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Cheap poster map printing

October 3, 2011 by


This past week I decided to seek out other ways to print out poster maps besides just using up all my ink at home.  It turns out that printing some posters at the bog box stores wasn’t too expensive.  Check it out. I grabbed the map for the Neverwinter region that the artist Mike Schley […]

The Easiest Combat Map You’ll Never Make

July 15, 2011 by


Like a kid playing with Legos, I derive a childish glee from clearing off my coffee table and laying out dungeon tiles. I also have vinyl grids and wet-erase pens. When tiles can’t help me, carefully drawing vinyl maps is a close second in the glee department. I’m a busy DM though, I don’t always […]

The Home Encounters world map

November 6, 2010 by


Some of you may now that I’ve got this side project going called 4e Home Encounters, with Gamefiend from the At-Will Blog, Mark Meredith from the Dice Monkey Blog and Tim Hely working on the cartography (he’s producing the  battle maps, not this particular map). I wanted to show you the world map and make […]

Mapping For Me

April 20, 2010 by


I’ve decided to not complicate my life with the mapping of my world.  You see, ever since I started DM’ing I’ve wanted a kick ass map of my homebrew world, Elderyn.  The graphic on my old header was a map I created using Autorealm and a Photoshop plugin that created the elevation and relief on […]

NewbieDM Tutorial: The Battlemap Part III

November 17, 2009 by


Here is the last part of the battlemap tutorials for, written by professional cartographer Jonathan Roberts.  Click here for part 1, and here for part 2. At the end of the last tutorial we had a lovely map, though it’s a little bare. In this tutorial I’ll cover the little tweaks that will finish […]

NewbieDM Tutorial: The Battlemap Part II

November 11, 2009 by


Here is the 2nd Part of Jonathan Roberts’ battlemap series for readers.  Part 1 can be found here.  In the following weeks, he’ll be providing us with mapping tutorials for regional maps and world maps as well.  You can visit Jonathan’s site, Fantastic Maps, to find other great examples of his work. Designing and […]

NewbieDM Tutorial: The Battlemap, a guest post by Jonathan Roberts

November 9, 2009 by


With this website, I’ve tried to give new DM’s out there tools, resources, and tips to run a better D&D game with.  One of the things that I’ve never been able to offer before today, simply because I have no skills at it, is a robust mapping tutorial or series.  So I reached out to […]

On map making…

July 12, 2009 by


I’ve been thinking about maps, and more importantly, I’ve been thinking about how this blog is lacking a good article on map making.  Players love maps, dm’s love maps, everyone loves a good map.  I only have one problem, I have no skills when it comes to cartography.  Sure, I can place a couple of […]