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Mapmaking tools for visual storytelling

Mapmaking for Fantasy Authors. Monday, December 16, 2013 A good map is, I’d venture to say, just as vital to you as it is to your characters; you need a map to know the size of the world they occupy, the length of their journey, its difficulty, and distance.

Mapmaking for Fantasy Authors

Furthermore, a good map serves as an important tool for your readers as well. It can give them perspective in a completely foreign world, offer subtle clues to the history and culture of your creation, and create mystery and the promise of adventure. But just as a good map can bring a novel to life, a bad map can highlight an author’s shortsightedness, reinforce weak conceptual links between the stages of a plot, and direct reader attention to lazy writing and worldbuilding.

Maps as Writing Tools. Alternate North America. Dyson's Dodecahedron. 3 Votes The Dyson MegaDelve is a dungeon map that I started in late 2014 and finished in early 2015.

Dyson's Dodecahedron

It started as a “small” megadungeon and gradually evolved into a 30-map monstrosity. Node Map (click to enlarge) That’s the full list of the maps involved and how they connect. Here’s the maps in question: Home - TimeMapper - Make Timelines and TimeMaps fast! - from the Open Knowledge Foundation Labs. Story Maps.