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    Guild Applicant Kroy's Avatar
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    Post Greetings from a Mapmaking Luddite

    Hi all, I'm Kroy and I don't really make maps.

    Well, I do, they're just not terribly good.

    My cartographer impulse comes largely from a deep interest Table top roleplaying games. I enjoy creating original settings but I'm never comfortable using them unless I have a pretty vast amount of information I can offer the players, maps included. So usually I wimp out and use pre-made campaign settings or copy someone else's work.

    Recently I decided to take the plunge and start a game in a totally original (insofar as anything is totaly original) setting. I've since played around with several map making software and found that I really like Cartogarpher 3 and Fractal Terrains. I sometimes use Fireworks also for more specific jobs.

    Anyway, as part of my game preparation I had really cool (really ambitious) idea that I will be sharing in more detail (probably in the Software Discussion forum).
    Last edited by Kroy; 04-13-2009 at 07:46 AM. Reason: eureka moment

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    Hi, and welcome!
    I use Campaign Cartographer 3 as well and I am interested to see your work.
    Check out my City Designer 3 tutorials. See my fantasy (city) maps in this thread.

    Gandwarf has fallen into shadow...

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    Welcome to the Guild!
    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

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    Welcome Aboard!

    Several CC3 'experts' in residence here, don't hesitate to ask questions, etc.
    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.



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