27 Sep 2015
It took abit longer than promised but here it is, the 2015 Flanaess map update!
More than 50 things have been corrected or added (nothing removed) in this revision. The Places of Mystery in “From the Ashes” as now included as well as some ancient Suel ruins, a ruined Humaniod city in the Lortmils from the before the Hateful Wars.
There are still things I want to go over that didn’t make it into this update. The Pomarj got a couple of typos corrected but I have found some more information about the various humanoid tribes that I didn’t had when I mapped the area back around 2005-2006. So that is up for the next revision that will probably happen in next spring. So if you spot typos, things that are wrong or missing, please don’t hesitate to tell me using the contact form, or via Facebook.
The most time consuming part of an map update is to generate and upload the various PDF’s and JPG’s. The map now comes in a number of formats: full PDF, 6 part PDF and JPG, Online, 3000px squares and the Atlas pages. So far everything is updated except the 3000px squares and the Atlas pages. For those of you who access my map repository, you will find updated files including the updates sourcefiles. I’m sorry for not updating the Altas and 3000pf squares. The atlas pages takes an hour or so per page to create, so its on pause for the moment.
The 3000px squares will be redone soon, and will have an upgrade to 3500px and a few other tweaks that I have found out in my tests. This will make them more useful and bring the number to 72 which will improve use and make it possible for me to export them in go go. The export will still take hours but can be set to run overnight.
I’ve also restructured my master Illustrator map document to make future revisions easier. My goal is to come back to Greyhawk at least once a year for updates to this map, and other Greyhawk work.
Special thanks to Paul Newland and Steven Eugene Tice for having sharp eyes to spot some of my numerous typos, and going through various Greyhawk material to spot things I have missed.
On my agenda at the moment are one big commercial project that I’m sure will interest a lot of you. It will involve work at a level not seen yet so stay in touch for future announcements! Two smaller possible commercial projects are also in the pipeline this fall, from two publishers that I haven’t worked with before.
My custom map service is going to use the same technique as the commercial project under way, the target for a launch are the Christmas season this year. Hopefully Lonewolf Development will have the Realm Works content market up and running by then so it can be used to by my maps as well. I will create a couple of sample maps that can be downloaded here that you can examine in detail and study before committing to commissioning your own.
Thanks again for all your help and support!