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    Trying for an evocative begining to a city sub-adventure.

    This map was created enirely in photoshop using the Vintyri building symbols. I wanted to have the feel of a crane shot from the opening scene of a muder mystery.
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    Looks nice and clear. I might consider a few colour and dirt layers to make the buildings look a little less identical.

    Much, much nicer than when I started gaming .


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    Maybe. One thing that has often struck me when looking at photographs of estates in many cities is how uniform and anonymous the roofs are.

    This map was inspired by a scene from a TV show. Every building was so non-descript.

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    Technically correct in being identical yes. Aesthetically speaking it's all too identical. Ya need some smudges n dirt here n there, shrug...unless these houses were built yesterday I'm not sure what the funky blur around the edge is for, though.
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    Okay. I guess this should be moved out of finished maps then.

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    Na, not at all, just throw some grunge brushy stuff in there on the roofs and re-upload.
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    Added grunge and so forth...
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    heh, just toss a grid on it, and you could use it for a battlemap or VTT layer.

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    Looks good . Nice idea and effects

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    Now that's what I'm talkin about. Excellent. Really adds some character.
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
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