Map of my running campaign

Hello everybody,

I want to show you the map of the current campaign I`m playing (as player, not as Game Master). Creating this map is a bit challenging, as the game we are playing is a RPG from the 80s/90s and contains a lot of freaky fantasy places inspired by the novels of Tanith Lee (like this pyramid whith the eternal light on the left side of the map) which are not easy to get on the map. The other challenging thing was the area called `lands of fire`, a land with vulcanos, lava and everything clouded in fog.
If anybody has ideas how to create such special symbols or knows better ways to create such lava regions please let me know. Thanks :-)
Don`t wonder about the strange mountains (the circle) in the middle or the way some rivers go. I took the landmasses from the original world-map, this world is highly magically, formed by active gods with areas created in wars of mages etc. An old-school fantasy world without the wish to be somehow medieval-like and realistic (thats why we play it :-)).

Thanks and regards, Jensen


  • very nice! I really like the combination of styles
  • Haaha! I love the camel :)

    This is a beautiful map, Jensen. I like the abstract shapes you've used for the cities, and the way you've created the plateaued area on the right is particularly good. I'm afraid I can't help you with the land of fire though. It looks fine to me.

  • ScottAScottA Traveler
    I like the lava area as you have it -- it looks like rivers of lava running through the landscape. Fading the Wielink rocky waste and lava fills together like that is brilliant and very effective. That's one I'm going to remember and steal! There are smoke and fog fills and symbols but you can probably accomplish the same thing by creating your own on multiple sheets so that you have cloudy fades but in layers.
  • edited August 2017
    Ah, great idea Scott, I was not aware of smoke and fog fills. I will try them. Thanks!
  • Cool stuff!
  • This looks really amazing, Jensen. Very nice work with the textures!!! :)
  • Excellent. Your style of mapping evokes the feeling of an entire world. I hope you will reveal more :)

  • This is really very nice, lovely and clear, thanks for sharing and goodluck with your campaign!!
  • This is awesome Jensen! I really, really love the volcanic region. The blending of textures is perfect.
  • Thank you all for the encouraging feedback!
  • 11 months later
  • edited July 2018
    Hello everybody, it's quite a while since my last update of this map, but as we don't play so often I don't need do make map-updates so often...
    At least we played some times now and I've made an extension of the map area, included the places we've discovered and added some text of old prophecies we've found ingame.
    I added a scroll background from the free annual 2017 and changed the appearance a bit.
    I hope you like it, as always recommendations are highly welcome as they made my maps much better in the past.

    I also add a link to a high res version - the map is for print in A1 and contains about 40 hidden mice (my friends love to hunt for them in the printed version :-)).!Ak-JjeRFvmSPqDegFqBsUClVAO-J

    Thanks and regards, Jensen
  • Really nice! I love it!
  • Beautiful work.
  • Very impressive.Had to feature it as cover picture for the Campaign Cartographer Fan FB page.
  • Love the scroll map!
  • Thanks for the comments! Yeah, I also love the scroll very much, it is from „Sue‘s parchments“, as always a masterpiece from her.
  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 26 images Cartographer ProFantasy
    But it wouldn't be anything without the map ;)

    Beautifully crafted Jensen :D
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