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Muz
2006-07-16, 07:50 PM
Hopefully this is the right forum for this...

I'm working a little world-building for a campaign and I'm trying to put together a map of a continent. I know generally what I want it to look like (though I'm still toying with the details), but I'm a lousy artist, and I can't even get the shape of the coastline to look "right." Every time I do it it looks like it was drawn by a 3 year old.

I'm looking for a crazy volunteer who would be willing to draw the general shape of the continent (to my specs) for me to fill in the details on. Any kind souls up for that? :)

TheSilverKnight
2006-07-16, 08:30 PM
I would do it but I am only good at copying already drawn maps there are a few free cad programs out there that you could look at to generate a map.

Oeryn
2006-07-17, 11:56 AM
One thing you might try is to take a map, preferably one that's just lines, get it in some kind og graphics program, and cut and paste sections of coastline, to suit your needs. You should be able to put something together fairly easily. It's worked for me, in the past.

Or, you could take a map of some small island, and just change the scale. I did that with a map of England, a while back. With a few modifications, and changing the scale to make it a lot bigger, it worked great as a large continent.

The Prince of Cats
2006-07-17, 11:58 AM
Or, you could take a map of some small island, and just change the scale. I did that with a map of England, a while back.
Hey! It's not the size that counts...

Oeryn
2006-07-17, 12:14 PM
Hey! *It's not the size that counts... *

That's what ALL Englishmen say!! :D

Just kidding, of course. No offense to any UKers out there. Just saying that changing the scale of a map might be an option.

And that your homeland would be a lot cooler, if it was bigger! ;)

InaVegt
2006-07-17, 12:15 PM
But the UK is huge

fryer1
2006-07-17, 12:20 PM
And you never have to walk more than 72 miles to get to the coast!

Fax Celestis
2006-07-17, 10:27 PM
I wouldn't mind. You can see a sample here. (http://www.corporation.walagata.com/fax/wiki/images/Marranarch.png)

Sophistemon
2006-07-17, 10:36 PM
Oh thank God, I get a chance to help (http://www.gryc.ws/autorealm.htm) somebody today. So far all I've been able to do is irritate them.

Muz
2006-07-17, 11:32 PM
Oh thank God, I get a chance to help (http://www.gryc.ws/autorealm.htm) somebody today. So far all I've been able to do is irritate them.

Hey, nifty. :) Wukei already volunteered to help, but this will be useful in the future. (And that site has a link to Conwy Castle, which is fantastically cool because I was actually THERE a little over a month ago. :)

Sophistemon
2006-07-17, 11:39 PM
[Cue Shake and Bake music]
Wukei's doing the artwork...
... and I helped!

MostlyHarmless
2006-07-26, 12:46 PM
In the future, check out AutoREALM. It's great and free for making maps.