Heh, with a name like "Ream" it's no surprise you started off talking about paper You aren't the only old timer around here. I think you will enjoy the company. We have many rpg'ers who remember the olden days. There are also some here who just love making maps and don't know much about rpgs. The common denominator though is enjoyment of maps. Crush those tutorials we can't wait to see your efforts and if you share your WIP you will find good helpful tips until you master those imaginary empires.
Welcome to the Guild.