View Full Version : *** May / June 2011 Lite Challenge Voting - Planetary Survey ***

06-16-2011, 10:07 AM
Lots of entries this month and at a very high standard.

The challenge was to create a planetary survey and the winner will get a silver compass and a $40 voucher from Pro-fantasy.

It seems like our thumbnailer is still not quite up yet, but hopefully if it does come up during the voting we will put it here. For now, I'm afraid you will have to look at the threads manually to come to your decision.

Good luck to all the contestants!


Please give reputation to entries that you feel are deserving.

Thumbnail page for this month's Challenge: http://www.cartographersguild.com/utilities/Thumbs/Html/Challengers_LiteMay11.htm

NOTE: Please refer to TMO's entry in the link below rather than the thumbnail (it refers to another map).

Links to maps:

A Planisphere of Her Majesty's Martian Colony - Hai-Etlik (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36564&d=1308178857)
Garden of Edibles - Jaxilon (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36544&d=1308100891)
NK004 III (Inari) - Omnigeek6‎ (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36300&d=1307245095)
Rayr 2 Orbital Analysis - Greel‎ (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36456&d=1307814779)
Blank 101 - Troedel‎ (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36531&d=1308077991)
Guinevere II-G Survey - walterful (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36215&d=1306942057)
Solaris - Zar Peter (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36156&d=1306696698)
Compound Interest - Master TMO (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36438&d=1307765678)
Planet Mining Company - tilt (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36446&d=1307793512)
UNC 201.F - jtougas (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36419&d=1307658517)
Luyten 7002 Survey Report - Greason Wolfe (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36203&d=1306877912)
We are being scanned - timallen (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36058&d=1306375693)

Master TMO
06-16-2011, 11:02 AM
Tough voting. I had a hard time deciding between about 4 different ones. Good job folks!

06-16-2011, 11:35 AM
Very tough voting indeed. And to all of my competitors, thanks for making my first challenge so... challenging; this month had quite a fantastic show of talent and innovation. Gold stars for everyone!

06-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Another great challenge. I had to vote for Troedel and Tilt. Troedel for a beautiful and captivating map and Tilt for actually making my entry cooler. (Also it was a great map with very cool imagery of the planets slow destruction.) Rep to everyone that entered. I can honestly say that this might be the best "lite" challenge field I have seen since joining. :)

Greason Wolfe
06-16-2011, 02:12 PM
Very tough voting, indeed. Hrm, is there an echo in here?

Anyways, I went with timallen's map. It had a pulp graphic novel feel to it that I liked. I still cant read all that alien gobbledy-gook, but then again, maybe I'm not supposed to be able tor read it. :D

My second vote went to Omnigeek6's map. Very quick and clean with just the right little details to make me want to see more.

But there were good maps all-around this time, and my hat's off to everyone who participated.


06-16-2011, 03:48 PM
I don't even know where to begin so I'll have to mull this over for a day or so.

06-17-2011, 12:09 AM
Man, only two? Cheese and rice.

Had to give it up for Troedel and Greel in the end. Awesome maps all around, fellas.

06-17-2011, 02:22 AM
All very interesting entries and each of them held a story I could tell. This entire challenge has made me want to go play my X3 games again....must resist....if I get into gaming I pretty much take a break from more constructive things....like maps.

Anyway, I thought Greel's entry was just superb. It really captured the "Planetary Scan" idea and just looked so sci-fi.
Troedel also had a great feel to it that got my vote.

I really liked a lot of the entries and love the fact that so many joined in. I only wish I hadn't waited till so near the end to get around to joining this. I just had to join in to show my support.

06-17-2011, 03:26 AM
Wow, what a great bunch of maps. I have a tough time with maps like these as because I have little interest in making them myself most of the flourishes go right over my head and all the added information that is de rigeur on this style of map may as well be written in martian (which it kinda is on a few of these. :) ).
Anyhoo, several jumped out at me as being just so damn beautiful I had to vote for them, the first being Greel's map which looks amazing. The second one was harder, being a toss up between Troedel's beauty and Hai-Etlik's just plain coolness. In the end I plumped for coolness. I don't particularly like the paper texture used on it but I love everything else.

So there are my two votes. Good luck veryone - any one of the maps posted would be a worthy winner.

Steel General
06-17-2011, 06:21 AM
A bunch of fantastic entries, very difficult to choose.

Greason Wolfe
06-17-2011, 04:22 PM
Looks as though the thumbnail scraper is working now, however, it appears to be picking up the wrong map for Master TMO's entry. Don't know if that will (or has already) effect voting, but thought I would mention it just in case the scraper is still having a problem.


06-17-2011, 04:42 PM
Holy moley, that's not just the wrong entry (as in a previous wip) it's another map altogether. Unfortunately I have no idea how arcane things like scrapers work, but I'm sure it will be sorted out soon. (I hope!).

06-17-2011, 06:02 PM
How has nobody voted for Compound Interest yet?

So much originality.

06-17-2011, 07:19 PM
Tough choices.

I loved Greason Wolfe's. It really looks like you're looking at some computer terminal at NASA, with all the windows, and different data being displayed.

I also liked Hai-Etlik. Crisp, clear, and I like how there is no wasted space. Every part of the image has something of some relevance without feeling too cluttered.

06-17-2011, 10:22 PM
After some thinking I chose Greel and Greason. Hai was also there in terms of professionalism but "I like the pretty colors". If there were different voting criteria I could have picked 2 other maps. You all did a really great job.

Master TMO
06-18-2011, 12:32 AM
How has nobody voted for Compound Interest yet?

So much originality.

You are now one of my favorite people! :) My very first challenge vote!

And I have no idea where that map came from. It's nothing of mine. Maybe because I put the images in a subfolder? I doubt it's affected the voting, as the link in the first post is to the correct WIP, and the thumbs weren't working until just now.

06-19-2011, 04:40 PM
I have no experiences with Sci-Fi maps. Though my opinion is not representative, but I voted for Greel and tilt, because those pics remind me of Elite, Freelancer and the X-series. Well done to all!

06-20-2011, 11:55 AM
Congrats to Greel for the win against some really strong competition!

06-20-2011, 04:43 PM
Congratulations Greel !! :) and to everyone that entered this challenge. :)

06-20-2011, 11:00 PM
That was a well-deserved win, Greel. Bravo!

06-20-2011, 11:12 PM
Oh man, I can't believe I missed voting on this one! Course this was an extremely hard one to judge, I had my vote narrowed down to 4 entries; trimming that down to 2 would have been difficult. However I've got to hand it to you Greel, you ended up on top in my list as well. Congratulations man. And even though there's no second prize, Hai-Etik, congrats for giving Greel a run for his money.


06-21-2011, 10:26 AM
Indeed congratulations to everyone who entered. It was a great race all the way. Special congrats to Greel for his gorgeous entry, enjoy that silver buckle :)

Greason Wolfe
06-21-2011, 12:47 PM
I'll echo that . . . Congrats, Greel, it was a very fine entry.


Steel General
06-22-2011, 07:30 AM
Congratz Greel!

06-23-2011, 10:55 PM
Congrats on the win, Greel. Much deserved.