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Gidde
10-08-2009, 10:41 AM
This map was a request by The_Lady_Tear (original request here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=7099)), who asked for a map depicting an archetypical campaign setting.

In our discussions, we decided to have each country take on iconic shapes to depict its theme (i.e., a land of serpents which took on the form of a snake).

The map was done in Gimp, with the exception of the labels which were done in Photoshop, then brought over to Gimp for polish.

Gandwarf
10-08-2009, 11:43 AM
Looks good Gidde. It's a pretty unique piece and it turned out great.
Have some rep!

torstan
10-08-2009, 11:48 AM
That is quite a bizarre map. I love the dragon!

Great result. Repped and rated.

Karro
10-08-2009, 12:11 PM
It might be my eyes playing tricks on me... but it appears that the land labeled "Sin" is shaped like the intersection of the traditional symbol for "male" and "female" (the circle with the the arrow point up and right and the circle with the cross dropped below it). I guess this suggests that the land of "Sin" is a land of, shall we say, biblical "knowing" and fornication?

Coyotemax
10-08-2009, 01:20 PM
Wow, turned out very nice!

karro, I believe you are correct, there's very definitely some hills going on there that imply that :)

That vortex/empty space are turned out fabulous, Nice job on the edges!!

Tom_Cardin
10-08-2009, 01:24 PM
I think that came out very well. You really carried the iconic theme well from concept to completion and made one heck of a fun looking map to adventure on.

Gidde
10-08-2009, 03:47 PM
Thank you everyone!

Yes Karro, that's exactly what it's trying to convey, in the most non-R-rated way I could think of ;)

Sigurd
10-09-2009, 01:20 AM
Arrows don't always point north. 8)


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Auth
10-09-2009, 11:17 PM
Very cool.

This map was a blast to look over and figure out the terrains.

Nicely done!

töff
10-09-2009, 11:29 PM
I dunno how non-R-rated the Sin land is, but the Sandlash area is RRR+.

Gidde
10-09-2009, 11:36 PM
Thanks, Auth :)

@Toff: LOL. Tornado, man, tornado. Any other similarities are absolutely and completely in your head ;)

töff
10-10-2009, 01:54 AM
I'm sorry, doc, I just don't see a tornado ... I really gotta squint.

sigurdbjohansson
10-10-2010, 04:17 PM
Why can`t I see the map??

Sharpe
10-11-2010, 05:57 AM
I can't find it either. XD