Monday, February 8, 2021

OSR North

I'm not sure how well you can view the above map, the original of which can be found here. If you look carefully, you'll see that most of its locations derive from OSR publications, including my own Dwimmermount megadungeon. I've long had a fondness for maps of this sort, which remind me a great deal of my own early efforts at campaign maps, in which I shamelessly stole names and places from published D&D and other RPG materials and plopped them down in the middle of "my" setting. I imagine lots of people did this back in the day, finding a place for the Keep on the Borderlands, Quasqueton, and the Lost City of Cynidicea, among others, on the maps of their home campaigns, regardless of the setting where each of these modules was officially set. Mind you, as a writer, I like seeing others take something I've written and use it in ways I'd never anticipate, so maps like this make me smile.


  1. Nice map, it looks somewhat like Northern Italy. I wonder if that's intentional, given its name.

  2. I plopped a pile of basic fantasy modules into a hexcrawl map that didn't quite fit together but worked really well.