Historical Map resource

Raphael

Mongoose
I found this site browsing for maps. (Big-time map enthusiast)
Most of the ones I've looked at are birds-eye view (or oblique view) instead of the more modern straight down view we're used to, but they're pretty cool.
Historical Cities
Good inspiration for Conan maps. Or handout to your players to help visualize the city.
 
Thank you, Raphael! I'm a big map fan myself, and these are very helpful.

I once used a map of the town I grew up in, inverted and flipped right to left, as a sprawling D&D city. Nobody even batted an eye, and I had to clue them all in before they saw it.

On a more strategic level, I used a north polar map (sans icecap) of Earth as the basis for my Chivalry & Sorcery campaign. Again, no one recognized what they were seeing until I drew their attention to it.

Of course, now they'll be looking at every map I do expecting me to "pull the cartographical wool over their eyes". :)
 

Raphael

Mongoose
I've always thought it would be cool to reverse the land and water of, say Asia, and use it as a campaign map.

Peace,
Raphael
 

Bregales

Mongoose
strategoi_nikolai said:
On a more strategic level, I used a north polar map (sans icecap) of Earth as the basis for my Chivalry & Sorcery campaign. Again, no one recognized what they were seeing until I drew their attention to it.
Holy Cow, you're the first person I've heard of who has played Chivalry & Sorcery! I had that game for 2 decades, and could never convince anyone to give it a try. You have my respect!
 

Bregales

Mongoose
Raphael said:
I found this site browsing for maps. (Big-time map enthusiast)
Most of the ones I've looked at are birds-eye view (or oblique view) instead of the more modern straight down view we're used to, but they're pretty cool.
Historical Cities
Good inspiration for Conan maps. Or handout to your players to help visualize the city.
I picked up this url based on the City Maps thread myself - see this post:
Mayhem said:
Pharoah Kromium said:
For a general map there are plenty of websites or historical atlases with ancient city plans or, alternatively, just find a city map of any long established European, Mayan, Asian or Middle Eastern city.

I use this site - some of the maps themselves are of such good quality that you want to write adventures around them!

http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/historic_cities.html
 
C&S: Rebirth (also known as 4th ed.) came out a few years back and is very good. I prefer it to D&D, though CONAN is rapidly overtaking it in my "personal likes".

Here's the bad part: the four games I like the most are all unrelated, systems-wise.

C&S, CONAN, 7th SEA, PENDRAGON

Yikes! :?
 

Bregales

Mongoose
strategoi_nikolai said:
C&S: Rebirth (also known as 4th ed.) came out a few years back and is very good. I prefer it to D&D, though CONAN is rapidly overtaking it in my "personal likes".

Here's the bad part: the four games I like the most are all unrelated, systems-wise.

C&S, CONAN, 7th SEA, PENDRAGON

Yikes! :?
3 of your 4 favorites are also favorites of mine! I love Pendragon, Conan of course and C&S - I had no idea a new edition had come out, I had the boxed set I got back in - um, I think 1983? Good to know.
 
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