WIP : An arabian nights setting

Hello everybody,

After spending so much time looking at the wonderful maps you are doing, I decided I was going to dare doing one myself...

I'm starting an Arabian Nights campaign, full of jinns and ifrits, and this is the current state of my maps. Many things are missing (most notably the names), and there are parts I'm not so fond of (the dunes in the desert did not turn out very well I think).

Anyway, here it is, and I'm open to any suggestion/criticism.



  • I have to say, EXCELLENT Scaling. I really like what you did here. Very simple but yet has substance to it. Is this the default theme from CC3+?
  • Good map. I agree with Farsight, the scaling in the map is just perfect!
  • Going to sound like a broken record here, but yea the Scaling is fantastic. It really pulls you in! A superb first go my friend!
  • Very, very nice. I really like the coast/desert gradiations. Almost beveled looking. Nicely focused on a few details which makes everything really pop.
  • This really is a pretty map. One suggestion: on the heavily "jungled" island with the tower in the southwest, I can see the borders between the jungle symbols you used making it seem too ordered. I don't know if there is a way to fix that (individual trees to break up the lines?), but, if there is, I might look into it.

    But that's a minor niggle. This is good work.
  • GatharGathar Traveler
    Thank you all for your nice comments, they encourage me to go back to work on it.

    FarsightX3: Yes, all of it comes directly from CC3+, Mike Schley's theme.

    Barliman: I see what you mean. I used the "jungle tool" from CC3+ that automatically fills an area with symbols, but with this side effect. I'll try to see what I can do.
  • Very cool map with a very nice feeling.
    Posted By: Barlimanthe borders between the jungle symbols you used making it seem too ordered.
    Agreed, especially the front row of 6. I think placing two different single trees in front of them should do it. Perhaps a third one in front of the row of three, on the right side.
  • 9 days later
  • GatharGathar Traveler
    Hello everybody,

    Here is a new version of my map (almost final, I think). I mostly added text and made some small improvements such as the one you suggested.
    As always, comments are welcome.
  • I love the typeface you used for the text.
  • I love the compass, ? scale you used. Any idea where I can get it, or is it copyrighted?
  • Also, what is the font? It is terrific. A wow of a map!
  • GatharGathar Traveler

    The "compass" is in fact a part (the rete) of an astrolabe, found on this web site: http://dutarte.perso.neuf.fr/instruments/astrolabe safavide.htm
    Many can be found on oxford museum, at https://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/astrolabe/catalogue/browseReport/Astrolabe_ID=149.html
    Some are really gorgeous... such as for instance https://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/astrolabe/catalogue/categoryReport/list_size=500.html . I might still change my mind...

    The fonts were found on DaFont, and are named Alhambra (the title) and ArabDances (the content).
  • That is a very nice font site. Thanks for the link. :)
  • This is a beautiful map. Well done.
  • Cool font indeed. And you really improved the jungle!
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