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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 we are bringing back the Adventures Around Jalovhec hexmap.
Sprawling over the area where the Greenbeck river joins the Vhec is the trading centre of Jalovhec. A “point of light” in an area of dark forests, wastelands, and inhospitable low mountain ranges, Jalovhec is walled and well defended against predation by the locals and assisted by its trading partners.
The whole area around the city is ripe for adventure – the forests are home to strange creatures and foul humanoids, the wastelands were once home to elder civilizations, and the mountains were mined in the last age by clans of dwarves.
This map was an experiment with how I draw hexmaps – the maps I drew for The Fantasy Trip involved a lot of nice crunchy hand-drawn hexes and I thought it would be fun to make the hexes a central part of the design of a regional hexmap instead of an overlay on the map when done. A lot of inspiration for this came from the incredible work of Karl Stjernberg (who goes by skullfungus on most social media) who’s loose and yet heavy style is wonderful to behold.
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 900 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”).
I loved this the first time around, too. 🙂
Dyson, as always a rather fab map offering – do you have an intended scale for this map? miles/hex etc… Thanks
Dyson Logos said:
Roughly 1 handwave per hex.
“But rivers don’t work that way! *whine*”
But seriously, this is beautiful and fantastic work. I’m intrigued by the overall shape of the region — were you thinking of a “jigsaw” puzzle of regions, or did it just come out of your pen that way?
And now I want “Dyson Logos – the Jigsaw Puzzle,” a 500-piece hexmap puzzle…
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