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Is it Ever GOOD ENOUGH?...Of COURSE Not....

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by , 10-26-2012 at 06:04 PM (744 Views)
If your anything like me, you probably spend a good deal of time looking at your maps. Just looking. A zoom in here an zoom out there a good long stare at this and maybe a long unfoucused look at the whole thing while strory or adventure ideas run unfiltered through your mind. I really enjoy that part of map making I also think it is the most important and most irritating phase of the process. Oh it's not so bad when you are just starting out. "I'll need a mountain there and a city there etc etc..." The problem comes when you get close to "completion" of the map (we all know maps are NEVER "finished") This is where (if you're like me) you start to think "Well if I add this or change this or take this away..." It is quite natural to second guess oneself. We do it all the time. I change mid-project all the time. I just think it's important to know WHEN you are "done" I ask myself some questions 1. Do you like it? 2. Could you do any better with your current level of skill (talent) 3. Did you learn anything that will help you with the next one. 4. Did you have fun. 5. Does the map convey the information that you wanted to convey. If I can answer most of these in the affirmative then to me it's "completed" and GOOD ENOUGH....
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Updated 10-30-2012 at 03:42 PM by jtougas

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    Unfortunately, back in the ol' paper days the maps usually ended up in File 13 before I had the time to "pull back" and figure this out...and it is still a habit that carried through to the digital age...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korash
    Unfortunately, back in the ol' paper days the maps usually ended up in File 13 before I had the time to "pull back" and figure this out...and it is still a habit that carried through to the digital age...
    Very True.... Although it's a little easier to get them back from File 13 now...