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Imaginary Maps! Share maps you have made of alternate history, fantasy, sci-fi or anything really!

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Imaginary Maps! Share maps you have made of alternate history, fantasy, sci-fi or anything really!

Join our discord! https://discord.gg/tKV9SjBzaQ

Subreddit Rules:

1. Post must be a map, be fictional and be OC or commissioned.

Self explanatory. The purpose of the sub is to post artistic works in the form of fictional maps.

2. Finished maps only.

Do not post WIPs and updates or simple concepts. Your posts should be fleshed out and completed. If you want to get feedback on your WIP maps or show them off, the ImaginaryMaps Discord server is the place to do so.

3.No low effort maps or thoughtless content. No edits of existing maps. You should put thought and effort into your maps.

Put some effort into the aesthetics of your map. Add some details.

Have an interesting/unique concept and treat it with thought. You need not write paragraphs of lore, but put some thought into your maps.

Do not post edits of existing maps, including terrain maps and Wikipedia maps.

Do not post edits of province-based maps of the world

Maps using BAM templates must have notable changes.

Do not post flagmaps.

See FAQ

For a more in-depth explanation of rule 3, click here.

4. No support/advocation for genocidal regimes or atrocities/war crimes. No bigotry or hate speech.

Posting maps where genocides and atrocities happen does not break this rule. Explicitly supporting what’s happening in the map breaks this rule.

Do not advocate for anti-democratic and bigoted ideas and make sure to retain civil argument backed discussions.

Lastly, we deal with very sensitive subjects on this sub. Because of this, we may take pre-emptive actions to stop genocide denial from manifesting on the subreddit based on outside activity.

5. No hard-to-read or incomprehensible or low-resolution maps.

Post high resolution maps and make your maps recognisable/readable. If people don’t know what’s going on in your map or their eyes hurt while looking at it, there’s no point in posting a map.

No single frame GIFs.

No incredibly pixelated maps or images full of compression artifacts.

6. No advertising

Posts and comments where to main goal is to advertise something are not allowed. You are still allowed to make comments under your posts linking to other maps, subreddits or websites, but this should not be the main purpose of posts.

7. No shitposts, excluding those that are exceptionally well made AND original. Go to circlejerk sub!

Unless your shitpost is an artistic wonder please post it in the circlejerk subreddit. The standards for effort are higher for shitposts than it is for other maps. This doesn't mean that maps with unrealistic or wacky lore are banned, as long as they are approached in a serious manner.

What does and what doesn’t constitute a shitpost is left to mod discretion.

Please direct your shitposts to r/imaginarymapscj

8. No map generating tools or websites (excluding GIS tools)

Do not use websites/programmes like Mapchart or online fantasy map generators like Azgaar's or Inkarnate.

Don't use political/election sites such as 270 to win.

Do not just post screenshots from video games such as "Map Games"

9. Don't post more than once a day

Wait at least a day between posting maps on the subreddit.

If you wish to post multiple maps you can use Reddit's gallery feature to post them together, or pace your posts out.

Any map removed for breaking only Rule 9 may be reposted again the next day.

10. No maps about current, active or developing conflicts

No posting maps directly related to current, active or developping conflicts in real life. Exact relation to ongoing conflict is based on moderator interpretation whether the map is related to ongoing events or is based around older history.

Ongoing Conflicts currently includes:

  • Russian invasion of Ukraine

  • Palestine/Israel conflict

  • The Venezuela-Guyana situation

  • Active military coups

  • Other ongoing conflicts that arise over time


If you see these rules being broken, please report the violating post using the "report" button!


If your post has been removed for rule 3 and you want to know why, look here.

For banned and recommended programs check out this.


Related Subreddits:

/r/ImaginaryHistory

/r/MapPorn

/r/mapporncirclejerk

r/imaginarymapscj

/r/mapsofamerica

/r/PaperTowns


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    What if Muhammad Ali won the Egyptian-Ottoman Wars? Lands of the Egyptian Empire at the tail-end of the 19th century

    7 Comments
    2024/02/14
    09:34 UTC

    88

    An Alternate Europe, c. 1952 (minimal lore)

    13 Comments
    2024/02/14
    08:34 UTC

    96

    Destiny Among the Stars | State of the Homeworld during the Early Anthropocene in 2250 AD

    9 Comments
    2024/02/14
    08:16 UTC

    8

    Federation of Sandlandia - A fictional island country in South China Sea.

    0 Comments
    2024/02/14
    06:57 UTC

    5

    ☆democracy china☆

    [[History repeats itself]]

    2 Comments
    2024/02/14
    05:54 UTC

    20

    What if Greece received the Treaty of Trianon treatment?

    4 Comments
    2024/02/14
    05:45 UTC

    74

    Heartland of Europe: Lorraine

    3 Comments
    2024/02/14
    04:43 UTC

    17

    The Gallian War

    In order of appearance South Gallia, North Gallia, Romana Brittanica, Leon. South Gallia was divided between Leon, others, and annexed into one whole Gallia. North Gallia gave up Brittany and Denmark to Brittanica.

    This was my first animated map and I used a roleplay map I made with some randoms.

    2 Comments
    2024/02/14
    04:31 UTC

    48

    Kingdom of Vinland

    Had this idea in the back of my mind for a while now. I tested out different colours and styles to replicate this style I’ve had in my mind for a while but have struggled to replicate, hopefully I did it justice here!

    3 Comments
    2024/02/14
    04:15 UTC

    143

    What if everything went right for Chile? -The Republic of Chile 40 years after the failed coup against President Salvador Allende

    17 Comments
    2024/02/14
    03:28 UTC

    72

    Remake Nr 2. of my "Red Rose of The East" map: Europe, Africa and the Middle East

    14 Comments
    2024/02/14
    01:00 UTC

    272

    "The Fractured Isle", Great Britain in the year 2024, in a timeline where Alfred the Great died and Wessex was defeated by the Vikings.

    21 Comments
    2024/02/13
    23:52 UTC

    128

    Map of the Crown of Catalonia (Contemporain Era)

    The lore isn't complete yet but this is my first map and I need some advice to improve my cartography skills. 🫡

    But for those who will ask, the Catalan nation emerged from the first carlist war (call here the liberation war, which has been much longer and more devastating than in our reality) and annexed Aragon, Valence and Balearic Islands during the second carlist war.

    Catalonia take part to World War I on the allied side (trying to gain some german colonies) and the Spanish Civil War on the republicans side. Franco still won the war (by playing on anti-Catalan sentiment, much stronger than in our reality following Catalan independence) but he failed to completely subdue the country and then decided to abandon its occupation following the Allied landings in Europe.

    A strong rivalry between Spain and Catalonia emerged in 1945 and continued until Franco's death in 1975. Although the two nations often came close to conflict, it was always avoided. Relations finally improved with the entry of Catalonia and Spain into the EU in the 1980s.

    Here you go. It's not perfect but I'm still working on a more plausible and complete version. Feel free to comment on this first draft !

    Btw i'm not native speaker, sorry for the bad English. :(

    18 Comments
    2024/02/13
    22:19 UTC

    16

    Das Hakenkreuz, I Fasci, Raijingusan | An Axis Victory c. 1958 | First Europe Update

    10 Comments
    2024/02/13
    21:43 UTC

    207

    Super Paraguay

    19 Comments
    2024/02/13
    21:17 UTC

    253

    What if the Ottoman Empire was a colonial power?

    19 Comments
    2024/02/13
    21:15 UTC

    99

    The NHL's Southern Expansion in "A Thanksgiving Democracy"

    5 Comments
    2024/02/13
    20:23 UTC

    14

    Yoo How do you make a detailed flag? I want to make a fictional world and i need to know to make detailed flags to make It look realistic.

    7 Comments
    2024/02/13
    18:07 UTC

    85

    Carthage after victory in the 1st and 2nd Roman war.

    1 Comment
    2024/02/13
    17:51 UTC

    334

    Fan Map: United Prefectures of America, No Lore (Credit: Van-Der-Broccoli)

    42 Comments
    2024/02/13
    16:35 UTC

    1,125

    What if Imperial "Russia" survived in Central Asia?

    I'm running out of ideas, man.

    65 Comments
    2024/02/13
    16:32 UTC

    82

    Religion map of Sancakid Balkans in the year 1840

    4 Comments
    2024/02/13
    15:47 UTC

    793

    Statistics on the "United" States in 2064

    37 Comments
    2024/02/13
    15:39 UTC

    301

    Peoples of the Great Sea

    7 Comments
    2024/02/13
    15:23 UTC

    191

    Map of Russia during the civil war

    17 Comments
    2024/02/13
    14:05 UTC

    437

    A map displayed on a public board, 2 years after the end of the 'War Against Zombies'

    22 Comments
    2024/02/13
    09:30 UTC

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