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    Help RPG World Map

    Introduction

    Hey everyone I'm new here to this forum and I was just wondering if there was anyone around kind enough to help me out in making a world map for my game. This game is a non-profit tactical RPG Game made in a program called RPG Maker XP, a game-making product developed by Enterbrain.

    I've been prgramming an Interactive World Map System for my game very similar to Final Fantasy Tactics. In order for me to make sure I know where I'm going, I wanted to get the World Map finished so I can start programming in the coordinates and paths of the map. Below I'll show some images and some extra details to hopefully aid you in the process of creating this map.



    Location Descriptions:
    In the example map provided as an attached thumbnail over at the bottom, I have numbers matching descriptions right below. This will help in the construction of the map.


    Twelfth District[/spoiler]
    1. Jade Town – The most dangerous city in Gai. It is here that the most gruesome Hunters are born and raised. Hunter activity is at a prime here. It’s also said that Don Mays, holder of the highest Hunter bounty in Gai, was raised here.
    2. Ruined City – A destroyed city that seems to have been ruined for a very long time. Strangely enough, several Government Officials guard it like it holds something they don’t want to let out so easily.
    3. Fort Dane – A Government outpost that contains several weapons and other armor pieces. The building of this fort was thought up and commissioned by General Major Dane Faymord, hence the reason the name of the fort is Fort Dane.

    Eleventh District
    4. Damp City – A city known for getting a lot of rain. Hunter group activity is also very high here which directly correlates to the huge crime rate.
    5. Whinide Rainforest A rainforest that takes up much of the eastern portion of the Eleventh District. Strong monsters live around here.
    6.Ancient Temple – Forgotten ruins found in the heart of the Whinide Rainforest. Within it are old relics connecting to the past.
    7. Bane River – A long and beautiful river that leads into the Whinide Rainforest. Government Official outposts are situated along some parts of this river. It is said that the water here is enchanted by Bane.

    Tenth District
    8. Rockdale Town – A town that now stands on what used to be piles of rocks, hence the name “Rockdale Town”. Being a part of the Fourth Sect, naturally, living conditions aren’t at their best here.
    9. Rockdale Woods – Woods very near to Rockdale Town. People with not much fighting experience can find themselves ambushed by no good Goblins.
    10. Bern – A small village near the border of the Tenth District. There is a boarding school situated here as well for people that can afford it.
    11. Hollow Woods – Extremely dangerous woods near Bern. It is said that this is the main dwelling place of Mammoths.
    12. Rocky Plains – Bumpy plains that cover up most of the Tenth District. It is not an easy place to travel through and several injuries have been reported here.

    Ninth District
    19. Graman Town – A farming town responsible for agricultural production in Gai. Most products are grown in the Graman Plantation Fields, and then packaged and sold in the local markets here.
    20. Graman Plantation Fields – The place where most products are grown. The occasional Rodent or Goblin comes in to attack farmers or steal food.
    21. Flat Plains – A wide area encompassing most of the Seventh District. Some Hunters find this a suitable place to have their base of operations.

    Eighth District
    15. Mining Town – A town dedicated to mining. It is connected to Mining Cave where the actual mining is done. Most Commoners here are miners as well.
    16. Dirt Road - A path from the outskirts of the Eight District that leads into Mining Town. This road is also known as Bounty Road due to so many Bounty Hunters starting their careers out by looking for Hunters here.
    17. Mining Cave – A small cave where miners dig for raw materials and other things. The things dug up here serve an important role in Gai.
    18. Moag Cave – A cave that can only be accessed by a secret entrance from within the Mining Cave. A powerful presence lurks here.

    Seventh District
    13. Fishman Village – A village run by fish men. Being right next to the Sixth District, it is easy for them to fish all along the perimeter of the Ninth District as it is purely water.
    14. Dark Pond – A mysterious pond said to be able to tell the feelings deep within your heart. Some people benefit from this, others simply go crazy.

    Sixth District
    22. Aquadeep City – A city underwater. The only way to access this city is having the possession of a submarine. People who live here have become friendly and accustomed to the aquatic wildlife.
    23. Altus Mountains – The longest stretching mountain range in Gai. It is the boundary line between the Fifth District and the Sixth District. It is said that this is the main dwelling place of Dragons.
    24. Lost Island – An island inhabited by docile animals and the occasional Monsters. It is here where a prodigy shipbuilder lives.
    25. Coral Cave – A secret cave that can only be seen by going very deep underwater where pressure is extremely high. A powerful presence waits inside here.

    Fifth District
    26. Sane Dune City – A crowded city hidden in the sand. Despite the fact that the environment is very unfavorable, it is quite the resort due to it being built with plenty of pools, beautiful houses and hotels, and custom breeded trees that can grow in the sand.
    27. Sparkling Oasis – The only known source of water in the Karvhon Desert. It is also said that a strange presence is felt here.
    28. Karvhon Desert – The biggest desert in Gai, it covers nearly all of the Fifth District. It is said that very valuable items can be found here, but no one is crazy enough to stay in the desert for more than a couple of hours without gallons of water.

    Fourth District
    29. The Black Sewers – All garbage collection in Gai is either recycled or destroyed here. Additionally, water is managed and polluted water is dealt with. Due to how this is the main site of the Fourth District, nearly no one lives here nor in the Fourth District as a whole except for workers.
    30. Nina’s Hut – The small cottage of Nina. She is the only person that lives in the Fourth District besides workers. Nina was a former Government Official who has gained a lot of wisdom with her time in the Government and waits for the day to meet a Hunter group she has dreamed of. She claims to be able to see the future.
    31. The Bog – A sticky place that no one dares venture near. Those who walk into the Bog are never able to come back out and sink to the bottom. Dangerous monsters roam its boundaries as well, namely Ogres.

    Third District
    32. High-Machine City – The center of technology in Gai. High-Machine City is up to date with every new invention and it finds a way to incorporate that invention into city life.
    33. Mage Temple – The opposite of the Dragon Temple. This temple is for mental intellects wanting to increase their magical capabilities. Just like the Dragon Temple, each member of The Council spent some time here and it is recognized as a renowned training spot.
    34. Crystal Factory – A factory dedicated to producing high quality technology. It is here where guns were just created not too long ago as well as most inventions that were promptly spread out across Gai.

    Second District
    35. Infopolis – The center of learning in Gai. This city has the largest library in Gai and most intelligent scholars learn their craft from here.
    36. The Broken Graveyard – It is said that great warrior from old times rest here. However, one gravestone is eerily set apart from the others. Those that get near it feel sick to their stomach.
    37. Dragon Temple – A temple for physical brutes wanting to reach their maximum potential. Every member of The Council used to train along with the Mage Temple of the Third District. It is a renowned training spot.
    38. Fighting Grounds – A huge plain on the outside perimeter of the Second District dedicated to personal training, spars, testing weapons, and more.

    First District
    39. Capital City – The Capital of Gai located at the very peak of Mount Gai. The only people allowed within the boundaries of this beautiful city are Government Officials or Commoners who have received special invitations. A select few people also live here too; they include The Council, the seven Special Agents, and the highest ranking units of the Guard Division.
    40. Mount Gai Temple – A temple located at the base of Mount Gai. This location has the tightest security in all of Gai. The reason for this is due to it being the only place where it is a well known fact that a Forbidden Tablet resides within. No Hunter has ever been able to read the Tablet and get out alive.
    41. Dark Forest – A thick and dense forest that covers up a lot of the First District. It is said that the strongest of monsters live here. Rumors even have it that a Pearl Dragon dwells here.



    Extra Details:

    1. I would preferrably like the map to be the size of a horizontal regular sheet of printing paper.

    2. I would also like the map that I made used for a reference but the quality improved greatly to that of the image directly below these instructions. For example, as of now, the outline of the map looks like spread out long lines, however, when you look at the second image, the outline is much more realistic curving in at specific points.

    3. All the features I've displayed on my map (for example the river) I would also like drawn on. All these features are specific and represent a location so if you have trouble understanding what a feature is, please tell me so I can make it clearer for you.

    4. I would like the land to be the same color and texture of the second image, but the water to be a medium blue.

    5. If you're good at making borders, please go ahead and draw the borders using the second attachementAttachment 41074Attachment 38878 with borders as a reference. If not, don't even worry about it.

    6. Finally, it would be appreciated if the opacity of all the land features were around 70 to 80 percent. This is because I'll have those little circles that you can see in the second image on the final map, and I want people to be able to see clearly those little circles as well as the lines connecting the circles.

    7. And as an extra note, this is the quality I would like for the finished product so please use this as an example throughout:





    P.S. Also if you want, here's a video (in the beggining):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g93BUfyJE9w
    Last edited by The Law G14; 02-19-2012 at 10:37 AM.

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    Welcome!

    The first to images are not displayed in your post. Try to use thumbnail version using the attachment manager.
    Without those two it is difficult to get an idea of your wish

    >Moe
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    I can prise it off the paper,
    lift it like a flap of skin.
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    Alright I've got the first one in an attachment but I have to run so I'll put the second one when I come back, thanks for the heads up

    EDIT: Second picture added
    Last edited by The Law G14; 08-21-2011 at 02:51 PM.

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    Not too sure about the bumping policy here, but usually on other forums its around 72 hours. But anyway, bump If there is anything I'm leaving out in the main post that you think can help in constructing the map, please let me know. Also, if you plan on accepting this thread, please tell me so other people don't try to do it while its already being made. Thanks again

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    There's a sticky-post at the top of the forum you may want to read thru for any additional information to be added.
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

    Unless otherwise stated by me in the post, all work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.



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    Thanks, I'll look through it to see if there's anything else I can add

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    Another friendly bump Still looking for the services of any mapper out there and I'd really appreciate you putting the time, thanks again

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    I'd love to take this one, but I'm working on a couple of paid commissions already at the moment, don't want to overload.

    I like the style you're after. I'm a bit surprised no one has popped up to take this one, though it managed to slip my own notice until now.

    If you don't get any takers, have you considered picking out one of the tutorials around here and giving it a go yourself?

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    Hey thanks for the reply Coyotemax

    I'm glad you like the style and I've never tried actually map making myself, but depending on the tutorials here, I can try to give it a go, to see where I can get. I do have a couple free hours to spare so I'll check those tutorials out, thanks for the suggestion

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    Yea the map making thing was too much for me lol so another bump to the thread to see if anyone else is willing to accept this

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