Cartography and mapping are very much in my mind at that moment. I recently discovered an epic new mapping app for my iPad and created a map that wasn’t terrible. I’m hooked on mapping, but I’m also a busy GM. Luckily, there are many sources of ready-to-go maps on the internet.
One such company creating maps for GMs and publishers alike is The Forge. Even better, the Forge have a Patreon campaign focused on making even more of the marvellous artwork and maps for which their company is justifiably famed. I signed up immediately, when they launched their campaign. In fact, for me as the publisher at Raging Swan Press, signing up was a total no-brainer.
I’m a huge fan of old-school style art and maps. At heart, I’m an old fart desperately clinging to the games of my youth and The Forge’s artwork has a fantastic feel to it. Behold this beautiful map:
How cool is that? As part of my pledge I got the map with and without a grid as well as the image at the top of the post. Depending on how much you pledge you can have it for personal or commercial use. That much original art would probably cost me in the region of $120. I got it for $5!
So if you need high quality line art for your campaign or upcoming project, check out the Forge on Patreon! Alternatively, to pick up some of their artwork and maps, check them out at RPGNow.
A Final, Shameless Plug
Patreon has transformed Raging Swan Press (and even had some unexpected but most welcome benefits). If you’d like to learn more about Raging Swan Press’s Patreon (and perhaps even sign up) I’d be delighted to welcome you into the Swan Horde!\
(And in case you were wondering, I get nothing for recommending the Forge on Patreon; I’m simply a huge fan of their work!)
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