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torstan
09-26-2012, 11:43 PM
This month the challenge was to create a side on map. Please vote for 2 (two) entries this month, and make sure that you rep those entries you vote for. Here are the entries:


September Challenge Thumbnails (http://www.cartographersguild.com/forumdisplay.php?83-Current-Mapping-Challenge-Thumbnails)

The voting will end at the end of the month, and the winner will get a golden compass and full bragging rights.

arsheesh
09-27-2012, 12:29 AM
Boy, what a tough call! Well, I knew Lukec's Blue Pyramid had to make the list, but which other map to choose? I loved were Schwarzkreuz was going with his Lone Tower, but it seemed somewhat less "mappy" than the other entries. That left Das Carbus Das Quala and Larb's Sunset Tower, both of which had been the highest on my list from the beginning. I really could have gone either way here, but slightly preferred the line-work on Das Quala. At any rate, great job everyone!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Chashio
09-27-2012, 01:24 AM
Boy, what a tough call! Well, I knew Lukec's Blue Pyramid had to make the list, but which other map to choose? I loved were Schwarzkreuz was going with his Lone Tower, but it seemed somewhat less "mappy" than the other entries. That left Das Carbus Das Quala and Larb's Sunset Tower, both of which had been the highest on my list from the beginning. I really could have gone either way here, but slightly preferred the line-work on Das Quala. At any rate, great job everyone!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

I second that. =D

ravells
09-27-2012, 01:30 AM
Thirded from me! I went for Sunset Tower as I liked the atmosphere even though I really liked the clean graphic feel of Das Carbus.

Lukc
09-27-2012, 05:44 AM
I voted for the Sunset Tower and the Lone Tower, even though the second was far less mappy.

LindaJeanne
09-27-2012, 06:48 AM
Difficult choice as always!

Lone Tower of the Far Shores is a gorgeous painting, but I felt like I needed to vote for something a bit more mappy. I love the concepts of Tree City and Dispatches from a Cartographer (and I'm SUPER impressed that the former was done in MS Paint!) but, alas, the compatition is tough. So in the end I voted for Das Quala and the Blue Pyramid; I love the detail in both of them. I hope to see the finished version of The City of Dragon-on-Sea at some point, and also the version of Tagoda Caverns that got eaten by gremlins.

Schwarzkreuz
09-27-2012, 06:48 AM
Oh crap, i totally forgot that this months challenge ended earlier!!!! I though i would have the Weekend to mappelize it. Arrrght.

lostatsea
09-27-2012, 03:38 PM
Voting this time was extremely Hard ! So many novel styles and as always lot of great works.

Greenlizard0.
09-28-2012, 09:37 AM
The Indestructible stood indestructibly high on my list. It was followed by Das Qala, The Blue Pyramid, Sunset Tower and the Tree city. I did like the rest much, although most didn't seem ready yet.

Larb
09-28-2012, 05:01 PM
I picked the Indestructible because I thought it was a very original concept and well executed. And I picked the Blue Pyramid because of the sheer amount of interesting detail. All of the entries were great really and Schwarzkreuz's piece was pretty fabulous but I thought it unfair to vote for it because it wasn't a map (yet).

Also well done to Sathurn with tree city. To get results out of MS Paint is a lot of work and I've always been fond of "world tree" and similar ideas.

Schwarzkreuz
09-28-2012, 07:19 PM
Return of the Sith-Cat

Depassage
10-01-2012, 05:45 AM
Here is my vote:

1/ The Blue Pyramid - by Lukc - the amount of detail is amazing as always! Really nice work, definitely my 1st!
2/ Sunset Tower - by Larb - nice feeling and execution!

Schwarzkreuz's seemed really a good start, and I had great hopes on that one... too bad he didn't get to finish it on time... I would be very curious to see the result!

Cunning Cartographer
10-01-2012, 10:24 AM
Totally forgot to retract mine, lol. Only ever managed to upload my rough copy and then just haven't found the time to work on it this month due to launching my D&D 4e campaign and drawing a bazillion maps for a future adventure I'm hoping to publish.

That's two comps I've joined any not been able to finish, I really should make sure I have the time before even setting pen to paper.



Anyway, Blue Pyramid was the winner by far for me (I've not seen its progress as I haven't been around for a while) and the amount of details and the humor in it just echo everything I loved about Lukc's Deep Purple Dungeon. Second to that was Das Qala, again an epic amount of detail and really vivid imagery of the place as a whole.

Special mention to The Indestructible. As far as maps go for a D&D setting this is one I would definitely love to explore.

Lukc
10-01-2012, 03:08 PM
Heh, no comment about all the comps I've entered and not finished! :) I try to enter whenever I have a nice idea ... I just don't finish all of them!

jtougas
10-01-2012, 03:14 PM
Heh, no comment about all the comps I've entered and not finished! :) I try to enter whenever I have a nice idea ... I just don't finish all of them!

No worries there. what gets finished is awesome :)

arsheesh
10-01-2012, 05:02 PM
Congrats Lukec, well deserved man.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

torstan
10-03-2012, 10:09 AM
Congrats Lukc - your golden compass is in the post :) And congrats to the other excellent entries too. I hope we'll see some completed versions in the Finally Finished forums.

Lukc
10-03-2012, 12:46 PM
Yay! I get to do a little diggle dance now! :)

Sapiento
10-03-2012, 01:37 PM
Congratulations!

ravells
10-03-2012, 02:30 PM
Gratz Lukc! Great entry!