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 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).

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.

Every year we make one of the Cartographer’s Annual issue available for free to give everyone a taste of the great mapping inside.

This year we decided on the Tactical Maps style from April, created by Ralf Schemmann based on historical maps from the Library of Congress. This style is now included in the Free Sampler and can also be downloaded individually from the Annual page.

To make up to all our loyal subscribers, we add a bonus issue to the year’s roster. This year Sue Daniel expands on her Forest Trail style with new textures, symbols and tools that let you add water falls, cliffs and mystical standing stones to your woodland maps.

CA184 Camp FortniteThe Bonus 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.

You can subscribe to the Cartographer’s Annual 2023 now at a 15% early subscriber discount.

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.


The November issue of the Annual 2022 has been released. It adds another set of symbols and tools to Sue Daniel’s run of dungeon and floorplan symbol styles. This time you can venture out into the woods and forests and fight beneath the shade of trees.

The Forest Trail style gives you lots of new symbols and bitmap fills that work with the Dungeon Designer 3 and Creepy Crypts styles. Build encounter maps in the depths of the forest with easy options to switch between a view of the forest floor and the tree canopy.

The November 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.

CA190 BrythionneThe October issue of the Cartographer’s Annual is now available. itrevisits an old favorite style: Jon Roberts’ overland entry from the Annual 2011, adding new bitmap fills, drawing tools and settings to take advantage of the newer features of CC3+.

The Jon Roberts Revisited style gives you all the tools and symbols for overland regional, continental or world maps. The 5-page mapping guide takes you through the whole process of creating the map.

The October 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.

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.

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