How To Generate Random Terrain Using Photoshop

Here’s the latest article from The World Building School.

How To Generate Random Terrain Using Photoshop

With the success of The Authors Guide To Drawing Maps a few people asked for a more detailed article on techniques for drawing the map. So I’ve taken the map style from “Elfcarron” and built the tutorial around drawing that style of map.

This article is Part 1 on how to draw maps using nothing but Photoshop. The other parts will be published over the coming weeks.

I hope you enjoy.

You can read the article here.

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Help Promote The Authors Guide To Drawing Maps

I know a lot of readers have talked about promoting this guide to your writing friends and readers. So as a way to make it easier for you I’ve created a number of banners that you can either embed into a post, page or on a widget on your website. You don’t need my permission to use these banners on your website, though obviously please don’t spam the links around the internet – everyone hates spam even when it’s for a good cause.

Thank you for your kindness and help in making this guide such a success.

Nate

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Introducing The Authors Guide To Drawing Maps

The Authors Guide To Drawing Maps

This is a quick article to introduce The Authors Guide To Drawing Maps.

The guide currently features 4 of the tutorials on drawing maps that can be found on The World Building School, however they are all presented on a single page so it’s now even easier to follow the tutorials and draw your own map.  Also, as they are now all collated on a single page it makes it easier to link to the articles. So if you ever need to reference a guide for drawing maps then you only need one link:

http://worldbuildingschool.com/the-authors-guide-to-drawing-maps/

And you can be sure that as soon as new map articles are written they will be added to The Authors Guide ready for reading. Please help to spread this resource amongst your writing buddies – I’ll be forever grateful and offer plenty of hugs in return. Thank you :)

Nate

Fantastic article on archers by Shorty Monster. If you intend to have archers in your world then this article is well worth a read for some little tips and tricks of what it means to be an archer. Visit Shorty Monster and take a read 🙂

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After watching the British Archery team go out in the first round of the Olympics, it made me realise just how much we have fallen in the world rankings in the last seven hundred years. So, presented here are my thoughts on the bowman in a role playing game. Enjoy.

The following tips and advice are all based on widely perceived historical fact, so feel free to use them, whilst I take some pleasure in using my History& Heritage degree for the first time since graduating over a year ago. The aim of this blog is to make being a ranged combatant in any medieval like setting a bit more interesting than standing at the back loosing arrows while staying out of trouble.

First let us consider one of the finest examples of a bowman from the medieval period, the English warbow user. This isn’t idle speculation, or a sense of…

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Quidditch To Be Made An Olympic Sport?

Quidditch should be made an Olympic Sport.

As we all know Harry Potter is the biggest story franchise of all time. However what you may not know is that the famous wizard sport is also fastly becoming a popular sport for muggles.

Come Rio 2016 it would be amazing to see such a new sport played in the Olympics. For those of you who are a little unsure on what the sport entails here’s a quick rundown.

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