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    Wip Town of Rul

    So, in my Campaign world, I came up with a small trade town along a trade route that I envisioned as having grown from a small trading post into a mercantile controlled town, where various Trading companies basically owns the town, all buildings etc.

    So, here is the original map I drew back around 1997, on paper.
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    I like the radial pattern of the city. Pencil on graph paper really fills me nostalgia, back in the days when we didn't have computers to do the work for us. For me, these sorts of drawings are the heart and soul of fantasy role playing.

    I remember when I first discovered hex paper in the mid to late eighties and was over the moon. I think I got through my first pad in a week.

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    I have a ton of old Pen/Paper drawings of Cities for my Campaign world (Probably around 10-20), some are huge, spanning 4 sheets of paper, like the one below, Quilmon, was drawn on 4 sheets of Scientific graph paper (The millimenter ones).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    That looks like it's been done in CC2....you sure it's the right one?

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    Yeah, it was originally done on the Scientific sheets and then done in CC2 (about a good 30+ hours work)

    But, here is a version of Rul I just finished
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    Try toning down the shadows and using a more natural green. Right now the shadows are so dark that it muddles the lines of the buildings. And the green, mostly just hurts my eyes. =)

    Lookin good though.

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    Wow, very nice! The sheet effects in CC3 really allow for some great looking maps at all levels - overland, dungeon/floorplan and city.

    So are you looking forward to City Designer 3 as much as I am?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaerdaph View Post
    Wow, very nice! The sheet effects in CC3 really allow for some great looking maps at all levels - overland, dungeon/floorplan and city.

    So are you looking forward to City Designer 3 as much as I am?
    Oh, I am salivating for it as we speak! One of the main reasons I am not really doing cities right now is I don't want to spend hours converting from one format to another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venardhi View Post
    Try toning down the shadows and using a more natural green. Right now the shadows are so dark that it muddles the lines of the buildings. And the green, mostly just hurts my eyes. =)

    Lookin good though.
    Ok, shadows have been muted, and the grass toned down as well (I didn;t really like the other color either.)

    So, here it is currently, though it will still be up for a change. It is just a single style I am trying of the same town.
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    This is looking great! If you decide to tweak some more, some of the edges are still a bit sharp for me (ex: trees & text), and the ground color--while better than the earlier incarnation--is a tad too uniform, dropping the interest of the surrounding pattern (of course, don't overdo that either). But I really like the map as a whole!!
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