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    Wip The Unnamed Sub-continent

    Hi all,

    Well Easter has given me time to put some thought into my map. Below is the latest WIP version with all the coastlines how I want them (Finally!).

    The Unnamed Sub-continent-sub-continent-export.png

    To get this far I randomly generated continents in Fractal Terrains with just black (sea) and white (land) for colours. I exported jpegs of anything that interested me and imported those into Inkscape. There I traced them and fiddled with nodes until my eyes bled. The end result is as you see above.

    I have a grand plan, all scribbled over this image on another layer in Inkscape. It would probably bore you all though so I haven't included it.

    Anyway I'm currently chopping and changing my mind every five minutes about where to go from here. I want to import it into some sort of heightfield editor, World-Machine or Wilbur or something else, but I can't decide yet. Even then I'm not sure whether to hand paint the mountains on and then erode them a little bit or make up an erosion mask for areas that I don't want to erode too much and then let the heightfield editor go to town on it. If anyone has a better idea I could really use the direction.

    I'd expect this one to be a long WIP. I really want to go overboard with this one and build up a whole history etc.

    Any way all comments welcome.
    Aiden

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    I like the shape, the shape, I like it. Any particular cartographic projection in mind?

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    Thanks, unfortunately shape is pretty much all I have at this point.

    The scale I have in mind for this is just a little bit bigger than New Zealand, or two British Isles, so I figured projections wouldn't end up causing me too much bother.

    The point of this is that I don't really want to detail the nearby large continent. I'd rather just say that there is another landmass nearby that invasions come from.
    Aiden

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    The shape is very interesting - kind of looks like a dagger/knife with a very wide blade.

    Looking forward to see where you take this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel General View Post
    The shape is very interesting - kind of looks like a dagger/knife with a very wide blade.

    Looking forward to see where you take this.


    I see a chili pepper, actually
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingbreaker View Post
    I see a chili pepper, actually
    Maybe it's a knife coated in the juice of (magic) chili peppers so hot that it'll melt through stone? Could be fun.

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