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1  Campaign Creation / Campaign Elements and Design / Re: Worldbuilding & Campaign Mapping: Fractal Mapper or CC3? on: May 21, 2017, 09:30:46 PM

LD

You are welcome. If you have any difficulties with it, I may be able to help troubleshoot. It's a good program!

DL, Thanks for that kind offer! Maybe you can answer a few questions I have?

(1) Can I zoom in/out on a map so that I can edit stuff at city level up to continent level? At the moment, I have to keep track of which file contains what level of detail, locate that file and edit it.

(2) Someone mentioned the software requires a powerful PC to use, otherwise it is too slow. I don't have a superduper workstation, and this is a real concern.

(3) Can the software output high-res PDFs and/or JPGs?

Thanks in advance!
/Auke
2  Campaign Creation / Campaign Elements and Design / Re: Worldbuilding & Campaign Mapping: Fractal Mapper or CC3? on: May 21, 2017, 06:13:06 AM

LD

Maybe try Hexographer. It has a free online version. http://www.hexographer.com/

Thanks, LD, will do that right now.
/Auke
3  Campaign Creation / Campaign Elements and Design / Re: Worldbuilding & Campaign Mapping: Fractal Mapper or CC3? on: May 20, 2017, 09:59:44 AM

Ghostman

There's a website dedicated specifically for map making and related activities: The Cartographer's Guild.
Yes, that's a great resource; I've already taken a good look there. Thanks!
4  Campaign Creation / Campaign Elements and Design / Re: Worldbuilding & Campaign Mapping: Fractal Mapper or CC3? on: May 18, 2017, 09:15:01 AM
Thank you!
5  Campaign Creation / Campaign Elements and Design / Re: Worldbuilding & Campaign Mapping: Fractal Mapper or CC3? on: May 18, 2017, 08:57:14 AM
Magnus Pym,
Thanks for those useful ideas. That GIMP/Wilbur map is simply terrific!

Sadly, I'm pretty terrible at drawing. I've experimented in various mediums just to confirm :-)

I'm also curious about the management side of things: as world builders we end up with many maps at different scales, and it becomes quite involved to find a particular map. Somelike like Google Earth merged with Photoshop but with worldbuilding graphics generation would be nice :-)

How do you organize your differently-scaled views?
6  Campaign Creation / Campaign Elements and Design / Worldbuilding & Campaign Mapping: Fractal Mapper or CC3? on: May 18, 2017, 05:06:39 AM
Hi!

I'm converting my late-80s world & campaign (scribbled on reams of paper and mapped on napkins) into shiny new bits and bytes. I'm using Adobe InDesign & Photoshop, because it's the only hammers I have. Also, I can't draw to save a zombie's life.

I think I want to commit to something like Fractal Mapper 8 or Campaign Cartographer 3 for several reasons, including:
(a) my players are tired of being handed tatty napkins and would appreciate a pretty map, and
(b) it is tricky as DM to manage a world with 100s of unconnected maps at different scales.

Neither FM8 nor CC3 are cheap, and seem to be based on old software - I wonder how future proof they are, and if they are still being developed?

Are either good for managing an ongoing campaign based on the maps generated?

Any advice/opinions on these two would be very much appreciated!
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