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    Default *** July/August Lite Mapping Challenge VOTING - a magical education ***

    The challenge this month was to create a map of a location of magical learning. Once again we had a great collection of entries with some talented new faces.

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    This month we have 9 final entries. Please vote for TWO (2) maps. Remember to rep those you vote for.

    This vote will end in 4 days and the winner wil receive a silver compass, bragging rights and a $40 Profantasy voucher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    So, so hard this month.
    Indeed. Moe and Len got my votes, but the agony of choosing... gah.
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    That took me a while to work out. In the end I started splitting hairs as to who I felt best fit the criteria for the challenge.

    I voted for Moe and tilt - Great job guys!

    There were 3 others I agonized over -

    (these next two I think were my favorites as far as pure gorgeousness)
    Map Vandal - I really love this style and the only reason I didn't vote for it was that it seemed like a map of the town more so than the school.
    Len Wolf - I love your map it looks like it came right from a magazine page. You may have suffered a tiny bit from my inability to read it due to language barriers but I still loved it.
    Vascant - I thought this was a nice take. I think if you had added some depth to the image with some shadows and highlights this would have really popped. It's great as it is, just a little flat looking to my eyes.

    The rest of the entries were good as well but the above ones were those that really caught my eye this round. Thanks again everyone for providing some wonderful things to look at that fire the imagination! You all rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxilon View Post
    Vascant - I thought this was a nice take. I think if you had added some depth to the image with some shadows and highlights this would have really popped. It's great as it is, just a little flat looking to my eyes.
    To me that's better then a vote, this was only my second map I had ever done so I can walk away from this with knowing how to make it and new maps better. Since I did this map jfrazierjr has taught me a lot regarding shading and giving areas some depth Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vascant View Post
    To me that's better then a vote, this was only my second map I had ever done so I can walk away from this with knowing how to make it and new maps better. Since I did this map jfrazierjr has taught me a lot regarding shading and giving areas some depth Thanks
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    I actually laughed when I saw the location marked "Failed Students" in Gronk's Akadami, so that gets one of my votes.

    Picking another is really hard. I like Len Wolff's map but I can't read the text. I really like the dual depictions in Moe's entry, but then I also like the concept of Vascant's. The decision between them ended up coming down to an actual coin flip, which Vascant won.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cantab View Post
    I actually laughed when I saw the location marked "Failed Students" in Gronk's Akadami, so that gets one of my votes.
    Go read the last post where I give a brief backstory...
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    Eep. Wasn't paying attention and only voted once. *facepalm* Every single entry had something interesting about it. Made choosing difficult. Good work all!
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    Puh that's a tough descision to make...
    Finally I voted for Vascant and Vandal - and repped of course

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