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#mapvember2018 1/30: Run to the Hills

#Mapvember2018 1/30: Run to the Hills

Catching up with my #mapvember maps. I decided to try making anything but fantasy maps this #mapvember since all my maps last year were fantasy dungeons. So, around thirty sci-fi, modern and post-apocalyptic maps coming up ?

This map has an old abandoned landing pad on top of a steep hill. It could be an evacuation spot or just higher ground that’s easier to defend against forces or creatures chasing the adventurers.

There’s also a small passage leading into the hillside… Perhaps connecting upcoming maps.

#mapvember2018 Prompt List

The prompt list for #mapvember2018 is here!

This year all of the topics on the prompt list are song titles! Each day is given a song title that you can interpret however you like. You can take inspiration from the title alone, from the lyrics, or the atmosphere of the song. You can find a Spotify playlist with all the songs here, but this is just a suggested list. Also, you can find a printer-friendly list here.

And please note, that while this list is the “official” prompt list, it’s totally optional. Its use is not required in any way.

So, get ready to draw some maps and post them online with hashtags #mapvember2018 and/or #mapvember!

Read more about #mapvember here.


I made this list of topics to help with ideas and to add a sense of conformity for those who prefer that sort of approach. Even though this is “the official” list, following the themes and topics is totally voluntary.


It’s almost November and time for the 2nd annual #mapvember challenge! It’s an open challenge for all interested in drawing fictional RPG maps.

#mapvember2016 will be held between the 1st and the 30th of November 2016.

About #Mapvember

#Mapvember was held for the first time in November 2015 and all by accident. Around 2014 I found out that some talented people were making really amazing RPG maps and sharing them online. I studied these maps with awe and a growing urge to draw maps, but I never really got the reason or the time for it. Or so I told myself. Then, one day, I got a sudden inspiration to draw a map, but all I happened to have was just a pad of post-its. I drew a small mini-dungeon on a post-it note, but came out as a map that could be played as a short adventure. It was so fun that I wanted to draw another one right away.

It happened to be the beginning of November and as it’s a fad to have all kinds of themed months, so I thought why not make this a “mapvember”! People like me, could have the reason to draw maps again or start drawing maps for the first time. Anyone interested in drawing maps can spare at least 15 minutes every day, or at least every other day, of their lives to draw a small post-it map or such. It really doesn’t take more than that to draw a small map with a couple or rooms. Also, as the idea is to share the maps with others, anyone can benefit from this. Just search from your favorite social media service using #mapvember or #mapvember(year) as the keyword or google it up and hopefully you will find something useful. Isn’t internetz amazing, or what?!? 😀

OK, I’m in!

Great! You can learn more about #mapvember HERE or at www.mapvember.com. Please feel free to share the website so we can get more participants to share their creations all around the social media.