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So, I know COT is pretty much dominated by forum games, and this is pretty random, but I'm kind of lost and thought would call upon the BZP community for some help and advice. For starters, I'd like to say that I have absolutely no artistic sense in terms of visual arts. My drawing skills are abysmal and beyond any hope. I'm moderately skilled with digital photo editing software like PS and GIMP, but only when altering existing images, not creating entirely new ones. However I am currently working on... okay, to be honest, I'm only just planning it out, but technically I'm working on a new fantasy novel, and have an idea for a map, but nothing I draw satisfies even as a draft. I've attempted using some software like Autorealm, but it just doesn't fit my needs. The fractal settings are pretty limited, while you can't make a good looking map with simple orderly curves and straight lines. I'm pretty much at an impasse in this regard. Sure, I could work on the other aspects (which I am), but the lack of a map is extremely bothersome. Google hasn't been much help in this regard either. Specifically, I'm looking for a software tool, preferably free, which allows me to put together my own map with a relatively simple UI, kind of like the custom map makers in RTS games like Warcraft 3, where I can select various geographical factors, adjust elevation, biome, climate, etc. etc but on a larger scale with less detail, resulting in a large, visually appealing and comprehensible world map. In lieu of such a tool, I would humbly ask all BZPowerians for their advice on how to create my map. I'd prefer not involving a professional map maker, since that would involve 1) paying and 2) sharing the specifics of my idea with another human being. Since pulling a "you know too much therefore I must kill you" will probably land me in jail, I'd rather keep the specifics of the map itself between me and myself. Any sage advice or arcane knowledge you fine people might impart upon me?