Made another little milestone today when I merged all the different parts of the project into one.
You can click on the map for a bigger preview!
For the first time the terrain, symbols, title, legend and credits layers reside in one document. There are still things to do on each of the parts, but finished enough to be ready for the final round of tweaks. I’m still adding content to the map itself, the latest are Ket that was given an overhaul correcting and adding things from the LG campaign. Highfolk, Irongate and Keoland are also up for a final do over.
The legend is in its 3rd incarnation and now its good enough to be ready for a final public scrutiny, especially spelling and grammar needs a look at to weed out as many errors as possible. The same goes for the Credits that also need some looking into so all the names that should be on the map are on it!
The next version of the PDF will be ready later this week and hopefully a new HTML5 online map soon thereafter. I get less and less error reports which is good, it seems that more and more of the typos are being dealt with. That means I will be more ready for all the typos to correct in the legend and credits sections.
The wall map is now officially on the homestretch, thank you all who have helped and supported me over the years, it couldn’t be done without your help!
When the wall map is done I will take a week of vacation on Maui and the come back to start the work on the other big part of this project, the Atlas. I have a lot of ideas and some concepts worked out, so I know what I want to accomplish and most of the work are already done.
What I have left to do is to cut up the wall map into manageable pieces that will fit on a 11 x 17 page, add things like decor, page numbers and other special graphics to guide the reader and complement the maps. This can fill enough pages for a book and more so this will be the Vol1 of the Atlas. Alongside with the Atlas I will also make a Realm Works adaptation of the map as well, it will be available in the Realm Works Repository for free.
When I moved to California I decided to set aside a couple of years and finish my Flaness map project. When this is done a bit into next year my Greyhawk mapping will not end but it will be done as a side thing on my free time. My main focus will be a new mapping project that will be very ambitious and even though its generic fantasy it will something I will use in my Greyhawk games and a useful enhancement to any fantasy RPG game. It will be a commercial project and if it is successful, it means I will have plenty of opportunity to do some cool Greyhawk maps as well.
What I want to make is a number of special maps that also will complement the main map, things like a political overview, trade, historical maps etc. A detailed presentation of my next project and more about the Atlas will come later when I have more to show. More details on the printed versions with size, cost, how to order and such will be presented in december. My friend Michael Tumey at Gamer-Printshop will be ready when its time to print.
Thanks again for all your support!