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Thread: Tiny Village Made With My Finger on Touchpad in MSPaint

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    Map Tiny Village Made With My Finger on Touchpad in MSPaint


    Three or four years ago, I needed a quick reference tool for a tiny village that was becoming the hub of a large GURPS 4e campaign. I had never made a city map (or really any other since I was a young kid) before, but there were so many NPC's and NPC's locations that I had to get them down.

    So, I sat down at my old, junky laptop without a mouse and opened up MS Paint and quick as I could, went to town. Pardon the pun. I only used the standard colors, and I never got around to doing anything with the roofs. Some of the buildings are maybe a little too big as I described the scale of the roads as being big enough for two horse-drawn wagons to pass by each other going the opposite way.

    I found this forum from a friend on here who makes maps. I'll be posting in the Mapmaking Request section asking for help (on commission), but I told him I wanted four board game game boards similar to the four Dragon Strike boards from the 1993 board game. The boards will need a hex grid. I would like four 20"x20" boards: one of a grassy field intersected by a brook with trees and paths and rocks and a mountain cliff; one cave with tunnels and chasms; one castle tower with rooms; and one village with small, "roof-less" houses. Unlike the Dragon Strike boards, I wouldn't want any doors or much decoration at all. Doors and such will be provided in-game by cardstock "standies."

    If you want to suggest any members (including yourself) for the job, by all means PM me!
    Last edited by Sharpe; 06-27-2010 at 11:36 PM. Reason: Fixed link!

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    Professional Artist Facebook Connected Coyotemax's Avatar
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    That's a pretty neat little village there, all the moreso for being done with paint and a touchpad

    It may not be photographic quality, but I like it - and I can totally see it being a useable map. A few labels and you're good to go

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    It surved its purpose years ago and was fun to draw. Too bad I don't still have the list of what's in all the different buildings/houses.

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    Guild Artisan su_liam's Avatar
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    When I was at Disneyland last summer, I was very inspired by the area around the jungle cruise. I never could capture the feel, partly 'cause I suck at towns, partly 'cause I suck at maps... The thing you have here has a real feel of a dusty town in a jungle. I'm feeling even more inspired.

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