Primer


The sequel to Mapcraft is here, and it's even smellier than you imagined! During mapcrap seasons, there is an event starting every other Friday. Contestants have until Tuesday morning EST to create a submission, and submissions are then played in the order they are received.

After the playthroughs, a winner's poll is put up. Voting usually ends roughly two days after the poll goes up, with tiebreakers decided by my whim. Winners are bestowed with a pink discord role on my server until the next event begins, and the ever-important and ever-eternal bragging rights.

Remember that the purpose of mapcrap is primarily for entertainment, and also serves as a developer's workshop. There is no level of skill required to participate so long as you can follow the rules below and take whatever banter may come your way. Happy crapping!

Schedule:
Mapcrap events begin every other Friday, ending the following Tuesday around 0900 EST. If times or dates are not ideal, post in the #mapcrap channel on my discord server to discuss possible reschedulings.

Rules:

  • Submission files (e.g. map/mod) must be brand new, created at the start of the event
  • Submission must be produced in Starcraft, mod must be compatible with v1.16.1
  • Map must include build and destroy gameplay in some form
  • Map must be completable in singleplayer, with a targeted completion time of 30-40 minutes
  • Map must not include excessive grinding, time-wasting, or player annoyances ("insane"/infinitely-rebuilding AI, annoying map/base layout, dialogue spams, etc)

Themes

The list of active themes is randomized at the start of every event, with the top 10 or so being made available for contestants to claim on a first-come, first-serve basis. After being used by a completed submission, themes are retired for the remainder of the season.

Active Themes:

  1. Map must feature mythological or religious elements
  2. Map must be filled with implied sexuality
  3. Map must include the void!!!!!!!
  4. Map must have gifts for the player
  5. Map must mock the creator
  6. Map must not use a stock setting
  7. Map must quote community members
  8. Map must involve or reference a historical conflict
  9. Map must *roleplay*
  10. Map must include anime
  11. Map must feature a community member
  12. Map must include police
  13. Map must include fourth wall breaks
  14. Map must feature channel/server memes
  15. Map must include an arena or competition
  16. Map must be set inside tony
  17. Map must insult the player's intelligence
  18. Map must involve copious amounts of pizza
  19. Map must be spooky O_O
  20. Map must mock a fellow mapcrap contestant
  21. Map must include a character death
  22. Map must be a simulation
  23. Map must cheer the player on
  24. Map must restore the player's faith in humanity
  25. Map must not include any dialogue
  26. Map must make the player really uncomfortable and embarrassed (cringe)
  27. Map must be politically incorrect
  28. Map must have too many traps or mines
  29. Map must include a president of the United States
  30. Map must wish someone a happy birthday
  31. Map must include petty drama
  32. Map must include magic
  33. Map must be under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  34. Map must involve clowns, frogs, or The Antioch Chronicles
  35. Map must include war crimes
  36. Map must involve a pandemic or natural disaster
  37. Map must mock Pr0nogo
  38. Map must break copyright law
  39. Map must blow bears
  40. Map must be about the quality of a Blizzard game
  41. Map must involve a rebellion or a resistance
  42. Map must have a secret ending
  43. Map must involve dogs
  44. Map must be pretentious
  45. Map must have an overpowered unit
  46. Map must feature Ackmed
  47. Map must use a different setting (e.g. a movie, TV show, original, etc)
  48. Map must include a conspiracy theory
  49. Map must include or reference a character from another game/project
  50. Map must include marketers
  51. Map must involve exploration or colonization
  52. Map must include or reference current events
  53. Map must have too many men
  54. Map must involve mind control
  55. Map must include advertising
  56. Map must offend the Chinese government
  57. Map must be misleading or fraudulent
  58. Map must involve a crash or wreck
  59. Map must contain celebrations

Special Events:
Some mapcrap events are made extra special by some combination of team pairing and special rules, in addition to the submission rules and individual themes listed above.
-Team: maps must be made by a randomly-selected team of 2
-Insanity: maps must include 5 randomly-rolled themes
-Polished Turds: maps must be an updated version of a randomly-selected earlier submission
-Campaigncrap: maps must tell a coherent story together
-Holidaycrap: maps must relate to an adjacent holiday or special occasion
-Full Toilet: maps are created over a longer-than-usual period
-Multicrap: maps must support several human players


Full Toilet:
Full Toilet is a longer-than-usual event, designed for our resident crappers to produce something of higher quality and to encourage those who were unable to make the shorter events to participate in the crapping. Outside of the event's duration, Full Toilet's rules are unchanged from that of a standard-fare mapcrap event. No special signup is required for Full Toilet; just let me know if you're participating, and make sure your submission adheres to the mapcrap rules at the top of this document.

Full Toilet events are still in the 'beta' phase. After a few of them have been held, the community will decide how frequently they should be present for. Much like the standard mapcrap events, Full Toilet will conclude with playthroughs of each submission in the order they were received. Just like normal mapcrap events, submissions must be sent to me before I complete my playthrough stream or they will not be played until a later date, and as such will not be eligible for voting!