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    Interesting challenge of labeling and bordering.
    Only critic is the strangely cut gulf in North West.

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    I love the land shape you came up with for this one (as with all of your maps ), it's familiarly Asian but at the same time something completely different…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwarzkreuz View Post
    ...but seriously I enjoy every one of your maps.
    Seconded!

    And to be honest, i'd rather see a thousand uncompleted map threads out of both of you than none at all! So keep doing what you are doing, Diamond and SK, i know i enjoy it every single time!
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    Glad to hear that you've not abandoned Panhartha, and also glad to see a new map in this style.

    it's familiarly Asian
    That's funny, this cool shape is more making me think about the eastern australian coastline.

    Oh, and by the way, from a collectioner of your maps, the unfinished ones have a "let you imagine the rest" flavour to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eilathen View Post
    i'd rather see a thousand uncompleted map threads out of both of you than none at all!
    You know you just gave me permission, right?
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    This looks interesting Diamond. It looks fun too I look forward to watching this one develop!
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    Thanks, V. More to come over the weekend.
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    Good to see you working concentrated on this map.

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    Update time. I wanted to do something completely different with the names of the nations, and this probably qualifies. The font is Flat Earth Scribe, which has a kind of pseudo-Asian vibe without being too derivative of real-world scripts. I tried things with three or four more obviously Asian-type fonts, but it just looked too cartoonish, so Flat Earth Scribe it is. There will be a couple of pieces of art, if I can find images like the client wants for free on the interwebs. He wants a Chinese-type dragon to be situated under or around the text for 'Great Dragon Ocean', and maybe a junk or other far east ship.

    The client also just sent me about twelve pages of notes, and a MUCH more detailed 'rough sketch map', so lots and lots of names and locations to add in. (Thanks, Bruce. )
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    It's a pretty good idea to add this new concept of names to the map, and I like it, although I think the size and color are a bit too overwhelming. Maybe lower the size, perhaps use another color in the upper-case letters?
    As for the map, loving it so far!

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