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  1. The Adventures of Calan Stonebridge Part Five

    by , 11-03-2012 at 05:20 PM
    This is Part Five of the text only version of The Adventures of Calan Stonebridge.

    Calan Stonebridge nearly fainted as he was roughly pulled to a standing position. The man that had grabbed him was tall and muscular. Calan struggled out of instinct knowing that he had no hope of escaping this brute. "Put me down !" he tried to shout but fear made his words come out in a squeak. The large man laughed and began to carry Calan towards the open door. Calan tried again in vain ...
  2. The Adventures of Calan Stonebridge Part Four

    by , 11-03-2012 at 05:15 PM
    This is Part Four of the text only version of the Adventures of Calan Stonebridge

    Calan Stonebridge wondered how much pain the human body could endure before it simply quit. He had spent the last unknown amount of hours cramped into an uncomfortable shape clinging to the bottom of a wagon as it sped along a rough dirt track. The sun had begun to set as finally the wagon groaned to a halt. He fell with ah grunt to the hard earth and scurried behind a small building. He had no idea ...

    Updated 11-03-2012 at 05:22 PM by jtougas

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  3. Sometimes A Map is Just A....MAP

    by , 10-31-2012 at 08:48 PM
    It's not a new idea. It's brought up quite frequently in discussions here at the forum. A map in it's most basic form is a way to distribute information. Here is point A here is point B and here is what in between those two points and how far it is from A to B. See? I just made a map and didn't draw a thing. Obviously it isn't always that simple. Sometimes we need to know about point C or even point X to make an informed choice on where to go. We create worlds that require climate data and geological ...
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  4. The Difference Between "Telling a story" & Being LAZY

    by , 10-28-2012 at 02:05 PM
    Ah yes the story... If you follow my work you know that for me a map is just another way to tell a story. I fill them with bits and bobs and all kinds of "fluff" that helps the viewer see my vision. I'd like to think I'm pretty good at it. One of the things I'm not so good at is making it all fit together and make sense. My worst most immediate problem is scale. I hate it I struggle with it and it makes my most "clever" maps at best useless and at worst garbage. I do a lot of ...

    Updated 10-30-2012 at 03:42 PM by jtougas

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

    by , 10-26-2012 at 06:04 PM
    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 ...

    Updated 10-30-2012 at 03:42 PM by jtougas

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