View Full Version : Aug/Sep Lite Entry - Textbook Treasure!

08-28-2009, 04:44 PM
I am very inexperienced, but I thought I would give this a shot. I am a little sad that there is only 1 other person in this month's challenge, so far. Please join up!

I'm planning on a tiny port town with a pier and a sunken ship that once had treasure (GOLD!) I want the end product to look like it's a textbook illustration teaching students of a historic treasure-laden ship that sunk and was later recovered. Here is the first step of my map:

08-28-2009, 05:00 PM
Interesting start, I like the perspective as you can show things under water.
I would love to participate in this challenge as well, but the rules state I can't :P

Greason Wolfe
08-28-2009, 06:32 PM
Oh, now this sounds interesting. I'm intrigued to see how this goes. A different approach is sometimes a good thing.


08-28-2009, 06:59 PM
Not sure if I'm heading in the right direction. I have a lot more to do obviously before I finish. I wanted to get some advice. Please critique:

08-28-2009, 07:50 PM
I love where this is going. And having a very different style of map than what's expected won't hurt your chances at all - check mine in the regular competition, I wasn't expecting to get ANY votes :)

In terms of critique, I would suggest toning down the black edges, maybe a slightly darker tone than the water itself, I find the lines to be a bit harsh and distracting as they are. Definitely need something for the edges like that though.

Brilliant idea!

08-28-2009, 08:11 PM
Looks good and looks fun.

08-28-2009, 08:21 PM
Looking great! And I'd second what Coyotemax said too.

08-29-2009, 03:57 AM
I very much like it!
The transistion from surface to underground might need a black border as well.

08-29-2009, 05:32 PM
Liking it ! Will keep and eye on your entry.

Well done so far. I like unusual stuff too.

09-02-2009, 04:26 PM
I think it has come a long way. Please critique, if needed. Maybe I am done :D

### Latest WIP ###

09-02-2009, 04:52 PM
Ohmy! that is utterly cool!

Yes, that is the Something Completely Different I for one was hoping to see.

Setting up with the story is brilliant. (GOLD! lol)

I don't know that I could suggest any improvements, I'm still too busy giggling over it :)

09-02-2009, 05:12 PM
No critiques from me, I like it a lot.

09-02-2009, 05:12 PM
Awesome, i like it :D

Steel General
09-02-2009, 06:38 PM
Very nice...a great entry!

09-02-2009, 08:05 PM
Hmm.. I was going to show this Textbook Treasure Gold page to my wife, but I've just decided instead to adapt the story on there into our D&D campaign. Creating a story around merchant guilds teaming up against pirates sounds like a lot of fun :D Muaahahaha!