Stunning! I love the way everything just .... works!
Thank you all,
I'm trying not to look at my map now. There is always something that you want to tweak or adjust, just a hair here or there and I used up all my time. I would have liked to do a cross-section and a detailed bit for the roost itself, and I actually had both planned out but the sands of the hourglass just drained out before I could get to those drawings.
But all that is nitpicking that we tend to do of our own work. My only real problem was in trying to decide what exactly I wanted to do. Not from a lack of ideas but too many good ones. I had three ideas that rose to the top:
Obviously, I ended up going with the more traditional idea. I'll just add extra flavor with the background text...
- One idea was an asteroid base for a future/sci-fi setting. That would have been very cool, but several others indicated that they would have liked to do something along those lines already so I shied away from that (no sense horning in on someone else's stuff). I love how RobA did IP2025 and that only makes me twice as glad I decided not to since my asteroid would have had a large Ice resevoir. The Ice Pirates name sticks with me as a teen of the late 70s/80s, a few good lines ("I hope no one minds but I have no intention of facing this sober."), avoiding castration, space herpes. Good times... good times...
- The other idea was using a well-known character from literature which fit the Pirate motif perfectly. I'll leave it with that because that one might come up in some future challenge. I ultimately shied away from that as well because of a variety of factors, not the least of which was the fact that the actual caves have so little discussion in that work it would have ultimately been a very simple map unless I embellished far beyond the text.
Last edited by Publius; 12-12-2007 at 03:31 PM.
I repped everyone who entered this month, just for entering, except I couldn't rep you, so accept my public kudos for entering!