Friday, December 13, 2013

Map Roundup - 13 December 2013

A long time ago, I tried to do Map Roundups as often as I could.  It was my mission to provide to you, my kindly readers, a roundup of all the cool mapping posts in the OSR blogosphere.  Life got hectic, and I fell off the task.

Tonight I came across two blog posts that required that I do a map roundup.

Both come to us from Arkhein at Rather Gamey.

The first is, from 10 December 2013, is about star maps.  I love astronomy so I really enjoyed this post.

The second, from 14 November 2013, has floor plans of a place called Bear Wood Manor.  Never heard of it.  But the maps are divine!

But since I've started, I might as well post links to some other map-related goodness that I came across this evening.

From Alexis over at Tao yesterday is this map of the top of his world.  Literally.

I recently came across a blog that I promised to myself that I would include the next time I did a roundup.  It is the blog for Anna B Meyer, Map Maker.  Everything about this blog is superb.  And if you are a fan of Greyhawk, it's even better.

Our last stop will take us to the Rusty Battle Axe.  You have to love the Montporte Dungeon, if only because it looks like it is going to be a megadungeon.  I love 'em--you know I do.  Just take a look at those maps.  Brilliant.  Level 1 especially.


That was fun.  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.  Until next time...

Monday, December 9, 2013


Sometimes I post things to this blog just to make sure that I don't forget them.

This may be a case in point.

I like this essay on the importance of Smaug, dragon of 'The Hobbit'.  I have to admit that I have never approached any of Tolkien's writings from an academic perspective.  I've read most of them; I've enjoyed all that I have read.  But I've never studied them in any substantive way.  Reading the essay, with its many references to books and articles of people who have, makes me think that perhaps I should.

If only life wasn't so busy...

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Great Blog Roll Call

The title says it all.

I don't know who Charles Akins is, but he has done a great service to readers of OSR blogs everywhere.

Check it out.