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    Default MajorCommmand / Risk style maps I've created

    I figured I would show off some of my completed maps.

    Some background:
    I've been a member here for a while, and have made only a few posts. But I've learned a lot from your tutorials, and have been inspired from the high-quality work you all produce. I've been involved with Risk style online gaming sites for a couple years. Recently I've teamed up with some fantastic people who've developed www.majorcommand.com - which is very similar to Risk (but intentionaly different for infringment reasons). Hence the reason for territory names / army troops / attacking lines & such.

    For some reason cartography has really interested me. It's the combination of the fine details, the geography and the art. My maps are created in Photoshop, with very few hints of Illustrator. I will sometimes create borders in Illustrator, because they have to be "warped" to fit the map. You know, you need a little creative freedom to move country borders to allow for troop containers, and maybe enlarge Europe just a bit and combine some countries. There's a couple of us who create maps for the site - and we all critique and help each other along the way.

    Anyway - Some of you may have seen my Africa map (Work-in-Progress) which I posted a question about in antother thread about a month ago. Just wanted to expose these 3 to you guys - and give a thanks for the all the other beautiful maps you all have posted.
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    A game on that last board would probably take forever

    Neat stuff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel General View Post
    A game on that last board would probably take forever

    Neat stuff...
    Yeah - people crave large maps for that reason. You have 24 hours to take a turn, so you're talking months sometimes to finish a game. But it's sort of fun that way. I stink at Risk though, and prefer to make the maps. It is neat stuff though - your right ! A little different style than the fantasy maps you guys are used to.

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    Those are gorgeous! Not much more I can think of to say other than me like.
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    I must say, these maps are beautiful! Also looking at the majorcommand website right now, looks interesting.

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    Just (finally) uploaded some maps in my profile/gallery. Soon my New York map will be included

    http://www.cartographersguild.com/members/rjbeals-albums-my+maps.html

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    Love the maps, but the last one, the YUKON territory does not even include the Yukon. It is actually the North West Territories. The Yukon and Klondike are the same geographic area.

    YUKON:


    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES


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    Great gallery there RJ. I love your vibrant yet muted colour style, really makes me want to try adding more colour to maps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramah View Post
    Great gallery there RJ. I love your vibrant yet muted colour style, really makes me want to try adding more colour to maps.
    Humbled and Honored. You are one of the best on this site in my opinion. Your Vaniya map was a desktop background for many months. Just keep doing what your doing !

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    Haha. You could be even more picky Neon with Ontario and British Columbia covering too much territory but we won't go into semantics for that kinda map now would we?
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