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    Hello All,

    I am building the lore for my fantasy universe of Arillian. Part of that is the geographical aspects, of which I have begun to map things out. The maps I make will be used my an interactive map viewer I will be making for my world. You will be able to start at the world map and then drill down, and each map will have nice hover windows with information.

    I have a world map, which has only one continent flushed out (Krava). I took inspiration from the Eberron Campaign Manual , inside the cover. It is just the land masses, bodies of water, and rivers.

    The continental map is of Krava. It has some political areas on it, that will be described outside the map itself. The Corica Map is #1 on the continental map up close. Kromgor is #14 on the continental map up close.


    I originally submitted it for comments and review here:

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    and got a lot of good advice and comments which has helped me shape it to where it is now. I have recently joined this forum, and am interested in hearing feedback on the my first set of maps ever (unless you count heroes of might and magic maps!).
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    Well, I commented on the Profantasy forum and you know I like your maps
    You have combined several styles and created something beautiful. The shields are a nice touch and the labeling looks great. I only wished the maps were slightly bigger. Is this the final size?
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    Nice maps! Very crisp and effective

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    Thanks Gandwarf and Coyotemax! In regards to final size, I am not sure. I noticed some very nice maps like the one coyotemax did for new dawn of the west were very large, but the amount of detail is awe inspiring.

    The end result for these maps is to be viewable in a 960 width window, which will be the length of my interactive viewer window. I need to check around and see what is the norm for post work on maps, I know on my kromgor map, I got squeezed for space on names. If i went lower on font size, it becomes hard to read, unless I did my labelling in Photoshop, where i could go lower in font size and make it readable.

    If my maps go past 960 in width, then I would need to support sliding around like google maps. I have not decided if I want to go that route, although I have a prototype that can view any size maps (uses tiling and ajax like google maps).

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    Hmm, I think I will try a rework of Corica at 3000x2000

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    I really like the consistency of style for the maps. It is very clear that they are all from the same resource. Good stuff!
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    I redid Corica in 3000x3000, but saved the png at 2000x2000. That seemed to allow me to add a lot more, and be a lot more detailed.
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    Wow, that's fabulous!! makes me want to try a map in this style.. I love the way it looks, and yes, the added detail really helps bring it alive.

    Have you tried shrinking it down to the 960 wide to see how the detail preserves?

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    I like the bigger version a lot! It seems like you did the labeling in CC3 as well?
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    Nice maps!

    I like that name Corica

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