Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Art Snag - Strange New Worlds PDF

Working on my A to Z PDF has hit a bit of a snag. The honest truth is that I barely know what I’m doing in GIMP, and trying to make the maps I want is going to involve more time/effort then I really want to put into it. As much as I love a beautifully rendered map, I don’t have that much interest in learning how to do it myself.

As it is, I’ve spent hours figuring out how to make a simple star and put it on a star background. One star.

So… As I see it I have 3 main options:

  1. Do my own unpolished art, and not worry about it.
  2. Look into finding someone who could do the map(s) for me. This would probably involve some cash. I have no idea how much. This would also probably involve putting it up on RPGNow, to try to recoup some costs.
  3. Just leave it with the blog posts, and don’t worry about doing a PDF.

My natural inclination is split pretty evenly between doing it myself, and just dropping it… but…


Maybe a semi/quasi/kinda sorta professional looking star map wouldn’t be that expensive? Where do I even look? Deviant Art? Somewhere else?

Anyone have any thoughts/ideas/suggestions?

Anyone want to make me a star map?


  1. Hmm. A star-map. I'd give it a go. What sort of map are you thinking?

    1. There's two main types of map I'd like to have.

      The first is the sector map that would look something like the ones from Traveller.

      The others would be the individual system maps that look like this: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/yourphotos?pid=6023628380705189394&oid=105150045154938202664

      The problem with these is that, ideally, I'd want to have 26 of them...