As we’re closing in on the end of the year and looking back on the maps posted by the community in November, there is no sign of you map-makers letting up with the awesome maps. Check out just a few of the cartographic bonanza that the month has been:

Lizzy_Maracuja‘s post-apocalypse settlement of Hope looks wonderful in its two different lighting versions, one at day and one at night.
Hope - Lizzy_Maracuja
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Looking back over the user contributions of last month I really had some hard decisions on what to include to keep this post manageable. So many beautiful maps posted! I hope you enjoy our users’ work of October.

Seeing so much of her work in the Annuals, we tend to take Sue Daniel‘s mapping work for granted. So take this amazing little dungeon floorplan as a reminder what outstanding maps she produces, especially when she has the time and opportunity to focus on one specific map over a complete style.

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Anders Bergström – known as Lillhans on the ProFantasy forum – has astounded us at ProFantasy and the whole CC3+ community with his aquarelle-style drawings for a while now, with many of us having trouble believing that they were done in CC3+. Look at this map:

It’s so different from the usual battlemap styles (varied as they are), that everybody was wondering “how did he do it?”.

After creating an Annual style based on his work in September 2019, he’s now spilling even more secrets in the following article “Doodles & Drawings”. Let’s hand over to him:

Doodles & Drawings

A while back, it was suggested that I write an article about the train of thought and process of using Campaign Cartographer in what has to be among the least time-efficient ways possible. That is, using it to the best of my abilities. Not too long after, there was also a request for a tutorial being made and while a completely different script was already in the making for the first article, I figured I might as well splice thoughts and ideas. Then, a third request for popping the hood of my faux hand-drawn endeavours prompted yet another consideration of focus and approach and – would you believe it – a third iteration seemed more appropriate after all.

Anyway, here is the rather lengthy introduction. Don’t worry: there will also be some kind-of-technical stuff further down the line. And that stuff is going to be rather lengthy as well, I guess.

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About the author: Occasional map-finisher, sometimes character sheet filler, and at least once every two decades talking with the others about putting the band back together. It’s probably for the best not to mention I one time was in the jury (when they still had those) for the Eurovision song contest national selections.

Due to my holiday we are a little later than usual with the Maps of the (previous) Month, but that doesn’t mean we are going to skip them. The maps created in our community are just too wonderful not to share them. As always, this is is just a small, pretyt random collection of maps that caought my eye. Thank you everybody for sharing your work and keep up the mapping!

Ricken used Pär Lindström regional style n the black and white version and combined it wit a couple symbols from Mike Schley to create this stylish map of the Ravenloft Subcontinent.

Ravenloft Subcontinent

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We have another gallery of wonderful user maps posted on the Profantasy forum and in the Facebook CC3+ community last month. All for you to browse and admire!

“Schopp und Umland” by Ute Gundacker is a WW2-style map from an actual village in my home country, so I really needed to include this, even if it had been any less beautiful.
Schopp und Umland

Calibre is so prolific, and creates such beautiful maps, that I had to include two of them for the August gallery.
Shoudu
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We are a bit later this month, as I was on holiday for a week, but we still got a bunch of great maps from the community to show off.

The section of the city of Padova by AleD uses Sue Daniel’s Ferraris city style to great effect.
Padova

Parsley‘s Land of Vareltia map is a wonderful example of the type of result you can get for your very first maps with the Mike Schley Overland style.
Vareltia
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Hi folks, you are really tough on me with all of those beautiful maps you post each month. So many to go through, so hard to decide what to include. Well, it’s your own fault if these lists are getting longer and longer…

We start with a great futuristic town map by Ute Gundacker.
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I had real trouble limiting myself when choosing maps from the community for the Maps of the Month post for May, so there are quite a few more than usually. Check out what lovely work our mappers produced, it is incredible (and only the tip of the iceberg).

If you remeber the old dread gazebo D&D anecdote, you will probably get a little extra chuckle out of this little map by Daniel Pereda de Pablo (dapereda), created with the Mike Schley symbol sets.
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Welcome dear cartographers to another instance of the Maps of the Month post. We’ve got another selection of gorgeous commmunity maps for you, posted during April on the Profantasy forum or the CC3+ Facebook group. Enjoy, and thanks to everybody out there sharing their maps, whether they are featured or not!

Jacob Hicks’ drew his Twin’s Crossing map with the Ferraris style by Sue Daniel, plus some modifications of his own and a few other bits and pieces.
Twins Crossing
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It is time again for me to look though the many wonderful maps the Profantasy user community shared last month. It is quite a difficult task sorting through all the posts on the community forum and the Facebook group, trying to decide which to highlight, but it is anything but a chore. Such a joy to see all that creativity. I hope you like the few I can show off here and take a look through all the rest yourself!

Community regular Quenten Walker created this map of a Ruined Crypt and used the Token Treasury to highlight some of the monster found within. I really love the creature images by Rich Longmore and am excited to see them used like this.
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