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    Post April Entry: [Region 1][Map 06][City 02] - Harbour Keep

    Just a place holder, i haven't tried a city map before but i enjoyed last months contest. I'm going to try and create a harbor fortress perhaps guarding a canal linking the two lakes. Al subject for change of course

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    I have spent a few hours working on this town inspired by this picture:

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    I'm thinking a trading port and market town where animals are the main goods for trade so the fortified wall encloses the important animal shelters. There is a mixture of round houses and square buildings down by a dock (obviously!) and a small fortified 'castle' on top of the hill.

    Not sure where i'm going in terms of style but it has been fun so far

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    Yeah, very nice so far.

    I like the picture you posted for inspiration, by the way. Where did you find it? And is that smoke in the middle?

    I love this months challenge. So many towns
    I feel almost bad I didn't enter myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandwarf View Post
    Yeah, very nice so far.

    I like the picture you posted for inspiration, by the way. Where did you find it? And is that smoke in the middle?

    I love this months challenge. So many towns
    I feel almost bad I didn't enter myself.
    There is still more than enough time...


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    Quote Originally Posted by industrygothica View Post
    There is still more than enough time...
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    True that, but I promised myself I wouldn't map for a while. I need to get some writing done
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandwarf View Post
    Yeah, very nice so far.

    I like the picture you posted for inspiration, by the way. Where did you find it?
    I did a Google image search for viking towns but i can't seem to find it again now.

    I have had a little bit of time to work on some textures for the map but nothing i'm happy with yet but some progress is better than no progress

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    Agreed on the "progress" tip...like those hills too. So far so good.
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    Thanks

    First test on roads and buildings with thanks to pyrandon for his tutorial.

    Still not really happy with any of it but i'm going away next week and any new technique learned no matter how bad i am at it is useful.

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    Looking at your last map the whole town seems to sit in a basin. I see a potential flooding problem. What I think would be real interesting if you have time to do it would be to look up some pictures of "land reclamation" on google. Especially the North Sea coast (Netherlands, Belgium) and for some really wacky examples, Dubai.

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