I am going to continue doing these little map roundups, because I found them to be pretty useful to me. I like looking at maps, reading about maps, seeing things related to maps, etc. so I started doing them as a way to keep track of things that I saw that I liked. Unfortunately, I'm not so happy with how they are working out.
When I first started, I would write a small blurb, sometimes just a single sentence that cryptically explained the link. Over time, the amount of "commentary" that I attached to the posts increased, because the bare-bones approach just wasn't working for me. Afterall, if these are going to be useful (at least to me) by allowing me to review old roundups looking for something, I needed to include more information.
I have now come to the conclusion that they still lack enough detail. So from now on, I am going to include the name of the blog and its posting date for each entry on these roundups. What good are they if I can't quickly look at a post and find what I am looking for?
So, in the new format:
Aeons & Augauries, 04 Nov: An old, hand-drawn map and accompanying adventure by JD Jarvis. I love looking at older homegrown material. Perhaps I need to pull out some of my own then scan and post it.
Huge Ruined Pile, 04 Nov: Some maps of Scott's (I believe borrowed) game world of Thool, and lot's of good information from his previous campaigns.
Newbie DM, 06 Nov: A home-made map by the Newbie, it is his personal world. Also nice because he links to the Cartographer's Guild--one of my favorite websites of all time.
Rather short, I know. Hopefully, the next one will be more substantial.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Map Roundup - 07 November
Labels: Inspiration, Map Roundup, Maps
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Thanks for compiling these Nick!ReplyDelete
No problem! I hope that I am not the only one who gets some use out of doing this.ReplyDelete