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.
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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...

3 comments:

MurdocK said...

Excellent!

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,

Stokes