- thematic - clear and noticeable ideas throughout the whole pack
- motif'd - common layouts and positionings in the objects and tiles
- concise - small, easyish maps with a decent difficulty curve included
- enjoyable - every map needs to have a high replay-ability value
I spent about 13 hours total on this (half of yesterday and some organizing/tiny edits today) which isn't too shabby for 25 maps. Whether or not I make the next part depends on how my audience (i.e. you) responds. So if you like them, I'll make 25 more. But it'll be hard, and dare I say I've run out of things to do with the pack (needs more oneways though). Also, if you would like a map to be submitted to NUMA, the answer will probably be no, but no harm in asking.
UPDATE: 4 July 2011
The column is now finished. I probably spent two days total on this half of the column. There are two maps for every letter of the alphabet, except for x, y, and z, and there are three t's. Not that it matters, but I liked it. Also, as per the difficulty curve, this half is much harder than the first half. I've included demos (AGDs) for all the levels, but know that my route is not the only route for many of the levels. I really hope you enjoy this column, and in regards to the people who want to make a column of their own, go for it; it's a very refreshing experience.