LESSON Unique Cartographer's Strategy

Discussion in 'CREATING WORLDS & SETTINGS' started by Peregrine, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. I don't know about the rest of you, but when it comes to fantasy worlds one thing I pretty much cannot do without is a map. And, personally, I've always been fond of full world maps. Over the weekend, I was introduced to a rather interesting way of building a world. And that is using continental drift.

    Almost all randomly generated maps put mountains right in the middle of land-masses. But if we look at our own world, that isn't really true. Mountains come from the collisions of tectonic plates. To get an interesting, realistic world, there is a unique, quick and dirty way to get a world that evolved true to tectonic plate strategies, without completely removing the creativity of map-making.

    I'll go ahead and give you the tutorial video I found. If you have any questions, I'll do my best to answer them. And any comments you might have would be very welcome!

     
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