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captainwalrus
08-30-2011, 09:44 PM
Hello everyone.

This is the first map that I have actually posted. I don't have that much time for maps anymore, but I remembered I had this one sitting around, and I decided to fix it up and post it. The style is heavily influenced by this city (http://http://www.cartographersguild.com/content.php?132-Haibianr-by-mearrin69) but it is meant to be European not Asian.

It is pretty minimal, just a small town and some farms. It is supposed to be a colony, kind of like Jamestown. I decided to make it Danish, since the Danish had wanted to colonize America, but it didn't really work out. The green stuff is tobacco, and the yellow is corn. The river flows bottom to top. There is only one dock, but it is a pretty new colony, so there isn't a lot of exports going on yet. The yellow thatched roofs are supposed to be a little market area.

I wanted a bit more elevation on the sides, but I don't know how well it worked out. Any tips?

It is called New Christiana, after the King of Denmark. The map is attached below

Vorhees
08-30-2011, 10:31 PM
nice map mate , gonna use this one for my Campaign if ya dont mind

Ascension
08-31-2011, 12:49 AM
On that forest area on the left I'd put a key/legend in so that everything is explained on the map itself instead of in the post. Nice job, man.

Sapiento
08-31-2011, 03:54 AM
Looks really fine. Maybe the dropshadow is a bit too large.

tilt
08-31-2011, 04:53 AM
nice little town, I'd work a little on the drop shadows as it looks like the houses are floating - try running an extra smaller drop shadow closer to the house so its gets darker where the house is (or play with the settings on the current one) ... and New Christiania.. so, is it funny tobacco then? *lol*

Steel General
08-31-2011, 07:55 AM
Nicely done, my one little nit-pick (already mentioned above), is that the large (and maybe a bit heavy) drop-shadow is giving some of your buildings the 'floaties' (it is a scientific term...really it is :)). Not uncommon for someone just getting started.

Looking forward to seeing more.

captainwalrus
08-31-2011, 04:28 PM
nice map mate , gonna use this one for my Campaign if ya dont mind

Thanks! Use it how you want.


I will try to fix the shadows and maybe work on a legend if I have time. The shadows will be easy, but the legend might be a while from now. I don't have that much time these days.

captainwalrus
09-01-2011, 09:04 PM
Here it is with a bit smaller drop shadows.
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jbgibson
09-02-2011, 01:23 AM
Looks good, Captain - you do nice work. I have one impertinent question about the layout, not the execution: so, do the east-bankers not like the west bankers? Because with no bridge, the two groups are going to be inherently separated....

tilt
09-02-2011, 04:20 AM
shadows work much better now :)

Sapiento
09-02-2011, 04:24 AM
Looks better now.

captainwalrus
09-02-2011, 09:33 PM
Looks good, Captain - you do nice work. I have one impertinent question about the layout, not the execution: so, do the east-bankers not like the west bankers? Because with no bridge, the two groups are going to be inherently separated....
I tried to make the bank nice and sandy. I figured they could use small boats like canoes to cross back and forth. Also east bank is kind of more of farmers and people related to outdoor activities, so they would be fine being independant. It is a fairly small river, and small canoes would be used often to reach the farms further upstream (notice there is no roads up to the farms). I figure getting eastside to westside wouldn't be that hard. A bridge would make river travel difficult unless it is a very tall bridge, which seemed to be beyond what the small town could build.

Finsteel
11-14-2012, 04:44 AM
I like the style of this map.

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