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The Only Fantasy World Map... by EotBeholder The Only Fantasy World Map... by EotBeholder
Here's something I threw together for the game I'm running with some coworkers. I plotted out where everything was going to go on a world map then decided, yknowwhat, let's just keep the serial numbers filed off, so now it's a map good for every RPG setting ever. Starting in the Tiny Bickering Fiefdoms is traditional but anywhere works. (My players are mostly from Tortuga.)

EDIT: Wow, almost four years later and this thing just exploded. The internet is a thing of mysteries. Thank you all! A lot (well, a number) of people have requested a blank version so they can add their own names... yeah, sure thing. To anyone asking for permission to use this for their own campaigns... I mean it hardly qualifies as "original", so as long as you're comfortable stealing from someone who steals from the people who only steal from the best, knock yourselves out :)

If I could make some additions (which I suppose I could, but, nah) I'd call out the Boring/Doomed Pastoral Village somewhere in the Tiny Bickering Fiefdoms or the Land of Poncy Knights, and also add a Giant Wall to Keep the Monsters Out. Giant walls are so hot right now.
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:iconhighfieldcountrypark:
highfieldcountrypark Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
I want to go to Aztec Serpens..It sounds like a mysterious place to go.. :) .. Love your map..hehehe very unique..
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EotBeholder Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Thanks!
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EvilMariobot Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2016
If there's one thing I'd add, it'd be a "Magic Fairy Forest of Innocence."

... maybe an "Orphanage of Deceptively Powerful Children" and "The 'Holy Shit, This Was Earth!' Ruins", also.
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AlekVulken94 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I'll go for the Clockwork Tsardom. Steampunk Russians sound promising.


Mecha-Putin, I choose you!
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Nickybuttons12345 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
We don't go to Ravenholm...

...because they are neighbours with the crumbling crusader state so there's been some political turmoil...

...and zombies.
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Antstitle Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how Crusader state is very close to hellfire empire 

Also drowned kingdom is on island not in the ocean.
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EotBeholder Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
Thanks so much for all the favorites over the last couple days! Still no idea where all these hits are coming from (seriously what even is social media you guys) but you're all wonderful people :)
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dingos8 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
This is freaking brilliant
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EotBeholder Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
Thanks! :D
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:iconskimaster:
Skimaster Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
This looks like Midkemia almost, from Raymond E. Feist.
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:icongamemasterfel:
GamemasterFel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Heh heh, speaking as someone who is always concerned about the geography of my campaign settings, this hits me where I live! Love it!
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lurch-jr Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Funnest gaming thing in awhile that I have seen.
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:iconeotbeholder:
EotBeholder Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Thanks a bunch!
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nesian42ryukaiel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
Oooh, love the sarcastic tone... Good work!
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xelianthought Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
Cool.
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FalseTestimony Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I almost died laughing while looking at this map! Great job!
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argentstonecutter Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Let's see, where's the eternal whirlpool of shipwrecks?
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:iconevilmariobot:
EvilMariobot Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
Somewhere around "Pirate Country" would be a good place to put it.
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thediremoose Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
I'll note that as someone who's familiar with Pathfinder, your locations for Norseheim (Land of the Linnorm Kings), Blasted Hellmouth (Worldwound),Hellfire Imperium (Cheliax), Crumbling Crusader-State (Taldor), Arabian Nights (Qadira), Alien Egyptians (Osirion), Desertpunk (Thuvia and Rahadoum), Pirate Country (The Shackles), and Lost World Amazon Fever Jungle (Mwangi Expanse) are exactly where their Golarion equivalents are. Switch around Mammoth Tribes (Realm of the Mammoth Lords) and Witchlands (Irrisen) and they line up perfectly as well.
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EmaCamU Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
if i could fav a comment it would be yours, that's how original golarion is
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adam-ant2 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
:rofl:
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
I know this intended as satire (or at least parody), but it actually would work well for a fantasy campaign and for the more light-hearted fantasy novels with only a few names changed!

Coolness!
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joe-wright Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014   General Artist
Suckmarsh sounds delightful
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Writer
Norseheim sounds like an awesome place, full of mead and wenches. ;-)

This is being used as a prompt for today's Flash Fiction Month challenge, by the way, in case you're wondering about where some of your well-deserved views and whatnot are coming from.
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ZenithComics Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
So I have questions.  Most of the refs I get many I don't.  Would you be willing to provide the "source" for each of these, cause not all of them are obvious to me.

Cheers!
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Goblynoid Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh ouch! Truth comedy. Yep, that's pretty much EVERY fantasy world ever. Brilliant.
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Tordenskjold89 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Saw it on Rpg.net - This is awesome stuff! I especially like the island group of "Volcano Gods are Dicks". Thanks for making this and giving me a laugh!
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ObscureSanctuary Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
This is fabulous
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Mclandis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I lol'd
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Edge-Of-Oblivion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
*slow clap*
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Maestitia-Relictus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Nice support for working, thanks!
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Normandy-SR2 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Brilliant, well done!  Also we don't go to the middle of this map. :-)
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antesse Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
That's brilliant.  I might need to steal for good purposes.
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NoNameMonkey Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Haha. This is hilarious. It brings back memories of old RPG games. :)
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WKNolen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
45, 389 views, of which 210 were today, with 117 comments. 
I'd have to say, this is an unqualified success.  I saw it on a Facebook feed from a game-designer friend of mine ... Owen Stephens.  He's really, really great about sharing things he things are pretty cool. 
I think that your idea has officially "made it" when it gets shared by Paizo staffers. 
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EotBeholder Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Daww, thanks! I'm still not sure how this went viral all of a sudden after so long, but I'm glad people seem to be enjoying it.
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Deadmanshand987 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
I am so running a game with this map. You, sir, are brilliant. 
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EotBeholder Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Game away! Most campaigns I run end up being set in some corner or another - it's been good to me over the years. Fun to think they're all in the same kitchen sink world, even if the different players never interact.
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GodheadInspector Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I'm betting the Hellfire Imperium is feeling mighty bitter that they didn't build around the Blasted Hellmouth. It fits their theme and everything! Now their feng shui is all out of balance.
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GeneralSnuggles Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This, ladies and gents, is the fantasy genre in a nutshell.
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Markustay Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
EotBeholder, you never answered me - do you mind if I take this and make it the basis for a more detailed 'generic fantasy world' map? Several people here have requested unmarked/layered versions, and thats just what I was thinking. One with just geography, and another re-labeled (keeping nearly all of your names intact - you can't improve on perfection!) I already started it - just an outline ATM - but I'd rather have your input before I go any further. I will, of course, link back to your original and give you full credit, wherever I post it.
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EotBeholder Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Not a problem, use it how you like, though I've posted an unlabeled version here too.
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Markustay Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Nope, don't need it. I just like your ideas and basic shape - I've already re-drawn the coasts more realistically. Mine will be a complete repaint, in this style -  scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hp…; That is for a commision I am working on, but this one will be 'just for fun'. Thanks for this - I always appreciate good inspiration.
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KDLadage Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Is this map available as a layered graphic?
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EotBeholder Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Afraid not... this one was made a few computers ago and the original file was lost. But there is the unlabeled version.
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SkarmoryThePG Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
It's amazing how closely this matches the Warhammer Fantasy world.
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Alanna-QueenofHearts Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hehe quite entertaining to read ^^  nicely done person I don't know -nods nods- ^^
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Kingda-Ka Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
I HAVE to show my colleagues this. XD We're all utter map freaks. They will love this.
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Tsunderelightning Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Excuse me while I take this and put Motherfucking Mali on the west edge of Desertpunkistan.

Motherfucking Mali isn't a fantasy cliche yet, but IT SHOULD BE.
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