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    Wip Campaign Area - First Post

    Howdy all, I stumbled across this site just as I started working on a map of the Burning Wheel campaign I'm in.

    Done in Pen on paper lol. I have no idea how to do any of this bumpmapping or topographical stuff that so many people on here do... I'd love to, I just don't know how.

    This is the starter map just to give me and the group, an idea of where everything is and a detailed layout of this world we've been playing in for a year already.

    It's very rough and I'm in the process of cleaning it up.
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    Now that's a very nice first map post. Looks good so far. Like the dev art page too. From that, it looks like you do a bit of computer art too. Which program? I'm sure people here will be more than happy to teach you all there is to know about bump-mapping, but I'm afraid I just do hand-drawn stuff so can't help you too much there. I'll happily chip in if you have any Gimp queries that I can answer though. Oh, and welcome to the guild.
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    I use Photoshop CS2 ver.9 PRO exclusively.

    I don't mind hand-drawn for the atual, at-the-table map, but I would love to eventually have a colored, realistic-looking map too.

    Arcosian Peninnsula cleaned up lineart, no markings
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    Looks pretty good, those fjord-like inlets rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tensen01 View Post
    Done in Pen on paper lol. I have no idea how to do any of this bumpmapping or topographical stuff that so many people on here do... I'd love to, I just don't know how.
    In the meantime, your use of traditional media elevates your map to levels of gorgeosity and authenticity currently impossible for most digital methods. That's a very lovely map, something to be proud of.

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    I agree. I am particularly impressed by the detail of your coastline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midgardsormr View Post
    I agree. I am particularly impressed by the detail of your coastline.
    Yeah, the GM kept saying "No, craggier, CRAGGIER!" until I got to there and he was "Yeah, that works... for the scale"

    if I ever zoom in you're gonna get even more crags.

    I'm glad everyone likes... I wasn't sure how well a hand-drawn, not terribly detailed map would go down on here, I was actually embarassed to put it up.

    Here's a general scale idea.
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    Never be embarassed. I'm sure if you went back and saw the first WIP image I put up, you'd have nothing but confidence! Not that I'm a whiz now, but considering where I started...
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    Oh yeah thats real craggy. Welcome - like the map - esp rivers. No need to call in the river police here.

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    Unfortunately the game has been on hiatus for the past several months but I came across the map and thought I'd do something more with it.

    So here's a kind of old-fashioned map look for it.

    Not sure where to go from here... but I would like to do more with it.
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