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    Hey everyone, I figure as I have been doing some lurking and reading through the fantastic tutorials and ogling all the fantastic maps I had better drop a hello post.
    My name is Jessica, I am 20 and live in Adelaide Australia. I spend my leisure time drawing, writing and world building. I first started cartography when I was about 10, with a terribly drawn world map for a story I was writing. Since then my hobbies have combined to build a fantasy world which I spend way too much time in.
    What brings me here? Well recently I started re-working all my old hand drawn maps (the style was rather simple and several were damaged). I thought I would give computer drawn maps a go. I armed myself with the latest version of gimp, some basic tutorials and the basics of my maps...and soon found myself in way over my head!

    So...I shall lurk around here for a bit and see how I go learning the ropes.
    Might go post my first computer map attempt while I'm at it too...

    Anyway, sorry for the long post, looking forward to getting to know you all
    Jessica

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    Welcome and have fun.
    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 aboard! If you're a gimp user, I'd definitely recommend RobA's artistic regional map to start out. He explains things very well, and even if you're not into that style of map, you'll learn a lot of useful techniques that come in handy on just about everything.

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    hehe thanks! Sitting down with that tutorial as we speak...it's a steep learning curve, but great fun!

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

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    Welcome to the guild!
    Check out my City Designer 3 tutorials. See my fantasy (city) maps in this thread.

    Gandwarf has fallen into shadow...

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    Any questions, just post in that thread, or feel free to start up a WIP thread of your own!

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    Welcome to the Guild!
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    MY 'FAMOUS' CC3 MAPS: Thunderspire; Pyramid of Shadows; King of the Trollhaunt Warrens; Demon Queen's Enclave

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    Welcome. You can put a pin in the members location map if you like - there's a few from down under already. The link is under the community menu or in my sig.

    Check out a Gimp related tutorial and post as you go or when stuck.

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    Welcome to the guild. Hanging out here is a good decision

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