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Ardeep Forest Maps & Guide

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This product is a compilation of a map of the Ardeep Forest, hexed and non-hexed, at a 1 mile scale, as well as a short guide to the region. Ardeep Forest is located near Waterdeep in the Forgotten Realms, and is near Nightstone, a small village featured in Storm King's Thunder!

I hand-drew the map. It's suitable for anyone campaigning in the Waterdeep region, and may be especially helpful to anyone running the Tyranny of Dragons, Elemental Evil, or Storm King's Thunder adventure paths. The map is designed to be the sort of map characters might actually see in the world.

The guide to Ardeep Forest is brief at 8 pages long, and draws very heavily from other published products, and is intended to inspire the reader to go and seek out those products to learn more.

The map is based on Mike Schley's excellent map in the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide (available for purchase on his website), as well as various other maps of the Forgotten Realms. I'm not a professional artist, and I used techniques from Jared Blando's "How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps" to create the map, which I highly recommend. I also received some advise on locations from Markustay of the Candlekeep forum site.

There are 3 pdfs included: one includes 6 versions of the same map, the second pdf includes the same maps with 1 mile-hexes, and the other pdf is the guide to Ardeep Forest.

The maps in the map pdf area as follows:

  • a colour map of the region, with all locations
  • a colour map of the region, with a few locations a mapmaker might know
  • a colour map of the region, with no locations shown
  • black and white versions of all the above.
All maps are of exactly the same region. Close attention has been paid to remaining true to the source material, and distances are as accurate as I could make them taking into account inconsistencies between different canon maps. 

For those interested, I also have Triboar, Waterdeep, and Cormyr region maps also available on DM's Guild, available as "Pay What You Want".
Waterdeep Region Maps
Triboar Region Maps
Cormyr West-Central Region Maps

Hope people find this helpful to their campaigns!

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Eric C M August 22, 2018 12:03 am UTC
These are fantastic. Anyone adventuring in the Ardeep Forest needs these maps. These will be suggested in the Eastwall Adventuring Company's appendix.
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