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    Post October Challenge: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Maps

    This months challenge is another Alliance based challenge in that we all decided to work from image prompts. The winning entry of this months challenge will of course win the challenge winners award and will become the basis of next months challenge at

    We're going to go a little beyond just mapping a subject within a time constraint. You're going to look at the image prompt we have here and you're going to map based only on that image and a little bit of storyline.

    Pictured below is a monastery, this monastery is obviously a real location since it is a photograph of a real place...but since we're focused on fantasy, you have to do this map in a fantasy aspect. Here's the storyline as you currently have it, the rest of the story will be made by the folks of based on the winner.

    "A cult has taken over a local monastery and has made prisoners of the monk caretakers. They are transforming the monastery into a temple where they intend to worship and perhaps summon their dark gods."

    • The map should match the shape of the building given only the view you have from the picture
    • Adhere to the story seed as best as possible
    • Provide a scale for the map
    • Bonus consideration for mapping some of the surrounding countryside (does not have to conform to photo)

    Remember to adhere to the contest rules...create a thread for your entry (WIPs welcome) and if you have any questions please put them in this thread.

    Photo courtesy of Nickdan at Deviantart - be sure to check out his work and if you have a DA account (which is free), leave him a comment.

    Be sure to check out the other alliance sites.
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