-~@ January 2011 Challenge - Points of Light Theme @~-
This month's challenge is to map out a journey between two points. We just did a planet/world challenge so this month we're going with a smaller scale - nothing above continental scale. The Points of Light idea is specific to fantasy but there's no reason why your journey couldn't be made in a land speeder or a steam train. Your map should include the start and end points, any waypoints along the way (if you want any), and the obstacles between the two points - be they monsters, canyons, nomads, whatever. The Points of Light idea is that there are few human settlements in the world, mostly curtailed to isolated cities, with lots of open area to explore and some few small settlements here and there.
~ a continent map with two towns connected by mag-levs with Dune worms in between
~ a regional map where you go from town to dungeon fighting goblins along the way
~ a city map where you have to navigate dark alleys to the evil sorcerer's tower while smackin down the pick-pockets
~ a starship or sailing ship map where you have to get down to the storage areas while jackin-up the zombies
~ a structure map where you have to get from the bar to the bathroom while fighting off dancing girls trying to get your phone number
~ a casino - so many temptations there (not the singing group).
The smaller your scale the more baddies you're going to need so keep that in mind. Folks will mostly vote on style and execution but a great idea also gets many votes so if you don't have any great ideas just make it uber sweet or use one of mine above :)