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Hello everyone. Recently, I've noticed an increasing amount of submissions to what I would consider the wrong gallery folder. So far, I've just moved the maps to the right folders, but it would of course be great if everyone puts their maps in the right gallery themselves. Even though we've changed the name 'Alternate World' to 'Alternate Earth', there still seems to be some confusion about what kind of maps should be in which folders. I hope therefore that this overview clears up any confusion there might be about where to submit the maps to. If anyone has different ideas about what fits where, please comment and we can decide what definition fits best, as this is my personal interpretation.

This is the folder for all resources which can be used to make maps. Think about tutorials, brushes, textures, map items, etc.

This folder is meant for maps depicting an entire fictional world. The definition of 'world' can change of course, but generally this folder is meant for maps which show all of some world and not just parts. This folder is not meant for maps of our own Earth, they can be submitted to Real World.

This folder is meant for maps depiction region of a fictional world, most maps fall into this category. Again, maps depicting a region of our own Earth can be submitted to Real World.

This folder is meant for all maps which have a tactical/game purpose. The main example are dungon maps, but also floor plans of castles and towns with a grid can be found in this folder.

Real World:
This folder is meant for all maps depicting a truthfull version of our own Earth, be it historical or of the present. They can either be of the entire world or just of regions. Remember that this group is meant for original maps, so a scan of an atlass will still not be accepted ;).

Science Fiction:
This folder is meant for maps depicting a future world or region, this will include most space maps (except those which are a realistic version of the world as we now know it ;) )

Town & City Maps:
This folder is for all maps depicting fictional human settlements, so from villages to large cities.

Alternate Earth:
This folder is meant for maps of alternative versions of our own earth. In practice, these will mostly be alternate history maps, so if you have an alternate history map, this is the folder to submit to. Maps of any purely fictional region/world which are not meant to depict a place which was originally historically real can be submitted to Regional or World, not to this folder.

This folder is for any map which doesn't fit any of the descriptions above. If you believe this to be the case, you can submit to this folder. Examples are a map of a Wyvern lair, a map of a ship and a map of a tide pool.
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creationtakesun Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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TestBones Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Hi, Cartography Guilders! My company is going to be releasing a new RPG system soon, and in attempting to find a cartographer for the project it was suggested I check out DeviantArt to give new artists trying to get some additional exposure in the gaming industry a crack at it.

It's a fantasy setting, but we're fairly open to letting the artist apply whatever aesthetic they prefer to the layout, and then finding a middle ground for what will best fit the book. The trick will be keeping it in black and white (I imagine), as a limitation.

If anyone is interested, my name is Myke and you can contact me at, thanks!
SirInkman Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Hey, I had a question. Why isn't there an encounter map folder? It seems like there would be a lot that would go in there.
I was just asking as I have a map that otherwise must go into the Other folder.
Thanks in advance for any response.
STGames Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We don't really have any folders for specific game elements. If it's an encounter map for tabletop it can go in Tactical, otherwise that's exactly what Miscellaneous is for.
Neyjour Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you mean the same thing as tactical/battlemaps?  If so, those go into the "Tactical" folder.  :)
SirInkman Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Thanks Christina. I answered my own question. I just didn't realize they were being called tactical maps. No worries. :D
Neyjour Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, okay.  Glad you got it figured out! :)
SirInkman Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Ha, I just noticed - the tactical folder. Okay. That will do. :)
dathore Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for accepting my request, but just one question is there a begginer folder or something like that?
STGames Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We organize maps by type and not by skill level, if that's what you mean.
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