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Making My Map or OMG I SUCK AT DRAWING

Whew – drawing is fun! (Not)

Ok — I am writing the next great fantasy masterpiece. And what do you need with a fantasy masterpiece?

A map!

Hell, even if it’s crappy fantasy.

Still need a map.

Fantasy fan-fic?

Map.

Squiggly lines and strange out-of-place mountain ranges, names like ‘Fooberpoolich’ and ‘The Mountains of Shoddymap’.

This is all well and good. I like maps. I need a map. My characters are going to move around the world, and I need a map to get distances, continent shapes, funny lakes shaped like groins — if I don’t know what my world looks like, how can I describe my world to you?

Flobo and his trusty dracodonkey traveled some distance to a place, maybe crossing some river or mountain range, or something.

Not all that convincing.

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