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The Joy of Mapmaking - 30 Minute Map

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return of Yasko
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Map Size: 300x300 (Medium)
Number of Players: 3
Balance: Unbalanced
Difficulty: Normal
Made with version: 1.1
The Joy of Mapmaking

Today I watched an episode of "The Joy of Painting", and as usual Bob Ross was doing what he does best - create a detailed painting in just a half hour! So I though, could I do a reasonably detailed skirmish map in a half hour too? Well, it took about 32.5 minutes....almost haha!

This video also showcases how to easily and automatically make some nice looking ruins using towers and mangonels.


Play skirmish map as either 2 on 1, or a FFA. Enjoy!


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surajsubba lol... Creating detailed paintings in half an hour? Talk about skills.

The map somehow reminds me of "Double Visions"
SkullHeroLord I havent played SHC in a looonggg I did a fast game,me and Lionheart allied on one side,and wolf on the other,with AI advantage.

I wached the vid and said "I have to try this!",and I downloaded,and I had great time.:)

You shoud make another one...:-)
Lord_of_Hell Well the details aren't perfect if we look closer but admittedly it's an impressive overall work giving the little time. Great job!
jt989 looks great will try it out and rate it when im done
return of Yasko
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Lol yeah Mr. Ross was the man! The guy could paint a mountain in 2 minutes and make it look so easy. He was a soft-spoken inspiration. RIP Bob

Surajsubba, Thanks for noticing. It's great someone would remember a little map I made from so long ago. There's definitely a resemblance between the two, but this one should play better even if it's not so detailed.

Lord_of_Hell, yes, it was for the most part a frantic pace! I wish I could spend at least another hour fine-tuning it, but that would defeat the concept of the map. I'm happy I could just finish it in that amount of time :D

I'm glad you liked the map HeroLord, I look forward to the review, Jt989.

Thanks everyone

[Edited on 11/23/11 @ 02:29 PM]

jt989 review will be up tonight ive been rather busy
jt989 cant get review up got caught up with stuff hopefully by tommorow night ill be able to test and rate
Map Design4.5
Playability: 4
Overall, the map was one of the best 3 player maps ive ever played. With that in mind, the A.I. tends to build their stone/iron mines away from their castles instead of on the deposits nearest them. otherwise, a very good map in playability.

Balance: 4.5
This map is a very good definition of a "handicapped" map, or a 2 on 1. It seemed that each side had about the same oasis. I thought that the right should have more, so i only took off 0.5 for that.

Creativity: 4
This is a very cool map. Its hard to belive you did it in 32 minutes. I like the ruins alot, i will use your methods for my future maps if i need to make ruins, and for that, i thank you

Map Design: 4.5
This was a original design, but it looks like an earlier map you have done, so I only took off 0.5 for that.

Story/Instructions: 5
Great background as to your inspiration. R.I.P. Bob Ross
jt989 review is up!
surajsubba I would like to comment once more just to express my feeling towards the creativity of the map.

Aside from any other map which we generally we see these days, this one marks a rather different impression on us all. Creating a detailed map within that amount of time frame really pushes the boundaries. And the map really stands to the idea. My honest rating for creativity would be a "5" & for design a "4" for the map.

On other notes; i had never noticed any of Ross's work before. But after going thru a few of the vids posted on the web, it reminded me of an episode on "Family Guy" where Peter was following Ross's work. He was an incredible artist. RIP...

I would like to see more of your maps.
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