"Crazy" said:Do whatever you want to, but a screenshot of something larger than a screen is not really believable . You could make more than one shot, of course.
ahem... i've encountered problem... to get the amount of detail i need a pic thats three times the size of my 1024x768 screen. Thats not logical. Maybe i could finish it and scale it down? IR amke the amount of pizels per square cm more than my screen can display?
This is not about 'pixels per square cm', as it is not really going to be printed... A screenshot is measured in pixels, because that defines the size, and it's not important in what small box these pixels are crammed. A 800x600 screen of 15" carries exactly the same amount of information as a 800x600 screen of 21". The pixels will be bigger or smaller, but that's not important.
Anyway, with this competition ended... We will start a new one shortly (for some definition of shortly). I'll once again be the, whatever, moderator. As proposed, it'll be a writing compo. I have yet to think a bit about the rules, but sorry MK, I think of imposing a limit. The reasons are said before. If you don't like it, don't join. You can always write outside the competition...
But yeah, don't stop the discussion... What size would you see doable? Would you like to impose some stupid rule? Just throw your ideas this way...
I remember a forum game we used to play on the website of our youth movement... It was the 'task story' (het opdrachtverhaaltje). You'd write a part of the story, and give a task/rule to the next person to write a piece. Rules were as... Let me search... 'there has to be a murder in the next part', 'include a flashback', 'use the word "schat" (treasure, or honey, baby, ...) 8 times', 'use 3 existing chemical reactions', ... It was pretty hilarious.