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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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    I've never made a map before but I wanted to test my ability. Didn't do much research to make this as realistic as possible, really was just aiming to have fun. In my head, it's a world where no one really "wins" WWII, but the Axis do get the severe upper hand. Feel free to give your best feedback

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    2024/06/21
    01:57 UTC

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    The People's United Committees of Korea, in 1952

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    The Commonwealth (2300)

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    Islamic China - The Qurbanid Dynasty [Map credit to u/ShahAbbas1571]

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    2024/06/20
    23:49 UTC

    163

    What if Korea and Greece switched places in 512 BC? (Part II: The East)

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    The Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya in 1991 [6387 x 8000]

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    BREAKING NEWS THE REPUBLIC OF AMERICA HAS INVADED TEXAS AS OF JUNE 18 2024

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    What if the Anglo-Saxons that settled Crimea flourished under Byzantine Rule, and also after their subsequent independence due to the Fourth Crusade? Kingdom of New England c.1235 A.D.

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    2024/06/20
    20:15 UTC

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    How to make a freelance mapping business?

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    19:14 UTC

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    the Coral Baronies

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    Brazilian Civil War - 2033-? (more details in comment)

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    Countries apart of the Entente/Central Powers - Balkans & Italy

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    The Center Cannot Hold: Part IV - Early Battles of the Midwest

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    "One step closer to Rome", What if the muslims conquests were successfull in Provence

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    Muslim Australia 1508 (lore later in comments)

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    Caucasus federation-Yugoslavia of the mountains

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    Language map of Finnic languages in Estonia and (most of) Latvia. (Circa 1849)

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    299

    Countryballs map of Central America, 1926

    20 Comments
    2024/06/20
    15:18 UTC

    34

    I made my first fantasy map, any thoughts?

    7 Comments
    2024/06/20
    14:22 UTC

    135

    My new map project illustrates the epic voyage of Odysseus. What do you think, is the story easy to read, the colors are fine, etc.?

    8 Comments
    2024/06/20
    12:35 UTC

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    Map im making with 2 friends for a fantasy world/RPG. Im a bit new to mapping and i am in need of criticizing, any ideas pf what i should add or name the world?

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    2024/06/20
    12:17 UTC

    843

    What if some things went differently during the 19th century? - The Americas at the turn of the twentieth century

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    Some small settlements in Callareda

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    The United Nizamate of Telangana (My first ever map!)

    14 Comments
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    If Hungary Empire

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    The State of Texas 30 years after the parasitic infection (red= parasitic zombies)

    5 Comments
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    Blodyna | What if the Welsh colonised Florida? | Alternate America | "Land of new hope"

    6 Comments
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    Cynian Federative Republic - Sol System

    9 Comments
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