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Postby Anthalas » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:12 pm

Hi Everyone! I've been a bit of a mud cartographer ever since I discovered how to do it using zmud. (and promptly forgot how to navigate without a map of some sort) Now that I'm on a mac however, I have to do it manually.

Would anyone be interested in some updated maps and quite possibly maps of areas that aren't mapped yet? I could probably try mapping a small area like Ardeep or Daggerford before I decide to tackle larger areas like Waterdeep. I want to know which areas are cool to show a public release of a map and which ones aren't.

This helps me discover quite a bit of the game too but I'll have to do it entirely in-character of course.
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Re: Updated Maps

Postby Harroghty » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:59 pm

Anthalas: Please go ahead. The staff would love to see your work. Please send me or Mele a PM when you have something ready. Thanks for your enthusiasm.
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Re: Updated Maps

Postby Raona » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:56 am

However, please check with Lathander first about planned areas. It takes a good deal of work to make a map (he and I know!), and there are some areas we don't want publicly mapped. (I think the Underdark and any area with a hidden entrance are on that list.) We don't want to have you expend the effort only to tell you in arrears that we can't post the map!
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Re: Updated Maps

Postby Anthalas » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:04 pm

Heh, well, while doing my preliminary exploration of an area, I stumbled into a not so friendly resident and got pummeled. Newbie mistake + a bad combination of not looking where I was going and being unaware of the dangers of that area and playing while half-asleep.

My mapping will have to wait until I get that resolved.

For those of you who want to use a pretty neat tool that you can use to make your own maps of areas (whether you want to publish them or not) you can use this online resource:

http://lauzet.com/argon/

I combine that with my photoshop skillz to make maps.
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Re: Updated Maps

Postby Mele » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:28 pm

Sorry Raona, but I need to clarify this one!

Anthalas, you do not need to check with Lathander. Before Harroghty posted the official go flag here, he discussed this with two other imms, myself and Tyr, and we had quickly and easily come to the conclusion that there can be more than one map of any given area! There's no mapetitions, they can all exist and be appreciated! (Within reason, of course, we don't want 90!)

Right now you're very new to us, and anywhere we may not want mapped would very likely be inaccessible to you(as you discovered with your recent death!)! If your instincts tell you otherwise, it's easy enough to drop a PM to Harroghty Lathlain or I asking "Is xyz area fine for this?"!
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Re: Updated Maps

Postby Anthalas » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:57 pm

Thank you!

While I'm not yet ready to take on Waterdeep, my character, if he somehow comes back to life, will be motivated to make a specific map now I think you know which area I'm talking about. The purpose would be for the newer members of his organization that may blunder into the same thing he did. Of course, I am 100% certain that quest spoilers should not be included but is it cool to leave a few clues?
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Re: Updated Maps

Postby Mele » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:05 pm

No quest anything at all, please! :)
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Re: Updated Maps

Postby Anthalas » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:14 pm

Understood, no problem.
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Re: Updated Maps

Postby Anthalas » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:44 pm

Ok, preliminary work on my map has been done. I need to go over it once more to check for errors however my character had to leave the area urgently and will have to return at a later time.

I really miss Zmud and the mapper! Nothing else comes close to it in functionality for my mac.
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