Oh the total Awesomeness of it all.
If you are like me and absolutely SUCK at map-making, especially terrain, then I was just given the best thing in the world and I'm telling you about it too.
My maps suck. I won't lie to you. I hate mapping because I am no good at all at it.
A buddy on DF chatroom just saved my life. (Heya Lord Raffles)
Have you ever played with the GIMP? It's an image creation/editing tool that is free/opensource. I love it when I can figure out how to use it.
Making hex maps for AD&D on it? Up until now, no frickin way.
Then I was introduced to Hex-Map 1.5. It is provided on a website called "The ISO-Mages House". You'll see a permanent link to it on the right side of my blog here as "Hex-GIMP".
I have just started playing with it and already have made two maps that up until now I have been working on for weeks. It's that doggone easy to use once you set it up.
I am using it on a Linux system but it also works on Windows as well.
Here's a shot at a map made using it from their website. I will soon be adding my own in future posts.
Try it out, play with it. May your mapping be a pleasant thing.