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    I thought since my first post wasn't in here, I had better stop back and put something up here!

    I'm pretty much incompetent when it comes to maps, I've been making them for many, many years, but I have never really gotten any better at it.

    In a former life I did game design, but I never could get the knack for the art end of the field.

    I've mostly created dungeons first using graph paper, then Dundjinni and another-Freeware-one-that-I-cant-think-of-the-name-of, now I have mostly been using (tilesets in) Maptools, as I run the client for many games.

    For "world maps" I have generally used Gimp and Paint.

    However browsing around here has been inspiring to say the least, now if I could just turn my finger paints into renoirs', I would be set.

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    Community Leader Immolate's Avatar
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    I think it's safe to say that most of us don't have much in the way of artistic talent in the traditional sense (although quite a few do). I don't think that that is a serious impediment though when it comes to cartography. I think imagination is probably a more valuable tool, not to mention patience and research.

    This forum does open new worlds though, doesn't it

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    Welcome. Most of the time artistic talent gets in the way, we tend to pretty things up or overdo things. The main function of a map is to provide information about the world but we always get carried away with ourselves. Simpler is better but for me I never seem to remember that part
    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.
    -J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)

    My Maps ~ My Brushes ~ My Tutorials ~ My Challenge Maps

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    Welcome Aboard!
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

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