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Mach1.9pants
01-19-2008, 10:37 PM
Hi all,
Whats relevant about me? To PC mapping, I have been playing, on and off, DnD since the red-box basic edition and DMing since ADnD 1E. Since I started I have been creating worlds and drawing maps, whether used or not, whether I was currently gaming or not. I have used, up until now, maps hand-drawn using a black and white inky old fashioned looking (for the players) and copied and coloured for the DM with additional info.
So I have recently started being a part time professional geek so I am (back) into PCs (modding, gaming, overclocking) big style.
I have decided to move my mapping to the digital age with a new campaign setting for 4E. So I brought myself some ProFantasy software, installed it and just about fell over dead with fright. Man it looks like it is going to take until 4E is out before I figure the software out :o. So I am going to hang around here and see what I can learn.
Cheers all
M1.9P

Midgardsormr
01-20-2008, 12:54 AM
Take it in small bites. CC3 looks very intimidating at first, and it's a very deep program, but it's possible to make some good-looking maps rather quickly. First of all, don't skip the tutorials--they really are worthwhile.

Second, start up a WIP thread and just start asking questions. I did the same when I first started, and I learned tons that way. Here's my first thread:
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=847

Welcome to the Guild!

NeonKnight
01-20-2008, 10:33 PM
Welcome, CC3 is a very good program, and all I can say is what I tell everyone who is overwhelmed when they first look at it:

FOLLOW THE TUTORIALS!

You will learn a lot, a LOT, and soon you will be making some kick A$$ maps!

pyrandon
01-23-2008, 06:37 PM
Welcome! So glad you are here--and I hope you give as much advice and opinion to help others as you hope to receive! Once again, welcome!

Mach1.9pants
01-27-2008, 04:56 AM
Hey, thanks for the replies. I am sloooowly working my way through the turorials and hopefully will start posting my first e-campaign in a month or so....:x