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  1.  
    Seriously, Charles, please write a book... Amazing advice... I have a lot to think about, I'm drooling at the prospects!
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2017
     
    Knowing how expensive specialist books are these days, and how many people there are that covet anything D&D that can help them build their own fantasy worlds, AND with all your years of experience, there's a potential for making a lot of money there! :D
  2.  
    Thanks pixelkitteh and Loppysue!
  3.  
    I am behind of doing the character pieces so I will come back and get those later.
    Here is the template for the region known as the Shattered Isles:

    1. Kematia - Land of the undead elves.
    2. Saagar Naagon - Land of the Sea Naagons and the only Naagons that can dwell within the sea.
    3. Matuwhati - Tasman Islanders
    4. Kinonui - Tasman Islanders
    5. Whenuatapu - Tasman Islanders
    6. Nga-Motu Kainga - Tasman Islanders
    7. The Kingdom of Selatan
    8. The Elves of Benteng Pulau
    9. The Pirates of Utara
    10. The Titan Guard of Taphas
    11. The Sea Giants of Tsaphah
    12. The Shedim of Damshaar
    13. The Shrouded Isle
      The Shattered Isles PF700.png
  4.  
    UNDEAD ELVES! I want to go there :D
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2017
     
    You know, Pixel... I'm really beginning to wonder about you!!! LOL!

    Nice work, Charles :)
  5.  
    Posted By: pixelkittehUNDEAD ELVES! I want to go there :D


    Yangsatu, Council of the Hvitalfr, Sedang Sekarat, and Kematian.

    The last to arrive was the Kematian, an Elvin undead. They had recently risen from the waters of Sheol in the Shattered Isles. Indeed, it was the day after Satukuno had cast his spell to summon the White Elves together. Needless to say, it was even more disturbing than Tuahitam’s arrival with the dragon. Especially since the dragon whimpered and flew away as she walked by. It quickly grew cold and the fire under the mantel was snuffed out as she entered the room. She said nothing and just stood there. Tuahitam was the first to approach her, confident in her own power. “So, what do we call you? Lady Ghoul?” asked Tuahitam in a sarcastic tone. The Kematian replied in old Elvish “Yangsatu”. Tuahitam new the old tongue well, we all did. She replied “The one, the one what? The one of the cold deep water?” Tuahitam seemed pleased with herself as she stared at the Kematian. Yangsatu leaned forward and whispered slowly to Tuahitam. You could see the frost forming on the dark skinned cheeks as she blinked and her smile faded. She stumbled back a few steps, her courage gone. Satukuno asked “What did the Kematian say?” I do not know if it was fear or the cold, but with an unsteady voice, Tuahitam replied “She said Yangsatu, Sedang Sekarat.” The mood was dark indeed, for it translates to… "I am the one at death’s door."

    Signed,


    The Father, Council of the Hvitalfr, the Lord of Destiny, and the Patron Saint of Orphans.
      Yangsatu - Sedang Sekarat - PF600.png
      Kematian Undead PF600.png
  6.  
    Thanks Loopysue! :-)
  7.  
    I love this so much, the undead elves have to be my favorite so far though :)
    • CommentAuthorHadrianVI
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2017
     
    Wow, this is so great and really inspiring.
  8.  
    Thanks HadrianVI! :-)

    I am having to take a break for now. I have my first kidney stone and it has been 6 miserable days so far. I hope that I never have to go through this again.
    • CommentAuthorHadrianVI
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2017
     
    Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you get well soon.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2017
     
    Oh dear! Maybe they can shatter the stone with ultra sound. That's what they did for my friend. No operations then ;)

    I hope its small enough to be dealt with that way :)
  9.  
    Get well soon Charles x
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2017
     
    Charles, sounds terrible. Get well soon
    • CommentAuthorBarliman
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2017
     
    Ouch. A friend had that recently. Hope it passes (ahem) soon and easily.
  10.  
    Update: In initial report the stone was supposed to be 3.5mm. I was in so much pain that I when to the emergency room on Friday. It turned out to be 6.5mm and had not moved at all. It was blocking the flow of my left kidney and the right one was stressed the whole time trying to make up for it. I was at acute kidney failure and they sent to a specialist that put in a stent for the blocked kidney and have been treating the kidneys. The are good now and I should get released tomorrow. I have to go back in two weeks to have the stone and the stent removed. They will break up the stone using a laser. It has been a real rough 8 days. Thank you all so much for your messages of support.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2017
     
    Poor thing, my heart goes out to you. So painful.
    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2017
     
    Glad you're feeling better!
    • CommentAuthorBarliman
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2017
     
    Yow, glad you decided to go to emergency, that thing was huge.
  11.  
    Thanks everyone!
  12.  
    I did a minor update to my world map. I adjusted the terrain for Western Sutheimr so that it would match better for the regional maps that I have already done.
      Kelleemah World Map - Final - PF600.png
  13.  
    A wonderful exercise in imagination, Charles. You certainly seem to be cut from the same cloth as me when it comes to world building, and I imagine you find it as engaging and entertaining as I do.

    I create a "Player's Bible" for every campaign world I create, but it's just enough to cover the races, cultures, and current political/religious/military situation as the campaign begins. I always want to create a "Silmarillion" for every world, but once the campaign begins the focus is on the story, and it's through that where the world grows, with any intentions of writing the next big campaign sourcebook falling by the wayside - so I commend you on your persistence and dedication. Awesome!

    Your CA images are just fantastic too! I think I would find it really useful because I believe portraying the looks and styles of different cultures and races helps the player's visualise what their characters look like and helps to immerse them deeper in the context of the rest of the world, but I never bought a copy because I didn't know what scope there was in it. With the amount of character's you've displayed here It seems it might have, but I do have a question...

    ...My current campaign setting only has four racial groups. They're all human groups distinguished by physical differences like hair colour, height, build, skin colour, etc. Each of these four are again divided into cultural sub-groups distinguished by dress style, cultural practises, religion and the like. So, there are around 20 pictures that I need to represent one example from each group. These range in appearance from Aztec/Mayan/Zulu appearance to Mongols/Cave-men/and traditional fantasy feudal cultures. There are also around 10 exotic peoples that are mutations of humans created during a global cataclysm in the distant past. Your images depict some similar peoples to what I'm describing, but I was wondering just how versatile CA is, and do you think it's capable of scratching my itch?

    In the meantime, keep up the sterling work. I, too, would be another who would love to read a PDF should you get the chance to publish one.

    All the best

    DMG
  14.  
    "A wonderful exercise in imagination

    Thanks Dungeon Mastger Gaz! :-)


    " I imagine you find it as engaging and entertaining as I do."

    Yes I do. For me, creating the world is just as much fun as having people playing in it. :-)


    "Your CA images are just fantastic too!"

    Again, Thank you very much for the complement! :-)


    "...My current campaign setting only has four racial groups. They're all human groups distinguished by physical differences like hair colour, height, build, skin colour, etc. Each of these four are again divided into cultural sub-groups distinguished by dress style, cultural practises, religion and the like. So, there are around 20 pictures that I need to represent one example from each group. These range in appearance from Aztec/Mayan/Zulu appearance to Mongols/Cave-men/and traditional fantasy feudal cultures. There are also around 10 exotic peoples that are mutations of humans created during a global cataclysm in the distant past. Your images depict some similar peoples to what I'm describing, but I was wondering just how versatile CA is, and do you think it's capable of scratching my itch?"

    Character artist has a lot of flexibility. But, you will need to develop your Drawing Tools skills. It does take some patching here and there with the drawing tools and you may need to "create" some of the items you need using the drawing tools. I see no problems making the Zulu, Mongols, Cavemen, and Fantasy Feudal cultures. Mutations should not be hard to make. But Aztec and Mayan will be a challenge. You will have to use the drawing tools to make many of the items that you need. It is a challenge that I myself is running into. Do not forget, you can pull bitmaps from other styles outside of CA as well.

    Here is a link to one of my threads that shows the touch ups that I did to a basic CA character: http://forum.profantasy.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=7346&page=1#Item_8
    After making those changes and reposting it on my deviantart page, the character went from obscurity to one of my top ten in my featured section.

    Remember that some of the races have different body part and item choices. You can adjust the dimensions to use them for one of the other races and this expands your flexibility. You can find and example here: http://forum.profantasy.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=7332&page=1#Item_1
    I adjusted the dimensions of a set of Dwarven Arms and used them for a human character for the Android Game - Kingdoms of Myth.

    Here is an example of using the drawing tools to create items that are not part of the CA set and using different bitmaps: http://forum.profantasy.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=7001&page=1#Item_11
    This was a science fiction piece so I used different bitmaps. I also used the drawing tools to create camouflage armor, face paint, beret, bullet holes in the concrete and a unit crest.

    I would highly recommend CA!

    If you ever need help with a specific project, just let me know. ;-)
  15.  
    Thanks, Charles. Not only for taking time out to reply, but for the advice and links. Greatly appreciated.

    I feel that a visual element to tabletop RPGs helps immerse the players more, suspends their disbelief, and engages their imagination. While my maps can achieve that in a big way, showing them what their world looks like, or their local tavern, or the ruin they're just about to explore, I lack the ability to portray the people, the villains, or the races and cultures they can explore as characters, and I would love to. Don't get me wrong. I do use pictures, but they're stolen form google searches. Using someone else's incredible artwork isn't what I really want to do, because I want my world to be my creation in it's entirety, and I'm just an absolutely rubbish character artist!!

    I also agree with your earlier comments in this thread and agree there should be a bumper Annual devoted to CA, or something of that nature. I subscribed to Vol 6 for the 13th Age style alone, so I would probably subscribe to another Annual for a single issue if it covered the right style.

    I hope we see such an addition, but in the meantime I'll check out your links . Thank you.

    Keep up the awesome work!

    DMG
  16.  
    Thanks Dungeon Master Gaz! :-)
    • CommentAuthorHadrianVI
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2017
     
    This world is really amazing.
    How many Symbols have you used in this map? There must be over a thousand mountains:)
  17.  
    Thanks HadrianVI!

    Actually, I used the Mountain Fill bitmap from the Mike Schley set for the world map.

    You can go to http://charleswaynerobinson.deviantart.com/art/The-World-of-Kelleemah-678921481 and click on the map to see the larger version off the map.

    :-)
  18.  
    I am now working on the Vagothian Kingdoms which is located on a separate thread. :-)