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    Hello to all,

    Or as they say in my ConLang Xittikata, Krajhit Xou (We Meet!)

    I am Jared London Odom, a Sixteen year old Homeschooler who is very excited to have found The Cartographers' Guild. I hope my membership here will be welcomed and that I can help to contribute to the Forums.

    My Major 'Verses:
    • ArkVerse- Hardcore Fantasy World set on a Magical Planet, Known as ArkEarth, that is larger than five Jupiter's at least.
    • Biomass- Hardcore Cyber Punk Science Fiction set in a galaxy where aliens aren't the Bad Guy's... But there is aliens.
    • Heroverse- Realistic Serious Superhero World that will be a late teen book series and a very serious Comic Series.


    Thank You!!
    "The Enemy's Gate Is Down" - Ender Wiggen, Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card

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    Hi, and Welcome to the guild!

    I was home schooled growing up as a military brat... moving school to school as my family traveled was not working with my older brother so by time I came around my family was all about home schooling... anyway.

    What kind of maps do you like... what kind do you make... how do you make maps (pen & paper... photoshop... paint... or the like)

    There are allot of really talented people here that do all they can to help us new folk.

    I look forward to seeing your maps both small and great.

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    Thanks man, I have to say I'm a little jealous of your Life, Military Brat is one of my favorite Character Archtypes

    I'm a Modernist Cartographer, I like to make maps that give the most information with the least clutter, although I do enjoy viewing Traditional Maps quite a bit (I love the olde real world maps with land bridges between Europe and America's.

    I am exclusively a Pen & Ink Mapmaker, excluding my few real world ones where I use maps from the WikiMap Project. I don't have the Money for any of the Computer program's.

    But I intend to begin by posting My History of Cartography on the World Maps Board, Where I shall show how my maps have evolved over time and how I've gotten better.
    "The Enemy's Gate Is Down" - Ender Wiggen, Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card

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    All Maps are either Copyright J.L.Odom and Bardic Fire Studios or under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License (Note it applies to all countries even though it's United States)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkkeeper View Post
    ...I don't have the Money for any of the Computer program's...

    Friend there are many Free & Cheap programs to edit and make photos/art with... the best "Free" one that I know of... and use when I am away from my home computer (with Photoshop) is GIMP

    I use GIMP portable on a thumb drive... but that is just preference ans it is the same program either way.

    Being a Photoshop user it never gets old just how powerful GIMP is given the price difference.

    there is a good deal of tutorials on this site that deal with GIMP and a good software discussion section.

    -Chris
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    Welcome to the guild Arkkeeper. I look forward to seeing your maps. Rpgmapmaker has it exaclty right. there are some fantastic mapmaking apps that are totally free. GIMP is great but if you're more into vector graphics Inkscape is great and also completely free. I use a combo of those two.

    This is not an attempt to convince you not to go handdrawn. On the contrary the handdrawn community here is growing and there are some fantastic artists who hand draw on this site. I think you'll find many people to share techniques and advice with.

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    Welcome to the guild! I hope you have access to a scanner so we can see some of your handdrawn creations!

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    @RPGMapMaker: Thanx I had forgotten about GIMP, But I will still hand draw in the beginning since my accuracy with a Touchpad or Mouse is awful.

    @Torq: Hey Cool Inkscape sounds like something I shall Look into.

    @Ravells: Thanx for welcoming me. I will work on the Scanner Part, Unfortunatly I rarely get a chance to get over to my dad's computer where the Scanner is but when I can I will.
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    Hi and welcome,

    Theres plenty of scope to map anything in our cooperative mapping project or if you feel inclined to release maps you have under the CC share license, donate to the coop world and get any of your hand drawn maps linked into it.

    Theres plenty here who enjoy looking at pen and ink.

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    Welcome to the Group! I love you 'Location' Profile.
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