Like many other people here I started mapping because of RPGs. After a short while I came to realize that I very much enjoyed maps (especially fantasy). One day I figured I'd try making one myself, it didn't turn out very well. Then a couple years later I found this awesome forum and was inspired by the many awesome maps and great tutorials here to continue to hone my abilities until I too can make awesome maps (hopefully!).
Now, off the tutorials!
Welcome to the Guild Muninn! Have fun with those tutorials, and feel free to post up any WIPs; you'll receive helpful C&C that way. Look forward to seeing you around.
Welcome to the Guild! Please post your works in progress and maybe we can help out.