These maps I created using the toolset provided on the Neverwinter Nights 2 pc game, I wanted alot of outdoor battlemaps for my campaign and due to long stints between playing sessions I was able to create these maps in 3d and take screenshots to use as battlemaps and handouts for the players to get a feel for what they were looking at. I still run a classic pen and paper game face to face however I use d20 pro for the battle board on a 42" Plasma set next to my gm table. The players I gm for like them but I lose detail/clarity on the maps when trying to zoom in. What software is available to create cleaner battlemaps?
Cheers for any advice, Jarrick out.
Thats a pretty neat idea. I use GIMP (a free open source software) to create battlemaps. It's a raster program and there is a bit of a learning curve but it is very powerful.
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Even if I am correct, I would still advise you to follow your heart. This whole Cartographers Guild thing, it seems to me, is more about passion and skill and learning new techniques than it is about definitions and rules.
Depends what you are really after but off the top of my head...
ViewingDale - created by RedRobes, one of our members. I think you can still get it.
Maptools - free VTT software you can import your maps into and use from there.
Zoom.it or Deep Zoom - Microsoft technologies that allow image zooming. Used to be SeaDragon. I have only barely messed with these at all.
Obviously, if you are going to zoom into an image you can only go as close as you design for. It's not like the software will make up pixels you haven't created.
ps. I know I'm leaving a bunch out but it's late and I'm just laying in bed with my laptop before I fall asleep so I hope this helps.
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Nice looking map doing a nice job