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Nolasco
02-02-2010, 11:18 AM
A really big island.
This map was used a lot more than initially planned, Equinoxe is a minor kingdom, pratically unknown to the rest of the world.
During the first levels all adventure was confined to the coasts of this handdrawn piece, now the players are at 7th level they already explored all the main details and went off to distant lands.

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It was basically hand drawn, details and overlays added with Photoshp CS3.
Guess I should have used more measurements and rules --it looks like a quick work, I guess.

Elothan
02-02-2010, 11:20 AM
i ike it a lot, looks like a perfect players handout.

mearrin69
02-02-2010, 11:50 AM
Already repped you for this after seeing it on your Deviantart gallery. Really nice stuff. Love to see more in this style...I dig the grunge.
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Coyotemax
02-02-2010, 11:53 AM
Sometimes the quick works give you the best look :)

Verra nice!

ravells
02-03-2010, 04:36 AM
Very nice indeed. Is there going to be a kingdom of Oxygene to follow (sorry, I'm a Jean-Michel Jarre fan!)

Nolasco
02-03-2010, 09:40 AM
Very nice indeed. Is there going to be a kingdom of Oxygene to follow (sorry, I'm a Jean-Michel Jarre fan!)

LOL, you got my reference!

su_liam
02-03-2010, 02:15 PM
Cool! There's another one! Been a fan ever since Blade Runner.

ravells
02-03-2010, 03:14 PM
Bladerunner was Vangelis...also a really good composer. Jean-Michel Jarre hasn't (to my knowledge) scored for film but his father, Maurice Jarre has done tons.

su_liam
02-03-2010, 04:47 PM
Ah. Me ineptum. Still. Liked Oxygene, Equinoxe... there's another one that escapes me 'cause I can't get to iTunes right now.

To the matter at hand. This map looks really nice in thumbnail and actually looks really nice full size. Those mountains really say, "MORE."

I like the way you staged your game. Low level easy on the coast, progressively harder as you move inland. I've never really been good at that as a GM. The hardest part is giving that burnt fingers, back off warning to players who venture beyond their skill areas. I either have to kind of fudge in the player's favor, which kind of damps out the warning value or just watch them die. As a cruel vindictive GM, though, I've managed to teach players caution over time. Those that don't drop out of my games.

Steel General
02-03-2010, 06:53 PM
Bladerunner was Vangelis...also a really good composer.

I have that sound track...gotta be in the right mood to listen to it though.

arsheesh
02-04-2010, 12:18 PM
Like Mearrin69 I already repped you for this piece upon taking a look at your work at deviant gallery, but thought I'd just pop in to say once again that I like this rough and ready aged map. It reminds me of Thorin's map int the old Rankin and Bass cartoon of the Hobbit (always loved that ol' map). I also like the compass allot; did you make it yourself.

Cheers,

-Arsheesh

Nolasco
02-05-2010, 07:48 AM
I also like the compass allot; did you make it yourself.

Thanks, mate. No I didn't make the compass myself, I got it from Wikimedia commons, it's a royalty-free clipart.
I plan on doing the next one myself, thought.

Djekspek
02-05-2010, 09:37 AM
Awesome map Nolasco. Great sketchy look and you really mastered the weathered look'n'feel here! Hehe, as for JMJ, i liked him untill I played that Amiga game with the legged pacman a little too much (what was the name of that game again... wally or wheely or something?) cheers

Sapiento
02-05-2010, 11:34 AM
This map has a very appealing style, Nolasco. Repped!