Thursday, July 29, 2010

Torstan's Maps

Jonathan Roberts is a map maker who, through pure altruism, improved the quality of my fantasy maps greatly. He's also a cartographer for Kobold Quarterly, Sunken Empires, and Adventures in the Hyborian Age

Under the name of Torstan, he contributed tile sets and maps to Maptool which either ship with the product or can be downloaded into it. His work greatly speeds the development of new fantasy scenarios through the use of drag and drop map making. I created the Ogre Bandit Lair adventure with his tiles.

Jonathan released the latest map set in a series titled Low River Map Pack. The set contains battle mat pdfs for printing and jpeg files to import into your favorite Virtual Table Top. It also contains a Maptool campaign file with the maps preloaded. You can find the entire bundle of Fantastic Maps on DriveThruRPG.

Sample Map from the Low River Collection


  1. Thanks! I'm really glad you've found the tiles useful and I hope this one is equally good.


  2. Now if you would only provide some Space Pulp tiles for my Space Nazis campaign. :-)

    By-the-by, my next article for time-crunched gamers involves how to create a map using your tile set.


  3. :) I'll be interested to hear how that works. Let me know if you have any suggestions for improvements to the set - or any glaring omissions from the pack.