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    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2017
     
    I put city, etc. symbols on large scale maps as suggestions. As the map zooms in, there are lots of areas with no city symbols that could have cities, smaller forests, hills, etc.
    • CommentAuthorkathorus
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2017
     
    I would like to work on this region, if I may.
      Request.JPG
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2017
     
    Great Bill, I've reserved it for you.

    Just keep scale in mind when you map that region, it is easy to loose sight of scale on Doriant, which is a truly huge continent. The land area in the part in your image above is about equal to the land area in the entire country of India, which is the 7th largest country in the world. Those forests are the size of small nations.
    • CommentAuthorkathorus
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2017
     
    I'll keep that in mind, thanks.
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    Towards Tonnichiwa and anyone else wondering about areas that do not show settlements. Read the write ups for the maps. For my three contributions, I did complete write ups that describes the map "theme" to give a little bit of direction and ask people to add whatever they want. The write ups are great idea generators. For Kumarikandam, I only had the major settlements shown and expect mappers to add to it. It is even more so for my other two maps since they are a "savage world" themed environment. The maps that I made are just a starting point. I am excited to see how mappers will expand on what I have done and develop the "story"; i.e. world building. Have fun! :-)
    • CommentAuthorTonnichiwa
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2017
     
    Thanks Charles, I actually did read the write ups for maps of areas I was interested in. But I still didn't see too many areas that fit what I envisioned for a Japanese style setting. I eventually plan on doing some Chinese style settings in your Asian themed areas :)
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    Cool! :-)

    I was only using my write ups and world's as an example. I love reading peoples write ups as much as I like looking at there maps. Lol! :-)
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2017
     
    With some hectic family days coming up, I won't be able to process submissions and request for areas for at least 3-4 days from now. I suspect other people might be similarly busy too, so I don't expect to many of either of these anyway.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2017
     
    Happy Christmas, Remy and have a great time.
    • CommentAuthorScimon
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    Hey everyone. Just to say I had a bit of a rocky time last year but I'm getting back into things. I need to make some maps for a new RPG campaign but I'm then going to look at finishing Perieon.

    Sorry I disappeared.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    No worries, sometime life outside mapmaking has to take precedence. Good to see you back.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2018
     
    Glad to see you back Scimon. Hope 2018 isn't as rocky for you.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2018
     
    Don't worry - I have 2 more Dunor maps ready to go.
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    Hi Monsen,

    Can I get the area I've marked off in purple on this map please?

    It is the continent of Ezrute, Dunor Valley, Grongvang Region, Bertolt's Ford.

    Quenten saw one of my maps and thought it would look great to represent part of Bertolt's Ford so I agreed to put it in the Atlas if that is ok.
      gronvang region.JPG
    • CommentAuthordaplunk
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2018
     
    Hi team,
    Can I please request the city of Lampoteuo near the Khargad Tribes on the continent of Artemis.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2018 edited
     
    Posted By: TonnichiwaCan I get the area I've marked off in purple on this map please?
    Yes, this is yours now. Sorry for the late reply.



    Posted By: daplunkCan I please request the city of Lampoteuo near the Khargad Tribes on the continent of Artemis.
    Sure thing. I'll reserve it for you.
    Do not that that city symbol is quite small on that continent map, meaning the link will be very difficult to see. Have you considered making a regional map showing the region around the city in closer details too (100 by 100 miles or thereabouts [or larger])?
    • CommentAuthordaplunk
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2018
     
    Sure I can do that.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2018
     
    Great. Just pick an area size that suits you, 100 by 100 was just a suggestion for a reasonable minimum. While I am always happy for new maps in the atlas, I always consider the size of the hotspots, so I try to avoid linking directly from a very tiny spot on a map, in those cases an intermediate map really enhances the atlas navigation and make the new map more easily visible.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2018 edited
     
    Hi, can I have the manor house and village of Sir Poncegraf's Fief reserved please. I am thinking of Naomi Van Doren style (CA113, annual 10, 2010) for the manor house itself, and making it my competition piece, and doing the village as a battlemap village. I also want to do a Strip map (CA29, Annual 3, 2009) of a journey from zombie-ridden Rocky Valley to Isendathing, in the Dunor region, and will get another 3 squares in that region done first.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2018
     
    Great. I've reserved those for you.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    What i would like to see others map, are dungeons. I'm currently running a play by post game of 1e ad&d on Dragonsfoot.org forums, but after we get started a little better, I'll be making some Overland maps... hopefully while some of you nice folks make some dungeons. Is that a hit or request, I don't know. It could be kinda both.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Have to agree with you here Jim, more dungeons would be nice to see.
    We really need to convince someone to do the "Undermountain" of Nibirum ;-)
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Eeeeek! Oh you were suggesting some one else do it. Scared me for a second.

    But for something that huge it would likely work faster if broken up into areas for different people to work on. With say as an example two or more hub locations for other maps to connect to.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    It was more of a joke than a serious suggestion, but there are multiple ways of dividing such maps among multiple mappers. For example, there will be multiple levels (and if it is indeed dug into a mountain, levels doesn't even have to match up size/edgewise, allowing different mappers to make them with very little regard for the level above and below. A certain coordination of stairs (and pits deep enough to lead to the next level) might give a better overall flow to the dungeon though. And, it is even possible for multiple mappers to do a single level, for example with a hub design as you mention, or with some agreement up front on connection points between the maps.
    Could even do it as a "one mapper starts, maps an area, and then sends the .fcw off to someone else to continue building out the level before sending it off to someone else again). Could be fun.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Best not to have perspective maps for that sort of project though
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    Well, a Perspectives map could be the hub. My levels in Dwarf Home are generally 20 to 100 feet apart. So just make them 100 feet apart, with pits no deeper than 50 feet, no problem.

    A 'main concourse' type room could have several horizontal corridors going off of it, some secret doors. Two or three open or concealed passageways going up and a few going down.

    Or there could be multiple cave entrances, with caves and rooms on each level. Then tunnels or stairs connecting them together.

    One person do each level, the group figure out a connecting angle and which room for stairs on the level below the top one. The connection points could be map links. Some connectng stone stairs have off shoot rooms, some easy to find, some behind secret doors. Caves around the mountain, and maybe some foot hills to, coming in from different angles.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    A Community Dungeon - now there's a concept.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    Remy, can I have reserved the following areas in Artemisia - the nation of Verinress'Arl, and the city of Khelaphet in the Magamul Empire.
    • CommentAuthordaplunk
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    I have a dungeon I can submit, Quenten, can you think of a dungeon on Artemisia that would have been build by a crazy mage? Ideally this dungeon is designed to protect something very important as the trap is incredibly dangerous and over thought out.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    I'll have a think.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    the nation of Verinress'Arl, and the city of Khelaphet in the Magamul Empire
    Sure thing Quenten.
    It would also be nice if you would do an intermediate area before the city as well though, as anything smaller than about 100 by 100 miles creates such a small and difficult to spot link. The entire atlas navigation system works much better if you don't jump from very high to very close in one go.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    Yes, I intend to, but the guy wants the city mainly. I am working on the Magumul Empire, so i guess you better reserve it for me. I will submit the Empire map before the city.
    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    I'd like to reserve this structure in Hadrian's city of Alwayir in the Aziwah Oasis, Tobruq, in Doriant
      Alwayir mosque site.PNG
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    It's yours.

    I assume you are planning a 15-floor megadungeon below the building? ;-)
    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    Ahhh....well, not quite. Or at least not YET. I've got a rather large project in the works right now, and just felt like doing some palette cleansing between maps. I've actually already got a map pretty much finished that I've been working on today (I've off for the MLK holiday) and just forgot to request this yesterday :)
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    Posted By: LoreleiOr at least not YET
    With your mapping speed, I assume the building is done about an hour ago, and then you can finish up the mega-dungeon to hand in for the February contest :)
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    Another volunteer for the mega-dungeon Hurrah ! Uhm, never mind.