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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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vXAchillesXv Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017
I love this map and it has helped me a lot but now I need more lol can u make me a bigger map with these two continents? Like a world map?
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This map, just as it is, is free for personal or commercial use.  You are welcome to edit the map as you wish.  However if you would like me to edit or expand upon this map for you, I'd be open to discussing this but we would be talking about a paid commission at that point.  If this is what you are interested in feel free to PM me and we can discuss the details.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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Karaiskandar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
Great work to say the least.
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Karaiskandar Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
You're welcome. :)
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Deranos Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
wow Super
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it.
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vXAchillesXv Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017
Or can I buy the intellectual rights to this?
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Achilles,

In regards to your first question, since I released this under a CC license it is free for anyone to use for personal or commercial purposes.  The only caveats I made is that (a) I be attributed as the artist in any place where the map is published, and (b) people can't simply turn around and resell the map as is (say as a stock image or as a printed image).  It can however be used for commercial purposes (free of charge) in other venues.

This gets to your followup question, yes, you certainly could use this map commercially for your novel.  If, however, you'd rater commission an entirely new piece from me I am open to that as well, though my commission schedule is a bit full at the moment so any future projects might need to be delayed for a month or so.  Please let me know if you wish to pursue this route and we can discuss the details by PM. 

Cheers,
-Tad
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vXAchillesXv Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017
Could I possibly use this as my world map for this fantasy novel I am writing or maybe could you make one for me??
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Achilles, just answered this in response to your first question above.

Cheers,
-Tad
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iasii Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017
Thanks for the free map! No really thank you.

I am not a fantasy game person, but I do write stories/create worlds and I think this will fit well as a visualization for a new stellar world in my current Sci-Fi conceptualizing binges (chuckle).

The planet is called Commonwealth. Geography needs to have a space for a small shallow sea tropical island nation (like The Bahamas) and continental spaces.  I think I have identified potential locations for both in your map.

Once again, thanks! You are providential! lol.
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure Iasii.  I hope the map serves you well.  Cheers.
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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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