Map 58 – Somewhere in the Sword Coast

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! The Sword Coast is immense. Whole adventures can unwind in the towns, settlements and forgotten ruins that populate even a small section of the coast. This area map shows a section of a coastal group of communities. If you’re playing in Forgotten Realms, it can be easily used as any section of the Sword Coast. If you’re not using Forgotten Realms as your current settings, there is a version of the map with no names. You can add your own and use this illustration in your home campaign. This classical fantasy map illustration shows the location of cities, towns, forts and one castle. There is also an access to an underground dwarven city, referred is Ironshale in the tagged map. Forts and Castles are positioned in such a way as to protect neighboring settlements. Should a city decide…

Map 57 – Road Blockade

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Today I want to share this outdoors map of a road blocked by bandits ! Actually, this map is part of a FREE adventure module by Jeff C. Stevens. You can find the adventure here: http://www.dmsguild.com/product/204411/Save-the-Wagons?filters=45469_0_0_0_0_0_0_0 Check it out, it’s free and has my cartography. But other than that, here are the two pics. With and without grid. If you don’t use the adventure. A suggestion to use this is to either have the party attacked by bandits while on the road. Or have the party coming from the opposite direction, and they can try to stop de bandits from robbing a caravan. You can find this map in High Resolution PDF in my patreon account. My mapping ventures are funded through Patreon, It is thanks to people who like my work that I am able to continue…

Map 56 – Swamp Town

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! WOAH ! What happened to maps 55 and 56 ?  Some maps are only released as Patreon exclusive content. If you like my maps and would like to have access to all my creations. Consider joining our boat, sponsoring me. You will get access to all the material in Hi-Def version. The stubborn. None will ever know why some people are stubborn enough to live in places where it would seem impossible for the majority of folks. That goes for settlements in remote islands, clinging from mountain tops, in the middle of deserts and people living inside swamps. Places that are simply inhospitable, but still, townsfolk cling to their traditions and make the best of efforts to survive. Most people living in this places were born there and that’s all they know, that is their reality and we all…

Map 53 – Freak Show Circus

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Little entertainment is ever had in old medieval settlements. Villagers and townsfolk are hardworking people. Often they are born, they grow up, make family and die in the same place. Roads are dangerous and only the guard, merchants and adventurers risk traversing them. A person has a job or profession which they perform all their lives. Towns and cities have festivals from time to time to appease the need for something out of the ordinary. People come to life and enjoy such celebrations with all their hearts because it may be the last one before a long winter or a dry summer. Fabled are the moving spectacles like a circus or an actors company, when they travel and visit towns and cities they attract lots of visitors. Lately, news have flown about the latest enjoyment ! Gild Lockhart’s…

Map 52 – Forsaken Ruins

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Often it is forgotten how old civilizations reigned and reached what today are just dreams. Townsfolk today don’t have the slightest idea where they are walking on. The land they plow for harvest, the valleys where they build cities and castles, all these places were once home to long forgotten peoples. Old civilizations that got to the pinnacle of advancement. Ancient elven kingdoms, dwarven dynasties, hobgoblin nomadic armies and even worse, the old giant and draconic kingdoms. There may be even older and stranger things in the eons past. Of all these forgotten cultures, next to nothing is left. Old defaced ruins, closed temples where no one has entered before, and buried settlements that will be left undiscovered until the end of time. This is what’s left of an old dwarven ruin. Floors and walls are built from…

Map 51 – Archmage’s Tower

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! This map was originally drawn as a supplement for my Out of The Abyss DM guide. It’s Sorcere, the drow mage’s Tower in Menzoberranzan. It’s one of the most important places in the city. This is where young apprentices come to learn and master the art of magic, under the tutelage of senior mages. Above everybody else is the Archmage; the highest most sought position in the city’s power scheme. It can be easily repurposed for different adventures or settings. In an of itself, this is a place of magic and spellcasting. It can be a magic school, a magician’s guild, a rich wizard’s residency. The party might be tasked with infiltrating the tower to destroy the arcane focus gem in the third floor. Or it could be the opposite, the party is tasked with protecting the tower…

Map 50 – Denner Town

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Denner Town is a small town whose main activity is farming. The land is protected by Lord Andetag, he is a fair Lord and does his best to improve the town’s performance. In case of emergencies, the townsfolk run to be sheltered in the manor house. The manor house is not fortified enough to withstand a full siege, but it can certainly defend the town from bands of orcs, bandits or similar threats. Denner Town (farming town) Estimated population: 280 people (90% human, 5% halfling, 5% mixed) Government: County, part of a kingdom. Qualities: Prosperous, strategic location, superstitious. Notable NPC’s Lord Jack Andetag (human).- Lord of the manor house and owner of most land. Dimmer Baratell (dwarf).- Owner of Baratell’s Brewery, always down for a story. Arianna d’Miren (human).- Counselor of Lord Andetag, secretly wishes his demise. Ernest…

Map 49 – City Blocks

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! City section This is just a couple of blocks, part of a small city. This illustration objective is to be used in any situation. Any time you, the DM, need a streets encounter or any kind of urban environment encounter, a map like this one is very useful. This resource includes two versions of the map, the first one with a 5 ft. grid, and the second one with no grid at all. (For Patreon Subscribers) The buildings in the illustration can be named and given a function according to your needs or campaign. Here is a list of ready to use NPC’s to populate this part of the city.  Notable NPC’s Tarneck (Dwarf).- Local Smith of the neighborhood, he specializes in horse shoes and horse armor. Darialli Turfad (human).- Innkeeper of the Rotten Flagon, a very popular…

Map 48 – Bridge Hamlet

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Bridge Hamlet (thorp) Estimated population: 18 people (100% human) Government: Innkeeper is the elected voicespeaker. Qualities: Isolated, strategic location, superstitious.   This very small hamlet surrounds a bridge on the McToren River. Since the bridge has good transit, an Inn was built here and the population has been growing slowly. The settlement doesn’t even have a name, they usually only go by “McToren Bridge”.  Notable NPC’s  Guzmo.- Innkeeper and elected voicespeaker. Darren and Yorchest.- Guards of the kingdom. They were sent here to guard the bridge and represent the crown’s protection, they live in the Inn. One of them is in love with Diana, the innkeeper’s daughter . Demain (aka Arrow).- He is a hunter, and a very good at that. No one in the surrounding areas is a better shot. Nana Mary.- This woman is very old,…

Map 47 – Raven Town

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Raven Town (small city) Estimated population: 750 people (80% human, 10% dwarves, 10% mixed) Government: County, part of a kingdom. Qualities: Prosperous, strategic location, superstitious. Notable NPC’s Daven Arivelli (human).- Count of Raven Town. Sir Tarngard Lo (dwarf).- Commander of the city’s garrison. Lady Adara Mirnyus (human).- Influential noble with ideas of power, opposed to the count. Old Black Beard (dwarf).- Innkeeper at The Forgotten Barn. Mirra Luzu (Halfling).- Spy for the thieves guild in Raven Town. Notable Locations (tagged in the map) Fort Arivelli The Forgotten Barn (Inn) The Rum Well (Tavern) The Golden Road (Merchant’s Guild) The old docks market Little Hill (farming hamlet) Smith’s shop (always watched by the thieves guild) Snake Oil (Tavern) You can find this map in High Resolution PDF in my patreon account. There are three versions, with and without tag names. My…