It's an electric whiteboard, where I can press a button to scan the image on the board to print it out, or send it to my computer. So, I'm going to use it for a new mapping tutorial series, since the last time I did this (back in 2013 and 2014) it seemed pretty popular.
I'm starting with a map idea I'm working on for a new LARP. I already posted a map for the project, but I just don't like the way certain things have worked out on that version of the map. So I've reworked it a bit from the ground up and taken snapshots of the map development to show how I might develop a game world map from the ground up. The snapshots are reproduced here, one by one. There are faint yellow grid lines across the board that don't reproduce when the scanning process occurs, I've basically kept to this grid for the sake of simplicity.
Step 1. Laying out what locations are where.
Step 2. Defining some key geography
3. Adding Coastlines
I'm just dotting in the coastline initially, I'm sure there will be changes to it.
4. Adding Vegetation
5. Adding Rivers
6. Adding Jungle
7. Filling in the plains
In the northwest, I've added some long grasses on some of the plains to give more of a swampy and boggy look.
8. Adding Towns
9. Erasing some of the working
With this all scanned in, I might start doing some digital work to it.