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Every month we go through our back catalog of maps and the many amazing supporters of the blog over on Patreon vote on which two should be re-released under the free commercial use license. Today’s selection is one of the oldest settlement maps I’ve published (just over seven years ago). It was drawn with a black gel pen in a small notebook, so the quality isn’t quite at the level of my more recent work.

Considering how much I love urban adventures, I definitely don’t draw enough cities and towns. In an attempt to fix this problem, I present to you the City of Springhollow.

It has everything I want in a fantasy city – a wizard’s tower on a small hill; an old fortified inn from the early days of the city; a keep in the centre of town; farms; trees; and a walled and secured manor home or two.



The city itself is in civilized lands – the old curtain walls are long ignored, partially torn down, and built through. While it is still centred on a citadel / fortress on the hill, it is essentially an undefended / unwalled city that would be easy pickings should an army head this way… or perhaps a few too many beastmen get together and organized in the woods.


This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use under the “RELEASE THE KRAKEN” initiative thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 600 awesome patrons have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.

Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make this map free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $400 mark, we choose a map from the blog’s extensive back catalog to retroactively release under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under the commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”).