Way back in early October I played around with opening up a small sandbox setting i had mapped out using Hexographer to the community based here at The Tavern. I figured if a dozen folks decided to work on bits and pieces it would be a success.
Six weeks and 128 G+ Community members later, The Tenkar's Landing Crowdsourced Sandbox Setting
has literally exploded beyond my wildest dreams.
I am forever in the debt of +Milton Murphy
and all the other 126 members of the community (128 less Milton and myself ;)
In any case, we did a huge poll on the G+ Community side and whittled the list of possible names of the main island of the setting down to these six:
Eilean Dubh (Black Isle)
When the setting gets released to the gaming community at large, it will under the name that is picked via the poll in the upper right hand corner of this page. The poll will be open for a week.
Here's your chance to have a part in naming a setting. How cool is that? :)
Thanks for letting us unwashed masses in to bollux up the island..ReplyDelete
the more the merrier :)Delete
there are plans to crowdsourced the town of Tenkar's Landing and one or two of the labeled dungeons in the future
Still using that map of Tenkar's Landing I drew up last year?Delete
I have to vote for Eilean Dubh, partly because Irish is such a cool language and partly because "the Black Isle" has such an ominous sound to it... "Where be ye headed next, Sir Paladin?" "Why, we are off to The Black Isle, to finally put rest the dark spirits that give that place its name."ReplyDelete
Anyone know how Eilean Dubh would be pronounced?ReplyDelete
The Black Isle (Scottish Gaelic: an t-Eilean Dubh, pronounced [ən̴̪ tʲelan d̪̊uh]) for all non-native Scottish Gaelic speakers. The duh part, is not a duh as in he is stupid, but a 'doo'. For those that wear the kilt on occasion, and you have a knife you slide down your sock called a sgian-dubh (/ˌskiːən ˈduː/ skee-ən-doo; Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [s̪kʲɪnˈt̪uh]), again, see the 'doo' in context.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Alasdair! I've been going with "Alien Dub" up until now...ReplyDelete