PDA

View Full Version : Hommlet (T1-4, Greyhawk)



Telarus
07-26-2012, 10:28 AM
Hey there Cartographer's Guild!


Over on another forum I'm using V.U.E., a "concept mapping" application, to map out the data in some classic Greyhawk material.

See: Extracting Semantic Data from Classic Modules (http://www.therpgsite.com/showthread.php?t=23418) @ therpgsite.com. Here's an example of a "faction map" from that thread:

http://s19.postimage.org/ow4dfn2hf/Hommlet_Factions_Basic_test01.png

I want to distribute my results, but as an artist I didn't want to distribute the map from the module with my material. So I made a new one. Enjoy :)

http://s19.postimage.org/54lylfz9t/Hommlet_Map_Color_1024_by_JF.png
http://postimage.org/image/ep5l8bolr/

Cunning Cartographer
07-26-2012, 10:57 AM
Great looking map and loving the detail. Cant help but feel the buildings stand out unnecessarily, personally I would have tried to keep them with the same style and then just used a heavy black outline around them to highlight, but that's just me. Clearly a lot of time and love has gone into this map so a commendable job.

Telarus
07-29-2012, 07:09 AM
Thanks for the feedback Yospeck. The building style was chosen to not get lost behind the bubble-nodes of my Concept Mapping software, VUE. It took a while to get all the data to fit....

I also had to figure out how to deliver the full resolution maps... I am considering releasing the VUE maps (with the meta-data) and the google Spreadsheet I used to create them. Still working on that part, considering sublocation maps (and considering mapping the dungeoon/Moathouse).

See my Google+ post (public post) if you can't see the preview images.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/104849355407989263028/posts/27Si5ftdZaU

Background map of Hommlet 2048x2048 (save to disk and unzip): http://docs.google.com/file/d/0B52Q59_zWE3IWHhLMHhkU3JfOFk/edit

NPCs by Location map full resolution PDF (best viewed @ 300%): http://docs.google.com/file/d/0B52Q59_zWE3IWHhLMHhkU3JfOFk/edit
NPCs by Location map (preview):
http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gJBpHd-S1nI/UBT7BmZZeMI/AAAAAAAAAnw/_NhspJ8_5-8/s825/T1_Hommlet_Locations_NPCs.png
http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gJBpHd-S1nI/UBT7BmZZeMI/AAAAAAAAAnw/_NhspJ8_5-8/s825/T1_Hommlet_Locations_NPCs.png


NPCs by Faction map full: http://postimage.org/image/krk5oyrm7/full/
NPCs by Faction map (preview):
http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2IfZKzEaJ5k/UBT5hFP-keI/AAAAAAAAAnE/ceybx_LyZn4/s1024/T1_Hommlet_Factions_preview.png
http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2IfZKzEaJ5k/UBT5hFP-keI/AAAAAAAAAnE/ceybx_LyZn4/s1024/T1_Hommlet_Factions_preview.png

Larb
07-29-2012, 03:37 PM
Oh wow, that's nice. Fond memories of Hommlet!

arsheesh
07-30-2012, 07:56 PM
Never played much in Greyhawk myself (though I have some friends that are die-hard fans). But I like how you've mapped this out. It's a great visual aid.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh