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[Coldforged]Maps
« on: August 23, 2005, 10:21:19 AM »
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Dhargenaas Maps
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Geographical Map
Location Map
War Map

National maps:
Kingdom Map
Empire Map
Northlands Map
Dholg (off map independent island nation)

Province Maps:
Ardamien
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Conquered Lands
Kerashi Imperial Homeland
The Obaayn Desert

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Aumethorion Maps
Political Map
Geographical Map
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National maps:
Steppe Federation Map
Alliance of Free Men Map
The Old Aumethor City States Map
The Exalted Nation (off map islands to the west)
The Kingdom of Hessaron (off map island nation to the north east)

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Old Continent Maps
Political Map
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National maps:
Empire of the Ascended Ones Map
Map of K'Huron
Map of the Mariw Patriarchy
Soarial Kantoresh Islands Map
No modern maps exist of the Lost Lands

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Acaian Archipelago Maps
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Maps:
Imperial Colonies Map
Kingdom of Oryn Map
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Principality of Calzio Map
Duchy of Wildengreeve Map
Duchy of Kiros Map
Shadow Atoll Map
Keddhan Map
Helfont
Being an Archipelago, the Acaians have many secluded islands which are off-map. In addition there is a plethora of small islands that are too small to be marked on the map (Which is an excellent excuse to present new locations the players have never visited... 'tis the charming life of an explorer)
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Dhargenaas Political Map
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005, 04:46:49 PM »


Old Nobleman's Political Map of Dhargenaas
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Aumethorion Political Map
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2005, 11:36:49 AM »


Metal Map hung on the wall of the Steam Council
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Old Continent Political Map
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2005, 03:48:13 PM »


Old Marble slab, currently within the Court in Koenigsberg, with a map of the Old Continent
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Acaian Political Map
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2005, 01:48:57 PM »

Two Canvas Maps in the ownership of a wealthy Kaldarien Merchant Prince
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2005, 12:06:39 PM »


An old map of the Valkarhoth Islands in the possession of an Ardamian Merchantman Captain
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2005, 02:35:08 PM »
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Re: [Coldforged]Maps
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008, 11:49:42 PM »
Whine whine, nag nag, the links are all dead, et cetera et cetera; here's to hoping you'll repost them somewhere, and a link to help you on your way.

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Re: [Coldforged]Maps
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2009, 01:59:32 AM »
Maps fixed
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Re: [Coldforged]Maps
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2009, 09:28:09 AM »
I like em!
   
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Re: [Coldforged]Maps
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2009, 04:46:57 PM »
Thanks mate! Always nice with some praise. Fuel for creativity, it is!
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Re: [Coldforged]Maps
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2009, 06:38:37 PM »
I've been trying my hand at mapping lately, and any inspiration is welcome. I'm trying to come up with a map for my city of Respite.  Thrown out a lot of ideas so far, and the one style I did settle on, I had difficulty replicating via computer.

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Re: [Coldforged]Maps
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2009, 05:55:17 AM »
Well, to be truthful, I love drawing city maps by hand. Or... more like town maps, actually, as cities have far more buildings than I care to draw (I draw each and every building in town).

I start out by consulting my world map, and scanning my subconscious for prior adventures having taken place in that particular town.

Then:
1. I write down major geographical bodies adjacent to the city (rivers, mountains, oceans, deserts, steppes, the like)
2. I write down any locations the PCs have visited, or know of in town.
3. I brainstorm forth any spectacular facilities, strongholds or the like, in town


I start off by drawing the landscape. I use an aerial view, with curve lines for mountains. A) Draw oceans and lakes B) Draw rivers, C) Draw mountains and hills. This is what the settlers had to deal with. Then I draw the major fortifications: Strongholds and city walls. Roads. The buildings of the city itself, markets, spots of interest. Then comes foulburghs and shanty towns.

Reason for being so vocal: I want to find a map and scan it, but I am so darn lazy, it will probably take forever.

Hint 1: Create shades with the flat side of your pencil and use your finger to smear. It will enhance the outcome.
Hint 2: Use wagon wheel tracks for non-paved roads. Detail adds flavour.
Hint 3: Do not rely on computer software other than Photoshop. For geographical maps, fractal edges work nicely, but for city maps the only option is to do everything yourself.

Hmmm... I love maps.
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