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Known World, 8 miles per hex

by Thorfinn Tait

Maps

Replica of TM1, 8 miles per hex by Thorf, August 2008

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Replica of TM2, 8 miles per hex by Thorf, March 2009

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Combined replica of TM1 and TM2, 8 miles per hex by Thorf, March 2009

Combined replica of Rules Cyclopedia, 8 miles per hex by Thorf, last revised 1 February 2016

1991 saw the release of the Rules Cyclopedia, compiling all of the rules from the BECMI era into a single volume.  The book also included a short gazetteer of the Known World, with more than 10 pages of maps.

According to Bruce Heard, the Rules Cyclopedia‘s maps were taken directly from the TM1 and TM2 trail maps, so they are identical to those maps in most respects.  This replica presents the maps in combined form, so it’s possible to see at a glance what areas the Rules Cyclopedia covers.

Comments

Sources: GAZ1 The Grand Duchy of Karameikos (1987), GAZ2 The Emirates of Ylaruam (1987), GAZ3 The Principalities of Glantri (1987), GAZ4 The Kingdom of Ierendi (1987), GAZ5 The Elves of Alfheim (1988), GAZ6 The Dwarves of Rockhome (1988), GAZ7 The Northern Reaches (1988), GAZ8 The Five Shires (1988), GAZ9 The Minrothad Guilds (1988), GAZ10 The Orcs of Thar (1989), GAZ11 The Republic of Darokin (1989), GAZ12 The Golden Khan of Ethengar (1989), GAZ13 The Shadow Elves (1990), GAZ14 The Atruaghin Clans (1991), Dawn of the Emperors (1989), TM1 The Western Countries (1989), TM2 The Eastern Countries (1989) and PC3 The Sea People (1990). Also PC1 Tall Tales of the Wee Folk (1989), PC4 Night Howlers (1992), Wrath of the Immortals (1992) and Champions of Mystara (1993).

Notes on TM1

Notes on TM2

To Do List

  1. Finish making replica of TM2.
  2. Create a combined replica of TM1 and TM2. (And watch my computer explode from the stress.)
  3. Write notes on all the featured areas, comparing them with other sources.
  4. Update all the individual country maps.
  5. Create an updated trail map of the Known World area.

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About Replica Maps

Unlike Updated mapsReplica maps are exact (or sometimes colourised) replicas of primary source maps.  These source maps form the main source material of the Atlas of Mystara, from which all of the updated maps are made.  Put simply: