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Jaxilon
01-11-2013, 01:11 AM
We are running behind again so in an effort to allow everyone to catch up and end this one on time so we can hopefully get set for February...

Create a map based on "Ruin".
Perhaps a destroyed planet, a fallen castle, a burned out city or ancient archeological dig or even floating wreckage, whatever you can come up with. It can be real or fantastic.

The challenge will close on or around the 29th of the month (that's just the goal) to allow voting to take place and start the next one on time.

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).
Remember to include your ### tag information so your entry will be included on the thumbnails for the competition (see the rules thread or visit the archived challenges to see how it's done).

I figure since it's "Ruin" even an incomplete map should be able to pass if it's done right.

Have fun!

Bogie
01-11-2013, 02:00 AM
Sounds good, I've Ruined a few maps in my time!

Sapiento
01-11-2013, 02:05 AM
Interesting topic.

vorropohaiah
01-11-2013, 10:47 AM
cool. i might try my hand at a hand-drawn isometric ruined castle-type thing, if i can muster the time...

Kearnaun
01-11-2013, 02:17 PM
Hmmm, ruin? Well, I might just try to come up with something. Been slacking of for too long anyway. ;) Hope I can find the time ...

Vellum
01-11-2013, 09:07 PM
Sounds good, I've Ruined a few maps in my time! I'm with Bogie on this LOL

Freehand 5.5
01-11-2013, 09:31 PM
Nice!
Hopefully I can participate in the late days of January.

Amonite
01-12-2013, 05:15 PM
Oooh! I like this theme! :)

Vyxxen
01-12-2013, 06:57 PM
So many ideas. Must pick one....

jbgibson
01-13-2013, 03:18 AM
Don't know much about the Gurps Midgard milieu like Diamond just treated us to (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/21195-midgard.html), but considering the Norse setting, if I run the calendar forward a century or two and suppose a major war, I could try a map of Rouen ruined, well runed.

Just Sei'ne...

Diamond
01-13-2013, 03:55 AM
You sir, deserve a boot to the head for that. :D

Jaxilon
01-13-2013, 12:30 PM
I got a kick out of Bogie's comment as well.
Sadly, I think it unlikely that I will be able to participate in this one due to time constraints and a commission I have to finish by month end. Any free time I have left will be spent on that.

If I finish and have some time for this or if I get mindlock and need to sketch something else to blow out the cobwebs, maybe. Alas, like many of you I too have a plethora of ideas on this theme.

jbgibson
01-13-2013, 03:45 PM
Jax, like I have to remind myself periodically at my job - at least too much work is the right kind of problem!

Diamond, so are you sayin' you're ruein' the topic for this month?

mearrin69
01-13-2013, 11:04 PM
Oh man. What're you guys? Dralasites?

Cool topic, BTW. Will see if I have enough time and creativity to participate.
M

jbgibson
01-14-2013, 02:59 AM
Based on "Many human comedians who could not find work in Human cities have become rich performing on Dralasite worlds." and a preference for loud plasma based weapons, I am either Dralasite or one of their near relations like Sgt. Schlock, or am a potential tradesman in corny repartee with them all. I'll let you know if I do get rich off old puns.

Personally I am encouraged by the potential in this month's topic of going straight to the ruined state of some location, not having to first imagine it in an intact condition. Seriously beyond any hope of humor, Rouen France suffered enough damage in 1944, documented in photos online, that I would be able to just map the real ruined state for this contest, let alone any fantasized GURPS-related ruination.

Schwarzkreuz
01-14-2013, 08:46 PM
Sounds nice. I hope to be able to finish something this month.

Cunning Cartographer
01-15-2013, 08:39 AM
Went to visit some ruins this weekend and thought "this might make a nice battlemap" so might go ahead and try that out.

waldronate
01-15-2013, 11:07 AM
How do I map my life, though?

Jaxilon
01-15-2013, 02:01 PM
That would be unique Waldonrate. Kind of like that old Ozzy song, "The Road to Nowhere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kurSJDyU4PQ)".

Diamond
01-15-2013, 02:26 PM
How do I map my life, though?

Heh heh, nice. :D

Pryme8
01-24-2013, 04:54 AM
ohh gosh im running out of time...

Freehand 5.5
01-24-2013, 07:13 AM
Don't post ... DRAW! :)

Jaxilon
01-29-2013, 12:30 PM
Just a reminder to get your finishing touches in before the voting begins. This should be locked up tonight so voting can begin and we can hopefully start February on time.

mearrin69
01-29-2013, 06:57 PM
Good luck to everyone!
M

mearrin69
01-30-2013, 12:35 PM
So. What's up? We voting? :)
M

Troedel
01-30-2013, 02:26 PM
Ahh someone is eager... ;) But nothing hapened the last hours so I second mearrin69īs question.

Kier
01-30-2013, 07:24 PM
yeah, I can't wait to see what people thought of my lego castle in the dog's water dish.

RjBeals
01-31-2013, 10:59 AM
I thought this was ending a few days ago, so I gave up. Should have worked on it last night!

mearrin69
01-31-2013, 11:33 AM
Was supposed to have been the 29th. Mods are probably busy with R/L...darn them! ;)
M

Pryme8
01-31-2013, 01:32 PM
dang, If I knew I had more time, I would have worked on mine for another two days...

lostatsea
01-31-2013, 04:31 PM
My rule of thumb : Post till they lock you out !! :D:D Or until you can't stand to look at your entry anymore !!
Lots of great entries by the way !! Maybe too many ! Decisions; Decisions!!

Troedel
01-31-2013, 05:37 PM
What do you mean RL? This isn't it? :)

mearrin69
02-01-2013, 04:23 AM
Sup, Jax? We want the new challenge! ;)
M

Jaxilon
02-01-2013, 01:22 PM
Drat, sorry all, I've been down sick the last couple days and also finalizing the handoff to the new owner after selling my r/l business. Today is the first day of my new life and wouldn't you know it, I'm sick. I mean what the heck?

Anyway, I'll lock this up and get the voting going in a few moments.

Troedel
02-01-2013, 01:25 PM
Sry to hear. Get well soon!