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Shinobicow
02-02-2011, 05:25 AM
Hey all. This is Shinobicow. I'm new here. I have been a gamer for a loooongg time and now I write about them a lot more than I play them. I run The Dump Stat (http://thedumpstat.blogspot.com) a blog about RPG's and optimizing your gaming experience. I also post semi-frequently on Stargazer's Wolrd (http://www.stargazersworld.com), where i do reviews and talk about world building.

I am pretty new to mapping digitally; i live in Japan and map on a netbook with a mouse (no awesome programs or gadgets here). But, since we are doing intros, i thought I would post my first map here. I hope people have some comments and tips on making it better. I'm here to learn ;)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_6cR8PvXMWxU/TIpTtua2ynI/AAAAAAAAAHU/HshHY0a-eqM/s1600/Grand+Map+of+Sigilsval.jpg

Enjoy!

Steel General
02-02-2011, 06:43 AM
Welcome Aboard!

Ascension
02-02-2011, 09:05 AM
Interesting. The painterly ocean works pretty well the vivid colors on land. You might want to read up on rivers - in our tutorial section we have plenty of advice on that area. Welcome to The Guild.

Gidde
02-02-2011, 09:56 AM
Hiya Shinobicow, and welcome to the Guild! Also, have some rep for posting a map in your very first post :)

Shinobicow
02-02-2011, 10:22 AM
Oooh. Thanks for the Rep. That's cool. I will check out the rivers section. Seems like a good idea to me. I want to put in some more work on the map that I posted and hopefully get into more detail. It is a really big one, so hopefully, I'll be able to work on smaller stuff and eventually get it printed... gulp. Long way to go though.

Korash
02-02-2011, 12:20 PM
Well, posting a map with your first post is always a good way to get some well deserved rep, so have some more. :)

Yeah, there are some river violations but reading up on them would sort them out I think.

After you work on this a bit more, start a WIP (Work In Progress) thread in the World/Regional Map section of the WIP forum. You will get ooodles more C&C over there, And don't be shy about asking any questions there either. We don't bite, and most of the advice is intended to turn your work into a great map.

Have fun and welcome to the Guild, The Mappiest Place on the Web. :)

Shinobicow
02-03-2011, 03:39 AM
Cool. I'll head over there and get some feedback. I need to check out that rivers thread. I kind of just threw them on where I felt they might be interesting.

NeonKnight
02-05-2011, 06:16 PM
Welcome to the Guild!

Yep, best check that river thread, lest the River Police issue you a citation!