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Celtic
04-27-2011, 09:04 PM
I have always loved maps but have never really done anything about it.
But I would like to make the time to do some mapping. Love Lord of the Rings, etc.

No doubt everyone knows of this already, but I read a book about world making which rekindled the interest.

The book is The Planet Construction Kit by Mark Rosenfelder (entertaining read) and among other things talks about map making.

Glad I found the site :-)

--Mike

Ascension
04-27-2011, 09:56 PM
Howdy and welcome.

Ryan K
04-28-2011, 02:25 AM
Welcome to the board, Celtic :) Might have to hunt that book down

Steel General
04-28-2011, 07:39 AM
Welcome Aboard!

NeonKnight
04-28-2011, 02:42 PM
Welcome to the Guild!

jtougas
04-28-2011, 04:32 PM
Welcome to the Guild. :)

Nexis
04-28-2011, 07:17 PM
Welcome to the Machine... The book looks interesting. And not a bad price on Amazon for a 372 page book.

Celtic
04-29-2011, 10:49 PM
Thank you all :)

Yes, I liked the book. Touches on most areas to do with fantasy worlds. E.g. History, culture, war, religion biology etc.
As far as the physical world, he does talk about, for example, deciding on where your tectonic plates are before deciding on where mountain ranges go as well as a chapter on mapmaking.

Thank you all again for the welcome.

-- Mike