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Thorfinn Tait
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Cartographer, Teacher, Dad
Cartographer, Teacher, Dad

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New from the Atlas of Mystara: the Alphatian Kingdom of Arogansa, 8 miles per hex. Remaking Bruce Heard's original hex map.

Arogansa is first and foremost, at least from the point of view of those who may benefit from it, a realm where one goes for rest and recreation.  It offers in good faith, if the price is right, anything ranging from mindless entertainment to secluded…
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Presenting June’s Patreon map: the Magiocracy of Caldwen! With many thanks to all of June’s patrons: +Jesper Andersen, Azure Admiral, David Chart, Francesco Defferrari, Christopher Desmond, Joshua DiCicco, Paul Dupuis, +Bruce Heard, +Brian Isikoff, Eric Jackson, +Grégory LE LOUETTE, Wendy Lord, Harri Mäki, +nathan Mangion, Carl Matthews, Gordon McCormick, +Anna Meyer, Sverre Midthjell, +Hervé Musseau, Wolfgang Neckel, Cameron Paine, Peter, Thomas Pizard, Dave Poppel, Friedrich Röhrer-Ertl, +Mirco Sadrinna, +Jeff Scifert, +Robert Slaughter, +Erin Smale, Joshua Starnes, Kurt Stoffer, Maciej Szydłowski, Sandra Tait, Douglas Zielsdorf.
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Thorfinn Tait commented on a post on Blogger.
Regarding turning into the wind, one way to deal with this is to force any ship turning into the wind to end its move for the turn as soon as it's facing directly into the wind. It can turn out of the wind in its next turn, but it'll have lost all its speed, and will likely take a further turn in order to get back up to speed.

The result is that a ship turning across the wind takes three turns to execute the full manoeuvre.
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Hey there. I'm rather new to all of this, but I just launched my Patreon yesterday.

My philosophy when drawing up the project was to provide what my patrons want (in this case new maps) without interfering with the process by over-promising things that would be cool but take time away from the real work.

I wish there was a smaller pledge than $1. I read on some earlier posts here that this was a recent change, and sure enough I haven't been able to pledge for less than $1 even on Patreons that list rewards for less. It's a real shame.

I'm open for any criticism or words of experience if you have them for me.

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I just launched a Patreon project to help me create new Calidar maps. We already hit two goals, and the third is a really good one. If you want to support my cartography and help me produce new Calidar maps every month, please consider becoming a patron.

Thanks for your continued support! I'm already working on the first new map for this project.

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Ethengar is a vast grassy plain, offering little protection from either the bitter winds of winter or the blistering sun of summer. This rough land tests the people who live on it every day, and those who survive that test grow strong and hardy. It is a…
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Thorfinn Tait commented on a post on Blogger.
Looks really great in print, Bruce! Can't wait to see it in the real world. :)
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Updated map of the Northern Reaches, 8 miles per hex

The landscape of the Northern Reaches is a tilted plane sloping down from the high southwestern mountains to the low northeastern coast and offshore islands. The climate ranges from a cool, moist, maritime-temperate clime along the coast, to a cold…
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Updated map of the Upper Broken Lands, 8 miles per hex

Covering a region of rugged hills, mountains, and narrow canyons near the centre of the Known World, the area is thought to be abandoned by civilisation.  Few humans and demi-humans ever venture any distance from the treacherous merchant tracks along the…
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Updated map of the Lower Broken Lands, 8 miles per hex

The ten tribes of the Broken Lands occupy a vast underground network.  These caves are huge, the largest stretching over 100 miles.  A forest of colossal stalagmites supports the vaults, arching up to 300 feet high.  The bottom of these caves is very…
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