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geamon
04-27-2011, 09:51 AM
Finally got some time and needed to redeem myself from the last couple challenges and poor time management. I present to you Fort Bastion.

High above the peaks of the Graywale Mountains sits Fort Bastion home to the Order of the Crescent Moon. Known to only a few is the charge they have in protecting the people from the undead hordes emanating from the Vale of the Cursed in which the fort and it's walls encapsulate. The Order is looking for a way to permanently close the rift to the Shadowfell located in the center of the valley and end the nightmare of it's influence.

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Ares96
04-27-2011, 12:08 PM
Looking very good so far.

jtougas
04-27-2011, 03:00 PM
I love the story (oh and the map is looking good too). :)

osloging
04-27-2011, 03:49 PM
Looks very promising (argh! the competition!), and the back story sounds like a good start for a D20 campaign.

geamon
05-03-2011, 06:50 PM
Here's an update. Really need to pick up the pace don't wanna have an incomplete submission again.

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Yandor
05-04-2011, 01:47 PM
Well dang you took my very idea of different panels for other sections of the castle... Hmm oh well but nice job, looks great!

geamon
05-09-2011, 11:03 PM
Got all my texture and shadow work done pretty much. Just need to finish the furnishing decor and labeling.

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Ascension
05-09-2011, 11:28 PM
Looks very nice G. I might try to tone down the harshness of the bottom image colors as they don't quite mesh with the rest but I don't know what else you have planned that may tie it all together.

geamon
05-10-2011, 04:23 AM
Thanks Big A. Hopefully this ties things together more so now. Trying to force myself to make everything original for this map and stop to use of pre-made objects. Border, title, descriptive paragraph, custom compass, additional furnishing and color correcting where necessary left on the list to go. I found the mist effect too heavy and toned it down.

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Ascension
05-10-2011, 08:05 AM
That's pretty nice, man.

Ares96
05-10-2011, 11:48 AM
Very nice! However, it appears you've got the numbers on the key mixed up (or those towers just have very strange roofs).

geamon
05-10-2011, 11:57 AM
You're absolutely right haha. Was too tired to work further obviously.

Diamond
05-10-2011, 09:02 PM
This looks pretty darn good, dude. Argh, tough competition this month...

geamon
05-12-2011, 11:49 PM
All decor, labeling and such is complete now. Still need to furnish a bit. Let me know if theres anything I can do to tweak this.

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jtougas
05-13-2011, 01:26 PM
Stunning. I wouldn't add or change a thing. Simply awesome Geamon. :)

Ascension
05-13-2011, 03:05 PM
Very minor thing here, but the text looks very crisp so maybe a slight blur might make it look more hand-lettered...or a tiny dark outer glow. Also the white space behind the lettering could be muted a tad. Like I said, very minor, so if you don't want to fiddle with it anymore then I'm fine with how it is. :)

Ares96
05-13-2011, 03:15 PM
Very minor thing here, but the text looks very crisp so maybe a slight blur might make it look more hand-lettered...or a tiny dark outer glow. Also the white space behind the lettering could be muted a tad. Like I said, very minor, so if you don't want to fiddle with it anymore then I'm fine with how it is. :)

I agree with all of this. Good job!

rdanhenry
05-14-2011, 05:15 PM
You've two "it's" for "its" errors in the bottom text. Also the "in" after "Cursed" should be deleted.

ravells
05-15-2011, 10:31 AM
It looks great Geamon, I especially like the texture you've used for the open areas in the ground floor. I'm probably being a bit thick but I'm finding it difficult to work out what is where on the map. For example, the inside of the chapel is detailed in the inset, but the barracks seem to be just under the chapel roof in the main drawing. Also, I can't find any locators for the western and eastern towers in the 'main map'.

geamon
05-15-2011, 08:37 PM
Final revision, wifey has forbidden me from touching it further. haha

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Ascension
05-15-2011, 10:10 PM
I do too. :) Good stuff, man.