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Halloween Hollows [Quenched]

Postby cairnswk on Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:54 pm

HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS

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Current Version 27

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Current Version 27

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Original Draft.

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Why?
This is the resurrected attempt (*ha :lol: rising from the dead) on this map that has visited the Ideas Forum once before. There was a request to bring it back....perhaps get it ready in time for Seasonal Game maps that could be brought out of the box every festive season.
So here it is. Do your worst on comments.


1. The number of territories currently on the map.

Total 29
Graveyard 7
Animal Farm 6
Deaths Door 6
Witches Way 5
Dragon Heads 4
Spider 1

2. The number of continents.
6 Continents

Bonuses are on the map.

3. Descriptions of any unique features or areas.
There are no real unique features, but go easy on me as the graphics are by no way perfect yet, and there is a lot of work to be put into this one if it is to succeed.
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Re: HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS (resurrection)

Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:58 pm

For some reason I'd feel more attracted to this map if the grass was all earth tones...the color shift throws me off. But in turn that'll make it hard to show continents, but a thought nonetheless.


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Re: HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS (resurrection)

Postby cairnswk on Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:00 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:For some reason I'd feel more attracted to this map if the grass was all earth tones...the color shift throws me off. But in turn that'll make it hard to show continents, but a thought nonetheless.


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i can manage that Andy....look for V2. I'll probably paintbrush it like i did with Waterloo.
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Re: HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS (resurrection)

Postby edbeard on Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:02 pm

I said yes but I think seasonal maps are a stupid idea.

If a map is quenched, I want to play it whenever I damn well please.


I think the legend text could be a bit more readable. Maybe different font?


So the text under impassables and the riddles don't affect gameplay? I'm confused about that and you saying there are no unique features.
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Re: HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS (resurrection)

Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:04 pm

Quiet edbeard, you'll love annual season maps sometime. :)


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Re: HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS (resurrection)

Postby cairnswk on Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:14 pm

Version 2.....

Andy, is this something towards the earth tones you requested.

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Re: HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS (resurrection)

Postby Unit_2 on Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:16 pm

COLOR!
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Re: HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS (resurrection)

Postby cairnswk on Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:17 pm

edbeard wrote:....
I think the legend text could be a bit more readable. Maybe different font?
OK can do, what about the font that is used in the title?

So the text under impassables and the riddles don't affect gameplay? I'm confused about that and you saying there are no unique features.

Sorry edbeard, those "rules" do affect the play, i just meant there was not going to be anything too difficult about it like in some of my other maps. ;)
But the Riddles take care of that anyways.....as there are things that can fly in a couple of places.
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Re: HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS (resurrection)

Postby cairnswk on Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:19 pm

Unit_2 wrote:COLOR!


Well unit_2 is back....welcome...now down to business!!!
When are you going to update the Development Atlas, please???

OK, putting one word in front of me unit_2 is a no-no...you know that.
I won't even go there and ask you to explain....you should know better. :)
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Re: HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS (resurrection)

Postby edbeard on Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:25 pm

let me see if I've figured this out


Wicked - the Witch can attack any territory. The same with Bat Cave and Dragon Lair.

Blackwidow Roost can attack any of the territories that the web covers.


Seems simple enough. I worry a bit about the use of riddles instead of coming out and just saying what does what.
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Re: HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS (resurrection)

Postby cairnswk on Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:32 pm

edbeard wrote:let me see if I've figured this out
Wicked - the Witch can attack any territory. The same with Bat Cave and Dragon Lair.

Raven Tree & Ghost Grove also

Blackwidow Roost can attack any of the territories that the web covers.
Yes


Seems simple enough. I worry a bit about the use of riddles instead of coming out and just saying what does what.

Well i remember some people liked the riddle idea last time....kind of like trick or treat....perhaps i should call it that.
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Re: HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS (resurrection)

Postby Unit_2 on Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:42 pm

cairnswk wrote:
Unit_2 wrote:COLOR!


Well unit_2 is back....welcome...now down to business!!!
When are you going to update the Development Atlas, please???

OK, putting one word in front of me unit_2 is a no-no...you know that.
I won't even go there and ask you to explain....you should know better. :)


It is updated this week, Sunday it will be redone.

Please add color, lots of maps now days don't have color on them which I love.

Also how can you have a holloween map with no color?

The wicked/ witch thing is cool 8-)
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Re: HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS (resurrection)

Postby cairnswk on Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:49 pm

Unit_2 wrote:
cairnswk wrote:
Unit_2 wrote:COLOR!


Well unit_2 is back....welcome...now down to business!!!
When are you going to update the Development Atlas, please???

OK, putting one word in front of me unit_2 is a no-no...you know that.
I won't even go there and ask you to explain....you should know better. :)


It is updated this week, Sunday it will be redone.

Please add color, lots of maps now days don't have color on them which I love.

Also how can you have a holloween map with no color?

The wicked/ witch thing is cool 8-)


Thanks Unit_2....great work in the Development Atlas btw.

I think there is still lots of colour in there even if we go down the road of the earth tones as requested by Andy.
Yeh---Wicked the Witch came to me in a twinge of genius.
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Re: HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS (resurrection)

Postby mibi on Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:22 am

This map looks like an overcomplicated game of hopscotch that someone decided to use as a dartboard for Halloween related clipart. It's effortless in all the wrong ways and would better be served on the back of a poorly translated generic cereal box where confusion and staleness come with the territory. This map has no rhyme or reason, much like a poorly written haiku, only with a longer lifespan.

My advice would be to take this witches brew of Halloween themes back to the dollar store where its ingredients came from and invest your time and energy into something that doesn't involve the strategic placement of brightly colored stickers.
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Re: HALLOWEEN HOLLOWS (resurrection)

Postby cairnswk on Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:55 am

mibi wrote:This map looks like an overcomplicated game of hopscotch that someone decided to use as a dartboard for Halloween related clipart. It's effortless in all the wrong ways and would better be served on the back of a poorly translated generic cereal box where confusion and staleness come with the territory. This map has no rhyme or reason, much like a poorly written haiku, only with a longer lifespan.

My advice would be to take this witches brew of Halloween themes back to the dollar store where its ingredients came from and invest your time and energy into something that doesn't involve the strategic placement of brightly colored stickers.


Your usual then mibi. I guess i took lessons from your vomit like prisoner pen eh?!! :lol:
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