I love maps. If I had a lot of free time, I would invest in some good image editing software and play with creating some fantasy maps. Because I enjoy maps, I feel like Lost Worlds, as a campaign setting with it’s own set of unique races, deserves to have a beautiful map – something I could hang on the wall if I wanted.
Part of me wants all of this Lost Worlds stuff to be a labor of love completely created by our play group, but another part of me wants it to be really well done. I’ve found that my tolerance for things that aren’t well-built and/or well-designed has decreased with time.
So, the dilemma is whether I spend some money and commission things like artwork or maps for Lost Worlds. Here’s an example:
With the limited amount of free time I’ve had in the past, I’ve played with creating some maps and done a decent job of it, but I certainly don’t have the skill and talent to pull something off like Max has done with this map.
I’ve played with working on maps before, and given a couple of weekends, I was once able to produce a workable map or two, like these:
The Carcadian Empire
Anyway, just thinking about maps. By the way, the Cartographer’s Guild is a great place to see some incredible mapmakers.