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Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 09-25-05 00:08 EST (US)         

The 2nd Stronghold Historical Castle Competition


As designing a historical castle was the most requested contest idea in The Jousting Ground, Stronghold 2 Heaven is proud to present the 2nd Historical Castle Competition.

Unlike previous contests, entries in this contest may be submitted from the original Stronghold, Stronghold Crusader, or Stronghold 2 games. If sufficient entries are submitted from each game, then we may decide to have a winner for each.

We have selected 7 castles for you to choose from (including 3 Crusader castles), and to get you started have found some historical information and floor plans on each of them.

•Carreg Cennon in Wales [castle info * floor plan]
•Warkworth in England [castle info * floor plan]
•Harlech in Wales [castle info & floor plan * aerial photo]
•Conwy in Wales [castle info * floor plan * aerial photo]

Crusader castles:

•Margat (Marqab) in Syria [castle info * floor plan]
•Krak de Chevaliers in Syria [castle info * floor plan]
•Mamure Kalesi in Turkey [castle info * floor plan]

Your entry should be as close to your chosen castle as possible, but can be of any of the available mission types. We'd like you to base any scenario details on historical events, but we're open to some creative 'What if?' scenarios as well.

So what exactly are we asking you to do?

•The map and castle should be based, as accurately as possible, on one of the 7 historical castles listed above.
•The scenario should be based on a historical event involving that castle, or on a feasible What if?

Other rules and notes:

•The closing date for entries is 30th November 2005.
•All scenario categories can be used.
•We will only accept scenarios that have not been uploaded before, but you can submit a scenario based on a castle already featured on Stronghold Heaven.
•Entries will be judged by the SH Staff on accuracy, historical merit and (of course) playability.

First prize: game of the winner's choice, up to US$40
Second prize: choice of HG t-shirt or hat

Entries should be sent to kester@heavengames.com

Good luck!
The Stronghold Heaven Staff


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[This message has been edited by Kester (edited 09-27-2005 @ 01:25 AM).]

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Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 12-23-05 03:26 EST (US)     126 / 155       
The results are all in - I'll post them tomorrow

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WarLord_Designs
Archer
posted 12-23-05 03:54 EST (US)     127 / 155       
good to hear

Arthus


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Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 12-23-05 12:05 EST (US)     128 / 155       
And the winner is...

Andy Baz, with his map of Conwy Castle!

1st place - Andy Baz, Conwy (4.6)

2nd place - Warlord Designs, Carreg Cennon (4.53)

3rd place - Jack of all Trades, Harlech (4.4)

The top three scores were very close, so we'll give a 3rd place prize as well as a 2nd. I hope that all of the contestants will soon upload their maps so everyone can see the hard work that they put into them.

Thanks to all who entered, and a big thank you to Duke of York, Stratego and Sparrow, who judged the contest!


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WarLord_Designs
Archer
posted 12-23-05 12:12 EST (US)     129 / 155       
Congratulations to everyone!

Well Done Andy and Jack of all Trades in particular the maps look great!

And thanks alot to the green guys for the time you put into Judging

An all round successful Comp!

Arthus

(sorry but do any of you guys have our entries i cant find the disk i put them on )


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[This message has been edited by WarLord_Designs (edited 12-23-2005 @ 12:17 PM).]

Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 12-23-05 12:19 EST (US)     130 / 155       
I'll send you your maps

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WarLord_Designs
Archer
posted 12-23-05 12:20 EST (US)     131 / 155       
thanks - for the map sending and the work you put into the comp!

Arthus


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Jasper Tudor
Archer
posted 12-23-05 12:38 EST (US)     132 / 155       
Wow, all these maps looks like straight-through 5s to me. Can't wait until they're released.
Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 12-23-05 13:14 EST (US)     133 / 155       
Jack of All Trades - please email me! I've got two possible email addresses for you, and the one you used to send me your map is on my old (trashed) hard drive, so I don't know which one is right.

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NAT
Banned
posted 12-23-05 13:47 EST (US)     134 / 155       
They look fantastic, great work everyone
WarLord_Designs
Archer
posted 12-23-05 13:55 EST (US)     135 / 155       
No time like the present NAT

I want to see your map

Arthus


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The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Author: Thomas Paine
Andy Baz
Archer
posted 12-23-05 14:20 EST (US)     136 / 155       
Fantastic! Amazing! To win this comp is really great for me
I'm so happy - firstly i wanna say a big thanks to Kester who organised
everything and made it possible for 7 historical castles to be built. And
a special thanks to her for allowing my entry to stand despite being a day or
so late. Secondly, i want to thank the judges for spending their time
and energy playing and rating - i'm sure there were tricky decisions to
be made.
And finally to the other contestants, especially Warlord
Designs and Jack of all trades. To beat 2 excelllent map makers like them
is simply tremendous. Their work looks truly amazing and i can't wait
to get my hands on it.

As for up loading my map - i won't be able to do that for a couple of weeks
as i'm away from my comp, but i wouldn't mind if Stronghold Heaven submit it on
my behalf.

To be honest i can't wait until i'm back and able to play everyones map.
Thanks once again, Andy

Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 12-23-05 15:04 EST (US)     137 / 155       
These will all go up on the contest page (after Christmas), but meanwhile I've had a request to see all the minimaps. So here are the others

NAT's Carreg Cennon:

Warlord Design's Conwy:

Sir Hugh's Margat

luiguigarac's Krak de Chevaliers

This was a very impressive group of entries


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NAT
Banned
posted 12-23-05 15:34 EST (US)     138 / 155       
Once again, really top standard everyone, congrats to Andy!

Here you go WD!

Lord Edy
Archer
posted 12-23-05 15:38 EST (US)     139 / 155       
Aahhrrrggg!!!
Your still spelling it wrong!
It' not Carreg Cennon Castle, it's Carreg Cennin Castle!

I use the name Smyther everywhere now. Pronounced like "smiler" with a "the" in the middle.
WarLord_Designs
Archer
posted 12-23-05 15:44 EST (US)     140 / 155       
Top stuff Nat great Carreg Cennon

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The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Author: Thomas Paine
NAT
Banned
posted 12-23-05 15:49 EST (US)     141 / 155       
Actually we are all wrong, it's Carreg Cennen.
http://www.castlewales.com/carreg.html

Sparrow
Archer
posted 12-23-05 16:09 EST (US)     142 / 155       
Congratulations Andy!

And congratulations to all the authors. An absolutely outstanding group of maps were submitted and you all should be quite proud. As one of the judges it was quite difficult to rate one over the other, especially the top three. Simply top notch work. As soon as the authors get these submitted to the downloads section you'll all be able to experience the full glory of these maps for yourselves.


DoY's infamous TREASURE ISLAND - Challenge #13 - Sparrow's Extreme Challenges for SH1 and Crusader
WarLord_Designs
Archer
posted 12-23-05 19:15 EST (US)     143 / 155       
Yeh,
when will you guys learn how to spell, I just submitted our Carreg Cennen and almost mispelt it becasue of all you guys, I had it right all along, honest.

Anyway, congratulations to Andy for his winner, i'm not sure a late entry should be accepted though :P, just joking can't wait till we can download it.

We also want to congratulate all of the contestants who took part in the event, I think we're all winners for having a go, and i guess thats what its all about.

Last but not least, A super big thanks to Kester for the effort put in to creating he competition and an equaly big thanks to Duke Of York, Stratego, and Sparrow for judging.

Thanks guys,

WL_D. Alexus and Arthus.


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Author: Thomas Paine
WarLord_Designs
Archer
posted 12-23-05 19:17 EST (US)     144 / 155       
Maps are up for download,
Alexus.

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[This message has been edited by WarLord_Designs (edited 12-24-2005 @ 01:00 AM).]

Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 12-23-05 21:46 EST (US)     145 / 155       
Congradulations to all in the map contest! I really wish I had SH1. I'm glad I participated and I look forward to the next competition (especially if historical ).

*notes the spelling*


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luiguigarac
Archer
posted 12-24-05 12:25 EST (US)     146 / 155       
Congratulations to all, specially to the winners and the judges.

Quoted from Sir Hugh:
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I'm glad I participated and I look forward to the next competition (especially if historical)
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Me too

To Kester: I don't know if you have my map because I want to upload it but I don't have it in this computer
ΏCould you send it to my mail?

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Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 12-24-05 16:42 EST (US)     147 / 155       

Quote:

To Kester: I don't know if you have my map because I want to upload it but I don't have it in this computer
ΏCould you send it to my mail?

Sure! I'm at my parents' house til Monday, but when I get home I'll send it to you.

I finally gave up on spelling Carreg Cennen correctly, after seeing it spelled so many different ways


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Sparrow
Archer
posted 12-24-05 18:47 EST (US)     148 / 155       
luiguigarac, since Kester can't send your map until Monday I've taken the liberty of emailing it to you.

DoY's infamous TREASURE ISLAND - Challenge #13 - Sparrow's Extreme Challenges for SH1 and Crusader
luiguigarac
Archer
posted 12-24-05 19:29 EST (US)     149 / 155       
Thank you Sparrow, I got it

*goes to upload the map*

PD: Merry Christmas to all!

Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 12-25-05 11:56 EST (US)     150 / 155       
Thanks, Sparrow

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