Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cartography of Mother's Gate: a mapping directory

This post is part of a series to augment the Codex of the Known World available for free download.

The best and latest cartography resources are gathered here at

Find more worldbuilding content in my Codex Directory.

Also check out the maps for the TotKW Saga at

What is Cartography? On this website, the cartography tag refers to ideas about making maps, especially regarding fictional maps.

The cartography resource series focuses on my Known World, and the cartography workshop series focuses on your own world.

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Codex of the Known World: a free download

Immerse yourself in the Known World with this collection of notes and resources.

You'll learn about the world's cultures and prophesy, plus magic, language, and maps.

Read more about this download here... Soon.

Download your worldbuilding guide Codex of the Known World here.

How to Make Fantasy Maps in Photoshop

This exclusive guide provides step-by-step instructions for making maps in Photoshop.

It also provides some great information on how to build a realistic world.

Read more about this exclusive here...

Download How to Make Fantasy Maps in Photoshop:

The cartography apprentices

Scribe Ascribed: free prologue of the First Chronicles #TotKW An exclusive prologue by D.N.Frost @DNFrost13 Part 1 of a series.
This ongoing post series tells the stories of the novice map-makers illustrating the saga.

The original story is Scribe Ascribed, relating how the apprentice Farwen is asked to scribe the tales of his old cartography master.

The other posts focus on each subsequent apprentice, who is charged with the task of creating the maps for one of the books.

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Cartography of Awakening

Planning the Cartography of Awakening: what lands to map and what to omit #TotKW A mapping resource by D.N.Frost @DNFrost13 Part 1 of a series.
This 3-part post series details the ideas and procedures for making the maps in Book 1.

It starts with Planning the Cartography of Awakening and expands into designing the old-world style of the maps, as well as the story of the apprentice who makes these maps.

Explore posts 2-3 here:

That's it for this post! Check out the latest cartography resources for more.

Download the Codex of the Known World here, or start your adventure below.

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