Advanced Search >

A Magical Society: Guide to Mapping

A Magical Society: Guide to Mapping

ZIP File

This free pdf is a 37-page peek into A Magical Society: Ecology and Culture. A collection of the three mapping sections in MS:EC, A Magical Society: Guide to Mapping is a stand alone that helps people make maps for plausible worlds. Taken from a macro prospective, the mapping guide goes through nine steps, each step illustrated with examples, supporting text, and a sample world map. If you want to expand upon the ideas presented in this free PDF, pick up A Magical Society: Ecology and Culture, which fills your world with biomes, ecological wonders, and cultural groups. We hope you enjoy this product and continue to support Expeditious Retreat Press.

 Customers who bought this title also purchased
Reviews (4)
Discussions (0)
You must be logged in to rate this
May 31st, 2013
This is a good-sized PDF document offered free of charge. To begin, I am not a good mapmaker and the ones I have made are obvious even to me that they are too fanciful as to verge on the bizarre. All too often I want to make an unlikely city-state on [...]
April 9th, 2013
A good product on building an Earth-like world with a focus on the fantasy. Great tips on where to place terrain and spread intelligent races. The product needs a greater contrast between the grey background and the text in order to increase legibility [...]
February 8th, 2013
This was a wonderful read. A Magical Society: Guide to Mapping brings up many facets to a working RPG world. Not only the creation of the world but how it actually formed to begin with. I read the whole thing in one go and will use some of its hits [...]
November 16th, 2012
A well presented and concise guide to making magical maps with plenty of illustrations and an example. Well worth a read for anyone who's starting their own world, but doesn't know where the mountains should go. [...]
Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
Mutant E
Mutant E
$3.25 $1.14

Product Information
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
2.87 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
April 09, 2008
This title was added to our catalog on April 09, 2008.