Save Whatever You Want, I Don’t Care

It’s been a while since my last blog update, but I think tonight’s updates warrant a bit further reach than my usual Facebook and Google Plus postings.

Tonight I pushed live a new export feature that uses HTML5 Canvas to do its job, rather than PHP. That may not mean much to non-techie mapper users, so here’s the gist of it: You can export any map type now, and it should allow you to save it to PNG just fine. All the work is done on your computer’s side, so you’ll need a modern browser to do this. Large maps might hog memory and crash your tab, window, or even the full browser. You’ve been warned! (PHP export is still supported – hover over the export buttons to see which is which.) At the very least, this now allows export of side-view maps, staggered-mode maps, and cubes.

In addition, I’ve been working on a whole mess of new tiles in my gridded steno pad. I don’t know what it is about a fresh notebook that gets my creative juices… all… juicy… but it happened. I’ve been sharing some snapshots of the tiles in progress on Facebook, and after the cut, here they shall be too.

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Port Pendragon

Today I added a bunch of new city edges and corners from Billdakat. Billdakat is a pretty cool guy that I met at KoLumbus 7 (A Kingdom of Loathing convention in Columbus, OH) that also happens to dabble in map-making. His newest edges and corners contain water parts. At the moment, I don’t have a system in place for distinguishing water vs wall, but I have marked all water tiles as being exits to facilitate map-making. To show off the new feature, I have a map to present here made with the new tiles:

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An Interesting Approach to Giving Back

The Friday before last, I thought it’d be fun to do some random, non-tile mapmaking. So I tried to think of a place where I could easily post about this and get nearly instant response and ideas for maps. The first place that popped into my head was the Traditional Games board on 4chan. For those of you not familiar with this site or board, I need to give a quick warning: this post has some content that isn’t suitable for kids, and probably will hurt your head if you’re an adult as well. Continue reading

More Side-View Morphs

Alright, these really are kind of addictive to make. I don’t know if it’s just the fact that on my iPad I can tweak and erase and edit to my heart’s delight or the way that side-view allows for more detail than standard morphs, but somehow last night I ended up jamming out two new side-morphs that I’m proud enough to share.

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