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03-22-2009, 08:19 AM
The new destination for ICE's map contest is crypts. The more macabre the better. So please don't neglect those little decorative touches that would make Dracula and his minions feel welcome.

All entries are due by May 15, Don't forget to read the general submission guidelines http://www.ironcrown.com/index.php?page=contests/general and please do not forget to include the submission form (downloadable from the above link) with your submission. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each one must be accompanied by a submission form.

Submission Format: Like all submissions, the submission must be a PDF file. The actual maps for this contest need to use the same scale as our Battlemaps; 1 inch equals 3 feet (or 1 meter). This will likely mean that larger maps will require multiple pages in the PDF. Each page of the PDF should have a 1 inch margin all the way around, at the very least, to allow for the vagaries of different printers.

Contest Winners: Within 2 weeks of the Submission Deadline, ICE will select from 3 to 5 winners. Each winner will receive a $25 - $75 Gift Certificate for ICE's Online Store.

03-26-2009, 01:41 PM
I've uploaded my Contest Entry to ICE and it posted in the news on the home page... http://www.ironcrown.com so check it out!

I see ICE has a couple other contests going to, more illustration/photo contests, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

The two other contests are related. One is for new fantasy creature and the other is new alien creature. Both, however, point a link to the same site showing how photographers have blended two animal photos into a new composite creature - they look really cool!

Check it out: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/gallery/2009/mar/25/evolution-biodiversity?picture=345028058

For the more artistically inclined, those look like fun contests too! I might try an attempt myself!

Get to mappin' guys, you can't let me win twice in a row! :twisted:


03-26-2009, 01:59 PM
You have an interesting definition of 'let'...

'll fire up a new thread in April and get a map together. I have a few ideas already.

Steel General
03-26-2009, 02:59 PM
I've started working on mine, but it's going to be a slow process...still suffering a bit of 'burn out' from my Feb. Challenge map. :P

Steel General
04-23-2009, 04:22 PM
Well so far three entry's have been submitted - all by Guild members (GamerPrinter, Ravells & Myself).

C'mon folks, lets get some more entries submitted! :)

04-23-2009, 05:59 PM
I simply cannot work at this scale...tried many times, always suck. Maybe one day.

06-02-2009, 01:14 PM
Is the 7 way tie for this contest slowing ICE down?
Has anyone heard anything on this yet?

Steel General
06-02-2009, 01:26 PM
It takes them awhile to update their website sometimes, I check a couple of times each day. I would imagine the announcement will come any day now. :) *knocks on wood*

06-02-2009, 01:45 PM
I got my money on Devin's crypt. No way I'd win two in a row, besides there's more going on in Devin's crypt.

But good luck to everyone involved!


Steel General
06-24-2009, 04:26 PM
I wonder when they'll post/announce the winner(s). Been over a month since the contest ended. :?

06-24-2009, 04:36 PM
Well, if Devin doesn't win it, it would be a complete injustice. Although to be fair there are one two posted where you can't see the maps.

Perhaps one of us should give them a prod?

Happy to do it if everyone agrees?

Steel General
06-24-2009, 08:18 PM
s'OK by me...

06-29-2009, 01:58 PM
Iron Crown Enterprises have finally chosen a winner... (drum roll...)

Devin Knight's entry: Crypt of the Mad Monk!!!

Both Ravs and I thought there was no other choice, and I guess so did the staff at I.C.E.

Congrats, Devin! Awesome too.

Looks like I was a runner up, and I'm sure one other as well. Don't know if I'll even spend the gift certificate though - I spent all I needed on the last one.

Good job, DK!


06-29-2009, 02:06 PM
Way to go guys and extra congrats Devin !

Steel General
06-29-2009, 02:22 PM
Congrat's Devin!

Well deserved.

They have also posted the some info on the next challenge - a Kobold Warren/Complex

06-29-2009, 06:22 PM
Congrats Devin! Great entry!

Congrats GP! Great entry too!

ohhh I've just checked my email and I'm another runner up.

Steel General
06-29-2009, 07:55 PM
I was chosen as a runner-up as well.

06-30-2009, 12:32 AM
They told me it was a close one and I can believe it.
Great entries by everyone.. as a matter of fact I think the bar is now raised.

I hope I can participate more around here, I have been swamped with other things and just life lately.

Thanks for all the support and kind words it helps me stay positive.


06-30-2009, 01:11 AM
Way to go all of you guys...makes me smile for ya :)

06-30-2009, 07:14 AM
Great work Devin - I'll have to go look at the other ones as well - they must be really good if they're even close to the Crypt of the Mad Monk.