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Maps have been around for centuries- they help us know what cultures were aware of in terms of their neighbors, other lands, and so on. Map making continues today, as we map other planets, the bottom of the seas, and continually produce high quality maps here that measure various aspects of culture, demographics, and geography.

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Scifi Carrier, hand drawn

Obsessed with these space ship maps at the moment. This is a cool little carrier vessel map / abstraction that could be used in a scifi rpg

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2024/05/20
11:10 UTC

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The Western Borough, part of a fictional city

The Western Borough

A continuation a very abstract and very American city I've been drawing for years.

This 8.5x11" panel started its journey in late march on a flight to Dallas, I managed to add a few pen strokes on the outside of Philadelphia and just finished it up after a day of cruising the wide roads of Salt Lake City. Its been quite a busy few weeks exploring this most impressive land.

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2024/05/20
03:28 UTC

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Great Unification War of Korea: Every Month

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2024/05/20
03:02 UTC

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WIP - you guys were awesome when I shared an image needing advice a few days ago. I'm trying to make this terrain style mountain map work but unsure. Should I cut my losses and stick to the more traditional style of fantasy map mountains?

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2024/05/19
22:57 UTC

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World of Noque

Noque 864 (1864)

Events:

  1. The Norferian economy is stabilized
  2. The ethnic group of Hondrios protests against the Sandrio government that killed the leader of a Hondrian community because he was involved in robbery

3.Norferia tries to get closer to her old enemy, Blovestia

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2024/05/19
22:49 UTC

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Map Coordinates

Do you put (0,0) in…?

  • top left corner
  • bottom left corner
  • center

I’m used to bottom left from math, but I’ve seen some people out it top left.

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2024/05/19
22:22 UTC

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My first attempt map making. Feedbacks accepted!

It’is a city island capital, with castle, citadel, royal gardens, port, markets and fortified walls. It’s inspired from northern Italian cities as Milan, Monza and Turin. The central park is huge, but is big as much as the royal gardens of Monza. The rivers and lakes should work as artificial canals.

I‘m a young graphic designer, but I never did map making. I love others map designing tho and wanted to try. I’m in search of feedback to improve! The maps is needed for tablet top role play games.

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2024/05/19
20:11 UTC

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A work in progress map for my worldbuilding project!

This is my first crack at making a map with color and i'm unbelievably happy with how it's turned out so far!

I am looking for advice however, more specifically wondering what would be a good methodology for placing vegitation across the map. I've already seperated the whole thing into biomes, so I at least know what goes where, but I don't have a good grasp on how to distribute it all in a realistic way. Maps of earth don't seem to include that kind of information, so any advice would be super duper appreciated!

For scale, these continents are about the size of north and south america.

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2024/05/19
15:52 UTC

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Want constructive criticism

I want your honest opinion about this map and require constructive criticism. Regards!

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2024/05/19
14:03 UTC

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Welcome to Neuwelt! a community worldbuilding project

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2024/05/19
10:30 UTC

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(Advice needed) Does an inland sea like the one pictured usually have an outlet that leads to the ocean?

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2024/05/19
04:29 UTC

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Map of a Minecraft geopolitical bedrock realm server I own

The server is about a couple weeks old and there has been a couple big wars. There was a terrorist group that took over the world fire nation also almost took over the world, but there was a big coalition war that completely destroyed fire nation and push them back the server is very activeevery day it either gets 3 to 7 players if you want to join just say your discord username

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2024/05/19
02:42 UTC

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Topographic map of Morland

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2024/05/18
21:51 UTC

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A contour map Switzerland inspired (My naming needs work)

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2024/05/18
21:35 UTC

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I want a base map that looks like this (the colors) that is high quality(resolution)

said map:( i want the beige color of the countries and the greenish ocean color)

https://preview.redd.it/yhfgxjnnw71d1.png?width=800&format=png&auto=webp&s=89324ec2a6c709449a2afba40ebe4898e9de06be

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2024/05/18
17:12 UTC

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*NEW* Mapmaker tool – The Storyteller! Design world maps, dungeons, cities or battlemaps, with interactive elements for FREE!

Greetings Mapmakers!

I want to share with you the Mapmaker we developed, The Storyteller.

As a Storyteller, you can create your own world. With interactive elements, you can design dungeons, build towns, place NPCs, create battles, and tell epic stories. You can also take high-resolution pictures of your map with the build-in screenshot tool.

As a Hero, you can customize your character, learn skills from multiple classes, gear yourself with weapons and armor, and fight mighty foes in turn-based combat.

To find out more, visit our website (https://thestoryteller.games), and join our Discord server (https://discord.gg/zvm5TaYSBX).

Play for free now: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2858270/

https://preview.redd.it/8n77lp5s071d1.png?width=600&format=png&auto=webp&s=03ca8ecb0c2a436169e7d648e224c5addc45b364

https://preview.redd.it/sm03rc5s071d1.png?width=3840&format=png&auto=webp&s=ca17d9e25be025646477490ea6cec1f335f49513

https://preview.redd.it/wnn3dk4s071d1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=0cbd38b9f96b585bd8dd34a808c9549c89063ad7

https://preview.redd.it/mmsd4l4s071d1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=4c7004e960f58f921fde541cc1825633b51b4061

https://preview.redd.it/f1d9hl4s071d1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=3158d431d214cf7053060d11afc32487f2532494

https://preview.redd.it/y6p6xl4s071d1.png?width=3840&format=png&auto=webp&s=e5c4cf3550fcd9e4b806faab6922b76e19b48eb5

https://preview.redd.it/j5t65k4s071d1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=61f7e91e57cad5ffffefb3305d4ab24c2d36aac4

4 Comments
2024/05/18
14:14 UTC

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Map of My Cyberpunk Fantasy World: Fortina

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2024/05/18
14:08 UTC

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East Asia Map when Battle of Pyongyang

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2024/05/18
01:52 UTC

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City of Lakeland 1998, Est. 1645 as Lochsteid (Wonderdraft)

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2024/05/18
00:57 UTC

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HELP

I am trying to make a world map and don't know how to shape my world. Do you guys just do random shapes for your countries or do you try to plan out how they're shaped?

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2024/05/17
20:07 UTC

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I had a free day so i made a river map for my world

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2024/05/17
19:13 UTC

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Working on my newest project!

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2024/05/17
16:39 UTC

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Fortified Coastal City

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2024/05/17
15:42 UTC

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The tectonic plates of my WIP. Anything I should change?

There’s supposed to be a lot of plates cuz this world is quite old and drawing random shapes is therapeutic

It does look a bit strange compared to actual plates tho. What can I do to make them look a bit more normal without sacrificing the character?

Oh and the line down the middle is there for lore reasons

9 Comments
2024/05/17
12:01 UTC

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The Town of Gonzburg. First time posting a map

The Town of Gonzburg.

The town has grown from a hill fort in the frontier to a mid size town thanks to the efforts of the Grand Duke Marraiz once the duchy has grown to the East. Now it has become a trade node along the Veinarlon river.

Feddback is apreciated as it is my fist map... also made in PowerPoint during a couple of boring meetings

4 Comments
2024/05/17
10:28 UTC

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