|Expert Rules 1981|
Back in the 1990’s I was running a D&D / AD&D campaign set in the D&D Known World. I started with the inspiration of the map in the back of the D&D Expert Rulebook (1981). I added parts from the map from X1: The Isle of Dread (1981) once I purchased it and later parts from the Grand Ducy of Karameikos Gazetteer (1987).
The setting evolved as I placed adventures and based on the actions of the players. So the resulting setting ended up having a lot of differences from that which was published. I recently dug up a Player Map I made of the main area where the adventures occurred in Northern Karameikos. You might spot some familiar adventure locations like Haven and The Two Towers.
The Map was a hand drawn ink map traced off of a hex map. Then it went in the oven for several minutes to fade the ink and get that parchment look. The end result was quite fragile but I still have it more than 20 years later and it is still in one piece.
|Player Map for North Karameikos (about 1991)|