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Wolvenwood
07-23-2011, 01:49 PM
I am working on a DIY version of the classic old Eon board game, "Borderlands," and would really like to update the map. So far, I have made a jpg file of the coastline using good old AutoRealm and have toyed with filing it in with Gimp and Inkscape, but it all looks flat and unsatisfying. A couple folks have posted their redos on BoardGameGeek, but none of them do it for me. So I guess I would like some advice on a good method of taking my coastline image and gussying it up with terrain and seas. I would also like the "theme" of the board to be sort of post-apocalyptic/rebuild civilization, as that is the setting of the game. If anyone on the board is interested in this project, you can go to BoardGameGeek to see the game (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/40/borderlands). And here's a link (http://boardgamegeek.com/image/265854/borderlands)to the board that I'm working on. Thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have.

RobA
07-23-2011, 01:57 PM
I see a fairly nice redraw there: http://boardgamegeek.com/image/793962/borderlands?size=original

Not to discourage your own efforts, but you might take some inspiration from it.

-Rob A>

Wolvenwood
07-23-2011, 04:25 PM
Thanks, Rob. Yeah, that's going to be my fallback. It's nicely done, with terrain images and all, but it just doesn't do it for me. I especially don't like the font, so I have been working on clone-tooling the territory names out and replacing it with something less ragged looking. Thanks for looking at this.

RobA
07-23-2011, 11:15 PM
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What style do you want? There are a variety of different tutorials here for different looks.

-Rob A>