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  1. The Land of Illithia

    Hello everyone my name is Sam. I only recently found this website and its community, and so far what I have seen is fantastic! There are so many talented artists here, and just by browsing through maps and drawings alike I feel extremely inspired. I would love to be part of this community, since it is full of people who share my passion for fantasy, storytelling, D&D and my new found hobby, cartography. Below is one of the first maps I've ever created, it is part of a long term D&D project, ...

    Updated 07-04-2015 at 10:42 AM by Sam Jacobs Kline

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  2. Learning an Isometric Trick (easier than expected!)

    I had previously thought that there was no hope of sussing out the operations nescessary to wrangle a square grid down onto an axonometric plane.
    As it turns out, with help from a very straightforward little tutorial I found (, the solution was in fact very simple to deduce.
    The secret ingredient was the very precise scale transform step - profuse thanks to Olga Bikmullina for simply giving the answer. ...

    Updated 04-14-2015 at 09:29 AM by Baile nam Fonn (Meshon's comment prompted better description of link)

    WIP - Ernie'sTome
  3. I Discover the Axonometric Grid

    Something a little different has caught my fancy, but it's not necessarily tangential to the project:

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    ( this here is a teaser )
    ( hint: it's a 48 x 48 )

    WIP - Ernie'sTome
  4. Ernie's Grids

    Creating a custom coordinate grid can consume alot of time if a noob isn't careful.

    ..I threw caution to the winds.

    I also improved my understanding of the scale of the map.

    Here is the 33 x 33 World grid. Embark sites cannot overlap the borders of this grid (but wordgen sites can, and flaunt it ). Not even with cheats, afaik.
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    If you zoom in to the top left and squint, you'll see the 16 x 16 Region ...

    Updated 04-11-2015 at 03:29 PM by Baile nam Fonn

    WIP - Ernie'sTome
  5. WIP - Ernie'sTome ( rnitom, The Infinite Planet)

    Quote Originally Posted by Baile nam Fonn View Post
    || UPDATE: comments, advice, encouragement welcome! I'm new to mapping and this is my first public map project.
    || Descending into madness: the attached export map & trace pleased me initially, but now I want better resolution!
    || To achieve this, I'm using 1 x 1 embarks / embark anywhere and exporting local images. It will be a bunch of sea-bed elevation stuff

    Updated 04-11-2015 at 03:29 PM by Baile nam Fonn

    WIP - Ernie'sTome
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