• This is a guest post from Keith Rogers Gordon, who is currently working on a novel called The Keys of Illath. Please note that the maps in this post are all copyrighted by Keith Rogers Gordon. The Keys of Illath is a cross-genre journey that draws from the realms of fantasy, science-fiction, action-adventure, unsolved mystery,… [Continue Reading]

    The Keys of Illath
  • This is a mapmaking competition entry from AkherQursan. Lune Fi The capital region of Latoon. Mainly inhabited by a race named Horin Ti. “A land not yet blessed by the gracious deeds often done by the tiny people of the Tri Oilun faith. With countless territories containing large dry canyons and beasts that are unmatched… [Continue Reading]

    Lune Fi – Latoon Regional Map, by AkherQursan
  • I’ll get straight to the point – I’m not very artistic. I’m color blind and I can’t even draw a straight line. I enjoy looking at art. I like the process of creative self-expression (which I usually only express to myself!). I love map-making. But if you’ve found any of my previous maps pleasurable to… [Continue Reading]

    How a Severely Inartistic Hack Managed to Make a Decent-Looking Fantasy Map
  • In a previous map, Pleasant Hill, you saw how Photoshop can be used to create a parchment backgorund. Fortunately, for those of us who aren’t Photoshop experts, this effect can also be quickly and easily achieved with Campaign Cartographer. The kind folks at Profantasy have produced several parchment templates that you can use as backgrounds… [Continue Reading]

    The Battle of Mudbottom Bridge
  • This map is inspired by Patrice Dumas‘ excellent Valedale walkthrough. The variated contour colors hopefully give a sense of depth to the landscape with mountains, valleys and forests.

    Fantasy Overland Map #8

Battle Maps

Midway Inn

The Midway Inn, as made evident by it’s name, lies at the midpoint between two towns. The road is fraught with perils and the Inn stands as the … [Read More...]

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CC3 Review

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Campaign Cartographer 3 (CC3) is a fantasy mapping software by ProFantasy, and it is the software used to create most of the maps on this website. The nice thing about CC3 is that it’s very easy to get started making maps. There are templates to build on and the toolbars are packed not only with [...]

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World Maps

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This map was made using CC3‘s Fantasy Worlds style, which is based on the artwork of Swedish cartographer Pär Lindström. This style works well for large-scale maps covering entire continents and worlds, focusing more on political boundaries and large bodies of water rather than the minutiae of specific regions, cities, waterways and smaller natural features. [...]

Overland Maps

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This map was made using Campaign Cartographer 3 and the January 2011 Overland Perspective Annual.

Dungeon Maps

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I made this isometric dungeon map using Campaign Cartographer and the Annual 2012 June edition. The map is based on the artwork of Herwin Wielink (AKA Djekspek). CC3 makes it easy to take all the map elements and combine them together to make a dungeon any way you see fit. While this modular approach doesn’t [...]