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Well, I didn't remember what it was originally about either , except for the fact that it was where I was christened Tim. But, back MANY days ago, it WAS a map:
Thinking back to my comment that it resembles a tourist brochure, I think that the RPG community can do well to look at other actual "location" literature.12-13-2007, 10:55 AM
Pyrandon - going back through the Finished Maps this morning. The sketch-up is one of the coolest maps I've seen in awhile. It reminds me of a tourist brochure for a vacation destination.
Slightly "different" style but amazing.
The Ptolus hardcover comes to mind in that Monte Cooke specifically tried to follow the format that is common in travel books today. And I think that it does improve the utility of such a document.
I think a majority of the RPG industry output is location description of one form or another, which is why cartography is so important.