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.

MirkwoodIt is my pleasure to announce the Master Mapper of 2021, the yearly title we bestow on the most outstanding map-maker of the ProFantasy community. It is never been an easy choice, seeing all the wonderful maps created by our map-makers, but in the end we all agreed on a name for 2021: Hans Anders Bergström, or Lillhans as he is know on the forum. He created an insane amount of highly innovative and wonderful maps, inventing his very own technique of simulating water colors and hand-drawn lines in the process, astounding the whole community and us with what could be achieved with the tools at hand. We therefore name him the Master Mapper of 2021. Congratulations and thanks!

Hans Anders has been with us on the community forum since 2019, and the number of maps he has shared in that relatively short time is immense. With the Master Mapper title we want to specifically thank him for:

  • Creating lots of highly innovative maps and shared his creation process with the community.
  • Starting and participating in lively discussions, helping actively and contributing to the shared skill set in the Profantasy community.
  • Coming up with new and unexpected ways to use Campaign Cartographer’s tools and freely sharing them with the other map-makers of the community.
  • Contributed to the resources available for Campaign Cartographer via the Cartographer’s Annual.

So, thank you Anders, we are looking forward to all the future maps, styles and symbols you will come up with!

Back in ages past elves, dwarves and men meddled in magics too powerful for them and broke a hole into reality. Strange powers turned mountains into glass, made fire fall from the sky burning even dragons and titans. You can now map these corrupted lands with the 20 new symbols by Mike Schley in April’s catalog for magic places and weird phenomenon.

Symbols AprilTo 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 April 2022 is included in the one download.

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

Snowy Lands

Up in the far north where the northwind rules mountains and forests are shrouded in almost perpetual winter. Send your adventurers north into these forbidding lands with the March symbols by Mike Schley. You will find 20 new symbols and a new bitmap texture by Mike Schley in March’s catalog for snow-covered lands and forests.

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 (see image on the right). All the content up to and including March 2022 is included in the one download.

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

CA182 Golden IslandWe are heading into February with the Cartographer’s Annual and a new style by Pär Lindström, inspired by one of his latest commission works in the Swedish rpg industry. He created a style that looks and feels like a page in a vintage modern atlas.

In addition to the fine example of a contour-based modern map style, we were intrigued by the book-and-pages frame of the map. So he set out to separate all the Photoshop assets he created to be made into a CC3+ style. And here we are with the style ready for you to use, and you could even go ahead, take the book frame only and apply it to other map styles.

The February 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.

With this month’s of free content by Mike Schley you can build a great wall around your kingdom to protect it against the barbarian hordes outside. You will find 40 new symbols in this month’s catalog to construct a continuous series of walls, tower, gates and forts in Mike Schley’s overland style of CC3+.

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 (see image on the right). All the content up to and including January 2022 is included in the one download.

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

Annual 2021Last year’s Cartographer’s Annual – Volume 15 – has now been consolidated into one single installation, which is available on the registration page for all subscribers. If you ever need to reinstall it, just grab the download from there and you don’t need to go through the 13 individual issue installs. If didn’t you subscribe, waiting for it to become available as one single package, you can now purchase it from the Annual’s page and the store as usual.

From undersea dungeons via fantasy towns and cities to colonies in space, the 2021 Annual contains a wealth of material, with lots of contributions by our favorite artists and map-makers like Sue Daniel, Pär Lindström and David Castedo Gomez. Check out many example maps on the Annual’s gallery page.

A special highlight was Sue Daniel’s two part Marine Dungeon style that let us venture into undersea environments. Her knack for exceptional sheet effects gave us a realistic look into shallow or deeper waters, foaming waves and lots of other goodies.

Pär Lindström’s Fantasy Town style has become a staple among our mappers for clear and beautiful town plans that are easy and quick to draw. I am very much looking forward to his work in 2022.

Morwara mapWe were also happy to see a new contributor’s work in last year’s volume, with David Castedo Gomez (Medio in the forum community) creating the Erdan Worlds overland style based on the older Worlds of Wonder style.

Personally, I was very happy to take another stab at one of my favorite older map styles (Pete Fenlon Revisited) and make a hobby project of mine – paper diorama buildings for a sci-fi Colonial Outpost – into a proper Annual issue. While papercraft and Dioramas 3 is a niche among our users, the Annual provides the platform to make such special styles and collections available.

The current Annual 2022 subscription has now started and the January issue is already available. So if this retrospective on 2021 did wet your appetite, check it out here.

Winter VillageHello fellow map-makers! Are you looking forward to the holidays? We have one more newsletter for you before the end of the year. Here it is!

News

Resources

Articles

  • Are you importing old maps into CC3+ to recreate them? Remy Monsen shows you how to scale them precisely so your scale and measurements are corret.
  • Remy also continues his series on developing add-ons for Campaign Cartographer, working dynamic dungeon tools.

Reminders

  • CC3+ has been updated to version 3.97 (Update 27) which is available from your registration page.
  • Fractal Terrains 3+ has been released and is available from among your FT3 downloads on your registration page.

Winter VillageWith Volume 15 of the Cartographer’s Annual now complete including its bonus issue, we are now ready to head into 2022 with Volume 16. The discounted re-subscription offer to current susbcribers has gone out (email us if you didn’t get it) and you can check out a preview of the first three issues, on the Annual 2022 page.

As a pre-release offer you can now subscribe at a 15% discount and get the January issue right when the subscription starts.

Wyvern CitadelIt is high-time we announce the Master Mapper award for 2020, though with all the wonderful community activity going on, it’s not been an easy choice this year. One mapper stood out for us though, not only because of the sheer amount of wonderful maps they created, but also due to their helpfulness to other mappers, as well as the inventiveness their map-making showed. It’s our forum member Alastair McBeath (Wyvern), who we name Master Mapper of 2020. Congratulations and thanks!

Alastair has been with us on the community forum since 2013, and the number of maps he has shared since then is innumerable. With the Master Mapper title we want to specifically thank him for:

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  • Creating many beautiful and innovative maps and sharing them with the community.
  • Lively discussions, active help and always being welcoming in the Profantasy community.
  • Coming up with new ways to use Campaign Cartographer’s tools and assets, and sharing these with his fellow map-makers.
  • Contributing to the toolset of Campaign Cartographer via the Cartographer’s Annual.

So, thank you, Alastair, we are looking forward to all the future maps you will come up with!

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