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    Map Trying something new

    I am experimenting with a new style of map. This is my first sample. This is just a test map, and I am just trying some new styles with it.

    Anyway, does this look like it will make a fairly attractive map?
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    Looks pretty sweet.
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    Your shadows are a bit intense. I'd probably prefer them to be about half as dark as they are now. But your rivers look awesome. Nice work.

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    Perhaps an outline to define the shore a little more. I like the mountains.
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    I like your style

    If this is you trying out something new, you are a great mapper by any standard, it took me ages to make something that good!

    Add more detailed textures and maybe tone down the shadows a bit and you have something very good indeed IMHO.

    Interesting to see that you have made the same mistake I have made with my Greyhawk project..lol. If north is up that is.

    Keep up the good work!

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    I was thinking the same thing about the shadows. I will back them down a bit.

    Thanks for the compliment Anna. I love your work on the Greyhawk maps. Can't wait for them to be done!
    I never even thought about the shadow direction! Thanks for pointing that out.

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    Looks very nice to me. I'd have to see it with less shadows to comment on that, right now, it has real gaming-feel to it.
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    Also, I currently have the woodlands with a brighter green color, but I am thinking that I should go with a darker green and maybe have some texture to it?

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    I really like this. I would never argue with HR on maps. I don't like looking stupid.

    For a "serious" modern map, I would definitely damp out the shadows and highlights a bit. Probably reduce saturations some too.

    As it is, while perhaps less scientific in nature, it is strongly evocative. It gives a feel of the landscape. It makes me see the place, and I see a lot of exciting nooks for adventure.

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    Map

    Ok, now this one is a map from my game world. Still a WIP, but a little further along, and I have tried to do some changes to my template based on some feedback from here.
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