Unfortunately, G+ is gone, and while I knew a few artists to begin with, I barely know any map makers.
So I will be relying on you, the readers of this blog to help me out.
So, if you are a map maker, or know of one that you would want included in this, then drop a comment below and I will update the post with each new map-maker.
In the comment I need;
- A Name (or whatever online handle they use).
- Any websites where they show examples of their work. (The link itself, not the name.)
- An example I can put up on the blog. This can be a map or a fragment of the map. (Because of the way blogs are formatted, rectangular images the shapes of books show up better and can be shown at a bigger size.) NOT INSTAGRAM I CAN'T DOWNLOAD FROM THERE.
I can go through their stuff and grab an image but its a LOT easier in a lot of ways if there is a handy image somewhere I can just use directly without the dicking about with formats, downloading, deciding which is the most representative, deciding whether to cut it down to shape or not etc etc.
- Contact details (IF they want them on this post).
- A brief, VERY brief description of who they are, what they do and why people might be interested in them.
- I would prefer it if the people shown were vaguely somewhat close to the OSR in a general sense, or at least, not this random person who's maps you happened to see at some point online.
- And if they've worked on stuff that's available then links to that would be great.
I will check the comments on Reddit and Facebook when I can, and update when I can, but comments here are much more likely to be seen, will be seen more quickly and are less likely to get lost or forgotten.
Abigail (Alien Sunset)
I'm Abigail, aka @Alien_Sunset on Twitter (and pretty near everywhere else)
I make dungeon maps and pen & ink illustrations.
You can find my maps at https://www.patreon.com/alien_sunset
people can feel free to contact me through Patreon or twitter
a map example can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Btvs20zFwaH
I started playing RPGs with 2e back in '99 and have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I recently became fascinated my the old school/OSR movement and really enjoy making maps and imagining what may be lurking in them. I currently run a LotFP west marches/mega dungeon/open table game on Discord. And am working along side a ton of other super talented OSR folx on a Zini for the Beneath the Canals Kickstarter that just finished (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaeltlombardi/beneath-the-canals)
My name is Grant, most of my stuff is on my instagram. I'm a graphic designer/DJ who's loved rpgs since he was a kid.
this is a hand drawn map in biro - https://www.instagram.com/p/BtuEqQYgC15/
Map created in hexographer then modified in photoshop for my current campaign - https://www.instagram.com/p/BnSHGd9AxiY/
Continent scale map of my current campaign world, made in illustrator and photoshop - https://www.instagram.com/p/BpNhAcHAd9y/
Detail of campaign world - https://www.instagram.com/p/BeMiVv3Ff9p/
Example of biro pen drawing - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpi48jaAMwD/
Example 2 - https://www.instagram.com/p/BrWJG9FgTIr/
Plus I have a heap of maps aping the style of first edition AD&D modules...
Most of my maps are black and white line art and on my website at;
One made it into a kickstarted module, but mostly they are just for fun, to scratch the map making itch.
I'll have to start posting there again since G+ is going away.
Chainmail from '73, D&D from '75.
I'm on gmail as ed.allen1 Twitter @edallen MeWe: mewe.com/i/edallen3
A bunch of my maps are also accessible via my "drop a room number on the map and see it get populated" old school dungeon generator at http://meta-studios.com/dg/dunmap.html
-My website is blueswordgames.com
-I have a map gallery here where you can see everything I make: https://www.blueswordgames.com/map-gallery
-You can contact me on my twitter @caeora or on discord and my username is Caeora.
"-I have a background in game design but I've been working full time as a mapmaker for over a year now, I also make a bunch of useful things for all kinds of tabletop roleplaying games from tokens to assets and I even have a few articles on mapmaking on my website as well.
"Toronto writer/illustrator publishes free 2pg adventures, with CC-BY-NC isometric/perspective dungeon maps."
Hello! My name is Karl, but I go by skullfungus mostly.
The easiest way to reach me is to just dm/tweet me.
I think this map is pretty representative of my overland style.
I've worked on a bunch of different projects, some personal and some for other people. Here are a few projects that I am especially proud to have been a part of:
A twitter hexmap. What Ho, Frog Demons. Operation Unfathomable. The Black Hack, 2nd Edition.
Jungle Tomb of the Mummy Bride.
"- a third-party list of my RPG maps with links to art is here.
"- my best contact email is myfirstname @ mockman dot com"
"Some quick info: I'm an illustrator, storyboarder, and game designer (Mangaka, Cartooner and the upcoming Dreamland) with a background in comics. I've been playing TRPGs since I was 8 years old and I've gradually had the good fortune to get to work more in this space."
I'm Rodger Thorm
Contact: rodger (at) antherwyck dotcom
I do a variety of mapping styles ranging from Dysonesque dungeons to hard-line graphic science-fiction. I'm interested in experimental forms, isometrics, cross-sections, and other odd, non-traditional map-making.
A range of other samples is on the portfolio page. Most recent published works are a couple architectural drawings for "Mother's Love" adventure for Cthulhu Hack.
I've also organised the Exquisite Corpse series of collaborative dungeons, and you could glean another dozen names from there with other map makers.
My Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/paths.peculiar/
My website: https://www.wistedt.net/