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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loreobserver/100-maps-of-fantasy-islands?ref=discovery

 

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Hi! We are the authors of The Lore Observer, a worldbuilding website where we collect our writings, maps and artworks.

We want to Make 100 Maps of Fantasy Islands that you can use for your tabletop RPG campaigns and we want you to decide what happens in these places!

 
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Worldbuilding and mapmaking are activities that we really enjoy, a passion that we both have been following for roughly ten years. When we saw the Make 100 initiative, we thought that it would be a great opportunity to build something cool and useful to writers, artists and tabletop roleplayers.

Our plan is to create an eBook of high-res island maps that you can use in your RPG campaigns, to get inspiration for your own worldbuidling or to prompt your creative writing skills

Here's the deal: you can be the one who decides what's going on one island and your ideas will be published in the eBook alongside the artwork! 

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Backing one of the 100 limited rewards, you will get the limited Worldbuilder's Edition of the eBook and you will be part of a collaborative worldbuilding project where your map description, name and landmarks will be published in the eBook next to the artwork.

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When the campaign ends and the artworks will be ready, you will be sent one of the 100 islands and you will tell us what you believe it's going on in there. You may be inspired by the island shape and its quirks, or just let your imagination go wild. It's your call! 

An example

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Once we send you your designated island, we will ask you to tell us the following:

  • The island's name.
  • The island's lore and description.
  • A brief description for three landmarks or any other kind of points of interest.

Your writings will published on the eBook, so let your imagination run wild!

 

Every island could be anything, so it's entirely up to you to decide what's going on in there!

To keep things manageable there will be a character count restriction and we will ask you to keep things SFW (safe for work), clear from profanity, racism, and other nasty things that might be considered offensive. Also please note that your writings won't affect the island's design unless you select one of the four 50€ pledges available.

As the complete eBook is going to take some time to make and assemble, we plan on sending regular updates on the latest maps we made, this way we can keep in touch with our backers and you can check the new designs out and the overall progress of our project.

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We want this eBook to also become a tool for writers, artists and worldbuilders. A book you can browse to find inspiration when you need to create, to activate your fantasy and to exercise your creative writing and thinking skills. 

Open the eBook to a random page, take a look at the islands and start thinking all kind of things that could happen in there. Write them down, use them in your next great project or just spend some time with your imagination. 

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Take this island for example, what's going on in there? 

  • Is it home of a small totalitarian nation that fortified itself on the island and whose patrols guard all the coastlines? 
  • Is it the private island of a rich alchemist merchant where it's said eerie things can be seen during nighttime?
  • Is it a natural oasis where an uncontacted civilization lives in perfect balance with the most dreadful monsters?
  • Is it a legendary, secret place where dragons go to die since the ancient times?
  • ...and so on!
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