Takin’ a break from the megamap to chart up the newfound waters of the latest DND campaign I’m running, the Rise of the Sun King. Those long-standing followers of mapday might say, “hey, this is seems a little familiar!” If so, you’re quite right! Rise of the Sun King is set a couple thousand years before the second map up there, which was part of a campaign I ran two years ago and made a whole lot of maps for it.
HEY INTERNET! I am no longer posting maps on my personal tumblr, I moved it all over to a NEW Tumblr (mapday.tumblr.com). However, I am probably going to reblog them all onto my personal blog! SO it looks like nothing is actually going to change, SORRY
Hello, fairest of fair cartogrofans! This past quarter I’ve been crazy busy learning animation & postin bout it over on my other tumblr… so maps have been few and far between. Apologies!
But, it is now christmas break, so I’m going to make a couple of Maps these next couple weeks and queue them up here. So, expect that!
Here is a map for a one-off dungeons and dragons game that I ran at the start of this quarter, in the land of Tyrathon. For these ones I usually have my players make up the place names, therefore giving us such great spots as the castle Graeskull, the Branch Forest, and the ancient elvish Akitaka tree, which translates to “The Tree Place”!
(As per usual every week I make a map on monday it goes here I call it mapday I’m doing a thing now where I add on to an existing map every week thats just the way it goes I’m calling it megamap and thats that)
Little bit of Mapday Trivia: The Man on Pinebury Rock is inspired by a chapter from War of the Worlds! I’ve been listening to it on audiobook while drawing for the past while and I just finished. Hehe, common cold, classic.
In a very special sunday edition of Mapday, we travel to the lands of Omashu to the Boiling Rock, from the Foggy Swamp to Republic City. It’s the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra!
This is compressed charcoal on paper and was my final project for a drawing class this past quarter. This class was pretty much the best?
Every Monday (and once in a while on other days too) I post a map I make of a place that doesn’t exist under the #Mapday tag. A new one will be up tomorrow!
Well, one more PokeMap for Mapday couldn’t hurt, I suppose. :D In honor of the new season of Game of Thrones, I just couldn’t resist.
Unfortunately if you want a fire starter, you need to start in the east, but a solid Direwolf out of Winterfell works just fine. Make sure to bring a ghost type if you head to take out Gym Leader Mormont on the Wall, though a fire type isn’t bad either - and having a solid fire type is GREAT at Harrenhal. Oh, and while you might think you’d want an electric type for the Iron Islands, you’d really be better served with a solid ground-based Pokemon - which could also serve you pretty well at the Eyrie vs the flying-types there.
I had the incredible fortune of getting to design and draw the map for my sister @thenorthwet’s production of the play “Prince of Pears”, recently written by my double cousin @jakeschiffler! It’s currently running this weekend at the University of Washington, and is seriously so rad.
Monday is a day for maps! So Mapday is a day for the shipwrecks and otter-penguins of the Southern Water Tribe of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
This week is a little different from others, as I’m trying out a new thing: Ink! Next week, I’m going to try coloring this map a handful of ways, digitally and traditionally. You, dear readers, are welcome to color it too! ‘Twill be pretty neat to see it in a handful of styles.
(Last week on Mapday: The RINGLANDS, a map for a pal’s DnD 3.5 campaign.)