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    Hi,

    I am interested in cartography as part of writing fantasy books. I enjoy writing, but have to admit that I am more gifted in the graphic arts.

    My favorite fantasy has to be Tolkien. I like his world and his languages. I have read the LotR trilogy + the Hobbit and the Silmarilion. I have also read other fantasy and sci-fi books.

    I have drawn a few maps by hand, including one for a friend's book, and am currently working through RobA's Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional RPG Map.

    I love open-source software. I use GIMP and Inkscape, but am more familiar with CorelDRAW and Xara Xtreme. I also have some experience with Illustrator.

    I would also like to let you all know that I am a Christian, and that my faith plays a big part in my life. I try to bring honor to my Lord by showing kindness to others, but can be a little hard headed at times.

    I hope to learn a lot through my memebership here and look forward to it.

    Justin

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    Welcome to The Guild. You'll find lots of help here and at least one member who is pretty much a Xara master (GamerPrinter).
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
    -J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)


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    Welcome to the Guild! Our resident Xara user, Gamerprinter produces top quality maps and I think at one stage did a tutorial for Xara users, you'll have to do a search.

    Hope you enjoy your stay here!

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    Welcome to the guild!
    Daniel the Neon Knight: Campaign Cartographer User

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    Any questions on CC3? Post them with CC3 in the Subject Line!
    MY 'FAMOUS' CC3 MAPS: Thunderspire; Pyramid of Shadows; King of the Trollhaunt Warrens; Demon Queen's Enclave

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    Welcome Aboard!
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

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