Category Archives: Fantasy

World Map of Tora

I found a thing! I was going through boxes filled with my old drawings and RPG stuff and I came across these maps. These are scans of a fantasy world map I did sometime around 1999 or 2000. I even made a weathered looking handout version of the map, and one showing the racial demographics of each area (humans are blue, elves green and goblinoids red, etc.) 

I started working on this world just before the release of the D&D’s 3rd edition and I remember working on a conversion when I got the books, but it quickly became one of my older RPG projects that got never finished.  

I don’t know if you have much use for these, but just wanted to share this nostalgic moment 😀

Btw, the names on the maps are either made up or in Finnish. A quick dictionary for those who are interested:

  • Suurmetsät = The Great Forest
  • Ashain autiomaa = Desert of Ashai
  • Dai-Kamen temppeli = Temple of Dai-Kame
  • Usvavuoret = Mist Mountains
  • Dracian tulijärvi = Firelake of Dracia
  • Myrskymeri = Stormy Sea
  • Cruzien linnoitus = Fort Cruzie
  • Suometsät = Marshwoods
  • Mustamaa = Blackland
  • Sysimetsä = Darkwood
  • Azasdjinin vuoristo = Azasdjin Range
  • Seineinmeri = Sea of Senei
  • Eteläinenmeri = southsea
  • Ibrinian meri = Ibrinian Ocean
  • Perton saaret = Pelerto Islands
  • Muurivuoret = Wall Mountains
  • Vanhamets’ = Oldwoods
  • Noidansilmä = Warlock’s Eye
  • Käärmesaaret = Snake Islands (Watch out for sneks!)
  • Velhojen saari = Isle of Wizards
  • Lohikäärmevuoret = Dragon Mountains

[Map] The Azure Bastion

The Azure Bastion was once an important coastal fortress keeping an eye on a narrow passage on a peninsula leading to the prosperous harbor city of King’s Bay. But the great Spellquake changed everything.

Landmasses shook and churned in ways never seen before. Islands, even whole continents, sunk in the oceans overnight. Mountains were torn from the ground and floated high up to the clouds. Spellquake laid waste to King’s Bay as well collapsing most of its buildings and driving people away from their shattered homes.

Now the great city is lies in waste. Abandoned and pillaged by savage goblinoids and lizardmen. Pirates and smugglers are the only ones who dare to tread these waters. Finding shelter in the ruins and caves of the archipelagos and swamps that are the only thing that remains of the great peninsula.


For high-resolution virtual tabletop ready versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in August 2018.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] The Dwarven Rivergate

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On the way to the dwarven city of Hakku there’s an old rivergate now infested with goblins and orcs. Passing the rivergate can save over a days worth of travel time, but it is a known fact that taking this route usually means only trouble. The creatures that have taken over the rivergate are ambushing any travelers who are careless or adventurous enough – or in so much hurry – that they choose to take this route to the city of Hakku.


For high-resolution waterstamp-free versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in September 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] The Tomb of Devas

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When I started drawing this map, the big statue at the center of the main hall became a sort of a center piece for the whole map. I did not come up with a clear story for this map, but instead added various features that might offer different uses for this map.

Perhaps there are creatures living in the cave that pose as the deities that the temple was originally built for. Or maybe an earthquake has disturbed the magical balance of the tomb and something has woken. Or perhaps a cult is conducting their vile necromantic rituals and corrupted this tomb?

What ever the case might be, I’m pretty sure those statues might give some trouble to the adventurers…


For high-resolution waterstamp-free versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in September 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

[Map] A Bugbear Lair

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Small caves are perfect for short “side quests”. You can inhabit them with marauding humanoids, beasts or other creatures, like bugbears in this case. Well, the map was just named after bugbears, but you can use what ever nasty critters you like 😉 As an after thought I would actually use owlbears, but that’s just me… 🙂

The cave has a main entrance hidden behind some big rocks and there’s a small back entrance on the other side of the caves. This could be used as an escape route or for ventilation for example. It should be easy to climb to the small ledge leading to the back entrance.


For high-resolution waterstamp-free versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in August 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.