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A Campaign Map for the North!

This large, campaign-scale, hand-drawn map is designed to give players the feel that they're using a real map of Faerun's North. It was drawn in ink to give it the feel of the same sort of map characters in the world would see. It not only includes the locations in Storm King's Thunder, but also over 100 more locations drawn from the long history of Forgotten Realms canon.

Printing Recommendations:
The map was drawn at A2 size, and is recommended for printing at A3/Ledger size at a minimum, and ideally A2 or A1. This size of a map is great for sitting around at the tabletop! It would also be easy to cut out sections of the map for smaller prints.

The map also comes in 3 different "editions":
A version with all known locations in the North (over a 100 extra than are in SKT!)
A version showing only the locations in Storm King's Thunder
A version with all locations, set in the 1370s (over a hundred years in the past).

All 3 versions are available in the following forms (PDF version):
Both in black and white and with a colour canvas backing texture
Both with and without a 24 mile hex for day by day travel
Both in player's versions (towns only) & DM versions
The 1370s map and the "all locations" current era map also come with DM versions with all Underdark locations included.

All these maps are also now available to download separately as single .jpg images.

Inspiration:
The map is based on Mike Schley's excellent map published in the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and later used again in Storm King's Thunder - but it also draws from a wide variety of maps and source from the Forgotten Realms's vast history. The art was done with the assistance of Jared Blando's "How to Draw Fantasy & RPG maps".

Bonus Preview Product Included:
Included is a preview of the upcoming product "Terrlen's Cyclopaedia of the North", which is set to contain brief descriptions of ALL locations, ruins, and geographical sites on the map - of which there are over 250. This product is still in development and is set for release sometime in 2017, but included is a preview, containing all entries on the map that start with A or B. This Cyclopaedia is fully referenced, allowing readers to know which source the information comes from.

 
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Jake H May 12, 2018 5:00 am UTC
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Any word on the Cyclopaedia of the North?
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Ross C May 14, 2018 2:05 am UTC
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Delayed indefinitely unfortunately. New job and other life stuff has come to dominate my time, unlikely to make room for the Cyclopaedia in the near future. Sorry!
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Luke R February 09, 2018 8:02 pm UTC
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These are stunning. I just bought them and will leave a proper review once I use them in-game. Are you ok with me trying to get it printed on cloth for a period feel? Obviously just for use at my table.
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Ross C February 09, 2018 8:16 pm UTC
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Absolutely! Would love to hear how it turns out.
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Sarah B January 04, 2018 11:10 pm UTC
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I absolutely adore the look and feel of these maps, they're gorgeous. Just for my own curiosity, do you happen to know roughly how many miles a single hex is supposed to represent?

I'm used to using a 6 mile hex scale, which lets me easily judge how far a party can get in a day (3 hexes/18 miles for slow pace, 4 hexes/24 miles at normal pace, 5 hexes/30 miles at a fast pace). Since I feel that travel time can really make or break a campaign like Storm King's Thunder, I want to be sure I know roughly how long it should take them to cross a hex.
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Ross C January 05, 2018 1:55 am UTC
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Thanks for the praise!
1 hex = 24 miles (1 hex/day at normal pace), you can find that scale near the bottom-left of the maps.
For better or worse, the map is too large a scale for a 6-mile hex, making calculating slow and fast paces a bit more complicated. If you want to use the hex-map, it's easiest in 4 day chunks.
Fast pace 5 hexes/4 days
Normal pace 4 hexes/4 days
Slow pace 3 hexes/4 days.
But it might just be easier to use the scale and a ruler.
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Joshua F December 02, 2017 2:43 am UTC
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I got this map (a non-hexed, player version with only the major locations marked) printed out on a big, cool color poster thing for my group! The love it! It looks and feels exactly like... well, the only way I can describe it is that it gives you a huge urge to put it on a table, place your hands down, and lean over it, plotting your campaign and/or adventure!
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Joshua F July 21, 2017 4:41 am UTC
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Dude. I super love your map, but they're hurting my anxiety. There's just so many and no way that I can know for sure which is best for my uses. Can you suggest one or maybe 2? The campaign we're playing doesn't involve the underdark at all. Also, I like the hexes. But I also want a pretty one to show my players.
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Ross C July 24, 2017 5:22 am UTC
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I would recommend "Main Colour 1 - Player Unhexed" as the map for your players, and "Main Colour 4 - DM hexed" as the map for your good self. Hope that helps.
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Joshua F July 25, 2017 4:43 am UTC
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Thank you very much that's exactly what I wanted. Budapest.
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Hojou F June 26, 2017 4:04 pm UTC
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Is there a license for using these maps in a DMG product I'm working on?
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Ross C June 27, 2017 2:35 pm UTC
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Under DM's Guild rules you're free to use it in your own products as you like - that's my understanding anyway. Chuck a reference to the product and all is well!
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Hojou F June 27, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
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Thanks!
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Scott A June 17, 2017 1:43 am UTC
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I want to have one of the maps printed in 16x20 format and laminated. Is the pdf or img file better to use for a map this large?
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Ross C June 23, 2017 6:21 am UTC
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I've personally found that the pdfs print better, but your mileage may vary - probably better to consult with your printing outlet!
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Ross C January 29, 2017 8:04 am UTC
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To all that were having trouble downloading the maps, this product now has all maps available for download either as larger pdfs or single .jpg images!
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Joshua T January 25, 2017 9:08 pm UTC
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This is pretty amazing.

Along with crediting you for the maps (of course) would you like/dislike/enjoy "Terrlen" mentioned in some flavor text as the cartographer?
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Ross C January 25, 2017 10:46 pm UTC
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Thanks for the feedback, glad you like it!

It would greatly amuse me to see Terrlen credited for the work. Terrlen is my Volo, though I haven't had the chance yet to write anything from his perspective. So yes, I would enjoy that very much.
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January 08, 2017 10:52 pm UTC
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2 maps showing as corrupted/unable to open. 553550-1491 black and white, 553550-SKT black and white
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Ross C January 17, 2017 1:34 am UTC
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I am now in the process of uploading the maps as single .jpg images rather than PDFs of multiple maps, to assist those having trouble downloading them. As the file size of these is much smaller, they should hopefully download far more easily.

If anyone is still having trouble:
These files are quite large, so to make sure you can download them properly, try downloading one image at a time rather than a lot at once. I'm told that this helps.
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Ben F January 07, 2017 2:11 am UTC
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I can only get 2 of the maps to work. They don't want to download via the DMs Guild downloader, so I downloaded them individually. All but 2 of them wouldn't open and said it was either corrupted or not really a PDF. The only two that worked were the black and white versions of the SKT and 1374 maps.
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Ross C January 07, 2017 3:50 am UTC
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I'm afraid this sounds like it may be a problem DM's Guild intermittently has with large files. I and other people have now been able to download all six of the maps, so you may just need to try again. I recommend only trying to download one of the files at once, as this seems to be where people are having trouble.

That said, this seems to be a recurring problem, so I will soon reupload the files in smaller packages to make downloading easier.
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Ross C January 03, 2017 2:28 am UTC
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The three maps which were not downloading properly have been reuploaded, and should be working.
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January 02, 2017 9:35 pm UTC
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Three of the files appear to be corrupted: The two SKT maps and the 1374 colour map
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Ross C January 03, 2017 1:33 am UTC
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I'm on it. Reuploading them now.
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Ross C January 03, 2017 2:28 am UTC
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These have all been reuploaded and should be working!
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Ross C December 28, 2016 2:54 pm UTC
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All the maps have now been reuploaded! I've checked the download of them myself, and they are working fine.
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David E December 27, 2016 8:21 pm UTC
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Is there a problem with the download of these maps? Trellen's Cyclopedia downloads fine, but every one of the maps downloaded as corrupt/damaged beyond repair. Is it just a file size restriction on DMsGuild?
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Ross C December 28, 2016 1:44 am UTC
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It appears that the maps may have become damaged during the upload process. I will reupload them one by one tonight Australian Eastern Standard Time. I'm surprised this has happened, DM's Guild didn't give me any notice the upload had failed! Apologies, and I'll get it fixed as soon as I get back to my computer.
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Ross C December 28, 2016 2:19 am UTC
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Is anyone else experiencing this problem, or been able to download the maps?
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Devan S December 28, 2016 3:47 am UTC
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I had this issue with the 1st download, but trying again now they are fine.

However, not all the files appear to be there? I am looking for the hex maps.
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Devan S December 28, 2016 3:47 am UTC
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This is the file list:

(Alternative 1 - SKT Black and White)
(Alternative 2 - Retro 1374 Black and White)
(Full Map All Locations - Black and White)
(Alternative 1 - SKT Colour)
(Alternative 2 - Retro 1374 Colour)
(Full Map All Locations - Colour)
(Preview_-_Terrlens_Cyclopaedia_of_the_North.pdf)
(Notes_and_Changelog.txt)
(1491_Colour.pdf)
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Ross C December 28, 2016 4:24 am UTC
CREATOR
Each pdf should have 4-6 pages, each with an alternate version of the map. Odd pages are unhexed, even are hexed. The first two are designed for players, later maps for DMs.
So, there should be hexed maps within every pdf.
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