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    For an experiment I'm going to do a map in an older style, mostly hand-drawn - and for the first time in a while, no bevels. The mountains and hills are part of my Old West Hand-Drawn Map Object set, so were created quite a while ago, but works for the needs of this map.

    This is the Crown Colonies, something comparable to the New World east coast.

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    Next, I've created all the rivers and forests. I might add some swamp/marsh area and that should complete the landforms. Following that I begin the labeling process, which will dominate this map. Moving right along.

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    You are making quick work of this!

    The forest border looks a little too clear and defined though when in comparison to the drawn landform lines around it.

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    No problem, I plan to change the color and give it a 40% transparency, and maybe a fractal cloud transparency as well - that's what I did to the coastal edge line.
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    Initial labeling on the way, I want to imply Britain, even borrow Roman Britain place names, then made up sovereign based names to represent each colony and the major town in each. I also want to include native American sounding rivers, forest, mountain names, along with some English sounding ones (I don't want to copy actual locations, except in a few instances). The Strathclyde reference is a knod to my Scottish ancestors. Oh, I plan to design a cartouche around the Map Title.

    Any name suggestions would be helpful.

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    I plan to change "Charlotta" to "Carlotia", however, I am not happy with "Edwardia", but I wanted to pay homage to a different monarch than George or Elizabeth, so it would be like "Georgia" or "Virginia", but not. Edward, Henry, and many other possibilities come to mind, but I'm unsure how to make those names pertain to a colony. Any better suggestions?
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    Old standards? Like Edwardston, Jamestown, etc?

    Edit: I LOVE Carlotia as a name
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    Not against the old standards, but I'm looking for names for Colonies, not towns, burgs, or hams. I'll be sure to include many "tons", "burgs" and "hams" for town names and colonial capitals though.
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    Ohhhh Right, I get that you want names for the bigger areas, yes?

    What about -land

    Like Mary-land is maryland and such.

    And New- something...


    Not real creative, but it does give a few names for fillers if you need them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jalyha View Post

    And New- something...
    Oo oo what about New Hennary for Henry???

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