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    Question Natural resources, icons or graphics

    I am looking for graphics or icons of natural resources, like the ones found in many strategy games: http://www.civfanatics.com/civ3/resources/
    Does anyone know of any royalty free or not to expensive stock art that can be used for a mapping project?
    Last edited by Ilwan; 12-10-2009 at 04:57 AM. Reason: typo

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    I wanted the same thing for a challenge that we had a few months back but I never found anything. That doesn't mean that it doesn't exist just that I couldn't find it if it did. I just ended up raiding Google Images and cutting up various pics and cropping out the junk to suit my needs.
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    Check out my City Designer 3 tutorials. See my fantasy (city) maps in this thread.

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    You can also try various WINGDING fonts , I used quite a few on my challenge map a couple of months ago (which I found on dafont.com).
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    In the spirit of the season...

    If you guys want to put a list together I'll work on a series of simple illustrations for the list. Available to all the great members of the guild.

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    That's a great opportunity everyone... quick, name some stuff!!
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    Here's a list of things that I regularly use

    Building materials:
    trees-wood (yew, ash, oak, maple, cedar, pine)-lumber
    stone-blocks
    marble-limestone-travertine-bluestone
    ore-iron-steel
    sand-lime-ash-glass

    Food resources:
    wheat-grain-flour-beer/ale-bread
    vegetables-corn-tomatoes-spinach-cabbage-potatoes-onions
    cows-dairy (milk, cheese, butter)-meat-leather
    pigs-hams-bacon
    sheep-wool-dairy
    goats-dairy
    olives-olive oil
    grapes-wine
    spices
    deer-fur-meat
    chickens/ducks/geese-feathers-eggs-meat
    salt
    fish

    Clothing resources:
    bear-fur
    beavers-fur
    flax-linen-paper
    cotton-clothing
    hemp-burlap-rope
    exotic animals (tigers, minks, elephants, etc)-fur/ivory
    whale-blubber-oil
    seal-furs-blubber-meat
    walrus-fur-meat-ivory
    silk

    Natural resources:
    gems-jewelry
    gold-silver-copper
    peat
    coal
    oil
    papyrus-paper
    flowers-perfume
    clay-pottery-ceramics

    Finished/Trade resources:
    armour
    weapons
    shields
    bows-arrows
    crossbows-quarrels
    furniture
    bottles
    magic supplies
    boats/ships
    barrels
    carts/wagons
    slaves
    books
    horses
    ink
    pearl
    tobacco
    shoes
    tools (hammers, axes, saws, nails, screws, chisels, planers, etc)
    artsy things like paint/paintings, sculptures, tapestries/rugs, music, etc.

    Creatures:
    wolves-cougars-jaguars-lions-tigers-snakes-bats-other common creatues
    giraffes-gazelles-elk-moose, etc
    rhinos-hippos-mammoth-mastodon
    dinosaurs (t rex, triceratops, raptor, pterodactyl, apatosaurus, stegosaurus, ankylosaurus)
    eagles-hawks-falcons-owls
    orcs-ogres-trolls-goblins
    elves-dwarves-gnomes-faeries
    dragon-drake-wyrm
    elementals-constructs
    sea monsters (giant squid, octopus, megalodon, ichthyosaurus, dolphin, shark, piranha, barracuda, swordfish, sailfish, penguin, jellyfish, crocodile, eel, various shells)
    pretty much every creature/monster out there depending on the setting

    Sites:
    ruins
    shrines-temples-churches-cathedrals-basilicas
    abbeys-nuneries
    windmills/watermills
    caves
    pyramids
    obelisks
    citadels-palaces-castles-keeps-motte and baileys
    villages-towns-cities
    dungeons
    henges
    towers

    Miscellany:
    skull and crossbones
    x marks the spot
    bridge
    grotto
    enchanted pool
    whirlpool
    tornado
    lightning
    cloud
    rain
    wind
    air-earth-fire-water
    column/pillar-broken column/pillar
    gravestone-cemetery
    haunted house
    arena-circus maximus
    colossus
    totem pole
    teepee
    voodoo/tribal masks
    crossed swords on shield-spears-halberds-various weapons

    Styles for icons depending on setting:
    European (English, French, German, Slavic)
    Mediterranean (Minoan, Cretan)
    Greek/Hellenistic
    Egyptian
    Chinese (Buddhist)-Japanese (Shinto)
    African (Zulu)
    Indian-Hindu
    American Indian-Inuit
    Norse
    Arthurian
    Celtic
    Polynesian
    Aztec/Incan/Mayan
    Arabic
    Judaic
    "Orcish"-"Elfin"-"Dwarven"-etc
    Last edited by Ascension; 12-12-2009 at 04:48 PM.
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    Crikey - I expect Devin will cough and splutter looking at that long list !!!

    Maybe we should try to get free sources for as many on that as possible and tick those off and then those left that are hard we could draw. If we post images into this thread then somebody has to keep track of whats been done and whats left to find / draw. We could put a * next to those found and maybe the link to the resource photo / pic.

    I will also add that the wiki commons is a good resource for all kinds of misc stuff.

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

    Ilwan, have a hunt through all the links pulling out stuff and post links to pics to tick off things. We might be able to convert a photo into a more consistent line art style.
    Last edited by Redrobes; 12-12-2009 at 04:15 PM.

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    I could also add a suggestion for another style of icons in there - Modern

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    Some of my photos of gems

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