Guest Map by Whipstache


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Along with the list of organisations that Whipstache provided us with yesterday, he’s also gone ahead and created a map for us, too. Here’s what he had to say about it:


I recently came across this twitter bot, metropologeny, that uses algorithms to generate city/town/hamlet maps. (It’s by the same guy that wrote this bot, Uncharted Atlas, that generates random fantasy world/region maps.

Anyway, it creates some really interesting layouts with excellent and inspiring use of negative space.

I decided to fill one in, so now you get to see it.

Here’s the original image the bot posted.
And here’s what I came up with.
Why do you think that building is hanging off the side of the cliff?

Thanks again to Whipstache for helping me out this week. I’ve really enjoyed seeing his stuff, and I hope you have as well. I really like this map, and I’m pretty sure that I’m going to do something similar for Monday’s map. I don’t often draw non-dungeon maps, so this will be a nice change of pace.

This coming Wednesday is the last Wednesday of the month – September has absolutely flown by, for me at least – and that means it’s Best of DMs Guild time again! I’m not going to be really tacky and include my own adventure in the roundup, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to remind you that Breaker of Chains is out now. Since I posted so much about the process of putting it together and releasing it, it only seems right to do a post-mortem of the release at some point too. I think I’ll give it another week or so until the adventure has been out for a full month, and then we can talk about what went well and what I think I’ll do differently next time.

Thanks for all your patience while I took a week off to focus on other stuff. It’s very much appreciated – and, of course, thanks to Whipstache for stepping up and providing us with some content. Don’t forget to check out his site and follow him on Twitter, where he’s running a giveaway through the 25th (and not the 24th, as I said in the last post).

See you tomorrow.

  1. Thanks again for letting me sub for a bit while you took care of business!

    Point of order: I’m not sure what happened, but the “original” Metropologeny map that you included isn’t the one I based my map on. The correct map is in this tweet

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