Ethacia, hex map work in progress

A new hex map that's a work in progress...the setting is the relatively newly discovered continent of Ethacia for a Fate flintlock fantasy game that also includes the Razor Coast setting from Frog God Games. It is going to have a very "New World" feel to it, just beginning to be colonized and explored, much to the chagrin of the natives. I'm going to continue on with the Caribbean feel mixed with the Polynesian culture along the Razor Coast area but will be adding in some other real world cultural analogues that aren't well represented in settings...Pacific Northwest tribes around the Nakoa Gulf area among them. I'll probably also add a Celtic influenced area because...well, I just like it! :-)

For this large regional map I've only gone with four types of "base" terrain so far, I will break these out further for local maps.

• PLAINS which includes grasslands, scrub, marsh, farmland and other mostly open type lands.
• FOREST which includes both deciduous and evergreen.
• MOUNTAINS which will include volcanoes, plateaus, etc.
• HILLS which will also include other types of rocky or broken ground and will have trees and other types of terrain as well.

On this example I have chosen to have the hex grid overlay on the ocean but not on the landmasses. Feedback appreciated.


  • DogtagDogtag Traveler Moderator
    edited September 2015
    Good gravy, that's amazing. I can't even fathom the time — or dedication — required for that. Hexes aside, that's a beatiful landmass. I'm especially impressed with your rivers. They're hard enough without doing them in hexes!

    I'm eager to see this develop as you go!

    Congrats on a beautiful map.
  • This is incredible. I don't know what else to say. Incredible. Did you place each hex individually?

    I agree with everything Dogtag said. The landmass is wonderful, the rivers
  • edited September 2015
    Thanks fellas...

    Yes, I actually did place all of the hexes...some areas I placed in "clumps" of a handful of hexes...saved some time on the larger areas. The map represents a 2000 x 2000 mile area, I'm about ready to start doing some detail work on some local areas.
  • 10 days later
  • RalfRalf Surveyor Administrator, ProFantasy
    Absolutely wonderful. I want to go exploring...
  • 1 month later
  • edited October 2015
    Starting to work on some of the detailed areas...just playing around right now with some islands to see what does and doesn't work before I move on to some other areas. This image shows a 50 square mile area, each hex is 2.5 miles.
  • Very nice. Which symbol set are you using?
  • The symbols and fills are stock Mike Schley from CC3+ with some various effects applied.
  • 3 years later
  • This looks like it was a great project. Did you ever go any further with it?
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