I love National Geographic. After perusing a recent issue i came upon an article about yemen, and had an epiphany. i had been looking for ideas for a desert town for my campaign, but didn't really have anything on the plate. i fooled around with a few things but didn't really like what i designed. then i found this article, and there was a picture of a wonderful mud city that was over 800 years old. This was a city with a wall, gate houses, a fortress monastery, and lots of evocative pictures. i found it on google earth and thankfully there was a beautiful picture of it. so, i copied the image, put it into corel and started playing around. the following is what i came up with.
anyone has an opinion, let me know. i'm going to be working on this over the next week or two, just piddling around. ideas are welcome!