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    Guild Applicant Jack Bread's Avatar
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    Default Hello!

    My name is Jack Bread.
    I found this place while looking for something to make maps and I've been lurking here since yesterday.
    I've been playing DnD and other Pen and Paper games for ~4 years, I think.
    My favorite thing to do is to write stories, which is weird, because I am a terrible writer.
    I drew my first map a year or so before I started playing DnD. It was for a story I wanted to write. (Never did, though. :\ )
    I have 4 or 5 maps made along with several on the computer, which were lost, unfortunately, when my computer caught a virus and had to be fixed.
    Recently, I started to make a campaign for DnD based on Roman culture, because I haven't seen one like that.
    The map below is the first map that I mentioned.

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    EDIT: I forgot to mention, I'm a newbie at Photoshop and GIMP and so I prefer using Pencil and Papers.
    Last edited by Jack Bread; 01-05-2011 at 11:51 PM.

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    Welcome to the Guild, Jack. Manual Mapping is fine... digital tools get good results, at what might be a tremendous time savings, so by all means give some tutorials a try, and see what you can do. I like your example, though. One doesn't have to produce the equivalent of a professional cartographer's best output, to have fun and detail a setting for your players. I bet player character X hasn't got time to produce a Ravells or Ascension or a2area map - in between training with a crossbow and researching the latest magik, he'd probably draw up just what you have here.

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    Welcome Aboard!
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

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    Welcome To The Guild !! Don't be afraid to give digital mapping a try we're all here to help
    I am the breath of Dragons...The Song of Mountains...The Stories of Rivers....The Heart of Cities.... I am A Cartographer....

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    hi Jack, welcome to the guild, when you're ready to work on new maps (digital or pen&paper) - post in a WIP (work in progress thread) for help and critique
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    Welcome to the Guild!
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