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Breaking news: Anna Meyer working on new 3D Midgard map!

Post by Big Mac » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:03 am

Anna Meyer just posted the following announcement on her website: Big project – Midgard mapping!:
Anna Meyer wrote:Time to spill the beans, my next project is going to be Midgard by Kobold Press. It will be my biggest commission so far and a major undertaking. I’ve spent the past couple of weeks setting things up and getting started. It will take up a majority of my time for the rest of the year and into spring.

Here is a first sneak peak:
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The detail level and scale will match the Southlands map, but a whole range of new techniques will make these maps a large step forward. Better forests, detailed rivers are a few of them. More information will be published at Kobold Press website, and the Midgard Facebook page as the project move forward.

This is one of my dream projects and a great honor to get a chance to do, the drawback is that my other plans will take longer to accomplish. So everything else I have planned (Patreon, example maps and a new website) are still being worked on but only on a limited basis.
She hasn't explained exactly how much of Midgard is being mapped. Perhaps Wolfgang Baur is going to reveal that on the Kobold Press website.

Does anyone recognise what part of Midgard this is?
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Re: Breaking news: Anna Meyer working on new 3D Midgard map!

Post by Old Geezer GM » Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:48 pm

Big Mac wrote:
Does anyone recognise what part of Midgard this is?
The Zobeck region...the Ironcrag Mountains are in the upper left, the Smolten Hills are in the lower left, the souther tip of the Cloudwall Mountains are in the upper right, with the Old Margie very Forest dominating the center and right.

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Re: Breaking news: Anna Meyer working on new 3D Midgard map!

Post by Big Mac » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:41 pm

Old Geezer GM wrote:
Big Mac wrote:
Does anyone recognise what part of Midgard this is?
The Zobeck region...the Ironcrag Mountains are in the upper left, the Smolten Hills are in the lower left, the souther tip of the Cloudwall Mountains are in the upper right, with the Old Margie very Forest dominating the center and right.

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Thanks Old Geezer GM.

Do you know of a 2D map (of the same area) that I can look at, to get an idea of what sort of changes Anna is putting in?
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Re: Breaking news: Anna Meyer working on new 3D Midgard map!

Post by Old Geezer GM » Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:17 pm

Big Mac wrote:
Thanks Old Geezer GM.

Do you know of a 2D map (of the same area) that I can look at, to get an idea of what sort of changes Anna is putting in?

I think this grab from the CS map is pretty close. Some of the areas might be slightly off on Anna's, then again she is going for a more realistic approach.

http://i.imgur.com/nW7LHJc.jpg
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Re: Breaking news: Anna Meyer working on new 3D Midgard map!

Post by Big Mac » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:32 pm

Old Geezer GM wrote:
Big Mac wrote:
Thanks Old Geezer GM.

Do you know of a 2D map (of the same area) that I can look at, to get an idea of what sort of changes Anna is putting in?

I think this grab from the CS map is pretty close. Some of the areas might be slightly off on Anna's, then again she is going for a more realistic approach.

http://i.imgur.com/nW7LHJc.jpg
Thanks for that.

I like the 2D cartographer work there. When Anna had done whatever she is doing, I might even buy and old school map and a new school map, so I can compare them and look at the differences. (I even like looking at sketch maps that designers do and pass to the professional cartographers, when they are willing to release them. They sometimes give you a clue about why certain things are done the way they were done.)
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