Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Mapping - 1.

I've not made much progress on anything these last few days due to jury service taking up my time. I have managed to complete the main geographical features of the Margravate, and position a few towns, all purely by dice rolling. It's interesting to look at the map and already see potential areas of conflict emerging.
There's one wide area in almost the center of the map where the valleys of a number of hill and mountain ranges converge to form a natural choke-point. It's just begging for a fortress to be sited there to guard the passes and the fertile lands at their heads against Hetzenberg aggression. Equally, across the central river that divides the two nations is a range of hills with a mine and untapped mineral deposits - tempting targets for the Margrave to launch cross-border raids and maybe initiate wider-scale conflict to control them for good. It's all beginning to take shape...


MurdocK said...


Good to read that your energy level is not 'down'!

Bluebear Jeff said...

Bravo! That's wonderful. I happen to love maps . . . they stimulate the imagination (as you've obviously discovered.)

Well done, sir. Well done.

-- Jeff

Stokes Schwartz said...

Good Morning AJ,

The map sounds great so far. Looking forward to seeing your work when everything is finished.

Best Regards,