New Alashiya map
Ahead of my first Journeyman solo RPG session on Sunday, I update the map of Alashiya.
Sunday's soloRPG session approaches and I've given the map of Alashiya a much-needed overhaul. I've done some landscaping, consolidating some of the islands and removing the inland seas and lakes.. I've also made the mainland look like a contiguous landmas, which indeed it is meant to be.
I've also named the major islands/political bodies, drawing my inspiration from Greek and Semitic languages, which complements the ancient Aegean and Middle Eastern sources I plan on drawing on. I've also penciled in the mountains, and to be quick, I'm using elements from Josh Stolarz's Map Maker brushes for Procreate and Photoshop, which I bought and reviewed last month. I'm maping the map in Pixelmator, an easy and cheap alternative to Photoshop for the Mac.
The rest of the world-building will happen as I play my solo RPG campaign, so expect to see more maps and articles crop up in my Codex as the campaign progresses. I should have an introductory article about Alashiya and its main political entities drafted tonight.
Until then, my work-in-progress map is for my premium members only! So, if you want to see Journeyman behind the scenes as I create the world, now's a great time to sign up!
Oh, and by the way, I'm thinking of turning this into an interactive map. If this is something you'd like to see added to the Codex, do let me know in the comments, or reach out to my on Twitter.