25 Quick & Dirty Map Tutorials Guide Book

A project in Ottawa, IL by Michael K. Tumey

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Create stunning RPG and board game maps using any graphics application with easy to understand, step-by-step tutorials and sample maps.
Backers: 456
Average Pledge Per Backer: $51

Funded: $23,289 of $3,750
Dates: Aug 2nd -> Sep 1st (30 days)
Project By: Michael K. Tumey
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Thank You!

September 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you, folks, and congratulations! You people have made this all possible in just 30 days. Our grand pledge total is $23,289.10 - outstanding! Thank you! This has been a great experience. Now I've got a long road of making this happen for you. I... (Read More)

We've Passed $20,000, so Endless Terrain Battlemap Sets as an Add-on

September 1st - via: kickstarter.com
I am overwhelmed by the pledge response over the past few day. I was hopeful, though really didn't think I'd be able to fund Josephe's book, and now to pass $20,000 - I didn't dream it possible. Thank you project pledgers - you're some awesome... (Read More)

Extra Content for Free to all Contributors

August 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Sorry for the extra update so soon. Josephe Vandel the author/cartographer of Maps and Legends: a Guide to Fantasy Cartography has provided me with a Photoshop/GIMP custom brush set, he values at $20. Instead of adding another backer level to further... (Read More)

Success Beyond Expectations - Thank You!

August 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, I stayed up late celebrating, slept in and woke up to OMG - we're over the top! Thank you everyone, this is success well beyond expectations - thank you! I've added backer levels for print versions of the first 4 books, and for all 5 funded... (Read More)

Third Stretch Goal Funded!

August 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you everyone! We've finally funded our third stretch goal: Using 3D Elements in Mapping Tutorials Guide. You can pat yourselves on the back for getting us here! But... we have a little over 48 hours left, and I'd really like to fund our 4th and... (Read More)

Added Backer Levels for Print Books

August 27th - via: kickstarter.com
I've added 3 backer levels for those who would want to purchase soft cover printed books of the first 2 guides, or all 3 funded so far, plus a level with all 3 print books and all map object sets at $85, $125, $135 and $175. Note: shipping for 1 book... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2: Unlocked!

August 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you everyone - your pledges is what is making this project come to fruition, and congratulations, now you are entitled to receiving the Hand-Drawn Map Tutorials Guide Book. We've got less than 6 days left with an ending date of Sunday,... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Met!

August 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you, all you fine pledgers for getting us here!  I thank you all. As of now, everyone is getting the files for 2 of the initial goals of the Kickstarter. The 25 Quick & Dirty Map Tutorials Guide Book and the 25 Advanced Quick & Dirty... (Read More)

Oops! I forgot to add Shipping to New Backer Levels.

August 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey guys, I screwed up. When I added the Old West Map Object set to the $75 and $95 level, I forgot to add international shipping for the printed book part of the reward. Please add $10 for shipping is you're outside the US. I apologize for the goof... (Read More)

What to Expect with Old West Hand-Drawn Objects

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Since I opened up the Old West Map Object set from a stretch goal to backer levels, I thought I'd post what they look like. The first 150 objects were originally created in Nov 2007 and part of my Cartographers' Guild Map Challenge win at the time.... (Read More)

Changes to Stretch Goals and added Backer Levels

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
We have made it half way through the funding period, and are less than $1500 from the first stretch goal - looks like we should fund this soon! However, some major changes are occurring to the project today! Endless Terrain Battlemap sets have been... (Read More)

Look at a Hand Drawn Tutorial (rough draft form)

August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's to looking at what's coming up in the next two Stretch Goal Map Guides. This is a hand-drawn map of a path crossing a creek at a ford. Hand-drawn to a sheet of letter size paper, scanned and imported to Xara, then using bevels, shading (as per... (Read More)

Which Mapping Software is Best for You?

August 13th - via: kickstarter.com
I've just begun as the cartography columnist for G*M*S Magazine (Paco Garcia Jaen's popular gaming blog/zine) and my first article has been posted. (It still needs an editing pass). I help map makers decide which software is best for them. This... (Read More)

Map Objects from the $50+ Backer Level

August 12th - via: kickstarter.com
The following is just a limited selection from the 250 map object set available with the $50 backer level and above. These are objects for undersea maps, including an Aboleth! Cross-Promotion Efforts: Dragon Fantasy Coins Someone I know is wrapping... (Read More)

A Look at Map Objects and the Next Few Stretch Goals

August 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you, everyone for the pledges so far - I'm glad to see so many people share my love of maps and mapping. And sorry for getting this update later than mentioned in the last update - busy weekend. First Let's Look at the Basic Map Objects set... (Read More)

Goal Met!

August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you, thank you! We've done it. We've funded the 25 Quick & Dirty Map Tutorials Guide Book. Pat yourself on the back, you deserve it. Let's take a moment to sign in relief. I will have more to post later today. Let's just take a step back in... (Read More)

First Update - Preview PDF

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
A Thank You and a Preview!First of all I want to thank all the wonderful contributors for getting us as far as we are today, at $3161 (84% to goal). It's always a great thing when people can join together to create something we all want! Thank you!... (Read More)

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