News

  • Humble Bundle is offering the Maps Extravaganza Revisited bundle – a great opportunity to either start with CC3+ and/or grab several add-ons at an amazing price.
  • The June issue of the Cartographer’s Annual 2024 is available. It offers a fresh drawing style for Ancient Cities by new contributor CC Charon.
  • Mike Schley has additional free symbols for the latest set of Far Eastern Cities and Villages that expands his overland style.

Resources

Articles

Reminders

  • CC3+’s current version is 3.98. Check in Help > About and if your version is older, run Update 28 for CC3+ available from your registration page.
  • Fractal Terrains 3+ has been released and is available from among your FT3 downloads on your registration page.
  • Join our community of map-makers on the Profantasy forum and/or the Facebook group.

May has been a busy month for many of our community member, in terms of map-making at least. So many great maps to choose from, and I can’t really pick them all. Here are just the ones that stood out to me:

Kevin Goebel used the Marine Dungeon style for this excellent lighthouse and underwater ruin.

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For those of you who haven’t seen them, we do a live mapping session on YouTube most weeks, showcasing a certain style or set of tools in CC3+. Here are the latest ones:


Humble Bundle is currently re-running the first Campaign Cartographer 3+ bundle, the Maps Extravaganza, containing not only CC3+, but depending on the level chosen also:

  • City Designer 3
  • Dungeon Designer 3
  • Tome of Ultimate Mapping Plus
  • Perspectives 3
  • Sources Maps: Castles
  • Source Maps: Temples, Tombs and Catacombs
  • Symbol Set 2 – Fantasy Floorplans
  • Token Treasury – Monsters 1
  • Battle Maps and Floorplans Collection (contains a selection of Annual issues)

If you were waiting to jump into CC3+, this is a great opportunity to get it at an awesome price. Even if you already CC3+, this can be well worth it to get a great selection of add-ons. Part of the cost goes toward charity, Save the Children.

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Did you love last month’s Far Eastern symbols by Mike Schley, but feared there was not enough variety available? Don’t worry, we have you covered with more of the same style. Sprawling castles, palaces, temples and shrines, as well as ruined town and smaller places, they are all included in the May selection of free symbols.

To download the free content go to your registration page and on the Downloads tab, click the download button for Campaign Cartographer 3 Plus. Mike’s new symbols are the last link in the list. All the content of the current year (January to May 2024 so far) is included in the one download.

You can always check the available monthly content on our dedicated page.

Welcome to the 2015 Annual, mappers! So we wrapped up last annual (2016) with TJ Vandel, and we start 2015 with them 😊


(Download the FCW file)

Black and white mapping is not in my wheelhouse, to say the least. I love taking textures and layering them, creating new colors in the color palette. But, with every new adventure we learn new things and experience new options in mapping. Working with this style was pretty simple. It’s great for printing out maps at home, especially if you like to conserve ink, like I do. You can easily do a DM and Player versions in less than an hour.

For this map, I used an online generator of dungeons and simply traced out my rooms and added a little bit of flair (I just can’t resist trying to make things look “pretty”). The mapping guide is simple and even the newest of beginners can work with this style early on in their CC3+ learning journey.

About the author: Lorelei was my very first D&D character I created more years back than i’d like to remember. When I decided to venture into creating maps for my and others rpgs, I thought I owed it to her to name myself Lorelei Cartography, since it was her that led me to the wonderful world of tabletop gaming in the first place. Since then I have been honored to have worked with companies such as WizKids, Pelgrane Press, and ProFantasy.


Let’s welcome a new contributor to the Cartographer’s Annual: C.C. Charon has been sharing wonderful maps on the Profantasy forum for a while, and we were especially intrigued by his “Sumerian City” maps. Now you can create cities in the same wonderful style, as the June Annual adds his creation as the new “Ancient Cities” drawing style to CC3+.

New symbols, bnew drawing tools and a fresh application of bitmap fills in conjunction with detailed sheet effects make up this new style. Two big example maps and a four-page mapping guide give you plenty of guidance to create your own maps in C.C. Charon’s style.

The June issue is now available for all subscribers from their registration page. If you haven’t subscribed to the Annual 2024 yet, you can do so here.

Campaign Cartographer is not designed to be a tile-based mapper, rather it is designed to be fully free-form where you can shape things as you want. But sometimes, having a set of pre-made tiles available can allow us to throw together a map quickly, or to serve as inspiration.

Last month, we looked at planning the basic structure for our tiles. Planning is always important, especially with something like making tiles, because we need a structured approach if we want them to actually fit nicely together.

In this installment, we’ll get into drawing a few example tiles using the template we created in part 1. Continue reading »


News

  • The May issue of the Cartographer’s Annual 2024 is available, presenting a tool pack for drawing extendable and variable stairs on dungeons and floorplans.
  • Mike Schley has a new set of free symbols expanding his overland style: Far Eastern Cities and Villages.

Resources

Articles

Reminders

  • CC3+’s current version is 3.98. Check in Help > About and if your version is older, run Update 28 for CC3+ available from your registration page.
  • Fractal Terrains 3+ has been released and is available from among your FT3 downloads on your registration page.
  • Join our community of map-makers on the Profantasy forum and/or the Facebook group.

Dear map-makers, it’s time to look back at another month of mapping goodness in the ProFantasy community. Here are some of the wonderful maps our community members shared in April. Enjoy!

Richard deRoiville created this amazingly detailed map of the city of Falkovnia in the Darklands City style.
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