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Regardless of your photo-editing software of choice, here are some links that you can use for map creation.
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Regardless of your photo-editing software of choice, here are some links to resources useful for map creation.
  
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== Online Mapmaking Tools ==
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Here are some online map making tools that you can use to make maps for Roll20. <br />
  
== Textures ==
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* [http://davesmapper.com/ Dave's Mapper] - fantasy and sci-fi map creator
http://www.texturemate.com/category/image-galleries/asphalt
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* [http://donjon.bin.sh Donjon] - both Dungeon map and general stuff generator (encounters, towns, calendars, NPC, traps, treasures...)
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* [https://dungen.app/dungen/ DunGen] - free and high resolution Dungeon Generator, creates maps at 70px per tile and under 5mb to import directly into Roll20. Can now automatically generate Dynamic Lighting!
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* [https://www.dungeonfog.com  DungeonFog]- Vector-based online mapmaker (free & premium) shareable maps & export for Roll20
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* [http://pyromancers.com/dungeon-painter-online/ Dungeon Painter Online] -by Pyromancer
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* [http://rhysmakesthings.com/gm_friend GM Friend ] - Hex Map Making Tool with subhexes and random generation
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* [http://hextml.playest.net/ HexTML] - hex map maker with submaps
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* [https://watabou.itch.io/medieval-fantasy-city-generator itch.io Medieval Fantasy City Generator] dynamic city map generator
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* [https://www.mipui.net/app Mipui] - simple and fast grid-based mapper
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* [http://deepnight.net/tools/tabletop-rpg-map-editor/ RPG MAP EDITOR II by deepnight]
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* [http://www.rpgobjects.com/index.php?c=tiamat Tiamat The Tile Mapper]
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* [https://www.thespruce.com/free-online-room-design-applications-1357750 5 Free Online Room Design Software] - useful for modern games
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== Mapmaking Software ==
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* [https://worldographer.com Worldographer] Generate or create from scratch world/kingdom maps, city/village maps, and dungeon/battlemat maps.
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* [https://secure.profantasy.com/default.asp Campaign Cartographer 3] Windows mapmaking software
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* [https://www.wonderdraft.net WonderDraft] Beautiful map-making software for any x64 operating system (Windows 10, linux, MacOSX)
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* [http://store.steampowered.com/app/592260 Dungeon Painter Studio] Steam
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* [https://www.mapforge-software.com/ MapForge] - Windows/MacOS mapmaking software
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* [http://rpgvirtualtabletop.wikidot.com/mapping-software misc list of other mapping software]
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* [https://www.gimp.org/ GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program] - free alternative to PhotoShop
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** [[Mapping with Gimp]] - Guide for making maps with GIMP
  
 
== Paint Brushes ==
 
== Paint Brushes ==
http://www.obsidiandawn.com/category/brushes
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* http://www.obsidiandawn.com/category/brushes <br />
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* http://www.redmondpie.com/download-adobe-photoshop-cs2-for-free-legally-while-you-still-can/
  
== Tokens & such ==
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== Pre-Made maps ==
http://www.rpgmapshare.com/index.php?q=gallery&g2_itemId=564&g2_page=24
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List of pages with free world/dungeon/historical/other maps that could be used in your games
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* [http://rpgmapshare.com/index.php?q=gallery&g2_itemId=19 RPG Map Share]
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* [http://dungeonchannel.com/maps/ Dungeon Channel]
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* [http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/historic_cities.html Historic City Maps]
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* '''Mapsharing on Reddit:'''
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** [https://www.reddit.com/r/papertowns /r/papertowns]
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** [https://www.reddit.com/r/FantasyMaps /r/FantasyMaps]
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** [https://www.reddit.com/r/battlemaps/ /r/battlemaps]
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** [https://www.reddit.com/r/dndmaps/ /r/dndmaps]
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** [https://www.reddit.com/r/mapmaking/ /r/mapmaking]
  
http://rpgvirtualtabletop.wikidot.com/tokens
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== Textures ==
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* http://www.opengameart.org - Graphics, Sound Effects, etc.
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* https://www.textures.com
  
== Predone maps ==
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== Tokens & such ==
http://rpgmapshare.com/index.php?q=gallery&g2_itemId=19
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* http://www.rpgmapshare.com/index.php?q=gallery&g2_itemId=564&g2_page=24 <br />
[http://dungeonchannel.com/ Dungeon Channel]
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* http://rpgvirtualtabletop.wikidot.com/tokens <br />
 
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== Map Making Online ==
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Here are some online map making tools that you can use to make maps for Roll20.
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[http://davesmapper.com/ Dave's Mapper]
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[http://deepnight.net/tools/tabletop-rpg-map-editor/ AnaMap]
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[http://pyromancers.com/dungeon-painter-online/ Dungeon Painter Online]
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== Tutorials ==
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* [https://www.reddit.com/r/battlemaps/comments/4020zy/creating_your_own_battlemaps_a_simple_tutorial_v2/ Creating your own battlemaps – a simple tutorial]<br />
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* [http://www.fantasticmaps.com/2015/02/how-to-draw-a-map/ How to draw a map] - excellent site for Painterly maps
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* [https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/ Dyson Logos] - amazing sketched maps and [https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/maps/tutorials-help/ tutorials]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRowqkTJFQBxGbe_rn7DqSw/videos?shelf_id=0&view=0&sort=dd Plexsoup on Youtube] - Blender, Gimp, Inkscape, Roll20
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* [https://www.reddit.com/r/mapmaking Mapmaking on Reddit]
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* [http://www.cartographersguild.com/forumdisplay.php?f=48 Cartographer's Guild]
  
[http://www.rpgobjects.com/index.php?c=tiamat Tiamat The Tile Mapper]
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== See Also ==
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* [[Game Resources]]
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* [[Geomorphic Map Tiles]]
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* [[Isometric Maps in Roll20]]
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* [[Mapping with Gimp]]
  
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Latest revision as of 07:04, 13 December 2019

Regardless of your photo-editing software of choice, here are some links to resources useful for map creation.

Contents

[edit] Online Mapmaking Tools

Here are some online map making tools that you can use to make maps for Roll20.

[edit] Mapmaking Software

[edit] Paint Brushes

[edit] Pre-Made maps

List of pages with free world/dungeon/historical/other maps that could be used in your games

[edit] Textures

[edit] Tokens & such

[edit] Tutorials

[edit] See Also