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    Map Kingdom of Braegor

    This is my completed map of Braegor, the Kingdom of the Sea. Braegor is a wealthy and powerful land, but also a land constantly in danger. To the north lies the lands that once made up the ancient and powerful kingdom of Lantari, of which Braegor was a part of before it broke up. To the south lies the lands of the ancient Manothian Empire, a land that has been keen to destroy all that remains of Lantari, and further to the west lies the new empire of Kesh, a land that is just now starting to flex its muscles on the sea.

    Braegor has always had a great tradition for the seas. Many of the greatest shipwrights in the east are from Braegor, as well as many of the greatest sailors. Braegor boasts the finest, if not the largest war fleet in the Miriathian Sea. The land is a strong sea power because of this fleet, but it is also a powerful merchant land because of its central location on the Miriathian Sea. Ships from all over the east pass through the ports of Braegor, and in fact, many were built there.

    For now, Braegor is a beacon of hope for the free kingdoms to the north, and a powerful advesary to those who would see them fall, but the balance of power on the Miriathian is shifting, and as the old empire of Manoth recovers its ancient strength, and the new empire of Kesh grows in power, the future for Braegor could be bleak.
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    That looks very nice, Landorl :tup:. The thumbnail history sketch is a great idea too as it helps place the land in a context.

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    Nice map, what program did you finish it in?
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    Really like the map. The symbols are effective; the names are better than I've seen in a lot of home-brew worlds; and the history provides some helpful context.

    Couple of thoughts:
    1. Have you considered taking the same map and making other versions with other important information such as political boundaries, major sea lanes or predominant racial make-up, etc.? Since you've obviously thought about those types of things, I think that they can be very easily and helpfully added to the map.
    2. My own personal bias: I think deeper, darker colors looks better on fantasy maps than the lighter tones. But yours is still very effective.

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    The map is hand drawn with pencil and paper, then scanned as b/w and colored in Photoshop.

    This is the first of a series of maps covering the NE section of a continent in my world. (the fantasy one, not the one I live on).

    I am working on the next map, the country of Gibeon which is immediately NW of Braegor, and a strong ally.

    As for racial makeup, on Braegor, there is little other than humans, and the island is one complete kingdom.

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    This is the type of map I would spend considerable time pouring over as a PC, learning each name, studying terrain features, analyzing trade routes, and imagining how the geography would effect the life of the inhabitants. I hope your PCs are as duly impressed as I am.
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    I too am using a hand drawn map, and just coloring it with photoshop. What process did you use? Myself, I just turned it into an outline, then did a little cheap outlining and filling. Giving me a mediocre product.

    But what you have, is really great. I look forward to seeing more maps!

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    My favorite maps I've seen here at CG are the World of Kesumi maps. Your style and imagination is great its like seeing my fantisies that i've been creating my world for a series of books I plan to publish shreaded and fixed to this!!!!!!!
    I do my maps all hand drawn and since I'm new here I plan to post some but I like that digital way of creating a map.....photoshop right?

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    Photoshop with at tablet to do the drawing. It's very hard to do with just a mouse.

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