Introduction: How to Make an Ancient Fantasy Map
Fantasy maps can look awesome, and they're very useful for writing and drawing, so I'm going to teach you how to make a fantasy map with just:
- Any number of D&D dice
- A Pencil
- A Pen
- A sheet of paper
- Paint, Markers, Crayons, ect. (Optional)
- A lighter (Optional)
Let's get to it!
Step 1: Step One: Roll
First things first, get out your sheet of paper and dice. Now just roll the dice on to the sheet of paper. If a couple roll of the paper, no biggie. Just put them back on.
Step 2: Step 2: Draw
Take out your pencil, and draw around the dice, like so. Make sure to add ridges, so it doesn't just look like an actual shape.
Step 3: Step 3: Trace
Next, push the dice off and start tracing the pencil with the pen. This is just to give it that ink that you always see on fantasy maps.
Step 4: Step 4: Land Forms and Cities
This part is entirely up to you. You use a Pencil or a pen to draw landforms and cities for your map. Mine isn't very good, but I did try. A triangle inside a circle represents a city, two triangles attached to each other represents a mountain, and there's a few more things that I don't really want to explain. I drew mountains, 2 cities, a fishing town. a volcano, a few lakes and rivers, and a forest.
Step 5: Step 5: Color (Optional)
Now the time has come to color, if you want. I chose not to, because I don't like coloring.
Step 6: Step 6: BURN
This step is optional, but I think it makes it look absolutely EPIC. Just take your lighter, light the edges of the paper, let it burn for a second then blow it out.
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