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Tear
09-13-2009, 02:01 PM
After a fun mapping weekend, here is my entry:

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craggles
09-13-2009, 03:31 PM
A fun AND busy mapping weekend by the looks of it! ;)

I love the first and the last maps. :)

The second and third look very well executed but I'm unsure of the mountain range of the second and the strange square divides in the third. These elements maybe technically correct for the style of the map (and I wouldn't know either) but I'm not a fan.

I love the whole presentation too! :D

Immolate
09-13-2009, 04:06 PM
I really love the story this tells Tear. I think you did a good job capturing the flavor of old-to-modern and then post apocalyptic mapping styles. The only think that I see right off that is probably unrealistic is that the rivers are dead-on accurate from the first to the last. Accuracy tends to be a function of tech, and before the science was developed (or after it was forgotten), the ability to accurately establish the location of anything was lacking.

Gandwarf
09-13-2009, 04:22 PM
Great job Tear! Cool idea, very echanting maps. I can think of nothing I would change myself.

Tear
09-13-2009, 07:54 PM
Accuracy tends to be a function of tech, and before the science was developed (or after it was forgotten), the ability to accurately establish the location of anything was lacking.

You are right, of course.
To be honest, I just did this for for the fun of it and didn't think up a whole lot of detail for the world's background.
On the other hand, since this is a completely fictional world, why not add some low-level magic into the equation?
I know, the old "a wizard did it" thing is kind of a lame excuse, but maybe some location-divination-thingy could have helped?
Just adding some food for thought here.

jerriecan
09-13-2009, 09:12 PM
Fantastic idea! :) Great work so far.

Jykke
09-14-2009, 12:40 AM
Damn, those are very good looking maps!

jameswllorimer
09-14-2009, 01:59 PM
Damn they're good.. I was going to try something similar on a smaller scale.. but I can't compete with that!

Gidde
09-14-2009, 03:25 PM
Those are fantastic! I love that you went post-apocalyptic instead of stopping at modern.

This is going to be a HARD challenge to vote on!

ravells
09-16-2009, 10:02 AM
Aboslutely superb. I love the way the place names have evolved too.

wormspeaker
09-16-2009, 02:53 PM
Wow, just wow! I wish I could rep you again that's fantastic!

armoredgear7
09-16-2009, 07:56 PM
Very nice!

Like Immolate, I think it's a little odd that all four maps have almost exactly the same outlines and shapes. It's too late to go and change anything now, but perhaps drawing them out individually by hand or by tablet for variation would have been a nice touch.