Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Introducing Blackmarsh

When I did my review of First Fantasy Campaign, I intended on finding an old Dutch Map and drawing it up as a fantasy map as the final post. But alas I couldn't quite figure out which old dutch map to use or how it looked anything like Blackmoor.

Review Part 1
Review Part 2
Review Part 3
Review Part 4

But now thanks to James Mishler of Adventures in Gaming, I get how it was used. The map James shows is a bit too low res. So after some searching I find this map.

After clipping and flipping I got my proto blackmoor area. Following James' ideas leads to the following map.

Clicking on this will take you to a high res version that you can download and alter to your heart's content. I intend to make a fleshed out version the my next Fight On! submission.


Norman J. Harman Jr. said...


What do you use to draw maps? I've read your posts on how you draw them. But, what actual software are you using? (sorry if you explained that somewhere and I'm missing it)

Timeshadows said...

An excellent dovetail to James' post, Rob.
--Thank you.

I agree with Norman (waves hello): Will you share your software choices and their application in the process?

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Anonymous said...

That's very cool! I love to watch your cartography in action. Could you post a link to your review of the FFC, though? My Google-fu is failing to turn it up.

- Tavis

Havard: said...

Great map! I like the idea of going back to Dave's original inspiration and creating a map based on that!

I could be interesting to have Blackmarsh as a sort of Alternate Dimension Blackmoor...

Gothridge Manor said...

Nice Rob. As always, Great Map!

Stephen Wendell said...

James Mishler reposted his original article on the Original Blackmoor Maps:

Stephen Wendell said...

Hi Rob,

I used James Mishler’s method on the same Dutch map with the earlier Blackmoor map (surfaced around 2016, I think). The finger-shaped tidal flat lines up.

The Blackmoor Finger