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#1 Kehaar

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:36 AM

Hello,

I also have a developing fantasy campaign world I need to map.

I also have very little artistic ability and even less IT savy and even less cash. I've baby so very little time to learn a new piece of software.

This includes one significant urban settlement and a desert/irrigated river rural setting. The majority of the map is blank and being filled in play.

Can anyone recommend a good easy to learn and cost effective tool to do this in a format I can share with my online players?

Thanks
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:06 AM

The Temple of Time games from this site are also on YouTube and I think the stuff they use for maps has been pretty cost effective, if not free. I think it's the kind of thing where you get better with practice too!
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:15 AM

If you are actually looking for a mapping tool to create professional looking maps I have used a couple of things in the past.

Campaign Cartographer - its really powerful and makes amazing maps but it is also pretty spendy.

Dunjinni - also pretty powerful and makes excellent dungeon layouts (not as expensive)

I believe they both have free trials so you can test them out...

Alternatively, you could hand draw and scan and then clean up digitally in a photo editing package...

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

Here's a decent bunch of mapping software links. :)

Some sound quite old school and straight forward.
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#5 Kehaar

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:53 AM

Terrific, thanks folks.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:08 AM

There's a google community that looks good for gaming map making here!
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