View Full Version : *** November10 Challenge Voting - Castles ***

11-26-2010, 09:06 AM
The Castles we challenged you to make this month have been built and its time to vote on the one you think deserve to win this months challenge.

Please have a look over the Thumbs here:
Thumbnails for November Challenge (http://www.cartographersguild.com/utilities/Thumbs/Html/Challengers_Nov10.htm)

Vote for 1 entry amongst the maps featured - please check out their WIP threads to for further info about their maps.
Remember to rep any map that you vote for, as well as any others that you feel deserve it, and remember a true gentleman don't toot his own horn ;)

happy voting :)

This poll will close in 4 days time (the 30th of November).

11-26-2010, 09:20 AM
Mrmox42's entry is a multipage PDF type so we don't have the thumb for that one but you can open it from clicking into the empty box in the thumbs page.

11-26-2010, 12:00 PM
I voted for Djespek because of the over all composition. Man I wish I had your skill with hand drawn styling.

11-26-2010, 01:16 PM
I was torn between Neon and Devin. The ISO view is what I have planned for my, still unfinished, entry but I love me some old school and mine is B&W. I flipped a coin and Devin won and there was much rejoicing, yay. The rep system seems to be busted so I'll hit you two up later today.

11-26-2010, 01:55 PM
I voted for: Elf Palace - by Djespek, but I was hard pressed by NK's "Old School".

Everyone did a great job!

11-27-2010, 12:41 AM
Wow, didn't know this was ending so soon. All that work for naught.

11-27-2010, 03:06 AM
well, not for naught Imm, you've learned some 3D - and what you made looks cool :)

Aval Penworth
11-27-2010, 05:26 AM
I voted for Devin's Dwarf Keep. I like that it is a really good usable, readable and informative floorplan of a castle, that looks cool too. Pretty pictures of castles, impressive as they may be, don't really fit my conservative view of cartography. :)

11-27-2010, 06:16 AM
I voted for Devin's Dwarf Keep. I like that it is a really good usable, readable and informative floorplan of a castle, that looks cool too. Pretty pictures of castles, impressive as they may be, don't really fit my conservative view of cartography. :)

I too voted for Devin's entry, because of its usability, as well as its other perspectives including 3D.

And I agree, but as mentioned in my thread I was really limited in time, due to other priorities and could only create the illustration over a weekend, I wish I had more time... at least I got to participate, and I missed that these past couple months. I'll be back too busy next month, but good luck on whoever participates in that one.


11-27-2010, 12:19 PM

It ended so soon. I thought I would have at least today to finish the upper levels. Oh well :(

I voted for Devin, cause it was a nice map and sort of what I was aspiring to do.

11-27-2010, 12:29 PM
I voted for Devin Night's entry because it was indeed map-ish and very well presented. I would have liked a key for the various rooms but I guess someone who wanted to use it can do that themselves.
It was very hard not to vote for DJ's entry. I really loved the way it looked and while I guess I could see it as a side view map it's not my favorite direction to look at one. That said, if I had to have one of these on my wall I would print DJ's, it just looks wonderful.
Mrmox - A fun entry, I enjoyed going up and down the levels.
GP's - as mentioned more of an illustration but still nice.
Imm - good work on the 3d stuff, you will probably have this down really well soon if you keep at it and then everyone better watch out.
Neon - As stated, a nice Old School look
Siq - Nice creative entry albeit a pretty simple looking map which is exactly what the Pip Boy looks like but hard to vote for against DN's more finely detailed entry.

11-27-2010, 05:49 PM
I`m quite overdue on this, but I`d VERY much like to withdraw my contribution as it is FAR from complete. Just ain`t enough hours in a day..... :)

Oh, and Gamerprinter got my vote..... Love those isos.

11-27-2010, 11:02 PM
I would agree with what everyone else haas already said. Djekspek makes a beautiful image and presents it very well, the rest are all done very well considering how little time we had. I'm voting for GP's map, you get a good sense of it in it's environment.

11-28-2010, 02:19 AM
With a bit more work, NeonKnight would have had my vote, but DevinNight offered a finished and well-designed entry that was also clearly a map of a castle. Djekspek and Gamerprinter provided beautiful entries, but I have to call them illustrations rather than maps. I would find either of NK's or DN's entries useful in navigating their chosen castles. I'm probably more likely to use Castle Mol, even in its current state, but I could use the Dwarven Keep if I wanted to. For several of the others, I could use them as handouts, but I'd still need to make my own floorplan.

11-28-2010, 09:09 AM
Devin gets my vote. It's a very impressive entry and has a lot of information packed into one map. Everything in this map works for me. Well done everyone.

11-29-2010, 04:07 AM
I was torn (many talented artists here) but ended up voting for Gamerprinters Map. I enjoy your work - and Rep for the rest of you, too.

11-29-2010, 06:42 PM
There are some insanely good entries this month. Normally a winner jumps right out at me, but I'm having a really tough time of it right now. Three of these I already have plans for LOL

Since I have to pick just one, I would have to go with DevinNight, simply because it is the most straight-forward. I actually prefer looking at Djekspek's castle (you got mad skills, dude), but its just not a map, IMHO. Still, an amazingly beautiful piece of artwork. Special Mention has to go to Gameprinter as well - just lovely.

Cheers to everyone who participated this month. :)

11-29-2010, 11:49 PM
Djekspek got my vote, but it was a tooth and nail battle with DevinNight. Wish I had two votes this month!

This is one challenge I hope we reprise in the future! I would love to see more castles--every D&D party wanders into one sooner or later.

12-01-2010, 11:06 AM
Congrats to Devin! Great entry!

12-01-2010, 12:12 PM
Congratz Devin, your entry must have come through from behind as it was not leading when I voted for it. Well done.

12-02-2010, 07:49 PM
Thanks Guys.

12-03-2010, 04:35 AM
Gratz DN, well deserved as it was a great entry! cheers, DJ

12-03-2010, 04:41 AM
congrats DevinNight on a great entry and that shiny thingy under your picture ;)

12-05-2010, 03:41 PM
Congrats, DN!

Hey, its the 5th of December, when is the next Challenge going to start?