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Thread: Artium Province: My First Digital Map

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    Wip Artium Province: My First Digital Map

    So I looked at a couple of the tutorials and have started work on the provincial map for the area my PCs are in right now (actually they're leaving next session, but don't tell them that )

    I have the coastline and the highlands set up, next I plan to do rivers and actually add in the mountains. Most of the area is forested as well.

    Anyone with suggestions please let me know.

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    Put the mountains in next unless the rivers are more important...then do the mountains second. Do the plains third and any swamps or other stuff then go back and fill in the forests. Once the terrain is done then put in the cities, towns, villages, dungeons, forts, etc. Then the roads and lastly give everything names. Finally, put in a scale so that people can judge the distances and a compass so that we know which way north is. This looks like a Campaign Cartographer map so as for tips on style issues, well then I'd take a look through the Finished Maps subforum to see what grabs your eye and then ask for help on things like sheet effects.
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    Is there a way to add in the compass and scale and things after you've already created the map?

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