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Tear
09-26-2009, 02:16 PM
Due to a lot of things happening at work combined with getting ready for a trip to the desert later this year, finding time for a serious mapping project with any kind of deadline attached is difficult.

Still, I try to get some hours per week in. Just to keep the rust off and try a few things here and there.

So here is a completely purpose-free practice map of mine.

Tom_Cardin
09-26-2009, 02:25 PM
Gorgeous! And I love the simple humor of the place names, they juxtapose very well with the fine detail and beauty of the map.

Coyotemax
09-26-2009, 03:49 PM
That's wonderful. I should remember to not drink coffee when checking out maps, I almost sprayed my monitor when i read some of them. There are the subtle and amusing ones, but I find Death Trees to be funny in a way I can't explain ;)

Ramah
09-26-2009, 04:06 PM
Another fantastic looking map, Tear. Great colour scheme and once again, marvelous labelling. Awesome stuff. :)

Ascension
09-26-2009, 04:34 PM
Looks super cool and that gold is to die for. Well done. But, then, you always do it that way :)

Steel General
09-26-2009, 04:56 PM
Great stuff Tear!

Alfar
09-28-2009, 03:24 AM
Great style. I really like the forests. And Full Stop.

Repped and rated.

Karro
09-28-2009, 03:53 PM
Your stupid practice map looks like fifteen times more gorgeous than what I can do after working my arse-end off! I am ashamed.

Anyways, this is a beautiful map. Reps and ratings coming your way, oh Tearful One.

(By the way: I've been wondering is it "tear" as in crying or "tear" as in ripped up?)

Tear
09-28-2009, 07:46 PM
Thanks guys.

I know this is not a polished map, but in my opinion you shouldn't let your experiments rot on your hard drive.


(By the way: I've been wondering is it "tear" as in crying or "tear" as in ripped up?)

It's both, actually. For various reasons.

Gamerprinter
09-28-2009, 10:33 PM
Wow, the odd names on this map reminded me of someone I knew a long time ago, who used to design castles for his D&D game, from back in the Army 25 years ago. All of them had names like "Keep Out", "Keep Sake" or "Keep Offthegrass"...

GP

Gandwarf
09-28-2009, 10:38 PM
Wow, the odd names on this map reminded me of someone I knew a long time ago, who used to design castles for his D&D game, from back in the Army 25 years ago. All of them had names like "Keep Out", "Keep Sake" or "Keep Offthegrass"...


Sounds like a guy I knew and who was drunk all the time ;)

Lwaxana
09-29-2009, 02:42 PM
I love the waste of time :)

Do you plan to use this map for anything? I would have a use for it.

IngIngsvar
09-30-2009, 06:29 PM
As said before it is a very nice map.

In a 4E D&D setting it would work very well in a PoL setting.

I also love the humor of the names of the land, especially the "Waste of Time"

rdanhenry
10-01-2009, 07:40 PM
You laugh, but this map tells a tragic story. The plague that took the lives of those along the Bay of the Sick. The lynchings at Death Trees. And you don't think the Drownlands got their name without a few unfortunate incidents did you? There's obvious tragedy there in eastern Velantinia.

Tiana
10-02-2009, 01:34 AM
I laughed over Disenchanted Woods and Waste of Time. Oh, glorious.

DungeonMasterGaz
10-07-2009, 08:17 PM
Beautiful, subtle, great colours, and it's just a practise map!

Great work. 400 XP.

DMG

Tear
10-07-2009, 08:27 PM
Ding!

;)