PDA

View Full Version : *** November 2010 Challenge - Castles ***



tilt
11-01-2010, 11:19 AM
"When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castle in all of England."
King of Swamp Castle (Monty Python)


While we're still trying to catch our breath on top of the super challenge we'll give you the next one :)

This time the challenge is to map a castle.

A castle is always a good setting for a game - or a base for the adventurers. It doesn't have to be fantasy related of course, everything goes as long as its a castle.
(My home is my castle is not allowed - unless you are actually living in a castle.)


Any member of the Cartographer's Guild is eligible to enter the monthly challenge. And for those who only saw the last contest where you could submit 3 maps - this challenge only accepts one map per contestant.
No update to an entry will be permitted once the threads are locked for voting. Moderators will inform members of the impending lock down whenever someone remembers, which is somewhat iffy.
Challenge will usually be locked down about five days prior to the end of the month, with a new challenge being posted sometime between then and the beginning of the next month.
All are encouraged to enter the monthly challenge. Only one (or maybe two) win the challenge each time, but everyone who enters learns something about their craft and makes the event more fun for all involved.

To enter, create a new thread in this forum and use the attachment manager to upload your works in progress. Precede every image with the line ### Latest WIP ### to allow the forum to pickup the thumbnail for the challenge thumbnails page.

Now go map and good luck all :)

RjBeals
11-01-2010, 12:46 PM
totally outside my comfort zone, but I'm hooked on these challenges now, so I'll probably have a go.

geamon
11-01-2010, 01:44 PM
I wanna participate but I got so much on my plate and suffering from lack of motivation so I'm not sure. If I do I'm thinking about making a rendition of a castle/keep from the Ultima series. Lord British's Castle, Empath Abbey, Serpent's Hold, Bordermarch, The Lyceam etc etc. We will see I need to finish my lite mapping challenge map first.

Ramah
11-01-2010, 02:48 PM
How about mapping Richard Castle, lead character from the TV series "Castle" ? It could be like the old Numbskulls comic strip where little people inside him run all his functions like raising his eyelids etc.

geamon
11-01-2010, 02:56 PM
How about mapping Richard Castle, lead character from the TV series "Castle" ? It could be like the old Numbskulls comic strip where little people inside him run all his functions like raising his eyelids etc.


All I can say is O M G....

ravells
11-01-2010, 04:31 PM
LOL I loved the numbskulls. That's the first time I've heard it mentioned in over 25 years.

Ramah
11-01-2010, 05:07 PM
LOL I loved the numbskulls. That's the first time I've heard it mentioned in over 25 years.

Damn. We're showing our ages. :(

Industrial Helix
11-01-2010, 10:52 PM
Hmm, I think I will have to enter this one as I've been meaning to map out a certain castle for a while now.

mearrin69
11-02-2010, 12:46 AM
Awesome challenge. Not sure I'll find time for it but I'd love to have an entry. Good luck to everyone.

So, who's doing Castle Ravenloft?
M

revan54115110
11-02-2010, 11:30 PM
Ravenloft good reference but i think i will play around with crusader and renaissance as reference .

Aval Penworth
11-03-2010, 07:29 AM
Ravenloft good reference but i think i will play around with crusader and renaissance as reference .

Well let's see what you can do! Welcome back from behind the curtain.

NeonKnight
11-03-2010, 07:08 PM
Hmmm....Map a Castle....I have an old Pen-n-Paper Castle I never did finish (beyond the main floor). I think if I could I would love to finish that map in PC Form.

RobA
11-05-2010, 04:14 PM
totally outside my comfort zone,

That's the whole point of running the challenges ;)

-Rob A>

Ascension
11-10-2010, 10:24 PM
I've been very absent the past few weeks with some work stuff but I really want to get in on this one...if for nothing else than to get back in the swing of things. I think my castle is gonna be for a theocracy - a church/citadel thing.

tilt
11-11-2010, 09:53 AM
I hope to get time to enter myself - probably go for an oldstyle look, black and white, I feel I've done a lot of modern, battlemap style maps, so a good old one would be nice for a change. :)

RecklessEnthusiasm
11-11-2010, 10:52 AM
Oh god, I really want to do a bouncy castle.

Jaxilon
11-11-2010, 11:00 AM
Oh god, I really want to do a bouncy castle.

rofl, that would be too hilarious.

Mrmox42
11-12-2010, 05:22 AM
Hmm. Considering how much fun I had at the last challenge, I think I must have a go at this one as well. I will go Old-Style (that's My Style, I guess ;-) and make a classic Role-Playing Evil Castle.

Well, back to the drawing board, then.

Mrmox42
11-18-2010, 02:46 AM
So, I sat till late last night, and I have finished the ground floor. This will be a small castle, sitting on a mountain top, complete with secret passageways, dungeon and all that. Perfect for a party of adventurers, a robber baron or a Wizard who likes to live away from the beaten path.

There is still plenty to do, and I am a tad worried that I may not be able to finish it all in time. Maybe I'll take a day off next week and get serious with paper and ink.

tilt
11-25-2010, 08:06 AM
So, the end of the challenge is near, for those of you who likes to burn the midnight oil I'll give a heads up that I'll be closing the challenge tomorrow (26th) 12 CET+1, so thats 6 AM New York time (if my calculations are correct) :)
so go make those finishing touches :)