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RjBeals
01-11-2013, 02:38 PM
It's been a year since I've mapped. I've been going through some withdrawals, mapping is one of the only things I enjoy and is unique about me. I will enter this months comp. I found an interesting actual site of ruins in the middle of the Syrian Desert called Tadmur (aka Palmyra). Looks very interesting, and some good landscape & structure to map that's out of my comfort zone. I'll post some WIP's as I get started.

http://i.imgur.com/hg9zr.jpg

Bogie
01-12-2013, 02:35 AM
Sounds cool! Google Satellite maps gives a good top-down view of these ruins.

amberroberts09
01-12-2013, 05:17 AM
This is really a very good one....

RjBeals
01-14-2013, 04:12 PM
Started on this - got a nice arabic desert feel to it. The hard part to come (and the fun part) - actually mapping the ruins!

### LATEST WIP ###

Schwarzkreuz
01-14-2013, 08:49 PM
Nice! Can you realy read arabic language?

RjBeals
01-14-2013, 09:48 PM
no. translated online. It's a summary paragraph that I plan on also having under the title. And that Arabic part will most likely be smaller.

mearrin69
01-14-2013, 09:49 PM
Very nice. I look forward to seeing what you do with this one!
M

arsheesh
01-14-2013, 09:54 PM
Looking really nice so far.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Freehand 5.5
01-14-2013, 10:18 PM
Beautiful design.

How is that 'Tadmor' font called?

RjBeals
01-15-2013, 09:47 AM
Thanks Freehand. The title "TADMOR" is a font called Felix Titling

Jaxilon
01-15-2013, 03:54 PM
Oh, what a sweet start.

Diamond
01-16-2013, 01:14 AM
Wow. That's gonna be hard to beat...

Jaxilon
01-19-2013, 12:45 AM
This is looking so pro, you have to finish it...go go go go.

RjBeals
01-28-2013, 01:48 PM
i really really hate leaving a project unfinished, but life took over and I haven't had free time to work on this. Stupid real life! I'm going to try to sit down tonight after the kids are in bed and knock something out. Otherwise, looks like an unfinished map from Beals. Sorry -

mearrin69
01-28-2013, 03:10 PM
You can do it!
M

anomiecoalition
01-28-2013, 04:23 PM
booo.....I need this to feed my obsession with all things desert (currently running an Al-Qadim campaign.)

Jaxilon
01-29-2013, 01:31 AM
At least throw down a couple items and burn the rest of the document away that way you can satisfy us and make us hate fire at the same time :)

That would be like double "Ruin". I was thinking of just showing some ashes and saying how great my map was before it burned :)

vorropohaiah
01-31-2013, 04:38 PM
this is looking nice. hope we get an update by the end of the month though :(