Found this in John Aegard’s “DragonSlaying on a Time Table” - a guide to running efficient Dungeon World one shots. It’s a great little article, but really this idea for an informal map is what stood out for me.
While particularly great to play to Dungeon World’s “Draw maps, leave blanks” principle - This should implement wonderfully into any fantasy RPG. Start with a village or town, and build out your tiles from there.
Would love a deck of cards or something with high quality art that could be built up into a map like this.