And now for more binging on Game of Thrones and more…coastlines. Because of course more coastlines.
I’m not actually as bored with that as it sounds, but it really does feel never ending at this point because I’ve got an end product in mind, like maybe a PDF of 101 Royalty Free Continent Shapes, with tips and tricks (credited where due, without yanking all of anyone’s stuff) pubbed as an ebook somehow, priced at .99 on Amazon. Or .49. Or pay what you like at drivethrurpg, however that works. Details, details. It’ll have a link to a download of all the maps in a variety of image formats. Continue reading “A glimpse into a likely future”
Today I’m going to take a look at some online sources to see what other useful tidbits I can pick up. My first stop is Crafting Plausible Maps by Brandon Kier at Mythcreants. He recommends starting with your mountains before drawing the coastlines. Adding them second is okay, too. Good thing for me. I’ll remember this going forward, though. Continue reading “Still considering coastlines”
I just flipped through the AD&D Wilderness Survival Guide. Loads of great info. As I expected, nothing about world building therein, but I had no reason to think there would be, just a hint of a hunch. C’est la vie.
Next up: Jaime Buckley’s Advanced World Building: A Creative Writing Guide. First thing’s first…having just scanned through it for the first time, I can tell already that I will be returning to it as a key worldbuilding resource, but for the moment it’s not the right tool for the job. Buckley’s approach is all about the story. The world map is an important part, but just one important detail among a vast number of other important details. There’s no guidance on mapmaking, however. I’m excited about his work and what I can learn from it, but that’ll be for later. Continue reading “More follow through on coastlines”
Now that I’ve got the coastlines penciled in as I think I want them, I’m going to go back and see what kind of advice I probably should have looked at first. Continue reading “Coastlines of Iaon”
This is a paste-up of the world map reduced to just the coastlines. If all goes well, I’ll be able to get a good tracing from it that I can add to for the next step.
Breaking radio silence to say that nothing says clean slate like a clean desk. I’ve been remiss in keeping Rocky Mountain Bog Monster updated. Mea culpa. To be honest, I hit a wall for a bit there. And that’s okay. I’ve had time for ideas to percolate and to think about what direction to take things in. Continue reading “All else is chaos”
Here’s a 4-up PDF of this design based on a 1.25″ grid.