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    Another personal project. This is for a novel that, over the years, much like a crappy Dodge Dart, has stopped and started, stalled out, sputtered, fizzled, been to the shop and fixed, and finally seems to be road-worthy.

    The font is Charlemagne, and thanks to rpgmapmaker for another fine-looking compass rose. The original is in black and white so it'll show up adequately when the book goes to print (hopefully sometime next year); this version is the online one. The size is kind of odd and I'll need to fix it eventually, but for now it's adequate.
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    As always, outstanding composition (landshape itself but also the modeling of the inner space of that land etc.). I see those rectangle-ish trees seem to establish themselves
    If i can, i'll rep you. And have a Like.
    I really wish you'd finish all your open fantasy maps, D! I know, i know...but it had to be said...i failed my saving throw

    Edit: Oh and if you're willing to ... can you tell us a bit about the setting and the story you're writing?!
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    A fine map Diamond, as usual. Clean, legible and attracting!

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    I must say there's something about your maps that is appealing to me. Although I'm not as usually fond of the landshape on this one, all the rest : the very good names, the general look and the composition are just a call to use it for gaming !

    Any chances to see a map of Southern Turantis soon?

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    Nice work Diamond! I find the map evocative, especially in the north. The Trollskodr sounds like a foreboding place!
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    Thanks, guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by Eilathen View Post
    Edit: Oh and if you're willing to ... can you tell us a bit about the setting and the story you're writing?!
    Sure, I'll share a bit. So basically, the story revolves around a woman from the League who was once part of a warrior cult fighting in the seemingly never-ending series of wars against the Empire. She loses an arm in a battle, is cashiered from the warrior cult, and basically becomes the fantasy equivalent of a homeless war veteran. A few months later she's recruited by a mysterious mage to act as one of his bodyguards, but he has an ulterior motive: he wants to perform a dangerous and rare spell that would magically fuse his own weak sickly body with that of the warrior woman, creating one new being that would be larger and stronger than a normal human, with the mage's sorcerous abilities, and the two intellects basically 'sharing' the body. But of course something goes wrong...
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    Really nice map, and the story sounds intriguing! I want to read it now…

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    the work on fonts and the readability of labels is perfect, pleasant and very clear map!

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    I really like this one Diamond! As others have mentioned, the font was a nice choice as well. The mountains are great. The trees are a bit different, but I think you pulled it off nicely.

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    The map looks very good, and the story sounds much interesting!

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