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Old 05-30-2016, 05:33 PM   #1
Loki
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CoffeeMUD Cartography Challenge for June 2016!

Calling all Cartographers!
From now until July 5th, we are looking for intrepid adventurers who enjoy logging their adventures to pave the way for others. Whether you have the MAP MAKING skill, or just enjoy WRITING, EMBROIDERY, or ENGRAVING messages on items, you may participate in this month's challenge. The goal is to create useful maps that will then be made available to other players.
The rules:
All maps should be legible and should describe some sort of path. This can be through use of symbology, words, or a bit of both.
The scope of the map should be evident in the title of the map. This title can simply be the first sentence of the description, or could be the title of a journal, book, or paper, or even a specially restrung item (which may require a RESTRING token found in New Thalos).
Maps should not provide false information. To the best of your ability, ensure that the map is correct. Walk through it a few times, when in doubt.
Maps can be of part of an area, an entire area, a path to get to an area, a relationship of areas to one another, a path to get to an item, etc. Be sure to properly annotate starting locations, if applicable.
All players may enter, including immortals. However, Immortals will not be able to win the top prize for each category.
All entries should be signed and placed in the platinum collection box at Midaard, Nidenjord or Alramus recall by midnight central standard time on July 5th, 2016.
The Categories:
MAP MAKING skill area map.
MAP MAKING skill trailto map.
Hand drawn symbological area map (use symbols to indicate useful areas, can also include words for description).
Hand written journal area map (Uses only words to describe how to get from place to place, such as FROM THE GROCER, CONTINUE SOUTH ON MAIN STREET UNTIL YOU PASS ELM STREET. THE LEATHERWORKER IS THE THIRD NORTH AFTER ELM STREET.)
Hand drawn symbological trailto map.
Hand written journal trailto map.
The Judging:
Maps will be judged by consensus voting of Archons. Maps will be judged on CREATIVITY, UTILITY, and READABILITY. Judging will occur after July 6th. Prizes will be awarded by July 13th.
The Prizes:
Grand Prize (best overall first place map from all 6 categories): Have the Northern Alramian Plains renamed in honor of your great map making skills.
First Place Prize (6 total, 1 for each category): +1 TRAIN pill, +5000 exp pill, 1 +1 Max Stat pill (you pick the stat)
Second Place Prize ( 6 total, 1 for each category): +1000 exp pill, Merlund's Spoon (creates food)
Third Place Prize (6 total, 1 for each category): +500 exp pill, 1 room apartment in New Calinth
Honorable Mention (each CHARACTER who enters): +100 exp pill

Happy Adventuring
--Loki
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