Cartographer's Annual 2020

Cartographer's Annual 2020 Content

Watabou Cities style

January

For the January issue of the Cartographer's Annual 2019 we present a combined tutorial and style pack, importing maps from Watabou's amazing medieval Fantasy city generator into CC3+, applying a City Designer 3 style and expanding it with CC3+'s tools.


Watabou random city map

The pack Watabou Cities contains instructions on how to convert an svg file into an import CC3+ can understand, templates to import the into, and the intructions, tools and bitmaps to convert the result into a beautiful CC3+ map.


The style and tutorial pack Watabou Cities includes

  • 1 new city drawing style
  • 30 new drawing tools
  • 2 new templates (imperial and metric)
  • 50 bitmap fills
  • 1 5-page tutorial and mapping guide
  • 2 example maps (PNG and FCW format)
  • 1 new effect setting
Ferraris style 1

February

Sue Daniel has painstakingly recreated the style of early modern cartographer Joseph de Ferraris and we are proud to present it as the February Annual issue.


Ferraris style 2

Dozens of beautiful fill styles and symbols in amazing detail define the first large-scake systematic mapping in Western Europe executed by Ferraris and you'll be able to draw your own maps in this unique style.


The style pack Ferraris Style includes:

  • 1 new city (local area) drawing style
  • 85 new drawing tools
  • 2 new templates (imperial and metric)
  • 34 bitmap fills
  • 269 new bitmap symbols in 6 catalogs
  • 1 12-page tutorial and mapping guide
  • 1 example map (PNG and FCW format)
  • 1 map legend part (PNG and FCW format)
  • 5 new Symbols Along and Symbols in Area settings
  • 2 new effect settings
  • 1 new true type font
Starship Example

March

The March issue of the Annual 2020 contains a detailed set of deckplans for an explorer-type starship (Alexandria-class in Pelgrane Press' Ashen Star rpg) created with Cosmographer 3, as well as a large set of bitmaps for modern and sci-fi maps.


Starship Example

Each deck is rendered in loving detail and is accompanied by a description of the various features, functions and layout. The plans come exported in a variety of hires formats for immediate use at the table or in virtual tabletops, and can of course be edited and expanded upon in CC3+.


The map and tutorial pack Alexandria-class Starship includes

  • 1 starship exterior drawing (FCW and PNG format)
  • 1 starship deckplan drawing (FCW and PNG format)
  • 1 6-page starship description
  • 186 bitmap fills
  • 2 bitmap fill overview/insertion drawings (imperial and metric)
  • 1 4-page tutorial guide
  • 1 new true type font
Inked Dungeon Example

April

The April issue of the Annual 2020 contains a new dungeon style based on ink-and-paper cartography by the likes of Dyson Logos and MonkeyBloodDesign.


Inked Dungeon Example

The style allows you to produce simple and effective but also beautiful black and white dungeon layouts. The included 6-page mapping guide takes you through the process of drawing a complete dungeon.


The style pack Inked Dungeons includes

  • 1 new dungeon drawing style
  • 36 new drawing tools
  • 50 new vector symbols
  • 2 new templates (imperial and metric)
  • 8 new hatch styles
  • 1 6-page mapping guide
  • 2 example maps (PNG and FCW format)
  • 1 true type font
  • 2 new effect settings
Ryecroft Town Example 1

May

The May issue of the Annual 2020 contains a new city style created by Glynn Seal of MonkeyBloodDesign, providing a wonderful new full color look for town and city maps based on this Ryecroft cemetery design.


Ryecroft Town Example 2

The "Ryecroft Town" drawing style allows you to produce beautiful town and city maps, making full use of the city commands incorporated into CC3+ with the recent Update 25. And as usual the accompanying mapping guide provides a full introduction to using the style.


The style pack Ryecroft Town includes

  • 1 new city drawing style
  • 75 new drawing tools
  • 2 new templates (imperial and metric)
  • 86 new bitmap symbols
  • 40 new bitmap fills
  • 1 6-page tutorial and mapping guide
  • 1 example map (PNG and FCW format)
  • 2 new effect settings
  • 3 new street settings
  • 9 new house settings
  • 18 new true type font by MonkeyBloodDesign (2 installed, 16 in Annual folder)
Crossroads Inn Example 1

June

The June issue of the Annual 2020 contains a collection of five beautiful battle maps for you, created by Christina Trani, who’s freelance cartographer work has been featured in the Annual before. The maps ready for you to use, and if you own Symbol Set 4 to modify and expand at your leisure.


Crossroads Inn Example 2

The accompanying 6-page mapping guide teaches how to use grids of any style and size on these or other battle maps, how print them to scale even on a small home printer, and how to export them to use in a virtual tabletop environment.


The map pack Crossroads Inn includes

  • 5 battle maps by Christina Trani (FVCW and PNG format)
  • 1 6-page mapping guide
Spectrum Overland Example 1

July

The July issue of the Annual 2020 consists of a wonderful new overland style by Master Mapper Sue Daniel. Sue designed and rendered detailed models of mountains, trees and stuctures and turned these into symbols for CC3+.


Spectrum Overland Example 2

Being a fully self-contained style and containing more than 150 symbols, it will still be expanded by second issue later this year. This will give you a comprehensive selection of textures, symbols and tools in a highly detailed bitmap style.


The style pack Spectrum Overland includes

  • 1 new overland drawing style (Spectrum Overland) by Sue Daniel
  • 2 new drawing templates (imperial and metric)
  • 46 new drawing tools
  • 169 new bitmap symbols
  • 24 new bitmap textures
  • 1 new effect settings
  • 5 new Symbols in Area settings
  • 4 new Fill with Symbols settings
  • 3 example maps (PNG and FCW format)
  • 1 5-page mapping guide
Retro Starships Example 1

August

The August issue of the Annual 2020 consists of a new starship deckplan style inspired by the work of Free League Publishing (and used with their permission). The style lets you create small to medium starship layouts in a retro-look reminiscent of an old computer screen readout.


Retro Starships Example 2

The style works independently of Cosmographer 3, and allows you to build great starships for for gritty, dangerous and fairly hard SF settings. The accompanying mapping guide takes you through the design process of such a deckplan.


The style pack Retro Starships includes

  • 1 new SciFi deckplan drawing style "Retro Starships"
  • 2 new templates (metric and imperial)
  • 2 new example maps (FCW and JPG)
  • 39 new drawing tools
  • 22 new symbols in 1 catalog
  • 3 new bitmap fills
  • 2 new effect settings (metric and imperial)
  • 1 5-page mapping guide
City Cliffs Example 1

September

In the September issue of the Annual 2020 we present a set of symbols for easily drawing precipitous cliffs in your city maps. Sue Daniel created this catalog of connecting symbols along with special features like gaps, stack, ascending roads and waterfalls.


City Cliffs Example 2

The symbols come integrated with the Jon Roberts Cities style, which is included in CC3+, but can also be added to any other city style easily. The accompanying mapping guide not only explains how to do that, but also gives a step-by-step overview of the workings of the connecting symbols.


The symbol pack City Cliffs includes

  • 74 new cliff symbols in 1 catalog
  • 10 New drawing tools
  • 1 8-page mapping guide
  • 1 FCW Parts file
  • 2 Example Maps (FCW and JPG format)
  • 2 upgraded Jon Roberts Cities templates (imperial and metric)
  • 1 new catalog setting for Jon Roberts Cities
Serpentine Example

October

The October issue of the Annual 2020 includes a new style for Venice-like cities with lots of canalas and islands, based on the map of Serpentine by Jerôme Huguenin for the Swords of the Serpentine RPG by Pelgrane Press.


Serpentine Original

The city style uses vector house symbols and street styles for a dense tangle of roada and alleys, with symbols for bridges and boats to create that maritime atmosphere. The included mapping guide goes through all the steps necessary to create a Serpetine style city map.


The style pack Serpentine Streets includes

  • 1 new city style with 42 drawing tools
  • 2 new templates (imperial and metric)
  • 136 re-worked vector symbols in 1 catalog
  • 4 new bitmap symbols
  • 1 5-page mapping guide
  • 1 Example Map (FCW and PNG format)
  • 2 new effect settings
  • 1 new house setting
  • 2 new random street settings
Spectrum Cacti

November

In the November issue of the Annual 2020 Sue Daniel expands the Spectrum Overland style from July with more symbols and tools in her beautiful and unique style.


Spectrum Palms

The Spectrum style has been a fan favourite and we are happy to oblige its fans with more options for various additional climate types.


The exapansion pack Spectrum Overland 2 includes

  • Details to be announced.

Further ahead

To be announced.

This is our 14th annual and many of our customers have repeatedly subscribed from the beginning. Every year we balance the content so that the Cartographer's Annual is excellent value no matter how you use CC3+.

Delivery

The annual comes in twelve issues, delivered by download. To access the downloads, subscribe for the year and then add the serial number you receive to your ProFantasy registration. All available issues are immediately downloadable.

At the end of the year we roll the twelve issues into a single downloadable volume, also available from your registration.