Thursday, January 13, 2011

Map Roundup -- 13 January

I know that I missed a bunch of map-related posts over the holidays.  I'm also continuing to realize just how many great gaming blogs there are out there.  Anyway, here is the first map roundup of the new year.  Enjoy.

Havards Blackmoor Blog, 10 Jan: A post containing a map of Castle Blackmoor and links to a nifty little project--for those of you who dig Blackmoor.

Of course, old Havard has many map-related posts in his archives, so I'll link to them here (in chronological order):

Havards Blackmoor Blog, Oct 06 (2009): A B&W map whose style I enjoy and a link to an interesting theory regarding the history of Blackmoor maps.

Havards Blackmoor Blog, 21 Dec (2009): A very nice map of Blackmoor during the Age of the Wolf, which, if you are fan of Blackmoor, you will understand.

Havards Blackmoor Blog, 05 Apr (2010): A color hex map of a region of Blackmoor by one Dave L.

Havards Blackmoor Blog, 08 Apr (2010): More Blackmoor maps by Dave L.

The Tao of D&D, 20 Dec: I know that Alexis over at Tao has been working a wiki based on his campaign world and including maps and such.  I have been remiss in not linking to any of his stuff before now, but here goes.  He talks a little about and links to some of those maps in this post.

The Tao of D&D, 03 Jan: A really old real-world map and some maps from Alexis' world.

The Tao of D&D, 10 Jan: Maps from the 3rd updated a bit.

Lost Papers of Tsojcanth, 10 Jan : A link to some town maps and a link to some of Dyson's maps.

Aeons & Augauries, 10 Jan: A sketched campaign map in black and white.

Dreams in the Lich house, 12 Jan: A nice hex map of a Gothic Greyhawk.  But even better, I like the idea that he proposes in this post.  It is something that closely matches some of my own thinking.  I definitely see the topic for a post of my own here.

The Book of Worlds, 03 Jan: Harald, the writer of this blog, complimented me in the comments section to one of my posts recently, which led me to jump over to his blog.  Some really great stuff in it, and I've only read those posts visible from the front page.  This post includes a map of New York City, but even better, it links to an article and pictures about urban spelunking.  Awesome topic!

The Book of Worlds, 28 Oct (2010): I'm doing a little digging into Harald's past posts, looking at his Realms of Argos.  What I like about his blog is that he uses photos of real world things to depict gaming locales and objects.  His descriptions are also fantastic.  This is a handdrawn map of his island of Cora.

The Book of Worlds, 22 Oct (2010) : Another high quality post.  This regards the Kingdom of Pendrell.

The Book of Worlds, Atlas of Argos: Harald also has a flickr page where he houses some of his maps.  Nice.

The Book of Worlds, 06 July (2010): No maps in this post, but a Metaphysical Topography of his world.  (Basically, a map in words.)

Tower of the Archmage, 09 Jan: The title of this post is 'Megadungeon Map - Level 3.'  It REQUIRES that I link to it.  And it's a sweet looking map as well.

Tower of the Archmage, 12 Jan: Maps of outerspace are cool.  Especially when they look as nice as this one.


  1. Thanks for the shout-out. My map-making is a constant worry. I need them, but drawing them takes up so much time. Writing I can do on the fly with my smart-phone or my note-book. Drawing requires pen and paper...

    If only I could overcome my own reluctance towards new technologies. I'm not holding my breath, mind you ;)

  2. Like Harald said, thanks for the shout out! It's always appreciated.

  3. @Harald: Phooey on new technology. I really find hand-drawn maps like yours to be more compelling than digitally generated ones.