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I Need Help With Maps

In General on March 3, 2010 at 8:00 am

I had the coolest idea: hook my laptop up to the HDTV and use it for a battlemap.

Online gaming programs do this. You have a rocking map and everyone moves tokens around. Often the online programs have a “fog of war” element so the GM can see things the players can’t. I won’t have that since everyone will be using my laptop. That’s ok, I’ll still save money on ink and paper.

The Problem: Making maps. I want cool looking modern maps.

Solution: Learn to use the programs on my computer that can create these maps.

2nd Problem: I have no idea where to start. I am a truly clueless newb in the realm of computer graphics.

Solution: Ask you guys for help! Please, link me up in comments to places I can use to learn the software.

I use Windows 7 (thanks @datainadequate for pointing out you might want to know that DUH).

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