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  1. J.Edward
    J.Edward liked post by Ghostman On thread : Mapping cliches
    I was not refering to the Lord of the Rings map in my post, I was speaking of maps in general. My point is that maps are made to represent specific geography, and the geography in question is based...
    Liked On: 07-27-2014, 03:46 PM
  2. Falconius
    Falconius liked post by Ghostman On thread : Mapping cliches
    I was not refering to the Lord of the Rings map in my post, I was speaking of maps in general. My point is that maps are made to represent specific geography, and the geography in question is based...
    Liked On: 07-27-2014, 05:23 AM
  3. Falconius
    Falconius liked post by Ghostman On thread : Mapping cliches
    That's because most Middle-Earth place names are meaningful word combinations in the elf languages Tolkien invented. IIRC "dor" actually literally means "land", so all those ME names ending with -dor...
    Liked On: 07-26-2014, 04:56 PM
  4. Johnnysd
    Johnnysd liked post by Ghostman On thread : Mapping cliches
    Those elements are not just decoration, they serve a function and thus should be easily recognizable. Conforming to well established conventions makes recognition of the map symbols much faster and...
    Liked On: 07-26-2014, 07:32 AM
  5. NedS298
    NedS298 liked post by Ghostman On thread : Mapping cliches
    That's because most Middle-Earth place names are meaningful word combinations in the elf languages Tolkien invented. IIRC "dor" actually literally means "land", so all those ME names ending with -dor...
    Liked On: 07-08-2014, 08:06 PM
  6. xpian
    xpian liked post by Ghostman On thread : Mapping cliches
    That's because most Middle-Earth place names are meaningful word combinations in the elf languages Tolkien invented. IIRC "dor" actually literally means "land", so all those ME names ending with -dor...
    Liked On: 07-06-2014, 03:01 PM
  7. Maxime Boyer
    Maxime Boyer liked post by Ghostman On thread : Atlas of the Celestial Heavens
    59630 This is a star chart I created for my fantasy setting, the Savage Age. It covers the fixed stars visible to the naked eye that are known to the scholars and navigators of a particular...
    Liked On: 07-01-2014, 09:07 PM
  8. Maker of the Way
    Maker of the Way liked post by Ghostman On thread : The MED (working title); WIP
    Just from looking at the thumbnails this seems pretty good, but the fact you're uploading PDFs makes it too much of a hassle for me to take a closer look (I can't view them directly in my browser,...
    Liked On: 06-03-2014, 10:10 AM
  9. NedS298
    NedS298 liked post by Ghostman On thread : Mapping cliches
    Those elements are not just decoration, they serve a function and thus should be easily recognizable. Conforming to well established conventions makes recognition of the map symbols much faster and...
    Liked On: 05-28-2014, 03:44 AM
  10. Eilathen
    Eilathen liked post by Ghostman On thread : Argyrian Empire map
    I aimed for a fairly simple atlas-esque style that would hopefully not look overtly modern. The text labels for some state and settlement names are faded to indicate places that aren't part of the...
    Liked On: 05-21-2014, 08:29 AM
  11. groovey
    groovey liked post by Ghostman On thread : G. Projector 1.4.9 issues
    I had this same problem with the latest version (1.5) of G.Projector. I found that I could solve it by switching from the Windows-specific package of the software to the "generic" package. (This on a...
    Liked On: 05-19-2014, 06:11 AM
  12. Ilanthar
    Ilanthar liked post by Ghostman On thread : Elzevir - Geopolitics
    A beautiful map -- but why is Burma completely displaced to southeast from where it should be :?:
    Liked On: 05-05-2014, 10:20 AM
  13. Jalyha
    Jalyha liked post by Ghostman On thread : CWBP 2 : Era and Technology
    If we want to allow cannons, yet prevent smaller guns being invented and technology in general from advancing at too rapid a pace, then instead of gunpowder we could base it on steam cannons...
    Liked On: 02-18-2014, 01:52 PM
  14. Jalyha
    Jalyha liked post by Ghostman On thread : CWBP 2 : Era and Technology
    I guess I'll chime in then, even if it won't be much of a contribution to the discussion. Hypothetically, were I in a position to dictate things... this world's level of technology would be based on...
    Liked On: 02-17-2014, 05:40 PM
  15. Jalyha
    Jalyha liked post by Ghostman On thread : CWBP 2: Magic in our world
    ^ I like this one, with the addition that it's not necessarily equally distributed. Some areas might be deprived of magical potential, while others are overflowing with it. I also don't see any...
    Liked On: 02-16-2014, 05:32 PM
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