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    No problem, Ravells. I see I made a mistake as well to suggest you should replace "none" with "noone." It's correct the way you are using it at the moment. Well, I never said English is my native language
    (and just now I see StillCypher corrected me, very good )

    Anyway, I like the splash of color. It does add something.
    Does the writing near the pentagram actually mean anything?
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    Pretty nice Ravs. I like the Hellfire Club reference. My personal opinion would be to leave color out...keep it like an old newspaper, but color could could from some handwritten notes or blood drops or something corny like that (which really isn't all that appropriate or necessary sometimes).
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    The stairs do look big, don't they? I've made them a little smaller. Thanks for the pointer!
    Edit: no worries, Gandwarf! ... Ascension I think I agree with you, the red is a bit OTT, I've taken it out and think it looks much better...I'm trying to keep this out of photoshop but I wonder whether if I ran a halftone filter over it whether it might give it that 'old newspaper' look?
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    Hmmm, I don't like the cloaks you put in and the shadow of the casket in the pentagram is way too hard. My advice would be: don't fiddle too much with it. Too many details can ruin the experience.
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    Looking good. I think the issue with the cloaks is that they are the only untextured element of the map, so they stand out.

    I like it a lot - and it's great to see something set in Highgate! That's a phenomenal location.

    As for the scale - are you aware that they don't need to fit on one sheet of A4? You can have them spread over multiple sheets?
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    You're right...the cloaks look too cartoony, I'll soften that shadow too and call it done. I only put the cloaks in because I was afraid that the cloak hooks wouldn't read as such without a cloak or two on them, but if you knew they were hooks then no need for the cloaks.

    Highgate old cemetery is beautiful, I used to live near there. I know the rules said that you could spread it over various pages, but at this scale it's just too much work making bits and pieces ... I don't have the patience.

    How about this version (darkened the walls too)....it's a lot of fiddling now...
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    OK, getting sick of it now....here's the final version which I've submitted.

    Ha Ha! It looks like ICE doesn't make any Cthulhu type games....
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    Nice job.
    I like the fact that you decided to keep it greyscale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    Thanks guys, have to say, I don't like mapping at this scale at all. It's really dependent on getting nice objects to scatter about and as you can't borrow other people's for this comp, I find making them a pain - even really simple ones.

    Ganwarf thanks for the edits and suggestion re the colour. I've put in a splash of colour to draw attention to the pentangle - too much?
    That's a really nice map and I like the use of the colour.

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