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    Wip The Stormwatch -- 4E WIP

    As promised... I have joined the band wagon and started my own Point of Light 'campaign' ... this actually serves two purposes... My youngest (15) has had a fantasy world developed for a number of years now, Dinraven, which he writes short stories in and eventually plans to play D&D in ... I said.. why not, lets use your world to learn 4e and at the same time ... flesh it out and put some meat on it... so, now you are up to date.

    This is a regional area we've named "The Stormwatch" a large tower atop the flat/tablelands looks over the region for miles... even seeing the mountains hundreds of miles away (Mountains are known as the Eversight) though you can see storms for miles.. it was called Stormwatch because it was a line of defense in the old kingdoms to warn of dangerous activities of orc armies, dragons, giants and troll kings....

    I plan to use a small village (estimate 220-240 pop.) named Wolfdell, I believe you may be able to see its location on the map. A map of that village should be up in the town/city section shortly... Instead of hand drawing these ... i'm going to attempt to do these in either illustrator or PS ... I might go with Illustrator... just cause I like the program so much and I haven't had a chance to do a regional map with it.

    Any glaring problems with the map?? RobA should note that the rivers all flow INTO the mountains... Everyone else should note they flow in the opposite direction of that...

    Most of the top half of the map are rugged hills and foothills before it climbs into the Eversight Mountain chain. Wild lands fraught with danger and adventure....
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    Ooooh, I like it a lot. Can't wait to see some color on that!
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    Very nice indeed! I love regional maps with lots of detail in them. Nothing leaps out at me as inconsistant or wrong in any way.

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    Wip Little bit more

    Well.. I put some color to it ... still have a lot of work to go, but thought I'd go ahead and update it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by delgondahntelius View Post
    Well.. I put some color to it ... still have a lot of work to go, but thought I'd go ahead and update it...
    Very cool.
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    Very nice mountains. I like the coloring so much! Keep it up...

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    ahh.. thank you friends... I wish I could claim soul responsibility for that style, but they were greatly influenced by Sirith and his tutorial [Award Winner] Painting maps in Painter only his look much much better..
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    And some forests.... I kinda like this style.. might keep it... just so hard to find the right look....
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    Looking good. I meant to mention this when you put up the pencil sketch, but watch out for those plateaus in the SE corner. You've elongated and flattened them because you've drawn them in an isometric style. However I'm guessing the area they cover is not a flattened oval if you were looking directly down from above. From the layout of the other elements it looks like you are mapping the areas as if you were looking down from above but mapping the contents of those areas with isometric icons. If this is the case then the plateaus need to be stretched vertically. If not then feel free to ignore this post! Otherwise, it is coming along nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post
    From the layout of the other elements it looks like you are mapping the areas as if you were looking down from above but mapping the contests of those areas with isometric icons. If this is the case then the plateaus need to be stretched vertically. If not then feel free to ignore this post! Otherwise, it is coming along nicely.
    tree trunks goooood.... no tree trunks baaaaddd.... heh...

    Looking pretty good...

    I think the bright colors of the forests kind of "yells" when compared to the muted colors of the background and the gray mountains. Perhaps it will come together more in my mind after you do some more placement though.

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