Sounds like a massive effort to map out. You might consider moving up your deadline or invest some money. But I may be wrong.
After lurking around, trying a few totally unsuccessful maps and a hard drive crash I have decide to commission a map.
Genesis of the World
The idea of this world is how would I do a MMORPG. I decide a good one needs four things:
2. 2 clearly opposing forces
3. Good PVE action
4. an Economic backbone
The balancing of 3 and 4 would be the key.
In order build a history, a map would be of great help, hence this request.
Status of the World
Region one is the “good” guys and consists of four cities and a number of smaller towns and hamlets.
1. A Port city on the coast
2. A Farm city in the head of the river
3. A Mining city in the Mountains
4. A Wizards City centrally locates to unite the others, see map. Brittany the wizard's city However I am not sure of the orientation of the city map (north might not be north, the dam and lake might need to be on the other side of the city).
Region one is based on a fertile and navigable river system uniting the four cities. Although the tributary leading to the Mine city from the Wizards City did require improvements.
Region two is the “bad” guys and should consist of one major imperial city.
The size and influence of the region should be able to compete with region 1.
Region three is a large desert populated by semi-nomadic tribes.
It has a large and magical cave system at its heart.
Other Smaller Regions
Enchanted Forest (white tip forest run by the head elf priestess)
Regions added by the artist
The Battle Ground (site of an epic battle between 1 and 2) possible located on the fringe of 3
There be Dragons
High country through out the world is dominated by great dragons. Foot hills have smaller dragons which are an important resource, think oil in our modern world.
Scale and style of the map is up to the artist. Should be appropriate to mapping a continental sized area. Labeling of cities and regions is not necessary, since I don't have names. However the artist is welcome to create names.
Since deadlines serve to focus the mind, even though this is unpaid, I would like the commission to be completed within a month of being taken.
edit: Please feel free to suggest an alternative but relatively firm deadline.
The Map will be used by me to help flesh out my world, as such I will need the rights to reproduce the map for my personal use, and non-commercial distribution to any collaborators I might find.
The artist will have the right to exhibit the image as part of his portfolio but not to exploit it for commercial gain.
Since I might one day(when I win the Lottery) develop this into a commercial venture, the artist will state a price for the full copyright. To be paid when and if this becomes a commercial venture.
Please contact me through private message on the board.
Last edited by Sathurn; 01-17-2013 at 11:17 AM.
After reading my post in light of your comments I can see where your coming from. However I am not looking for three well develop regional maps I looking for a larger map that show the relationship between the regions.
The time frame, of one month, was totally arbitrary and might need to be adjusted.
Unfortunately my cash flow situation means no money can be expected.
I was really hoping, someone would help me out. I have tried to make continental maps and been totally unsatisfied with my results.