As we all know, I tend to map on whatever is at hand… drawing with… well, whatever is at hand.
A few months ago I picked up a three-pack of small artist canvasses (or some such, I’m not an artist) that have way too much texture for me to draw on with a ball-point style pen. But they do take marker well. They are (guesstimating here) about 5″ x 7″ in size, hard, and textured.
The marker is a lot… bigger… than I’m used to working with. But it was a lot of fun to draw out a pair of maps on this canvas while watching a few episodes of True Blood with my girlfriend.
The problem is that these aren’t really suitable for using in my books – just too little map, and too big of lines. So where do you go with that?
Give It Away!
That’s right. I’ll mail this out to you if you want it and prove that you want it. How do you prove it? Write something nice about my blog or my books, or both. Write it on Google+ (publicly, not privately, or I won’t be able to check), or on your blog. I would say to do it on Facebook, but I don’t do Facebook. Aim someone new over here. Then post your link at the bottom of this post. In one week I’ll go through the various posts and use a random number generator to determine who I’m sending this canvas to.
Oh, and if there’s more than a hundred of you who enter? You won’t just win the physical map, you’ll own the full rights and copyrights to use it (although I retain portfolio rights).
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I blog about Dyson Logos!
In which I talk about how this site has been a great gaming tool for me for a few years now. Thanks for doing this contest, Dyson, and thanks for continuing this incredibly helpful site.
Well, let’s hope my G+ posting is actually posting: giving me some kinda weird ‘content and conduct’ warning. Do they actually dislike praise that much?
Dyson Logos said:
It’s working for me. So you are good to go!
Dave Thompson said:
I shared your contest here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100343142332087709654/posts/6wxi66VSkYt
and I’m going to make another of your maps out of Dwarven forge for an upcoming game.
Max McDonald said:
Give it to Dave Thompson, he said lovely things about you on facebook. Also nice maps keep at it. 🙂
Shucks, woulda spread the word even without the contest incentive. But here’s the link: http://mikemonaco.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/dysons-dodecahedron/
Edward Lockhart said:
I done blogged about your awesomesauce, sir. Here —> http://violentmediarpg.blogspot.com/2013/07/excellent-maps-and-too-many-links.html As an added bonus, I’ve G+ed about my bloggin about your blog! How very Meta!
Tacoman Gaming said:
I posted about how much I enjoy your maps and the inspiration I get from them on Google+: https://plus.google.com/104432233972829074069/posts/195qM759VB7
I’ll show some blogger love/links to your maps anyway – no giveaway necessary 🙂 I’ll definitely notify you of the post.
I’m thinking a glowing review of Dyson’s Delves, a link to your maps section, and maybe some bits about what I’ve concocted with said maps.
Not just saying it but as the proud owner of a Limited Edition Dyson’s Delves and soon to be owner of Magical Theorems & Dark Pacts Dyson, youse makes so gud stuf! Just one of a few I sent out around Google+. Whoring yes, worth it, HELL YES
No thanks! Why anyone would bother is beyond me.
John C said:
Thanks for the maps, and the kick in the seat to share them: https://plus.google.com/u/0/116204164326162503357/posts/4K1RpM69zQj
(I’m a happy owner of your Delves book as well.)