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Mowgli
07-11-2008, 09:35 PM
I'm a longtime RPG enthusiast, both as a player and a GM, and a (very) amateur cartographer. My interest is primarily in creating maps/worlds for my games, and in mapping the worlds and their parts for games my friends run. All of my friends like good maps, but don't have the particular mindset required to really learn to use a mapping program such as CC3 (the one I use).

I'm pleased with the outcome of my overland maps (though there's all kinds of room for improvement, of course) and my interior maps are 'OK' I think. City maps give me fits.

I'm looking forward to visits on the boards and learning tons!

Midgardsormr
07-11-2008, 10:37 PM
I have a hard time with cities, too. NeonKnight recently posted a pretty extensive CC3 city. I think he was using City Designer 2 for the layout, but do a search for Deestan and you'll see it.

If you've got a raster editor such as Photoshop or the Gimp, you might get some benefit from looking at these city tutorials: Koppolex, Gullside, and Eneini. Lessee if I can dig up links...

http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1150
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1035
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=530

ravells
07-12-2008, 05:14 AM
Welcome to the Guild Mowgli! (love the nick). In addition to Midgard's links, have a look at the thread index which may also give you some ideas.

enjoy your stay!

Mowgli
07-12-2008, 07:00 AM
Thanks, guys! I'll check all of this out. Looking forward to learning a lot!

Steel General
07-12-2008, 11:50 AM
Welcome aboard, you'll find (as I did) that everyone here is extremely helpful and always full of great ideas, tips and suggestions.

NeonKnight
07-12-2008, 01:14 PM
Don't let CC3 get you down.

Here is an example of a City Map I made in CC3:

http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1519

And then there is this one:

http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=843

Mowgli
07-13-2008, 06:52 AM
Thanks, NK - those maps look great to me! I actually saw the Deeston map posted on ENWorld, which was what started me on my journey to the Cartographer's Guild.

I've started WIP threads for the different kinds of maps now, and put up a couple of early efforts - if you stumble across them and have feedback I'm always open. The threads are all named 'Craig's Cartography' with appropriate map type names appended.

Thanks again to all for the warm welcome!

The Cartographist
07-13-2008, 09:57 AM
Welcome aboard.

NeonKnight
07-13-2008, 02:25 PM
Thanks, NK - those maps look great to me! I actually saw the Deeston map posted on ENWorld, which was what started me on my journey to the Cartographer's Guild.

Hmmmmmmm....That's quite interesting because I have never posted at ENWorld.

Would you mind posting the link to my map there?

Mowgli
07-13-2008, 02:53 PM
Hmmmmmmm....That's quite interesting because I have never posted at ENWorld.

Would you mind posting the link to my map there?

My mistake! I was remembering a map by Knightfall over there. I looked at a ton of stuff that night, and it was actually someone over here that recommended I do a search for Deestan. I found your maps here. Knightfall's map on ENWorld is Dark World. Sorry for the confusion!

In any case, it was your Deeston map that peaked my interest in the Cartographer's Guild site.

NeonKnight
07-13-2008, 02:56 PM
Ah, OK then.

I knew I had posted a copy of the map at the CC3 forums, but not the ENWorld forums.

Glad my map piqued your interest.

Welcome once again.