Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 62

Thread: [Award Winner] Creation and Depiction of Fantasy Cities - Parts I & II

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1

    Tutorial [Award Winner] Creation and Depiction of Fantasy Cities - Parts I & II

    I am putting together a guide on the creation and depiction of fantasy cities. Rather than publishing it here only after I've finished all of it (the liklihood is that it would end up in development hell and never see the light of day), I'm publishing it in parts.

    Attached below is part I. C&Cs gratefully accepted and may be incorporated into the second editon when I finish Part II.

    Edit: Second Revision completed.
    It's a 8.9 mb download in .pdf form.

    CLICK HERE to read the tutorial online
    Click the cover below to download the file.


  2. #2


    Are you interested in proofreading feedback? 'Cause I've found a couple of errors already. First paragraph on page two: "In this guide I is an explanation..."

    Third paragraph, same page: "you would not expect to see Bedouin tents in Arctic tundra any less than you would igloos in the desert"

    That should read either "you would expect to see Bedouin tends in the Arctic tents even less than..." or "you would not expect to see Bedouin tents in Arctic tundra any more than..." The way it's phrased now makes it sound as though you should expect igloos in the desert.

    No errors on page three (har har). If you'd prefer to keep your momentum going on new work, perhaps passing the document off to someone else to edit would be a good idea. Writing is fun, but revision is work, as they say. I'd volunteer my services, but I don't have software capable of editing pdf at the moment. I'm more than happy to keep proofreading, though, if it's helpful.
    Bryan Ray, visual effects artist

  3. #3

  4. #4


    My guess is that your introductory essay was the last thing you wrote, and you were eager to get it done, yes? I didn't find any glaring errors in the rest of the document, although the double 'l' in tranquillity threw me. I hadn't realized it could be spelled that way until I looked it up.

    Very fine work, ravs! Five stars from me!
    Bryan Ray, visual effects artist

  5. #5

  6. #6
    Community Leader NeonKnight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Surrey, Canada, EH!


    I'll give a read momentarily. OFF TO THE POOL with the family.
    Daniel the Neon Knight: Campaign Cartographer User

    Never use a big word when a diminutive one will suffice!

    Any questions on CC3? Post them with CC3 in the Subject Line!
    MY 'FAMOUS' CC3 MAPS: Thunderspire; Pyramid of Shadows; King of the Trollhaunt Warrens; Demon Queen's Enclave

  7. #7


    Absolutely brilliant, thanks for sharing it!

  8. #8
    Community Leader Facebook Connected delgondahntelius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    A, A


    you get a five star ratinging from me rav! You have been repped as well!! I eagerly await the rest
    Don't Forget!! Rate a Tutorial Today; Add a TAG to a thread today; CLICK on a GOOGLE ADLINK once today!

  9. #9
    Guild Adept Valarian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Worcestershire, UK


    Wow. I'd love to Rep, but it won't allow me. So, I'll just have to settle for rating the thread. Five stars from me as well. This is easily in the same quality leagues as the city design supplements around for purchase. Can't wait for part II.
    Google Groups for FGII Games:
    European FG2 RPG - Fridays & Sundays (8pm UK time)
    Using Ultimate FGII and can accept unlicensed player connections on some of the games

  10. #10
    Community Leader Facebook Connected Steel General's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Ft. Wayne, IN


    Haven't read it closely, only skimmed it so far. But very nice work.

    So nice that I had to beat upon your skull with a reputation stick.
    Last edited by Steel General; 09-02-2008 at 11:32 AM. Reason: Forgot to mention I rep'd him...
    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts