Sunday, February 12, 2012

So, Moving Along Then (part 1)

Now that I have had my grand epiphany about time, I return to mapping. As you can see from the below map, I have just quickly roughed in the basics; Mountains, Ocean, and the two Settlements (green hexes) I want to start with. The Settlement near the ocean will be the main trade point. The other, or located there-about, will be the starting 'base' for the campaign.


Next I want to map the trade center, so I get a feel for how dispersed it will be at this scale (small hex = 1 league, or 1 hour). So...


Not what I had hoped, but I can come back to it. Just couldn't figure out how I wanted it to look, Icon wise...

That's it for now, enjoy.
TB

10 comments:

  1. I know right?!! They are hexalent!

    TB

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  2. Well, Bane, you've got a cool project working here. Lots to read through on world building and mapping. I'm really curious to read through the evolution of your hexographer work. Very nice!

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    1. Koren, thanks. I don't know if it is directly related to world building and mapping, but I do a lot of it, it seems. I am think it is more of an OCD/ADDer's attempt at keep themselves sane. Not sure I am succeeding in that regard either, truth be told.

      The next iteration of this map, were I add settlements and vegetation, should be up this evening or tomorrow evening. I also want to identify monster ranges/lairs too, so stay tuned.

      Excel has really helped with my OCD/ADD and how I can coordinate a mini-gazetteer type thing and be consistent.

      Best,
      TB

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  3. What software are you using to get the big hex on small hexes look in the first map?

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    1. Brendan, I have been using Hexographer and The Welshpiper templates. Both are linked in the upper right of this blog, and are free to use for personal use.

      Best,
      TB

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    2. Alibi: I just noticed which image you were talking about. The bottom image I had to figure out how many sub-hexes across it was and go from there with the 'Snap to Vertices' option. Took some tweaking, but finally got it to match up.

      TB

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    3. Thanks; I'll check out the templates.

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    4. Those templates are great, but unfortunately I use 24 mile and six mile hexes (so I need 4 small hexes per big hex). Oh well.

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  4. Brendan, I think a template might be able to be genned up for that scale. Give me a day or two and I will see what I can come up with. If I haven't posted anything on it in the next few days, give me a nudge ~ my brain is all over this micro-setting mini-campaign thing I have been posting about.

    TB

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