Here is another map commission I did recently: The southern continent of the world of Irth. It’s the setting for a private tabletop role-playing game and had only a few specifications. It was to be a continent on the southern hemisphere of a world, roughly similar in size to Australia, with a land-bridge to a polar continent.
I fired up Fractal Terrains 3, fiddled the settings and cycled through random worlds until I found something that roughly matched the requirements. I then went in and edited the world to add the land bridge and smooth out some wrinkles.
My customer was very happy with the initial layout and wanted to keep the whole world for future development. No problem with that and so I went ahead and took the desired continent out of FT3 into Campaign Cartographer 3+. I used the Mike Schley overland style to flesh it out somewhat, but the general brief was to only show the nation of Ryld and leave the rest relatively blank to be fleshed out by the owner. The ocean labels are basically just placeholders for future “real” names.
As a little extra I included the FT3 world in the map in the final version of the map to show the location of the continent in relation to the rest of the world.
this looks very nice. I bought FT3 and CC3+ some days ago. It’s hard to find some current good tutorials about this, so may i ask if you could do a short tutorial how you get from FT3 to CC3+? I don’t know how to export from FT3 that i can put an overland style like you did in CC3+
I’ll probably be doing a live mapping session on getting a world from FT3 in to CC3+ this week (Thursday) and the video will then go up in the ProFantasy YouTube channel:
If you want a more detailed look, last year’s contains an issue by Sue Daniel on the topic:
This would be fantastic! Looking forward to your video.
P.S. I already bought the 2019 Annual too 🙂