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Evil Genius
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alhoon wrote:

I've already used my free trial years ago. :(


It'll probabley work again now they've upgraded to CS5... Or if it doesn't I'd have a go with adobe customer services and say you want to evaluate the new edition and could they nicely unlock your IP address again... :)

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Almost finished. I'll send copies of the map to Deepshadow shortly to add to the site somewhere.
I'll probably make 'em big so they can be resized as needed. I'll do the big three versions: misty borders, red borders, and a PC-friendly no borders.

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Since they haven't shown-up on the site yet:

Misty Borders
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Red BordersImage

No DomainsImage


And something else I've been working on for my next campaign:
Blackburn's Crossing
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Ooh, very nice Jester! :D

I like the variety and choice of presentation.

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Yeap, very nice indeed!

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Sorry, Jester! They are sitting in my inbox, and I've been meaning to get to putting them up. I'll do it ASAP. (and they are gorgeous...)

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So... what is the Blackburn's crossing?

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Blackburn's Crossing was a Mordentish town introduced in Gaz3, and described as a bit more open being at a river crossroad resulting in an influx of traders and travelers. So it's a tad more open to outsiders and other races, which makes it a very nice campaign starting point / PC home base.
So I'm mapping it and adding a tonne of extra details. It will be where my players begin the game and hopefully spend much of their time.

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Interesting, thanks.

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Oh yeah, I do take requests for *small* tweaks of the map, like Joel's request for "no borders or domain names".
If you need a closer zoom of Domain X or a copy without rivers and mountains it should be easy to provide.

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Personally I don't need any close-ups at the time or the predictable future.
However, I think it would be very nice if you could add the domains one by one in the Map section of the site, at your leisure.
We're plagued by a lack of nice maps. The ones in the Gaz's are just enlarged versions of the one in the coverpage of the Domains of Dread book, lacking detail. :(
So, if you could add your far more detailed close-ups it would help a lot of people.

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Yes, the official map of the Shadow Rift is also severely lacking.

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Do you mean the edges of it? or the inside of it? Or the mystways of the shadowrift.

Newbie here so i'm not quite sure what's meant by a map of the shadowrift... i thought the shadowrift was pretty much whatever you wanted it to be. Could for all you know be the hiding place of the Dark Powers.

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Finally got them up. Sorry for the delay:
Jester's Map Gallery

Jester, you want the Blackburn's Crossing one up now? You said you're "working on it" so maybe you're not done yet.

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Zilfer wrote:
Do you mean the edges of it? or the inside of it? Or the mystways of the shadowrift.

Newbie here so i'm not quite sure what's meant by a map of the shadowrift... i thought the shadowrift was pretty much whatever you wanted it to be. Could for all you know be the hiding place of the Dark Powers.


Oh, Zilfer, that question is so charmingly 1997. :) (just kidding, buddy.)
As of 1998, with the publication of Servants of Darkness, the Shadow Rift has been the home of Ravenloft's Shadow Fey race, the Arak. Further details, including a real (if mediocre) map, were in The Shadow Rift, and there was more recent elaboration in Gazetteer vol V and Van Richten's Guide to the Shadow Fey, but the map there was just a view from above.

From above it looks like a big Mist-filled pit, but below the mist (which protects the fey from the deadly sun) is a thriving civilization. (and a year above is a century below, due to something called the Temporal Fugue.) The darklord of the Rift is a hideous tentacled eldritch horror called Gwydion the Sorceror-Fiend, but thankfully he's imprisoned in something called the Obsidian Gate. So yeah, a map of the Shadow Rift would be a map of the fey homeland down below the mists.

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