Wednesday, November 3, 2010

An Old Map

I discovered this map going through my copy of Chaosium's "Worlds of Wonder". It's not a map of my creation, it's a map my dad drew at least 35 years ago. I have no idea what he drew it for, he may have been working on some fiction or just drew it for the heck of it as I think it pre-dates our exposure to D&D.
I have no idea how it ended up in that game box but it seemed appropriate to share it.

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In a much more entertaining and exciting universe discovering an old map like this crafted by your father when he was young would be a gateway to adventure...


  1. Absolutely fascinating, and very, very cool. :)

  2. That is a cool map. With a location name like "Goro's Village," I'm guessing it was for a story he was writing.

  3. Has a very similar feel to the maps in the original LotR volumes, I'm guessing your story assumption is right.

  4. Very cool! Thanks for posting this.

  5. I was just talking to my father over the phone, he hasn't seen the map yet but he thinks it's from a story he was writing when I was a under 2 years old (which makes it years older then D&D). How the heck I ended up with is in an RPG game box is anyone's guess.

  6. update: (this was on dragonsfoot but I didn't post it here)

    My dad got a look at the map this past Thanksgiving and he identified it as the last iteration of one he'd been working on in high-school to go along with some stories he was working on in his late teens. The map would have been drawn while my parents were dating or shortly before I was born. It predates D&D by several years.