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    Larb I like the progression, its looking good so far. I do have a water comment tho. I see we had a lake/pond with the castle / walled manor in the upper left to start. No water in progress set. I think you need a well or small stream / lake for the village water source. Not trying to be the river police here LOL, just something that caught my eye.

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    I have finished it now. I have an additional sparrow village to update to go along with it which I'll do next. It's much smaller. =P

    I added the wells too. I forgot about those. The Sparrow lands are not very fertile and life can be a bit of a struggle. The clan was basically given lands no one else wanted (or more accurately, didn't care to lose).
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    I find this map very quaint. I'd just have the labels in a font more matching the map (something that looks hand-written perhaps), but that's just me.

    A question about the two maps on the opening post: Is the second map intended to be a "future" version of the first? Is certainly has that appearance.

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    It's not set in the future, it's just a better version of the first map. The first map is pretty old and I had a less logical grasp of street layouts and such. In the updated version, I decided to rectify the odd housing clusters while increasing the number of buildings (it is the Sparrow Clan's primary holding).

    One of the reasons I like updating old maps every so often is to a) refine styles and try new things, and b) helps me see the kind of progress I am making.

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    Ah, okay. Well, well done.

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    This is a companion map to the above and another update. The original of this one was on paper. I have done another one as well but there isn't really anything special about it.

    I have incorporated a few more handdrawn elements on this one (the boats) rather than making them with shapes and layer styles like the buildings.
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    Ooo, river. Your conservative approach with the trees is pretty ingenious. I wouldn't have thought of doing it that way. The boats are very cute, by the way.

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    Great maps Larb! It's always nice to see updated versions of your old creations.

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    Very nice! I will look into your tutorial soon.

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