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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 05:11 PM
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Tools for plotting
Campaign Cartographer 3... yes it is a very powerful program and it can help you create those worlds you want. Doing maps like you've seen in boiks is possible, mostly they are done on CC3. It is like the standard.

It does have some down sides to it.

1.- COST. It is not a cheap program... and the expansions do cost money.
2.- Learning curve... like any good ol' fashioned CAD program... it is not the easiest of critters to use.
3.- Installation.... (I already own it, from my years producing games) It can be a pain. That is a nice way to put it.

On the up side, with practice, and after a steep learning curve and yes... time... lots of it, you too can produce things like this.

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And with a lot of practice and the proper expansion....



I am making a city, after two hours of installing. Athos is it's name... and I am tempted, since it is just for personal use, to reach for the damn grid paper... and a good pencil. As is doing a rough might be a good idea anyway... Still it is coming along nicely... So get some coffee and go to the gaming machine I guess.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 06:37 PM
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1. Oh and of course my intous tablet pen has gone MIA
doing it by mouse.... ended up ordering a replacement. Much cheaper than a new tablet and pain.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-11 11:20 PM
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2. Here is an example of a city map I am working on
and now that I have discovered the joy of automatic streets...

http://nadinbrzezinski.posterous.com/ah-fiction-writing...
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 04:50 PM
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3. I had forgotten how useful this can be
here is a regional map done this afternoon using the black and white template...

http://nadinbrzezinski.posterous.com/on-world-design

Yes, on purpose I chose an effective but fast template... as is, the map is mostly for my use as reference as I write.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 10:40 AM
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4. If Tolkien could see this he would say,
"if only."
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