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x_Declaration_x
07-27-2007, 08:58 PM
Hi kids :]

I've decided to set myself a challenge over the summer: To create an entire region of my own.

I've named it the Pensbury Region, because I live in Shaftesbury and my lovely girlfriend <3 lives in a little village called Penselwood. So I put two and two together :] Penselwood also being the first town in this region.

I've been creating maps using the 16x16 tile rule, and I have kept them tiled. I have also stamped each one and copyrighted so that nobody takes it and claims it for their own. Because i've worked damn hard on these things.

So I do apologise to those who want to see it in it's full glory, because I don't trust everyone. Nothing personal.

Oh, i'm also aware that some of the place names are not that great. To be honest, I couldn't care less xD but if you wanna come up with better suggestions, then please do. The ones with a * next to them are open for suggestion.

Okay then, let's get down to it :]

Region Map:
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6010/pensburyregionmap1pi2.png

Penselwood (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/949/penselwoodwo4.png)
Mountain Path (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6946/mountainpathjj2.png)*
The Great Wide Open (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/1715/thegreatwideopenvt0.png)*
Sangrit Town (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/3544/sangrittowngo6.png)*
Sangrit Frontier (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9338/sangritfrontierlc4.png)
Moss Cave; Entrace (http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3949/mosscaveentrancewg0.png)

Also, anyone who is interested, I have composed a toolbox of tiles used to make overworld maps;

--> Tile-Toolbox (http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7364/overworldtoolboxux9.png) <--

Comments and stuff are always good.

I want positive AND negative comments. And that does not mean "wow thts grt lol" or "thts a load of sh*t". I mean real comments. Things you thought I did well, and ways I can improve.

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RawrIsMyMiddleName
07-27-2007, 09:10 PM
Hi kids :]

I've decided to set myself a challenge over the summer: To create an entire region of my own.

I've named it the Pensbury Region, because I live in Shaftesbury and my lovely girlfriend <3 lives in a little village called Penselwood. So I put two and two together :] Penselwood also being the first town in this region.

I've been creating maps using the 16x16 tile rule, and I have kept them tiled. I have also stamped each one and copyrighted so that nobody takes it and claims it for their own. Because i've worked damn hard on these things.

So I do apologise to those who want to see it in it's full glory, because I don't trust everyone. Nothing personal.

Oh, i'm also aware that some of the place names are not that great. To be honest, I couldn't care less xD but if you wanna come up with better suggestions, then please do. The ones with a * next to them are open for suggestion.

Okay then, let's get down to it :]

Region Map:
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6010/pensburyregionmap1pi2.png

Pensbury (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/949/penselwoodwo4.png)
Mountain Path (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6946/mountainpathjj2.png)*
The Great Wide Open (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/1715/thegreatwideopenvt0.png)*
Sangrit Town (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/3544/sangrittowngo6.png)*
Sangrit Frontier (http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9338/sangritfrontierlc4.png)

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Comments and stuff are always good.

I want positive AND negative comments. And that does not mean "wow thts grt lol" or "thts a load of sh*t". I mean real comments. Things you thought I did well, and ways I can improve.

I love it! No negative comments, I think it's perfect. I don't know about negatives. I can't find any.

x_Declaration_x
07-27-2007, 09:15 PM
I love it! No negative comments, I think it's perfect. I don't know about negatives. I can't find any.

Heh, thanks.

I'm particularly fond of the Sangrit Frontier. The others I did in a few hours, but the Frontier I had to span over two days to get it done. I had a lot of ideas for it and it turned out good, I think.

The bridge over it was risky, but I think it turned out okay. I'll be making a later version which will improve all notches.

And I had to make some custom tiles, but not many.

I will be composing a toolset of all the tiles I use to make my maps, if anyone is interested.

x

RawrIsMyMiddleName
07-27-2007, 09:26 PM
Heh, thanks.

I'm particularly fond of the Sangrit Frontier. The others I did in a few hours, but the Frontier I had to span over two days to get it done. I had a lot of ideas for it and it turned out good, I think.

The bridge over it was risky, but I think it turned out okay. I'll be making a later version which will improve all notches.

And I had to make some custom tiles, but not many.

I will be composing a toolset of all the tiles I use to make my maps, if anyone is interested.

xI would want it, I really want to make a region. I have my region map, so I need my overworld towns. That would be helpful. And I want to ask, were these made on Paint? I really think it's awesome, since I can't do this on Paint.

x_Declaration_x
07-27-2007, 09:46 PM
I would want it, I really want to make a region. I have my region map, so I need my overworld towns. That would be helpful. And I want to ask, were these made on Paint? I really think it's awesome, since I can't do this on Paint.
Yep, I only ever use Microsoft Paint.

It's simple and the best way to do it.

It means everyone can make them ^__^

x

RawrIsMyMiddleName
07-27-2007, 10:00 PM
Yep, I only every use Microsoft Paint.

It's simple and the best way to do it.

It means everyone can make them ^__^

x

Oh, great. That gives me a boost in aking 'em.

Pikablu Pie
07-27-2007, 10:06 PM
Nice, I could never do something that good.

I think that for sandgrit town, perhaps you could make the grass brown, to make it look milted? ;D

GlaceonTrainer
07-28-2007, 12:16 AM
This is really good. But in the Sangrit Fronteir, some peices of the bridge are longer than others. Question,though. Do you do all your work in 1 window, or do you have more than one to do the editing and copy and pasting?

x_Declaration_x
07-29-2007, 03:45 PM
Oh, great. That gives me a boost in aking 'em.
Okay, I've done the toolbox. It's not that great, but it's got everything in it that I use, and some I don't use;

--> Tile-Toolbox (http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7364/overworldtoolboxux9.png) <--

Nice, I could never do something that good.

I think that for sandgrit town, perhaps you could make the grass brown, to make it look milted? ;D

I Hadn't thought of that, I may give that a go :]

This is really good. But in the Sangrit Fronteir, some peices of the bridge are longer than others. Question,though. Do you do all your work in 1 window, or do you have more than one to do the editing and copy and pasting?

Usually, I have 2 MS Paint windows open. One with all the tiles I use to make the maps, and to edit any extra tiles, and one to make the thing. A lot of mistakes can be fixed just by putting another tile over the top.

I hope people use the toolbox =]

Now, I have to go to work today. Blah. Which means that by the time I get home, I will be too tired to do anything. But I may get started on a new map.

So maybe update tomorrow... though I have to go to work tomorrow too, but I finish earlier.

Ciao :]

x

Edit: I'm sorry for the lack of updates, i've been very busy with work (I work all weekends) but i'm starting work on the next area now so stay tuned :)

x

Edit2: Okay updated;

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/3949/mosscaveentrancewg0.png

The entrance to Moss Cave. This cave has two exits, as shown on the region map. One going to a stretch of water that leads to the largest island.

The second exit leads to a longer stretch of water reaching a town facing three seperate islands. More on these as they are built.

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