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    Guild Member Sir Alain's Avatar
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    Post The Santharian Dream

    I came across this website some time ago, some of you may have seen it, but it's always worth a look. Make sure you have some time to sit and explore, it's a biggie:

    http://www.santharia.com

    The author of the site has completely mapped the world. Just to speed things along, here are some direct links to the maps. (Which he made in Photoshop) I think they are outstanding, myself:

    http://www.santharia.com/maps/contin...ia_north_1.htm
    http://www.santharia.com/maps/contin...ia_north_2.htm
    http://www.santharia.com/maps/contin...ia_north_3.htm
    http://www.santharia.com/maps/contin...ia_north_4.htm
    http://www.santharia.com/maps/contin...ands_coast.htm


    He was also kind enough to include on the site a fairly comprehensive tutorial on his techniques:

    http://www.santharia.com/workshop/maps_1.htm

    Hope this kicks everyone's creative juices in to overdrive for the new year.

    Cheers
    Al

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    Rellay cool maps. Ilike that black/white style thought I think some sepia filters on it would be nice too
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    Yeah that would be good, like weathered paper or something. Maybe a little burn here and there with some grunge brushes. He also showed near the end of the tute some examples of other textures. I thought his work was really well done!

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    His tutorial is really well done. I like the look of these maps as well.

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    Great tutorials, I hadn't thought about using the lighting effects like that.

    loyd

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    The site is amazingly done. I LOVE browsing through websites that encompass entire campaign settings...I get ideas for my own campaign. I would liek to set up a wiki if my players cared enough about the goings on of the world outside of their own scope.

    This site is great though...still browsing hehehe.
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    LOL I discovered that site over a year ago, and I STILL go back and browse it every now and then. ...always something new!

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    I found this site recently and it great. Very nice effects. The site gas some symbols that can be downloaded. I did that and made PNG files of them. I came up with this map using the symbols and MapX.
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    not too shabby istarlome. I'm not really 100% on the placement of the items...and I think the trees need some shadow or something...but nice adaptation of existing symbols...would be great for those that don't have time to hand draw maps every time.
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