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    Default Two ridges and a river (WIP)

    A new project once again. It is far from finished, but I thought I might illustrate the process by showing you what I start with. So this is it: a sweet little map of a land in between two mountain ranges, divided by a large river.

    So far I've come up with the basic height levels. Some higher mountains, a lot of hills and fertile plains in the area where the big river will be.

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    I'm pretty sure I won't stick to the Atlas style, but I find it quite useful for initial height structure. Any ideas or comments?
    Now that the warm fuzzy part is over we can get back to the ritual dismemberments. Oh wait, it's not Tuesday is it?

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    Looks good to me. I, too, start with a height map no matter what style I'm doing...habit I guess, helps me to visualize what sort of terrain I want to put in.
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    Update: Added Rivers.

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    Now looking for a style and borders and stuff.
    Now that the warm fuzzy part is over we can get back to the ritual dismemberments. Oh wait, it's not Tuesday is it?

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    a good start, looking forward to seing it progress
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