Greyhawk

Everything that relates to the Greyhawk campaign world

Flanaess Map 2015 revision 1!

final mapIt took abit longer than promised but here it is, the 2015 Flanaess map update!
More than 50 things have been corrected or added (nothing removed) in this revision. The Places of Mystery in “From the Ashes” as now included as well as some ancient Suel ruins, a ruined Humaniod city in the Lortmils from the before the Hateful Wars.

There are still things I want to go over that didn’t make it into this update. The Pomarj got a couple of typos corrected but I have found some more information about the various humanoid tribes that I didn’t had when I mapped the area back around 2005-2006. So that is up for the next revision that will probably happen in next spring. So if you spot typos, things that are wrong or missing, please don’t hesitate to tell me using the contact form, or via Facebook.

The most time consuming part of an map update is to generate and upload the various PDF’s and JPG’s. The map now comes in a number of formats: full PDF, 6 part PDF and JPG, Online, 3000px squares and the Atlas pages. So far everything is updated except the 3000px squares and the Atlas pages. For those of you who access my map repository, you will find updated files including the updates sourcefiles. I’m sorry for not updating the Altas and 3000pf squares. The atlas pages takes an hour or so per page to create, so its on pause for the moment.

The 3000px squares will be redone soon, and will have an upgrade to 3500px and a few other tweaks that I have found out in my tests. This will make them more useful and bring the number to 72 which will improve use and make it possible for me to export them in go go. The export will still take hours but can be set to run overnight.

I’ve also restructured my master Illustrator map document to make future revisions easier. My goal is to come back to Greyhawk at least once a year for updates to this map, and other Greyhawk work.

Special thanks to Paul Newland and Steven Eugene Tice for having sharp eyes to spot some of my numerous typos, and going through various Greyhawk material to spot things I have missed.

On my agenda at the moment are one big commercial project that I’m sure will interest a lot of you. It will involve work at a level not seen yet so stay in touch for future announcements! Two smaller possible commercial projects are also in the pipeline this fall, from two publishers that I haven’t worked with before.

My custom map service is going to use the same technique as the commercial project under way, the target for a launch are the Christmas season this year. Hopefully Lonewolf Development will have the Realm Works content market up and running by then so it can be used to by my maps as well. I will create a couple of sample maps that can be downloaded here that you can examine in detail and study before committing to commissioning your own.

Thanks again for all your help and support!

Spread & Notation maps

Spread 1000px light grey

Here comes a set of handy Flanaess maps you can use to keep track of things like the spread of Evils sects, party exploration, where Orcs live, or to keep track of that undead infestation. The come in three different sizes: 300, 1000 and 5000 pixels, and three different colors, Light Grey, Dark Grey and Blue

Print and scribble notes on the, slap a layer on top in your image editor to paint a spread. Or use the Fog of World function in Realm Works to easily keep track of something that has a geographic dimension.
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You find the the Spread & Notes maps here.

How I use the Flanaess map in Realm Works

The 3000px square maps are now all available here!
Time to show how I use them in Realm Works. There are many different ways to do things in Realm Works. This example is based on my early test model using slightly bigger maps, but after reading the RW manual I decided to make the final version 3000px to keep things flowing. I used the square overview map to place pins leading to the squares.
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Created a new Topic Category so I could easily sort and find the maps. I’m using two versions of each area one with all the details and text as a GM reference.

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And another with just symbols to use during games. The game map can host map pins leading to all the things the players find during the game.

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This works for me as a way to keep the overview and still keep things within the capabilities of Realm Works. I use my Online Map as a compliment for the really large picture.

3000px with Symbols and hexes added!

The next installment in the 3000px squares map are available, the terrain with Symbols and Hexes. Only two left and they will be done this weekend!
You can find them here.

3000px with Symbols added!

You can get them here: Flanaess 3000 pixel Squares

3000 px hexed added!

Squares w numbers-01

The terrain with hexes version of the 3000px squares map are ready for download. You can get it here.

 

 

Flanaess in 3000 pixel squares…

Squares w numbers-01

Just finished my latest project, so today I used the day for some Flaness work I had on my agenda – bite sized squares for use with Realm Works. Each square is 3000 pixels across and will come in several varieties, first out is terrain only.  This set will be followed by squares with hexes, symbols and text. This so you can have unmarked ones for player maps and other with everything. Legend and credits and heraldry are removed to show as much of the map as possible. They are made using my raw high resolution and then compressed into JPG’s for best results. Each square are around 1MB in size, so they should fit into your RW campaign.

You can grab them here in zip format or from my GHSYNC Bittorrent Share. The next set will be ready in a few days.

 

 

Heraldry

Heraldry export titleTime to tick of another of the items on my bucket list, heraldry!

Here is a zip file with 237 shields in PNG format with a transparent background  800 pixels across.
The quality varies a lot. Some are old and created long before I had much skills, and where only intended to be used small scale on the map. A few are small works of art in themselves being my own designs either based on text, fan ideas or just personal inspiration.  Use the ones you like and discard the rest!

The file is 10.3MB is size.

Realm Bundles

symbols text

The Flanaess in 99 parts for you campaign management needs!
Those of you who have made use of my Bitttorrent Sync share already have them, but thanks to Dropbox here is an easier way to get them.

http://ghmaps.net/greyhawk-maps/realm-by-realm-bundles/

Flanaess in 24×36!

24x36 print layout numbered

Time for some Greyhawk map upkeep. First out is my Flaness map in 24 x 36 pdf’s. This is the map only, I had to remove some extras in order to squeeze it into 12 24×36 parts. Hex layer is hidden but available using the layers panel, in case you want to view or print a hex map.

Yopu can find the PDF’s here: http://ghmaps.net/greyhawk-maps/flanaess-24×36-inch/