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(This is a duplicate of the original post over at RMW).

Indrah's Mapping Workshop​

Comissions OPEN!

The short of it: I’ll make for you, for money. I’m pretty confident about being good at it and got plenty of references.

February 2022 update:
I’ve changed all my prices to be in EURO (€). Why? Because the currency exchange Paypal does when I try to retrieve the money is pretty bad on my side.
Note that if Euro is not your currency that’s fine, Paypal will convert it for you.
I've also put prices as per tile, instead of per 20*20 map. It was confusing.


Commission prices (updated February 2022)
There are 4 “tiers” of work, depending on complexity:

Tier 1 - Simple
Work from tileset sheets exclusively as provided by commissioner (must provide pre-made project if uses any non-default tiles). No edits or adjustments to the files will be made, only in-editor mapping. (Pre-made custom tilesets accepted, I just won’t do any graphic editing work).
Editing Price: FREE
Price per tile: 0.02€ (or 0.025€ for towns/complex maps)

Tier 2 - Basic
Work from tileset sheets as provided. Small editing touches to the sheets will be done as necessary (minor arrangements, repositioning or simple edits).
Editing price: 20€
Price per tile: 0.02€ (or 0.025€ for towns/complex maps)

Tier 3 –Advanced
Work from tile style specified (RTP/DS/any custom set) but I will make the sheets custom for your needs. Great option if you don’t want to be bothered with all the graphic editing work.
Editing price: 50€
Price per tile: 0.02€ (or 0.025€ for towns/complex maps)

Tier 4 – Custom
Work from tile style specified (RTP/DS/any custom set). Will create heavily customized tileset and new styles from available materials (example: editing existing pieces heavily to create new pieces). Includes very heavy editing. Just please keep in mind I can only edit, not create tiles from scratch (some similar material to what you want must already exist for me to adapt it).
Editing price: 100€
Price per tile: 0.025€ (or 0.03€ for towns/complex maps)

tl;dr: If you provide all the materials it's cheap, but if you don't want to handle the tilesheet making or want something more custom you can order it too.

>These are prices per TILE. To find out how much a whole would be, just multiply the width by the height.
Example: a map that’s 20 tiles wide and 20 tiles high is 20x20=400 tiles.
A map that’s in Tier 1 of that size would be 8€ (400 tiles x0.025€/tile).

>On all tiers, there will be an added 5% to cover the Paypal transaction fee.

>As stated in the prices, areas like places with elevations, town exteriors, or other complexities will always be a bit more expensive.

>The "Editing price" is what you pay by default no matter how many maps you order. It takes into account tileset assembly work depending on tier (graphic editing, mainly). Just add it to the end after calculating the map price. Example_

>Here's a few more examples of pricing:
Tier 1 Forest, 3 20*20 maps:
20x20map= 400 tiles each map x 0.02€/tile= 8€ *3 maps =24€ total.

Tier 3 Town (Advanced), single 50*50 map:
50*50map= 2500 tiles x 0.03€/tile = 75€ + 50€ editing fee = 125€

>As for editing and revisions: per map, I allow 2 free revisions at the layout phase and 2 times on completed maps if they don't involve changing large swathes of the map, but anything past that would invoke a 1€ fee for each time. (Of course, any input I actively seek to make choices do not count for this).

Rules and order info: (please read before contacting me, a lot of easy questions are here)

>Payment must be via PayPal or Revolut, with half the commission price paid in advance. (Full price in advance also accepted). Other payment methods may be considered at request, but I can't promise agreeing to them.
>Keep in mind when I say “1 map” I’m referring to a 20x20 tile space. A 40*40 space zone would count as 4 maps.
>Tricky map areas like town exteriors, heavily elevated cliffs or huge maps will have their Map price replaced to 9$ (Tier1-2) and 10$ (tier 3-4), as they take much more time to work on (discussed beforehand).
>If the order includes any non-rtp default tile, user MUST provide the tileset/tiles in a pre-made project (it can be empty of content). This is the only way I can make sure you actually own the resources.
>Pricing is split among theme areas. Example: if you order a forest and a town, they will be priced separately (this also means you can order different complexities for different areas).
>No real limit to commission sizes, but I will not accept more than 20-30 maps at a go (simply for matters of time and availability). You are free to commission me multiple times (and I’ll give you a reserve spot if you’re a good customer, of course). This applies mostly to offers to map entire games. I’ll do it, but I’ll need time.
>The Editing Price and what is considered heavy editing or customized assets will be discussed beforehand and negotiated.
>I reserve the right to refuse requests or do severe editing with certain sets.

Order form:
PM me with your message, and please include the following details:
>Area type: (forest, town, etc)
>Map # requested: 5,6, what size each, etc. If you don’t know, we can talk it out.
>Tier wanted: 1 (simple), 2 (basic) 3 (advanced) or 4 (custom).
>Map details or instructions: Any features or gimmicks you want. Example: it has a lake in the center, one of the side routes has to loop back into the main road, the boss is at the end, etc. Any details.
>Tile type/style: (MV RTP, custom sets, etc. Remember you’ll have to provide any non-default tiles).​

Other facts you may want to mention in the order are:
>If you have a rough layout prepared I can work off that (pictures are ok).
>If it’s an urgent job (less than a week or two) please tell me beforehand so I can consider it.
>If you are NOT okay with me streaming the mapping of your commission or showing screenshots of the work, please tell me beforehand so I don’t do it.
>You can order multiple themed zones at a time (forest+town, for example), but I’ll work on them one after the other.​

FAQs and some other misc information:

•Engines accepted: RPG Maker MZ, MV, ACE. Older engines or others negotiable.
•Maps in TileD negotiable (maps alone or included into RPG Maker MZ)
•You can contact me via other places (twitter/email) if you wish.
•Map delivery is usually within 1-2 weeks unless it’s a large project.
•It’s totally fine if you’re not too sure what you want, but I need SOME basic guidance. Example of simple: “I need a forest, roughly 7 small maps, with a boss room at the end”. You can also give me your budget and we can discuss what it can cover.
•In general I keep in contact during commission for clarifications and similar. Don’t be afraid to ask me anything, I don’t bite.
•I own a good amount of the tiles from the shop, but if you ask for a set I don’t own, you’ll have to pay for my copy of the materials.
•I do not do parallax mapping as a rule, though I can accept work in TileD.
•I will not event or invent puzzles for dungeons and similar. You may ask to reserve space for them, but I will not be doing the eventing for them.
•I do not event the maps (npcs, etc). At most I will provide the connections between maps and necessary notes or suggestions for treasure spots.
•World map commissions will only be accepted if all the elements are properly listed, I will not make them up entirely (they are too dependent on the game).
•The process is: contact and we discuss the commission, first half of the payment, I show you the finished results as screenshots, payment second half, and I will send the project to you.

-Will you make me some maps for free?

-Will you give me a discount?
No. I’m poor. Sorry.

-Do you take art/work trades?
Probably not at this time.

-Can you make me new tilesets from scratch?
No. I’m not an artist, I can’t draw from scratch. I can only edit.

-Why don’t you do parallax maps but accept TileD?
Parallax is simply not my skill. At most I’ll parallax very specific building or complex areas as a last resource, but I always put them in as tiles and plop them in the editor. On the other hand, TileD already comes with grid support and some mode of handling autotiles.

-Can you fix my maps?
For a price. We can discuss it.​


Work Examples:
The old samples I had are still over at the RMW topic, but there were so many it was getting clunky, so I just made a bazillon screenshots of my work, in no particular order, and slapped them in an album:

That's all. There's further details in the RMW topic linked at the top if you want some quotes or more samples.
BRUH. i wish that our poverties had not coincided like this.

good stuff and i'm one of the rare devs that doesn't particularly want to map their own games (fuck I wanna map Philadelphia for), I imagine that can't be a huge client pool with threads on the frontpage literally saying shit like: YOUR MAPPING IS YOU.

but anyway im broke too. sorry. What sprite and tile style is used in the second screenshot if you don't mind?
Appreciated ;)
If you mean the ones NOT linked in the album but straight on the topic, it's Nekura's, they sell pretty hefty (in content) tile packs.
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