Category Archives: Cartography

Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: July 2013

Yes, I realise it’s almost the end of August, and this is the July Cartographer’s Annual Challenge post. I guess I got waylaid on the road. Better late than never as they say… July’s Annual Issue was a new black … Continue reading

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Ahhh, Summer…

In actual fact, as I steal 10 minutes in the office to start this post, rain is beating against the windows!! Summer in the UK I guess … although to be fair the weather has been pretty awesome for the … Continue reading

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Map of the Month: Profantasy ‘User Maps’

Most of my mapping efforts so far this year have been sucked into my personal Cartographer’s Annual Challenge, so the Map of the Month column has been a bit lacking. So instead, why don’t you check out the June ‘User … Continue reading

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Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: June 2013

So we’re six months into the year, and that means the sixth entry in my personal Cartographer’s Annual challenge: to use every issue of the Annual in the same month for a meaningful map. This months Issue is another overland style, … Continue reading

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Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: May 2013

The May 2013 Annual issue was somewhat different than many, presenting a library of symbols intended for adding information and markers to your maps. For this month’s Challenge entry, I decided to create a marked-up map showing the key travel … Continue reading

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The Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: April 2013

Just in time for the April entry!! This month’s Annual Issue was a welcome return for one of my favourite cartography, Jonathan Roberts, who drew the beautiful overland maps in the Midgard Campaign Guide. In fact, this issue was a … Continue reading

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April Fools (Not…!!)

It certainly isn’t at Profantasy Software! The first of the (any…) month is always one to look forward to, as it’s the release of the next Cartographer’s Annual issue! April’s issue is a new style from Jonathan Roberts, one of … Continue reading

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The Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: March 2013

Ok, so I’ve now got caught up in the Challenge (just) after a late February entry! The March Annual issue returned to a more normal type of style, after a couple of months of quite different offerings. It is an overland … Continue reading

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World-building: History vs Geography

In the real world, it’s clear that History, the march of human events across the slowly unravelling scroll of time, is driven by Geography. Natural mountain barriers, impassable terrain, waterways and seas, climate, land fertility; all these factors have had … Continue reading

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The Cartographer’s Annual Challenge: February 2013

Yes, I’m aware it’s March! 🙂 This is my (late) entry for the February Annual in my own challenge, in which I attempt to create a meaningful map for Tolrendor using the Cartographer’s Annual issue for the month. I have to … Continue reading

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