View Poll Results: Sept/Oct 23 Lite Challenge: VOTE for your favorite Maps with a Hidden Message

Voters
9. You may not vote on this poll
  • Carto Luminescence by Rwhyte

    0 0%
  • The serpent valley by Simkin

    6 66.67%
  • The Omega Key by Straf

    6 66.67%
  • The Map of the Secrets of Life by The Elderly Cartographer

    3 33.33%
  • The Interdisciplinary Studies Tepui by waldronate

    1 11.11%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Sept/Oct 23 Lite Challenge:VOTING TIME

  1. #1
    Community Leader Bogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Maine, USA
    Posts
    7,637

    Default Sept/Oct 23 Lite Challenge:VOTING TIME

    VOTING TIME September/October '23 Lite Challenge: A Map with a Hidden Message.
    This month's Lite Challenge was to create a map of any kind, but it has to have a message hidden in the map.

    Check out the Thumbnails of all these entries, but don't forget to click on each one so you can see them at full size.

    CLICK HERE for Challenge Thumbnails & Large maps

    Be Sure to Check The Full Size Maps, don't just look at the thumbnails.

    We have 5 very creative entries so vote your favorites.

    The voting will last for 4 days and the winner will receive a shiny silver compass!

    Regardless of who you vote for, please don't forget to REP everyone who you feel deserves it.

  2. #2
    Administrator ChickPea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Sunny Scotland
    Posts
    6,884

    Default

    After a quiet start, there are some super entries this month. Well done all!
    "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams"

  3. #3

    Default

    Yeah. There are always late comers... like me. Lol.

    I can't wait to see the results!

    Visit my business site: The Elderly Cartographer
    For commissions: Fiverr
    Follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and DeviantArt

  4. #4
    Administrator ChickPea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Sunny Scotland
    Posts
    6,884

    Default

    It was quite tricky to vote this time. I limited myself to two votes, so went for Simkin's lovely map, and Straf's because he obviously put a lot of time and effort into it.
    "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams"

  5. #5
    Administrator Redrobes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    7,196
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default

    I liked Strafs concept and chuckled a lot at his town write ups. Must be a scream if Straf is GM.

    It forces a party to travel around the region and cover all of the places in a location and the party would have to take notes and be diligent in keeping the records of what was where.

    It seems simple enough to solve and yet I tried and failed. In fact I cant see Simkins serpent nor did I see letters in Waldronate either so I have been a bit dense with them generally.

    I hope people will unveil their map secrets after the vote.

  6. #6
    Guild Expert Straf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Beautiful rural Norfolk, UK
    Posts
    1,894

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ChickPea View Post
    It was quite tricky to vote this time. I limited myself to two votes, so went for Simkin's lovely map, and Straf's because he obviously put a lot of time and effort into it.
    Thank you very much ChickPea. It's appreciated a lot. I don't feel so bad about neglecting the vacuuming
    I started a DeviantArt page
    https://strafwibble.deviantart.com/

  7. #7
    Guild Expert Straf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Beautiful rural Norfolk, UK
    Posts
    1,894

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Redrobes View Post
    I liked Strafs concept and chuckled a lot at his town write ups. Must be a scream if Straf is GM.

    It forces a party to travel around the region and cover all of the places in a location and the party would have to take notes and be diligent in keeping the records of what was where.

    It seems simple enough to solve and yet I tried and failed. In fact I cant see Simkins serpent nor did I see letters in Waldronate either so I have been a bit dense with them generally.

    I hope people will unveil their map secrets after the vote.
    Thank you sir, and thank you for the vote. I have never DMed/GMed a game in my life. Maybe I ought to start

    Did you at least get the starting point/first glyph?
    I started a DeviantArt page
    https://strafwibble.deviantart.com/

  8. #8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Straf View Post
    Thank you sir, and thank you for the vote. I have never DMed/GMed a game in my life. Maybe I ought to start

    Did you at least get the starting point/first glyph?
    I think that the starting point is diamond....

  9. #9
    Administrator Redrobes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    7,196
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Straf View Post
    Thank you sir, and thank you for the vote. I have never DMed/GMed a game in my life. Maybe I ought to start

    Did you at least get the starting point/first glyph?
    Sorry if spoilers but for me it was between a rock and a hard place so a rock is Boulder and a hard place is Diamond. So in between them is Respite. Gather to praise the day is East Tower and the sun rise sun set seems opposed to normal, but we continue, cup overflow is Drinkwell, then I got stuck. Find in the heart... so is that Corewood ? Then if so then "at the end there is the beginning". So a circle ? Is that Stoneferry ? If so then Slabhead, then TradersPort. Then I got stuck again. Strange Place - Maybe the Mad Temple ? But if so then Cauldron. A message where the merchants meet... that seems like TradersPort again but it could be Diamond so then TwinMill. But then that leads to Diamond.

    I dont know. I tried working out each next place based on the clue and marking up the map and it doesnt seem to make a shape or something which I could use on the key.

    So no treasure for me....

    But I liked the write ups and the idea of clues to places. Esp if you were playing and got them piecemeal as you played the game.

  10. #10
    Guild Expert Straf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Beautiful rural Norfolk, UK
    Posts
    1,894

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Redrobes View Post
    Sorry if spoilers but for me it was between a rock and a hard place so a rock is Boulder and a hard place is Diamond. So in between them is Respite. Gather to praise the day is East Tower and the sun rise sun set seems opposed to normal, but we continue, cup overflow is Drinkwell, then I got stuck. Find in the heart... so is that Corewood ? Then if so then "at the end there is the beginning". So a circle ? Is that Stoneferry ? If so then Slabhead, then TradersPort. Then I got stuck again. Strange Place - Maybe the Mad Temple ? But if so then Cauldron. A message where the merchants meet... that seems like TradersPort again but it could be Diamond so then TwinMill. But then that leads to Diamond.

    I dont know. I tried working out each next place based on the clue and marking up the map and it doesnt seem to make a shape or something which I could use on the key.

    So no treasure for me....

    But I liked the write ups and the idea of clues to places. Esp if you were playing and got them piecemeal as you played the game.
    At the end, there is the beginning. So the very last place to visit is some kind of beginning, or a place of origin...

    Edit: Thanks for engaging with it. I tried to put some loops and dead ends in as well. I had a lot of fun putting the descriptions in, and by the tone of some of them I made the guy's name fit too: C. Y. Nicalgit.
    Last edited by Straf; 10-19-2023 at 02:20 PM.
    I started a DeviantArt page
    https://strafwibble.deviantart.com/

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •