Creating Cartographic Maps using Sodipodi

In Roleplaying Games, both pen & paper and computer ones, crafted maps have a lot of value, as ambientation increasing the inmersiveness of the world, and as an useful tool for players to know, well, where places are :).

Cartographic maps, unlike 3D maps for the computer game world, should be as simple and beautiful as possible, their intention is to give important information, not to detail where every and each of the trees and rocks lie. Like the famous map from "The Hobbit", they don't need to have extreme detail but instead the ability to transmit information and lore.

We are going to use the vectorial graphics tool Sodipodi for the creation of these maps. In this section you will find information on this tool, as well as tutorial and some guidelines for official Worldforge maps creation.


Date Nick Update
2002-07-16 Aglanor Started Cartography page.