CA187 The Shining PearlsThe July issue of the Cartographer’s Annual is now available. Inspired by my recent trip to the Outer Hebrides it focuses on island chains and archipelagoes with their highly complex outlines, which can be difficult to reproduce.

It’s both a style pack with its Island Chains overland style and tool bundle, providing symbols and tools that make drawing the eponymous islands a breeze. The accompanying 6-page mapping guide takes you through creating a map in the new style as well as how to make the issue’s tools available in any other overland drawing style.

The July issue is now available for all subscribers from their registration page. If you haven’t subscribed to the Annual 2022 yet, you can do so here.


It’s been a full year of awesome free content my Mike Schley, creating lots of additional overland content. We’ll be changing tack now for a while and do some months with dungeon and battle map symbols, matching the Dungeons of Schley style of Symbol Set 4. The first month (June 2022) includes symbols for a woodcutter’s camp with tents, tree stumps, a draft horse and other symbols, perfect for a little outdoor battle in the woods.

Note that the example maps included with the free content make use of Symbol Set 4 to showcase the symbols in proper surroundings. If you don’t have SS4 installed, you won’t see these corretly, but you can still use the symbols on other maps.

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 up to and including June 2022 is included in the one download.

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

There are several ways to organize your maps, both inside and outside of CC3+. We’ve previously talked about linking your maps together to make a navigable atlas, and how to index your maps to make them easy to search to find the map you want. Today, I’ll talk about the bookmark feature in CC3+. Using bookmarks, you can create lists of maps, for examples maps belonging together, or maps with a common theme. For example, in the community atlas, I have bookmarks for the different types of maps, for example one bookmark set that contains all the overland maps, one the contains all the dungeon maps, and so on.

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CA186 Godblight Family CryptDear fellow map-makers! It’s time for the June newsletter. let’s have a look what the last month had in store.

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Lews and Harris
“Leogus et Haraia” – Latin for “Lewis and Harris” the twin main islands (or island?) of the Outer Hebrides, as depicted in the Blaeu Atlas of Scotland* published in 1654.

Wouldn’t it be a perfect candidate to reproduce in the Mercator style of CC3+? Well, the mapping project will have to wait a while since I’m headed there for the next couple weeks to take a first hand look. In fact I’ll be hiking the Hebridean Way all the way from Barra in the south to the northern end of the Western Isles at the Butt of Lewis.

PreparationsI’m very much looking forward to an international trip after two years of mostly being confined to our national borders and to stretching my legs on a long multi-day hike again. I’ll keep an eye out for any mapping related topics and share my finds when I’m back. Sue (on the forum and Facebook), Remy (on the forum) and Jeff (on tech support) will be around to help out with any issues. In the meantime, keep up the great mapping!

*Image of the Blaeu Atlas Map taken from the National Library of Scotland and used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence.

Here is the latest list of live mapping sessions we have done since the last month. We hope you enjoy them and learn about using CC3+!

Dear map-makers, summer is upon us and before I head off to indulge into a bit of hiking in the Scottish Isles (looks like a “THe Cartographer’s Travels” blog post may be coming up), let’s take another look at the beautiful maps that have been shared in the community.

Daniel Pereda De Pablo created this wonderful list fo heroes from an old Dragonlance adventure with Character Artist 3.
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The Old BarrowThe June issue of the Cartographer’s Annual is now available. Many of you will have seen Sue Daniel’s wonderful previews of her Creepy Crypts style on the forum or the Facebook group, and finally here is the style that contains them. It focuses on crypts, graves and their undead denizens, with lots of new bitmap textures and symbols in Sue’s signature quality.

While it is designed to match well with the style of Dungeon Designer 3, the Annual issue will also work on its own to give you all the tools and assets to design lots of “Creepy Crypts”. The accompanying 6 page mapping guide takes you through creating a crypt of your own, while also explaining how to use it with Dungeon Designer 3.

The June issue is now available for all subscribers from their registration page. If you haven’t subscribed to the Annual 2022 yet, you can do so here.

If you own a lot of ProFantasy products, or have installed one or more of the large community symbol packs, you will have a lot of symbols. By default, CC3+ will give you easy access to the symbols belonging to the current map style through the symbol catalog buttons immediately above the map window, but sometimes you may wish to search for other symbols not made for the current style, which may fit anyway. But how to best find these symbols? Let us check out a few ways which may be of assistance to you here.

 

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Dear fellow map-makers! May is here and we are looking forward to the summer.

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  • The free monthly symbols for this month are a special highlight, as Mike Schley has created some amazing structure symbols for a Dark Empire in his overland style.
  • The May issue of the Annual 2022 is available, featuring an overlay style for computer networks and other electronic systems.

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  • We have a new Master Mapper in our roster of awesome cartographers. Read about the work of Hans Anders Bergström, our Master Mapper of 2021.
  • As travel restriction are being lifted and events are happening at a larger scale again, you’ll find ProFantasy at GenCon again this year, meaning we have to travel to Indianapolis.

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