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Unread postPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:37 pm
  

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Am i the only one who thinks we need some better maps? I know one of the guys here is working on them.


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 Post subject: Re: World maps
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:14 am
  

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Will map of Palladium Fantasy and I believe Rifts will soon be available on DriveThru. Talk to HotRod
and he'll clue you in.


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Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:24 am
  

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Very much looking forward to those. Love the maps, hope they don‘t come out as too dark as the world map did.

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 Post subject: Re: World maps
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:36 pm
  

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If you are open to trying it, you can make your own. I made a few maps with GIMP which didn't turn out too bad after checking out some tutorials on YouTube. Recently I purchased Wonderdraft and have been making maps with that. Making my own also allows me to set up the world as I have been building it since I started playing and running games in the system/world. If you need/want the customization, you might want to try your hand at mapping yourself. If you use all the sourcebooks, then HotRod's maps will work for you. And he does make some nice looking maps.


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 Post subject: Re: World maps
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:23 pm
  

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Yeah, thats the guy! Hotrods maps are awesome! I have several. What i would really like them to make is a full world map at the level of Hotrods creations.


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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:32 am
  

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Thanks! Regarding Palladium Fantasy world maps, there are several.

The one on the back of the Bizantium book is awesome, and it was made by another map artist whose techniques and tutorials shaped my own style. It was originally made for Zyanitevp and his "A God Rebuilt" campaign, and you can still find it on that site.

Here's a modified map of Palladium Fantasy that is gorgeous. It splits up the main continent and adds the Atlantis continent far to the west.

A few years back, I took scans of every local Palladium Fantasy map I could find, superimposed them on each other, and drew in Inkscape what I consider to be the most accurate world map out there in terms of coastlines. I use this image as the basis for all my Palladium Fantasy maps.

Finally, there's a fantastic hand-drawn map by AberzombieLiche that I came across a year or two ago. It's not well-known, but I regard it as the best overall world map that's ever been made for Palladium Fantasy. It captures both world-wide information and regional details, and it's got some spiffy heraldry to go with it. The only beef I have with it is that its creator only took pictures of it, not scans.

I have occasionally toyed with the idea of doing a comprehensive world map myself. It's not high on my list, mostly because I'd like to finish making a full collection of regional maps first.

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 Post subject: Re: World maps
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:40 pm
  

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Hotrod, those maps are fantastic! I look forward to completing my collection of your world maps as you finish them. This is something that I feel Palladium has been lacking for years and cannot for the life of me come up with a good reason. Thank you for your efforts, sir.


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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:38 pm
  

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Jimbo wrote:
Hotrod, those maps are fantastic! I look forward to completing my collection of your world maps as you finish them. This is something that I feel Palladium has been lacking for years and cannot for the life of me come up with a good reason. Thank you for your efforts, sir.

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Great looking map, would love to get printed poster of the color one or a small broadside style printing of the parchment looking one.

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 Post subject: Re: World maps
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:43 am
  

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Jimbo wrote:
Hotrod, those maps are fantastic! I look forward to completing my collection of your world maps as you finish them. This is something that I feel Palladium has been lacking for years and cannot for the life of me come up with a good reason. Thank you for your efforts, sir.


Well, Kevin has mentioned getting my maps published in a couple of the recent Weekly Updates. We're working on it.

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 Post subject: Re: World maps
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:59 pm
  

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Oh that will be completely cool! Have to get two sets, one as published and one to modify with my own locales.


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