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A Free Fantasy Map by arsheesh A Free Fantasy Map by arsheesh
A while back I was asked to write up a tutorial for my World Map of Eriond. However after my PhD began I didn't have time to complete it. Well, I finally finished it (a link to the tutorial can be found here [link]).

At any rate, in the process of writing that tutorial, I created this map. I don't ordinarily give away my work for free, but since I have no use for this map myself, I thought I'd make it available for free use to anyone who might need it (e.g. for their RPG campaign, or even for commercial use).

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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:iconhyena-yena:
Hyena-Yena Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Yoink! Thanks for the free map.

How much would it cost to commission you for a map?
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You bet Hyena-Yena.  I just sent you a P.M. 

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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TextuaryStar Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Student Artist
Greetings! I am currently working on a mod for the game Medieval 2: Total War, and I need a map. When I found this, I loved it, so I wanted to use it for the mod. (I will not gain money for this mod and I am making it for plain fun and enjoyment for the people of the forum, and the credit of the map will entirely go to you. Keep up the great work and stay safe!

Sincerly,

King Textuary Of Theur
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Greetings TextuaryStars, glad to here that my map will be of use to you and the game.  I hope that is serves you well.  Thanks for letting me know that you will be using it.

cheers,
-Arsheesh
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Ynikesh Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
thanks for the map!
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arsheesh Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconcyberunner2020:
I'll use this map to my board game project: Castles and Dragons. When and if it goes to kickstarter I'll gladly share a link. Anyway it's super piece of cartography.
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds great.  Best wishes on your Kickstarter project.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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DarthMegga Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Student Writer
Arsheesh, I have commented before on your maps, and again I would like to say CONGRATZ on this amazingness. I'm currently writing a fantasy book that I've put A LOT of effort in, but if there's one thing holding me down it's the world. I made a map, but it's horrible, and I would ask your permission on using this map as my official world map. Credits WILL be given to you!
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi DarthMegga, thanks for the kind words.  Absolutely, feel free to use this for your book.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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DarthMegga Featured By Owner Edited Aug 11, 2015  Student Writer
Thank you so much man! You're amazing and just made my month!
  Cheers, 
-DarthMegga
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure DarthMegga :)
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xtheweirdsisterx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
I absolutely love and adore your work..
I'm currently working on an online text based RPG and would love to use this map for the realm in which I'm creating. Credit will be given to you, of course.. However, I do request permission to place names and borders as needed for the realm.

Thank you so very much!

-- Sister Salem
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Sister Salem, thanks for the kind words.  You may certainly label and use this map for the purposes of your RPG.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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Typhon81 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional General Artist
I love the work you do! I am currently writing a series of fantasy novels and I've been searching for the perfect layout for the world I envisioned.
With your permission I would absolutely love to use this overland map.

I will of course credit you and give you the proper thanks you deserve for your work.

Do you mind if I use this map for my fantasy novel?

Joshua
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Joshua, thanks for the kind words.  Please feel free to use the map for your novels.  If and when publish them please let me know, I'd be keen to check them out.

Cheers,
-Tad
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LizSlenNus Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you much for this Post. Been trying too find a Decent map for my Land Tameria, This will work Excellent.
If i do Publish this world I will be Absolutely Sure to Credit you as the Map Artist. This is amazing
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arsheesh Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You bet LizSlenNus :)  Glad to here it is of use to you.  

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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nephilimuk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
May I use this for a book I am writing for my university English Lit course? This is ideal, and would save me the hassle of designing one and commissioning one.

FYI If the book is published by the university (or any other publisher), I am happy to give you a percentage of any revenues made :) (We can discuss this if you like)
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Nephilimuk.  Feel free to use the map for that project.  If the book is published I'd love to know about it.  Feel free to contact me at arsheesh2@gmail.com.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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RetroDragon98 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hello. Can I use this for a project of mine?
I'll credit you.
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, sure can :)
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Jonup Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
thank you but can i use this for my manga  
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You bet, all I ask is that you attribute me as the artist.
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paxy97 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Thanks man. Using this to play D&D with my friends :D Hope you continue to use your talent for maps like these ;)
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to here it!  Thanks for the kind words.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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prettitony Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I love this map....I've been working on my new fantasy novel and this map is precisely what I need. Thank you for posting it. I will give you credit!!!! Awesomeness. I think this is just amazing work!! What is the easiest way to write the names of the towns and places on the map?
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks much Prettitony, I wish you all the best with your novel!  You will need a graphics program to alter the image.  I suggest using either Photoshop or GIMP, the latter of which is free to download.  Both have a text tool that will allow you to add labels directly to the image.  If you wish to get fancy check out some tutorials (do a youtube video search) on how to do text effects with these programs.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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westyndel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome.  I've been struggling with the kind of map I want for my fantasy novel and while I'm not sure this map would work ( it might) I'm intrigued as I think this is at least the style I'm looking for. I've browsed CG for a while and not sure how I missed your tutorial.  I'm very familiar with gimp, so I'll see if I can give it a go.  My biggest struggle in maps like or maps in general is mountains.  Never can seem to get them right. 

If not, Maybe I'll get another story out of this map.  I also struggle in terms of what genre I want to write.  Basically it's "writer's madness" spinning around in my head :)

Anyway, Thanks!!
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi westyndel, thank for the kind words!  Feel free to use the map for any of your writing purposes.  I hope the tutorial is of use to you.  The mountains section can be a bit tricky but if you practice it a bit it can get good results.  Best wishes on your project.
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Shamekeeper12 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Writer
Yes! This is just the kind of thing I need. Thanks a bundle!
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to here it!  Enjoy.
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fallout-07 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Definetly gonna be using at least part of the map for my book, its really an excellent map!
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to here it Fallout.
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Yttermayn Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
This is perfect, I will be using at least parts of it for my rpg video game. Should it ever reach a publishable state, I'll be sure to notify you.
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arsheesh Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, yes please let me know if it does.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Writer
This is a really beautiful map! The mountain ranges are especially eye-catching! :D

I'm currently developing a fantasy novel, and if it's okay with you, I wouldn't mind turning this free map into the world the story takes place on. All I need to do is start coming up with countries and such :)
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks DrOfDemonology, I'm glad you like it. Yes, please feel free to use it for your novel, and add whatever you like to the map. Let me know if you ever publish your work, I'd be keen to see what you've thought up for the world.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
It's a real beauty - thank you for giving it away like that, that's a very admirable thing to do!
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Battlefairies, I'm glad you like it.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was about to say that this looks familiar, but that's because I already favorited it
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well thanks Spiritswriter, I appreciate it.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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JaySimons Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great map, it looks so plastic and realistic!
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks The9988. Much appreciated.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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HBPtje Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Ik was bezig op de lege versie hiervan
maar ik moet zeggen dat dat me niet echt goed lukte
en ik zocht nog een beetje en toen kwam ik dit tegen
en dit ziet er echt prachtig uit !
Ik denk dat ik het ga gebruiken voor mijn site , als dat mag ?
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ik spreek geen Nederlands, dus ik weet niet zeker of ik dit goed zeggen, maar ja, je kan de kaart gebruiken.
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GarudaTeam Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I would like to thank you for uploading this. I am currently using a portion of it to work on a map I am making (Of course, I added a few islands, etc.), I'll link it to you when I'm done.
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure GarudaTeam, glad to here the map is of use to you. I look forward to seeing your finished project.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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