Excellent entry. Original, creative, and nicely done.
Your torchlight barely illuminates a small flickering circle in this obviously large and high-ceilinged cavern. The floor is slippery, stained with a thick layer of bat droppings, and although out of view, the flapping and chittering from above suggests that countless bats inhabit the upper reaches of this chamber. Lying on the floor just a few feet away is what appears to be a small rolled piece of ragged parchment. Picking it up you examine it...on the outside is written a small message: "IMPORTANT: SAVE US, MAP ON THE INSIDE."
[They sent the map up tied loosely to a bat they found, knowing it would carry it up to this large chamber they remembered.]
Edit: Gah, forgot to put in a title (I'm not quite sure if I'm supposed to) but "SEND HELP" would be a nice name for this.
Last edited by Justintime; 03-11-2008 at 06:55 PM. Reason: title stuff
Winning Glory and glorious win. This is the way I probably would've done it, too, so rest assured of at least one vote.
Well, I made up some parchment and printed it out, then drew up the base map, scanned it, then crumpled it up and rescanned it, and then did all the writing on it. So basically a real map, but with save points. I was just frustrated with trying to do crumples and little tears in GIMP so I took the cheating way
Edit: Oh, and thanks for all the compliments!
Last edited by Justintime; 03-12-2008 at 06:50 PM.
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I like your spin. This would be a great prop for an adventure.. Somehow I imagine adventurers entering the dungeon and finding a bat skeleton with the map attached. Help comes... just a couple years too late.