I made a map, and so can you!

Things have felt eerily quiet around here after the Week of Vengeance last week and my essay about Why I Love Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons the week prior to that. I’ve decided I need more deadlines in my life, so I’m working on getting some more projects like those rolling. If I’m lucky though, maybe I won’t have to get anything rolling – maybe +Charles Akins over at Dyvers will just keep pitching awesome projects to awesome people and keep inviting me to join in the fun.

In the meantime though, I’ve been fiddling with the beta test of some browser-based mapping software over at inkarnate.com. The short review of this tool is that it’s awesome. I love how easy it was to create a high quality map in relatively little time without a steep learning curve. It’s simple, but it get’s the job done. I used it to map out the latest version of a homebrew world that I’ve had for years and years. The program allows you to add roads and political borders and has other symbols for towns and villages that I didn’t use here. I’ll probably add those things in later, but right now what I have is more of a high-level outline rather than a super-detailed map of where every village, tavern, and ruined castle is located. Here’s what I have at the moment:

MapIf you like it and it inspires you to create something of your own, that’s awesome. Just please don’t steal it, and if you could mention me if you share the image somewhere that’d be great. At the very least, I hope this map inspires you to head over to Inkarnate and get signed up for the free beta so that you can start cranking out your own maps, because I can’t wait to see more of these!

 

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4 thoughts on “I made a map, and so can you!

    1. I really like how you can just dive right in and get some quality results with this tool, although I think it definitely benefits you to have a clear direction in mind or an original to work from when using it.

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