View Full Version : Dead space?

07-22-2011, 07:06 PM
I've got a map that I'm chugging through today (for a tomorrow fair entry deadline, whoops. >.<) and since I'm just making it up as I go I've got a lot of dead space on my landmass that I can't fill. I know that unpopulated areas are common (or were at least) but how much dead space do you think is acceptable? Do you do anything to try and fill it?

07-22-2011, 08:28 PM
Just make it look pretty and natural.

07-22-2011, 08:57 PM
My rule of thumb is "when in doubt put some trees there". Trees cover a lot of our earth so a few more trees won't bother anyone.

07-25-2011, 10:01 AM
If you're really stuck throw in some random text, doesn't have to be labels if could just be an ancient dead language to try and add some extra flavour to your map.


08-02-2011, 02:06 AM
If it's a fantasy/medieval map, you could use those little monster pictures people used to put in for decoration.

08-10-2011, 12:03 AM
Or the cartographer could sell that valuable blank space for advertising.