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Talinie Map

Post by LuckyRob » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:04 pm

I just started a website to dump 25 years of D&D stuff I've created - monsters, maps, etc. The site is: www.halfblogre.com. Here is a hex map of Talinie in the Mystara/Greyhawk style that I posted this week:

http://www.halfblogre.com/wp-content/up ... ie-Hex.png

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Post by Havard » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:08 pm

Wow looks beautiful!

Did you make use of Thorf's hex brushes?

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Post by LuckyRob » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:17 pm

Thanks!

Nah. I did all of it on Photoshop. I've talked a few times with Thorf via email back when I posted some maps in 2008. And I'm constantly using his maps while I'm playing online with my guys. Great stuff.

As I post on my website in the new few weeks, I've got maps for Thurazor, Roesone, Ilien, Medoere, and Diemed just in Birthright.
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Post by snorri » Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:12 pm

Really n ice map! Very inspiring!

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Post by Chimpman » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:07 pm

Wow, truly beautiful!

I'm not so familiar with Birthright. Is Talinie an official Birthright setting or is it something that you came up with?

Also, I haven't had a chance to say it yet, but welcome to the Piazza! I hope we see more of this quality work!
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Post by LuckyRob » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:51 pm

Thanks!

Talinie is on the western coast of Anuire, part of the official setting.
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Post by LuckyRob » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:59 pm

Here's another Talinie map I did in the FR 3E style.

http://www.halfblogre.com/wp-content/up ... nie-FR.png
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Post by agathokles » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:30 pm

Cool maps!

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Post by Marco Fossati » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:35 am

Well done!

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Post by LuckyRob » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:10 am

Thanks! Got a few more maps to post from Birthright, including Thurazor (just posted on a new thread).
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Post by Big Mac » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:10 pm

Only just saw this. Great maps. I think I prefer the second one, but it is brilliant that you provided one hex and one non-hex.
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Post by Thorf » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:07 pm

I'm just finding this now. Very nice maps.

But what really caught my attention is some of the place names, specifically Stromness and Stronsay. Were these names in the official Birthright maps?

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Post by agathokles » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:15 am

Yes, they exist in the official maps.

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Post by Thorf » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:40 pm

Those are local place names from the Orkney Islands, where I'm from and where I grew up. Stromness is a small town by the sea where you catch the ferry to the north of Scotland, while Stronsay is one of the northern isles, where my great grandfather lived.

It's very funny to see such familiar names on the map. I wish I had checked out Birthright now...

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Post by Allen Varney » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:10 pm

Whenever I made a map for a TSR book, I would pull place names from culturally appropriate maps in my big 1975 National Geographic Atlas. For instance, all the small towns on the Sind map in HWA3 Nightrage are actual Indian place names I read from the India map over the phone to Jon Pickens, who wanted to fill out the map. I don't recall which map I used as the source those Talinie names; I guess I must have been looking at the Orkneys.
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Post by Havard » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:35 pm

Allen Varney wrote:Whenever I made a map for a TSR book, I would pull place names from culturally appropriate maps in my big 1975 National Geographic Atlas. For instance, all the small towns on the Sind map in HWA3 Nightrage are actual Indian place names I read from the India map over the phone to Jon Pickens, who wanted to fill out the map. I don't recall which map I used as the source those Talinie names; I guess I must have been looking at the Orkneys.
Cool behind the scenes info Allen! Thanks for sharing! :)

BTW, I forwarded the Mystara-relevant info in this quote to this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&p=124074#p124074

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Post by Thorf » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:16 pm

Allen Varney wrote:Whenever I made a map for a TSR book, I would pull place names from culturally appropriate maps in my big 1975 National Geographic Atlas. For instance, all the small towns on the Sind map in HWA3 Nightrage are actual Indian place names I read from the India map over the phone to Jon Pickens, who wanted to fill out the map. I don't recall which map I used as the source those Talinie names; I guess I must have been looking at the Orkneys.
Thanks for sharing the backstory. Many of the names on that map come from Scotland, and most of the rest would be at home in Scotland. I knew that you guys raided atlases for good names, but I never imagined you would choose names so familiar to me.

Allen, regarding map design at TSR, was it a collaborative design with the cartographer? Did you just provide the names, and leave the terrain up to the artists, or did you have some more input into how things came out?

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Post by Allen Varney » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:29 am

Thorf wrote:regarding map design at TSR, was it a collaborative design with the cartographer? Did you just provide the names, and leave the terrain up to the artists, or did you have some more input into how things came out?
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Post by Knightfall » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:30 pm

Great maps! Very well done!
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Post by Greylond » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:44 pm

Cool maps! I loved Birthright. Wouldn't mind seeing a conversion for HackMaster.

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