Monday, August 18, 2014

Maps for a Fairy Tale Pointcrawl

Looking around for cool fantasy maps, I've come across of number of maps of fairytales/folklore/myth. They don't have any hexes (though that could be remedied), but they've got all the encounters laid out right their for you.

Probably the biggest and best of these is Bernard Sleigh's "Ancient Map of Fairyland." It's really big, but you can peruse it and soak up all its detail here. If that's too much here's the slightly less detailed Jaro Hess map of the "The Land of Make Believe":


The writing is small there, but this blog post runs down a list of all the points.

Saving the easiest to read (and most modern) for last, here's a map by Walt Kelly of Pogo fame:

7 comments:

Tom Ryan said...

can I recommend
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2169/arcadia-wyld-hunt
to help with mapping and character iseas

jdh417 said...

I'm not sure where to point you at, but what about fairy tales from other cultures. Some of the Tales of the Arabian Nights were tied to actual places, for example.

Trey said...

Thanks, Tom.

@jdh417 - Indeed. I just don't know if there are maps of those readily available.

Tim Shorts said...

Those maps are fantastic. I could imagine myself just looking at them for hours as a kid. Probably as an adult to.

garrisonjames said...

Love those maps. Glad to see more attention going towards the old fairy tales and such-like. It's a nice alternative to the usual suspects...

perdustin said...

Check this out:

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/akerman/figure160.html

Trey said...

That may be a quicker interface than the one I linked, yeah!