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Michael Prescott

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Novy Dom - an isolationist city-state, held in the grip of a paranoid tyrant. Still, it's the only place you'll find food in a hundred miles. Just.. why is the food all so red?
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+Michael Prescott shame, as I think this style would work wonders on the fantasy airship I've been itching to get done.

Anyway - awesome work, and great to have discovered you!
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Matthew Lowes

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A desert kingdom! Still experimenting with this style, but I like the way it's shaping up. Going to explore the use of more 45 degree angles next, but I'm done for the day.
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+Paolo Greco , Tombow markers. They're water based ink markers. They come in a lot of colors. Same ones I use for my dungeon maps.
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Matthew Lowes

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Another small island with simplified terrain symbols, this one using a few more 45 degree angles.
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+Themistoklis Dakanalis , All hand drawn, using pens and water based ink markers. Although I do print out the black and white before the coloring process.
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John Reiher

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From crossing the Bering Strait to the Great Recession.
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Awesome maps! I was actually thinking about a game with Norse travellers travelling down the East coast a while after Leif Erikson's travels, but I figured that I needed to do a lot of research. This cut a lot of time off my research :-)
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Josephe Vandel

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After a long break this is the first preview to the new line of Duskengrim maps. 
With this updates will come some changes to the pledgelevels. All Patrons of 5$ and highter will also receive editable PSD files of the Maps. (Adjustment of texture, colors and movable elements) 
As a bonus for July, I will post soon a list of my prefered free Fonts for Cartography, so you can aply their splendor on the labeling of the maps. 
As far as my plans go, there will be 9 maps of this series for my patrons, with the theme of the last 3 determined by comunity voting.

If any questions are open feel free to ask me here.
After a long break this is the first preview to the new line of Duskengrim maps. With this updates will come some changes to the pledgelevels. All Patrons of 5$ and highter will also receive editable PSD files of the Maps. (Adjustment of texture, colors and movable elements) As a bonus for July, I will post soon a list of my prefered free Fonts for Cartography, so you can aply their splendor on the labeling of the maps. As far as my plans go, the...
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Josephe Vandel

Resources and Tips  - 
 
I restart my Patreon website with new maps soon.
https://www.patreon.com/mapforge
 
My Mapping Process detailed out in its stages.
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google photos has the ability to take a series of related images and turn them into an animated give with little issue. I recently did something similar with my book cover:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/qMZwnW4wJ6RReZTYnEFEn6x1GSJ_bjbikymDiWehLVmU=w546-h784-no

Unfortunately there's no way to manually do it through the website (yet), but you can do it through the photos app (which is what I did).
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Scott Aleric

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Rodger Thorm is looking at a neat new project similar to his Exquisite Corpse Dungeon.
 
Okay, so +Dyson Logos went and made a Florida-shaped dungeon and that got me thinking about another way of making the next ECD:

Euro-Dungeon.

Here's the idea.  We'll use a gridded map of Europe (I like this one: https://www.entsoe.eu/fileadmin/template/other/images/map_entsoe.png) for a base template.  Each grid unit corresponds to a 5x5 square (so Luxembourg (LU) is a 5x5, Switzerland (CH) is a 10x10 with a 5x10 extension; Denmark (DK) is a 10x20 with a 5x5 notch out of the top; etc.)

At that scale, the Euro Dungeon spanning from Portugal to Romania and Bulgaria (but omitting Scandanavia, the Baltics, and the UK) would more or less fill a 36" x 48" sheet.  That's six times as large as the first ECD for those of you keeping score at home, (though there is some white space in this).

To make the connections, we'd start with assigning one person to a country, and then as participants claimed other countries, the two parties would have to agree on how to make connections on their shared border.  For the larger countries, if someone wanted to organize a team, and divide the country up into regions, they could do that.  Or someone could be ambitious and take all of one of the bigger countries.

If I'm counting right, I have 25 countries in this.  With some teams, we might end up with 30 or so participants.  Or we might scale things back if there aren't that many people who want to take part.

The beauty of this is that everyone can be working on it more or less simultaneously.  Once you've negotiated all your borders, you're free to go.

If there's enough interest, we could kick this off this week, and aim to have it wrapped up by the end of August.

So, whaddaya think?
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Jens Larsen

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I made a map.

And suddenly I had kinda stocked it, though not with too many statistics. So here's a small adventure I made, about 5 pages + map. It's supposed to be a deadly nod to Indiana Jonesy capers.

Released under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

Hope you find something you can use.
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Glad you like it, +Den B. Feel free to post any entertaining situations that arise during play. :-)
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Michael Tumey

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I haven't participated in a Cartographers' Guild Map Challenge in an age, and this month's challenge is to create a Race Track from some sport. So I decided it would be a way to scratch an itch to do a post-apocalyptic theme. This I'm calling Mad Max Moto Cross. Think combat motorcycles with armed riders following a convaluted track through urban ruins. Already included a building with collapsed floors the bikes need to negotiate walls, changes in elevation on up and down ramps. I'll include a water hazard, pile of burning tires, heavy crossbow turret platforms, and defensible audience stands/officiating booth. Lots to do, but I'll be done tomorrow or the next day. I never take too long. This is a work-in-progress.
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Maybe you create maps for a quick game this weekend, or maybe you design them for sale. Maybe you're wrestling with Photoshop, Gimp or Campaign Cartographer and looking for tips, or maybe you're looking for a source for real-life floor plans. This group is for amateur and pro map-makers alike, with focus on games like role-playing, miniatures, or board games. WHERE DO I POST...? - The cool map I made and want to share? In Maps for Sharing. - A tutorial on drawing maps? In Resources and Tips. - A challenge to draw inn or taverns? In Friday Five-Minute Maps and Other Challenges. - A set of GIMP brushes I made? In Resources and Tips. - A description of a map-making software I sell? In Directed Promo.

Michael Patrick

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Nice look, I like the coherent drawingstyle
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Michael Wenman

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For those interested in my maps (and my geomorphs in particular), I'm at it again...
 
...and with a bit of house-cleaning, we end up back at maps and geomorphs.
While digging through some paperwork for the new iteration of FUBAR, I found a pile of paperwork containing some modern urban geomorphs. There are about 20 of these in various states of completion. It's another one of ...
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You're generally right, but Australian cities like Sydney and Brisbane have only limited areas where the rectangular grid holds sway, the cities grew organically according to the landscape. 
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Angel Ludwig

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Map for a Trail of Cthulhu campaign, now converted to Call of Cthulhu. While not a full-on 'dungeon crawl', I do have them spelunking through a cross-dimensional cave system. This is the top level. Characters blew a tunnel entrance in the uppermost, right-hand cavern area. The water goes off into an endless sea, and the pit drops what feels like miles to the next level.

Warning: Full map is HUGE. I think I sized them to fit an 11x17 inch tabloid sheet...
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Those are fun and a great way to get started. Picking a genre she likes to read and throwing in some hooks to that would help, too. I'm throwing in a steampunk vibe for my players, plus a bunch of possible character-specific side tracks. But that's all determined by how the players react, so a write-up would look more like a 'pick your own ending' book. LoL
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Rodger Thorm

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Rodger Thorm originally shared:
 
A system of halls and chambers where the walls and ceilings are faceted and are made up of thousands of large conjoined crystals
A system of halls and chambers where the walls and ceilings are faceted and are made up of thousands of large conjoined crystals
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sounds pretty, and crazy to navigate...
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Jeff Toner

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I made a time-lapse video of my latest map. It's a section of a city sewer that the thieves guild calls home.

You can get the map with or without a grid at http://dnd.jeffatom.com
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Awesome, glad you like it! Would love to hear how it goes. I am trying to get a map a week up on my site and I am working on some adventures.

Also if you have any requests for a map I can see what I do.
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Mike Schley

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Going to #GenCon? Come to the #cartography panel!
 
Got a thing for fantasy maps? Then come to the GenCon Cartography Panel in Indianapolis on July 30: Noon–1PM at the Crowne Plaza's Grand Central Ballroom C.

Hosted by the illustrious +Mark Richardson; I will be there discussing the ins and outs of fantasy cartography with +Jared Blando +Alyssa Faden +Ralf Schemmann and +Fantastic Maps. A lineup of heavy hitters that's sure to make for one hell of a fun conversation. You should be there!

#fantasymaps #RPG #Games #cartography #GenCon #maps 
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Michael Tumey

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My post apocalyptic motorcross race track map is now a PDF product ready for sale at DTRPG. Product includes a single page gazetteer, followed by 35 letter size slices of gridded map, 4 each 24 inch tiles of gridded map, 4 each 24 inch tiles (no grid), and a full 48 inch full map no grid ready for VT-use.

http://drivethrurpg.com/product/153468/PostApocalyptic-Motorcross-Race-Track-Map-Set?src=newest
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Very cool
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Michael Tumey

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Post-apocalyptic, Mad Max Moto-Cross track map, done!
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Could also work as a construction site or archaeological dig in an urban environment.
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Michael Tumey

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Next update on Mad Max Moto-Cross, I'm about 3/4 done. I included a toxic water hazard, a wall of burning tires in the southwest corner and some mogul hills for bikes to jump... moving right along.
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^ truth
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Scott Aleric

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Another isometric map, this time with color!
#Pathfinder #LunchtimeDoodles #map #amdrawing
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Perhaps a little shading to indicate where the 'light' from above hits the floor below? I mean, I think it's fairly clear, but a subtle shadow, even if there wouldn't actually be one, could help indicate that for sure.
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