For March’s free symbols Mike Schley has drawn two new, beautiful buildings for his Isometric Cities style (of Symbol Set 6). A fantasy city worthy of its name does need a Wizard’s Tower of course, and the style was lacking in this regard. The second symbol is a big corn exchange, that can also be used as a guild house or similar building for the mercantile quarter of the city. Both are shown in four different views.

Note that the example maps included with this free content make use of Symbol Set 6 to showcase the symbols in proper surroundings. If you don’t have SS6 installed, you won’t see these correctly, but you can still use the symbols on other maps. Symbol Set 6 – Isometric Cities is available for purchase here.

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 year two up to and including February 2023 is included in the one download.

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

For the March issue of the Cartographer’s Annual 2023 Sue Daniel is back with a glorious new battle map style for those wintry excursions. See how her forest paths of 2022 turns into new winter trails, frozen rivers and lakes, and snow-covered woods.

Compatible with Sue’s Forest Trail style form last year’s Annual, Winter Trails contains everything you need to draw snow-covered outdoor maps for those encounters in the woods.

The March issue is now available for all subscribers from their registration page.

If you haven’t subscribed to the Cartographer’s Annual 2023 yet, you can do so here.

The February issue of the Cartographer’s Annual 2023 is now available for download. We have a new, beautiful town style by Pär Lindström for you, venturing out into the heat of the desert this time. The “Desert Oasis” style contains hand-drawn buildings, ruins, palm trees and gigantic monuments, alongside bitmap textures to build an oasis settlement, an ancient ruin, or similar locations in a desert setting.

The February issue is now available for all subscribers from their registration page.

Annual 22Last year’s Cartographer’s Annual – Volume 16 – is now available as a complete setup, all monthly issues collected into one single package. Subscribers who downloaded all the monthly issues don’t need to do anything, but if you skipped some issues or are a fresh owner of Volume 16, you can install everything in one go now. The setup is available from the registration page as usual. If you didn’t subscribe, waiting for it to become available as one single package, you can now purchase it from the Annual’s page or the store as usual.

Last year saw a bit of focus on battle maps and floorplans, but also ranged to electronic system maps and overland styles. The stars of the show (for me at least) were the battle map styles Creepy Crypts and Forest Trail by Sue Daniel – both so resource and work intensive we had to split them into two parts. But her Winter Village set was also extremely beautiful. It was also great to see Pär Lindström back with the wonderfully illustrative Book of Maps style.

Personally, I was happy to let some of my travel inspirations flow into the Island Chains issue and revisit Jon Roberts‘ awesome overland style. But the Tactical Maps style I developed from a commission for Pelgrane Press was also great fun to create.

For the coming year we are looking to include more new talent again and are actively looking for artists who are interested in creating an Annual issue style for us. See Simon’s call here.

The current Annual 2023 subscription has now started and the January issue is available. So if this retrospective on 2022 did wet your appetite, check it out here.

The January issue of the Cartographer’s Annual 2023. We start the year with a refurbished and expanded version of the 13th Age Overland Style by Lee Moyer. Inspired by his Dragon Empire map for the 13th Age role-playing game by Pelgrane Press, it is superbly suited to large scale campaign maps.

It’s symbol and bitmap selection has been expanded and the whole style has been brought up to speed to CC3+s latest effects and tools. The mapping guide has been updated and rewritten to take all of these changes into account.

The January issue is now available for all subscribers from their registration page. If you haven’t subscribed to the Annual 2023 yet, you can still do so here at the early subscriber discount (until January 10th).

The Cartographer’s Annual subscription for 2023 is now available, and you can subscribe at a reduced cost. If you are a current subscriber, be sure to check your email, as you should have received your re-subscription offer that way. Otherwise, visit the Annual web page for the early subscription discount.

We have the first three issues lined up, starting with an revisit and expansion of the 13th Age style by Lee Moyer. It will be redone with all the latest effects and tools of CC3+, and significantly expanded with new symbols and textures.

Next in line is a new style by Pär Lindström, a beautiful set of artwork for drawing small towns and villages in a desert oasis style. Check out the ProFantasy Facebook community to see more previews of his work. And then in March (or possibly April) Sue Daniel provides a beautiful new take on her outdoor battle maps, this time in a Winter theme.

As always, subscribing to the Annual will give you access to all twelve monthly issues as they are released, plus a bonus issue at the end of the year. If you want to see an example of all the great content you will receive, check out the Annual 2022.

Subscribe to the Cartographer’s Annual 2023 now.

Forest Graveyard

The December issue of the Annual 2022 is now available for all subscribers. Seeing that we had so much wonderful new artwork by Sue Daniel this year, but which is stretched across multiple styles, we thought an issue on combining these into one map would be a good addition. In the process a huge battle map came to be, showing a crypt and graveyard being overtaken by an encroaching forest.

The Forest Graveyard Annual issue gives you a set of four A3 battle maps, which combine into one huge map of an old graveyard with a crypt and a ruined chapel on which the forest is encroaching. The accompanying 6-page mapping guide explains the process of combining the Forest Trail and Creepy Crypt styles into one map and template for future use.

The Decemberissue 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.

We are happy to announce that Symbol Set 6 – Isometric Cities is ready to be released into the wild as a public beta version this week. Mike Schley has created another set of amazing city symbols – this time in isometric perspective, giving you an unparalleled panoramic view across the landscape of your cities and towns.

CathedralThe Isometric Cities set features hundreds of high-resolution symbols and textures and all the tools, effects and templates you need to create breath-taking city views of your own. All buildings and objects, be they houses, workshops city walls, tombs and crypts, boats and wagons, or shrubs and trees – come in four cardinal views so you see and display them from all sides.

We will send out a separate product announcement later this week (via email and blog) from which you will be able purchase SS6 , and you will get immediate access to the beta version. It includes all artwork, tools and styles, and the Essentials guide. You can report any problems and issues to and we will fix them for the finished version, which should not be long in the making.


Hazelborough Ink

CompetitionRemy Monsen ran a mapping competition during the month of August, and some amazing building floorplans were created by the community.

The challenge was to create floorplans for a set of buildings chosen from one town map (see on the right) of the community atlas project, with the finished maps (hopefully) becoming part of the atlas and complementing its wonderful collection of free content.

It’s time now to vote for the winners, so head over to the community forum to chose your favourite in two categories.

CA189 Glacier CaveThe September issue of the Cartographer’s Annual has just been released. With it we celebrate the end of summer with a new dungeon and battle map style for some frigid caverns and icy waters. Let your players explore glacial tunnels, high mountain caves or the caverns beyond the mountains of madness.

The Ice Caverns style can be used as an extension to Dungeon Designer 3 or own its own. Either way, it is setup for ease of use making drawing some natural caves a snap.

The August 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.

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