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Organization and General Discussions => The Continent of Nybelmar => Topic started by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 06 August 2009, 01:38:12



Title: TOP PRIORITY: maps!!!
Post by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 06 August 2009, 01:38:12
Our top priority should be to come up with a map of the current Nybelmar realms – as this is essential for both region overviews and trade related entries. So we need to synthesise the map Eleyr was working on with my Gondolwain maps and weave in the most recent changes since Eleyr drew the map:

- Add Gondolwain
- Add Meelaimad
- Add Trumarim dwarves
- Add Darkling Brownies
- Change “Lillivear descendents” to “the Amorai”; “Far-Eastern” to Sceptres of Tarshiin; “Mushroom people” to “Kazai Morchin-i” etc
- Make Loreney smaller
- Remove the arrows, question marks & make the colouring and the font more professional looking

I don’t have the necessary map making skills so help in this regard would be vital – not to mention greatly appreciated!  :biggrin:


Title: Re: TOP PRIORITY: maps!!!
Post by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 06 August 2009, 01:38:35
More maps here:

(Place-holder for now. I'll update this post should there be more maps we need to take into account in redrawing the "master map")


Title: Re: TOP PRIORITY: maps!!!
Post by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 08 August 2009, 01:47:36
?


Title: Re: TOP PRIORITY: maps!!!
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 08 August 2009, 02:15:13
Coren, if nobody else has helped you with this in.... weeks, I'll try my hand at it. But first I'm busy with something else which captures me right now quite a bit and then there are those for Altario I have to do first. (*Sets iCal to remember her to do them!*)


Title: Re: TOP PRIORITY: maps!!!
Post by: Seeker on 08 August 2009, 03:24:14
For anyone interested in developing map skills in order to help out Coren, I would like to point out that there are some very nice tutorials right here on this site.  They are in the workshop (http://www.santharia.com/workshop/maps_1.htm) section.

I myself have never done maps, and am also currently busy-- travelling through Nybelmar (so not available to help here) .  Come to think of it the maps better be accurate or I could get lost.  :shocked:


Title: Re: TOP PRIORITY: maps!!!
Post by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 08 August 2009, 03:58:29
Oh, we don't need to make new maps! Just someone with photohop needs to draw in and colour the new territories on Koldar's map!


Title: Re: TOP PRIORITY: maps!!!
Post by: Seeker on 08 August 2009, 04:27:05
I am assuming they would need to use the flat jpeg version you posted here.  (versus a layered version)  That would make things slightly more difficult but not impossible.


Title: Re: TOP PRIORITY: maps!!!
Post by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 08 August 2009, 05:16:15
I do have the original photoshop files, with the layers. :D


Title: Re: TOP PRIORITY: maps!!!
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 12 August 2009, 00:11:34
If i had a photoshop or similar program, i am pretty confident i could learn to make maps in relatively short time. I've been trying to get someone to give me an erh.. less-than-uitterly-legal copy, but no luck so far.

Of course, i would only try such a thing to turn them in for software piracy afterwards! (Somehow, this has not been making me many friends ;))


Title: Re: TOP PRIORITY: maps!!!
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 12 August 2009, 00:26:31
Mira, look at my sig, you can try out this software, similar to photoshop,  for 30 days for free, and then 60 is not too much if you really use it. And what about GIMP?


Title: Re: TOP PRIORITY: maps!!!
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 12 August 2009, 00:32:59
See? Problem solved. Possibly, anyway.

I'm going to have a look at those tomorrow Talia, i'm almost off for a night of Arkham Horror. :)

Edit-> Yes, i'm that kind of geek. I'm a writer for a full-fantasy encyclopedia, what did you expect?


Title: Re: TOP PRIORITY: maps!!!
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 12 August 2009, 21:53:11
Coren, can you get me the original map files so that i can play with them for a bit?