Vale of Tears
OK - If any of you are familiar with Glen Cook's Chronicles of the Black Company this is my take of the Barrow land for my home brew - the Vale of Tears.
The BBEG and his 10 'henchmen' (in my version they are all kinds of beings; drocolich, beholder, vampire, lich, doppelganger, etc.) are all interred in barrows in a small secluded valley. A company of soldiers, priests and mages are charged with guarding the valley.
The barrows are located an a small rise in the deepest part of the valley, they barrows are surrounded my magical obelisks and other defense mechanisms.
Still need to add some more of the various guardians, etc. but I figured I'd at least post this.
I plan on using the strip along the right of the map as a key/legend.
As always, comments, critiques, suggestions, etc. are welcomed.
-The barrows need a bit more shadows to rise up a bit.
-It needs some greens, trees, bushes, brush and moss
Other than that, good job.
As always, your textures look awesome and the grass looks great as well.
Yea the barrow mounds don't seem to pop up enough. Otherwise, awesome map. I like the texture style and the overall feel very much.
I can donate a barrow. Actually its not mine it was given to me by a fellow player who paints. Its CC with usual BY-NC-SA if you want to use it under CC terms.
My only observation: the shadows and highlights on the tops of the obelisks aren't consistent.
RR I'll give those a whirl and and see how it goes.
Re: Trees and shrubs - Still undecided on that, I had trees initially, but the looked funny so I scrapped 'em. Guess I can give it another go.
Re: Barrow shadows - You guys are right, the shadows could be deeper, didn't want to go overboard but I guess I 'under-did' it. Shouldn't be to bad to fix.
Re: Obelisk shadows - Hmmm...didn't even notice that when I was putting them on the map, guess I'll create my own rather than using a Dundjinni download. I used an image I had grabbed from there and rotated it.
Anyone know of a good site for glyphs, sigils, etc? I need some for the tops of the barrows and haven't found anything good as of yet.
Glyphs, make 'em like the long man of wilmington and that. Dug out of the grass. It'll look great!
Use a good dingbats font (wingdings, webdings, etc).
Originally Posted by Steel General
I use Oblivion fonts and alchemist types of dingbats, plus an occasional sci fi dingbat like Klingon and such.