Miska's Maps is creating non-random human-generated RPG cartography
209

patrons

$492
per human-generated RPG map.
Hi! Thanks for dropping by on my Patreon page and showing interest in my work. Let me start by introducing myself and what this is about...  

I'm Miska Fredman, the artist behind Miska's Maps and the founder of the  #mapvember. I create fantasy and science-fiction maps for tabletop role-playing games in my free time, and I've enjoyed making maps for RPGs ever since I started playing Dungeons & Dragons back in the 80's. I love to draw maps because it's a great way to inspire and evoke imagination. When I create a map, the themes can range from hard sci-fi to high fantasy, but I try to make my creations easy to adapt to a wide variety of genres. 


Support My Work and The Community

You can support my work by becoming my patron – like a patron of arts of sorts if you will. Your support allows me to devote more time to creating original RPG maps and use better tools and materials. Because of Patreon I have had the opportunity and privilege to advance immensely in RPG cartography and give back to the community that has given me so much. 

It's up to you how much each of my creations is worth to you. For example, would you buy me a cup of coffee or perhaps a pint of beer for one of my maps?


Patronage & Benefits

As my patron, you will get access to a backlog of over 100 high-resolution RPG maps.

On top of this, you will get around 3 to 5 new beautifully colored and textured high-resolution maps every month. One of the maps is the Map of the Month, which will be a bit more detailed and/or larger than the rest of the maps.

Besides the maps, you also gain access to a members-only Patreon discussion and polls, a Facebook group and a Discord server. There are also options for commercial use and editable layered PSD files, and getting hands on any other small publications I might publish as PDFs.

See the Tier descriptions for more details on the included rewards.





Per Creation Model & The Reward Tiers

I'm using the per creation model, so you will be charged for each paid post I release, but you can decide how many creations per month you will support at the most. This way you can manage your budget with ease. Just remember to set the number of supported creations per month when setting up your membership. Also, if I don't happen to release anything during a month, you will not be charged. 

After you have decided to become my patron and want to subscribe to my paid releases on Patreon...
  1. Figure out your monthly budget 
  2. Select a reward tier that fits your needs the best.
  3. Set how many times per month you want to support by dividing your monthly budget by the cost of the selected reward tier. E.g. If your monthly budget is $15  and you select the Adventurer tier at $3, set the monthly maximum to "5 times per month" (15 divided by 3 = 5).
  4. Confirm your pledge and enjoy! Also, join the patron-only discussion here on Patreon and on Discord and Facebook.



Thank you!

Tiers
Cartographer
$1 or more per human-generated RPG map. 77 patrons
This tier is for you if you love tabletop RPG maps and need only the maps (usually 3 to 5 of them per month). Besides my sincere thanks for your support, this tier includes the following rewards:


  • Detailed color maps – The maps are made in print-quality resolution and they include background textures and details, so they can be used easily also as player handouts. Each map comes with and without grid and a printer-friendly version (when applicable).  
  • Backlog Access –  Access the full backlog of maps and other material
  • Exclusive Content –  Get an occasional peek behind the scenes and be part of the creative process. 
Includes Discord rewards
Scholar
$2 or more per human-generated RPG map. 11 patrons
If you want to have some added depth to the maps or save you the trouble of coming up with ideas for the map, this tier is for you. In addition to my honest appreciation for your support, you will get the following rewards:

 

  • All the lower tier rewards
  • Map labels and descriptions – Each map comes with labels and short descriptions of different map locations and/or adventure seeds 
  • Occasional adventures & locations  – Every now and then I might expand the map labels and short descriptions into a short adventure or a more detailed description of a location. These adventures and locations will be made for an open gaming system or as system agnostic, so they can be easily used in any system. (Does not include possible GM's Guild or other publications restricted because of licence and copyright limitations.
Includes Discord rewards
Adventurer
$3 or more per human-generated RPG map. 63 patrons
If you need more visual options for the maps or use them on virtual tabletops, like Roll20, this tier an excellent option for you. Besides making me really happy with your generous support, you will get the following rewards:


  • All the lower level rewards
  • Patreon exclusive alternate version(s)* – I will make an alternate version of the map with added visual features or effects. This might be just a visual alteration or it might be a major change to the theme and feel of the map. 
  • Virtual tabletop ready maps* – I will make separate map files optimized for the virtual tabletops. 
  • Free PDFs – When I do PDF collections of my maps, you will get a free copy.
  • Prints at cost – You will get all printed map publications I release through DrivethruRPG or RPGnow at cost (shipping excluded). 


* When applicable. For example, it might not be practical to make a virtual tabletop version of the map or include token assets, but I will make at least one of the options available for each map.

Includes Discord rewards
Noble
$6 or more per human-generated RPG map. 8 patrons
If you want to have sway on the topic of the Map of the Month or tailor the maps to your specific needs and get your hands on the editable files, this tier is for you. In addition to my earnest appreciation for your significant support, you will get the following rewards:
  • All the lower tier rewards 
  • Editable map files – In addition to the basic map files, you get access to the layered and labeled PSD file of the map. This way you can customize the maps exactly for your own purposes.
  • Commissions -15% – Get a 15% discount on exclusive commission work ordered from me.*  
  • Vote & Customize – Vote on the topic of the Map of the Month and join the conversation to discuss its details.


*  I accept commission work when I can commit to a delivery schedule and reserve the right to decline from commissions.  The total discount cannot be more than your lifetime support at the time when the work is invoiced.  

Includes Discord rewards
Planar Merchant
$10 or more per human-generated RPG map. 9 patrons
If you want to use my maps for commercial purposes and have sway on the topic of the Map of the Month, this is the tier for your needs. In addition to my most humble thanks for your amazing support, you will get the following rewards:  


  • All the lower tier rewards
  • Stock Art Maps – You can use any of my Patreon released maps (but not adventures, locations or other published non-map materials) for commercial purposes as long as you are my Patron and I am credited in the publication.
  • Commissions -30% – Get a 30% discount on exclusive commission work ordered from me.* 
  • Grey Eminence – You have extra influence when suggesting map themes or details. I will try to take your wishes into account to the best of my ability, but I cannot promise that I can always fulfill them. 
  • Signal Boost – Send me a link to your product with my maps on it and I will give it a little boost through my own social media channels.


*  I accept commission work when I can commit to a delivery schedule and reserve the right to decline from commissions.  The total discount cannot be more than your lifetime support at the time when the work is invoiced.  

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$492 of $500 per human-generated RPG map.
A Gift For My Heroine – This goal doesn't have anything directly to do with my maps. Simply, I would like to take my wife to a fancy surprise dinner. We have five kids and I draw the maps during the evenings and weekends mostly. My wife has enabled my work, by being with the kids when I have a rough deadline or just being busy with the maps. I'm super grateful to her. She's the hero behind my work, so to speak, and I would like to show her, how much it all means to me. :)
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Hi! Thanks for dropping by on my Patreon page and showing interest in my work. Let me start by introducing myself and what this is about...  

I'm Miska Fredman, the artist behind Miska's Maps and the founder of the  #mapvember. I create fantasy and science-fiction maps for tabletop role-playing games in my free time, and I've enjoyed making maps for RPGs ever since I started playing Dungeons & Dragons back in the 80's. I love to draw maps because it's a great way to inspire and evoke imagination. When I create a map, the themes can range from hard sci-fi to high fantasy, but I try to make my creations easy to adapt to a wide variety of genres. 


Support My Work and The Community

You can support my work by becoming my patron – like a patron of arts of sorts if you will. Your support allows me to devote more time to creating original RPG maps and use better tools and materials. Because of Patreon I have had the opportunity and privilege to advance immensely in RPG cartography and give back to the community that has given me so much. 

It's up to you how much each of my creations is worth to you. For example, would you buy me a cup of coffee or perhaps a pint of beer for one of my maps?


Patronage & Benefits

As my patron, you will get access to a backlog of over 100 high-resolution RPG maps.

On top of this, you will get around 3 to 5 new beautifully colored and textured high-resolution maps every month. One of the maps is the Map of the Month, which will be a bit more detailed and/or larger than the rest of the maps.

Besides the maps, you also gain access to a members-only Patreon discussion and polls, a Facebook group and a Discord server. There are also options for commercial use and editable layered PSD files, and getting hands on any other small publications I might publish as PDFs.

See the Tier descriptions for more details on the included rewards.





Per Creation Model & The Reward Tiers

I'm using the per creation model, so you will be charged for each paid post I release, but you can decide how many creations per month you will support at the most. This way you can manage your budget with ease. Just remember to set the number of supported creations per month when setting up your membership. Also, if I don't happen to release anything during a month, you will not be charged. 

After you have decided to become my patron and want to subscribe to my paid releases on Patreon...
  1. Figure out your monthly budget 
  2. Select a reward tier that fits your needs the best.
  3. Set how many times per month you want to support by dividing your monthly budget by the cost of the selected reward tier. E.g. If your monthly budget is $15  and you select the Adventurer tier at $3, set the monthly maximum to "5 times per month" (15 divided by 3 = 5).
  4. Confirm your pledge and enjoy! Also, join the patron-only discussion here on Patreon and on Discord and Facebook.



Thank you!

Recent posts by Miska's Maps

Tiers
Cartographer
$1 or more per human-generated RPG map. 77 patrons
This tier is for you if you love tabletop RPG maps and need only the maps (usually 3 to 5 of them per month). Besides my sincere thanks for your support, this tier includes the following rewards:


  • Detailed color maps – The maps are made in print-quality resolution and they include background textures and details, so they can be used easily also as player handouts. Each map comes with and without grid and a printer-friendly version (when applicable).  
  • Backlog Access –  Access the full backlog of maps and other material
  • Exclusive Content –  Get an occasional peek behind the scenes and be part of the creative process. 
Includes Discord rewards
Scholar
$2 or more per human-generated RPG map. 11 patrons
If you want to have some added depth to the maps or save you the trouble of coming up with ideas for the map, this tier is for you. In addition to my honest appreciation for your support, you will get the following rewards:

 

  • All the lower tier rewards
  • Map labels and descriptions – Each map comes with labels and short descriptions of different map locations and/or adventure seeds 
  • Occasional adventures & locations  – Every now and then I might expand the map labels and short descriptions into a short adventure or a more detailed description of a location. These adventures and locations will be made for an open gaming system or as system agnostic, so they can be easily used in any system. (Does not include possible GM's Guild or other publications restricted because of licence and copyright limitations.
Includes Discord rewards
Adventurer
$3 or more per human-generated RPG map. 63 patrons
If you need more visual options for the maps or use them on virtual tabletops, like Roll20, this tier an excellent option for you. Besides making me really happy with your generous support, you will get the following rewards:


  • All the lower level rewards
  • Patreon exclusive alternate version(s)* – I will make an alternate version of the map with added visual features or effects. This might be just a visual alteration or it might be a major change to the theme and feel of the map. 
  • Virtual tabletop ready maps* – I will make separate map files optimized for the virtual tabletops. 
  • Free PDFs – When I do PDF collections of my maps, you will get a free copy.
  • Prints at cost – You will get all printed map publications I release through DrivethruRPG or RPGnow at cost (shipping excluded). 


* When applicable. For example, it might not be practical to make a virtual tabletop version of the map or include token assets, but I will make at least one of the options available for each map.

Includes Discord rewards
Noble
$6 or more per human-generated RPG map. 8 patrons
If you want to have sway on the topic of the Map of the Month or tailor the maps to your specific needs and get your hands on the editable files, this tier is for you. In addition to my earnest appreciation for your significant support, you will get the following rewards:
  • All the lower tier rewards 
  • Editable map files – In addition to the basic map files, you get access to the layered and labeled PSD file of the map. This way you can customize the maps exactly for your own purposes.
  • Commissions -15% – Get a 15% discount on exclusive commission work ordered from me.*  
  • Vote & Customize – Vote on the topic of the Map of the Month and join the conversation to discuss its details.


*  I accept commission work when I can commit to a delivery schedule and reserve the right to decline from commissions.  The total discount cannot be more than your lifetime support at the time when the work is invoiced.  

Includes Discord rewards
Planar Merchant
$10 or more per human-generated RPG map. 9 patrons
If you want to use my maps for commercial purposes and have sway on the topic of the Map of the Month, this is the tier for your needs. In addition to my most humble thanks for your amazing support, you will get the following rewards:  


  • All the lower tier rewards
  • Stock Art Maps – You can use any of my Patreon released maps (but not adventures, locations or other published non-map materials) for commercial purposes as long as you are my Patron and I am credited in the publication.
  • Commissions -30% – Get a 30% discount on exclusive commission work ordered from me.* 
  • Grey Eminence – You have extra influence when suggesting map themes or details. I will try to take your wishes into account to the best of my ability, but I cannot promise that I can always fulfill them. 
  • Signal Boost – Send me a link to your product with my maps on it and I will give it a little boost through my own social media channels.


*  I accept commission work when I can commit to a delivery schedule and reserve the right to decline from commissions.  The total discount cannot be more than your lifetime support at the time when the work is invoiced.  

Includes Discord rewards