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Old 03-28-2019, 12:45 PM   #31
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Is there a preference or requirement as to whether the map should be drawn in Combat Scale (1 hex=1 hex) like the previous postcards, or Labyrinth Scale (1 hex=1 megahex) like the TFT Adventures?
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Old 03-28-2019, 12:48 PM   #32
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Is there a preference or requirement as to whether the map should be drawn in Combat Scale (1 hex=1 hex) like the previous postcards, or Labyrinth Scale (1 hex=1 megahex) like the TFT Adventures?
Do what you feel is best for your submission.
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Old 04-01-2019, 04:10 PM   #33
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I've mailed in my two postcard adventures.

One is inspired by Hindu cosmology and the other is inspired by Scooby-Doo.

Will you list the losers so I can see if my cards actually made it there?
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:12 PM   #34
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Question about formatting:

Normally postcards have:

Side A: Image of some sort
Side B: Space for a note from the sender on the left, then the mailing address on the right.

Are we okay using both sides of the postcard? I wanted to do the map on the "image" side, and then the adventure notes on the left of the back, next to the mailing address.

Sorry if this was noted somewhere; I looked but didn't see an explanation.
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:33 AM   #35
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Question about formatting:

Normally postcards have:

Side A: Image of some sort
Side B: Space for a note from the sender on the left, then the mailing address on the right.

Are we okay using both sides of the postcard? I wanted to do the map on the "image" side, and then the adventure notes on the left of the back, next to the mailing address.

Sorry if this was noted somewhere; I looked but didn't see an explanation.
You will want to follow the model presented in the Hexagram campaign.

If you neglect to leave space for the postcard to be used as a postcard, that will go against the spirit of the contest and your design will likely be pushed to the bottom of the stack.
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Old 04-03-2019, 01:31 PM   #36
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Just sent mine in! Hope you all like it.

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Old 04-03-2019, 01:42 PM   #37
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Phil, I'm still not clear where the "line" is in the grey area between only using one side, and leaving enough room for an address and postage, but also covering lots of the second side in stuff.

The example postcard labyrinths in Hexagram #1 use a little bit of the address side, but also leave a lot of space blank... so how much space more space than that would people be allowed to use before it might be considered a negative rather than a positive?

(This competition reminds me of the postcards I used to send/receive from a TFT pal back in the 1980's, where we wrote in small print and filled every available inch with stuff (mostly because we thought it was funny, and we had better eyesight then...).)
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:07 AM   #38
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It would probably be cheating to just put a great big QR code on the postcard that links to a whole PDF online somewhere, right?

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that would be cheating…

…well, crap.



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Old 04-10-2019, 07:37 AM   #39
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What is everybody doing for artwork? I was tempted to put two counter images on each of mine.
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:51 AM   #40
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What is everybody doing for artwork? I was tempted to put two counter images on each of mine.
Well, I guess I wasn't the only one who had that idea. Or rather, "Me too". I only need one, though — but even so, I'm not sure I'm going to keep it. The real estate is mighty scarce.
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