Do you want to give your characters a map to use "in game" , the these Handout Maps will be a good choice. They cover the whole of the Flanaess in either 1000, 6000 or 17000 pixels and the largest version also comes in bit and pieces covering a number of areas.
You can download the Handout maps here: http://bit.ly/GH-Flanaess-HandoutMaps1
This is my first real go at converting my Flanaess map into something looking like it was scribbled onto parchment or rock, so the result can definitely be improved so a second set is being worked on and will come later this year.
Here are links to the Final 2019 Edition. I renamed it to 2019 since it should reflect the year its being published. Created special Bitly short links to make the links easier to use and share.
Easyzoom Hexed Version:
For those of you who want to make your own version of this map here, is the link to my Illustrator file as well:
The Illustrator file is 2GB in size, so I recommend using a download manager when you try to download it.
Here is the list of changes since the 2017 Edition:
Terrain Map Edits:
- Refined Coastlines
- Baklunish West overhaul for variation
- Baklunish coastal areas and islands are now home to forests and way more variety to better match text sources
- River systems added in the horned Lands and Land of Iuz
- Meteor Crater added in the Abbor-Alz
- Rivers added in the Abbor-Alz
- Ocean depths are slightly blurred
- Lots of minor corrections
Added Tal Aska in the Vesve
Added Fairdells area in Highfolk
Greyhawk Heraldry - removed a chain link
Settlements near Tringlee - Harrington, Glodnen, Dariax and Loradden
Brannigan's Farm - Highfolk
Island names near Dyvers
Village of Bracken
New Iuz Heraldry
New Heraldry for the Knight Protectors of the Great Kingdom
Added the Provences of Greyhawk
Added City of Bureis
Added sea lanes to Bureis
Changed icon for Kongen-Thulnir
Changed symbol of the Zagig Bridge
Changed Keaton to Keaford
Changed Ice Giant Caverns to Hold of Grugnur
Added Fort Critwall
Added River Taal
Added Town of Rawlins
Removed Forgotten City
Moved Xuxulieto to the location of Forgotten City
Added Hraak Pass
Added Mt Vroom
Corrected Artonsbruek spelling and placement
Added Hands of Light Heraldry
Added Dunrealta Keep
Added Black Rock Tower
Added Small rivers in Bandit Kingdoms
Added Firewatch Island
Added Minor rivers
Corrected Hellstone Tower label
Added Csipros Erd
Added Ruins of Baklarran
Added a Crater in Abbor-Alz
Added the Great Meridian
Added Sasserine Heraldry
Added Janasib Pennant
Added Ataphad Pennant
Added Bakhoury Coast
Added Heraldry of Bakhoury Coast
Corrected Hardby is a Large City
Corrected placement of Pits of Azak-Zil
Added Star Cairns
Added Salakesh Cove
Added Demonskar Crater
Corrected the missing symbol for Sarndt
Added Far Banks
Added Near Domain local border
Corrected Duchy of Tehn Heraldry color
Added the Town of Synford
Added the Village of Hommel
Added the Village of Flanhome
Added a Small Site near Groucester
Added the Village of Talloc
Added Charging Boar Inn
Adjusted Western border of Bissel
Added Daoine Gloine
Corrected Labeled Hardby Mariners herladry
Added Heraldry for the City of Hardby
License Changed to CC -by -nc -sa
Corrected Knights of the Hart heraldry text
Added Myrhal Heraldry
Correcter the name of Lake Matrevus
Added The Black Tower
Added Rakers Asylum
I have all the heraldry from my Flanaess Map, plus a few extra, tucked into one of my Dropbox folders. The collection is 240 strong at the moment!
You can find it here: http://bit.ly/GHheraldryfolder
Time to kick off the new year with a Needfest Special Map!
Made a winter version several years ago and updated it to the use the new terrain in parallel with the new terrain to have it ready without too much extra work, and here it is. It comes in a hexed version as well.
I will do a Twitch livestream tomorrow at 8PM EST together with Lord Gusumba. We are going to try and adapt my Flanaess map to his campaign by adding things unique to his campaign and renaming or removing things not needed for his game.
You can find out this long time running Greyhawk Campaign here: https://www.twitch.tv/lordgosumba
Here comes something that have been on my to do list for a long time, a proper Spread Map Kit. This is a layered PSD file with masks and color layers that you can use to create all sorts of spread maps for things like political, trade, religion or historical maps.
The file comes in three sizes 8300, 3000 and 800 pixels, to cover most bases, from detailed to overview maps. It is fully layered which means you can show or hide all the text and symbols, and it comes with a parchment layer and a number of color layers and a set of masks for coastlines.
One thing to keep in mind - these are lower resolution bitmap versions of the Flanaess Map. That means that small text will NOT be legible, and that comes with making a small bitmap version that makes it easy to paint in colors. I just needed to state that here as a clarification.
Text and symbols are layer separated so you can turn each category on or off as needed. Layers are are stacked and blended ready to function with a number of different styles of maps.
If you need more color layers just create more in the Spread Color group. The Spread Color Group also has its own mask that is set to cover land areas, but by inverting this mask you can cover oceans and lakes. If you want to have a set of spreads for land and another for water areas (or something else) copy the group and give it an appropriate mask.
The PSD file works in GIMP, and in other image editors able to use PSD (Photoshop) files.
You can also apply layer effects to tweak things to your liking. For example: making the white roads visible on the white spread map background by giving them a purple Color Overlay.
Or you can reduce the saturation of the terrain map to make the spread colors pop a bit more.
All in all I think every Game Master will need some spread maps sooner for his or her campaign and with a setup like this its not that much work to create something that will look stunning, and all you need are some very basic skills in Photoshop, GIMP or your image editor of choice. Always remember to not save over the original when you make a new new version.
This is also the debut for the 2018 Edition Terrain. There is still a lot of details that needs work, but for this low resolution (and crappy low resolution) need it is already good enough.
You can grab the 8300 pixel version here:
and the 3000 pixel version here:
and the 800 pixel version here: