Author Archives: tolrendordm

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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Map of the Month: Dungeons of Schley

For the past year, due to the Cartographer’s Annual Challenge, most of my personal mapping efforts have been directed at meeting the Challenge. As such, the Map of the Month column has suffered somewhat. So I’ve decided that from now … Continue reading

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Icons and Tolrendor

To play a 13th Age game, you can’t really ignore the Icons; they’re a fundamental part of the RPG. So if you want to play in a setting other than the default Dragon Empire presented in the core rule-book, as … Continue reading

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