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.

Greymoor CemeteryThe August issue of the Cartographer’s Annual has just been released. Sue Daniel returns to her Creepy Crypts with new symbols for her beautiful dungeon floorplan style. They mesh seamlessly with the Dungeon Designer 3 style, so it can be used to extend our big dungeon add-on even further. If you don’t own DD3, you can still use the style fully, you might just notice a few missing bitmap fills if you are going through the fill styles of the templates.

As the name implies, the Creepy Crypts focuses on tombs, graves and burial sites, with the second part adding more symbols for containers, statuary, skeletons and lots of other material.

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.

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.

TCA185 Exploration Basehe May issue of the Cartographer’s Annual is now available. It allows you to create an architecture layout of a computer network (or similar), either as a stand-alone map or an overlay on an existing drawing. Add a computer network to a research installation to create a new attack vector for your cyberpunk hacker, or to the enemy starship for your sensor and electronic expert to contend with.

The Annual issue provides both a full template wizard to create these maps from scratch as well as a drawing part to import into any existing map as an overlay. The mapping guide takes you through the slightly more elaborate process of adding the overlay.

The May 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.

The April issue of the Cartographer’s Annual 2022 brings you a modern, tactical map style for those secret missions or clandestine investigations in enemy lands. Inspired by real-world maps from the first half of the 20th century, the style allows you to quickly and easily create local area overviews.

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A pure vector style, Tactical Maps comes with two complete sets of tools and symbols, one for imperial measurements and the other for metric. Macro drawing tools and hatch styles allow the easy drawing of complex patterns, the use of house and random street options make adding buildings quick and painless, and the 5-page mapping guide ties it all together.

The April 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.

Fitting for the time of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere, the March issue of the Cartographer’s Annual brings you a wintry city style with snow-covered roofs and trees, frozen ground, deep snow drifts and frosty fields.
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Sue Daniel’s Winter Village style contains more than hundred new symbols, new roof, house and street styles, as well as a host of drawing tools for those wintry settlements. The 4-page mapping guide talks you through creating such a village in a few easy steps.

The March 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.

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.

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.

CA181 Terraneo PeninsulaA Happy New Year to all you cartographers out there. We are excited to start into the new year with the 16th year of the Cartographer’s Annual, and a crossover issue on both Campaign Cartographer 3+ and Fractal Terrains 3+.

The style “Fractal Worlds” is an adaptation of the Jerion map that Sue Daniel developed in her One-Day Worldbuilder Annual issue. It makes use of the improved export features in FT3+ to produce an export that you can build on in CC3+. Or you can start fresh in CC3+ and create maps that mimic the look by hand, instead of relying on the automated world creation of FT3+.

The January issue is now available for all subscribers from their registration page. If you haven’t subscribed to the Annual 2021 yet, you can do so here.

Please note that the 2022 is still available at the discounted early-subscriber rate until January 10th.

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.

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