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    Default *** September/October Lite Challenge - A Fresh Perspective ***

    This month we're taking a new view of old locations. The challenge is to create a side on map. This can be a straightforward elevation or an isometric view. The trick here is all in the perspective - the subject matter is entirely open!

    If you are interested in doing an isometric map, then a useful trick when placing a grid is to create a square grid, rotate it by 45 degrees and then shrink it vertically by 57.7%.

    For each entry start a new thread in this forum with the title:
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    Remember to visit the other contestants threads and comment/advice and so forth so everybody learns.

    The winner of the challenge will win fame, glory, a silver compass and $40 store credit from Profantasy.

    The challenge will close on the 15th of October. Make sure you get your entry done in time!


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    Is an entry allowed to be based on a previous entry? (I'm wondering about doing an elevation of the Indigo Plateau.)
    I am a geology nerd.

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    As long as it's a new map it can be based on anything, subject matter is irrelevant.
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    Its a shame I can't enter.. But I wish you luck!

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    Might enter this one - there are plenty of worlds I could map for - we'll see if I can find the time...

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    So this can be a side on map or a sort of 3/4 perspective style? I guess some examples would have made that clear. At first I was thinking along the lines of some of DJ's work but then some of the other details sort of confused me.

    Not that I have time for it anyway.
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    Man, that Kowloon thing is crazy.

    On the challenge? Has anyone ever read Abbot's Flatland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatland)? It and Planiverse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planiverse) might make some good fodder for this one.
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    Isometric, 3/4 perspective and straight up elevation are all legitimate. Just don't do a top down map.

    Flatland would be a pretty col starting point for this one - though how you want to map a 2D world from the side....
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    Ah. Planiverse was from the side, not top-down. I think a map of a Planiverse city would be awesome! Someday I'll tackle it.
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