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rvgriffiths
02-24-2014, 12:40 AM
By which I mean, it turns out it's easier to writer a story containing many locational shifts if one has a map... go figure.

I've doodled around, drawn some rough-and-awful maps on graph paper, even followed the lovely Not-So-Random Coastline (http://http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/875-%5Baward-winner%5D-making-not-so-random-coastlines-gimp-alternative-method.html) tutorial to make some pretty, if purposeless, continents.

So when I needed to make a map, I thought, Aha! I'll wander back to the Cartographer's Guild, drag myself out of the dank corners of lurkdom, and try my hand at some honest-to-goodness mapmaking. If any collection of internet strangers would nudge me in the right direction when I wander astray with my terribly limited knowledge of coastlines and mountains and rivers (those go up, right? ;)), it would the denizens of that forum!

Long story short: plate tectonics confuse me, I'm too much of a completionist to do it more randomly, and all I've got to my name are some sketchbooks and a touch tablet, so I have no idea how this will work out, but I imagine there's no better place to try. :)

Hello all!

arsheesh
02-24-2014, 02:06 AM
...found your masterpiece rvgriffiths, it got caught up in moderation because you are a new user posting a link. Should be visible to everyone now.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

rvgriffiths
02-24-2014, 09:38 AM
Hurray, thanks!