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torstan
02-22-2010, 10:17 PM
This map was created for a commercial commission for an upcoming setting for the Pathfinder roleplaying game (http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG). The setting is called Shadowglade and you can find out more about the setting through the facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Shadowglade?ref=mf) or the company website for Neo Productions (http://www.neoproductions.net/). You can find the WIP thread here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?9330-Commission-piece-The-Shadowglade-RPG-Setting-for-Pathfinder).

Without further ado, here's the map:
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This is a post apocalyptic world where a continent much like that of North America has undergone a dramatic cataclysm. Unlike many such worlds, this one has rebounded and much of the remaining land is fertile and habitable. The north is a blasted waste and dramatic seismic upheavals have created sharp new mountains and an enormous escarpment. The habitable region is sparsely populated but there are clear centers of power around the cities.

The map was really enjoyable to create - I've had a few big world maps and these mountains are the result of that work. The forests are all new and now use a custom brush for the texturing. I'm very pleased with the result - and thankful to everyone here for their comments on the WIP thread and the encouragement.

As this is a commission it is rights reserved, rather than the CC license in my sig.

Rythal
02-22-2010, 10:42 PM
Yes, it definitely has an american look to the continent. Florida seems to have finally sunk (they had it coming). I really like the mountains and eastern shelf.

Daelin
02-23-2010, 07:15 AM
Yeah, this is spectacular-looking. The mountains and forests look amazing. During your WIP posts, I was going to comment on the odd-looking eastern shelf, but I thought I'd wait and see 'till the map was done. It looks really great now and makes perfect sense with the background story.

I find it amusing that the "American" feel is translated as "everything outside the US is screwed". Canada, a scorched wasteland, Mexico, sunken into the sea. It's all in good fun, of course. :D

Steel General
02-23-2010, 10:50 AM
Nicely done Big T!

Ramah
02-23-2010, 01:59 PM
Lovely map, Torstan. The palette is great and I really love your forests. :)

torstan
02-23-2010, 05:09 PM
Thanks guys!

@Daelin - if you see something in a WIP - please say. That helps catch it early when it's easier to fix.

Ascension
02-23-2010, 05:15 PM
I gotta spread some rep around but you know I'm gonna rep anything artistic...and well done at that.

boognish
02-24-2010, 07:10 PM
Another incredible map! Once again, I really like the way you create your mountains. That's one part of the process that always causes me the most problems. I'll rep you as soon as I can

TheRedEpic
04-26-2010, 11:29 PM
This map is beautiful! Bella Bella!