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whtknt
04-28-2010, 12:20 PM
When my group first began playing D&D 4E, I decided to start off with a fresh slate. I whipped up these maps in Photoshop in about two hours to provide them with a look at the lay of the land. The village of Hapsdale is where they began their adventuring careers.

Edit: Except that I can't seem to upload files to add as attachments. Anyone help?

a2area
04-28-2010, 12:25 PM
you may need to post a few more times?? not sure of the rules on that... what are you getting when you try?

whtknt
04-28-2010, 12:31 PM
The files just fail to upload.

a2area
04-28-2010, 12:42 PM
is your computer plugged in? he he.. typical first "tech question"... i am not sure unless they are too large. If you click on the question mark in the upload window it will show the file types and size limits. Not sure if you'll have this problem but the text is white when i do it so i have to highlight it to be able to read it..

whtknt
04-28-2010, 02:38 PM
No, I'm plugged in. ;)

I work as an IT spec, so I'm familiar with that routine.

I'll give it another go and see if they come up now that I've got a few posts under my belt.

And, no.

I'm well under the maximum file size, and they are jpegs, so that shouldn't be an issue. Hmmmm.

Steel General
04-28-2010, 04:10 PM
Remember there is not only a file size limit, but also a megapixel limit ~33megapixels I think.

RobA
04-28-2010, 05:38 PM
Are you behind a proxy? If so you may have to go into your settings (upper right hand link) then select "general settings" in the left hand menu, and select "Enhanced Attachment Uploading off"

-Rob A>

whtknt
04-29-2010, 10:23 AM
I'm under the megapixel limit, I believe. I have turned off the Enhanced Attachments, and this is the error message I get:

Warning: fopen([path]/attachments/attachthumbs/2/2/0/0/6/23621.thumb) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/class_dm_attachment.php on line 311

RobA
04-29-2010, 12:00 PM
Try again. I manually created the folder. I might have broken something in my update for new users...

-Rob A>

Ramah
04-29-2010, 12:27 PM
Odd but the little paperclip icon showing that this thread has attachments says it has 13 of them. So... that's weird.

RobA
04-29-2010, 01:42 PM
Odd but the little paperclip icon showing that this thread has attachments says it has 13 of them. So... that's weird.

I think they are orphaned....

@whtknt - what do you see under your attachment manager (in settings)?

-Rob A>

whtknt
04-29-2010, 08:28 PM
Okay, once more with feeling.

Hoodyhoo! We're in business!

Okay, so the one titled Claymore's Map was given to the party cleric by a mysterious stranger. The heroes have no idea what it means or why Claymore was the one to receive it (the man bumped Claymore while running from the guard and slipped it into his pocket), but they have had it analyzed and been assured that the runic writing is Old Dwarven. The sage had no idea what manner of writing the other was, and could not decipher it. For now, the map remains an enigma. Claymore's map was done by hand in Photoshop by layering over the original campaign map, making a rough outline, and then transferring it a scroll background.

The two Gazetteer maps (hexed and unhexed) were both done in Photoshop. The map itself was a redress of a map from an earlier (failed) campaign setting of mine. I changed several landforms and swapped the names of places (the original map was in German because the campaign was in a region that was Germanic in origin). The hex grid was an overlay I had lying about on my hard disk.

The map of Hapsdale was done in Photoshop, but from an original work created with a program I found on the Web (http://www.stargazersworld.com/2009/02/27/roleplaying-city-map-generator/). I used the program to generate the base map and then added and deleted buildings, trees, and water features until I had the town like I wanted it. Hapsdale is a village of about 200 people and served as the home base for the characters until recently. Deepwater is soon to become their new base of operations.

So, feel free to use them if you find them worthy. If you like what you see, praise is always appreciated. Constructive criticism is accepted graciously.

whtknt
04-29-2010, 08:31 PM
If you really like the maps, you might also find these two documents of use. The first is a gazetteer for the region and was what I gave to my players to provide background info for the campaign. The other is a closer look at the village of Hapsdale, and was also given to them for reference.

whtknt
04-29-2010, 08:34 PM
I think they are orphaned....

@whtknt - what do you see under your attachment manager (in settings)?

-Rob A>

Just the ones I uploaded today.

whtknt
05-01-2010, 12:09 AM
Wow. I've killed threads before, but this...

Was it something I said?

Jaxilon
05-01-2010, 01:15 AM
You made those in a couple of hours? That's fast. I still take forever.

I have my own campaign world but it's always nice to look at others and keep the imagination lubricated. Thanks for sharing....despite all the cornfusion :)