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    The Board for the Runequest boardgame 'Dragonpass' was pretty cool too. Can't find it online though.

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    D'oh, how could I forget the city map for Sanctuary, from the Thieves World books

    I **LOVED** those books, and the map really helped picture the locations, it really made sense. (in most books i look at the map, sure, but then my mind sets up it's own geography as I read, heh)

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    For me it has to be the maps in the Lone Wolf series:
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    Seems to me that I remember this question being asked once before, then again, maybe I'm just imagining it. In any event, a couple of my favorites have already been mentioned (Sanctuary from the Thieves World Books and The Land from the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant), but I thought I'd mention a few others that have been inspirational for me.

    The Pliocene Exile Series by Julian May
    The Mythgar Series by Denis L. McKiernan
    The Shanara Series by Terry Brooks

    Countless other maps have also been inspirational, but these three did something special for me.

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    Well, oddly enough, for me, it is the Original World of Greyhawk maps by Darlene. Course, I was 14 when they first came out.
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    Okay here hopefully a couple better pics of the map from Quest for the Rings.




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    Like many others here, I was inspired by the maps in Tolkein's books, but my all-time favorites are:

    --the world map from Janny Wurts' Mistwraith books

    --the maps from The Lightbringer Trilogy by Oliver Johnson

    --the Lone Wolf maps (good call, Syt)

    --and the world map in the Elric of Melnibone books

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    Just remembered another excellent map: the ones from Ian Irvine's 'The View from the Mirror' series.

    Also, Holly Lisle's hand drawn maps are gorgeous: http://hollylisle.com/tm/matrinmap.html

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    Ok, if we're talking videogames as well, I have to go with the map that comes in the box with the elderscrolls III: Morrowind.

    For being a drawn map, it has a huge amount of detail. Just looking at it inspired me to explore all of the random locations hinted at on the map. If you look, you'll see a few X's placed around the map that demand attention.

    Also the map can act as a rosetta stone for learning the ingame daedric writing, since a couple of the daedric temples on the map have their names in both english and daedric. The daedric "language" ended up being just a different alphabet for english language, so if you had the secret code you could read some pretty interesting stuff hidden away in game.
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    Oh yeah, I remember that map. Nice.

    Here is another great computer map, because it's the first paper map I ever received with a purchased game (incidentally the first PC game I purchased).
    It's from the Magic Candle.

    Grabbed the map from this place:
    http://jasons.wumple.com/Interests/G...e/Welcome.html
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