View Full Version : *** March Challenge VOTING - Board Game ***

04-04-2011, 06:10 AM
This months challenge was to create a board game - or at least a board for one.

Please vote for 1 map :)

March 2011 Challenge Thumbs (http://www.cartographersguild.com/utilities/Thumbs/Html/Challengers_March11.htm)

voting will end friday March 8th.

04-04-2011, 08:08 AM
Tough choice, but I went with Diamond in the end.

04-04-2011, 10:58 AM
For Whatever reason, Jude's latest WIP isn't showing up in the thumbnails for me. Is this just a problem with me, or is it that way for others? Just concerned for his sake is all.

Edit: Looking at it, it looks like his map is embedded in the post rather than as an attachment through the image manager. This might be the reason for the problem. True?

04-04-2011, 11:22 AM
Same for me. I can't re post the image link in the original thread either it's locked. Not sure what happened there, no text error in my last WIP posting. Nothing I can to repair it from this end sorry.

04-04-2011, 11:28 AM
I've just messaged Redrobes about the missing thumb - he can fix anything :)

04-04-2011, 12:25 PM
Looks like you fixed it Tilt, great job!

Man, I wish I could vote more than once. This is such a tough decision.

04-04-2011, 12:30 PM
all credit goes to Redrobes for fixing it - I only buzzed him and asked tech questions :) ... and yes, it seems like its the inline image instead of an attached one that makes the problem here on the new servers.

DevinNight : great looking map, fantastic finish and good use of colors and I love the extra input about how to play.
Diamond : cool looking alternate history map, love all the division, this has the making of a great board game.
Jude: Love the use of colors and nice fields - and being danish I of course love the concept of the game. Thought about making a viking game myself for the last 20 years *lol*
jtougas : to bad you didn't finish - the idea was a fun one :)

and my vote goes to DevinNight for the best overall map, both graphicly solid and also with a hint of the gameplay :)

04-04-2011, 05:31 PM
great entries guys. Wish i could have been a part, but I just accepted a promotion at work so I haven't had the "free" time like I used to.

But my vote went to Jude, although it was a tough call. I make risk style board games for another site, and his map stands out as a map that could be played upon right now. I love the idea of the colored sea bubbles, that extend your territories out into the ocean, and connect other territories. And it's a gorgeous map - love the dark but vibrant feel to it.

The Pax Italy was a close second, as this could also be a really cool strategy board game. And Devins is awesome as well. Nice work guys.

04-04-2011, 11:43 PM
I just wish I could've finished mine. There was gonna be little marble-looking playing pieces, miniature airships and cavalry and all kinds of assorted goodness. I just ran out of time...

I had to vote for Devin's; good concept, good execution.

04-06-2011, 10:42 AM
Thanks for the speedy fix.

04-06-2011, 11:04 PM
Diamond got my vote. I like the inner glows showing the various countries. The overall look works very well.
Jude had a very nice entry as well and I look forward to seeing more of his work.

04-07-2011, 10:25 AM
Very tough but the Viking theme and the sea-bubble concept just edged it for me. Really liked the Arena, complete with sample tiles/cards and the Risk-style Italianate campaign was oh-so close to getting my vote. Bravo all!

04-08-2011, 07:38 PM
I gave the edge to Jude. Although Diamond had my vote until post number 12 when he blocked out Carthage. O_O

04-08-2011, 09:49 PM
Wow -this is turning into a close race!

-Rob A>

04-08-2011, 09:55 PM
Not sure who voted for me (It wasn't me :) ) But thanks. It was a good idea that I didn't quite know how to execute.

04-08-2011, 11:37 PM
voted for jude. Good job all!

04-08-2011, 11:57 PM
I gave the edge to Jude. Although Diamond had my vote until post number 12 when he blocked out Carthage. O_O

Hey, what can I say? Carthago delenda est...

04-09-2011, 02:54 AM
Not sure who voted for me (It wasn't me :) ) But thanks. It was a good idea that I didn't quite know how to execute.

of course it wasn't you, a gentleman never votes for one self :) ... and if you click the numbers you can see who voted for who :)

04-09-2011, 02:55 AM
So, I'm going to end the vote in 4 hours - so anyone who hasn't voted yet, better hurry up. :)

04-09-2011, 09:04 AM
Poll is closed and we have two winners :)
DevinNight with "The Arena" and Jude with "Viking Age", congratulations both of you :)

04-09-2011, 10:55 AM
Thanks a lot guys. A big congrats to Jude for grabbing an award right out of the gate.

04-09-2011, 01:45 PM
A tie! Congrats to both of you.

04-09-2011, 01:56 PM
Congratulations to both. :)

04-09-2011, 03:30 PM
If I'm not mistaken, we've had a challenge tie back in December 2009, so this isn't the first time.


04-09-2011, 04:32 PM
Pleased to read the result - well done Devin.

Look forward to entering another of these, good times :)