Monthly Archives: March 2011

More on Shtakamashkan – Using Masks

So, after the last post, I have a full set of masks(not quite, I found I did need a highland mask, so I made a fairly unsatisfactory one), now what? In Wilbur, I started by creating a new map. In … Continue reading

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More on Shtakamashkan – Creating Masks

We are going to start, today, with the southpole-centered seamask from A Small Update on Shtakamashkan. I fixed the thumbnail. The WordPress software doesn’t seem to like grayscale png’s, so I resaved as an indexed PNG. Makes me wonder how … Continue reading

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Some Useful Tools for Mapping

Well, my wednesday links are only a day late. This time around, I’m putting up some links to useful graphics tools for fantasy cartography. Image Magick is a very sophisticated suite of command-line image editing tools. CLI isn’t necessarily most … Continue reading

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A Small Update on Shtakamashkan

After my last research-fest, I decided to start in on something a little lighter. Mapping Shtakamashkan, homeworld of the Skavoon. I had made an abortive attempt earlier, but started off by making some fairly serious errors that resulted in me … Continue reading

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Wednesday Links – A Month and a Day Late

Welcome back to Wednesday Links. Yeah it’s thursday and I haven’t posted anything in awhile. Well here’s what I’ve been wading through for the past few weeks. Still wading through a lot of it… Comprehension. That’s what I’m tryin’ for. … Continue reading

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Planetbuilding Research – Placing Star Systems

If you are creating the world in a particular location in space, the first step is generally mapping out the neighborhood. Sometimes, particularly if you are creating a fantasy-type world or some other situation where the locals aren’t going to … Continue reading

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