View Full Version : January 2013 Entry: The Tadmur Ruins of Syria

01-11-2013, 01:38 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.


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

01-12-2013, 04:17 AM
This is really a very good one....

01-14-2013, 03:12 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!

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01-14-2013, 07:49 PM
Nice! Can you realy read arabic language?

01-14-2013, 08:48 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.

01-14-2013, 08:49 PM
Very nice. I look forward to seeing what you do with this one!

01-14-2013, 08:54 PM
Looking really nice so far.


Freehand 5.5
01-14-2013, 09:18 PM
Beautiful design.

How is that 'Tadmor' font called?

01-15-2013, 08:47 AM
Thanks Freehand. The title "TADMOR" is a font called Felix Titling

01-15-2013, 02:54 PM
Oh, what a sweet start.

01-16-2013, 12:14 AM
Wow. That's gonna be hard to beat...

01-18-2013, 11:45 PM
This is looking so pro, you have to finish it...go go go go.

01-28-2013, 12:48 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 -

01-28-2013, 02:10 PM
You can do it!

01-28-2013, 03:23 PM
booo.....I need this to feed my obsession with all things desert (currently running an Al-Qadim campaign.)

01-29-2013, 12:31 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 :)

01-31-2013, 03:38 PM
this is looking nice. hope we get an update by the end of the month though :(