I am a newcomer to the forum by way of Penny Arcade. I've been making crude maps for gaming purposes for over two dozen years ("mmm...graph paper"). I got more serious with the advent of 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons and trying to make tile maps for combat encounters. I'm surprised that I never stumbled across this group before but I guess that the Internet ocean is vast and deep.

So I'll be learning (and copying) techniques from the veterans and posting some of my own heavy-handed attempts in the weeks to come.