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    Default My first map - The Avalon :p

    Hi everybody,

    I'm having a project in the school (create your own country). And this is my first map, I don't have much experience in map making, so please, I need your advice and suggestions
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    Community Leader Facebook Connected Ascension's Avatar
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    I'd like to know what the scale is because it looks like there is very little space to get a ship through there into Camelot. If that little space is actually a mile or so then it's all good. I don't see anything that needs changing or fixing...solid work.
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    Wow. All these really great first maps are making me realize how bad I was when I started. Great Great Job !!
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    Looks awsome, but since its for school may i suggest ditching the name Azeroth, even a teacher might recognize it from World of Warcraft (you would be surprised just how many teachers play) and knock off a couple marks. Urza from magic the gathering (i am assuming) should be different enough to not get noticed. MOAR rivers please and trees in the ring of mountains would finish it off nicely too I think.

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    Using names like Avalon and Camelot, you are obviously invoking Arthurian legend. Just how like the England of King Arthur is the country this map reflects?

    Beautiful map. I very much like how the name "Avalon" is blended into the background of the ocean. I didn't even notice it at full view, but it's right there when you pull out. That can be a neat effect. Well done.

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    I like the subtle labeling in the ocean. If it's for a class, that's a bit like a commission - trying to meet the specifications of someone else. Unless you have a teacher with the wisdom to turn students loose to follow their own imaginations :-). Will the teacher expect something to distinguish your country from its surroundings - a border? As Ascension said, a scale would be nice - a huge help to understanding whether this is a vast empire or a pocket kingdom.

    Do you get to detail the nation in other ways than a map? Worldbuilding / nationbuilding can be a hobby all its own - see references to geofiction. Is the teacher using this as an integrated approach to several academic subjects? Geography is obvious, but a canny teacher might involve science, literature, creative writing, history...

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