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coffeefery
12-06-2009, 01:24 AM
Hi everyone,

I stumbled upon here by chance, and what a blessing it is!

I was browsing on the internet on how to get maps for a D&D campaign and it led me to MapTools and some third-part supplements. The tools are great, but I desired better looking maps (such as those found in the D&D core books). Imagine my surprise when I saw how many maps here looked amazing. Better yet, the artists are sharing their techniques to help others, and I see lots of constructive C&C going around!

I am truly inspired and I'm glad I found out about this site :)

industrygothica
12-06-2009, 02:08 AM
Hi everyone,

I stumbled upon here by chance, and what a blessing it is!

I was browsing on the internet on how to get maps for a D&D campaign and it led me to MapTools and some third-part supplements. The tools are great, but I desired better looking maps (such as those found in the D&D core books). Imagine my surprise when I saw how many maps here looked amazing. Better yet, the artists are sharing their techniques to help others, and I see lots of constructive C&C going around!

I am truly inspired and I'm glad I found out about this site :)

Welcome to the show. Hope you're able to find something to suit your needs.


-IG

NeonKnight
12-06-2009, 03:17 AM
Welcome to the Guild!

Jaxilon
12-06-2009, 03:59 AM
Welcome!

There is a lot of great constructive advice to be found here that can only make you a better mapper. Combine that with all the knowledgeable folks and their tutorials and it's a veritable gold mine!

I too feel fortunate to have found this site. I have been going back through the threads and checking out all these great maps and tips....it's awesome stuff.

Enjoy!

Steel General
12-06-2009, 09:43 AM
Welcome Aboard!

Redrobes
12-06-2009, 09:53 AM
Welcome, I have a link on my sig which is an index of some of the whole guild topics categorized into sections. Basically, if the topic is mentioned in the title then its in. Have a browse through them like that if you like.

Aenigma
12-06-2009, 08:06 PM
:D Welcome! This be a magic realm indeed. The wizardly map-skills I've seen here are gandalfishly great.

I hope you'll enjoy your stay.

surfarcher
12-06-2009, 11:36 PM
Welcome aboard coffeefery, from another noob.

I'm also a DM (not online tho) and found this place for similar reasons.

These folk are very friendly and encouraging and freely share a huge wealth of expertise.

For a bit of fun and inspiration go dig in the Mapping Challenge Archive subforum in the Mapping Challenges forum. Ditto for the Finished Maps forum!

Talk about inspiring!

coffeefery
12-07-2009, 03:55 PM
Thanks everyone! For the past few days, I have been awed by the works here and really enjoyed being part of such a great community. I am now learning the ropes on making my own maps for my D&D campaigns. I hope to post something up once the maps are done to share with everyone here.

industrygothica
12-07-2009, 05:16 PM
Thanks everyone! For the past few days, I have been awed by the works here and really enjoyed being part of such a great community. I am now learning the ropes on making my own maps for my D&D campaigns. I hope to post something up once the maps are done to share with everyone here.

No need to wait until they are finished. Post up a work in progress (aka: WIP) thread and let us have a peek at it as you progress. You're almost sure to get some useful comments and critiques, along with some tips and tricks, and will likely end up with a better map for it


-IG

Juggernaut1981
12-08-2009, 07:54 PM
Coffeefery> We can help you most if you post WIPs. I have a huge project I'm starting and posting the WIPs as I feel I have reached stages.

So stick it up in the relevant WIP section and wait for the C&C to flood in.

(If I sometimes appear harsh, it's probably for dramatic effect)

coffeefery
12-11-2009, 09:43 PM
Ah, cool, will do so then. Is there a specific section of this forum where people post their work-in-progress?

Ascension
12-11-2009, 11:32 PM
Mapmaking Discussion & Philosophy (WIP/Critique)

Under that subheading are further subsections for various scales of maps (worlds/continents, regions/nations/counties, towns/cities, structures, dungeons, and sci-fi).

coffeefery
12-14-2009, 03:51 PM
Thanks Ascension.