Map of the Northlands of Aereth, the DCC Known Realms

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Map of the Northlands of Aereth, the DCC Known Realms

Post by James Mishler » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:39 pm

Back in early 2018 I started working on a campaign for the Known Realms of Aereth, the campaign setting for the original 3E Dungeon Crawl Classics line. Being me, of course, the first thing I had to do was set up a Hexographer map of the Northlands; nine maps, each hex 25 miles across, covering pretty much the entire Northlands except for the northernmost wastelands and Punjar (which really is part of the Lostlands, anyway).

As is normal with my life, other things got in the way of completion, and I moved on to other campaigns. However, the maps have still been sitting there, not complete but mostly complete, and now and again I've been thinking of them and what I can do with them.

Would anyone be interested in seeing these maps completed? Along with a Wilderlands-style run-down of major cities, towns, castles, citadels, ruins, islands, and lairs? Each of the nine maps would be sold separately with a gazetteer (under license from Goodman Games, of course).

I have a small, stitched-together version of the first draft of the nine maps on my blog (CLICK HERE). Each of the nine maps has since been worked over more, with more details and corrections between the stitching areas, so this is merely a rough draft.

Let me know what you think...
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Re: Map of the Northlands of Aereth, the DCC Known Realms

Post by Ravenheart87 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:40 am

If there is one thing DCC RPG needs is some grand scale sandbox campaign setting. So sure, why not.
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Re: Map of the Northlands of Aereth, the DCC Known Realms

Post by Yakov38M » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:23 am

So, if I get things right, you'll come up with most of the locations, you're not going to centralise and "publish" things mentioned in the original content of the game?

I know it's not the most "northern" thing ever, but if you manage to do at least one or two locations with things like these castles in Italy, it'd be awesome; South European medieval architecture doesn't get enough recognition, while everyone and their mother does Middle Ages English or Gothic style castles and architecture.

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Re: Map of the Northlands of Aereth, the DCC Known Realms

Post by Gizrond » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:31 am

I was just asking about something like this in another thread.

I think it would be awesome.

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