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    Thanks for the Rep, just doing what I can to help out.
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    Hey congrats on the challenge. I have been having trouble with the site for a while and missed most of the challenge.
    Now your threads locked. Let me know when you put the map up on the finished map area and I'll shoot you some rep.
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    Thanks for the rep


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a.k.a. XianPryde on Deviant Art
Golden Gate Park Panhandle, San Francisco
Running, Writing, Movies, Illustration, Science, Dungeons & Dragons, Basketball
Novelist, Graphic Designer
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Open to cartographic commissions. Contact me: christian [at] stiehl.net


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    xpian liked post by Kai_ On thread : Aspiring author here. Very green, but keen to improve my skills.
    Hi all! I recently started writing an archetypal fantasy novel, but the setting took to life faster than the narrative. After some reflection, I decided to write it as a campaign setting instead....
    Liked On: 09-17-2014, 12:12 PM
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    xpian liked post by eishiya On thread : Canyons near Urga; Suggestions
    Are the names meant to be in Russian? I see lots of Russian words there, but most of them don't correspond. For example, no Russian would say "Slomannoy Gora" because "Slomannoy" is a masculine...
    Liked On: 09-17-2014, 11:36 AM
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    xpian liked post by fifty On thread : Nostapyrax
    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 was working up a couple of years ago. 67387...
    Liked On: 09-15-2014, 09:14 PM
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    xpian liked post by jbgibson On thread : September 2014 Challenge: military icons, of a sort
    O-kaaaaay, if I can't come up with something more serious, here's my entry. ### Latest WIP ### 67366 Those are meticulously crafted from genuine musical font elements - I forget which, but...
    Liked On: 09-15-2014, 12:02 PM
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    xpian liked post by - Max - On thread : September 2014 Challenge : Good ol' dungeon
    I made the walls a bit darker and also expanded the dungeon (with new stuff like wooden doors, pool, trapdoor, some alcoves). 67379 © M.PLASSE 2014 - All rights reserved
    Liked On: 09-15-2014, 11:59 AM
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    xpian liked post by pasis On thread : Mapping element
    I created one decoratin element for our RPG todey. I though it could be used for mapping decoration or something as well so here you are. As a reference there is also the original image for your own...
    Liked On: 09-13-2014, 02:19 PM
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    xpian liked post by Bogie On thread : Adjacent rooms wall thickness and solutions
    I decide on the wall thickness based on what kind of building it is. Castle outer walls could be 8 to 20 ft thick, inner walls could be 1 to 3 feet thick, The walls of a small house may be only 4...
    Liked On: 09-11-2014, 11:58 PM
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    xpian liked post by Bogie On thread : September Mapping Challenge: Create a Mapping Object or Texture.
    Since everyone seems to be busy I will jump in and get this month's challenge started. About a year ago, Anomiecoallition suggested a challenge where everyone would make a new mapping object....
    Liked On: 09-10-2014, 09:22 PM
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    xpian liked post by chick On thread : Cartographers ... a tribute
    Cartographers live in worlds that no one has ever seen or ever will. Worlds of soaring mountains topped with rocky crags overlooking dense forests of uniform grey and green trees. Worlds of winding...
    Liked On: 09-10-2014, 05:30 PM
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    xpian liked post by Sapiento On thread : Ostenheim
    This map is a commission for writer Duncan Hamilton Duncan M. Hamilton | AUTHOR (http://www.duncanmhamilton.com), it's one of the main spots of his novels. Done in PS
    Liked On: 09-10-2014, 11:01 AM
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    xpian liked post by - Max - On thread : Max's Workshop
    A few samples of some WIP maps I'm currently working on. Some mountains : 67198 67199 A city map in progress : 67200
    Liked On: 09-08-2014, 02:49 PM
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    xpian liked post by - Max - On thread : The purge - commission map
    Hey guys, Here's a prison map commissioned for Wastburg RPG. Some time ago, I posted a preview of the early WIP and some process on this kind of building style in my workshop...
    Liked On: 09-08-2014, 11:27 AM
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    xpian liked post by Corilliant On thread : **August 2014 Challenge voting : What's around the bend? (in the picture)***
    Congratulations to both of you! (I'm loving that time-lapse!)
    Liked On: 09-06-2014, 06:24 PM
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    xpian liked post by pasis On thread : River experiment
    I have been practicing ways to create rivers, but it turned out much harder than I expected. I’ve made so many trials I can’t count. Many of them had something good, but they suck overall. Here is...
    Liked On: 09-06-2014, 05:51 PM
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    xpian liked post by RandomBassoonist On thread : Hello all.
    I'm Tazz, my username is RandomBassoonist (you knew that). The reason for this is I play Bassoon, and do lots of other things, and as you may have guessed, mapping is among those things. I was...
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Challenge Winners' Compass Name: Challenge Winners' Compass
Awarded for winning the Monthly Mapping Challenge!
Issue time: 09-08-2014, 03:57 AM
Issue reason: For winning the August 2014 Challenge with the entry: The Shelves of Arlath