Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Old Maps

I love old maps.  Especially ones from the dawn of discovery when map makers had equal parts of skill, imagination and daring.  Sure I would not want one in my GPS car system, but for my game table?  Yes Please!

Here is one I was reading today while waiting for something else.

That's Taprobana.  An island in the Indian Ocean.
Sure we have an island there now anyway, Sri Lanka, but Taprobana is cool.  It is an island of wizards, fakirs and shamans.  A place to go to learn the highest magics, the most ancient of all arcane secrets.

They also have tea.  Which is a plus.
I just need to find a place for it in my own world.


Malik said...

Gotta love old maps. I find literally any excuse to crowbar maps into my games, especially ones with such an exquisite levelof detail.

garrisonjames said...

What a great map. this looks like something just begging to be used in a game of exploration...