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09-08-2011, 10:36 PM
This is the setting for the novel I started writing earlier this year. Some minor background info can be found in the wall o' text on the map itself, but other than that, I'm not going to go into much public detail as of yet.

I am pondering setting up a website for this project where you can read the novel in progress, sort of like Scott Sigler and David Wellington have done with their stuff. If it happens, I'll keep you posted.

Thanks to CoyoteMax for the underlying parchment texture.

09-08-2011, 11:00 PM
Love the consistent look throughout. It's pretty and very together. The wall of text fades into it enough to not be overwhelming. I'm not certain about the grunge on the title and no wear on the rest, but that's a tiny nitpick. Love the borders and all the details.

09-08-2011, 11:12 PM
Very nice!

09-09-2011, 12:11 AM
@Torstan: It's because the font size is so much bigger on the title. Same font throughout; the wear is just more obvious the bigger it is.

09-09-2011, 02:02 AM
Great map, Diamond! Many cool ideas!

09-09-2011, 02:12 AM
Love it Diamond...it definitely makes me want to read the story.

09-09-2011, 02:54 AM
Seems like that some people are doing maps for novels here :)

The map looks great and fullfills it`s teasing purpose. Well done!

09-09-2011, 04:15 AM
This is brilliant. I love the style and the background. Very Fallout.

09-09-2011, 04:50 AM
really nice map! love the borders and the texts are very interesting :)

09-09-2011, 05:59 AM
I love the text and how you placed the boxes.

09-09-2011, 08:32 AM
@Diamond - ah that makes sense. That brings up an odd dichotomy as the grunge (caused by wear or the grain of the paper) should be scale independent - but that's never going to work with a scaling font. Perhaps a little light wear over the top of the whole set of line art in a mask to hint at wear elsewhere? Again, it's a small thing.

09-09-2011, 10:34 AM
Lovely. Using black only for the radiation symbols really makes them stand out. Nice!

09-09-2011, 01:38 PM
Another fine work Diamond!


09-09-2011, 11:38 PM
Thank you, guys.

I'm trying to avoid any obvious Fallout comparisons, but inevitably it's gonna happen...

09-10-2011, 12:08 AM
Great map! Looks like a cool setting, too. I'm not really familiar with Fallout, but it seems the whole post-apocalyptic genre was established long before it came along, and is still going strong. :)

09-10-2011, 06:52 AM
I think the coastline is way to accurate and detailed, and don't really fit the style that the mountain/hill brushes has established. But it's up to you ofc, I would probably go for a more handdrawn style, tho.

09-11-2011, 11:11 PM
Sweet stuff, Diamond. Fallout? I had to look up Fallout; my mental echo was that it has a taste of Horseclans about it :-). Yeah, any post-apocalyptic setting is going to somewhat echo others... unless you pick a location so offbeat that readers won't even get the changes you made. Post-apocalyptic Argentina wouldn't be as fun for me, since I wouldn't immediately get the before/after stuff. What you're doing is great, and I'll want to take a look at the book(s) once they're published !

Steel General
09-16-2011, 06:59 AM
Nicely done!

09-16-2011, 07:48 AM
I love the map and think the style you used is a perfect fit for the flavor of the text.

09-16-2011, 02:04 PM
Really great map!

The senario reminds me of Fallout. :)