Cartographer's Annual 2021

Cartographer's Annual 2021 Content

Fantasy Town style

January

For the January issue of the Cartographer's Annual 2021 we present a new city style by long-time subscription contributor, Pär Lindström.

Fantasy Town style

The beautiful and whimsical Fantasy Town style, let's you quickly create small to medium settlements, from hamlets and villages to town and small cities. It also pairs perfectly with Pär's City Ruins style from the previous year.


The style pack Fantasy Town includes

  • 1 new city drawing style
  • 57 new drawing tools
  • 2 new templates (imperial and metric)
  • 188 new bitmap symbols
  • 22 new bitmap fills
  • 1 6-page tutorial and mapping guide
  • 2 example maps (PNG and FCW format)
  • 2 new effect settings
  • 10 new street settings
  • 12 new house settings
  • 1 new true type font
Map Banners 1

February

Sue Daniel has prepared a set of banner and seal symbols to be used on any of the existing map styles. The set is universally applicable on any map where you need labels with a elaborate background.


Map Banners 2

The banner symbols are variable in length and color, so they can be adjusted for any label length, text size and and coloring.


The symbol pack Banners and Seals includes:

  • 325 new bitmap symbols in 2 catalogs
  • 1 5-page mapping guide
  • 1 example map
  • 2 new catalog settings
Starship Example

March

The March issue of the Annual 2021 contains a new overland style by community member David Castedo Gomez (Medio in the community forum).


Starship Example

Based on a heavily re-worked Worlds of Wonder style, Erdan Worlds contains a complete set of new symbols including a lot of wondrous map features, like flying islands and huge maelstroms.


The style pack Erdan Worlds includes

  • 1 new overland drawing style by David Castedo Gomez
  • 2 new templates (imperial and metric)
  • 141 new symbols in 7 catalogs
  • 11 bitmap textures
  • 1 new Edge Striping image
  • 2 new symbols in area settings
  • 1 5-page mapping guide
  • 1 example map
  • 8 new catalog settings
  • 1 new catalog master filter
Ship Example 1

April

The April issue of the Annual 2021 contains a new style for drawing wooden sailing ships.


Ship Example 2

The style is set up to allow easy importing of black & white ship schematics, which can then be used to trace over and create full color deckplans usable as battle maps. The accompanying mapping guide takes you through the complete process of creating a deck layout.


The style pack Erdan Worlds includes

  • 1 new deck plan drawing style
  • 56 new drawing tools
  • 2 new templates (imperial and metric)
  • 12 new symbols in 1 catalog
  • 54 bitmap textures
  • 1 6-page mapping guide
  • 2 example map
Darklands Example Detail 1

May

For the May issue of the Annual 2021 Sue Daniels created a new overland style named Darklands.


Darklands Example Detail 1

The "Darklands" drawing style is a full-blown fantasy map style in Sues wonderful artwork.


The style pack Darklands includes

  • 1 new overland drawing style by Sue Daniel
  • 2 new templates (imperial and metric)
  • 158 new symbols in 7 catalogs
  • 25 bitmap textures
  • 8 new symbols in area settings
  • 1 5-page mapping guide
  • 2 example maps
  • 8 new catalog settings
  • 1 new catalog master filter
Ancestry Example 1

June

The June issue of the Annual 2021 contains a style for creating genealogy trees and simlar diagrams. Follow the family line of your heroes or the important NPCs in your role-playing campaign, or depict the lineage of a noble house. Or you might even use the style to show your own family history and print it for your wall.


Ancestry Example 2

The accompanying 5-page mapping guide teaches how to use the different templates of the style, and suggests how to expand the scope of the pre-definged templates to suit your needs.


The style pack Ancestry includes

  • 1 new drawing style
  • 11 new drawing tools
  • 1 new template wizard
  • 3 new pre-defined templates
  • 10 new symbols in 1 catalog
  • 2 bitmap textures
  • 1 5-page mapping guide
  • 1 example map
Marine Dungeon Example 1

July

The July issue of the Annual 2021 leads you into the underwater depths with a dungeon style by Master Mapper Sue Daniel. "Marine Dungeon" will expand your dungeon design options into submerged tunnels, caves and the sea floor itself.


Marine Dungeon Example 2

Marine Dungeon is a fully self-contained style that suits the default Dungeon Designer 3 very well and can naturally be used together with that huge selection of art assets to expand its scope.


The style pack Marine Dungeon Overland includes

  • 1 dungeon drawing style by Sue Daniel
  • 28 new drawing tools
  • 2 new templates (imperial and metric)
  • 135 new symbols in 10 catalogs
  • 18 bitmap textures
  • 1 6-page mapping guide
  • 2 example maps
Repeating Textures Example 1

August

The August issue of the Annual 2021 consists of a detailed tutorial on repeating textures, their creation, use and their problems in CC3+.


Repeating Textures Example 2

The 10-page tutorial focuses specifically on the repeating patterns that can become very apparent and distracting in large bitmap fills, and how to mitigate and remove them as far as possible.


The tutorial pack Repeating Textures includes

  • 1 10-page tutorial
  • 2 example maps (FCW and JPG)
Darklands City Example 1

September

With the September issue of the Annual 2021 Sue Daniel delivers a city drawing style in the same spirit and tone as her "Darklands" overland style. Accordingly named "Darklands City", the grim and gritty style contains many ruins and dilapitated buildings.


Darklands City Example 2

More than 200 new symbols and many new bitmaps fills in Sue's detailed signature style combine for a gorgeous set of art for city mapping. The included mapping guide takes you throught he process of drawing a city step by step.


The style pack Darklands City includes

  • 1 new city drawing style by Sue Daniel
  • 37 new drawing tools
  • 2 new templates (imperial and metric)
  • 234 new bitmap symbols
  • 21 new bitmap fills
  • 1 5-page tutorial and mapping guide
  • 2 example maps (PNG and FCW format)
  • 2 new effect settings
  • 27 new street settings
  • 8 new house settings

The live mapping session on ProFantasy's YouTube channel on September 2nd 2021 (6pm UTC+2) will demo this drawing style.

Example Building

October

The October issue of the Annual 2021 contains a complete set of diorama drawings for a scifi outpost plus the drawing style used to create them. 27 A4/US Letter sheets are ready for printing, allowing to construct 7 major buildings and a plethora of smaller add-ons.


Example Sheet

The Colonial Outpost map pack and style also comes with a range of bitmaps, symbols and drawing tools to facilitate extending the set of buildings and add-ons. Dioramas 3 and Cosmographer 3 are useful for extending the range of available tools and artwork, but are not required.


The style pack Serpentine Streets includes

  • 1 new diorama drawing style
  • 51 new drawing tools
  • 2 new templates (imperial and metric)
  • 33 bitmap and vector symbols
  • 32 bitmap fills
  • 1 6-page tutorial and mapping guide
  • 27 Colonial Outpost diorama sheets (PDF and FCW format)
  • 22 example photos
Pete Fenlon Revisited 1

November

The November issue of the Cartographer’s Annual 2021 includes the “Pete Fenlon Revisited” style pack, where we extensively re-worked the 2008 map style based on the iconic maps of ICE’s maps for the Middle-earth roleplaying game.


Pete Fenlon Revisited 1

More than 50 drawing tools and over 150 symbols now allow you to create overland maps in Pete Fenlon’s wonderful style much more quickly and easily. The 6-page mapping guide has also been re-written to account for all the new stuff we added.


The expansion pack Pete Fenlon Revisited includes

  • 1 re-worked overland drawing style
  • 58 drawing tools
  • 2 new templates (imperial and metric)
  • 169 vector symbols
  • 6 bitmap fills
  • 1 6-page mapping guide
  • 3 example maps (PNG and FCW format)
  • 1 hatch style
  • 1 effect setting
Marine Dungeon 2 Example Detail 1

December

The December issue of the Annual 2021 expands July's Marine Dungeon style with lots of additional textures, symbols and tools by Sue Daniel.


Marine Dungeon 2 Example Detail 2

New ways to enhance your floors with metallic inlays, connecting walls, new flora and fauna for your shore and sea floor ... all of these are included in the Marine Dungeon 2 expansion for the style.


The style pack Marine Dungeon 2 includes

  • 1 drawing style expansion by Sue Daniel
  • 41 new and updated drawing tools
  • 2 updated templates (imperial and metric)
  • 144 new bitmap symbols
  • 12 new bitmap fills
  • 1 3-page mapping guide
  • 1 example map (PNG and FCW format)
  • 2 new effect settings

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.