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The Gamemaster's Cartographer's Companion

The design journal for the serious cartographer. 

The Cartographer’s Companion is the premier map journal for Gamemasters, Game Designers, and those who just love the art of Cartography. Each chapter provides an area for you to name the map location, write down notes, and of course draw out your map on the provided graph paper page.

Each chapter covers a different type of map and includes different types and scale-sized graph paper for your use. The last chapter of this book provides full spread graph paper of both squares and hexes for large terrain/dungeon, city, and world maps. We hope you enjoy this latest addition of our Gamemaster’s Journals, and look for more releases soon!

PDF Version : This version includes the 440 page version of the print book.

PDF (form-fillable) Version: A single pdf with one of each sheet, form-fillable. Also provided is a zip folder containing each sheet as a single pdf that is form-fillable for ease of use and printing. (COMING SOON!)

Print Version (standard): This massive tome is 440 pages with decorative backgrounds and design. Divided into 7 chapters with extensive copies of the various forms, This is perfect for those wanting a high-quality map journal to transfer notes into or use to collect ideas as they form.

This product is systemless and perfect for any worldbuilder. 

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Dark Naga Kevin W June 17, 2018 2:06 pm UTC
I love this entire series of resources. They are incredible. For someone like me, who has unreadable handwriting, the fillable PDF's are a godsend.
Because I am a publisher, I cannot officially rate or review. Just let me recommend. These are awesome sauce.
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Armin W March 23, 2017 9:43 am UTC
Could you please include sample pages in the preview? So far, I do not see how this is superior to simple squared papers - No offence meant!
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Rick H March 23, 2017 10:24 am UTC
In all honesty, as a pdf it is not real different than just line paper and an assortment of different graph paper types. This product really shines as a printed book (waiting for approval still) where it is more like a sketch pad for cartography. That is not to say that you might not want the pdf, as all the Gamemaster's Journals are geared towards design as printed books, many only purchase for the pdfs.
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June 17, 2018 12:13 am UTC
Agreed. It would shine as printed, but as PDF it's not a bad product for those that want some hints to consider other graph maps. $1 for the pdf would be reasonable given the time to layout. Paid $1.35 via a bundle sight unseen. Would have thought more of it if the hexes, etc. were numbered for easy reference or other more general graphs include rulers on the side for coordinate systems--something to show some effort.
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This title was added to our catalog on March 21, 2017.