Full Map of The Hinterlands

This is a new, expanded map that covers a large portion of my homebrew campaign world. It includes the area I covered in an in-world map that I posted here a couple of weeks ago: https://forum.profantasy.com/discussion/13364/a-new-in-world-map-for-my-5e-homebrew

This new map uses the 13th age style, and I'm really happy with the over all look.

This is the third or fourth time I've tried to learn CC3+ in earnest, and this is the first time that I've felt like I've actually done more "new work" rather than "relearning stuff I should remember" - it's nice to feel like I'm getting over the hump.

The idea is it's a discover-as-we-play kind of campaign, so I've added a lot of adventure sites that aren't really named.

The only thing I think I'd like to change would be to add some snow to the peaks of the Worldspine mountains in the northwest corner of the map. Any suggestions for achieving that?

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  • JulianDracosJulianDracos Mapmaker

    If you just want peaks, there are single symbols for snow peaked mountains you can use. Just click on the mountain tab.

  • @JulianDracos - I'm not seeing those in the symbol catalog. I am using the old 13th Age annual; maybe the snow-capped peaks are in the updated version?

  • JulianDracosJulianDracos Mapmaker

    You are correct. I just looked at the original and they are not there. However, they are in the updated version.

    I made snow covered mountain ranges in the original. I duplicated the mountains onto a new sheet, blended it into the lower sheet and turned on an inner glow that has a light blue color for the now.

    However, you are only wanting some caps. I would recommend adding a new sheet and drawing polygons with color fill and then blending it onto the mountains below. Maybe add a glow. Just play around with that until you can get it to look like how you want.

  • Great! Thanks for the tip. I will give the blended polygons I try.

  • JulianDracosJulianDracos Mapmaker

    I set blend to overlay and used color 77 when adding snow to a mountain.

    In some parts, I just used the adjust hue/saturation and increased it by 30 to make it look more white. That was for a larger area

    In other areas where I was making ice, I just used ice from CA69 for the fill and draw it over other terrain and then applied an edge fade inner.

  • Thanks for the tips. I will give it a shot later.

  • @JulianDracos - thanks so much! Your suggestion of using a blending layer worked perfectly. I did some rounded polys for the snowcaps and added an ice terrain layer also overlayed and set to 50% opacity. I'm super happy with the result!

    Much more what I was after rather than the abrupt change to grey. I'm so glad this community exists and is so constructive/supportive!!

    JulianDracosLoopysueMonsenDakJimPWeathermanSwedenItalo DudeMythal82
  • JulianDracosJulianDracos Mapmaker

    Great job on the mountains.

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