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Hand made or real textures? - 1/17/2021 5:26:48 PM   
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When you are looking at a wargame map, what do you prefer? Hand made or real textures?

I would just like to hear your thoughts.

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RE: Hand made or real textures? - 1/17/2021 5:44:05 PM   
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Could you further expand on 'handmade' and 'real' textures?

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RE: Hand made or real textures? - 1/17/2021 5:53:47 PM   
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For me, "handmade" is something drawn. A "real" texture is a picture of real life terrain.

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RE: Hand made or real textures? - 1/17/2021 5:58:00 PM   
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Here is an experimentation with 'real' textures. I am trying to figure out if people like it or prefer drawn textures.
Of course, I will do hexes not squares...




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RE: Hand made or real textures? - 1/17/2021 8:30:00 PM   
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generally I think I prefer "handmade". "Real" textures are generally too busy IMHO (real terrain is more complex than most drawings of it), and contrasting palettes can also be more jarring. In your sample above, I generally like your field tiles but not your forest tiles. That said, with some effort I think an attractive map could be made from either.

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RE: Hand made or real textures? - 1/17/2021 8:45:50 PM   
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Handmade. I don't like maps à la Google Maps/earth.

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RE: Hand made or real textures? - 1/17/2021 9:27:52 PM   
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If you look at topographic maps their display of the terrain is hand drawn and it seems to fit a wargame very well.

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RE: Hand made or real textures? - 1/23/2021 5:54:34 PM   
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Thanks for the feedback, back to work then.

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