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      JiveMiguel is offline
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    Post Hello, all!

    So I've been fascinated with maps since I was a kid. I'm now 40 and could spend hours just looking around on Google Earth. I've also started playing D&D again (1ed only, for your purists that might read this), and I'm getting into writing my own campaign. But, I find that I need something visual to help with my writing, so I've sketched out a few maps. Well, they sketches are really basic and I'd like to have something more substantial, something that would be worthy of the ink in my inkjet printer!

    I have a graphics and design background, so I've been using Photoshop for years now, but the latest version I have is 7. It still does pretty much everything I need it to, but I'm also getting into Gimp which so far seems great. I've also been using Illustrator to make old-school dungeon maps. I notice some people use Gimp for the same results, but I find Illustrator easier for these types of maps, and the result is infinitely scalable (if that's something you need). I was thinking of even trying to cobble together a Illustrator tutorial if anyone would be interested.

    I've been following some of the tutorials on this site and am having great success with only a few hours effort, and I really enjoy this community so far. Great people, friendly and intelligent too!

    So maybe you will see a 'WIP' or even a 'tutorial' thread from me sometime soon!

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    Welcome to the Guild.

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    Welcome...1e thats awesome!! I got to 2e and pretty much stopped although with "house rules" and all it's a mash up anyway.. Looking forward to seeing your work.

    Even if I am correct, I would still advise you to follow your heart. This whole Cartographers Guild thing, it seems to me, is more about passion and skill and learning new techniques than it is about definitions and rules.
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    Welcome Aboard!
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    Welcome to the Guild!
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    Old skool rules...well, I play Pathfinder, but still appreciate the roots. Welcome to the Guild! Looking forward to seeing your stuff.

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    Yup, I would say that we NEVER have enough tuts

    I don't think that we are overstocked on Illustrator either. Anything you can contribute would be great.

    And welcome to the Guild. The mappiest place on the web!
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