View Full Version : Request: Fishing Village

09-01-2008, 05:47 AM
Hello all,

This is my first post here, so apologies that my first post is a request for a map rather than a contribution of one. I'm awful at mapping and so have come here (at the recommendation of Kepli from the Dundjinni Forums) to ask for help.

I'm planning a new 4th Edition D&D campaign and have placed the start of the campaign in a small fishing village on the western coastline of my region. I have an idea that the village is nestled in a cleft with a small river opening out to the sea there. The villagers have built a small harbour there enhancing the natural protection of the bay. There is an inn come meeting hall and a temple. A smithy and general store are present. The village is home to about 300 people with about a further 300 people dependent on it from the area around it - farmers and the like. A single old road leads out of the village to the east following the river.

If any of you know England and Cornwall, the village I have in mind to model it off is Port Issac. For those who have seen the UK TV series "Doc Martin" that village is where the program was filmed and based.

I'm after a 2D top down map of the village, preferably untagged - so no key.

Does anyone have access to something vaguely like this that they can point me at, or even better does this village stir enough interest that one of you demon artists fancies coming up with a cool vision of it?

Any interest or questions please let me know via this thread!

Thanks in advance

09-01-2008, 06:02 AM
Hi Blakey, I can't recall a Cornwall harbour village type map (I've been to Port Isaac so I know what you're after) that's been posted at the Guild. Hopefully someone should be able to knock one up for you shortly! I've moved this thread to the Reqeuests section. You might want to read the sticky there and edit your request if necesarry.

Welcome to the Guild.

09-01-2008, 06:35 AM
Hi Blakey & welcome,

We have had a bit of a bash at scripting this month to make maps. Would you like to draw your map in very simple colors for where the roads, sea, harbour, trees and stuff is. Just plain blocks of color, no tree icons, no houses, no buildings - just shape only and then I can get you a base for the map. Dundjinni or some other mapping app ought to be able to help take that and fill it in with houses and stuff on top.

I can also get you some photos of Cornish houses too if that helps. Also, somebody here did a map of Looe in Cornwall not so long back.

Edit -- Ahh Torstans map here: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1925

09-01-2008, 08:14 AM
There are some nice photos on Google Maps for Port Isaac (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=port+isaac&ie=UTF8&t=h&layer=x&ll=50.592473,-4.82759&spn=0.019316,0.038624&z=15). Also has satellite and terrain information.