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Fantasy World Building Help
« on: April 04, 2014, 10:42:06 PM »
I've been working on a fantasy world for quite some time. I hope to turn it into a game. But I need a layout of the world. I'm looking for some sort of map generator. Are there any good ones that you guys can recommend?

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Re: Fantasy World Building Help
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 11:01:52 PM »
This one looks like it's got a lot of possibilities:  http://donjon.bin.sh/fantasy/world/

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Re: Fantasy World Building Help
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 08:07:43 AM »
You may also want to check out the Cartographer's Guild, which is pretty much the place to go for fantasy cartography. Some of the stuff may be a little too in-depth for your needs (although you can always enjoy the pretty pictures) but they also have an excellent supply of resources and tutorials.

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Re: Fantasy World Building Help
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 08:10:24 AM »
I know it might not be what you requested, but rarely use random maps since they don't really give me what I want.  I could design one for you if I get a few details.  You can see my style drawing maps here and here (they're basic, but I usually put more detail in the finished thing).  Just a suggestion in case random map generators aren't providing what you want!

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Re: Fantasy World Building Help
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 09:11:49 AM »
To be honest you might get more of what you want with photo shop depending on how big you want the map to be. I may or may not have taken a screen shot of china on google maps, erased Japan and moved around some of Malaysia to get the effect I wanted for my world.... >.>

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Re: Fantasy World Building Help
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 09:19:54 AM »
I used a program called Ortelius to do the map for this story:

https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=195338.0

It only runs on a Mac though and requires some learning to get started. It's very good at doing more modern looking maps, I haven't tried a medieval type map yet.

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Re: Fantasy World Building Help
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 11:35:30 AM »
Personally, I have been writing adventures for publications, so I purchased a copy of Campaign Cartographer 3. If you want a free one, and don't want as much detail, Hexographer is pretty decent for basic world design.

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Re: Fantasy World Building Help
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 03:41:55 PM »
That's a fair few possibilities! Thank you guys for the suggestions. ^^ I do appreciate the help. :-)