Author Archives: Tolrendordm

The Annual Challenge: February Issue

Its the first of the month, and that’s Cartographer’s Annual issue date! For February 2014, the issue is all about the new Character Artist 3 (CA3) add-on, which was released recently. This product allows you to create character or monster … Continue reading

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Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: January 2014

The January 2014 Annual issue is a style for producing small-scale overland maps suited for early modern settings; the clue is in the name: “World War 2 Area Maps” 🙂 Once again, the question was how to use this style … Continue reading

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D&D: The 40th Anniversary

According to Jon Peterson, author of Playing at the World, a history of wargaming and role-playing games, January the 26th 2014 is the date to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the birth of the world’s oldest and most popular role-playing game!! … Continue reading

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2014: A new Cartographer’s Annual Challenge!

Last week, I posted the final month’s effort for my 2013 Cartographer’s Annual Challenge, bringing to an end 12 months of enjoyable and productive mapping using the wonderful styles and tools provided by the folks at Profantasy. You can browse … Continue reading

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Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: December 2013

I’ve done it!! Slightly late as usual, but here is my offering for the final Annual Issue of 2013!! The style was named “1930’s Overland”, and is designed to mimic the famous Baedeker travel guide maps; not exactly intended for … Continue reading

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Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: November 2013

Yeah, yeah, catching up again I know!! November’s issue was a neat re-working of the standard CC3 overland style (i.e. terrain fills, bitmap symbols etc) in a hex-mapping style. Of course, if hex maps are the topic, what better subject to … Continue reading

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Wizards Watch: DnD Next Release

Well it’s official!! Everyone had assumed anyway I think the DnD Next (or whatever they will actually call it…) would be released for GenCon 2014, and Thursday’s press release seems to support that! A lot of chatter across about this … Continue reading

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Another Kickstarter to back?

Kickstarters continue to come along fast and furiously, despite some of the bad press they’ve had recently in the RPG world for lateness or collapse. This new one by Bruce Heard looks very interesting. Back in the halcyon days of … Continue reading

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What’s up with my computer??

Well, very interesting. Thanks Callin for the useful information … it would seem the problem is accessing the RPG Blog Alliance site from my work computer!! If I use a non-work connection it all seems to be fine!! Just to … Continue reading

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Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: October 2013

Well just in the nick of time, I’ve caught up in the Annual Challenge!! October’s issue was a Dungeon style, again by Pär Lindström, in black and white  designed to match with the Overland style from the July issue. If you … Continue reading

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