View Full Version : First map - The Watching Sun

09-27-2009, 01:11 PM
Hey y'all! I'm starting a D&D campaign and I used the awesome tutorials here to make a map of the world. I mainly went by Ascencion's Atlas style, so many thanks to him. I did add some touches of my own, but mostly it's the tutorial. It took me about 5 hours from start to finish I think, most of the time was spent on town placement and naming.
Tell me what you think!

edit: ugh forgot to change the lame thread title. if a moderator could rename it to "First Map - The Watching Sun" that would be great

09-27-2009, 01:44 PM
Great map BONUS! You nailed the style really well. Have some reputation.
You have some interesting names in your map as well.

09-27-2009, 02:33 PM
That's a really nice map. I like it a lot. Nicely done. :)

09-27-2009, 05:38 PM
A wonderful map. Not the "same old thing" I'm used to seeing. I think you may have too many mountains, but I love the balance between forests and settled lands. Swamplands could also be a bit more distinctive. I repped you, for whatever that's worth.

09-27-2009, 07:23 PM
very nice first map. Lots of nice looking places to go. Could use a bit more variety in terrain type but it sure does the trick as is.

Steel General
09-27-2009, 07:26 PM
Quite nice, especially for your first attempt.

Oh, and Welcome Aboard!

09-27-2009, 08:22 PM
Not too shabby. Nice job.

09-28-2009, 01:40 AM
I think these are the best mountains I've seen out of Ascension's tut so far - I haven't seen all the maps, of course, but I usually have trouble seeing what's up and down in them. Not this time, though, so have some rep.

I think the main differences are that your base colors are a bit more muted than others, and your mountains are a bit darker. Works very well for me.

09-28-2009, 01:45 AM
Definitely impressed with those mountains, here, have some rep (what little I have to give at least).

09-28-2009, 04:30 AM
Thanks guys! Very nice to be aboard, map making is definitely really fun.

09-28-2009, 09:24 AM
I second the nod to the location names. I think they are very distinctive. You can really feel the cultures shift as you scan around the map reading the names.

09-28-2009, 03:01 PM
As first-maps go, this one is pretty dang sweet. Very nice work.

09-30-2009, 05:21 PM
This is very nice. It somehow has a nordic and right before the Dark Ages time period feel to it.

10-02-2009, 01:02 AM
That's good! It looks nice and I also like the names.

10-07-2009, 07:27 PM
Great map, BONUS!

I got an optical illusion when I first looked at your map. The mountain areas seemed like they were inverted. Like huge, cavernous gouges in the land. I saw the mountains when I looked twice, but I kinda liked the immense scars that I saw first time. They invoked my imagination.

Very good first map. 450 XP and an amulet of protection +1.


09-23-2010, 11:02 PM
Looks great! How did you do the mountains? They don't look quite like the ones from Acention's tutorial. Any help our pointers to maybe a different tut for mountains would be great.

09-23-2010, 11:06 PM
Just some minor tweaks on the layer styles. What the tweaks were I dunno.

09-24-2010, 01:40 AM
Awesome first map. Lots of names too, you spent some time on that. Repped.

09-24-2010, 08:51 AM
Its a nice map but this thread is a year old and Bonus posted 2 posts so its prob one for archiving now unless Bonus pops up and continues to make more nice maps like that.

09-24-2010, 04:32 PM
Just some minor tweaks on the layer styles. What the tweaks were I dunno.

Yes, I changed the bevel size from 3 to 10 and my mountains look similar to this now. Thank you!