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  • Gamerprinter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:36 PM
    I posted an update on the KS last week, that sort of answers your question. Today is the 20th and the end of the CoD commission. So this weekend I...
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    Yesterday, 04:08 PM
    fifty replied to a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    yeah I know.. One thing I definitely struggle with as an amateur is knowing what sort of scale to create my maps. On the one hand I want to do...
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    09-18-2014, 04:48 PM
    fifty replied to a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    This work?
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  • LonewandererD's Avatar
    09-18-2014, 03:48 AM
    Ah man, not Ascension. I've been away a while and come back to find a lot of the greats missing, these are the guys that got me into Cartography...
    13 replies | 290 view(s)
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    09-17-2014, 07:22 PM
    fifty replied to a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    so .. I tried wiggly contour lines, and comb-teeth, and then a combo of the two.. I think this looks like a way forward - although I'll...
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    09-17-2014, 07:11 PM
    fifty replied to a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    Good advice THW, I'm going for a bit more arty effort than the Rome map but I like the idea of the tight-comb as a ridge definer. As for the ...
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    09-16-2014, 06:04 PM
    fifty replied to a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    1st WIP: Just a copy of the landscape ridges and coastline really. This does bring me to my first decision though.. How to draw the actual...
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    09-16-2014, 04:22 PM
    fifty replied to a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    Well it's a big city on the coast slap bang in the centre of my RPG world (see Uma map). Its a sort of Byzantium type place, majestic and tall domed...
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    09-15-2014, 06:07 PM
    fifty started a thread Nostapyrax in Town/City Mapping
    So this is going to be my first attempt at a city map with the new skills I have learnt from this community! :) Here's the original sketch that I...
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    09-11-2014, 05:26 PM
    fifty replied to a thread Uma - Orbis Terrarum in Finished Maps
    Quick update, I finally finished the RPG this map was for (orbis Terrarum RPG) and after getting the KS patrons to name a few places I have fully...
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    09-09-2014, 01:59 PM
    If it seems like I've been quiet lately, its because I'm still doing the maps for Call of Duty. The trip to California was really only for research,...
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    09-06-2014, 12:07 PM
    Hey y'all Long ago while experimenting I came upon a technique for forests that I really liked. Again, a while back I had a few request for a...
    1 replies | 233 view(s)
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    08-24-2014, 05:18 PM
    If memory serves me, Tolkien maps didn't have any borders, rather defined geographical regions, bordered by forests, mountain ranges, major rivers,...
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  • Gamerprinter's Avatar
    08-24-2014, 01:26 PM
    At least with my next commission for Activision, I will be creating multiple maps (up to 30) during September and early part of October, with a...
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    08-24-2014, 01:16 PM
    As Midgardsormr says. While using vector is a slightly different design paradigm than image editing, many image editing tools and techniques are...
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  • Gamerprinter's Avatar
    08-22-2014, 12:00 PM
    Experienced cartographers generally do not work for free, and even if someone is willing to do one for free (or some other kind of compensation is...
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    You sir are the super greeter! (no not being sarcastic, just feeling a little guilty for not doing as much of it as I should)(and I guess as much as all of us should)
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    Thanks for the rep and warm welcome
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    Thanks for the rep! And yeah the writer's cramp was pretty bad. I'm gonna take my time coloring it.
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    Thanks for the rep!
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    Thanks for the Rep. After the voting is done I plan on posting a full high res Dundjinni version of this map in the Finished maps section.
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    THank you for the rep. I think i will expand the tutorial. Hope you enjoyed it.
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    Thanks for the Rep and the Vote! I try to make my maps as nice looking as I can, but mostly I try to make them fun to play on.
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    Thanks for the Rep, glad you like them!
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Tutorial Author Name: Tutorial Author
Awarded for hosting a 5-compass rated tutorial at this site.
Issue time: 08-28-2012, 04:10 PM
Issue reason: For contributing hand drawn mapping for the artistically challenged tutorial
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Awarded for winning the Monthly Mapping Challenge!
Issue time: 06-03-2012, 03:15 PM
Issue reason: For winning the May 2012 Mapping Challenge with the entry: Gaelynta
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Issue reason: For winning the May '10 Mapping Challenge with the entry: Inn-of-the-Western-Sands