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Map Swallows Desk—Editors Next?!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Remember that big ol' map that we started working on a while back? We're chugging away at it (with no signs of gibbering yet), and are moving ever closer to the final version!

I have to say, it was painful to fold the working map up, even gently, and not just because it reminded me how short I am! I was irrationally afraid of damaging it, yet that was the only way to wrestle it onto my desk without committing Ultimate Sacrilege—cutting it up.

It's hard to tell at this resolution, but the map is covered in handwritten notes: names of cities, islands, rivers, and ruins; arrows showing where existing labels should be moved to; circles grouping multi-word names; and check marks verifying locations or spellings. There are about a thousand or so notes in all, written in a variety of hands, some of which would make doctors swoon with jealousy. The thought of verifying all of those tags on the final version is a source of both terror and glee. (Tom Rex recommended we write our signoffs in our own blood to increase accountability, but his slavering makes suspect he cares more about softening us up than accuracy.)

Judy Bauer
Editor

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Don't get a paper cut from that thing.

And if you do I hope it does not crit !

I bet that would make a killer beach blanket.

Girls dig maps on the beach !**

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EXPLOSIVE RUNES !!

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Spoiler:
No they don't


baron arem heshvaun wrote:
I bet that would make a killer beach blanket.

Since I lost wieght I would only need four of them at the beach.

Liberty's Edge

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You should have got Tom to fold it ... oh, sorry, tiny arms ...


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how big is the finale sell copy going to be,I would total buy a huge one and hang it on the wall.

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The smitter wrote:
how big is the finale sell copy going to be,I would total buy a huge one and hang it on the wall.

32 panels (so take 32 pages of printer paper, and lay them out)

It will be in four parts though.

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The smitter wrote:
how big is the finale sell copy going to be,I would total buy a huge one and paper the wall.

FTFY

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The smitter wrote:
how big is the finale sell copy going to be,I would total buy a huge one and hang it on the wall.

Yeah, a giant post-it version for a wall would be awesome.

Grand Lodge

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I'm hoping for a high res PDF to be available for purchase. I have access to a large scale vinyl printer (one that makes big banners for store sales, etc) and was hoping to get it printed out in a non-rippable form.


Andrew Betts wrote:
I'm hoping for a high res PDF to be available for purchase. I have access to a large scale vinyl printer (one that makes big banners for store sales, etc) and was hoping to get it printed out in a non-rippable form.

Awesome idea. I may do that come tax time.

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OMG! Must have! I am turning the two car garage into my new gaming lair and That would make the perfect decor!!

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Enlight_Bystand wrote:
The smitter wrote:
how big is the finale sell copy going to be,I would total buy a huge one and hang it on the wall.

32 panels (so take 32 pages of printer paper, and lay them out)

It will be in four parts though.

Are you saying all put together the map is going to be close to 21 X 30 feet????


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Urghak wrote:
Enlight_Bystand wrote:
The smitter wrote:
how big is the finale sell copy going to be,I would total buy a huge one and hang it on the wall.

32 panels (so take 32 pages of printer paper, and lay them out)

It will be in four parts though.

Are you saying all put together the map is going to be close to 21 X 30 feet????

I believe it will be closer to 44"x 68" (so about 4 foot by almost 6 foot)


Run Judy! Run! It is moving towards you! Run for your life!


So Paizo is going to be auctioning off the original right?? For charity or Tom food budget? Cause seriously....WANT!!!

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Garreth Baldwin wrote:
So Paizo is going to be auctioning off the original right?? For charity or Tom food budget? Cause seriously....WANT!!!

+1

I would put in a telephone bid for the first full-sized draft also.
One of a kind with creative karma embedded in ink.


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Best luck with the task, map tagging is a killer...

Scarab Sages

Andrew Betts wrote:
I'm hoping for a high res PDF to be available for purchase. I have access to a large scale vinyl printer (one that makes big banners for store sales, etc) and was hoping to get it printed out in a non-rippable form.

I'll be doing the same and hanging it next to my Zobeck map.

Liberty's Edge

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It's a tatterdemalion!! (sp?) Course if she fell asleep at her desk and it covered and took control of her, that'd be cool. Pics if it happens!!


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*drool*

I think it will be in 8 pieces by the way, each 2x2 (could be wrong!)

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Majuba wrote:

*drool*

I think it will be in 8 pieces by the way, each 2x2 (could be wrong!)

James said 4 peices in the product thread

And yeah, Justin's Numbers are what I was expecting- four horizontal pieces of 11"x8.5" paper across the top (so 11x4=44" width), eight rows (so 8.5"x8=68") down.


That is going to be the coolest map ever when it is done. I hope everyone is using non-smear pens! :]

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Patrick Renie wrote:
That is going to be the coolest map ever when it is done. I hope everyone is using non-smear pens! :]

I am using a number of non-smear pens, but juggling them between my hands while moving around in front of the giant map to highlight, circle, correct, and shift tags with the various writing implements has left my hands and clothes marred with red and pink splotches. So while they're non-smear, I hope they are water soluble.

Liberty's Edge

Wow, my math was screwed up! I think when read "so take 32 pages of printer paper, and lay them out" I equated (11"X32)352"/12 = 29' and (8.5X32)272"/12 = 22'. But yeah a 3'x5' makes alot more sense. Sorry.

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Drefinately going to laminate them and add them to the wall in the spare room (when I get a spare room again).

Sovereign Court

very happy to see this is soon to be available.

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