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Arcana
09-26-2007, 11:38 PM
The September Challenge has come to a close, and I'm very impressed by ALL the entries. Its going to be tough voting this time around. I wish all the contestants much luck.

Remember the contest guidelines and specifications:
Guidelines:

Choose a subject from the following two contest winners

The Glass Ocean (http://thecbg.org/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?35603.4) - by Luminous Crayon at The Campaign Builders' Guild (http://thecbg.org)
Rushon, City of Splendor (http://www.plotstorming.com/forum/index.php?topic=326.msg3591#msg3591) - by Matthew Funk at Plot Storming (http://plotstorming.com)

Create a map of the designated area based on the information provided
Stay as true to the information provided as possible

Entries:


Glass Ocean by NeonKnight (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=836)
Hornbeams Device by RobA (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=868)
Glass Ocean by Ravells (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=844)
The Glass Journal by Amonite (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=841)

Ishmayl
09-27-2007, 10:42 AM
I just wanted to say that all the entries have blown me away. There are some extremely talented people on this site, and I'm so happy to have my site associated with this one. I can't wait to see what else you guys come up with in the future.

NeonKnight
09-27-2007, 11:22 AM
Well, my entry sucked :)

Never realy did go back to it as no critiques and the others were so much better.

Amonite
09-27-2007, 11:46 AM
Your entry actually fit the description the best - yours and Ravells anyway ^.^ You guys were the only ones who did not try to 'define' or make sense of the desert - and it was supposed to be unmappable after all - lol :)

RobA
09-27-2007, 01:20 PM
Well, my entry sucked :)

Never realy did go back to it as no critiques and the others were so much better.

It didn't suck! It was a decent map.

Mine was just silly. I got more involved in the gimmick than the map itself. The map was a 15 minute hack thrown in at the 11th hour.

-Rob A>

ravells
09-27-2007, 03:08 PM
Well, my entry sucked :)

Never realy did go back to it as no critiques and the others were so much better.

I agree it was a decent map, and it fitted the brief.

Ravs

NeonKnight
09-27-2007, 04:15 PM
Well, thanx for the words of encouragement, I know I will of course partake in other challenges and maybe soon I will have an award under my moniker as well ;)

ravells
09-27-2007, 04:34 PM
The awards are nice, but taking part is even nicer. It gives you the incentive to complete a piece of work to a deadline. I know for me, I'd be fiddling around forever if that deadline wasn't there. It's good practice that concentrates the mind which improves other maps that you want to make. The person you're really competing against is yourself. Well...that's how I look at them anyway.

Ravs

Koor
09-27-2007, 06:00 PM
If anyone's sucked, it was mine.. since I didn't even show up in time to participate, despite my wanting to. I liked yours Neon, but it was so straight to the point that there wasn't anything to critique..

Amonite
09-27-2007, 06:17 PM
I agree with ravells - to me its about pushing yourself and finding what works and what does not.

I have not done maps in a long time, and then those were only in pencil - so this project has let me do a lot of experimenting ^.^ Somethings I liked, others I did not - and I got to challenge myself to meet a deadline. Which, I did want to do a few more entries - so I did not quite meet the goal I was aiming for/had outlined...but I still got a complete story (sort of) done so was happy with it anyway.

Probably the biggest thing I took out of this is that I should not rely overmuch on the computer. It has its uses, but I should not try to replace *everything* with it just because its better at a few things. On the other hand, digital media has a lot of potential, so I will keep experimenting with different things and programs ^.^

pyrandon
09-27-2007, 06:51 PM
What really "sucks" is being only able to vote for one entry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ishmayl
09-27-2007, 07:48 PM
Yeah, I kinda agree :)

Arcana
09-27-2007, 09:02 PM
Well it seems to me that everyone seems to be getting the point...And I'm SO happy that this is providing an outlet to help people expand their mapping horizons...very nice indeed. Lets get some more votes...I want to see a close race for a change!!!

Amonite
10-01-2007, 12:05 AM
No one ever did enter a Rushon entry - that would have been interesting.

NeonKnight
10-01-2007, 02:33 AM
No one ever did enter a Rushon entry - that would have been interesting.

I thought of Rushon, but was limited to the following knowledge from the story:


Gated City on Seashore


That was it. No idea of time period, no idea of size. Nothing to go on but the above

Arcana
10-01-2007, 07:40 AM
Yeah we've done some thinking on the best way to conduct alliance contests, and I think we're going to do a little better this next round...Details to come.