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Forgotten Realms by Markustay
Forgotten Realms
Just a WIP of a map I started a LONG time ago and never completed - it was supposed to be the Eastern half of my Heartlands map ('The North' map being the mostly-complete other half). This turned into a separate project ('The Demonwrought Lands' - Vassa, Damara, Impiltur), which I DO plan to complete next, after the shining South is done. Perhaps when that is finished (which is a large chunk of this one), I will be inspired to complete this as well.
Shining South Forgotten Realms Shaareach by Markustay
Shining South Forgotten Realms Shaareach
Another update. Since this project (like ALL my projects) wound up growing and will probably give birth to a map just to the east, I had to tweak the heck out of the Vilhon Reach/Chondath region, and also Luiren. Luiren is now much more like how it was in 1e/2e (even though nearly all of it falls off THIS map). I also backwards-engineered the lore out of Brian James' excellent 4e article on Chessenta. I just now noticed I forgot to turn on the layer with the country names... {sigh} There are some river names placed now, and I corrected one misspelling. The NUMBER ONE thing thats changed is that Nentir Vale is gone, and the terrain has been corrected to something closer to 1e/2e.  I am going to complete this map without it, but will paste it back in when this one is done, if there is any interest in that (or I could just leave it for the eastern map, since that actually falls out in both). ENJOY.
Returned Maztica by Markustay
Returned Maztica
Something new I am toying with. Don't worry, I am still finishing the Shining South map - I just needed a break from it. Trying out some new things with this one - everything will be drawn by hand (or rather, by hand with GIMP). I am using the original Maztica map - slightly modified to make it work with the 4e Returned Abeir lore. I am pleasantly surprised how much alike the two maps already were. I am hoping for an amalgam version of this region come 5e; the original was Okay, but too derivative. The new stuff (Abeir)  is great, but redundant with a lot of what FR already had. I think by merging the two they can come up with some pretty unique - an Aztec like region that worships the dragon pantheon, with a sudden influx of newcomers from Abeir, all trying to cope with each other's existence. And who doesn't want Tiamat worshiping Jungle drow?
Forgotten Realms Shining South + Nentir Vale by Markustay
Forgotten Realms Shining South + Nentir Vale
Another update. Got all the mountain and forest text done. Still a long ways to go before I can put a 'glow' behind the locale text, because I haven't placed river and road names yet, and things are going to probably shift around quite a lot as the map gets 'busy'. ENJOY
The Southern Realms Campaign Map by Markustay
The Southern Realms Campaign Map
The latest update. I was away last week so I didn't have a chance to work on much. Still lots to do, but I think i have all the settlements placed and labeled now. I still have to wipe and re-label quite a lot of terrain, especially the Mountains. The 'Wastes' terrain type is compete, so you can get an idea of what the rest will look like when i am done. So are the settlements in the Dambrath region - you can see the lettering is a bit faded and there is a glow around the text - thats how it will all look when i am done. Also have to label all the roads and rivers, but its perfectly useable as-is. ENJOY.


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Mark Taylor
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I was born. I did some stuff. I hope to do a little more stuff. Then I plan to die.


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Bog97th Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
amazing work!
smashmode Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Love your work! Especially the 5 shires on the Inner Seas
sceluk Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Hey man, Amazing maps, I have to say.
I love the Shou Lung\T'u Lung\Hordelands maps, Wizards should make them official.
Have you ever thought about doing Zakhara?
Then we'd finally have a map of the whole supercontinent :)
Markustay Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
As for the Misbegotten Realms - YES. With summer vacation on its way my home campaign will be going full-swing again, and I hope to be updating this soon. As for my other FR maps - I hope to finish/polish/update all of them as the year progresses. I've decided not to keep getting side-tracked by other projects and just go back to doing what I loved - making great Realms maps for the fan community to enjoy. I know official 'great things' are in the works, so there is much to look forward to for everyone. Thank you for all your support - its what keeps me going.
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
:iconchristmas-tree1plz:Merry Christmas!:iconchristmas-tree1plz:
mrwakka Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Any hope for an update on the misbegotten realms? I actually stumbled upon this and find the idea quite intriguing for a game I'll be running.
Tattersnail Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Hey Markustay.

Im a big fan of you and I have been using your Chult map for a campaign that has been going on for little more than two years now. I was wondering if you had the font you use, so I could plot in my own locations.
Thanks in advance and awesome job.

Markustay Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
When I did that one I believe I was using PS, and I don't recall the specific font. PS has a MUCH better font toolbox then GIMP (which I use now). The Font I us in GIMP is called 'small caps' (there are several versions) - 'small caps' was doable with ANY font in PS using their font tools.
pvansteenoven Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Any chance making prints available? i would love a huge world map with every detail :)
Markustay Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Can't legally make prints available. i see that now that is something that some artists are allowed to do for there commisioned WotC work, but since I have never been given an official commision (they just use my maps for reference LOL), I can't allow prints, sorry. But I offer it all for free, which means you should be able to take the files (on a USB drive) to some place that does do printing. You are more then welcome to do that.
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