View Full Version : [CG Choice Map] Bretoria at the beginning of the second time

02-06-2009, 06:00 PM
Ok…I think I’m done here finally…Maybe I took a bit too large bite for the first map, but it has been fun…at least for me it was. Few times my wife has been lurking over my shoulder shaking her head…not saying a word, just shaking her head…

Here is the WIP thread for all of you not familiar with this project
Medieval map creation project, give me your thoughts (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3841)

I will post the map both in one full version with lower resolution and in 2 pieces with full resolution and with less compression. The actual full map in my hard drive is 295Meg in .PSD file and it takes my PC to its limits :)
I have not decided what will be my next project, but it might be related to this Bretorian land.

Steel General
02-06-2009, 06:01 PM
Great job Pasis!

02-06-2009, 06:40 PM
Very cool. It's like a painting but with modern touches. I think the map is easy to use too. Very clear.

02-07-2009, 12:49 PM
Very nice map.

02-08-2009, 02:34 PM
Very nice map :-)

02-09-2009, 08:11 AM
WOW man. Just WOW.

Blown away by the amount of detail you put into the map. If only I could make maps like that ;)

Looking forward to your new project!

Matrix Sorcica
02-11-2009, 10:59 AM
Amazing work!

And the shape is very similar to what I'd thought about for my homebrew. Any chance of unlabeled versions of the above maps? :)

02-11-2009, 03:56 PM
Congratulations on this, and the CG Choice. It's well deserved and the map turned out beautifully.

02-12-2009, 02:28 PM
Matrix Sorcica asked for the map without labels, so here we go...

Matrix Sorcica
02-12-2009, 02:33 PM
Thank you thank you thank you!

Edit: I hardly dare to ask as I don't want to look ungrateful, but could you post the two separate parts posted above unlabeled as well? I know I'm pushing it......

02-12-2009, 03:08 PM
No problemo...If someone wants to use this map in their campaign, I'm more than happy to post the parts here...

Matrix Sorcica
02-12-2009, 03:21 PM
Again, thank you. Much appreciated :)

Edit: gave you rep - I'm new at this so hope it works.

02-13-2009, 12:25 AM
I am a jealous son of a sob. How did you make this. THIS MAP IS WONDERFUL!

02-19-2009, 03:12 PM
Utterly gorgeous!

03-01-2009, 11:39 PM
Very cool map, did you plan it all out or did it just evolve?
I notice at least 10 Tolkein-inspired names in there, very awesome.
This for D&D or something else?

03-03-2009, 02:53 PM
Very cool map, did you plan it all out or did it just evolve?
I notice at least 10 Tolkein-inspired names in there, very awesome.
This for D&D or something else?

I had a quite detailed sketch on paper and I had dosens of places with background I wanted to add into the map. But of course some things evolved during the creation and in some plases i went back and forth many times.

Indeed there are several names in the south that are Tolkien inspired. There shouldn't be any directly from tolkien but I haven't cross checked. I'm running a home brewn game with quite unique set of rules (at least I have not seen anything like the one we have).

03-13-2009, 09:08 PM
Very immersive map. Just makes you want to pore over it for hours, studying every detail. Well done on the well-disguised locations, the engaging textures and overall map dynamic. A real triumph.

03-14-2009, 06:47 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Superlative!

05-15-2009, 07:39 PM
Beautiful map dude!

05-17-2009, 04:57 PM
Neeeeeat. I probably wouldn't have the patience to do something so detailed, even though I'd want to.
There are some names straight from Tolkien, such as the Falls of Rauros, Rohan (even though there was no bay called Rohan in Middle-Earth) and the Trollshaws. Otherwise, awesome names. How detailed information do you have on the marked battlefields?

05-19-2009, 01:58 AM
I wanted to create strong Tolkien feeling into the names in the southern part without direct quotes. But I'm not a Tolkien enthusiast, so it is possible that some had slipped through.
I have couple of pages written about the wars and battles in this continent. For each battle I have at least answers to when, who, why, outcome, influence and some additional information. This map is currently used in our RPG campaign, but I’m sure players will never get to know most of the info.

06-16-2009, 11:07 AM
Pasis, how do you do your cities here? Is it just a fill texture?

06-23-2009, 02:19 PM
Pasis, how do you do your cities here? Is it just a fill texture?

It is actually a fill texture with some photoshop effects in it. I have used the same cities in my tutorial where I explained how to do it. Somewhere in the middle of that thread I have posted the city texture I had used. Feel free to use or modify it.

07-01-2009, 02:03 PM
What a wonderful map! I remember when I first saw the World of Greyhawk map and this gives me the same feeling of wonder!

10-04-2010, 08:28 PM
Pasis, I sent you a PM regarding this map. Id love to discuss some things with you.

11-02-2010, 05:54 PM
Pasis, I got your privatemessage, but I cannot respond due to your inbox being full.

01-11-2012, 12:48 PM
I know this is an old thread now, but I just wanted to say great job, pasis on some excellent maps - I like your Curunir one too! I've been looking through many of your threads and others, and finally just had to say something and this is where I happened to be. I've been making maps for years, and use Photoshop regularly at work, but there was still some cool things to learn from your tute.

Dang, forgot all about this place, silly me! There are many talented cartographers here. I'll have to check back again and actually post some of my own work one of these days (afraid I keep pretty swamped most of the time). Anyway, have fun all and thanks again for sharing, pasis!

04-21-2012, 05:09 AM
Yeap... Impressive... no words.

04-21-2012, 03:19 PM
Repped. Very nice.

04-22-2012, 03:22 PM
I'm about to use this map in two of my campaigns with varied settings. It's one of my all time favs. I just wonder how to create the city maps while keeping the city shapes :)

04-26-2012, 11:21 AM
An excellent map as always! Love your work. I am surprised it takes only 295 megs, LOL. I went nuts on a single island (300 DPI at poster sized) and its run up to almost 1.25 gigs. Of course I am incredibly inefficient with layers everywhere and experimenting like crazy, so it probably shouldn't be that big, LOL. Thank goodness I am almost done or I would be buying more RAM. But I digress.. great map! The rivers in the mountain valleys are excellent, very cool. My only quibble would be the black lines around the land, but I can live with that, heh heh.

05-06-2012, 04:59 AM
Glad you guys have liked this one. This was my first serious project on creating digital map and my skills were limited. I agree on the black line around the land, but it felt rigt back then :)
But I really loved the world as I was running a successfull RPG campaign in it and a lot of places are based on real adventures we had.

04-26-2013, 03:01 AM
No problemo...If someone wants to use this map in their campaign, I'm more than happy to post the parts here...

I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to say how much I love the map, and if it's possible to get a higher resolution version of the unlabeled map? (Or just .bmp file)

The current one has a fair bit of pixel bleed when zooming in, so a higher quality one woudl be sooo much appreciated for my campaign, thanks! 8)