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    Well all, later today I get on a flight that will, eventually (after about twenty seven hours in total, I do believe), get to Venice. After which I take a cruise ship for two weeks around the Mediterranean, and then return for a trip to Rome.
    I get to, finally, go travelling to a few parts of Europe!
    I'll be back around the fourth of September, so I wish you all well until then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigellinus View Post
    Well all, later today I get on a flight that will, eventually (after about twenty seven hours in total, I do believe), get to Venice. After which I take a cruise ship for two weeks around the Mediterranean, and then return for a trip to Rome.
    I get to, finally, go travelling to a few parts of Europe!
    I'll be back around the fourth of September, so I wish you all well until then!

    Thanks

    Tigellinus

    Safe travels, young Pakeha (), just keep your wallet close, remember not to drink the water except if bottled, and...most important of all...enjoy the sites, and make sure to tell us all about them! Until then, friend Tigellinus.

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    Tig, you better get us some good pics. And make sure they are from the perspective of a writer.

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    I hope you enjoy Europe, Tigenillus!

    Congratulations, m_1512, on your new role with the Hexagon Council! I look forward to seeing your AAR continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_1512 View Post
    I hope to get back to my AAR soon, but need to get over the laziness.
    Laziness when it comes to continuing my AAR is the root of all evil.
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    I'm getting really frustrated that I can't make a proper world map
    Ive tried so much things but it's just not what I want from it, starting to get really annoying.

    I just needed to get that out

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    What kind of world map?
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    Something like this, http://cdn3.freefantasymaps.org/wp-c...m-1024x819.jpg

    But more half the size of that and a little more zoomed in.

    I'm building such a huge world but I cant get a good map it's so frustrating !

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    Brew, perhaps that's the problem. You are trying to build the world and all its lore location from the outside. I am sure you'll find it easier to make them region by region and join it all up. Should make the map more detailed too.
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    Do we have someone with photoshop skills ? I got a map down actually :O! but it's relatively small drawn and ofc with a pencil.

    Linky for you guys, https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ktwb6tdel...Kaart.png?dl=0

    Needs some mountain ranges, then I'll start dividing lands and put down cities etc.

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    For mountain ranges just load up Civ and see how it does it or look at the real world.

    Quote Originally Posted by General Brewster View Post
    Something like this, http://cdn3.freefantasymaps.org/wp-c...m-1024x819.jpg

    But more half the size of that and a little more zoomed in.

    I'm building such a huge world but I cant get a good map it's so frustrating !
    I always thought that in order to make a successful world you need to build up the lore, draw the map and readjust the lore based around what you drew.
    Either way, don't focus on getting it perfect, whatever come out will be perfect and if its a medieval setting the map is supposed to look kind of crap (like the one in LotR) unless you want to give them satellite technology like Martin did with Asoiaf
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    If you see my latest post you'll see I finally had success
    I'm really happy I had success.

    Mountain ranges are lacking atm but im happy.

    Today I finished detailed Race descriptions, Army make ups, Traditions, Trainings etc. Backstory is forming up pretty nice now !

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    Looking good, sounds good

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    Quote Originally Posted by McScottish View Post
    Safe travels, young Pakeha (), just keep your wallet close, remember not to drink the water except if bottled, and...most important of all...enjoy the sites, and make sure to tell us all about them! Until then, friend Tigellinus.
    Really? Really? Young white rat?

    I was pick-pocketed within four hours of being in Venice. I didn't even have my wallet! My father had my things due to my unfortunate ability to be moronic! I had fifteen dollars, gave five to a human statue and had the other ten taken from me.
    Huh, I wonder if the human statue took the money while I was taking photos with him . . . "Sigh"

    I drank only bottled water, my friend! I went to Santorini, Katakalone (I know I spelt that wrong, right?)and Athens. Out of those three places Santorini was my favourite. I utterly loved the views of Santorini!
    I'll do a gigantic blog post detailing my trip, I swear!
    Made many friend son that cruise, but sadly lost contact with two who lived in Athens and I never got their contact information.

    Really makes me wonder how people ever kept in contact before the advancement of modern technology

    Thanks for the well wishes McScottish!

    M - I got around three thousand photos. So, do you want them all?

    I don't know if they were specifically from the perspective of a writer! But, the trp certainly gave me inspiration in an abundance. I have so many new ideas for what to do with stories and such!

    Thanks to you all for wishing me well! The trip was most certainly the best I have been on in a long while!

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    It's certainly easy to get distracted in Venice. Are you visiting other parts of Italy? I love Florence, and Rome is something else

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    I visited only Venice and Rome!

    Going to Italy with my friend and her family again next year. We're travelling to all of Italy's major historical cities and then Southern France, so I shall see Florence then!

    Rome truly was "something else"
    Thr Colisseum was AMAZING! I have never before seen something so amazing. (But then I went inside the Vatican . . . ) there was something spectacular about seeing a building I had only ever dreamed of seeing!

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    It is, isn't it? You get a sense of the grandeur that was Rome. Florence is one of my favorite cities; all of the historical buildings are packed in the center, and outside is modern Italy. I could spend days inside the Vatican, no year's

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    The second I walked into the Duomo Cathedral in Florence, (You can see Galileo's tomb by the doorway) I was immediately reminded that if you've stayed in America, you're missing out. The grandeur overwhelms you with a great sensation. They have a baldacino in there that's essentially the size of a McDonalds. Can't say I've seen St. Peters though, it would probably be the same feeling two-fold. (I want a gallery up too Tig ) I came to the lounge today to ask if it was ok to promote an AAR on the Total War subreddit on Reddit. It is advertising of sorts.
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    Florence is an absolute must, my favorite city in Italy by far. Rome is great too, but more chaotic and its cityscape spans through very different ages, whereas Florence has a nice, compact ambiance (I am a fan of renaissance, so I'm biased). Venice, on the other hand, left me underwhelmed.

    The Duomo in Florence is really something. The architect was a genius. (By the way, Galileo's tomb is actually in Santa Croce, together with those of Michelangelo, Macchiavelli etc.)

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    I think Florence has a sort of lived-in feel so the history feels alive, whereas Venice, while certainly beautiful, is much more tourist-y. And the views in Florence are like the hill across the Arno River and either the Campanile or Duomo. I'd recommend the bell tower (campanile) because then you can see the Duomo

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