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TF2Maps.net Major Contest #14: Connect 5: The Original TF2Maps.net Boardgame

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Berry, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. Berry

    aa Berry if you read this you're a nerd

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    Do you love juvenile board games? Do you also love making custom levels for a game older than my mental age? Then our new Original* Copyrighted** Mapping Game*** is for you! Simply choose a line of five squares from our grid of lovely map features, put them all into your map and you have an entry to our fantastical, whimsical contest!

    *not original
    **not copyrighted
    ***entirely subjective

    Special thanks in organisation of the contest to @Freyja, @Egan, @Idolon and @phi, as well as the rest of the staff team of course!


    Mapping Grid

    Select a line of 5 horizontally, vertically or diagonally consecutive squares
    Trouble accessing the grid? Click here.

    Rules
    • Your map must include all features in a single row, column or diagonal line made up of 5 squares of your choice from the Mapping Grid provided, and when you submit to the Upload Thread you must provide us with the line you have used. All maps that do not abide by this when submitted will be disqualified at the deadline.
    • Your map must have been started after the date of this post.
    • Mann vs Machine maps are not allowed.
    • Custom content is allowed as long as it fits one of the following criteria: It is made entirely by yourselves, or available for public download prior to our custom content deadline (2nd January 11:59 PM GMT+1).
    • Collaborations are allowed as long as your team (including yourself) does not exceed 4 people (only one of you can receive a game from the Prize Pool but all involved would receive a Mapper's Medallion).
      • You're restricted to being credited for 2 submissions for work in Hammer. This means you can make assets for more than 2 entries.
    • Maximum of two entries per person.
    • Your map must be able to accommodate for a standard amount of players. This means a minimum of 16 spawn points per team for standard maps.
    • Your map must be TF2 styled. (No other valve games/other games)
    • Everything must be finished and submitted in the upload thread before the deadline! Upload thread will be up a week prior to the deadline and you are allowed to submit any time within that week, and update your entry as many times as necessary before the deadline.
    • Your map must be fully functional; meaning it includes objectives, spawn points, is fully lit and both teams can reasonably win.
    • Everyone can enter (other than those banned from entering contests), though judges and those involved directly in judging cannot win any prizes or place in the top 3.
    We reserve the right to disqualify any map for breaking any of these rules (with reason).

    Deadline

    The contest begins as of this post.

    The deadline is 11:59PM on 20th April 2018 GMT+1

    Click here for a local countdown

    Submission Format

    In your submission (in the submission thread, Will be posted at a later date):
    • A link to your .bsp in the naming format above. Please compress your map also.
    • Please make sure ALL content is packed into your BSPs, but please make sure it follows the custom content rules above.
    • Screenshot/s aren't required, but are encouraged (however if you choose to do so please format in a way that does not take up a lot of space).
    • All submissions MUST specify the horizontal/vertical/diagonal line of 5 of their choosing.

    Prizes

    First place:
    1 draw (first pick) from The Prize Pool
    A Mapper's Medallion (should you not already have one)


    Second place:
    1 draw (second pick) from The Prize Pool
    A Mapper's Medallion (should you not already have one)


    Third place:
    1 draw (third pick) from The Prize Pool
    A Mapper's Medallion (should you not already have one)



    FAQ

    What can we map & how do I abide by the Mapping Grid?
    You can map anything so as long as it abides by the rules, and follows requirements for the mapping grid. This means your map must include all features of a single consecutive horizontal, vertical or diagonal row of 5 squares from the mapping grid.

    Example of an acceptable line choice (it takes up 5 squares in a single horizontal, vertical or diagonal line):
    [​IMG]
    Please be aware there are much more combinations than represented here, and these are not the only combinations allowed.

    Why are MvM maps not allowed?
    Mann vs Machine maps are not allowed as we do not offer a way to properly test them, and should you win we do not offer any way of showcasing this map to the public for players to play on.

    Can I donate to the prize stash?
    Of course! Please contact @phi for anything related to the prize pool. Any additional non-game prizes can/will be added to the contest prizes on top of current prizes.

    How will voting work?
    The voting system and how to vote will be further detailed at a later date. If you have any interest in judging (and do not wish to participate or wish to make your entry ineligible for prizes) please leave a small response detailing this below.

    How much custom content counts as a collaboration?
    Any custom content created or published two weeks after the contest start (two weeks after this thread was posted [2nd January 2018 11:59PM GMT+1]) that was created for your map in mind counts as a collaboration. Remember you are limited to four people working on your map in total, so try to keep the same people working on as much as possible!

    ** Have any questions about the rules? **
    Please check this Google Doc first, or ask here for clarification!

    Have fun!​
     
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  2. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Let's do it!
     
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  3. KubeKing

    Server Staff KubeKing dan's birthday was fun too

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  4. phi

    aa phi Within The Vacuum Of Infinity...

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    Let's goooooooo. Gonna enter this one with style.
     
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  5. Another Bad Pun

    Server Staff Another Bad Pun over my dead body

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    crap i was always bad at this game
     
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  6. basilhs333

    basilhs333 L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Looks Interesting :D
    I may take Part in this contest.
     
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  7. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    You guys are making me want to do Japan again
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  8. HolySnickerPuffs

    aa HolySnickerPuffs Bad at TF2, Loves Mapping For TF2

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    Can we submit maps we've already been working on, as long as they fit a selection on the grid?
     
  9. phi

    aa phi Within The Vacuum Of Infinity...

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    upload_2017-12-19_13-58-11.png

    No. Sorry!
     
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  10. basilhs333

    basilhs333 L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    i think there should be more lines cause there are some features like farmland , swamp etc that you cant pick even if you want.
     
  11. phi

    aa phi Within The Vacuum Of Infinity...

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    If you click on the outline you can drag it around and select whatever you want on the grid. Try it!
     
  12. Sarexicus

    Sarexicus L1: Registered

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    oh boy let's goo-

    wait, how is this going to work with the jokemap competition as well? D:
    i'm torn.
     
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  13. theatreTECHIE

    aa theatreTECHIE Yet another Techie for the net...

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    This is a great idea for a contest! Massive props to all staff!
     
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  14. mazata

    mazata L2: Junior Member

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    I'm all over this one!
     
  15. Izotope

    aa Izotope Never releases maps

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    Can a single mapper win two places?
     
  16. HolySnickerPuffs

    aa HolySnickerPuffs Bad at TF2, Loves Mapping For TF2

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    Nothing in the rules says it can't be a joke map as well!

    (But if there is and I overlooked it, just make a serious version of your jokemap after the April Fools contest ends.)
     
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  17. Midlou

    Midlou L1: Registered

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    Challenge accepted :cool:
     
  18. vulduv

    vulduv L4: Comfortable Member

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    i just had an idea for a beautiful early morning setting.

    "its an early morning... you can just about see the sun in the distance. it is casting a beautiful morning orange tone on the tops of buildings. yet scattering its rays into the fine air. tinting the inteir battlefeild in a blue, mystifying tint."

    im pretty sure it would count as "night." as the google document says that night time is when the map is primarly lit by artificial lights.
    its only the tops of buildings(a none gameplay area) that get lit by the morning sun. :)
     
  19. Sarexicus

    Sarexicus L1: Registered

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    You make a good point. I could, however, make both maps with the same layout, and jokeify one of them :^)
    ..actually that's not a bad idea. two birds with one stone! :)
     
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  20. DJ Sylveon

    DJ Sylveon L3: Member

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    Question: Can the moving train be a payload something similar to that of frontier?