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New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 05:23:46


Sir Eddysan
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Hi guys! I've recently decided that I'm going to try my hand at map making. After a little search through the maps tab, a few online tutorials, some practice, and some thinking, I've decided to make a map of the old counties of Scotland, before their abolition in 1973. What do you guys think? I've attached an image of what the map should like by the time it's done:



What are your thoughts?
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 06:12:48


BUFFALO
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r the counties territories or bonuses
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 06:25:32


Sir Eddysan
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Probably just territories; it is my first map. I could proabably make them bonuses and divide them into regions (Southwest, Central, Northwest, etc.)
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 06:41:58


BUFFALO
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anything below 50 terries is too low to receive any real play imo
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 06:48:21


Genghis 
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Any map will need 100+ territories to be worth a f$$$.
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 06:51:52


Sir Eddysan
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I mean the end product will be more than the 33 above, but I don't care if it's played or not, it's my first map and I wanted to try something new.
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 06:58:58


Genghis 
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Well yeah i can understand this being your first map.

It's all about getting experience. You'll release your master piece after you release a series of crud.
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 09:53:45


Sir Eddysan
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The map is coming along nicely. I've decided to split the counties up into regions, and the islands as well. I'm also adding important cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, etc. The final product will have 70+ territories and should be finished by next week. I'm looking forward to it.
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 09:55:12


Sir Eddysan
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Also, I haven't been Rick Roll'd in years. I salute you sir.
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 11:34:14


Belgian Gentleman 
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Maybe this tutorial that I found on YouTube will help with the progress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 14:40:42


Sir Eddysan
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Nice try, I pretty much have the link memorized ;)
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 15:05:22


ChrisCMU 
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well, the nice thing is you can divide into just those shapes, upload it. get better at map making, then divide into smaller territories to make it more playable.
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 16:30:52


Sir Eddysan
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Here's the map so far: https://www.warlight.net/play?PreviewMap=46132 Anybody have an idea why the bonus numbers don't fit in the box when you zoom in, and if there's a way to fix it?

Edited 7/28/2015 16:32:45
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 17:31:13


Gwy
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Hi,

Seems the bonus box are too small (they need more pixels)

You may want to resize the whole map to keep the proportion
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 17:50:28


Sir Eddysan
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How would I go about doing that in Inkscape?
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 18:37:50


ChrisCMU 
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you can select everything and there is a function under the menu's to re-size (by percentage). Might be called transform, can't remember
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 22:46:45


Sir Eddysan
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The map is coming along very, very nicely in my opinion
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 22:49:03


BUFFALO
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overlapping borders *gasp*
New Map Idea: 7/28/2015 23:00:20


Sir Eddysan
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I have sinned v_v maybe if i get into this map in the future, i can release a 2.0 with spiritually cleansed borders
New Map Idea: 8/4/2015 03:15:01

An abandoned account
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I've tried making a map of Scotland before, but each time I tried I gave up because I couldn't find a suitable map to trace over. There's plenty of variety in the different maps of Scotland, but in each map there's always too much variety between the sizes of the big bonuses/territories and the small bonuses/territories.

Edited 8/4/2015 03:17:58
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