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Group to discuss boardgame Map Making. Where amateur and published map makers can discuss and assist each other with techniques and methods used in creating boardgame maps. (not a group for arguments about what map style or software app is best)

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Comment by Grofaz on March 10, 2012 at 11:08am
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on March 10, 2012 at 10:21am

Rusted Dice,

I was actually ahead of you by a few years, and made up blank mapsheets as pdf files.  Most adhere to the old West End Games patter, and one is compatible with Advanced Squad Leader, MBT/IDF and Firepower.  You can buy them here:

http://www.wargamedownloads.com/cat.php?cat=27&pics=

Comment by Rick Barber on March 10, 2012 at 9:43am

I may be able to download a template from VPG for some of the mapwork I'll be doing there, but need to learn how to do it myself as well. Seems like a good basic skill to have, and I'll need all the practice learning the ins & outs of Ill/PS ovet the next months!  Just finally got all of my studio under one roof (back at Mom's to take care of her) and I need to get things up and running ASAP once the dust settles.

Comment by Patrick Ward on January 30, 2012 at 11:49am

Hi all. Thought I'd drop by and say hello

Comment by Barry Setser on April 1, 2011 at 7:21am
Oh boy!  I'll be coming back; just upgraded to PS5 a month or so ago and could use some of the lessons here.
Comment by Rick Barber on February 8, 2011 at 9:20pm

Thought I'd share this URL for all you napoleonic map fans - a great site to stroll/scroll around, even if it about 40 years past the battle in question.

 

http://www.mapy.cz/#mm=A@sa=s@st=s@ssq=austerlitz@sss=1@ssp=1424624...

Comment by Rick Barber on January 24, 2011 at 8:31pm
Just starting here in the Social network, but I'm guessing this will be the group to be in! ;-)
Comment by Hernan Ruiz Camauer on October 17, 2010 at 9:17am
Tim, search both the Dundjinni user forum and rpgmapshare.com.
Comment by Tim Allen on January 25, 2010 at 12:08pm
Not much going on here...

I have a question. Does anyone know where I can find some nice, open source, top-down view graphics for a church and a castle? I've tried to make these myself, but they have turned out awful.
Comment by Joseph Youst on October 22, 2009 at 10:03pm
Dave,

It is actually alot harder to draw on the screen instead of a tablet. I've got one of the big ones (10 x 12 drawing area) and it works great.
 

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