View Full Version : Lands of Exile - One land, three maps

06-07-2010, 08:25 AM
I made these maps for the project Avalanche (http://www.cycles-rpg.com/). Map 1 for general information, map 2 shows the fractions and map 3 the deployment of the various armies.
I was provided with a copy of the RPG ressources: it's incredibly detailed and the interior illustrations by Greg Taylor are fantastic.

Done in PS and Illustrator.

As the files are very large I place outgoing links to the images.

http://th06.deviantart.net/fs70/150/i/2010/158/2/2/Exile_1_by_Sapiento.jpg (http://www.deviantart.com/download/166777465/Exile_1_by_Sapiento.jpg) http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/150/i/2010/158/1/4/Lands_of_Exile_2_by_Sapiento.jpg (http://www.deviantart.com/download/166777789/Lands_of_Exile_2_by_Sapiento.jpg) http://th00.deviantart.net/fs70/150/i/2010/158/0/2/Lands_of_Exile_3_by_Sapiento.jpg (http://www.deviantart.com/download/166778075/Lands_of_Exile_3_by_Sapiento.jpg)

06-07-2010, 08:48 AM
I really like that first one. The only thing that bothers me about it is that the forest tree trunks are one solid mass and it makes it look more like a cliff/mesa type thing instead of individual trees... Anyway, good job!

06-07-2010, 10:57 AM
Just saw these over at DeviantART, nice work Sapiento and I agree with Ravells, I like the first a little better as it seems a little livier, but the other ones are nice too. Repped.


06-07-2010, 11:16 AM
Nice work, I really like the third map and how you made it look like it was spread out on a table. Kudos :D

06-07-2010, 03:55 PM
These maps are fantastic! Not to jump on the bandwagon, but personally, I also like the first map the best.

Steel General
06-07-2010, 04:36 PM
Nicely done Sapiento, though I do agree with JFJr about the forests on the first map.

06-07-2010, 08:52 PM
Hi !!!

I'm the one who did commissioned those maps. I'd like to point out something, which was a real challenge here :
Normally, whatever the product (be it rpg, games, books ...), there is ONE map describing the world.
With Avalanche, we decided a very different approach : there would be MANY maps ...

So, we commissioned Robert with three maps in mind : each would serve a different purpose AND have a different style. Quite a challenge, or so we thought.
It turned out that only the third map was a real mess. We looked up for examples but couldn't find any.

Anyway, Robert did a great job in a very collaborative way. And we now think there is room for more maps !!! An economic or demographic one, for instance.

Finally, from a rpg point of view, we think that this has great value : a DM can show the map he wants, depending on what he wants to show his players.

06-08-2010, 02:33 AM
Thank you all.
It seems my new approach for tree trunks needs more polishing. ;)
Other than that, the project was - and is - very interesting and challenging. At the moment I work on city maps, which will be in a similar style like my Gantilia city map. (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?9873-City-of-Gantilia)