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I have a campaign world. It's one that i've played and written about… 
3rd-Aug-2006 05:17 pm
peakadog
I have a campaign world. It's one that i've played and written about a lot so i have an abstract map of it in my head. What I'd like to do is make up some maps and stuff so I can quantify things like the number of stores and actual locations of things.

So my questions are: Are there any city/town map generators that are pretty in depth and can show the number of buildings a given space and stuff? Are they any good, detailed pictures of pre-existing towns in dnd or even maps of actual or imagined towns and cities that would have existed in medievil times?

p.s. I mean things I can download online or perhaps peruse in the library for free.


Thanks.
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3rd-Aug-2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
If you can put some money into it, get Campaign Cartographer. It is, in a word, amazing. I actually have an entire world map of Greyhawk, and can Zoom all the way down to items sitting on a desk.

But, free maps! Always good. I use the Wizards of the Coast site, and the Map-A-Week feature especially. Some great little maps in there.

Also, google for a Campaign Cartographer site made by ProFantasy (I think it is actually www.profantasy.com/library but I can not remember for sure). You can download a FREE CC viewer, and use all of the maps there (also download at no charge). You won't be able to alter them, obviously, but it's a great starter.

Good luck!
3rd-Aug-2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
thanks!
3rd-Aug-2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dmg2_maps/DMG2_map1.jpg

A low-res map of Saltmarsh from the DMG2. I always thought it was a good model of how big a D&D town is (Saltmarsh has like 2000 people in it I think)

But yeah, check Wizard's map gallery, though I'm not sure how many city maps are on it. I'm pretty sure they have a lot of building maps though, so you could see how big a building is.
3rd-Aug-2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
Wow, saltmarsh. I haven't seen that since Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh back when I played it in like '86. I incorporated it into my world, changed it around, and called it Swordmarsh!
3rd-Aug-2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
Is there info online that explains the features on and numbered on the map?

Thanks!
3rd-Aug-2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
I don't know. It's possible they're in the except in the DMG2, but I kind of doubt it. You might just browse it at your local book store, but if you really want to use the city as a frequent local you could buy the book. For $20 it's probably worth that chapter alone (if you're going to use it), as it's pretty detailed with NPCs, building descriptions, and so on (IIRC).
3rd-Aug-2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
I think the thing I should do is learn a little bit about medieval towns and how they functioned and what could be found there. I don't want to use saltmarsh because I have my own, more original towns and cities I want to flesh out and make more realistic and accessible for players.
3rd-Aug-2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
Ah, well if you're looking for realism:

http://www.io.com/~sjohn/demog.htm

This site rules so so much.
3rd-Aug-2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
that is SWEET
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