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    Look's like I would have grown up near Yak's Bend!
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    Aha! So the orcs DO live on the Jersey side. Now, how do you translate "The Situation" into orcish? You'll want to name the leader that. Great looking map...and cool concept.
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    Not much in the way of drawing updates, the wife had her own ideas on what I should be doing tonight.

    I started placing out some labels and testing fonts and such. I'm going to do a bit of research for translations later, or maybe I'll leave the city names as they are.
    It's hard to decide, but since I decided on Taur Cordof, it's hard to go back now.
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    Definitely liking the small font. I can't imagine translating Syracuse into Elven? Have to find out what the original word means? Check this out: http://www.sacklunch.net/placenames/S/Syracuse.html. From "syraco" -> "to stink". LOL.
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    looks pretty good... except that you've labeled lake Ontario as lake Erie

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    i blame sleep dep

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    Still working over the shoreline rings.. but now they're in it's starting to look more like a map and less like a scribble

    I haven't decided wether to just clean up what I have or redo from scratch. I'm leaning toward the former though.

    I'm happy with the number of cities I'm putting in - plus that means less research to translate the original meanings, heh. I took a few liberties with shorelines and smaller islands for the sake of artistic interpretation, but I think the idea still comes acrss well. I had an idea - some of the older maps I've seen have small maps of some of the main cities featured, I figure I can do that in the bottom left and bring the focus of the map back to the challenge.

    I also toyed with the idea of using one of the elvish script fonts (Tengwar, etc) but I think I'll stick with the english character font for purposes of the challenge... I'll likely make a second one with the Elvish script for them that might want it, shouldn't be hard at that point

    I faded the linework a bit to get a better idea of the direction this will take, i think it's rather nice like this. I might start on a second map so i can distract myself from the tedium of hand drawing all the mountains The most annoying thing right now is being back to work fulltime,... but this is what I *REALLY* want to be doing!

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    I took out the textures for now, they'll be subtle enough over the long run anyhow.. I needed to merge things to a white layer to run a filter I needed for the shorelines and rivers.

    I think I'm going to label the text in there first, so i can draw the terrain and forest completely around them. Of course that means I'm going to need to start researching things and then make translations earlier than I expected.

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    hmmm.. link doesn't work - but the thumb looks great
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    If I remember my geography correctly, the as-yet-unnamed river north of buffalo is actually the Erie Canal/Ellicot Creek.
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