Author Archives: tolrendordm

RPG Tech Talk: Realm Works – the Future?

Realm Works, the new campaign and world management application by Lone Wolf Development (creator of the very popular HeroLab character creation software) was finally released out of a (very) long Beta/Early Access programme at the end of March 2014, about a … Continue reading

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Winter is coming …

It’s been a good summer, with plenty of sun and BBQs, but with 3 months of parents-in-law, holidays and then parent (Mum) staying, not much time for anything else!! As you can see from the fact that this blog has … Continue reading

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Map of the Month: Eldolan

A real gem this month, from the Pelgrane Press website newsletter, combining two of my current favourite things: maps by Pär Lindström, and the 13th Age RPG. This fantastic town map, done in a classic style which Pär has developed (and … Continue reading

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Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: April 2014

Once again I’ve got a bit behind here, so I’m just posting my effort for the April Annual issue, which I highlighted here. Going along with the ‘Volcanic Island’ vibe, this map depicts the Isle of Heldan (first shown in … Continue reading

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The Annual Challenge: April Issue

I didn’t quite get as far as I wanted on the March Challenge, having found that merging a Fractal Terrains full ‘world’ with an already created ‘world map’ in CC3 is not that easy :) There are a number of … Continue reading

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The Annual Challenge: Fractal Fun

The March Annual issue is all about Map Projections, which normally implies that you’re starting with a globe!! In the last post on this topic I talked about how small and insignificant my Tolrendor ‘World Map’ was when placed on … Continue reading

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Map of the Month: Profantasy Competition Winner!

Profantasy recently had a competition to map an island, less than 3 miles across. The map could be drawn with any tools, as long as it met this basic requirement. There were a number of great entries (see here). Cartographer … Continue reading

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The Annual Challenge: March Issue

I’ve been looking forward to the March Issue!! Map projections are something I’ve never really spent a lot of time thinking about in relation to fantasy maps. I have however, always admired the projection maps produced by Ralf Schemmann (of Profantasy) … Continue reading

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Content Corner: Targrin ‘Shadowblade’

As promised, here is my first 13th Age character, a half-orc fighter created to match the character portrait I created for the February Annual Challenge. Several key things that need to be created for a 13th Age character are: a … Continue reading

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Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: February 2014

The Annual Issue for February wasn’t a style, but a collection of ready-made characters and monsters created using the recently released Character Artist 3 (CA3) add-on for CC3. Although I recently purchased this add-on, I’d never used it, so this month’s … Continue reading

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