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    • CommentAuthorClercon
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2012 edited
     
    To get some inspiration for future maps I've decided to start working on an adventure, that I hopefully can play with my kids. The first map to do was a map of the campaign area. The map is done in the December 2012 style (that I made for Profantasy). I thought it would be fun to try it out now when it is done. The labeling is done in Photoshop the rest in CC3 (apart from the parchment at the top with the name of the area. I also highlighted the small roads a bit). I hope you like it.
      Vadsbro_klar_PF.jpg
    • CommentAuthorHenrie61
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2012
     
    Very well done.
    Bet you and the kids are going to have lots of fun.

    Thoug I would have changed the coloring of the smaller rivers to match that of the bigger ones.
    • CommentAuthorClercon
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2012
     
    Posted By: Henrie61Very well done.
    Bet you and the kids are going to have lots of fun.

    Thoug I would have changed the coloring of the smaller rivers to match that of the bigger ones.

    Thanks for the comment Henrie61. Yes I do hope they will have a lot of fun when the adventure is done. Thanks also for your opinion regarding the rivers. I changed the colour of the to the same as the large river and the result is much better. Or decide for yourself below :)
      Vadsbro_klar2_PF.jpg
    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2012
     
    Very cool map. It's also nice to see someone who actively games with his/her kids too. That doesn't seem to happen much these days. Good for you! By the way, thanks for the style!
    JSM
    • CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2012
     
    Yeah, the revised river colors look much nicer, I think.

    The smaller roads/paths are a little hard to see on my monitor, though. Examples of this are the path that goes around the south of Tvaklint and the longer one that winds through Skymningsskogen. They almost blend in with the background.

    It's a really nice area map, and it has a kind of storybook feel to it. Well done (on the map AND on the style)!

    ~Dogtag
    • CommentAuthorClercon
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2012
     
    Thanks Dogtag, the small roads you refer to are meant to be obscure. They are paths very seldom used and hard to follow so you're supposed to kind of nearly miss them at first when you look at the map. That's the idea anyway.
    • CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2012
     
    Hm. I think using the small dots in the dotted line reveals the general "real-life" nature of the paths but, if they're mapped, I would expect them to be visible since the cartographer captured them. That's what I was getting at, I think. But then, my eyes aren't what they used be.

    ~Dogtag

    P.S. And to cut smart alecks off at the pass... Yes, my eyes have always been eyes I just mean they aren't as good as they used to be. ;-P
    • CommentAuthorHenrie61
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2012 edited
     
    Think with the new color for the rivers the map is even better.
    And like the way you made smaller rivers come together and form bigger ones. Very logical but often (also by me) overlooked.

    @Dogtag, LOL
    • CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2012 edited
     
    I really like the use of the hill symbols right next to the village symbols, such as the ones on the left-side of the map, at Fjardinge, and in the middle, at Mitthem.

    By the way, I have two burning questions.
    1. What is the symbol on the hills at the N-NE edge of the Skymningsskogen? And,
    2. Why do you call it a "Vampaign" map? Do vampires play a prominent role?

    ~Dogtag
    • CommentAuthorClercon
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2012
     
    @Henrie61 - Thanks, yes I agree on the colour of the smaller rivers :)
    @Dogtag . Vampaign is actually no more then a typo, it should be Campaign :)
    The hill symbol is a megalithic grave, in this map it symbols the burial grounds for the Traals (another humanoid race then humans, not as smart but much stronger physically)
    • CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
     
    :-)
    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
     
    Posted By: ClerconVampaign is actually no more then a typo, it should be Campaign :)


    You know you can edit the post title.
    • CommentAuthorClercon
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
     
    Posted By: jigsawman
    Posted By: ClerconVampaign is actually no more then a typo, it should be Campaign :)


    You know you can edit the post title.


    Well thanks for the info, I had no idea you could do that :)
    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2012
     
    Me neither until I mis-spelled something in one of my titles LOL
    • CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2012
     
    Sure, but now when people read this topic they'll wonder, "What the heck is that Dogtag fellow talking about?!" Ha ha!

    ~Dogtag
    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2012
     
    Anything to get you into trouble :)
    • CommentAuthorClercon
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2012
     
    @Dogtag - What are you going on about, as far as I can see there is nothing wring with the title!
    ;)
    • CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2012
     
    LOL!