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puppies72
05-16-2010, 02:16 PM
Hi all,

My name is Alan - the handle is a long standing joke from ol role-playing days. I am an amateur fantasy writer as well as a Gm of over 25 years.

I have recently started running a PBEM sci-fi strategy game and having slogged through map generation using excel and shudder powerpoint to generate maps I thought I would look around and see how the pros did it as quite frankly my map generation sucked!

Off to nose through the forums

Puppies!

arsheesh
05-16-2010, 02:34 PM
Welcome to the Guild P72! Perusing the forums is a great idea. Course if, as it sounds, you are new to digital mapping, I'd also recommend starting off by reading Ravell's "Quickstart Guide to Fantasy Mapping" (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?6037-Quickstart-Guide-to-Fantasy-Mapping.). Practice going through a tutorial or two, and then throw up one of your WIP maps. That way you'll be sure to receive helpful feedback.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Steel General
05-16-2010, 02:35 PM
Welcome Aboard!

tilt
05-17-2010, 12:55 AM
welcome puppies, you just dig in there and see what you like - then find a tutorial that shows you how its done.. .and ta da... map for us to critique :)

Gidde
05-17-2010, 09:19 PM
Welcome to the Guild!

Aval Penworth
05-18-2010, 12:46 AM
Welcome. It's great to have another GM join the guild.

NeonKnight
05-18-2010, 10:50 AM
Welcome to the Guild!