially Gamerprinters.
The force disk idea is cool and it sure seems lonely on that thing..a bit disconcerting having no walls and all the outer space around you.
GP's was all pro and very clean. My only thing with it is that it seems like a room you would want to be in instead of a trap. That's probably just my take on it though.
Giddie's hotel turned out very nice and had me humming the song as well.
Lightning cage looks good and was close to an idea I had of a ship in a bottle but it's lacking a bit of mappiness, imo.
Ravel's was as he mentioned having a bit of fun and while it causes laughs it's not really far from the idea.

In the end I wish I had gotten the lead out and entered myself.
I cast my vote for DJ's Doomsday room even though it's not completed because I think the idea is just great.

05-29-2010, 12:46 PM
Every time someone new wins the monthly challenge, I feel like legacy of the Cartographer's Guild has deepened just a little. Congratulations Gidde! Your entry was excellently done and I'm very pleased that you won. Way to go!!!

05-29-2010, 12:50 PM
Oh well done Gidde - ill go fetch you a medal !

05-29-2010, 04:04 PM
congrats Gidde on a great map - with a lovely tune ;)

05-29-2010, 08:59 PM
Yeah, got stuck doing day shifts at work and writing my CCNA exam (I passed YAY!), that i was gonna make a small planetoid based extradimentsional space, based on the Icosahedron polygon for the shape. Sadly....time ran out for me :(

05-30-2010, 12:32 AM
Someone assisted me by moving last month's threads to the archive earlier on Saturday, but the intent was not to move this one. We want Giddle to enjoy the accolades for a few days at least before putting this post in the history books.

05-30-2010, 12:58 AM
Grats Giddie, well earned! I agree with Immolate. There are some awesome artists here that put up fantastic works each time but every time another person wins one of these it just shows how strong the competition is. Also, I think it encourages more people to enter because it shows it is not impossible to win.

Bask in the glory of it all Giddie for another challenge looms on the horizon.

05-30-2010, 04:11 AM
Congrats Gidde! Great Entry!!

05-30-2010, 05:55 AM
aye, gratz Gidde with the shiny medal!

Steel General
05-30-2010, 08:11 AM
Congratz Gidde!

05-30-2010, 08:55 AM
Holy cow! Thanks so much everyone!

Aval Penworth
05-30-2010, 08:56 PM
Well done, Gidde.