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bighara
02-16-2009, 04:10 PM
Hello there,

I am a longtime tabletop RPG-er who uses a mac and is hoping to get some mapping skills to make some purty maps. Torstan's old-school map tutorial for GIMP was extremely helpful, as I am not much of a graphics person. I'm trying to get a few old school modules together for eventual publication, but the more I can do "in house" (layout, maps, etc.) the easier it will be.

I'm also a frequent denizen of Dragonsfoot and a few other old-schooly RPG boards.

Steel General
02-16-2009, 04:44 PM
Welcome Aboard!

Hoel
02-16-2009, 05:23 PM
Welcome aboard!

ravells
02-16-2009, 05:36 PM
You've got a mac and you don't do graphics??? Got to put that bit right soon!

Welcome to the Guild!

bighara
02-17-2009, 09:19 AM
You've got a mac and you don't do graphics??? Got to put that bit right soon!

Welcome to the Guild!

Heh, I've been working on Macs since OS 6. Never been a graphics guy. I am a tech support guy and one of the only mac-savvy ones at my job. Most of my "graphics" work is painting minis for my games. :)

I'm enjoying fiddling with GIMP and Pixen though. And being able to make cool maps for my adventures would be very rewarding. Once I feel comfortable with the "TSR retro" maps, I'd love to learn how to make "prettier" maps, maybe like the ones from LOTR (http://files.meetup.com/238907/middle%20earth%20map%20wallpaper.jpg).

Korba
02-17-2009, 01:08 PM
The LotR maps where a big inspiration to me as well, if you are planning on getting Campaign Cartographer the Overland black and white (http://sub.profantasy.com/2008/august08.html) style is quite similar.

Korba

NeonKnight
02-17-2009, 01:16 PM
Welcome to the Guild!