Thursday, 19 September 2013

Playing around with Cyberboard

In the odd free hour or two I have had away from the gardening I have been doing, I have been playing around with Cyberboard. I decided to produce some more terrain tiles for my Cyberboard maps, and after some considerable thought I decided that I wanted to produce map icons that were more pictorial and less topographical in style.

So far I have created:
  • Fortresses (three types: Medieval-style, Vauban-style, and Desert-style)
  • Hills
  • Hills with Trees
  • Mountains
  • Towns and villages: Mediterranean (two alternatives)
  • Towns and villages: North European (two alternatives)
  • Trees (deciduous, pine, and palm)
The results are shown below:


I know that they will not be to everyone's taste, but they do show what can be achieved with a little time and patience.

4 comments:

  1. Very nice! The vauban style city should have church spires poking up, I think.

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  2. Justin Penwith,

    I have yet to draw a fortified town ... but your suggestion is very tempting!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Nicely done. It should be easy to have clear icons for small, medium and large towns based on the number of buildings.

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  4. Ross Mac,

    Thanks ... and I like the idea of using different numbers of buildings to represent small, medium, and large towns.

    At present I am still experimenting with what I can do with Cyberboard, but each experiment brings with it improvements. I am not quite there yet ... but I am making progress.

    All the best,

    Bob

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