Today we are going to look at the top free D&D map builders around and let you know what makes each of them unique. Hopefully after this you will have all the tools you need to try making maps for your campaign yourself.
Rivers have to be the most common thing for new map makers to get wrong; and even seasoned cartographers may have some of these mistakes sneak up on them if they’re not careful. But, having an awareness of some of the most common issues that come up when it comes to river placement will go a long wa
What is the best way to create a river on your map using the City Map Builder? Adding buildings, forests, and other features is pretty straight forward, but how do you add something like a stream flowing through your settlement? In this tutorial I’ll walk you through my favorite method so you can easily add some interesting rivers to your maps! #mapeffects #rpg #gamemaster
Rivers are one of those tricky things to draw correctly on a map because they’re almost too familiar; we don’t usually spend much time thinking about how they actually flow through a landscape. In this case, it’s how rivers interact with lakes and how being mindful of this when you draw your maps can go a long way in making your world more believable. #mapeffects #fantasy #rpg #maps #dungeonsanddragons #worldbuilding
Did you know that the shapes you use when drawing features on your fantasy maps can actually cause certain emotional triggers in the viewer? In this guest tutorial, Gerralt (DimensionDoor_Maps) will walk you through how you can use the power of shape language to give your maps more character! #mapeffects #fantasy #maps #rpg
How much time will it take for your characters to travel the wandering path they’re on? Well, how long is it? Not sure? In this Map Tip you'll learn a simple trick to quickly determine distance on even the most crooked paths.
Who doesnt love the classic Middle Earth map from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings? Here is a quick tutorial on how to draw your own forests in this style on your fantasy map. Be sure to check out all my other map drawing tutorials! #mapeffects #map #fantasy #rpg #cartography #tutorial #howtodraw