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    Map [GIMP] The Golgatha of Al-Serlin (an 'old school blue' adventure map)

    This is one of my most recent old school blue maps done entirely in GIMP. I owe it all to the fantastic tutorial by torstan!


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    I love the non symetrical ground level. And there is something about old school blue that is still very appealing. Nice work.

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    Thanks! I am very proud of this one. I was cruising the Googles one day and stumbled across the blueprints for the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem and thought, gee, that would make a really cool old school map! I changed a few things but it is a pretty close approximation.

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    I remember reading somewhere at wizards that hey were printed in blue to prevent (illegal?)photocopying as blue made a mess.I similar thing had happened with the orange character sheets which were also made for the same reason.

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    Yeah, what Avengeil said. That was the pre digital age, I guess. Commercially available scanners had not pyet enetrated the household market.

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    Yeah that's true about blue. As a story editor in the dark ages I think we used a blue pencil for anything that was not to show up on a photocopy. Maybe it was another colour: who can remember?
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    Yep. Non-repro blue. We used to use blue pencil for editing as well - because it doesn't show up at all on photocopies. Red on black also works well as a photocopy preventer...a lot of Commodore 64 copy protection sheets used that. It was hard to see with regular eyes, let alone photocopiers.

    Great map!
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    Thanks Mearrin69!

    No worries ravells!

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