Up for grabs are 4 original Dyson Logos maps. Creativity is all that is required to win. Winners will get the original hand-drawn maps.
You can enter multiple times and there are four different categories to choose from. To enter, you must agree that your entry can be published (non-commercially) for the benefit of the gaming community. All entries will be released in a public nature under a non-commercial Creative Commons license. The digital imagery of the maps will be released under the same license. Entries must be submitted before midnight, EST on February 16, 2013.
- Grand Prize: Fully Stocked Dungeon - Full Page Hand Drawn Map
- Best Creature - 1/4 Page Hand Drawn Map
- Best Trap, Treasure or Puzzle - 1/4 Page Hand Drawn Map
- Best Environmental Setting - 1/4 Page Hand Drawn Map
Grab a copy of the full page map and create a glorious dungeon delve. You must use the large map (AKA "Dwarven Fortress") as the basis for your adventure but can add additional imagery, maps, details, etc. If you create a great creature, trap or environment, you can enter those into the other prize pools in addition to your stocked dungeon. Separate entries please.
Create a new creature, race or species that dwells within one of the maps.
Best Trap, Treasure or Puzzle
Dungeons are complex places. Create an interesting trap, treasure, or puzzle using one of the maps. Entries can be a singular location be intertwined throughout several locations.
Pick a map. Generate a novel interesting environment for one or more locales. How does it affect the characters in the dungeon. We’re talking slippery, slimy, vision clouding, dragon nose smoke spouting stuff.
(for Best Creature, for Best Trap, Treasure or Puzzle and for Environmental Settings, you may draw upon any of the maps show for inspiration, or not at all)
Not everyone can win so we’ve employed a series of critical judges. While Grumpy Dwarf wanted to be a judge, we gave him some beer thus dissolving his interest. The three judges are Dyson of Dyson’s Dodecahedron, Erik of Tenkar’s Tavern, and Mark of Mithril & Mages. Each judge will assign a score of 1-5 (5 is best) for each particular entry. The results will be tabulated and the entry with the highest score shall be awarded the prize.
Where to Enter
Tap your entry into a comment on THIS VERY POST post over here at Tenkar’s Tavern. It can be the full entry or just a link to your cool entry. The judges will collate all the entries and then begin once the contest closes.
What System Should I use?
Whichever one you want too!. Sure, we all have a particular system we love at the moment. For the contest, just use whatever you love. The idea is that the overall flavor of the entries can easily be shifted to a different system. Call it system neutral but with a peculiar bent on also being prep for whatever you happen to be running.
Oh, and of course, here are the maps in question:
Big Map - AKA "Dwarven Fortress" - It doesn't actually need be a Dwarven Fortess, but who am I to question Dyson's Map Labels ;)
Small Map A - Torvek's Tower
Small Map B - Rose River
Small Map C - Troll Chasm
Why the hell are you STILL looking at the page? Download your maps and get writing!