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Jaxilon
12-12-2012, 01:40 AM
A late start to this month's challenge but better late than never:

Make a Local Map:



Make a map based on a location near you. It could be the entire state you live in, a hiking trail or a park in your area or even the inside of your fridge. We aren't asking for directions to your front door. You can turn it into a Fantasy or Science Fiction map if you like but that's up to you so just have fun with it.


The challenge will close on or about the end of the month for voting but due to the holidays it depends on when someone is available.
Voters will be allowed to vote for as many entries as they wish and they will determine if your map is in the spirit of the challenge.


Please post your entry on a new thread and follow the naming convention set out in the contest rules (or just refer to previous entries in the archives to see how it's done).

Keep on maping!

Ramah
12-12-2012, 08:36 AM
Meh. I was really hoping to finally have a good shot at entering one of the challenges here this month but I'll be honest, this challenge does nothing for me. I'm sure there'll be a crop of really imaginative entries but my mind has snapped shut.

Maybe next time.

Jaxilon
12-12-2012, 12:46 PM
Sorry Ramah, I wasted at least an hour (that I shouldn't have) trying to figure out what to put up. There are some great suggestions in the ideas folder but we're already a third of the way through the month and I didn't want to waste one of the best ideas on a rushed contest. It seems like a lot of folks are on vacation or something.

Maybe you'll get an idea looking at your desk or something? If not, I'm looking forward to January to see what you come up with.

The Marked Hat
12-12-2012, 01:07 PM
I plan on entering. I'm new, though, so a few questions:

Do I post the map I've draw for this challenge here, or in a new thread on the 'Current Mapping Challenges' sub-forum?
I'm basing my map on my house's backyard. Am I allowed to make some things bigger and change it, sort of 'warp' the details?

Just trying to make sure.

Jaxilon
12-12-2012, 06:39 PM
You create a new thread in this forum. Title it: *** December 2012 Entry:My backyard *** (replacing "My backyard" with whatever you want to call it.

And you can warp it as much as you want seeing as it's not like we could know anyway. It would be cool if we can see what you based it on but all in all it's up to the voters. If you do something that really says "I'm making this up based on nothing", it might cost you some votes but do what you think is right.

Your lacation is really just the seed used to launch you into your map making.

Diamond
12-12-2012, 11:56 PM
Hmm. This makes me want to do a close-up of that Khanate of Montray map I did a while back...

eViLe_eAgLe
12-13-2012, 01:56 AM
It's time to make my hometown the scene of a post apocalyptic zombie story.

The Marked Hat
12-13-2012, 11:38 AM
I'll enter once I find myself a printer scanner to scan the map I'm making.

jbgibson
12-13-2012, 10:05 PM
Marked Hat, we would take even a photo, if the scanner winds up troublesome - I personally would try to judge based on the map, not on the scanskills :-).

Jaxilon
12-14-2012, 02:06 AM
That's true, my first few entries were done with a photo of my drawing and then modified in Gimp using a mouse. Just get into the spirit of making artwork and learning something new and you will be enjoy it. If you win a medal all the more awesome but the main thing is to keep getting better. At least that's what I always tell myself :)

The Marked Hat
12-14-2012, 05:12 PM
Well then. I'll submit my entries once I find an SD card scanner. The only camera I have on hand for use anytime at all is my Nintendo 3DS, of which the picture quality is... in a word, horrible. Though I am trying to find some sort of scanner for my maps, but I'm not having much luck.

Jaxilon
12-14-2012, 07:58 PM
Well, if you have to settle for a phone pic or digital camera be sure to go outside and get some really good lighting. It'll make it a lot better.

Bogie
12-14-2012, 11:42 PM
Try your local Library, Kinkos, or Staples. They should all be able to scan for you.

The Marked Hat
12-15-2012, 03:44 PM
Well, I've done it with a cellphone. The pictures turned out great. And so far, I'm the only one who's entered this challenge.

The thread with the map: ***December 2012 Mapping Challenge Entry: My Warped Backyard***

Ramah
12-17-2012, 05:04 AM
Sorry Ramah, I wasted at least an hour (that I shouldn't have) trying to figure out what to put up. There are some great suggestions in the ideas folder but we're already a third of the way through the month and I didn't want to waste one of the best ideas on a rushed contest. It seems like a lot of folks are on vacation or something.


Nah, it's fine man. There's more than just me here so I don't expect to have challenges tailored towards me. :)

To be honest, I find it hard to get inspiration for most of the challenges - hence my only ever attempting to enter once. Well... that and I am too slow and never have time.

I'm hoping for another "map a castle" challenge to come up some day as I still want to have a go at doing the idea I had for that one. :)

Jaxilon
12-18-2012, 02:08 AM
Well, I can send you my paypal information and we can "discuss" getting that castle challenge up, HAHA. :P

The Marked Hat
12-18-2012, 01:48 PM
Well, I can send you my paypal information and we can "discuss" getting that castle challenge up, HAHA. :P

NO!! The horror... the horror... the sheer level of bribery... How could you?! The corruption! How scarred the innocents are, bribed and forced to stay in this.... this... monstrosity!!

Ahem... sorry about that. Sometimes I get carried away when I'm in a dramatic mood.

Jaxilon
12-18-2012, 08:43 PM
Hehe, it comes from being an rpg'er most likely. :)

Jaxilon
01-01-2013, 10:51 PM
Ok, folks, it's been a short challenge this round but we are already over due to lock this down. I may do it tonight if I don't get caught up with other things here at home. If not tomorrow for sure.

If you have some last minute changes to make please get on it.

jbgibson
01-02-2013, 02:14 AM
Thanks - done finally - the holiday extended weekend is the only thing that let me spend time mapping. Tomorrow - a new work year, far away from the river and the Guild :-b...

amberroberts09
01-02-2013, 02:46 AM
Thanks - done finally - the holiday extended weekend is the only thing that let me spend time mapping. Tomorrow - a new work year, far away from the river and the Guild :-b...

The same is with me also and I don't get any time other than weekend.