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torstan
09-29-2011, 03:04 PM
Not all the maps I get asked to do are full colour multi-page affairs. Pantheon Press (http://www.pantheonpress.com/) contacted me back in the spring to ask for some black and white maps for their tarot card based game system Ė Fortuneís Fool. These maps were for their Grimm Tales (http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=2741&products_id=93476&affiliate_id=203141&src=FM) adventure Ė Iím sure youíll recognise a lot of the references:

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Thereís a special challenge to maps like these. Each map has been uploaded at 100dpi, so the size you see it on the screen is roughly the size it appears in print. Thatís not a lot of space to get a lot of detail in, and when you can only use greyscale you lose more tools for differentiating different features.

The sites were fun to walk through, and I got to design the Manor house from scratch Ė which had some unique challenges due to the nature of the residents. Itís not often that I get to reference Jurassic Park in design discussions on maps. Nothing like a bear the size of a T-rex :)

These are commissions so they are rights reserved.

Ascension
09-29-2011, 05:02 PM
Sweet as always, man.

torstan
09-29-2011, 05:49 PM
Thanks :) I'm clearing my backlog of commitments and getting them up here.

Hugo Solis
09-29-2011, 06:28 PM
As wonderful as always :D Love that theya re as easy to read as your color work

mearrin69
09-29-2011, 10:08 PM
They look sweet but I get red Xs on all but the third one. Looking forward to seeing the rest full size. Really nice work! I'll have to try some greyscale someday. I rely on a lot of cheap tricks to get my maps to read...and greyscale definitely seems as if it would be a skill-builder.
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torstan
09-29-2011, 11:09 PM
Hmm, that's odd. They're all working for me. Is this appearing anywhere else on the guild for you?

Sapiento
09-30-2011, 03:20 AM
Looks great, as usual.

Steel General
09-30-2011, 07:02 AM
N-i-c-e!!!!!

Sapiento
09-30-2011, 09:43 AM
Ah, I see, that's the product for which I made the regional maps!

torstan
09-30-2011, 10:34 AM
I saw your name was on there too :)

tilt
09-30-2011, 10:36 AM
really cool torstan - nice work as usual :)

Jaxilon
09-30-2011, 12:10 PM
Absolutely wonderful stuff Torstan. I for one am glad to be able to finally see all this stuff from you because you were pretty quiet there for a bit. I figured you must have had a lot going on so I have been waiting to see something :)

Ramah
09-30-2011, 01:10 PM
Lovely work as usual, Torstan. :)

arsheesh
09-30-2011, 02:06 PM
Lovely work T!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

TheRedEpic
10-02-2011, 03:24 PM
Nice stuff, love the delicate linework.

ravells
10-02-2011, 05:21 PM
You make it look so effortless. Truly beautiful work.