On the inside cover of Vornheim: The Complete City Kit there will be a version of this map.
(By me, with some coloring assistance from Mandy Morbid.)
The version of the map in the actual book will be more fun to look at, but harder to read quickly, and harder to write on--both because of the actual colors I used (the book version is color-on-black unlike this one which is color-on-white) and because it will be printed on the inside cover of a book you may not want to write on. Plus it will be kind of small considering how much detail there is, which could get annoying.
So what we are doing is we are going to offer--for free--a color-on-white version of the map that DMs can download and print out that looks like this one, so you can use it if you like.
It will look exactly like the map in this post, only it will be way bigger.
It will be divided into 6 parts, each part will be 8 1/2 x 11 inches.
Or you can just download the whole thing and print out a 33 inch wide poster of it at Kinko's or whatever.
We were originally going to do this inside the book itself, but then that's 12 pages of the book that can't have anything but map, and I figured that's kind of lame. So now it's a free bonus. I think also it'll be automatically included in the pdf version, if I'm not mistaken (ask James.)
Anyway, point is, we all get to have our cake and eat it, too. I get my weird map on the inside cover, you get a use-friendly one, and you don't have to decide whether to write in the new hardcover book you just bought or try to photocopy it without fucking up the spine.
Osamu Tezuka (1928 - 1989)
5 weeks ago