View Full Version : [WIP] New Dawn of the West Map

07-21-2009, 08:51 PM
Hey there folks.

This is a map I have been working on for over a year. It started small, got big and is now back down to size.

The geography is done for the most part (I love to tweak) and I am no in the putting names on things stage (countries easy, rivers tedious).

I made it using a combination of Hexmapper and Photoshop.

Feedback more than welcomed, it is sought :)

The link to the map is in my sig. :D

07-21-2009, 11:08 PM
thats huge! it looks nice and clean. sorry i can't say anything helpful other than an asspat. good work!

07-21-2009, 11:15 PM

I am tweaking and tweaking and tweaking right now.

Slowly she will be perfect and then ... muhahahahahahaha... ha... ahem... I got nothing. ;)

07-27-2009, 12:43 PM
Well it was clean ;)

Seems as I populated my mountain ranges, rivers, forests, territories, etc the place got crowded with names.

As I am no artist I have done the best I can, but am now working on a version with numbered markers that goes along with a key to make sure it is cleaner.

For now though, in all it's messy glory, here is the as-completed-as-this-version-will-get map.

The Completed Map of The West (http://sites.google.com/site/newdawnofthewest/MainMap.gif)

07-27-2009, 12:45 PM
Lovely wargamy feel to it.... is it for an RPG or something else?

07-27-2009, 12:48 PM
It is for my Labyrinth Lord (Basic D&D Retro-Clone) rpg campaign. :)

No joking it has been a work in progress since about 2000. Truly if I count some of the ideas on the map that have been kicking around since high school, more like 1985 or so.

It feels weird to have it done finally.

07-27-2009, 01:07 PM
Nice map. A very old-school feel to it. I like the landshape.

Tell us more about the world (or at least of the shown part of it) itself...

07-27-2009, 01:16 PM
Thanks. Old school Greyhawk was what I was looking to emulate a bit in this map :) Always loved the poster maps that came with the boxed set :)

As for the world itself... well I have a document that covers in brief the last 2000 years of the West.

Is that allowed to be posted here?

Steel General
07-27-2009, 04:03 PM
Neat stuff!

We don't get many hex-based maps.

07-27-2009, 04:24 PM

I am putting the final touches on the version with no text, just color coded markers.

Am I allowed to post the history of the world? Or later a gazetteer?