Do you need more variety in your cultures and settlemens? How about adding some Asian-themed farms, villages, towns and cities to your maps with the latest free monthly symbols by Mike Schley?

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 the current year (January to April 2024 so far) is included in the one download.

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


A little warning this month: If you’re suffering from arachnophobia, take it slowly with this month’s free symbols. Mike has drawn some lovely web-cloaked woodlands, massive giant spiders to haunt your dreams and web and lairs to give them a wonderfully scary home.

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 the current year (January to March 2024 so far) is included in the one download.

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

2024-02 Glaciers
Where it was all lava, fire and heat last month, we get all cold and icy this February with the next set of free symbols by the magnificent Mike Schley! 20 more symbols show various glaces, lakes and caverns as well as a splendid tower of ice.

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 the current year (only January 2024 so far) is included in the one download.

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

CA206_Kummer Range
The second Annual issue of the year is ready for your mapping needs! We have another overland style for you, but this one is aimed at larger overview maps of a continent or even a whole world, rather than the regional or local maps of the January style. One of the main draws of the style is the range of beautiful mountain symbols by Robert Altbauer, originally featured in an Annual issue on Photoshop brushes in 2010. They have been redone for this issue and integrated into a new style. The accompanying mapping guide takes a closer look at some of the more unique features of this style.

The February issue is now available for all subscribers from their registration page. If you haven’t subscribed to the Annual 2024 yet, you can do so here.

2024-01 Volcanic
The monthly symbols by Mike Schley have been very popular and of course we continue this tradition into the new year. From the isometric city symbols we return to artwork for overland maps for a while, with a fiery first collection of volcanic symbols.

20 new symbols depict active and dormant volcanoes both for land-bound mountain ranges and volcanic peaks rising directly out of the sea, as well as lava pools and fiery chasms leading down into the bosom of the earth.

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 the current year (only January 2024 so far) is included in the one download.

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

CA205 The Sheltered Land
Welcome to 2024 and a new year of mapping goodness with the Cartographer’s Annual Vol 18. We are starting the year with a reimagination of an older style: Fantasy Realms by Allyn Bowker.

As the editions of the most popular role-playing game change, so do the artists and the styles used for their maps. Allyn captured the flavor of the current style of 2009, and this reimagination changes the existing look to get closer to the style of 2024, coincidentally created by Mike Schley. We have added many new symbols, changed the used bitmap textures and generally updated the style to take advantage of the CC3Plus’ newer features which weren’t available in 2009.

The January issue is now available for all subscribers from their registration page. If you haven’t subscribed to the Annual 2024 yet, you can still do so here at the early subscriber discount (until January 10th).

CA202 The World Remnant
The October issue of the Annual 2023 expands the Monkey Frog Overland (July 2023) style with a large set of structure symbols and new terrain fills. 95 detailed bitmap symbols from huts and campfires to castles and walled cities allow you to properly populate your Monkey Frog style overland maps, and a set of new terrain fills gives you more options for the natural landscape.

The October 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.

CA201The September issue of the Annual 2023 extends April’s “E Prybylski Watercolor” style with another 50 symbols for non-human settlements, more mountains and other artwork.

Add giant elven tree cities, dwarven mountain strongholds, orc camps and cozy halfling cottages to your map, populate your oceans with monsters and hazards, and have a cat (yes, a cat) shove ships off the edge of the world. The accompanying mapping guide takes a look at the new symbols, and details additional methods to decorate your maps.

The September 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.

CA199 The Bulwark
It seems to be the year of new contributors in the Cartographer’s Annual 2023. Please welcome Monkey Frog Studio with their new overland mapping style in the July issue.

Cleverly named “Monkey Frog Overland”, the drawing style comes with over 200 new symbols and we are planning to expand it even further, with lots of structure symbols later this year. As always the accompanying mapping guide takes you through creating a Monkey Frog Overland map step by step.

The July 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.

Hello Mappers! After a long absence from mapping due to life and some medical issues, which I am still battling, I’ve just decided to push through and try to get back to something that always brought me joy. I’ve enjoyed the heck out of watching the amazing maps some of you are putting out there. Ricko here’s your shout out….I see you and am inspired, as well as so many others new and old in our ProFantasy family in the forums and Facebook posts.

So, we last left off finishing up the 2017 Annual. I’ve worked on the first four maps in the 2016 Annual, Here Be Monsters (Overland), Empire of the Sun (Overland), Temple of Bones (Perspectives), and 1800s Floorplan (Floorplans). Okay, so I’ll be honest, it’s been a looooooong while since I’ve been inspired in my own right to create anything, so it was super slow going getting back in the swing of things.

Here Be Monsters
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Here Be Monsters … not my typical style preference, but I must say, after working with it, I grew to adore it. My only adjustment was the water hue, as I wanted it to be a slightly more greenish blue shade. This was easily remedied by adjusting the Hue and the Lightness on the Sea Sheet, which was also showing as my Rivers Sheet. For the Rivers, I deleted that sheet and just placed them directly on the Land Sheet, added a Color Key, this way my Rivers and Sea were the same shade of greenish blue I was going for.

I based the map off of a story I wrote back in college for my Creative Writing course. The story was a bit rudimentary, but seeing the idea of it in the form of a map, especially Pär Lindström’s whimsical style, was a pretty satisfying way to get back in my favorite hobby.😊

About the author: Lorelei was my very first D&D character I created more years back than i’d like to remember. When I decided to venture into creating maps for my and others rpgs, I thought I owed it to her to name myself Lorelei Cartography, since it was her that led me to the wonderful world of tabletop gaming in the first place. Since then I have been honored to have worked with companies such as WizKids, Pelgrane Press, and ProFantasy.

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