6/20/2016

Free GM Resource: Hipkiss' Scanned Old Maps

Free GM Resource: Hipkiss' Scanned Old Maps
I've always been a sucker for old artwork, especially old maps. There is a bit of artistry in old maps that you just don't see in modern ones. If I have the time I love to use old city maps as the basis for my RPG city maps, tracing the roads & rivers before adding my own elements.

This week's Free GM Resource is a cartophile's private collection of scanned maps called Hipkiss' Scanned Old Maps. The maps should all be public domain maps and I'm sure a lot of them may prove worthless for the average GM, but when you do find a good map it is like striking gold.

Personally I love finding an old map that presents some useful information in an unusual way. There is just something about the artistry involved that I find inspiring. Hopefully you'll find something inspiring as well.