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Triboar Region Maps

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Update: This is now 3 pdfs, 2 in original colour and black and white, and 1 with a parchment texture backing.

This was my first attempt at making a hand-drawn "realistic" map characters might see in the Forgotten Realms. It's of the Triboar area, predominantly focusing on the area around the Starmetal Hills. It will hopefully be of use to DMs playing in the area, including DMs expanding from Lost Mine of Phandelver or Princes of the Apocalypse, both of which are set nearby. It will also be of use to those running Storm King's Thunder, as Triboar finds itself a focal point of that adventure.

Close attention has been paid to remaining true to the source material. The map is based on Mike Schley's map from the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and I've created it using techniques from Jared Blando's "How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps". I'm not a professional map maker or artist, so keep that in mind before forking out the cash. Distances are as accurate as I could make them, taking in mind that the source materials are inconsistent. 

Four maps of the area are included (and are of exactly the same area), in both colour and black and white versions:

  • A player map of the area
  • A DM map of the area, showing additional locations and which Forgotten Realms product to look in for information about them
  • A player map of the area including tracks to and from the non-canon settlement of Twilight Tor (based on the Neverwinter video game and the Demihuman Deities source book)
  • A pre-"parchmenterized" version of the map, which is the hand-drawn version before a border was added and it was soaked in tea to look like parchment.

The scan quality has been improved since the initial upload: check out the Full-Size Preview for an idea. As an additional disclaimer, a lower resolution version of the player map is available for free via Deviant Art.

For those interested, I also have a map of the Waterdeep region, a close-up of the Ardeep Forest, and of a section of Cormyr available here on the DM's Guild.

Waterdeep Region Maps
Ardeep Forest Maps & Guide
Cormyr West-Central Region Maps 

Hope this helps someone with their campaign!

 
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Grant A August 07, 2016 5:43 am UTC
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Very nice work. Like the map style and what you've done for the reference lookups. If it's possible, I would suggest looking at a layered .PDF where the reference texts and hex grid can be on their own separate layers (maybe the map trails as well) for print/view.
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JEREMY G July 20, 2016 9:07 pm UTC
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I liked what I saw in the preview.

KanzenAU, do you do map work for hire? If yes, are you interested in working on a long term project?
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Ross C July 21, 2016 6:22 am UTC
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Hi Jeremy, thanks for the good feedback! I don't generally do map work for hire - simply because this is the first one I've ever made! This is just something I've done in what time I have spare, and I'm not sure if I'd have enough time for any long term projects. However, that said, if you want to send me the details of any project you're looking for artists on, you can send me a private message via my account on Deviant Art or the forum at Candlekeep.com (or here if that's possible), and I'll happily let you know.
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J. Michael L July 20, 2016 7:26 pm UTC
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There needs to be B&W versions of these maps. So if I print them out it saves on ink. But other than that I like the maps.
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Ross C July 22, 2016 7:43 am UTC
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Uploaded with black and white versions!
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J. Michael L July 24, 2016 7:09 am UTC
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Awesome, thank you.
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