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08-06-2009, 11:46 AM
Hi All,

I am a 35 year old software developer for a small company in Columbus, Ohio. I have also been a big gamer, since the days of Diablo 1 and Ultima Online when I was in college. It is what drove me to learn game development, which I do as a hobby.

I love fantasy and sci-fi, both areas I am highly passionate about. Since the days of temple of asphai on my commodore 64, to Diablo 1 in my college years, I have dreamed of creating my own fantasy world (and sci-fi one down the road). I am currently focusing on creating my Fantasy World of Arillian.

As such, I have decided to first flush out the lore of the world, before beginning any type of game development on it. I have decided to focus on the geography first, and went and bought Campaign Cartographer, and Dunjdinni. I also got a domain (www.ArillianMultiverse.com) which will house all the lore for Arillian. Its not hosted yet, but I am going to build an interactive viewer, for all the maps created, so you can drill down from world->continental-> governemnt/hotspot-> city/dungeon.

My first maps I posted on the CC3 forums for review:

CC3 Show and Tell Forum (http://forum.profantasy.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=1116&page=1#Item_37)

Here are the thumbnails of what I have done so far:

World Map - Work In progress, only Krava has been filled out so far
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2541/3780746402_60ff3a291e_t.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28461737@N08/3780746402/)

Krava Continental Map
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3459/3791189009_de0df1004f_t.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28461737@N08/3791189009/)

Corica - #1 on the Krava Continental Map
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3471/3795018358_31be854062_t.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28461737@N08/3795018358/)

Kromgor - #14 on the Krava Continental Map
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3429/3794183449_792b11b4d3_t.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28461737@N08/3794183449/)

I am looking forward to future discussions and learning a lot from what the community has to offer :)

08-06-2009, 12:00 PM
Welcome to the Guild.

Have Some REP for some cool maps on a first post!

08-06-2009, 12:04 PM
Welcome Skaryn, good to see you here on the Guild forum as well :D
I commented extensively on your maps on the Profantasy forum... but now I can also give you some reputation.

Long live Ultima Online!

08-06-2009, 12:09 PM
Thanks Neon and Gandwarf! I do appreciate all the feedback you have given me so far Gandwarf, it would seem I have passed the rivers initiation on this forum I think :) Looking forward to reading through all the forums tonight, after doing your city designer tutorials :)

08-06-2009, 12:10 PM
Oh, and if you want more feedback on your maps, you should post them in the regional mapping forum as a work in progress. You will get more comments that way as this is more of an introduction forum.

08-06-2009, 12:11 PM
Roger that Gandwarf, Ill do it later tonight :)

Steel General
08-06-2009, 12:45 PM
Welcome Aboard!

08-06-2009, 10:39 PM
Good to see another Columbusian here.
Your world project viewer sounds interesting.


08-06-2009, 10:43 PM
Nice maps. I think Krava Continental Map is my favorite (the mountain especially).

Welcome to the guild.

08-06-2009, 10:46 PM
C-Bus in the HOuse!

Welcome to the Guild.

08-07-2009, 01:14 AM
Thanks Guys, and yes, Columbus rocks! :D