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JakeWoods
06-21-2009, 12:47 AM
Backstory
A book by Captain Dirk Fiddling
"A Practical Guide to Exotic & Dangerous Locations"

This book was written by Fiddling on his expeditions into the
unexplored regions of the known world.
The particular entry we will be focusing on is Fort Grenstien.
Long abandoned Fort Grenstien was forgotten and has fallen
into ruin.
Legend has it that there is a great amount of precious minerals
stored inside the fort.

An image of the front of the book. And Current WIP

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As you can see the book is well worn with the embosing almost
all gone.

I will upload the map closer to the closing date.

Ascension
06-21-2009, 01:05 AM
That embossing is nice and subtle and feels real.

JakeWoods
06-21-2009, 05:03 AM
This is where Im up to.
I wanted a different approach this time around.
Let me know what you think

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Alecthar
06-21-2009, 06:08 AM
Crap. I was just getting used to "running unopposed," if you will.

I'm extremely impressed, my entry isn't nearly as original.

Gandwarf
06-21-2009, 06:13 AM
Cool stuff :)

Are you going to do more pages?

JakeWoods
06-21-2009, 06:28 AM
Are you going to do more pages?

I did think about that and am still wondering if I should.
The only problem is the original Image that I used for the
book. I could do more pages but they would still have the
same book image underlying them

Gandwarf
06-21-2009, 06:32 AM
Not saying that you should do more pages, but I like the style and was curious if there was more coming.

Anyway, the right page is a bit unreadable at the moment. You aged it beautifully, but personally, I would like to see a bit more details pop out. I wouldn't change it though, if none of the others comment about this.

JakeWoods
06-21-2009, 06:44 AM
I made sure that the map was only barely readable in some parts
ss it is supposed to be an old book. I think Im happy with the
overall effect but I may make changes as Im abit of a tinkerer

Syt
06-21-2009, 07:14 AM
Wow, very nice work. Love the "real" feel of this map. :)

msa
06-21-2009, 09:03 AM
Anyway, the right page is a bit unreadable at the moment. You aged it beautifully, but personally, I would like to see a bit more details pop out.

I'm with Gandwarf on this one. I think that the book effect is really pretty, and you've done a great job modifying this image to make the new additions look like they fit. But... a pretty big part of the competition is the map, and right now its pretty hard to make out. I think if you could figure out how to add more hints about the treasures at the fort it would help a lot.

That said... beautiful!

JakeWoods
06-21-2009, 10:43 AM
Just made a few adjustments and took some advice. I hope you like the updated version.
I put the updated version a the begining of the thread....

JakeWoods
06-24-2009, 02:38 AM
I will be includeing a set of maps in the completed maps section called Fort Grenstien to go along with my comp map...

Syt
06-24-2009, 02:47 AM
This is coming along nicely. I'm a bit confused, though: is it Ft. Grensien or Ft. Grenstien (you seem to have both spellings)?

JakeWoods
06-24-2009, 03:28 AM
This is coming along nicely. I'm a bit confused, though: is it Ft. Grensien or Ft. Grenstien (you seem to have both spellings)?


Just to clarify its Fort Grenstien. Where was the typo? Thanks for picking it up..

Syt
06-24-2009, 03:40 AM
On the right hand page of your book, written from bottom to top.

Typos like that happen to me all the time, and the longer you look at them the less likely you are to spot them. :D

JakeWoods
06-24-2009, 03:46 AM
On the right hand page of your book, written from bottom to top.

Typos like that happen to me all the time, and the longer you look at them the less likely you are to spot them. :D


Ill get to work on fixing that now. rep for finding this and letting me know..