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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby e_i_pi on Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:41 pm

oaktown wrote:
e_i_pi wrote:So where and when do we post what we come up with?

read rule #2, above... to maintain annonymity you don't actually post anything, you just send a link to your file to either me or andy (depending on which competition) and we will post the files annonymously, hosting the files using a neutral account.

:oops: Sorry oakster
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby yeti_c on Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:11 pm

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e_i_pi wrote:So where and when do we post what we come up with?

read rule #2, above... to maintain annonymity you don't actually post anything, you just send a link to your file to either me or andy (depending on which competition) and we will post the files annonymously, hosting the files using a neutral account.

:oops: Sorry oakster


I doubt it's a problem - the fact that he's had to repeat it renforces it for the reader.

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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby oaktown on Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:05 pm

yeti_c wrote:I doubt it's a problem - the fact that he's had to repeat it renforces it for the reader.

Indeed - as people ask questions it points out what areas I need to go back and clarify. I've already added a note about whether or not a quenched XML writer is a amateur or not.
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby ZeakCytho on Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:32 pm

Is there a preference on whether we submit a large or small version?
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby wcaclimbing on Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:50 pm

could you show us the "middle earth" map?
It'd make this a ton easier for me. attacking lines are really annoying for me to convert back into regular territories.
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby MrBenn on Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:58 pm

ZeakCytho wrote:Is there a preference on whether we submit a large or small version?

I imagine either would be fine, but if in doubt, go for the small first.

wcaclimbing wrote:could you show us the "middle earth" map?
It'd make this a ton easier for me. attacking lines are really annoying for me to convert back into regular territories.

The links in the Map Development thread no longer work... the only thing I can suggest is to ask a couple of people who put videos together for the 100 maps celebration to see if any of them have a copy saved somewhere?
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby wcaclimbing on Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:10 pm

I found a miniature version at: http://www.boardgamebeast.com/online-board-game-risk.html
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby bryguy on Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:15 pm

I think the idea was that without really a background or anything, you could form the image around the current centrescape map.
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby wcaclimbing on Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:17 pm

bryguy wrote:I think the idea was that without really a background or anything, you could form the image around the current centrescape map.

my problem was more with translating the attack lines into territory borders. borders are much easier for me to work with.
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby Kaplowitz on Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:04 pm

Hey Oaktown, you wanna post the PSD? :P ;) :D
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby ZeakCytho on Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:16 pm

Kaplowitz wrote:Hey Oaktown, you wanna post the PSD? :P ;) :D


After I spent half an hour tracing borders? I hope not! :evil:
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby oaktown on Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:09 pm

Kaplowitz wrote:Hey Oaktown, you wanna post the PSD? :P ;) :D

Hmm, to put everybody on an even playing field I think I shouldn't... some folks may not be working in photoshop.
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby e_i_pi on Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:18 pm

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Kaplowitz wrote:Hey Oaktown, you wanna post the PSD? :P ;) :D

Hmm, to put everybody on an even playing field I think I shouldn't... some folks may not be working in photoshop.

I think this is a good decision. I work in Photoshop, and while a PSD file might be handy, it also circumvents some of the process, and so could give an unfair advantage. I'm sure everyone will be able to come up with something in the time though, and I look forward to seeing what everyone else creates
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby samuelc812 on Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:36 am

ZeakCytho wrote:
Kaplowitz wrote:Hey Oaktown, you wanna post the PSD? :P ;) :D


After I spent half an hour tracing borders? I hope not! :evil:



I don't think you can participate in Central America as you already have a quenched map ;)
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby yeti_c on Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:18 am

samuelc812 wrote:
ZeakCytho wrote:
Kaplowitz wrote:Hey Oaktown, you wanna post the PSD? :P ;) :D


After I spent half an hour tracing borders? I hope not! :evil:



I don't think you can participate in Central America as you already have a quenched map ;)


Not sure Zeak counts - as he's not made GFX before...

As much as I would call that I could possibly enter both - I've never done GFX before - but have multiple quenched maps!?

(Not that I'm going to - as my GFX Sucks - although I might be able to come up with a theme for Centrescape)

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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby RjBeals on Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:19 am

wcaclimbing wrote:I found a miniature version at: http://www.boardgamebeast.com/online-board-game-risk.html
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There's the risk version of this map. Our old map looked similar, but different enough imo. But alas.. the big boys thought differently. Anyway - you can maybe draw inspiration from the "feel" of this map anyway. Obviously too much detail for our computer screen resolutions, but nevertheless, a sweet map!
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby e_i_pi on Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:39 am

Q: Should we send our images in large or small format?
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby bryguy on Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:03 am

MrBenn wrote:
ZeakCytho wrote:Is there a preference on whether we submit a large or small version?

I imagine either would be fine, but if in doubt, go for the small first.
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby oaktown on Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:29 am

e_i_pi wrote:Q: Should we send our images in large or small format?

Some prefer to work in small since you avoid the hassle of going back in and trying to make everything fit when you scale down, but as this is a competition you my achieve greater visual impact with the large. Your call.
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby ZeakCytho on Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:16 am

samuelc812 wrote:
ZeakCytho wrote:
Kaplowitz wrote:Hey Oaktown, you wanna post the PSD? :P ;) :D


After I spent half an hour tracing borders? I hope not! :evil:



I don't think you can participate in Central America as you already have a quenched map ;)


What Yeti said - I PMed Oaktown before starting - since I've never done graphics before, I'm an amateur still.
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:55 pm

Good luck everyone! I'm excited to see these competitions underway. We've just linked a Headline on the Homepage, so hopefully we'll draw in a few people. ;)


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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby edbeard on Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:06 pm

unfortunately in these competitions, doing the small has no benefit. other people's maps will look better because they are large and any possible complications from downsizing the map will be ignored.

I personally find it quite silly that everyone is not forced to make the small version since this is what we're told the majority of the people on CC use.
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby Ditocoaf on Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:08 pm

edbeard wrote:unfortunately in these competitions, doing the small has no benefit. other people's maps will look better because they are large and any possible complications from downsizing the map will be ignored.

I personally find it quite silly that everyone is not forced to make the small version since this is what we're told the majority of the people on CC use.

Really? I hate the small versions. I prefer the clarity of using a full-sized map, and always considered the small maps to be scaled-down thumbnail versions for people with tiny screens. Saved screen space in exchange for loss of detail and aesthetics.
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby Sir. Ricco on Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:23 pm

Good Luck everybody!
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby BENJIKAT IS DEAD on Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:32 pm

edbeard wrote:unfortunately in these competitions, doing the small has no benefit. other people's maps will look better because they are large and any possible complications from downsizing the map will be ignored.

I personally find it quite silly that everyone is not forced to make the small version since this is what we're told the majority of the people on CC use.


I totally agree with this - I would love to see everyone have to make the small map, but unless it is a requirement, then you would be disadvantaging yourself by doing so.

I always use the small maps (yes, even for my 100s of games on Waterloo, supermax etc etc)... as I find most of the large maps too spread out to easily gauge different player's drop density (where they are positioned most etc)...
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