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    Default Hi, New to the Site, but got my First Map to Show

    Hi, I'm new to the site, so apparently I'm supposed to introduce myself. I am interested in maps, mostly cities or fortifications. I have studied fortifications somewhat, so I am always excited when I see a map where they are executed realistically, especially artillery fortifications.

    I am interested in table top role playing games, though I was only introduced to them about three years ago. The map I want to show is my attempt to create a realistic renaissance style castle complete with bastioned trace. It is for an upcoming campaign I intend to run next semester.

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    Nice start - welcome to the Guild!

    Do you want the final product to look like a period piece, or are you doing a modern depiction of the historical fortifications? And by 'modern' I mean any significantly 'later' style than soon-after-built, including photorealistic views?

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    I don't understand your question I'm afraid. The castle is entirely imaginary if that helps. I originally drew it on paper years ago because I was interested in medieval castles whose fortifications were later modified to withstand artillery. This was my attempt to work out how that process might work in real life.

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    Lo thar MrZ, you might be interested in this thread for how to do what you want. Also check out Hoel's fortress Carlsborg.

    I like what you have here and look forward to seeing more. I would suggest starting a WIP (Work In Progress) thread. You will get more guidance and critique there than here.
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    I guess I'm asking whether the map itself is part of role play. Ie if it's a renaissance era castle, is the map going to wind up in a renaissance style, as though some King's cartographer were documenting a newly built ( or 'merely' a hundred years old) structure, or is it pure and simple your drawing of what such a fortification looks like at the point in time of your game?

    Neither is right or wrong - just a matter of what you want the look to be.

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    It's just my drawing of what the castle looks like at this point in my game. I should probably draw the city which it is attached to, but I don't know when I will get around to that.

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    Welcome to the Guild MrZJunior! Given your background I'm sure that you'll have much to contribute to the Guild. I hope that you continue to post follow-up WIPs of this project as I'm very interested to see how it turns out.

    Cheers,
    -Arsheesh

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    Thank you! Where should I post the WIPs? Should it go in the Buildings/Structures forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrZJunior View Post
    Thank you! Where should I post the WIPs? Should it go in the Buildings/Structures forum?
    Yes that would probably be the best place for it. Although if you do decide to add a town you could also post it in the town maps section.

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