Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Apologies

I don't think many people are looking at this right now, but I wanted to apologize for the lack of activity. There's been a lot of things going on lately and it's been eating up most of my time. The prologue is slowly taking shape. I'm using a very cool program called Ywriter to help me organize my thoughts and put the story together. Check it out if you're interested in that sort of thing. It took a while to learn how to do everything, but lately I've been mostly hung up on not having the physical layout of the land.

So I've been using Fractal Terrains Pro to help me design the map for Aldeya and Ur since I am a terrible artist. I think they've turned out rather well though. The lines are obviously longitude and latitude. The first few are spherical views rotated to the east 60 degrees each time. Then there is the North and South poles and a full world view. The strange white lines are rivers if you're wondering.

Will add some more views zoomed into different regions and will also be adding details like cities and territory lines and what not. At least here you can see the general view. I am also working on Ur and hopefully will have that up soon too.

You can look at the maps by clicking on the Maps Link on the sidebar or by this link: Maps . Sorry about the white lines too. I will trim those off later and re-upload them. Anyway, please let me know what you think. I haven't forgotten all of this, it will just take time...


  1. The maps are pretty awesome. Does the program enhance detail as you zoom in?

  2. Not by much sadly. Right now I'm just using the demo of the program. I may end up getting the whole suite though because there are programs for smaller areas of a map where you can put in lots of detail. For the next few days I'm kind of taking a break from the writing I have and will work on figuring out major cities and stuff like that. I like to be able to see where everything is going on as I write, which is why things have been rather slow lately.