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thomas denmark
03-01-2009, 03:32 PM
Hello folks, this is my first post.

I've been working on a little fantasy world called "Tarniss". It is the default setting for a game I designed a few years back called Dungeoneer. Recently I have been expanding on the world and this is the latest map I have created for it:


You can view a larger version here (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/3319543927_ab56c49161_o.jpg).

My plan was to detail out the people, places, and things in the world using Blogspot. I'm planning to make a post for each entry and use the labels feature to categorize each post.


This is a great site! And I've enjoyed checking out the great maps members have been posting. Very inspiring!

03-01-2009, 03:52 PM
Nice first post!

I like the map of Tarniss, and the compass rose is beautiful!

-Rob A>

03-01-2009, 04:54 PM
Welcome to the guild. Nice map, is this the entire globe or a part of it?

Steel General
03-01-2009, 04:58 PM
Welcome Aboard!

Very nice work and second RobA's opinion of the compass rose.

Have some rep for including a map in your first post. *bonk*

thomas denmark
03-01-2009, 05:30 PM
Rob A: thanks!

bartmoss: I haven't set a scale yet. I was thinking this would be roughly analogous to the region from northern Africa (Egypt) up to Russia - Siberia. So I envision the central area a lot like ancient Greece and Middle-East.

Steel General: thanks, and thanks!

03-02-2009, 12:10 AM
I might actually suggest using obsidianportal.com for fleshing out and detailing your world in terms of names, places, culture, etc. It is build like a wiki. On the front page there should be a video tutorial. I am using it to create (not a whole world) but a continent, storyline, people, etc for a D&D compaign I want to run. It is very easy and keeps things so organized and flowing.

Also, very cool map, love the detail.
No rivers though?

03-02-2009, 12:22 AM
I like that Dunwich map with how it combines the hand-drawn and the more realistic height-map for terrain..real nice.

thomas denmark
03-02-2009, 05:09 AM
Also, very cool map, love the detail.
No rivers though?

Most of the rivers were destroyed in the Eldritch wars - the few remaining are fetid and clogged with poisonous residue. The only source of fresh water are underground springs and water tables.

Detail maps show these dried up rivers, and there are a few that have been magically restored, like the Betulah river recovered by the crafty dwarves of Nim Ozhul, near the Dunwin Wastes.

Ascension: you mean Dunwin. Here is the detail map:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3556/3322462604_a7f13e1635.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3556/3322462604_61646509df_o.jpg)

This is still a bit rough and needs some clean up. I've made a bunch of texture brushes in Photoshop and feather in the details on a layer set for "luminosity" and then I use another layer set for "color". The top layer is the text and outlines which is set for "multiply".

03-02-2009, 06:41 AM
That style makes for a nice map. I kinfd of like the contrast between the rough symbols and the texture below.

Plus I like the little icons you used for the towns and entrances. Nice!

-Rob A>

03-02-2009, 11:49 AM
Ah, that would explain it then.
Icons remind me heavily of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and the icons they used.
They were good in the game, but they kind of clash with the style of map you have there.