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Offline EltonJ

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Campaign Cartographer 3
« on: June 06, 2022, 02:46:46 PM »
Anyone use Campaign Cartographer 3+?  I looked at it and it seems to be an investment.  I wanted to map Terra Syn, my new game and novel world (it will use the Elemental Companion). Is it worth the investment?  Or should I try another mapper software?

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Re: Campaign Cartographer 3
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2022, 05:44:32 PM »
look also at Wonderdraft and Dungeondraft
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Re: Campaign Cartographer 3
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2022, 07:15:33 PM »
Didn't I see your Terra Syn on Reddit?

I have tried CC before and it was a bit too much of a learning curve for me. I need something that is as close to using colored pencils on paper as possible; a thousand controls will ultimately just confuse me.
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Re: Campaign Cartographer 3
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2022, 07:21:55 PM »
Didn't I see your Terra Syn on Reddit?

I have tried CC before and it was a bit too much of a learning curve for me. I need something that is as close to using colored pencils on paper as possible; a thousand controls will ultimately just confuse me.

No, I had it on Sofurry, but copied it here. :)  I did not put it on Reddit.

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Re: Campaign Cartographer 3
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2022, 07:42:41 PM »
OK. Not sure where I saw it then. So many image hosting sites these days...
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Re: Campaign Cartographer 3
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2022, 12:25:01 PM »
OK. Not sure where I saw it then. So many image hosting sites these days...

Okay, maybe some one else named their world, Terra Syn.

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Re: Campaign Cartographer 3
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2022, 08:10:09 PM »
OK. Not sure where I saw it then. So many image hosting sites these days...

Okay, maybe some one else named their world, Terra Syn.
That is possible, but would be very weird.
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Re: Campaign Cartographer 3
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2022, 09:41:43 PM »
OK. Not sure where I saw it then. So many image hosting sites these days...

Okay, maybe some one else named their world, Terra Syn.
That is possible, but would be very weird.
Yes, it would be.

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Re: Campaign Cartographer 3
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2022, 04:15:43 PM »
Anyone use Campaign Cartographer 3+?  I looked at it and it seems to be an investment.  I wanted to map Terra Syn, my new game and novel world (it will use the Elemental Companion). Is it worth the investment?  Or should I try another mapper software?

I have used it from time to time and enjoyed the experience, but it is like a decade since I roleplayed enough to devote time to do maps so I have not had it installed on my computer for quite some time. Thus I cannot tell if there are problems running the software on modern operating systems or if it still works well as it used to do.

The major downside of the software is obviously the price so you need to make quite a few maps for it to be worthwhile. If add extra packs the likelihood that you use the software increases, but the price becomes even higher. For instance, I never actually needed to make castle maps from scratch but from add-on:s I got a number of sample castles that with minor modifications could be used directly as adventure locations.

If you are just after quick and dirty maps, stuff like https://watabou.itch.io/medieval-fantasy-city-generator for cites and similar services can take you quite far.
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Re: Campaign Cartographer 3
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2022, 12:01:54 PM »
Got it, still use it... infrequently.

Very good for those that know how to use it well.  Check out all the youtube videos.  I always seem to have issues producing "the map the way I want it"... but there is a huge array of symbols available... so I tend to use it for dungeons (DD3) and small towns mostly (CD3) ;)

Probably NOT worth investing in it if you don't intend using it A LOT... however, it's been available as a bundle on Humble Bundle several times... ;)

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Re: Campaign Cartographer 3
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2022, 03:40:21 PM »
Oh, I see.  :D