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.
Very well done! Fun and pleasing to the eye!
Was this an authentic map or a graphics program simulation?
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.
My tutorials: Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional Map ~ All My Tutorials
My GIMP Scripts: Rotating Brush ~ Gradient from Image ~ Mosaic Tile Helper ~ Random Density Map ~ Subterranean Map Prettier ~ Tapered Stroke Path ~ Random Rotate Floating Layer ~ Batch Image to Pattern ~ Better Seamless Tiles ~ Tile Shuffle ~ Scale Pattern ~ Grid of Guides ~ Fractalize path ~ Label Points
My Maps: Finished Maps ~ Challenge Entries ~ My Portfolio: www.cartocopia.com
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.