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    Default Hothnia - Political Map

    Here's an antique-style map that goes with a story I've started writing called "A Dark Night in Borioth". It deals with a barbarian named Tarn of Ushtarna who, exiled from his homeland, finds himself in the city of Borioth, which has lately been troubled by a rash of missing persons and strange shapes that crawl out of the sea in the wee hours... It's a definite tribute to REH, Lovecraft, and David Gemmel, three of my biggest influences as a writer, gamer, and artist.

    The map was done in CS2; the font is Roman Antique. I'm not entirely happy with the torn-edge look; I was trying to get the edges to look more ragged, but only succeeded in making them look blurry, so I compromised by leaving the edges sharp and adding a brownish inner glow to simulate wear. What I may do at some point is search for or make a canvas-weave pattern that I can apply around the edges to simulate raggedness.
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    That looks sweet. Don't think I can rep you yet but I would. Give this torn edge tut a try:
    http://www.myjanee.com/tuts/torn/torn.htm
    I tried it out for the envelope in my Brushy, Kansas composition and it worked pretty well for me.
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    Hmm, that might just work; thanks for that!

    (And I'd rep you for that, but I can't yet either.)
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    Interesting map and the inner glow looks just fine for me the way you have applied it.Repped.

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    Lovely map, Diamond!

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    Nicely done...
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

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    Very nice D. A great example of a style that I can never get right. But you did a great job. I am gonna try to give you a rep-whack.
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    Thanks for the rep!
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