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sleyvas
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Posted - 19 Oct 2019 :  23:03:44  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Hey, I don't have the original "city of gold" map. I have a scanned copy. The map scale is "1 inch = 15 miles". Kind of hard to figure out if you don't know how many inches the real map was on each side. If anyone has a physical copy, do you mind measuring it and telling how big it is in inches. I'm just trying to get a ROUGH idea of how wide the long canyon is.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas

Seethyr
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Posted - 20 Oct 2019 :  00:39:54  Show Profile  Visit Seethyr's Homepage Send Seethyr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Iím not home for the weekend but I have a copy right next to my computer. If no one gets back to you by then Iíll post it.

On the other hand though, does this mean you are updating the map?

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sleyvas
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Posted - 20 Oct 2019 :  02:12:38  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Seethyr

Iím not home for the weekend but I have a copy right next to my computer. If no one gets back to you by then Iíll post it.

On the other hand though, does this mean you are updating the map?



I was more thinking about "how wide is the long canyon" to figure out some stuff about how big Esh Alakar would be. To note, I was also comparing that against some concepts like "how big is the average American city in square mileage?"... which turns out to be roughly about 19 miles x 19 miles. Granted a lot of that in a city is dead space, but I just wanted to get an idea of what the "dot" we put on a map would mean compared to the actual size of a city. Also, our populations density is a lot more than in FR, BUT still, I was curious.

But, that being said, I am updating the map.

I'm updating down in Katashaka and throwing in various things on Anchorome. One of the things I've been playing with has been taking the "allowed" pictures from DMSGuild resource art and I'm turning them into symbols that I can use with Campaign Cartographer as user defined symbols. That way, I can kind of start mapping out areas where creatures are. So, like in the land of the insect men, I put a picture of a pair of thri-kreen facing opposite directions, an ankheg, a golden scarab beetle, 2 Abeil and an Abeil Queen, an ant warrior, and I added a forest and put in an Ettercap.

I'm not entirely positive that people will like this imagery on the map mind you, but I honestly plan to put the map up as "Pay what you want", and hopefully the pictures alone might help people grasp what certain areas are like.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas

Edited by - sleyvas on 20 Oct 2019 02:16:04
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