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Map making sites[edit]

Vrail 04:41, 28 April 2010 (UTC)[edit]

Anybody know any good map designing sites/software (perferrably no download sites) for making my campaign settings maps? I have everything down on a peice of paper, and i'm actually quite good at drawing maps, they look nice and all, but they don't look very formal in pencil and on lined paper. :P

Anyways, thanks for any input! :)

Badger 05:19, 28 April 2010 (UTC)[edit]

I always just used pencil on white paper, then scanned it and went over it in Gimp (Open-source Photoshop, but it's a download), and it didn't look too bad. However, ENworld has probably had dozens of threads about map software. I'd check there, or The Cartographer's Guild, if you are looking for some other advice on map-making. Honestly, they are the best source for anything map-related. I don't know of any sites that allow you to make continents, but I'd be interested if you found any good ones. There are a few sites (no download) that let you make dungeon maps that I know of.

  Hooper   talk    contribs    email   16:36, 28 April 2010 (UTC)[edit]

My personal favorite is Campaign Cartographer, now on it's 3rd edition. Takes a bit of learning, but it is great.

TK-Squared 12:05, 29 April 2010 (UTC)[edit]

Pixlr is a web application for drawing and editting. It has a similar vein to Photoshop Elements, although in a 'lite fashion'. If you have a tablet, it's similar to drawing. If you do want to download, though, Profantasy have very good software for sale, including Campaign Cartographer. I hear they're worth paying for in such a respect.

Wow, that Profantasy link was really good. I know I said no downloads, but it just looks so good it may be worth buying. Thanks for all your help guys.

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