Map Making is the process of creating a map of an area, be it tactical or larger scale. It encompasses everything from creating a world map to the map of a dungeon corridor.

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What tools are available to create custom dungeon maps?

I want to create my own maps for my campaign, but I'm not good at drawing. Are there any tools that could help me? As I'm not good at drawing pictures myself, I'm looking for a tool that allows you ...
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What's the best software for mapmaking? [closed]

I would like to know if Paint.NET and Paint Shop Pro are the best tools for creating fantasy cartography. Does better software exist? If so, what is the software, and what specific features make it ...
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Any tips for drawing dungeon maps using Inkscape or similar software? [closed]

As stated. I tried a few specialized mapping tools, but I feel like I'll be happiest just using Inkscape (an open source vector drawing tool). I'm still working on getting an efficient system down ...
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What collaborative mapping software would meet my needs?

Background I am the head of plot for a boffer LARP that runs monthly. A given game has anywhere from 10 to 50 players. We have around 5 people that run plot. I need the entire plot team to be able to ...
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How do I balance detailed encounter maps with not wanting to give away my dungeon layout?

I'm in the process of designing a Megadungeon, and it seems like people run large dungeons like this using the theater of the mind to avoid giving the layout away and allow players to explore, get ...
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Where can I find cartography icons for game maps?

I am looking for icons to represent cities, villages and other places, something like the ones that come with AutoREALM, but which can be used in my mapping tool of choice (GIMP in this case). Is ...
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How large should the Large Sheet of Paper be?

I always get one that's too big. We play with 3-5 people and don't want to spend more than two and a half hours straight drawing landscape at the absolute longest. What size paper would be best?