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RMajere
09-25-2009, 12:10 PM
So, I was looking at my campaign and I said to it "Campaign, you really need to have maps of cities where the PCs are."

It replied "Sorry, my developers didn't get that far. So what are you going to do about it mighty GM?"

So I thought and pondered and searched, and came across a nifty idea. Map making software! Genius, I said to myself. So then I went searching for a way to make it happen.

There's some pretty nifty stuff out there. Like this (http://www.profantasy.com/) which is amazing, especially the city making add on, or whatever.

Then I looked at the price, and nearly killed all my players and the campaign in one fell swoop since I was nearly killed by the evil price devil.

So I've got three questions:
1. What is your opinion of map making software in general? Good, bad, don't care, etc...
2. What would be a reasonable price to pay for decent map making software?
3. Does anybody know decent map making software that one might be able to procure for free?

Let me know. Thanks!

michael
09-25-2009, 12:26 PM
Check this out.

http://www.rptools.net/

Etarnon
09-26-2009, 04:10 AM
I use Campaign Cartographer2 by Profantasy, with every plugin.

I'm just one of those DMs that loves maps.

Ebay you can sometimes get CC2, or CC3 for 20 - 25.

Skunkape
09-28-2009, 07:57 AM
I like Campaign Cartographer, but it has quite the learning curve. Version 3, the latest, isn't quite as bad as previous versions, but it is still there! Course, you can make some amazing maps and the best part about the software is that you can link everything.

For instance, you can create a world map, then have each country set up with a hot spot so that you can click it and the software will load a map that just shows the country. Each place of interest on that map, can also be set as a hot spot, so for instance, you can click on a city and it will load the map of that city.

In that city, you can hot spot link buildings, so that when you click the building, the program loads a map of the building. Course, you're going to have to draw all of those maps but, you can get some really great ones from the program.