Hello from ohio!
I'm from ohio, you can call me caspie, BadKid, the kid, or whatever I don't really mind much. I got interested in the creation of maps when I started writing about 6 years ago. Though my maps sucked, to say the least, I still continued to write stories and make maps. I started doing it more often when I began running campaigns with a group of friends. The only down fall to my map making is, I think of the map before the story to go with it. Without a map, there is no story for me to tell and I found this site while in a desperate search to bring a map to life in a proper manner so I can spin a story with endless possibilities.
Welcome Kid. Yeah I'm sort of the same way, when designing a campaign world I have to start with a map as well. Well, there are plenty of world-builders here, and discussions on world building as well. So feel free to join in the fun.
Welcome to the Guild! I too learned pretty quickly that I can't spin a tale without a good map to anchor it :)