Candlekeep Forum
Candlekeep Forum
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Active Polls | Members | Private Messages | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Forgotten Realms Journals
 General Forgotten Realms Chat
 Map sections for y'all
 New Topic  New Poll New Poll
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Previous Page | Next Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 11

daarkknight
Seeker

USA
64 Posts

Posted - 19 Aug 2012 :  22:09:57  Show Profile Send daarkknight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just came across this thread and realized that I had the wonderful map of Anauroch on my laptop already (having found it to determine the location of Elah'zad so my group could return Selunarra to the Realms). Now that I've taken the time to grab all of the rest of the maps, may I (belatedly) say thank you to Handsome Rob, wherever you may be.

"That's it!"
Quote attributed to Talor Stormhammer, paladin of Helm, when fighting a frost giant.
Go to Top of Page

Duneth Despana
Learned Scribe

Belgium
258 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2012 :  16:15:58  Show Profile Send Duneth Despana a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It would seem there's a typo that has snuck in onto your Silver Marches map. Your map says Ruvandell when the town is called Auvandell.

This had me confused. I hope it'll help anybody else who found themselves in the same situation.

« There is no overriding « epic » in the Realms, but rather a large number of stories, adventures, and encounters going on all the time. [...]. Each creative mind adds to the base, creating, defining, and making their contribution to the rich diversity of the Realms. [...]. But Ed built the stage upon which all the plays are presented. Thanks Ed. » -FR Comic no.1
Go to Top of Page

sleyvas
Great Reader

USA
7375 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2012 :  17:26:33  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cleric Generic

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/zakhara.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/yehimals.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/westheartlands.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/wakozakura.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/vilhonreach.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/vaasadamara.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/unthermulhorand.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/tulung2.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/thay.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/tethyr.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/tabot.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/shoulung.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/shiningsouth.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/shaarg.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/serpentkingdoms.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/rashemen.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/pelvuria.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/northwest.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/moonshaes.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/moonsea.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/maztica.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/lakepanthalamap.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/lakeofsteam.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/impiltur.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/hordelands.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/halruaa.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/farpayit.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/farnorth.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/farnorth.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/fallenstars.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/evermeet.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/dambrath.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/cormyrdalelands.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/chult.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/calimshan.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/anauroch.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/93749627/aglarond.jpg

Phew! What a song and dance... Hopefully these copies are still good.



wow, these are great. If anyone knows who this "Handsome Rob" is tell him thanks from me. These would be wonderful for introducing players who aren't as up on the realms (and we all know as DM's, we've got those) to their own little section of the world that they'll be adventuring in. You know, I've never actually done it, since I haven't had a group in about 4-5 years, but it would be exceptionally easier in today's realms to throw together a "player's guide" for a region, what with the ability to copy and paste a lot of info from the web or PDF's and combine that with say a map or 3 to comprise a region.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas
Go to Top of Page

Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
15675 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2012 :  18:22:35  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If they go the route I suggested in my 'wish list' thread, and make every regional splat its own Campaign guide, then they should provide a player's regional guide on the web - it only makes sense. It would pull a LOT more people into the setting that way.

I believe Paizo's been using just such a format.

As for Handsome Rob - I believe we 'lost him' soon after the 4e release. We also lost Patrakis - he went over to Golarion. Now I see he is back (somewhat) and posting, which is a good sign - it means old fans may be willing to "forgive and forget". Maybe, in time, we will see Handsome Rob back in these hallowed halls as well.

I almost left a few times myself, but I'm an old dog and I don't take well to 'new tricks'. I have too much fun making Realms maps.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone

Go to Top of Page

Dalor Darden
Great Reader

USA
3594 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2012 :  19:37:29  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Amen for that MT! Or else I would be without a cartographer for my home games! lol

AD&D for me!
Go to Top of Page

sleyvas
Great Reader

USA
7375 Posts

Posted - 21 Sep 2012 :  14:54:04  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

If they go the route I suggested in my 'wish list' thread, and make every regional splat its own Campaign guide, then they should provide a player's regional guide on the web - it only makes sense. It would pull a LOT more people into the setting that way.

I believe Paizo's been using just such a format.

As for Handsome Rob - I believe we 'lost him' soon after the 4e release. We also lost Patrakis - he went over to Golarion. Now I see he is back (somewhat) and posting, which is a good sign - it means old fans may be willing to "forgive and forget". Maybe, in time, we will see Handsome Rob back in these hallowed halls as well.

I almost left a few times myself, but I'm an old dog and I don't take well to 'new tricks'. I have too much fun making Realms maps.





Yeah, I know what you mean about almost leaving. After 4e came out and I didn't like what was done, I almost gave in entirely. I've never been one to follow the Drizzt stories a whole lot (though I've read about 30% of them) and the magic system just tanked for me. Then they tore apart the 3 countries I loved the most (Thay, Mulhorand, and Unther) and I'm not entirely enthused with what happened to Impiltur (its just a little too heavy... I liked it as my "Chivalric country of the East"). Still, I'm willing to see what they do... can they unmire themselves. I've presented some possibilities (for instance, the "United Tharchs of the Shaar" idea... and if there is any region where the Brotherhood of the Griffin might be well accepted, I see there being highly likely... especially if the idea of the wizard academies being on earthmotes is prominent).

If it doesn't work out (as much as I like Ed's work on the realms, he is only one man, and personally, I like his game design more than his novels), well, I've got plenty of stuff on the realms. I could easily run things in the 1300's, or hell, I've always wanted to do a campaign with a group during the century surrounding Thay's formation. That could be very fun.

I've also got stuff on the Shattered Lands, and after the realms, I really like this setting. Ironically, it seems like the 4E team was trying to shoehorn in elements from that into the realms... but it doesn't really fit right because that world was grown from those ideas and the realms wasn't. The problem with that world is that it won't see any future growth.... but luckily they put out plenty to run a LOT of different campaigns if you wanted. I wish they'd put out more novels though.

I've looked at Golarion, and some of it seems interesting, but there is a lack of cohesiveness I feel for some reason there. I'm not sure why, but its like "let's throw together a lot of ideas and make them countries". That being said, many could say the same of the realms if all they saw was the campaign setting. I'm slowly giving it a try as well.

I've not looked at Midgard at all. I saw an add for it in a magazine, and that's about it. However, I am intrigued if anyone knows anything about it.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas
Go to Top of Page

Captain Jak
Acolyte

Canada
1 Posts

Posted - 03 Jan 2013 :  22:02:42  Show Profile  Visit Captain Jak's Homepage Send Captain Jak a Private Message  Reply with Quote
These maps are absolutely terrific. Thanks to HandsomeRob (wherever he may be) for making them and Cleric Generic for uploading them on dropbox so I can download the original resolutions.
Go to Top of Page

HandsomeRob
Seeker

68 Posts

Posted - 11 Apr 2013 :  14:54:48  Show Profile  Visit HandsomeRob's Homepage Send HandsomeRob a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey all,
I had forgotten about you guys - yesterday I got a message from someone in this forum who wanted the full, high-res version of the map that's sectioned off in this thread. Well, if you are willing to download a 880-MB tif file, you can get the map from here:
http://www.4shared.com/photo/x0Cvem4m/TorilMap.html

Please note that I made it a few years ago, and there may be some issues and errors with it, and also it's probably out of date with whatever the current editions say, but here it is anyway if anyone's interested.

Later,
-Rob

Visit Sorol today: http://sorol.wikispaces.com
Go to Top of Page

Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
Moderator

USA
31394 Posts

Posted - 11 Apr 2013 :  16:07:54  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The legendary HandsomeRob returns!

Candlekeep Forums Moderator

Candlekeep - The Library of Forgotten Realms Lore
http://www.candlekeep.com
-- Candlekeep Forum Code of Conduct

Editor and scribe for The Candlekeep Compendium

I am the Giant Space Hamster of Ill Omen!
Go to Top of Page

Darkmeer
Senior Scribe

USA
505 Posts

Posted - 11 Apr 2013 :  16:12:45  Show Profile  Visit Darkmeer's Homepage Send Darkmeer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Rob, you are a saint. And yes, many of the scribes here were A: Worried you were okay and B: Rabid about wanting a map made by you. Between yourself and Markustay we are blessed with truly great fan cartographers!

"These people are my family, not just friends, and if you want to get to them you gotta go through ME."
Go to Top of Page

Enthusior
Acolyte

Germany
11 Posts

Posted - 11 Apr 2013 :  23:11:52  Show Profile Send Enthusior a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you so much!
I'm very glad you looked into this thread again and have blessed us with the full map.

It is really appreciated.
I must say, this is the best map ressource I have ever known for any RPG and it helps so much in the preparation and running of a session.

Maybe some admin can help to store this piece of art in a more permanent spot. It would be a pity if the map would be lost, as it's parts were almost lost last year.

Thanks, Rob!

Edited by - Enthusior on 11 Apr 2013 23:13:08
Go to Top of Page

Eli the Tanner
Learned Scribe

United Kingdom
148 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2013 :  00:37:39  Show Profile  Visit Eli the Tanner's Homepage Send Eli the Tanner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What program are you guys using to view this file? After I download it the image doesn't seem to be zoomable for me.

Moderator of /r/Forgotten_Realms
Go to Top of Page

Delwa
Master of Realmslore

USA
1247 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2013 :  01:38:06  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HandsomeRob

Hey all,
I had forgotten about you guys - yesterday I got a message from someone in this forum who wanted the full, high-res version of the map that's sectioned off in this thread.



*sweeps off his plumed hat and bows very low* Sir, I thank you very much, may Selune light your path, and may you curry the favor of Boo always. Thank you much!

- Delwa Aunglor of Tangled Trees
I am off to slay yon refrigerator and spoil it's horde. Go for the cheese, Boo!

"The Realms change; seldom at the speed desired of those who strive, but far too quickly for those who resist." - The Simbul, taken from the Forgotten Realms Campaign Conspectus

My Forging the Realms Archives (Google Drive pdfs)
Go to Top of Page

daarkknight
Seeker

USA
64 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2013 :  04:10:44  Show Profile Send daarkknight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Eli the Tanner

What program are you guys using to view this file? After I download it the image doesn't seem to be zoomable for me.



You usually need Photoshop to open it.

HandsomeRob, let me say I am sooo impressed by this map. Thank you so very, very much for your hard work and offering this to us.

"That's it!"
Quote attributed to Talor Stormhammer, paladin of Helm, when fighting a frost giant.
Go to Top of Page

Delwa
Master of Realmslore

USA
1247 Posts

Posted - 13 Apr 2013 :  02:35:45  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Eli the Tanner

What program are you guys using to view this file? After I download it the image doesn't seem to be zoomable for me.


As stated, Photoshop. I'm running Windows 7, and if you open the file in Windows Photo Viewer, it works fine. It does help to shut down all other programs, otherwise you might get an out of memory error, depending on how much RAM you have. I've got 3gb of RAM, and it took it a good two or three minutes to open, but it did open.

- Delwa Aunglor of Tangled Trees
I am off to slay yon refrigerator and spoil it's horde. Go for the cheese, Boo!

"The Realms change; seldom at the speed desired of those who strive, but far too quickly for those who resist." - The Simbul, taken from the Forgotten Realms Campaign Conspectus

My Forging the Realms Archives (Google Drive pdfs)

Edited by - Delwa on 13 Apr 2013 02:36:18
Go to Top of Page

Razz
Senior Scribe

USA
716 Posts

Posted - 13 Apr 2013 :  17:37:22  Show Profile  Visit Razz's Homepage  Send Razz an AOL message Send Razz a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Holy crap he's back!!! Does this mean more new and updated maps!? :D
Go to Top of Page

Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
15675 Posts

Posted - 13 Apr 2013 :  22:08:56  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for this.

With 4G of RAM it took about five minutes to open with Windows photo viewer.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone

Go to Top of Page

Elfinblade
Senior Scribe

Norway
377 Posts

Posted - 14 Apr 2013 :  08:18:04  Show Profile Send Elfinblade a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ah Rob, this is awesome! Thanks for taking your time to post that
Go to Top of Page

The Masked Mage
Master of Realmslore

USA
1967 Posts

Posted - 14 Apr 2013 :  19:55:29  Show Profile  Send The Masked Mage an AOL message  Click to see The Masked Mage's MSN Messenger address Send The Masked Mage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nice Rob. Nice.
Go to Top of Page

idilippy
Senior Scribe

USA
417 Posts

Posted - 15 Apr 2013 :  17:08:52  Show Profile Send idilippy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wanted to post and say thanks for posting that massive map, it was definitely worth the time taken to download it!
Go to Top of Page

TarionsCousin
Acolyte

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 07 Jul 2013 :  21:41:38  Show Profile Send TarionsCousin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just wanted to add my voice to the chorus of thanks for Handsome Rob and Cleric Generic. Thank you both!
Go to Top of Page

GreatInca
Acolyte

USA
4 Posts

Posted - 11 Mar 2014 :  08:39:46  Show Profile  Visit GreatInca's Homepage Send GreatInca a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Handsome Rob reposted his full-world TIF on 4Shared (I requested it in PM)

http://www.4shared.com/get/c42WYOuice/TorilMap.html

I'm subdividing it into continental sections and will seed a torrent on the pirate bay. Most computers today should be able to handle 100 megapixel images (computers have had at least 1GB of RAM since 2009-2010)

Toril: 30600x13400 -- 410.04 megapixels (Scale: 2 pixels = 1 mile)

Fearun: 7500x6500 @ 7580, 1200 | 15080, 7700 -- 48.75 megapixels
Sword Coast: 3000x4500 @ 0,350 (7580, 1550) -- 13.5 megapixels
Central Fearun: 4000x4500 @ 2630, 350 (10210,1550) -- 18 megapixels

Kara-Tur: 7500x8500 @ 15000, 1900 | 22500, 10400 -- 63.75 megapixels

Zakhara: 3750x5250 @ 1950, 7220 | 5700, 12470 -- 19.6785 megapixels

Toril Western Hemisphere: 5000x11500 @ 2000, 1750 | 7000, 13250 -- 57.5 megapixels
Anchorome: 3500x2750 @ 200, 0 (2200, 1750) -- 9.625 megapixels
Maztica: 3000x4250 @ 680, 2300 (2680, 4050) -- 12.75 megapixels
Katashaka: 4750x5250 @ 0, 6232 (2000, 7982) -- 24.9375 megapixels


Astronomical rabbit trail:
According to this global map with a scale of 300 pixels = 150 miles (2 pixels per mile), Toril has a planetary circumference of 15,300 miles, about 61.4% of earth's (24,901 miles). If Toril had the exact same average density as earth, this would mean that Toril has 48.16% of earth's surface gravity.
Go to Top of Page

Dalor Darden
Great Reader

USA
3594 Posts

Posted - 11 Mar 2014 :  08:49:20  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Did you count the oceans beyond what is mapped?

All "globes" I've seen of Toril make it at LEAST as large as Terra.

AD&D for me!
Go to Top of Page

CassDyson
Acolyte

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 03 Jun 2014 :  08:37:42  Show Profile Send CassDyson a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I would like to thank all of the map makers who have spent so much of their time making the wonderful maps I've found here. I'm totally blown away by this!
Go to Top of Page

Mapolq
Senior Scribe

Brazil
466 Posts

Posted - 03 Jun 2014 :  19:50:35  Show Profile Send Mapolq a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The maps in which HandsomeRob (I assume) has based his on, and considerably improved upon, like the FR Intractive Atlas and others done in the same period, had Toril's circumference to be the same as that of Earth. As Dalor said, though, there is a large "Pacific Ocean" that's not mapped on HandsomeRob's file (given that it's largely just water).

It's also interesting to note that Toril is supposed to have 10-15% (not quite sure now) larger circumference than that of Earth, as per Ed Greenwood's comments, but the canonicity of that is a bit hazy, I think.

Never sleep under the jackfruit tree.

Tales of Moonsea - A Neverwinter Nights 2 Persistent World. Check out our website at http://www.talesofmoonsea.com and our video trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am304WqOAAo&feature=youtu.be, as well as our thread here at Candlekeep: http://www.forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12955

My campaign thread: http://www.forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16447
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 11 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Previous Page | Next Page
 New Topic  New Poll New Poll
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Candlekeep Forum © 1999-2018 Candlekeep.com Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000