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Me me being me. Being angry with myself or puzzling through a skill or talent shortcoming or just explaining my way of seeing things....

  1. Inspiration or AGGRAVATION.....

    by , 10-25-2012 at 01:24 PM
    We all know how much wonderful stuff there is here in the Guild. There are incredibly talented artists that inspire us and leave us in awe. I think that sometimes that can be a bad thing. Let me explain, I am currently working on a castle for my Darkness Falls:The Fall of the Kingdom of Shendenflar Project. Another member of the Guild is also working on a castle. This member is FAR more talented with this sort of thing then I am and to me that's not an issue. I am confident in my own skills and ...

    Updated 10-30-2012 at 03:43 PM by jtougas

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  2. Over Here Over There Oh Wait....Over THERE Too....

    by , 10-12-2012 at 09:49 AM
    The human mind is pretty amazing. I'm fascinated by mine. How can it possibly keep coming up with idea after idea and then chasing after said ideas like a puppy chasing a ball. I was happily working on my "Adventures of Calan Stonebridge" encounter map series and a long shelved project was suddenly unearthed by my brain like a child finding a dusty box in Grandmothers attic. I don't think I have ADD, I just think my brain is trying to get it's "to do" list done. Calan Stonebridge, ...

    Updated 10-30-2012 at 03:44 PM by jtougas

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  3. Mapping Elements and Fear.....

    by , 10-04-2012 at 11:42 PM
    Sometimes this place can be a bit... intimidating. There are so many talented people making so many nice maps that sometimes it can be a bit frighting. I'm fairly secure in my belief in my own talent when it comes to encounter map making and story telling and in a less secure way my large scale map making skills. One area that I had NO confidence in was my ability to create objects. You know, the little details that make an encounter map. Barrels and crates and horses and things like that. There ...

    Updated 10-30-2012 at 03:46 PM by jtougas

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  4. Burnout..or is it I just can't make it do what I want?....

    by , 09-24-2010 at 11:22 PM
    I think there should be a warning label on this site..something like, "Warning. studies have shown that the Cartographer's Guild can be addictive in certain individuals..." I am one of those individuals. Now I DO have a job..well sort of I have been a restaurant manager for most of my adult life. I started right out of the military in 1990 and have been doing it ever since. Recently the company that I work for has "downsized" closing 5 of the 15 restaurants it owns including ...

    Updated 10-30-2012 at 03:50 PM by jtougas

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  5. Oh how fun this is......

    by , 09-21-2010 at 06:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by jtougas View Post
    *Sorry Guys No Funny today The Riverhewn Gazette has suddenly turned into a spice shop....*


    Riverhewn Phase VI...

    Well after looking at this map for an hour or so this morning I realized that I just didn't like it. It had no "soul" it was just a collection of little buildings on nice orderly streets, fine for realism I suppose but not so much for my tastes. I like a city with surprises and a lot of back alleys and secrets. I also realized that I was
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    Updated 10-30-2012 at 03:51 PM by jtougas

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