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    Map Hooray for firsts!

    This comes with thanks to Pyrandon's city tutorial and Ascension's atlas tutorial. Haven't named the world yet, but I had a great time with Wikipedia's Alternative Place Names category.

    The quick story is, this continent roughly looked like Europe until 300 years ago, when a massive magical event blew a crater just north of the island of Arke. A rough ring of mountains marks where the land was deformed out of the crater, and of course the ocean filled the hole nicely.

    I'm in process of writing the campaign up. This forum has been a huge help getting me over the hump of starting to make my own maps. Thanks!
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    Really good map there. I have repped thee for it and at the same time banished the ole blue pip o shame and got you a shiny green one. Well done.

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    More rep from, very nice map!
    Not sure if all your rivers are behaving realistically (at least for our world)... though I could mistake some borders for them.
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    The rivers may need a little help. I read the sticky about rivers, but I can't promise I got it all right. Some borders are on rivers, some aren't. I'll see if I can mark it up properly and maybe get some advice.

    Thanks for the rep!

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    This looks nice, and the mountains turned out quite good - though I would give them a little more color.
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    I really like it. Looks great. 'Nuff said.
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    Nice Map. LUV IT!
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    Smooth and stylish - pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talmariel View Post
    The rivers may need a little help. I read the sticky about rivers, but I can't promise I got it all right. Some borders are on rivers, some aren't. I'll see if I can mark it up properly and maybe get some advice.

    Thanks for the rep!
    Well, it looks like you have some rivers splitting, which doesn't normally happen, unless it's near the sea (a delta).

    Also near Catala it looks like you have some rivers running from ocean to ocean? Normally, a river starts somewhere in a high place, mountains for example, and then exits into the ocean.
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    Welcome, and great first map! Apart from the afore mentioned river issues, you might also consider turning the glow down a biy. It is perhaps a bit overpowering. (kind of looks like it should be a map of heaven or something)

    I look forward to seeing more!
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