Apophysis 3D hack
Don't know if anyone has played with Apophysis (a fractal/flame rendering program for windows) http://apophysis.org/ but there is a 3d "hack" (or varient) that will render these flame fractals in 3D.
While I've never had the time to play with it, I have enjoyed the creations of others.
I came across this one over at DA (don't know if hotlinks work):
Here is the DA Page: http://xero-sama.deviantart.com/art/...iment-66427333
This really looked like some kind of crazy 3D intergalactic map....
Oooh...That just screams "Planar Nexus" map to me.. Nice find.
Kingdom Of Shendenflar Campaign Setting (WIP)
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Even if I am correct, I would still advise you to follow your heart. This whole Cartographers Guild thing, it seems to me, is more about passion and skill and learning new techniques than it is about definitions and rules.