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    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2008 edited
     
    Awhile back I have created a varicolor symbol set for CC3 overland maps based on the TrueType dingbat symbols font that comes with the AutoREALM program: http://autorealm.sourceforge.net/index.php

    I thought I'd share this and some of my other symbol catalogs created from TrueType fonts today. As I make more, I'll post them here if folks are interested.

    Enjoy!
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2008 edited
     
    This is a varicolor symbol set for CC3 overland modern maps based on the carta-normal TrueType font available here:

    http://www.fontica.com/font/carta_normal
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2008 edited
     
    Today I made a varicolor symbol catalog for CC3 overland maps based on the Jiraijirai TrueType font found on this really cool page of fonts:

    http://cg.scs.carleton.ca/~luc/sugaku.html

    There are quite a few fonts on that site that would make nice symbols, so stay tuned for more... :)
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2008 edited
     
    Here's another varicolor symbol set for CC3 overland maps from the font site in the post above. Yajiri is a collection of solid arrows based on the TrueType font of the same name.
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2008 edited
     
    This varicolor symbol set for CC3 overland maps is a collection of hollow arrows based on the Utsuronaya TrueType font found at the site mentioned two posts above.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
     
    Very cool. All these sets should be quite useful.
    • CommentAuthorCecil
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
     
    Jaerdaph,
    Are these sets available for commercial use? If so, would you mind if I converted them for inclusion in the CSUAC?
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
     
    Posted By: CecilJaerdaph,
    Are these sets available for commercial use? If so, would you mind if I converted them for inclusion in the CSUAC?


    You know, I'm not sure what the status should be. I don't hold the copyright for any of the fonts I used to make the symbols. The AutoRealm font comes with the AutoRealm program, which is released under the GNU General Public License. The rest are all based on freeware fonts that are available for free download on the Web. Since I do not hold the copyright to the original fonts, I think for now it might be best to just say the are available for personal, non-commercial use.

    If I can find out what the copyright status of my symbols are (since they are derived from the work of others), I would probably just release them into the public domain. But I'm not sure I can even do that yet.
    • CommentAuthorCecil
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
     
    Jaerdaph,

    Thanks for the consideration. It looks like the GNU version allows for commercial distribution, but anything thus produced also becomes subject to the GNU and essentially fully in the public domain. (I'm hesitant to allow others to integrate the artwork into a database and charge for free contributions and organization--hence the one restriction I put on the EULA).

    Not sure about the fonts--several of the ones I've seen on the web come with a readme file, but the majority do not (or they become separated from the readme).

    Keep me in mind if you find out the status.

    Thanks again!
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008
     
    Posted By: CecilKeep me in mind if you find out the status.

    Thanks again!


    I certainly will, and thank *you*! :)
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2008 edited
     
    This varicolor symbol set for overland maps is based on the Nakht TrueType font found here:

    http://havengar.freeservers.com/fontantg.htm

    I really like the hand drawn look of this Egyptian Heiroglyphics font.
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2008
     
    FYI: I've uploaded all the file attachments again that were lost when the boards were upgraded.
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2008
     
    I made a symbol set based on this font which replicates the symbols used by hobos to pass information on to their fellows on the road. They would usually leave these marks in chalk, and I think this font captures that very well. These can be used in overland, city and dungeon maps. The font is attached below, and the CC3 symbols will follow in the next post:
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2008
     
    And the CC3 symbols:
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2008
     
    Nice. I like these "font symbols" of yours.
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2008
     
    Thanks, Monsen. :)

    I had an idea for some symbols (not based on fonts this time) that would work with the John Speed city maps from the annual. I'm hoping to work on those tonight.
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2008 edited
     
    After reading this article online, I had an idea for some new symbols for the John Speed city maps Cartographers Annual from February of 2007: http://makingmaps.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/map-symbols-gibbets-gallows-execution/ Based on this image, I came up with some new symbols that can be used in John Speed City maps: Here's an example of these symbols in use: The attached ZIP file contains the FSC symbol catalog with these eight new symbols I made.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2008
     
    Cool. Just what every proper city needs....
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008 edited
     
    Here's a varicolor symbol set for overland maps made from the PR Compass Rose font found here: http://www.dafont.com/pr-compass-rose.font
    • CommentAuthorGreebo
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008
     
    Many thanks.
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    Come back to Cartographer's Guild Jaerdaph, Papa Arcana, and Momma RPMiller and all the others miss you :D

    Nice symbols though.
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008
     
    Thanks guys. :) I miss being able to participate as much as I like at the Guild - it's probably my favorite online community ever. Sadly a full time job and school are killing all my free time :( I do pop in and lurk, and try to vote on all the monthly challenges. Occasionally I even post something. :) I do need to spend more time there participating though. I do spend a lot of my free time when I have it playing with CC3 - I find it relaxing.
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008
     
    Thanks for the compass roses jaerdaph. Quite useful!
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2009 edited
     
    Here's a symbol catalog of 20 new varicolor symbols I made for use in old school dungeon maps like those found in the December 2007 annual. Since a few of the symbols are derrived from other symbols or fonts, they are free for anyone to use for personal, non-commercial use only. Enjoy and I hope you like them.

    EDIT: Deleted file - please download the deluxe version (now with 40 symbols) below.
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2009 edited
     
    Here's a section of a dungeon map using some of these symbols.
      newsymbols.png
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2009
     
    Thanks for these. They look great.
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      CommentAuthorRalf
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2009
     
    Very nice! Tell me, have you seen the Yellow Sign? :D
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2009
     
    Thanks! I just replaced the zip file of the old school dungeon symbols above with a new version. I wasn't happy with the Treasure Hoard, Battle Site and Shield symbols - it turns out I used the bold version of the font to make them originally, so I redid those with the regular font so they look a little crisper. I also added an Elder Sign font that I traced from an image. :)
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2009 edited
     
    Old School Dungeon Symbols - Deluxe Edition!

    This now includes 40 varicolor fonts for old school dungeon mapping and are compatable with the December 2007 edition of the Cartographer's Annual. I've added control points that will now cut any 1' thick wall on the Walls layer to the 1Way Door symbol, created Open Doorway and Archway symbols (which also cut through walls), added a wall-cutting Portcullis/Bars symbol, created symbols for Open and Covered Pits, symbols for Trap Doors (Floor, Ceiling, and Secret), a generic "T" Trap symbol, two styles of Railings symbols, and a series of Broken Wall symbols (that will also cut through any 1' thick wall on the Walls layer). There are also symbols for Altars, Ladders, Rubble, Wells, Sink Holes, Spider Webs, and other special markings, all inspired by classic old school dungeon maps.

    Since a few of the symbols are derrived from other symbols or fonts, they are free for anyone to use for personal, non-commercial use only.

    I hope folks get some use out of this - enjoy!
    • CommentAuthorjaerdaph
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2009
     
    This quick dungeon mockup shows some of the symbols in action.
      dungeonsymbols.png
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    VERY nice, thank you =)
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    Does anyone have sugestions of styles that goes well with the Autorelm and Carta symbols from here?
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2012 edited
     
    One of the Annuals has a method to do old school TSR maps from the early 1980s. They would use these symbols. I turned level one of Dwarf Home maps into this style a few years ago.

    Dwarf Home, level 1

    with links on that page to the other levels I've uploaded. Not all levels are made into CC3 maps yet.

    link to the Orthographic maps of this dungeon

    fixed typo in url
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    Nice maps JimP =)
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2012
     
    You're welcome. On the orthos, only levels 1 thru 4 are available on my web site, part of level 5 is there but doesn't show much. Level 1 is one of the smaller levels in Dwarf Home.