Monthly Map Melee March - With February's winners announced.

in Worldbuilding8 months ago (edited)

Monthly Map Melee.png

Welcome to the Monthly Map Melee sponsored by the Worldbuilding community where you have the chance to win over 50 steem just by drawing a simple map. The goal of this contest is to help Game Masters from all Tabletop RPG genres to fill up a portfolio of fun and easy to produce maps while simultaneously introducing steemit to one of the most time-consuming parts of the game, world-building. While this can also be one of the most rewarding aspects of the game, it often goes unsung. The bard will sing many tales of the party’s glory but never of the GM’s. And, damn it, you deserve some recognition for your hard work. We know how many maps are never seen. We have burnt that same midnight oil. We know the pain, but more importantly, we know the pleasure of this hobby and want to spread it to more people in the world.

Map Melee Prizes

Main Prize
50 Steem as the total prize pool
1st- 25 Steem
2nd- 15 Steem
3rd- 10 Steem

Additional prizes
10,000 Worldbuilding Tokens (WBT) prize pool
1st- 5,000 WBT
2nd- 2,500 WBT
3rd- 1,500 WBT
Remaining 1,000 WBT will be divided amongst all competitors as a participation prize.

What Do You Need To Do?

  • Draw the map on a grid (paper or digital is accepted. Regular grid paper is fine. If you don’t have a grid on your drawing, you will not be penalized for it)
  • Complete this month’s theme (found at the bottom of this list)
    Stay within any stipulations (found below the theme)
  • Must use the tags MapMelee and Worldbuilding
  • Entrants must leave a comment in this thread with a link to their map. (Either as a link to their blog post or a link to an image of the map in this thread)
  • Let us know a bit about your map and the ideas behind it
  • Please consider joining the Worldbuilding Community

The Theme For March

The interior layout to a Spaceship.

Must Contain!
Engine Room
Mess Hall / Kitchen
Dormitories for the crew

These are minimum content guidelines, you are more than welcome to go beyond the scope of these stipulations.

The contest ends on March 27, 2020.

Contests will end on the last Friday of the month in order to give the judges time to look over all of the entrants. Winners will be selected by 3 Secret Judges that are NOT a part of the Worldbuilding community. The top 3 contestants will have their maps featured in next month’s contest with links to both their entry as well as their profile. Payout will be sent within 24 hours of the post announcing the winners of the contest.

Here are some examples of some maps for inspiration.

Courtesy of

Courtesy of

The worldbuilding community is a new community made by users new to steemit. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer large upvotes or massive amounts of followers, but if you take the time to participate, we know it will grow to be a large community of like-minded writers. Together we can build the foundation for many worlds to spring up on the Steem blockchain. With your writing, these worlds become something you can hold. With your audience, these worlds become alive.

Announcing The Results Of February's Monthly Map Melee Contest.

  • 3rd place
    @brittandjosie's wonderful entry that was a group effort between her kids and herself. It's awesome to see worldbuilding draw in a younger crowd. Their imaginations are full of so much potential to create unique and interesting worlds.

  • 2nd place
    @manoldonchev's Canyon of Shadows which has an almost isometric view to the map. Very cool to see a bit of 3D effect in the map that allows a better sense of the volume and scale of the complex.

  • 1st place
    @steemydave's untitled entry. If the artwork doesn't get you, then the short story the post opens with surely will. It's a wonderful example of what a few paragraphs can do to make a place seem like a real place. If I was to be handed just the short story at a session of Dungeons and Dragons I would know that this Game Master understands and is fully committed to the world he is creating.

Thank you to all our other entrants, this was a very successful opening round and we look forward to many more contests to come. Prizes will be sent out before 00:01 UTC, March 1st.

Worldbuilding Community.png


Hey Worldbuilder!

Thank you for creating this wonderful community for us to share our imagination with others.

I think all the participants who entered the contest came up with great ideas and I especially liked @britandjosie entry because it was a family affair and expressed the creativity of their children. I think kids are an almost boundless source of surreal genius when it comes to creativity and I loved seeing them express themselves with their entry. I wish I had thought of including my son in a collaboration for this contest. I would enjoy seeing what they come up with and present in any future entries. Please bring us more collaborations with your kids.

I liked @manoldonchev entry too. The isometric "3D" view of the map did help to really bring it to life and I felt like I could clearly see the entire scene in my head. It was very clever. Im a visual person and that map was like eye candy to me. Im almost kicking myself for not coming up with a isometric presentation myself.

I plan on entering the next contest designing the deck plans for a spaceship and I encourage everybody else to jump in and do so too. Starships are a fantastic idea for the next contest because there are no rules for designing a starship. ( Minus the stipulations in the contest) we're literally as free as our imaginations want to be and I look forward to seeing what each entrant has dreamed up for their starship.

Wishing this community much success and growth.

Thank you very much for your appreciation and the continued initiative. I'll be doing my best to help it grow.

The Deadline message says Feb 28, 2020 again. Did you mean March 28, 2020?

See you, space cowboys!

Whoops thanks for catching that error!

So, March 27, good :) I shared the link here and there again and I love the whole idea behind this community. I think it might even make people from our local circles get interested in the platform. Who knows. I used to love drawing cards and now I get some ideas about sharing old ones during the month. I mean outside the competition but within the community.

Do you have a Discord channel? Maybe we shall need one in the future.

Have you tried finding @fundition support for your project? Maybe it will make sense to them as well.

You have used the Hashtag #[CC] and can now reward 203.0 comments under your post with one CC.

More information about the Commentcoin-Project can be found on this account.
You can easily add an upvote to this post to support the project.
Thanks for using it.

Happy comments.
Your CC-Team:
@kristall97 ([Code-Designer])
@alucian ([Project-Designer])

Congratulations @worldbuilder! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You distributed more than 400 upvotes. Your next target is to reach 500 upvotes.

You can view your badges on your Steem Board and compare to others on the Steem Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness to get one more award and increased upvotes!

Hello @worldbuilder, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!

Thank you so much. The latest contest is currently on hiatus until the Tron and Steem teams can come to some sort of an agreement and will probably be extended into April, but that is undecided at the moment.

Coin Marketplace

STEEM 0.16
TRX 0.03
JST 0.026
BTC 12864.90
ETH 411.57
USDT 1.00
SBD 1.00