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Make old school hex style terrain maps for your RPG with a new version of Hexographer from Inkwell Ideas:



Hexographer 1 is available as a free version or paid download (currently $16). The software is a bit clunky from a UX perspective, but I had fun playing around making maps.


From the Kickstarter page:



It is hard to believe, but Hexographer is 7 years old! My thanks to everyone for your support over the years.


Classic Style Map

This project will help us take the tool to the next level! Here is what we can do with a new version (not all of this is in the demo version yet):

  • A new architecture allows us to have undo/redo functionality.
  • Better "child maps." Create a world map and from that same map create a continent level map as well as a kingdom level map. It will remain one file so most changes to one level map will be reflected in the others.
  • Hexographer's rather simple "note" functionality can expand to allow you to detail each location as well as things about your world not tied to a location: religions, cultures, important NPCs, etc. It becomes an interactive Gazetteer!
  • We're adding an entirely new, more realistic icon set to the software.
  • Polygons, Lines, Ovals, etc. have more options for shadows and textures.
  • Easy drag and drop of labels and features: Most apps make this tricky, but we're improving it.
  • Icosohedral Maps have been planned into Worldographer from the beginning.
  • Configuration of new terrain, features, and textures is much easier. (Just drop files to a specific folder.)
  • The new user interface framework gives the software a cleaner look.
  • Mini-generators create details for notes about cities, castles, ruins, etc.
  • Import Hexographer 1 files.


Child Map/Map Levels Example



Another classic map style.

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