Yesterday I finally sat down to create my first map in Campaign Cartographer 3. I bought the software and played a bit around, but never actually made a proper map with it. Now that I am in the process of fleshing out my Dungeonslayers campaign I thought it was the right moment to learn the art that is map making.
At first, let me show you a small portion of my map:
The whole map is of course much, much bigger. But this small map should give you a hint on what the complete map looks like. It took me a couple of hours to map the whole thing, but smaller maps are done in just a couple of minutes.
But I couldn’t have done it without the video tutorials at the official ProFantasy site. These videos give you a step-by-step instruction on how to create beautiful and professional looking maps.
If you are into map making you really should try CC3 out.
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.
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