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    No problem, lost! You earned it,
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    Hey there Iostatsea! Who am I to judge your maps, you are a greater cartographer! About your Dark Journey map, reading my fellow cartographers bellow, I agree with everything they say. The map lacked some more details, and the overall blackness isn`t my personal taste (which means nothing, since you can`t please everyone haha), but again your story was great, and I have to say it was a tough challenge (it was the first challenge I couldn`t think of anything to do!). Hope I could help, keep up the good work!
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    The story was good, but the shell was too dark and the edges too blurry. Map like a monster was a tough task and you've created a good entry, but personally I liked that rough mapping when thinking of a mapping monster (like: wet thingie here, green thingie there etc.).
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    Your story was original and interesting, but as others seems to have answered already, I think that the background (shell & frame) doesn't work well with the map. It's too dark and too different, making the map elements either sharp, blurry or difficult to read. You got some excellent ideas here, though!
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    Regarding your map: first, I wouldn't say it bombed at all. Getting a vote or two in these contests pleases me to no end, and you've accomplished that. I'm going to agree with Bogie that the shell itself didn't convince me, it seemed too soft, especially in contrast to the awesome frame and background that you made. The markings on the shell were sharp, but the shell wasn't, so I guess that would be my primary suggestion, more consistency between the elements. Higher resolution would have been great. Also the colours: I think that the carved out parts were fine, but the white and red should have looked more like they were applied over top, like paint. All in all, it was a fine idea!
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    I really liked the background but I feel that the map itself lacked details. Maybe too simplistic

    This contest idea of monster mapping was really uninspiring to me.
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    OK, so, Why I voted for your map: The frame the shell sits on looks great, and the map being carved on a turtle shell is right in line with the Monster Mapping theme. I also liked that the map looks like it is some kind of map like information, but not in a format that a human would think of.
    Why I almost didn't vote for it: The shell is to dark and the edges are to indistinct, they have a soft fuzzy edge. While I like that the map is not human looking, I don't like that the map is so different I'm not even sure if it is a map. I love the background story, it's very elaborate, but there is nothing in the story that leads me to think that the map was made by some kind of monster, I would just assume some primitive man made it. Still, the overall concept drew me in and that is why I voted for it.
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    Thanks for the rep!


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    Thanks! Lots of fun pieces to chose from in the challenge.
  10. Thanks for the rep. THW
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Male creatively challenged OLDER
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Model building RPG Now Maps
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ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

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    lostatsea liked post by torstan On thread : A hex world WIP (and WIP app) - personal project
    It's a personal project so far. This is all proof of concept - the images are all likely to change (the buildings certainly will). The magic is trigonometry, javascript/jquery, and - down the line...
    Liked On: 07-04-2014, 12:04 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by fabio p On thread : *** June 2014 Challenge Voting - Finish it ! ***
    My two cents on the subject: I see it very differently from an election; in a public competition (think of a sport competition like boxing or diving) usually no one can judge his performance,...
    Liked On: 07-04-2014, 10:54 AM
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    lostatsea liked post by Foomandoonian On thread : May 2014 Entry - Rudimentary Raiding Map
    Thanks for all the welcomes. :D Here's a bit of an update and a higher res image. This is probably pretty close to what will be my final entry, unless I get some brainwaves. ### Latest WIP ###...
    Liked On: 05-27-2014, 08:05 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by Diamond On thread : *** April Challenge - Highway to Hell ***
    I just want you all to know there's some great entries so far, and they make me go like this:
    Liked On: 04-30-2014, 08:51 AM
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    lostatsea liked post by waldronate On thread : Is Campaign Cartographer a faux pas?
    I spent many years and dollars searching for the magic hardware and software combination that would make me a good (or at very least passable) artist. I never found it, although I did pick up a fair...
    Liked On: 04-29-2014, 03:50 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by Carbus On thread : (WIP) Land of the....
    Reworked the colors! Now I think its 99% done! Any final tips and advices? 62472
    Liked On: 03-19-2014, 10:15 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by madcowchef On thread : February/March 2014 Lite Challenge: Story Mapping a Fairytale
    OK all known gramaratingtextamacallit errors corrected, and at risk of adding a new one I have added one more location in honor of today's holiday. ### Latest WIP ### 62290
    Liked On: 03-16-2014, 07:23 PM
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    lostatsea liked blog post by jtougas On : Is it a map of just a pretty picture....
    Once again I find myself in the claws of artistic crisis. I have been away from mapping for some time now and find myself both bereft of motivation and for the first time also of inspiration. To add...
    Liked On: 01-31-2014, 10:26 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by Lingon On thread : Art or Cartogrpahy - What is a map?
    I'd just like to chip something in in the decorations-vs-no-decorations discussion. I'm still new in this hobby compared to most here, but… I think a map that is strictly information only misses one...
    Liked On: 01-31-2014, 09:07 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by Diamond On thread : Art or Cartogrpahy - What is a map?
    Personally, I can't agree with that. Having all the relevant information to make the map function in the manner in which it was intended is necessary, of course. But it also needs life, and...
    Liked On: 01-31-2014, 09:05 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by jbgibson On thread : Art or Cartogrpahy - What is a map?
    I'd call this interpretive overlook sign a map. On the verge of being a annotated artwork, but technically, a map, and as others note above, art& science, photo& drawing, vertical, midperspective,...
    Liked On: 01-31-2014, 09:01 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by arsheesh On thread : Maps from my "Pre" Guild Days
    In case you missed the earlier discussion on printers, perhaps you should read this (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/printers) Jax. Cheers, -Arsheesh
    Liked On: 01-28-2014, 10:07 AM
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    lostatsea liked post by Obliro On thread : Maps from my "Pre" Guild Days
    These were made using pencils and stumps. The first was in an A3 sketchbook while second image was drawn on copier paper.. and now has (balloon shaped?) water stain/ rust/ mold on it. :lol: Both are...
    Liked On: 01-28-2014, 10:03 AM
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    lostatsea liked post by waldronate On thread : January/February 2014 Lite Challenge: The Children of the Ouroboros
    Most likely it's just a matter of over-broad filtering on the association elements combined with a huge store of elements to match against. That way you get fuzzy matches to a whole lot of subjects...
    Liked On: 01-24-2014, 02:43 PM
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    lostatsea liked post by morgajel On thread : New Gimp Brushes for City Buildings
    Hey guys, I've added 2 new brushes and have them up on DrivethruRPG. Let me know what you think. DriveThruRPG.com - Morgajel - Gimp Brushes...
    Liked On: 01-24-2014, 02:36 PM
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Challenge Winners' Compass Name: Challenge Winners' Compass
Awarded for winning the Monthly Mapping Challenge!
Issue time: 02-24-2012, 01:56 AM
Issue reason: For winning the January 2012 Mapping Challenge with the entry: Taurian Tele Optic Compass