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Greason Wolfe
12-08-2008, 11:40 PM
So, I suppose I should offer some sort of introduction, yes?

Let's see, get the details out of the way first, right?

I've been Role playing and writing for nearly 25 years now and still haven't perfected either craft. For about the same amount of time, I've been an artist as well, but am further away from perfecting that craft than the previous two.

I got introduced to Fractal Terrains (and Campaign Cartographer) back in their early years, but after giving up on DnD (for Hero Systems) I started to drift away from CC and focused on FT. I'm currently working on several worlds and a few tutorials (well, actually just detailing my approach to world building) that I hope to put up on a host one of these days (basically when I find a local host that doesn't charge an arm, leg and my first born child).

My main focus right now is the development of a world for a series of stories and/or novels, and the sad part is, I will probably end up with more pages of stuff about the world than I will the stories. Go figure!

Anyways, I've had a chance to read through a few things here and really like what I see. Makes me wish I had joined the guild sooner, but, as they say, live and learn.

Greason

Steel General
12-09-2008, 07:29 AM
Welcome Aboard!

I hereby banish your 'Blue Pip O'Anonimity'! *bonk*

NeonKnight
12-09-2008, 11:31 AM
Welcome to the Guild!

Greason Wolfe
12-09-2008, 01:20 PM
Thanks for the "Welcome Aboards." I'm really looking forward to "working" with everyone and hearing what they have to say.

ravells
12-09-2008, 06:52 PM
Ah but if you had called yourself La Woflette, what a welcome you would have had!

melissah
12-09-2008, 07:49 PM
You're only slightly greener than me, but the few days I have on you means that I can extend a welcome like I'm an old hand. Hello, then. I wanted to comment on this, though:


My main focus right now is the development of a world for a series of stories and/or novels, and the sad part is, I will probably end up with more pages of stuff about the world than I will the stories. Go figure!

That's really the way of it, and the best way to create a believable experience for yourself and your readers. You don't show them, but you could if you had to, which makes your stories honest. It's also good to know that your character could change route at any point and you wouldn't be stuck with too many world-based loose ends or, even worse, inconsistencies.

But this really isn't the place for all that talk, I suppose. So, um. Make a damn map!

jfrazierjr
12-09-2008, 08:07 PM
But this really isn't the place for all that talk, I suppose. So, um. Make a damn map!


YEAH!! make a damn map... that goes for the lot of ya!(errr... where did the pirate talk come from??)

Greason Wolfe
12-09-2008, 08:44 PM
Geeze . . . Give me another year or two already! LOL

Actually, the map is in progress. It's slow going for me when it comes to the mapping process since I tend to bounce back and forth between physical creation and mythological creation. As I finish one area, I start looking at who might live in that area and how the environment has affected their social/cultural development.

At this point, I've managed to solidify what would be comparable to the Eurasian and African contents in our own world, but haven't started laying out any of the major mountain chains at this point. But, I suppose I could offer a little sample of what I've done so far . . . It isn't much yet, but as I continue to work on it, I'll probably start tossing pieces of it up here just for comments and suggestions.

melissah
12-09-2008, 09:44 PM
Woah. As I command, so it is done. I am unstoppable!

Good start on your map, though. Have you thought of starting a thread for it? That way we could see the stages of it's development and you won't have to keep coming back to your newbie thread.

Steel General
12-10-2008, 06:08 AM
Yes please - start a WIP thread so we can follow it's development. Try and post a larger, higer-resolution version too (if possible).

Greason Wolfe
12-10-2008, 10:14 AM
Ah, yes, well, that is in the works as we speak. I'm actually going to do a tutorial on how I'm crafting this world since I'm using what appear to be some unusual techniques. Of course, with my luck, and since I haven't read through all the tutorials available here (not sure if I will live that long :!: ) another one of you fine folks have already done a tutorial like the one I'm working on. But, life is what it is, yes?

Turgenev
12-11-2008, 12:56 AM
Welcome to the Guild, Greason Wolfe. Nice start on the map.

Greason Wolfe
12-11-2008, 03:48 PM
Once again, thanks for all the warm welcomes. And as requested, the WIP has been started, just hope I got it in the right forum.

http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?p=40938#post40938