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ravells
06-05-2011, 07:29 AM
This month's contest is to map a battle,

It can be at any scale, in any genre or time period that you wish from a tavern brawl to a starfleet battle involving hundreds of ships or one of the many battles fought by Alexander the Great.

As usual the contest will close towards the end of the month.

Let battle commence!

Steel General
06-05-2011, 08:13 AM
hmmmm... maybe I'll try this one. But with a new job and all, not sure if I'll have time.

tilt
06-05-2011, 09:29 AM
just thought of John Clease who "boxed for Oxford" contra Kevin Kline who "killed for the CIA in "A fish called Wanda", but thats a fight - don't know how many men to make it a battle, but more than one on each side ;) ... thinking of going to sea for this one :)

LonewandererD
06-05-2011, 09:39 AM
Gaah, i shouldn't have uploaded my "Assault on Ceras-09" map. I could have entered it for this month's comp, curse my impatients! Still I will enter this comp, let battle be met, WAAAAAAAAAGH!

-D-

tilt
06-05-2011, 10:31 AM
underwater battle Lonew? ;)

LonewandererD
06-05-2011, 10:51 AM
underwater battle Lonew? ;)

Still haven't decided whether it's going to be a massive battle between two underwater sub fleets or an ambush by a airbourne company on a scout group. Either way I going for a sci-fi feel, I'll probably go with the latter as it would involve more creativity, I've done underwater maps already and they're a bit too easy and a bit too simple.

-D-

moutarde
06-05-2011, 01:08 PM
WAAAAAAAAAGH!

-D-


Good idea! :D

tilt
06-05-2011, 02:10 PM
there is always the epic battle of human against weeds - fighting it on a weekly basis myself *lol*

Gamerprinter
06-05-2011, 02:45 PM
Ooh, I got an idea, now if I only have the time...

GP

mmmmmpig
06-05-2011, 11:35 PM
Ooh, I got an idea, now if I only have the time...

GP

I was going to say the same thing

Gamerprinter
06-05-2011, 11:48 PM
I'm thinking isometric views, ballistae in operation with stones in the air and hitting the castle walls, piles of dead bodies, blood running in the river, troops in movement, burning fires, maybe a dragon strafing in... more like a momentary slice of a battle in action, rather than just a map... that's what is percolating with me at the moment.

Juggernaut1981
06-06-2011, 03:02 AM
Now I'm tempted to do a medieval campaign type map... or even a maneuvering type-battle map. Then again, I'm in the busiest part of the teaching year and I've got a mountain of work... so this will probably take a back seat.

jtougas
06-06-2011, 10:45 AM
This one is giving me fits..I have the typical medieval "storm the castle" type of thing and then I have a Interworld idea running in my head that ties in with my lite challenge entry...I've got to try this though as this is something that I have no experience with.. :)

whtknt
06-07-2011, 04:53 PM
I've never entered a contest on here before, as I don't feel that my work is worthy of the luminaries we have here. However, this one piques my interest, so I might try. Tell me, what are the rules so far as artwork? Does it have to be entirely original or could I use tokens designed by someone else, added to an original backdrop, for example?

tilt
06-07-2011, 05:25 PM
you are welcome to use tokens, textures etc. the important part is that its your map, so the work has to be original, the parts don't. Although some people, like myself, tend to give extra points for people who do it all themselves when deciding who to vote for :)

Redrobes
06-07-2011, 05:29 PM
If you feel utterly daunted by the prospect there is the lite challenge which runs from mid month to mid month between the main challenge. Those with gold compasses cant enter a lite challenge. Getting low votes is part of the trying as you can see from my staggering collection of compasses.... not. But if a map of battle in particular is tickling your fancy then you should make the map yourself and not use an existing finished one or work in progress. You can use other peoples tokens and icons but you should specify what bits of your map are from external sources - and I guess you might get marked down if say 80% of your maps work is from other sources... but its not frowned upon to use styles, textures, icons and other bits and pieces so long as its not making up the principle main bit of your map. I.e if the challenge was to design some top down tokens then that might not be such a good idea.

We have had some Dundjinni maps in the past but we have surprisingly few of them in general compared to how many people use the app. Even if you used a lot of the DJ art from the forums I would still think that would be ok if the shape and layout of the map was original.

mmmmmpig
06-07-2011, 11:56 PM
I am thinking of recreating a battle from a famous movie, but I shan't tip my hand as to what movie as of yet

Diamond
06-08-2011, 12:21 AM
Midway?

:D

bartmoss
06-08-2011, 04:35 AM
Cool, another challenge that really works for me as I can use the material with worlds I am building.

I missed the "map a nation" challenge because I just didn't have time.
I missed the "map a planet" lite challenge because I just didn't have time.

I'll try not to make it a continuing trend this month. I even have an idea already!

Ascension
06-08-2011, 04:36 PM
Cool idea, Pig. I'd go for War of the Roses (the divorced couple that try to kill each other).

pamoa
06-18-2011, 01:49 PM
can an entry be an already made map done for something else but fitting the theme

Gamerprinter
06-18-2011, 05:07 PM
Technically, no.

The idea of the challenge is to make an attempt at meeting the criteria for a Monthly Challenge within a short 25 day+ period of time, as if it were a professional commission. Its intended to be a test of your skills in meeting the challenge - a learning experience as much as a contest among peers. The goal is the meet the challenge, not necessarily win. Many of us probably have past maps that meet a challenge criteria, but otherwise does not meet the requirements. So we can't do that.

Use your experience from the map you created before to give you ideas in making a new map. This should give you a leg up, if you've done an exceptional map in the past that fits the theme.

GP

pamoa
06-19-2011, 02:08 AM
sadly I don't have the time to do a map in a month
a full time job and a 10 month old child are time consuming occupations ...

but i'll watch the results with pleasure

anonymousfromyou
06-19-2011, 03:48 AM
I am guessing i cant pull an image off of google, sign my name and call it a day?

Are we allowed to use some images from google? like buildings/boats?

Steel General
06-19-2011, 09:45 AM
As long as they are not copyrighted images, you should be OK to use them.

RobA
06-19-2011, 08:37 PM
I'm thinking isometric views, ballistae in operation with stones in the air and hitting the castle walls, piles of dead bodies, blood running in the river, troops in movement, burning fires, maybe a dragon strafing in... more like a momentary slice of a battle in action, rather than just a map... that's what is percolating with me at the moment.

Pictures are pretty, but this is a mapping challenge....

-Rob A>

bartmoss
06-21-2011, 10:10 AM
Uhm, it's a Map of a BATTLE, right? Not an entire campaign or a war, or is that ok too?

bartmoss
06-21-2011, 10:11 AM
As long as they are not copyrighted images, you should be OK to use them.

Also just to be clear: You must assume images "on google" are copyrighted by default, and are only OK to use if marked otherwise.

Sapiento
07-03-2011, 02:52 AM
When will the voting start?

ravells
07-03-2011, 06:20 AM
Voting's up now.