Oct 222012
 

101841[1]By Thilo Graf

This installment of acclaimed cartographer Jonathan Robert’s Fantastic Maps-line is 23 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page on how to use the map, 2 pages of advertisement, leaving us with 19 pages of maps, so let’s check this out!

The 1-page overview map depicts a small coastal settlement in the icy north, including mostly snow-covered ground and a total of 4 paths, one of which is snowed over. The settlement has 5 houses, 2 of which have broken walls, while one houses 4 beds to sleep and another features 2 beds as well as a desk. The final house only has a desk with a couple of chairs. There’s also a fisherman’s boat on the shore as well as a burning pit of fire.

Beyond the maps in letter-pack format, we also get a A4-version of the pdf for Europeans like yours truly, as well as maptool files and a high-res jpeg, but no grid-less version of it.

Conclusion:

The map per se is beautiful, as we’ve come to expect from Jonathan Roberts and the pdf is rather inexpensive – however, we do lack a grid-less version of the map, which is a minor bummer for me. The pdf-versions of the maps are fully bookmarked. This settlement is a nice, minimalistic outpost suitable for Vikings, Inuit or similar northmen, though calling this tiny thorp a settlement might be stretching it a tad bit. Is this a great little outpost? Yes. If you’re looking for a beautiful map of a northern outpost, I’d suggest you check this one out. If you’re looking for a whole village, though, you won’t find a full one here. Thus, my final verdict will clock in at solid 4 stars.

Enzeitgeist out.

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Paco G. Jaen

Born in Spain with a talent for dyslexia, I am gamer, player, graphic designer, photographer and psycotherapist. Also online magazine publisher and writer. Yep.. I do lead a busy life!