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MadLetter
05-22-2009, 08:21 PM
Hey Fellas!

Currently I'm starting up a Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition online campaign. For this campaign I created the following map.

For those interested, take a look at the Campaign Wiki (http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/iaria/wikis/main-page).

Also, for those really interested, we still need one more player! ;)

Ryan K
05-22-2009, 10:22 PM
That looks brilliant!

Lathorien
05-22-2009, 10:40 PM
Excellent map, you have combined some great techniques into a truly excellent style.

MadLetter
05-22-2009, 10:52 PM
Thanks a lot, folks!

I'm still trying to find a way to make the empty spaces where there are no mountains nor forests more lively. I'll try to work some more small differences in height via the normal ground-texture as well as another greyish rock-texture.

Keep in mind I'm stilling missing a bunch of spots on the map, where I will place more villages and towns, maybe another city, too. And ruins. Many ruins. You can never have enough rope. Uhm, ruins that is.

I'll keep you up-to-date with the maps :)

Ascension
05-23-2009, 12:45 AM
Don't over-clutter it, I like the big open spaces. I like to swing a big sword and I need lots of space :)

ironmetal250
05-23-2009, 12:46 AM
Very nice map, have some rep. Just wondering, what is a 'wonder'?

Lathorien
05-23-2009, 04:37 AM
Very nice map, have some rep. Just wondering, what is a 'wonder'?

Anything where the majority of people when first seeing/experiencing it take a second and go "Wow..." ;)

Now that you mention it i am kind of curious myself...

Gandwarf
05-23-2009, 05:13 AM
More rep coming your way. Excellent map!
I really like the layout, the colors, the mountains and the trees.

The only thing that looks a bit out of place to me is the purple text.

As for the empty areas: you might add some more trees to suggest some more heavily wooded areas. But I wouldn't overdo it.

MadLetter
05-23-2009, 08:21 AM
Thanks again for the Input folks. I will try not to overdo it :)

As for wonders, in the Wiki I linked in the initial post it is explained shortly. Basically, in this campaign world the mortal races awoke 200 years and remembered nothing of the previous 500 years and found the world in ruins, dangerous and deadly.

Some old realm had existed in the missing 500 years and this realm had developed things nobody could ever dream of. Wonders are those things.

Wonders include more simply things like Stormtrains and Airships, which are similar to Eberrons. Besides those two there are other things, like the Messanger Arrays, which are basically huge stations that can communicate with each other over any distance immediately. There are also the enigmatic Light Pyramids which glow with an intensity nearly that of the sun day and night, but nobody has ever found out what they really do.

The Wonders are a defining factor of this campaign world and over the couse of the campaign it will more and more be revealed what happened...

Again: If you're interested in joinin, I'm still looking for one more player! ;)

Steel General
05-23-2009, 12:13 PM
Very nice!

I think the only thing you might want to consider is doing something with the font colors - the black lettering at times is especially difficult to read. Maybe a slight glow around it to help readability.

Map On! :)

PixelFish
05-23-2009, 02:06 PM
Nice work. I think you don't really need to fill up the spaces more than you have. It really feels like there's a world down there, with lots of potential.

MadLetter
05-23-2009, 08:15 PM
Very nice!

I think the only thing you might want to consider is doing something with the font colors - the black lettering at times is especially difficult to read. Maybe a slight glow around it to help readability.

Map On! :)

Hi Steel!

I take it you mean the names of mountains and rivers with the lettering? Because the city-names do have glow around them ;)

I will try it out and thanks for your input!

MadLetter
05-24-2009, 10:20 AM
Up-The-Date!

Steel General
05-24-2009, 12:51 PM
Hi Steel!

I take it you mean the names of mountains and rivers with the lettering? Because the city-names do have glow around them ;)

I will try it out and thanks for your input!

Yup that's what I meant - the city and other names are fine, but there are spots where the text for the mountains and rivers almost completely disappears into the terrain.

Gandwarf
05-24-2009, 01:06 PM
It's a lovely map and something for me to be jealous about :)
After looking at your latest version something struck me: the "Mount Karou Area" in the top left corner looks like another mountain label. I think it's the title of your map though? If so, I would give it some distinctions. Maybe work it into a border or legend.

StillCypher
05-24-2009, 05:23 PM
That is a very nice-looking map, and I agree with the notion that you shouldn't clutter up the 'empty' spaces. It looks quite natural the way it is.

Is a "messanger" the same thing as a "messenger," or is that on purpose?

MadLetter
05-24-2009, 08:51 PM
That is a very nice-looking map, and I agree with the notion that you shouldn't clutter up the 'empty' spaces. It looks quite natural the way it is.

Check. I filled in the empty spaces with names for the cities ;)


Is a "messanger" the same thing as a "messenger," or is that on purpose?

Typo. Need to remedy that soon :D

Thanks for pointing it out!