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NeonKnight
12-01-2009, 04:50 PM
Holy Cow! I just checked the Paizo Publishing site for their Cities Project (Due around December or so), and the cover of the project is the City of Ilizmagorti. This was the city I mapped for Paizo Publishing, and I am thrilled to see Robert Lazzaretti's rework of the Map I did, and featured (at least as I can tell) as the Cover for the Product.

http://mail.paizo.com/store/byCompany/p/paizoPublishingLLC/pathfinder/pathfinderChronicles/pathfinderRPG/v5748btpy87d6

Here is the Cover (I believe):

http://mail.paizo.com/image/product/catalog/PZO/PZO9215_500.jpeg

And here is the City as I handed it over to Paizo (rotated to match the Cover).

torstan
12-01-2009, 04:53 PM
Fantastic! Congratulations on getting that through with such a great result. I've been wondering about the end result of the secret city project for a while. I'm really pleased to see this in its finished form.

NeonKnight
12-01-2009, 05:05 PM
I can't wait to get the finished product in my hand and look at all the ways it is the same and different. I can already see similarities and difference in the small picture.

Ramah
12-01-2009, 05:11 PM
And you got paid for this I hope? I guess it must be great to see a city you designed so prominently displayed, but aren't you a teeny bit narked that it says cartography by some other guy when it is basically your map tarted up?

I'm not sure whether to be really pleased for you or a little bit annoyed for you... but as you seem to be really pleased I'll plump for that one. :)

Ascension
12-01-2009, 05:14 PM
I was thinking the same thing. If you're happy then I'm happy for ya. Good work, bro.

Imahilus
12-01-2009, 05:18 PM
Gratz =)

The rework looks fantastic, though I can see that the layout of the city has a lot to do with that, so if thats your work, you should feel proud =)
I wouldn't get upset over it, since it looks like the map has been tweaked and worked on for quite a bit so that little of the original is untouched, which more or less makes it an entirely new piece. Which means they obviously liked your original!

NeonKnight
12-01-2009, 05:21 PM
Nope. Doesn't bother me in the slightest, because it is exactly what I was hired to do. Make a 'Working Copy' of the map for the project Cartographer to redo. I knew going in that my map would be the blue print for the cartographer to redo, and I provided a great deal of detail for them to work from.

Here is the Original Thread when the CALL went out:

http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4092

Gandwarf
12-01-2009, 05:33 PM
And you got paid for this I hope? I guess it must be great to see a city you designed so prominently displayed, but aren't you a teeny bit narked that it says cartography by some other guy when it is basically your map tarted up?

I'm not sure whether to be really pleased for you or a little bit annoyed for you... but as you seem to be really pleased I'll plump for that one. :)

This was pretty much the same response I made when the call went out :D


This sounds suspiciously like a job :D
And a job in which you get to prepare stuff for other people, so they can then take your work, turn it inside out and call it their own. Yay!


Neonknight knew what he was going for though and I am happy for him. It's certainly cool to see an improved/upgraded version of a map which you made and seeing it published. Both maps look great, but the final version really shines.

Notsonoble
12-01-2009, 05:37 PM
And you got paid for this I hope? I guess it must be great to see a city you designed so prominently displayed, but aren't you a teeny bit narked that it says cartography by some other guy when it is basically your map tarted up?

I'm not sure whether to be really pleased for you or a little bit annoyed for you... but as you seem to be really pleased I'll plump for that one. :)


Not only did NN know... the immediate previous pathfinder chronicles item (which I just got in the mail) credits each original mapper...

ravells
12-01-2009, 05:53 PM
That's a great result, NN! As long as the company were straight with you and gave you due credit that's all that matters.

My guilty secret is that everytime I go into a bookshop, I look for the paperback edition of 'The Steel Remains' and go to the map page and say to myself...'I did that'. It's a great feeling more than any money can buy.

NeonKnight
12-01-2009, 06:15 PM
Don't have the final copy in front of me yet, but I have not heard from anyone else that Paizo has been anything but upfront.

*glee*

ravells
12-01-2009, 06:18 PM
<s> Enjoy!!!!

Ramah
12-01-2009, 06:36 PM
Well then I am completely happy for you then. Grats. :)

And I do believe I would do that too, Ravs, if it was my map in the front of a bestselling novel.

ravells
12-01-2009, 06:39 PM
Ramah...that's just a matter of time.

Steel General
12-02-2009, 06:33 AM
Congratz NK!

Vorhees
12-02-2009, 08:24 AM
Wow thats awesome news dude well done and congrats to you and rep as well :)

NeonKnight
12-03-2009, 05:23 PM
Was digging through the Paizo Boards, and came across this blog entry from October (near the top of the page)

http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/2009/october

It is a good write up and makes me proud as a 'first time' cartographer!

Again...WOW!