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    Post Hello from a frustrated author.

    I've just spent all of last night and most of this morning fuming over the fact that I can't seem to make a map for my fantasy story that I'm at all satisfied with.

    I'm hoping that through a little help from people who are really into this, I might actually get something decent.

    If nothing else, I can bug you to do it for me.

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    You should post a drawing of it ... not final art, but at least get everything onto the page, in the proper places.

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    Welcome. Lots of frustrated authors here trying to map... or only mapping and not writing
    Check out my City Designer 3 tutorials. See my fantasy (city) maps in this thread.

    Gandwarf has fallen into shadow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandwarf View Post
    .. authors here trying to map... or only mapping and not writing
    YOU TALKIN'A ME? you talkin'a *ME* ...? who you talkin' to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by töff View Post
    YOU TALKIN'A ME? you talkin'a *ME* ...? who you talkin' to.
    Haha... I was mostly talking about myself now, but I know there's loads of people like me on this forum
    Check out my City Designer 3 tutorials. See my fantasy (city) maps in this thread.

    Gandwarf has fallen into shadow...

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

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    You should hope that mapping doesn't distract you too much.. Depending on the quality of maps you want to produce, it could take some while to learn the technique & tricks.

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    Welcome to the Guild!
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    Welcome to the Guild! If you do give up on your map (and I hope you don't) you can always see if someone will do it for you by posting in the 'Maps Requested' section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandwarf View Post
    Haha... I was mostly talking about myself now, but I know there's loads of people like me on this forum
    Oh yeah... it's been, what, over a year since I started working on my map for my "fantasy novel" and I haven't hardly written a word for it (nor finished the map).

    Also: Welcome, SilverDrake. Good luck, both on the map and on the writing. At least on the former, you've come to the right place, as this site is just packed with helpful people, great tutorials, and awe-inspiring maps made by some truly awesome folks.
    Last edited by Karro; 07-23-2009 at 03:37 PM.
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