Thursday, May 6, 2010

Map Roundup - 06 May

Roger over at the Triple R posted this little tidbit--forms a nice mapping concept.

A lover of Cthulu posts this about old real world maps.  Like him, I am a sucker for old maps.

Follow this link if you want to read a little bit about some old school goodness that is only tangentially related to mapping.  Actually, it's not related to mapping at all, except for the fact that the post includes the cover of an old product, the majority of which is a map.  My older brother owned it, and it just screams D&D at me.

And since I did it in the paragraph above, I may as well do it again.  Here is an interesting read whose only connection to mapping is the illustration he uses for the post.  But actually, I'm also linking to it because I like what he has to say, or more accurately, I'm pondering the same issues that he questions.  And, like him, I have an interest in "wilderness hex crawling, naval battles, high-level delving, dominion type stuff." 

Here is Part 3 of an intriguing dungeon concept that I really dig.  I've often thought of designing just such a dungeon--never got around to it, though.  Now all I need to do is remember where Parts 1 and 2 are...

I really need to start including this (and all the others like it) in these roundups.  I'll get better.  I promise.

What do you get when you combine a grognard, plate tectonics, and maps of a once and future Earth?  You get this post from James, bringing together some nice topics that I often don't see in the blogosphere.  You see, I wrote a sixth grade research paper (using notecards to take notes, going to the library to do research, reading whole books to learn about a topic--makes me feel old looking at the kiddies today!) on plate tectonics and the idea has fascinated me ever since.  And I, like James, enjoy taking real world maps and tweaking them slightly to come up with fantasy maps.  But then again, who doesn't?

FrDave, over at Blood of Prokopius, recently posted twice about maps.  His first is here and then he followed that up with this little cross section.  I love cross sections, even if they aren't maps per se, they are some of my favorite types of illustration in gaming.

I've not visited the kyak before (kiyak?) and have certainly never been under it, but I stumbled across this and really liked it.  I also like the fact that he just found it on an old hard drive.  It's amazing what can be found lying around in the most unlikely of places.


  1. Part 1:

    Part 2 is a link to the word file:

    Glad you liked it.

  2. David, Thanks for that. I'll probably include those links in my next Map Roundup. Oh, I also wanted to say that I really enjoy Tower of the Archmage. Keep up the great job--please!

  3. Very nice, post. Some exquisite links... Well done.

  4. These roundups are really great. I love the focus. And with so much stuff out there you always link to great stuff I haven't seen.