Steal My Maps

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I hereby grant you permission to use any map on my website (unless specifically prohibited) for any purpose whatsoever, be it commercial, personal or otherwise.

No need to ask me for permission, just copy the file to your computer and have your way with it. If you feel like being generous, please link back to my site, Free Fantasy Maps, to let other people know where the map originated.





All maps are offered “as is.” What you see is what you get. You’re free to modify them however you’d like. If you really appreciate the maps and are in a position to do so, please consider making a small donation to my website maintenance fund.

Free Fantasy Maps maps by Free Fantasy Maps are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
Contact me if you have any questions regarding permissions beyond the scope of this license at http://freefantasymaps.org/contact/.

Comments

  1. Hey there, I love your maps. I’m running my second game ever and was looking for inspiration to map out a town. I was really stuck, and looking around your site gave me some ideas. Just wanted to say thanks ^^

  2. Hi Shiv, thanks for the compliment, and I’m glad you found some inspiration here.

  3. You’re very kind to let us all use your maps freely. Thank you, if I had money I would donate, but I don’t… Thanks again!

  4. No worries, L. Just enjoy the maps!

  5. Thank you so much, I stumbled upon this site just as I was about to fail at making my own maps. I’m about to release an RPG, and these maps would be awesome to base some areas around.

    I’ll be sure to donate around £25 and link back on my thanks page as soon as the game is up and running!

    Thanks once again, very VERY generous!

  6. thank you i do appreciate your skill

  7. Hey just wanted to thank you for letting us use your maps. They have been wonderful for the fantasy stories I write online with a friend.

    Cheers =]

  8. My pleasure, Eros. Glad you’re able to put them to good use.

  9. harrypotterfan says:

    i cant seem hot to figure out how to make up my own maps! can you help me?

    • @harrypotterfan – there are lots of ways to make your own map, it really just depends on what you’re trying to get out of it. On the low-cost side, you could always just hand-draw something. If you’re not artistically inclined and want a program to aid you, Campaign Cartographer is a good choice.

  10. Lars Holdgaard says:

    hey there,

    Bought both CC3 and DD3, but gave up on the application .. its too complicated and it takes me like forever to build the simplest of maps..and besides they look like…well…you know..

    Would it be possible to get my hands on the actual CC3 files for your maps, to learn to, modify and use in my games ? – I am not interested in using them anything else. Would be appreciated from my side.

    • I’d need to check how the license works for the software – a lot of my maps have paid-for elements included in them (e.g. from the Annuals and style packs), so I’m not sure if ProFantasy allows me to share those or not. But some of my older maps that are just straight CC3 might be OK.

      I can sympathize with the feeling that the software is complicated at first glance. For me, the best strategy was just to go through the CC3 manual page-by-page and physically do everything they teach you there. It will take a few hours of work, but once you do that you’ll have a really good grasp of how to make maps quickly.

  11. Lars Holdgaard says:

    Thanks for the reply. I am not a graphics designer, and I wont ever be one, even if I try. I can see from other people who build maps that they look fantastic – and I mean it, they really do, including yours. But I won’t ever be on that level of skill, nor do I take interest on becoming a graphics designer. I had hoped for something easy to work with in CC3. The mere thought of working my way through a 250 page manual is simply “no go” for me. I miss things like “bring me a castle with three tower in white – GO” button, spread 50 corpses on the map, put a small lake there.. fiddling with details is fine with me, but honestly, thats all I do when using the application, there are no “put in a lake here” its mouse-click-mouse-click..and then something goes wrong on the way and I have to start all over.

    CC3 is like a CAD application to me 😉 Thats why I asked for the files from you 🙂

    Please forgive me for whining, I’ll stop here.

  12. HOW DO YOU CREATE A MAP!!!???

    • Hi Izzi,

      Based on the all-caps of your comment, I’m going to assume that my site left you frustrated. If that’s the case, sorry about that – I could definitely improve some things on the site and add more content to the tutorials section.

      To answer your question, there are many ways to build a map. I primarily use Campaign Cartographer 3, which is a CAD-based program specifically designed for map-making. Sometimes I also use PhotoShop, which is much more powerful though not specifically made for maps. Gimp is a really good free alternative to PhotoShop. There are also a lot of other programs out there – you just have to find the one that works best for you. What kind of maps would you like to make?

  13. Hey I was wondering if this site lets me make my own map. If not, do you know any websites that let me make my own map for free?

    • You can download the maps here to use, but this isn’t a software site. Most maps here are made with CC3, but it’s not free.

      Some free choices would be:

      1) AutoRealm (similar to CC3)
      2) Gimp (similar to PhotoShop)
      3) Draw by hand

      Good luck!

  14. I love your maps. I play D&D and when I was trying to come up with a map, I came across your site. About the only problem I had was the scale, but I easily fixed that. Keep doing what your doing man.

  15. MaryFrancis says:

    How do I download and edit your free maps? I’m writing a book and I need to create a map for it. Help? 🙂

    • If you click on a map, it should open up a larger version. Right-click on the large version and use “save image as” to save the map to your computer. Then you can open the file in your image-editor-of-choice (PhotoShop, Gimp, Pixlr, etc.) to modify it however you want.

  16. I was wondering if you could create maps on here

  17. Dan Butcher says:

    Hey man, I’ve been looking around the site for a while and all i can say is wow. What you do is nothing short of artistic genius, keep it up chap! and thanks for the free maps.

  18. Greetings from Prague! I am just writing some dark fantasy story for my future children (no happy ending tales) and some maps would be nice to have I thought…so I have Goooogled a bit…and look what I found!! Your website! Need to read through first, but it looks like very useful resource to me. Great job mate!!!!
    *sorry for my bad english, I am not native speaker – born in Czech republic*

  19. Thanks for the time to make this a great site.

  20. Delainey Fox says:

    Hello! My name is Delainey and I really appreciate this website. I want to use one of your maps for a series of books I’m writing. Do you want any credit for the maps you created becuase I’d be more than willing to give you credit. Thanks again I appreciate your talent.

  21. Callum Somers says:

    Hey, I’m just starting to write a fantasy short story and I was stuck on ideas for the actual setting. I stumbled upon your site while looking for ideas/inspiration and I just wanted to say, Thanks. I may download a map from you and if i do, all credit goes to you. You’re a legend ;)!

  22. Hey, its really nice of you to let us use the maps. My sister wanted to play a fairy game, and i needed to make her a map, but i think she would like yours much more anyways.

    🙂 thanks again
    -Karen

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