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 on, this column will concentrate on highlighting cool cartography from across the internet. It would be hard to find a better way to start than by showing off the new Dungeon styles that are coming in CC3+, the (relatively) soon to be released upgrade to my favourite mapping software. Check this out:
These new styles are based on artwork by Mike Schley, one of the iconic cartographers of the 4th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons (and much more besides, but that is where I know his work from primarily). He was responsible for the map of the Nentir Vale in the 4E DMG, as well as many from the Scales of War Adventure Path published in Dungeon Magazine.
If I can use CC3+ to create maps that look anything like the below (Note – image link requires DDI subscription), count me ecstatic! 🙂