Thursday, July 19, 2012

I'm back, and it's CONTEST TIME!

Greetings and salutations from the Ironworks. To celebrate the crazy hot weather lately, we here at DSL Ironworks have decided to have a little fun, occupy some time while sitting around the A/C, and give away some prizes. So, it's contest time - a deckplan contest, to be precise, with a twist. We've put together a relatively simple base 3d model, complete with templates for the deckplan, BUMP map, and texture map. Download the files, stat out the ship, draw up the deckplans, and then give it your very own paintjob! Submit your design files (stats, deckplan, and texture files) to DSLIronworks at to enter. The number of winners will be determined by the number of entries, with a minimum of 5 winners.

1st Place - Digital versions of DSL Ironworks complete line, plus a print copy of TM1 - Reprieve-class Escape Pod. 2nd Place - Digital and print versions of TM1 - Repreive-class Escape Pod. 3rd Place - Digital versions of the Quick Decks line of products. 4th Place - Digital versions of any two Quick Decks products. 5th Place - Digital version of any one Quick Decks products. Now, these are just the basic prizes, and some additional swag may be added. All entries will also be collected into a free PDF to share with the Traveller community at large, with stats, deckplans, and rendered images of your paint job.

The rules are simple - the ship design must be 150 dtons, use the provided deckplan layout, and use the Mongoose rules. Why 150 dtons? It's something different, and creates some interesting design choices. As for what type of ship...well, that's entirely up to you - escort, yacht, trader, whatever you decide to design. And it doesn't need to be a full starship either - it could be a system defense boat, heavy shuttle, interplanetary shuttle, or something else entirely. It's all up to you.

 One last thing - final submission date for entries is August 20th, and the winners will be announced August 31st. You can get the file package from the DSL Ironworks Facebook group ( or the DSL Ironworks Blog (

Get the File Package here!

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