The Atlas returns after a few days of Internet outage with this fine map for a sandbox-style roleplaying campaign from artist Jeffrey Beebe, who, besides having worked on this setting on and off (mostly off) for the last 30 years, is also the creator of the 15-year-old world of Refractoria, “a comprehensive imagino-ordinary world that is equal parts autobiography and pure fantasy.” Refractoria was featured on BoingBoing last November, which is not the only reason we’ve chosen this map of Beebe’s Kingdom of Haluna instead. It’s also interesting to see how a more or less traditional RPG campaign map has been influenced by the semi-confessional nature of Beebe’s main project. One effect has been to produce some terrifically evocative place names, the likes of which are rarely found on traditional RPG maps: Pounder’s Land, the Bitches Thicket, the Bay of Wrongness, the Sourmires, and a waterfall called The Plummet. Hopefully, some PCs will actually get to visit this land one day.
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