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Map makers Whats the best to use?

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Map makers Whats the best to use?

Post by EVIL INC » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:47 am

Hello, Working on writing up a fantasy campaign setting I've been using since the early 80s. My biddies and I came up with it and have been playing in it and I'm trying to write it up as an official setting to see if others might be interested in it.
One of the things we did was branch out into other areas of our world so that there are different locations but only in a vague way. Each seperate location was rich in depth and detail, just the geography between and connecting then is missing.
I'm looking for a good map program that will let me build our world using hex maps. I've seen a few free map make programs online but they were random. I'm looking for one where I can create it from scratch, create the land masses, water systems, mountain ranges, insert cities and so forth.
Whats the best one? Prices unless free? Examples of results?
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Re: Map makers Whats the best to use?

Post by Lord Cedric » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:16 am

Campaign Cartographer works very well. I own a much earlier version.

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Re: Map makers Whats the best to use?

Post by athelu » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:37 pm

Easy and cheep - Grid Cartographer by David Walters. The previous version is free, but has no ability to export content. The newest version is pretty slick for mapping, but is still missing a few "stencils" in my opinion

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