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Report, edit, etc...Posted by Mini Moose 2707 on 2006-11-15 at 15:24:45
Well, here we go again. We know what goes on here by now - set a common theme and a bunch of rules and judging criteria tailored to it. The winner is the one who makes the best map featuring the theme. Now, I'm not asking for anything big or extravagent, because you'll only have two weeks to make your map. Maps will be judged by me or anyone I deem fit to judge the maps.

November's Theme: Dragons
Everyone knows how awesome dragons are. Some of them fly, breath fire, slash things, breath ice, etc. So, make me a cool map with a dragon or dragons in them. Maybe you're a hero saving the village, or leading an army of dragons, or trying to raise the best pet dragon in the universe. Let the burnination begin!
And no, a DRAGOON is NOT a DRAGON.

» Must be an original map not made prior to the contest. Steal a map or send in an old one and I'll eat your children.
» No map dimensions larger than 128x128.
» No map over 500kb.
» Any number of players acceptable.
» No team projects.
» No modded maps (SCMLoader, etc).
» You may submit up to three entries, but only the highest scoring entry will be placed and recieve a prize.
» No entry fees.
» Feel free to protect your map. The playing end is emphasized far more than the creation end. I usually only open up maps to make fun of them.

DEADLINE: Maps are due at 12:01 AM EST on November 30th, Eastern Standard Time (EST).

You may submit any amount of copies of a map, and the last valid one recieved will the one judged for the contest.
1. PM me the map as an attachment.
2. Attach the map to a post here (I download all attachments that seem like contest entries from this thread).
3. Attach the map to another post or topic and PM me the link or post a link here.
4. PM me a link to the map in the DLDB.
5. PM or post me a link to your map on some external host.
(no stupid bugs this time.)

Judging Criteria
Theme (10) - How well does the map fit the theme? Something premade with a few text changes (ie, your horro map from last month which you didn't enter with "ZOMBIE DRAGON" isn't a good idea). This is no longer a static black and white 0 or 10 rating, there will be a range. The map will now be graded on how important the theme is to the central ideas of the map. A map scoring 0 on this won't be graded further, regardless of how well it fits.

Fun (25) - Most of the time, the deciding factor in contest entries. Important for me as I'm playing the map. Am I running around having a good time, or watching a unit talk to itself in a movie? Are there huge bugs that prevent play of the maps? Are there cool new systems and spells and difficulty levels and such things to keep the game interesting? Replay value is a plus for this score. If I ever go to this map again, is it going to be to play it over and over and give to my friends or to delete the scm/scx?

Aesthetics and Professionalism (15) - Did you use one type of terrain tile and no text color? Are there mispellings distracting me at every turn with some poorly made triggers? Hopefully you can create something that looks and feels decent. I'm not asking for extensive extended terrain or hundreds of sprites, a map that seems well-made should score well. On the subject of professionalism, please PLAYTEST your maps before submission. Nothing looks dumber than a map that obviously hasn't been tested. Having lots of bugs will definitely lower your score here.

Yeah, you thought I'd just make you do this for fun? Prestiege? Honor? HAH!

First place: 800 minerals
Second place: 400 minerals
Third place: 200 minerals
First, Second, and Third place entries all go into the Map Spotlight on the front page.
Noteworthy Mention*: 100 minerals
*to be given at my discretion. Nobody has to win these.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by spinesheath on 2006-11-15 at 15:29:39
I bet more 50% of the submissions will use dragoons as dragons tongue.gif
Well, ok, I am likely to use that bet having said that. Buf if I hadn't... shifty.gif
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Wing-of-no-Wing on 2006-11-15 at 15:30:39
Cool theme!

...not that I'm likely to make anything for it, but you never know, eh?
Report, edit, etc...Posted by dumbducky on 2006-11-15 at 16:04:08
My newest map is most definately CENTRERI'S DREAM!!!!
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Tuxedo Templar on 2006-11-15 at 16:04:59
Can I do a Trogdor map? biggrin.gif
Report, edit, etc...Posted by DevliN on 2006-11-15 at 16:24:18
Oh man... this is a great theme. I figured it would be turkeys or something Thanksgiving related. I'll definitely be entering this! Dragon Revenant RPG, here I come!
Report, edit, etc...Posted by NerdyTerdy on 2006-11-15 at 16:32:07
I might enter this, sounds like a fun theme to work with, and there's always the dream that I'll get some prize money lol.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by JordanN_3335 on 2006-11-15 at 17:03:33
I'm in.

Dragons eating pumpkin pies while watching old remembrance day tapes.

Hay unless it has been done before but can our maps just be a movie one?
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Centreri on 2006-11-15 at 17:07:50
Did someone say Centreri?

I'll try to lift my lazy ass off to make a map, but I doubt it tongue.gif.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Xeno on 2006-11-15 at 17:18:03
QUOTE(Tuxedo Templar @ Nov 15 2006, 04:04 PM)
Can I do a Trogdor map? biggrin.gif
That's the first thing that came to my mind.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Killer_Kow(MM) on 2006-11-15 at 17:29:45
(sigh)... We need an SCMLoader map contest...
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Centreri on 2006-11-15 at 17:38:39
My devious mind is brewing up an idea already.. Dragon Tag! (Yes, that is, indeed, sarcasm. My idea is much more devious!)
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Grand_Dracolich on 2006-11-15 at 18:40:59

My username in Starcraft is Ghastly_dragon, I'm in a dragon clan, this month is my birthday, SCMDraft just came out with a new version AND I've been looking for an excuse to work on the map I'm thinking of (wouldn't YOU like to know ;p).

Some things are just too perfect to be coincidence.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Mini Moose 2707 on 2006-11-15 at 19:01:48
QUOTE(JordanN_3335 @ Nov 15 2006, 06:03 PM)
Hay unless it has been done before but can our maps just be a movie one?

Sure it can. Good luck getting a high score in the fun category, though.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Centreri on 2006-11-15 at 19:06:43
Dracolich, stop stealing my thunder tongue.gif.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Mp)7-7 on 2006-11-15 at 19:14:00
I dont know if I am going to make a map for this contest because I am having a Mp contest, but it is a posibilty because I though of a descent idea just now.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Sicarul on 2006-11-15 at 19:42:50
I propose changing != for ' is different than', though people into computers usually know what it means, somewhat with no idea of it may confuse it and think it actually means equal.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by OhManTfe on 2006-11-15 at 19:44:55
Yeh count me in.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by fritfrat(U) on 2006-11-15 at 19:55:42
I would have had more fun with turkeys as a theme, lol. Actually.. turkeys do sound like a good dragon food.. man, this is going to be a fun theme.

And spine, I bet the 50% that don't use dragoons use mutalisks tongue.gif
Report, edit, etc...Posted by OhManTfe on 2006-11-15 at 20:59:37
I was thinking Battlecruiser tongue.gif
Report, edit, etc...Posted by DevliN on 2006-11-15 at 21:22:30
I was going to use either a Guardian or a Mutalisk. To spite you, fritfrat, I'll use the most vicious enemy around, the Terran Civilian!
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Urmom(U) on 2006-11-15 at 22:09:22
I'm entering! I got like 60% done.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Centreri on 2006-11-16 at 06:49:32
I can't reinstall SC because I need to rebuy the discs. And I can't do that until the weekends because of school.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Richan on 2006-11-16 at 10:18:32
Time does not allow me to enter this time, although the theme is a good one. However, if I could enter, I would think twice before doing so, seeing what happened to me in the last contest... closedeyes.gif Anyway, good luck to all who participate.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Mp)Blu on 2006-11-16 at 11:28:03
I would enter but I can't seem to think of a game having to do with Dragons. pinch.gif
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