As most of you know I am a "rookie" at cartography. I stumbled across this site and was blown away by the talent and and passion of it's members. I have always been interested in Sci-Fi and Fantasy so this is a natural fit for me. For the last 25 years or so I have been involved in the creation and development of a campaign setting region The Kingdom Of Shendenflar. This region is on the Flanaess in the World Of Greyhawk Campaign setting. For most of the time that I have been writing about
Updated 10-30-2012 at 03:52 PM by jtougas
Trying to juggle this one. As I mentioned somewhere I got bogged down in minutia and lost track of real progress. Right now I am going back to re-assemble unmerged parts of the map. I need to fix the road and city placement for one. I am on the 11th major change. Perhaps I do have ADD.
In keeping with the whole contribution thing I decided I wanted to convert Ramah's mountain brushes into GIMP brush pipes ala Gidde's from her hand drawn map tutorial. So I am following her convention of mountains as 100 x 100 and hills as 100 x 50. I scale the brush to fit that space, center it up and then color in white behind it to get rid of the transparent parts. Then merge. It's not hard, just tedious. I'm only on #14 out 63 from the mountains left set.
I've been on a mission of sorts to make some kind of meaningful contribution to the guild. In trying to make some heraldry for the Linlandia map I came across juggernaut's Heraldry and figured that I would continue where someone else left off, converting the gif files into png vectors. So far I am up to Ba, which is about 121 files. The total is 810, although there are quit a few duplicates, so I still have a ways to go.
I've made a few modifications to the town and fortification icons, and added roads. Not entirely happy with the roads; may try a different method or just change them up a bit later on. Probably I'll be using different types of lines for different types of roads, but for now I'm keeping it simple just to get this done.