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    A commission for Empyrean Games I am working on at the moment.

    Shane at Empyrean Games sent me a wonderful paragraph or two of text that sums up the world succinctly but I'll leave off posting that up till I post the final image so that it sets the scene nicely for it.
    The world will be a steampunk place filled with clockwork gizmos and doofers and sounds very intriguing.

    Anyhoos... here's where I am at the moment.

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    Not a lot of this is currently set in stone and any part of it is liable to change before it is finished.

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    Looking very good so far. I like the muted tone and the crinkled paper. It's effective.
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    I think that the wrinkled paper might be too heavy right now. Good start otherwise, bro.
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    I'm always impressed by what I've come to call the 'Artful Grunginess' of your maps Ramah....
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    Not a massive update here.

    I've altered the coast somewhat, making it darker. I've added a little character to the region: The Black Rust Area. I've also done a first pass at adding in the seven sentient cities. I was asked to use an icon to represent each of them: A fish, a spyglass, a tower, a crab, a shield (and spear which still needs adding), a winged leviathan and a phoenix.

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    I love the way that each of your maps is just a little bit differerent from the last but they're all your style and they're all beautiful. Lovely work as always (although I do agree with Ascension that the creases on the paper are bit heavy).

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    Hmm... if I'm getting several people commenting on the same thing then maybe I should indeed tone them down a bit. I actually really liked how battered the paper was (it's another one of CM's fantastic aged paper's from his thread in the elements forum - go get them people) but I may be in a minority.

    Anyhoos, I'm not going to make a change to it just yet because I do suspect that as I add more to the map it will tone itself down when viewed with the other elements. If not, then I can always crank it down a little at the end.

    Thanks for the comments.
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    Wow... I love those Icons Ramah! As a frequent user of icons, I am fascinated by the power that they have to focus attention on a map, and how much information they can convey. Your icons are gorgeous, with a true Da Vinci feel to them. I'm impressed and inspired!
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    Nice Map! The planet I'm working on is steampunk-ish also.. well.. steampunk "lite" i call it... but with a Victorian feel and some tech advancements in particular areas due to lack of accessibility to petrol and coal.
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    About the creases...just keep them around the edges. Fade the middle out a bit so it's not so prevalent. It's what I'm doing on my current challenge so feel free to try it.
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