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Kellri
11-30-2007, 04:44 AM
First post here. This is an unfinished draft of a campaign map for a planned supplement detailing the world of Minaria (AKA the old TSR Divine Right boardgame), It's still unscaled and missing a hexgrid. Must of the work was done in photoshop with a *tiny* bit of Fractal Mapper to taste. Comments/criticism welcome.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2090/2072840009_6753c7418a_b.jpg

ravells
11-30-2007, 06:04 AM
Hi Kellri!

A warm welcome to the Guild!

I've played Divine Right and always thought that their colour choices were a little too garish. Yours looks so much better. I can't think of any comments to make - it all hangs together really well for me. Perhaps the white outer glow on the text in the sea could be reduced a bit? I'm not mad keen on the repeated wave pattern either, it seems to be inconsistent to the style of the rest of the map. Perhaps use subtle changes in tone as you've done with the land?

All the best

Ravs

Torq
11-30-2007, 06:08 AM
Welcome Kellri

I think you'll find this is a great place to talk maps, and one where you'll see a myriad of different mapping styles and techniques. I think the map is great. Very clean, very clear and conveys its message well. I particulalry like the shading of the desert area. My only gripe would be the forests and in particular the edges of the forests. I think the edges are a little too clean, as if they have been cut out of paper. I think that if you add some roughnes to the edges it will gretaly improve the look.

Welcome again.
Torq

The Cartographist
11-30-2007, 09:54 AM
Welcome to the Guild. It's a great place to talk maps.

I really like your map. It's clean and nicely put together.

I would concur with Torq that the forests look a bit fake. One suggestion in keeping with ravells comment--maybe darken the waves deeper blue than the surrounding water just as the mountains are darker than the land around them. Might make them look closer to the overall style.

RobA
11-30-2007, 11:27 AM
Hi Kellri!

Nice map! I don't have anything to add except to say it is extremely neat and tidy. I can tell you put a lot of effort into it.

-Rob A>

NeonKnight
11-30-2007, 11:27 AM
Welcome, and I must say:

I likey!

I Likey a LOT!

jaerdaph
11-30-2007, 01:19 PM
Welcome Kellri, and very nice map! :)

Kellri
12-02-2007, 08:18 AM
Thanks for all of the great comments. Still working on the map, which is part of a larger Minaria project. The look I'm going for is a cross between Middle Earth and the Wilderlands from Judges Guild.

pyrandon
12-02-2007, 01:15 PM
Nice map, Kellri. Very straightforward, clean, and primarily depicting believable geography. A couple things to consider: Is there only one forest in this entire continent? Also, the ocean is very flat, unlike the land; would it look better with color variations? The text in the oceans stand out due to the opaque backwash--which seems too soft in comparison with the rest of the map to me; better to just color out the waves behind it?

Just a few thought to consider. Looking good, though! I like it!