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    I think it's hands-down fantastic. I personally like the way you combined the mountain icons with the more 'naturalistic' forests, and I think the fonts look great as is.

    The only thing I'm unsure about is the rivers. Maybe make them a little darker overall, and as you said, that under-layer makes the smaller rivers look a bit too dark compared to the larger ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostman View Post

    Sadly, I'm quite disorganized as a world builder, so my stuff is spread out over many threads. Nevertheless, here's some CBG links for you:
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    And i have to say "Cool Stuff!" ... i like your vision of this world. I also dig the worldmap...i hope we will see some more detail-maps and, maybe someday, the full worldmap in detailed fashion.
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    ** UPDATE **

    I tweaked the rivers to make them more visible, added a dark outline to the coasts and reduced the blur on the forest layer's mask. I also experimented with replacing textured forest entirely with Wag's tree brushes.
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    Thumbs up on the estuaries! Love it.

    I think if you go with the tree icons, they need to be smaller.

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    I updated the first post with a new version of the map. In case you're wondering about scale, here's a simple world map with the boundaries of the regional map highlighted.
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    That's an impressive looking world sir. Kudos!

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    Since it's the very first thing that caught my eye I should mention that you might want to move the word "Empire" up above "The Sea of". I was reading it as "the sea of a empire" and saying to myself that's a typo it should be "an" until I realized the word "Argyrian" up top. Otherwise, looks good.
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    They're written with different font, color, size and case. Why would you interpret them as one label

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    Because the human brain does that when things are close together.
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostman View Post
    In case you're wondering about scale, here's a simple world map with the boundaries of the regional map highlighted.
    Wow, you don't think small, do you? Are you going to eventually have the whole world mapped? That'd be a sight to see...

    Oh, and thanks for the inspiration. This map is influencing mine quite a bit.

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