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Brave New Worlds

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Apr. 5th, 2017 | 11:38 am

It is a truth universally acknowledged that fantasy writers like maps. I recently discovered two great websites that let you generate fantasy maps of your very own! (I am in no way affiliated with either of these sites. I just like them.)



Inkarnate lets you draw your own continents, complete with features like forests, towers, and notes. You create an account, which is quick and free, and then you get access to this map-creation station:




You can then save and export the maps you make. Here's a little island I whipped up as an example:

map of a small island



That's pretty easy, but it gets even easier: the Polygon Map Generator will randomly generate islands for you. Then you can view them in 2D or 3D, plus from other interesting perspectives, like "Watersheds." You can keep playing around with the settings and randomly generating islands until you get one that inspires you. No login required - just hit the "Random" button! Then you can export islands you like.




Have fun exploring!

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