koontz1973 wrote:Problems to overcome.
- Persuade map makers to reproduce maps.
I think we would just have to see who is willing. Maybe not every map would be available.
Convince the site to allow us to make money of you lot.
That's up to the powers that be, but I wouldn't think there would be too much of a problem with this. But I could be dead wrong. Figuring out whether and how to do this will probably hold this idea up for a long time.
Get players to buy the damn things in enough of a quantity to make it worth while.
If they could be produced cheaply enough, the quantity wouldn't matter so much. Higher quality ones, yeah, we'd have to probably significantly limit the options
How should the maps be done, through the foundry as it is done now, or have a completely separate section for this to be done in. Who would do it?
I think the mapmakers would do it. I was thinking about this whole thing as being relatively informal. Basically, whoever wanted to create HQ versions of their own maps could and the site would facilitate the transaction. The site could contract out for it or even one of the users could run a small business (probably not very profitable) getting these things to the print shop and out to the users. In the latter case, the site (maybe as simply as through the forum) would just kind of be a store front or advertiser of this option. Is that kind of what you all were picturing or were you thinking something more official?
Original map makers or someone new? Copyrights need to be addressed.
Absolutely. It's my understanding that the mapmakers only gave the site the rights to use the map for online game play. The mapmakers who aren't around anymore ... well, I think their maps are dead for the purposes of this idea.
I did my one and gave it to CC players to see if it could be done but also as I enjoy doing it. But I very much doubt you would get many to do it. And what about old maps where the map maker is no longer available to ask?
I think that you'd find a few mapmakers who either are willing to let someone else supersize their map or are willing to do it themselves. I think a lot of them would do it for free just like they do now. But if the site is going to charge more than what covers its expenses, I think that it's fair to send a little bit of that off to them. But again I'm not the one who gets to make that decision.