At the beginning of January, I set myself the challenge of using each issue of the Profantasy Cartographer’s Annual as it came out. I’ve subscribed to this since its inception in 2007, and whilst I totally recommend it to anyone, too often I don’t get around to utilising individual issues, as I tend to stick to my ‘tried and trusted’ styles.
So, the terms of the challenge are that each month, I produce and publish a map using the Annual issue for that month, which must be relevant to my current campaign (the Amber Tower), or my world (Tolrendor).
This page is a collection of all the images (click on the image for a full-size view), and links to the individual posts, for your convenience
An overland style reminiscent of 1930’s travel guides … so obviously I used it for a detail map of the dangerous region known as the Barrens:
A hex style using the standard CC3 fills and symbols inspires a reworking of my classic Havenscoast hex map.
A black and white Dungeon style to go with the July issue. I used it create a hobgoblin encampment for a DnD Next Adventure:
An overland style based on the wonderful work of TJ Vandel, of the Cartographer’s Guild. I mapped the same region as shown below for the July issue:
A science-fiction style intended for the High Space game, and similar genres. In a fantasy vein, I used this to produce a map of Tolspace, the Spelljammer setting for my Tolrendor world.
Another stunning overland style from Pär Lindström, this time in B&W and inspired by classics like the original Tolkien maps!
The June issue was an overland style inspired by a web-comic!!
May’s Issue was a symbol catalogue, providing lots of markers for annotating your maps.
Another Jon Roberts style for April, based on his wonderful maps for the Midgard Campaign Setting.
Back to an overland style (my favourite!) in March. This challenge entry is a view of the (newly detailed) northern regions of Tolrendor.
February offered a 3D Perspectives style:
The January issue provided a style for player handouts, designed primarily for modern/horror RPGs. I took a fantasy twist on this: