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    I think the Watercolor Style from the latest annual is very cool, and I've wanted to do a version of the old Blue Box D&D Village of Hommlet map of my own. Well, now I've done it and I thought I'd post it up here for review and comments. I hope y'all like it...

    Here's the original for comparison...

    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2019
    It looks beautiful. Can't wait to try this annual issue out, after seeing this
    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2019
    Beautifully done! This is a gorgeous annual and you've done a fine job recreating this map!
    Thank you, Quenten. Thanks, Lorelei. You guys make awesome maps; I appreciate your praises! This annual rocks! It's so different for me to draw everything instead of using symbols - I never realized how constrained I was by sticking just to symbol catalogues.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2019
    That's a beautiful map :)

    Both are great, but I definitely prefer the new version.
    Thank you, Loopysue. I love the old school blue & white maps, too. I really enjoy your maps - I lurk here and don't post often, but I appreciate all of your work!
    • CommentAuthorLillhans
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2019
    It sort of feels like the style has now come full circle: Hommlet was the motif for one of my earlier experiments using Early Modern City from the -07 bundle - a style, the philosphy of which, the Watercolour can certainly trace its lineage to.

    It means a great deal to learn that you like the Watercolour, but perhaps even more to see your own take on what to make of it.

    Thanks for sharing, and enjoy the ride!
    Thank you, Lillhans. For the kind words and for the annual style!
    • CommentAuthorKenG
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2019
    Very nice map, This style has so much to offer.
    • CommentAuthorVexikuri
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2019
    Love the old blue and white map, totally reminds me of the old days.
    • CommentAuthorSolo4114
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2019
    This is great! Even if one just needs a generic town, Hommlet has always been a terrific option. It's also a lot easier to look at than the old TSR blue look (which is great and all, but can be a little clunky).
    A very nice map, but isn't the road to the east supposed to go to "Nyr Dyv", and not "Myr Dyv" as you have written on it?

    Kindest regards,

    Pot-a-to pot-ah-to :). Seriously, though, thanks for pointing that out! And for the kind word about the map.
    Got it fixed - thanks again, Erik, for pointing out the typo. I also noticed that I had a text artifact that needed removal, so I cleaned that up as well.

    And now that I look at it again, I notice that I forgot the Druid's home! Grrrr!

    EDIT: OK, all fixed up now.
    • CommentAuthorMagus
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2020 edited
    Hey Mike! AWESOME map of Hommlet! Probably one of the top 5 I have seen since I bought the original back in the 80s.

    I am whispering a comment to you; hope you dont mind.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2020
    Great map !
    Thank you for the kind words, Magus! Really, CC3+ and this fantastic annual did the heavy lifting (along with Gary Gygax, of course). I just translated the original to the annual style...

    Thanks to you as well, Jim!
    Beautiful recreation of a true classic D&D map - Kudos

    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2020
    You're welcome.
    Excellent Job..Care to share an Un-labled version?
    Hmmm. I tried to attach the .fcw file so folks could make whatever modifications they want to it, but for some reason every time I try it aborts and redirects me to a new thread in the "Mapping with..." topic. Is this expected behavior?
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2020
    Attaching a .fcw file shouldn't be a problem, unless it is larger than the limit of 2MB. The error message when that happens is a bit nondescriptive.

    If it is larger than 2MB, you can try zipping it first.
    Ah! Yeah, it's a 10.7 MB file. I guess the fact that it's all drawn - no symbol use at all - makes it a bigun.

    Let me try zipping it up…

    Nope, that only gets it down to 10.2 MB. OK, I'll render it sans labels and attach it again that way.