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    Wip The Hollow: Ink-and-parchment Style

    This is my first real mapping project, for a D&D game I'm running. I'm considering whether to introduce some color à la Ascension's antique style tutorial at the moment; I'm pretty happy with the current look but there are patches where it feels a little empty. I'd love some advice!
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    Looks really good, nice drawn elements. I like the lighthouse particularly.

    The map is very clear and fuels the imagination. I'm not sure about the woodgrain background - the colour is good but the detail seems a little much (my 0.02).

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    Dollhouse Syndrome = The temptation to turn a map into a picture, obscuring the goal of the image with the appeal of cute, or simply available, parts. Maps have clarity through simplification.

    --- Sigurd

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    Guild Novice AltairUniverse's Avatar
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    I like how the coastline of the circular sea in the middle suggests the jagged edges of a crater that filled up with water--hence what Sigurd said about "fueling the imagination."

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    Looks pretty darn nice - very simple and strait forward.
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    I know this is weird coming from me, but sometimes less is more! Nice map.


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    What Sig and Bo said. Clean and nice, wood unnecessary.
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
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