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Canyons to the abandoned city of OldAkkerberg

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By Rochnan   |   Watch
Published: November 27, 2018
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Hello everyone!
Last week was my birthday, so here's an extra big map (with an extra long name as well :P)! 
This is actually one of the first maps I started working on in this style, and it shaped the direction I went in. 
But it took me a looong time to finish, and sometimes I wondered if I ever would at all. Yet here it is, and I'm very happy with it!

I created this map for my DnD campaign, where I wanted a maze-like adventure. Looking around online for tips I found that straight-up mazes are boring to play. But the fun could be found in letting people find points of interest, hints and semi-hidden routes. Then, by connecting all the dots they can find the exit. 

I was a bit nice and let my adventurers climb the bridge, which let them skip a lot of the map, but it would otherwise take them multiple sessions and we had other priorities that needed them to get through it that night.

Creating borders, windroses and other elements for maps is a lot of fun! Now I know why you cartography-inclined guys spend so much time on it :XD:


Oh, I also post close-up previews on Instagram! :)
Image size
3508x2480px 5.86 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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SanneAckermanHobbyist Digital Artist
wow so amazing :love:
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RochnanProfessional General Artist
Thank you :D (Big Grin)