A couple years ago, a game developer I'd been chatting with occasionally on Twitter put out a call for a map maker to build some maps for a con game for him. After a bit of him not getting any takers, I decided to volunteer. I'd been playing with different map techniques in my own games, I thought I could whip up something halfway decent - maybe not professional quality, but certainly usable for a con.
Well, turns out I was a bit off the mark in my expectations. He wasn't wanting large-scale, continent-wide maps, which were what I'd been doing up to that point, he needed a town. And he didn't need just any town, he needed a believable wild west town with surrounding territory that included places for shootouts and bandits and - well, you can probably see where it was heading.
But I wasn't going to back down, I accepted the challenge. I took a few days to research wild west towns because, while I've seen lots of Terrence Hill / Bud Spencer movies, I have no real concept of what a wild west town was actually like. But, after reading up on the subject, I was fairly confidence I could produce if not a realistic town then at least a believable one.
He was pretty happy with the maps when I finished them, so I guess I succeeded.
I never heard how his con run went, and I have no idea if he tried to sell the game as a module after the con, so I hope I'm not stepping on toes here, but I really like these maps and want to share them. So here they are. Hopefully someone can use them.
(warning, these are print quality resolution)
Countryside Map GM's version of the surrounding territory Handout version of the surrounding territory Spanish Mission Map Spanish mission GM's map Spanish mission legend (sorry, I have Adobe pro on my laptop but not my desktop. I'll merge these tomorrow) Spanish mission handout Countryside Map Town of Galilee, GM's map Town of Galilee legend Town of Galilee sketched handout