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    Wip Anneira Revisited

    I was getting frustrated with the way my Savage Lands and 4000AD maps were progressing (or weren't progressing), so I decided to redesign a map I did a couple months ago. I have some story ideas percolating for this setting, but they necessitated a change in some of the geography. (Plus, let's face it, it was an excuse to start yet another map. )

    This map draws heavily (in its setup anyway) from Ascension's antique maps tut, and I'm also going to be using Arcana's nifty tapered rivers tut. For the mountains, I want to do some kind of semi-grayscale pseudo-topographical look, but I'm still experimenting on how to get the look I want. Ideally I'd like to achieve a look like the mountains on a2area's fantastic maps, but without going through all the terrain generating programs. So some experimentation will be forthcoming.

    Here's the first few 'chapters'; continental outline and woodcut done, and some rough layouts for mountain placement. I may lighten the woodcut later on, but I kind of like the boldness of it right now. I guess it'll depend on how the text looks on top of it.
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    looks really good... be bold - cut wood
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    Quote Originally Posted by tilt View Post
    looks really good... be bold - cut wood
    The one time I tried to cut wood I almost took my damn foot off.

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    lol... not been doing a lot of it myself either - did have a lot of pallets that I cut with a chainsaw 2 years ago - but thats damn hard work, and murder on the chain, so next time - I'll drive them to the dump instead
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    This is more what I wanted; I'm pretty happy with this now. Next will be rivers, experimenting with Arcana's cool-looking tapered rivers tut.
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    much better... like the look a lot, Im thinking a bit about the lakes though - they are totally wood cut.. and it might be nicer if they were a bit lighter than the ocean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tilt View Post
    much better... like the look a lot, Im thinking a bit about the lakes though - they are totally wood cut.. and it might be nicer if they were a bit lighter than the ocean?
    Good point, I'll work on that next. Meantime, here's an update with rivers added in.
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    And another update with borders and a whole lotta text (and a whole lot more to go...)
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    Another update... Nice thing about having Monday off is I can get all my errands done quick in the morning while everyone else is working, then spend the rest of the day on the map.
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    Lookin good, man.
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