Dungeoncraft: The map

I am still working on my next episode of “Dungeoncraft” but I wanted to give you a small gift that should make waiting easier: the original map! It’s a photo I made with my iPhone, so don’t expect to many details. You get a bigger version of the map by clicking onto the thumbnail below.

Some of the names are probably a bit strange and you may notice a lot of dwarven clans in the north. When I started this project years ago I was still planning to include several races like elves and dwarves into the campaign. And actually after thinking about it for a while elves and dwarves could actually make a comeback. But I don’t think they should be playable as characters races. But more on that later…

By the way, does anyone recognize the program that map was done with? I only have faint memories and I remember that it was pretty easy to use but I just don’t have any idea how the mapping tool was called. Can anyone give me a hint?

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

4 thoughts on “Dungeoncraft: The map”

  1. Hey! isn't that the map generator that was included in with first release of 3E? Or was it one of the later AD&D products from the late 90's? I loved using that software , but have since long lost it. Any idea where I can pick it up?

  2. There was a map generator released with 3E? Really?

    I am really not sure what software it was I used to create that map, but when I think about it, it probably was something by/for TSR. Look at a closeup of the compass rose on my map and you'll see.

  3. I didn't remember a map generator being released with 3E either.

    It kind of reminds me of building maps with some of the later RPGMaker games, it's of an appropriate style, but is still nicer-looking even than those.. I wish I knew though, I'd like to try my hand out at whatever program you used.

  4. Hmm, I did some research on google and I think I probably used the Map Maker II software from some AD&D Core Rules CD. I think I have the CD lying around somewhere.

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