This was created as a detailed regional map for the world of Rhune: Dawn of Twilight.
This map raised an interesting challenge. It had to clearly depict a region that was already shown on the world map. However it would be tricky to do this in the same style as it would require a totally different set of symbols detailing individual locations. For this map – it’s all about the details – like roads, broken railway lines (this isn’t your standard fantasy setting), and all the different towns, villages and cities. This was why we decided to go for a maps that looked more like a classic 18th or 19th century map and less like an illustration of a world. This way I could fit in all the detail and not have it lost in the colour and shading. It also provided a clear break from the world map style that would set the regional maps apart.
I really like the feel of this map and the ease with which the features can be read off. This one is 1/3 the resolution of the final – but that version can be downloaded free over on the website for the setting. Both maps are currently gracing the front page 🙂