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    Map Moonfall and the Seven Realms of Man

    An arid world, its people have named it "Moonfall" after the cataclysmic event that created the world as they know it some two thousand years ago. Much of its past is shrouded in mystery and myth, with mighty ruins strewn across the planet's surface (and scattered below its red sands), echos of an age of power and wonder long gone. A shift of the planetary axis and massive tectonic faults - courtesy of the near extinction event - have led to the formation of a peculiar geography, leaving the world de facto cut in two, with treacherous winds, vast and deadly deserts and dangerous salt seas sealing off much of the southern hemisphere.

    But as the North slowly claws its way back into the industrial age with the advent of steam engines and the construction of the Great Iron Road endangering the Taranian Empire's trade monopolies, daring adventurers and explorers and caravans, armed with state-of-the-art breechloaders and unafraid of barbarians and Moonfall's deadly fauna begin to pull back the curtains over the unexplored lands...


    The general idea here was to familiarize myself with map brushes and with drawing basic different terrains. Making up my own symbols and decorations came more as an afterthought but proved to be one of the more rewarding parts of this endeavour. "Moonfall" is sort of a steampunkish, 19th Century exploration & intrigue, distantly post-apocalyptic strewn with elements that, at first glance, might look like fantasy.



    This is a more elaborate version (yes, more elaborate):
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    Fine job Wired! I really like your work on colors, the shapes and ideas behind it.

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    The color palette remind me of an old DnD map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azelor View Post
    The color palette remind me of an old DnD map.
    Well, that wasn't the planned intention, but now that you mention it, it does have a certain resemblence to old RPG maps.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ilanthar View Post
    Fine job Wired! I really like your work on colors, the shapes and ideas behind it.
    Thank you. In time I'll probably do a revised version of the map once my PS skills have reached the necessary level, but for now I'm rather happy with the outcome.

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    I really like the way you've textured the sea, it comes across really well.

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    That is pretty cool! What is the font you used for the ocean and terrain names?
    "I like a look of agony, because I know it's true."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond View Post
    That is pretty cool! What is the font you used for the ocean and terrain names?
    Ah, sorry. I'm away from my own PC at the moment and will be until May 11th. I'll look it up then.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond View Post
    That is pretty cool! What is the font you used for the ocean and terrain names?
    The font is called Carmencita.
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    Very nice map!

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    Quirky and fun. I like it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dearmad View Post
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    Very nice map!
    Oh my god! I have no idea why I didn't see that one! *blushes in shame*

    Quote Originally Posted by Schley View Post
    Quirky and fun. I like it!


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    Thank you.
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