After a little nudge of a gentle reminder in response to my blundering, muddy boots and all, straight in to a thread in the Software Discussion forum, I thought it prudent to post up a more formal "Hello!" in the more appropriate place for first posts .

I'm in my forties and the most common cause of me creating or reading a map (other than real world travel) is, as with many, RPG's.

Having had the hand-drawn fruits of a fifteen year campaign be lost has prompted me into the ways of the software mapping program so that I will have both 'hard' and 'electronic' versions of my future creations. It's a daunting task and there is no way that I shall be able to rebuild my old 'world' (the thousands of invented place names alone would prevent that) but I'm hoping that a fire will be kindled by a quest for new creations.