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    Default Well I guess I'll say Hello

    I stumbled upon this guild while searching for maps. I played D&D when Gary Gygax was still in charge and have dabbled now and then for the past, oh 30 years or so. Anyway, my kids and I started playing and recently decided to try out 4th edition with some published adventures. Of course, the easiest but not necessarily best edited are the Scales of War. I found a number of difficulties with the provided maps and level of detail so started searching. I really like the SOW maps I found here and will be coming back to get more of them as we follow the campaign. Anyway, I babble on.

    In my youth I designed an entire world based on an old role-playing game called ROLEMASTER. I blew one continent up to the size of a sheet of plywood (4' by 8') with one inch hexes as my overland map. I then set out to detail each hex blown up to a sheet of graph paper. I don't remember the exact scale but I then made module books based on the areas my players went to. I ran an ongoing campaign for about ten years before I packed it all up in several boxes stacked in a closet and joined the Navy. While I was away, a house fire destroyed most of it. I have toyed with the idea of putting it all together on a computer and even tried once but have never really decided to put forth that much effort. With my daughters being a bit older (teenagers) now, and finally having some time on my hands when I am not working so much, I will once again pursue the idea of assembling it all. I have downloaded a copy of CC3 to play with and if I like it, will probably buy the entire bundle at some point in the near future. I am not the most artistic of people but I am good with computers so will likely be borrowing the artwork of others to be the individual tiles of my world until I get the hang of how to do it myself.

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    Welcome to the Guild. I would have loved to see your "plywood" scaled map. I have been around since the beginning as well and some of the stuff that came out of that era is just amazing.

    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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    4 x 8, pretty impressive. Welcome.
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    Welcome to the guild Berry, I love hearing the stories of "Old Timers" from back in the yesteryears of board and RPG games. To bad about your Rolemaster setup, I bet that would be a blast to show your kids if they are getting interested in Pen & Paper games.

    Hope you have a good time here!

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    Welcome to the Guild!

    Loved your old-timer story as it brought back memories of my own past world creations. If you have any questions on CC3, please just ask.
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