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    Wip More Details to the Home Country

    Folks may remember that I put a link to the map of Istarnia which i have at my Obsidian Portal site...

    ...that was just done quickly so I could get the game going. This big bad boy of a map is supposed to be my serious map for the world...

    so i had done almost no work on the small portion of the map that is Istarnia.

    Now I have started to flesh out the details of the places the PC's have been.

    The Dwarf, Dulkas, is from the Thundercap Mountains. Glawen the Elf is from the Spearwoods. Chen and Bronwyn are from Braefield. And the mysterious Coryn is from the Eladrin city of Solaerithus.

    You can see Athendirth, the canyon formed in an ancient battle between Corellon and Tiamat. Pelor's wall, the Towers of the Sun, and the plateau of the High Country are coming along. Mere Illestra and the Isle of Tears are not labeled, but you can see them.

    I'd say it is coming along, but we shall see what the resolution looks like when I load this close up shot.

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    Wow.

    Great maps. It is fun to see a unique yet cohesive style.

    Some minor preferences/comments from a noob:

    -I personally like the original paint swirls in the ocean from the first map or two. They very effectively suggested currents, but consistently so within your style.

    - LOVE the old-school hex grid! It brings me back to Krynn, circa 1998

    - Attractive mountains, too.
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    2 things: awesome colors, great painted feel, wonderful to look at but...there seems to be some sort of pattern throwing my eyes all akimbo. Do more please
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    thanks ascension...

    good to hear you like the pattern...

    my girlfriend said the spire in the middle of the shadowlands looked like a nipple...

    so i am glad someone likes the pattern...

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    If I understand correctly Ascension doesn't really like the pattern though.

    Anyway, I like the map. And I don't see a nipple in the Shadowlands. Maybe your girlfriend got issues?
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    Wip Road Map

    I have started to work on roads... putting them mostly into the valleys of the land...

    I will later decide which are major roads and which are more foot trails - because this seems like a lot of roads to me so far...

    i am focussing on the area just east of the craters, as that will be where i am starting a children's series of fantasy novels - while i am running at D&D game in the same world....

    should be fun

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    This is very nice, it even reminds me of soft watercolor illustrations you could find in a children's book.

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    Wip Major Revisions to my Map

    I have become dissatisfied with the general shape of my map - particularly since it is supposed to be the remains of a post-cataclysmic continent after a Gods War changed the shape of the land.

    So I decided that massive fissures should radiate from the Shadowlands, and the ocean levels should rise to fill those fissures in... and perhaps rivers would change course to flow into those fissures... and mountains might be pushed up a bit...

    so here is a rough idea of the new direction i am heading with this map...

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    I guess I should say the pink lines are my imagined flow of mountain ranges, which i want to redo...

    and i want to shift the Shadowlands a bit east to make them more central.

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    Beware.

    This way lies madness.

    (but if you do go ahead with these land shifts, I'm confident given your earlier work that it will still look pretty spiffy! Ableit, you'll be mad by then, but what the heck.)
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