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    Thanks, JT!
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    I think the font is toooo playfull and stealing away the simplicity of the map, also the borders of the Paperbanners are too thick in my opinion I would reduce them by half. Normally I realy like your Map decorations, but this time, no. Everything seems way to thik and distracting from the map

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    i quite like the font - reminds me of the maps on ancient warfare magazine - and it fits in with the type of setting.

    though, shields/banners.. were seeing a lot of maps with shields and banners and they're fine as one-off sort of thing but im getting shield/banner fatigue to be honest.

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    If I may reminding, wasnt you the one starting in with the new Heraldry wave ?

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    if i knew the beast id be creating when i done it i would have left them out! i was trying to be 'original' as i saw very few maps with shields on them... (of course there were maps with shields and banners before then but i hadnt seen any recent ones in quite a while)

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    I think there were maps with banners/shields way before Vorro did his owns.

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    To stick my nose into the heraldry issue, I think a map of this sort needs those type of touches.
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    Waves comes and goes, I was not implying he hat some innovation with Schields. Just that it was so well made that he inspires more than a few copycats, including myself in the Line.

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    To be fair, I was doing heraldry (or pseudo-heraldry) on my maps years ago: The Union of Holy Kingdoms I like coming up with banner/flag/shield/heraldry designs almost as I like to make maps, so it's probably fair to say you'll see a heck of a lot more of it from me in years to come.

    SK: do you mean the line thickness of the banners on top of the swords & shields?

    As for the font, I like it. It's legible at large and small sizes, and it has a Greek flavor to it. Be thankful I didn't use the font of the title box for everything!
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    ok... i think i was misquoted or came across the wrong way - i never said i was the first person to use heraldry in maps *(ive only been posting regularly here for about a year anyway)! i just meant that were seeing a lot of maps themed around maps lately. seems like the 'new craze' so to speak. would be nice to see something different

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