Miska Fredman is creating tabletop RPG cartography.
213
patrons
$700
per month
Hi! Thanks for dropping by on my Patreon page and showing interest in my work. I'm Miska Fredman, a game designer, and RPG cartographer. You might know me from Miska's Maps or Mapvember, for example. I've enjoyed making maps for RPGs ever since I started playing Dungeons & Dragons back in the '80s, and Patreon has offered me an amazing opportunity share my maps for the RPG community and improve my skills at the same time.





I draw mainly sci-fi and modern themed maps. Sometimes the genre might be a bit hard to determine or it might be closer to steampunk, post-apocalyptic or science fantasy. I do make fantasy themed maps also, but less frequently or as smaller black & white maps. I'm a big sci-fi fan myself and love to work on cool spaceship deck plans, exotic places with space opera flavor, urban locations, or strange post-apocalyptic landscapes. When possible, I try to make the maps so that they can be used in modern settings as well.

A few other details of my maps:
  • I release at least 2 detailed color maps plus a varying number of black and white maps each month. The number, style, and content of the map packs might vary from map to map. 
  • I mostly draw maps that are full buildings, ships or dungeons in 5 ft/square scale. I do sometimes regional maps or encounter maps, but not that often.
  • Mostly I make the image files into 140 px/inch resolution which is usually enough to print out the map or sections of it for use with miniatures. It also scales well to virtual tabletops. The original PSDs are created into 300 dpi resolution, which is the standard for high-quality prints. 
  • I like to color my maps and add details and textures to them, but sometimes a meticulously crosshatched black & white old-school map is a just as beautiful piece of cartography.



You can join the Miska's Maps Reborn project and support my RPG cartography by becoming my patron – like a patron of arts of sorts if you will.
Your patronage allows me to devote more time to creating original RPG maps and use better tools, software, and materials – perhaps even become a full-time cartography artist one day. Because of my patrons, I have already had the opportunity and privilege to improve my skills in RPG cartography and give back to the community that has given me so much.

As my patron you can also join the creative process by voting for maps, suggesting ideas for the maps, and giving feedback.


HOW DOES THIS WORK?

It's up to you how much each of my cartography is worth to you and how much you want to support my work. For example, would you buy me a cup of coffee or perhaps a pint of beer for a month's worth of maps? When you become my patron you can choose at what level you want to support my work.



PATRON TIERS

Your monthly support determines your patron tier, and each tier has a set of rewards you get on a monthly basis. You will be charged up front at the beginning of the month and once your payment is processed successfully, you will gain access to all the benefits available to your tier. You will not be charged for the months when I'm taking a break, or don't work on maps for a reason or another.

You can find the details of each tier and their rewards in the tier descriptions.
 

REWARDS

All of my patrons gain the following rewards in addition to any other rewards detailed in the tier descriptions:

  • Backstage Pass: Join the discussion and polls here on Patreon and Miska's Maps Discord server.
  • Archive Access: Access all the previously published maps and posts available to your tier. Filter the posts easily by tags and release date. 
  • Votes & Suggestions: Take part in the creative process by participating in polls and brainstorms for the map ideas and such. 





Maps, illustrations and other creations published on Patreon are meant for personal use and are all licensed under  CC-BY-NC Creative Commons license.

Reasonable quotation and partial sharing of maps, pictures and such is OK if I am credited for my work and you link back to this page, or Miska's Maps' account relevant to the used platform. Please note that I do not allow my materials to be used in publications or context that can be considered generally immoral, obscene, sexist, racist or otherwise offensive. If you feel like you are in the grey area, please contact me before using or sharing my work publicly. 

Commercial licenses are available at certain tiers or with a separate contract. More about the licenses and commission work here

You can contact me by using the Patreon's own messaging system or with this contact form

Free maps and more about Miska's Maps on my website at www.miskasmaps.com.



Tiers
Follower
$2 or more per month 48 patrons

This tier is for you if you love tabletop RPG maps and need only the maps. Besides my sincere thanks for your support, this tier includes the following rewards:
 

  • High-Resolution Maps. Early access to my basic stock maps. Single map version, typically at least 2 color maps per month + a varying number of simple black and white maps.
  • Map Archive Access: Access all the previously published maps and posts available to your tier. Filter the posts easily by tags and release date. 
  • Votes & Suggestions: Take part in the creative process by participating in polls and brainstorms for the map ideas and such. 
  • Backstage Pass: Join the discussion and polls here on Patreon and Miska's Maps Discord server. 
Includes Discord rewards
Explorer
$5 or more per month 46 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
  • Premium map packs with Patreon exclusive variant versions* of my high-resolution maps. These can include variants such as printer-friendly, night/day, furnished/unfurnished, player handouts, hand-drawn line art maps, etc.
  • Virtual tabletop ready maps* – I will make separate map files optimized for the virtual tabletops. 
  • Access to the Patreon exclusive tutorials and Q&A videos and streams, and related material. (Starting from January 2019) 

* 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
Adventurer
$10 or more per month 15 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 (PDF) – Each map pack comes with a labeled map and a PDF with short descriptions of different map locations and/or adventure seeds to save you time. 
  • 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.
  • Extra loot. Access to occasional Patreon exclusive drawings, character portraits, sketches, free PDFs, etc. 
Includes Discord rewards
Designer
$15 or more per month 3 patrons

If you want to tailor the maps to your specific needs and get your hands on the editable files, and maybe even publish  some of your own adventures commercially, 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 PSD file of the maps. This way you can customize the maps exactly for your own specific needs.
  • Commercial use (1 credit / month): Credits are sent monthly and each credits allows to use one of my maps or illustrations in one publication. Detailed license included with the credits.  
  • Special Thanks in the credits of my PDF & POD publications.*


* Please let me know if you don't want your name listed in the credits. 

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$700 of $750 per month
Public Domain Maps! – As a small press RPG publisher and game designer, I would like to offer my help to other publishers and designers by making some of my maps available for personal and commercial use for free. Every month that this goal is reached, I will release one high-resolution map from my backlog under CC-BY public domain license on my website.
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Hi! Thanks for dropping by on my Patreon page and showing interest in my work. I'm Miska Fredman, a game designer, and RPG cartographer. You might know me from Miska's Maps or Mapvember, for example. I've enjoyed making maps for RPGs ever since I started playing Dungeons & Dragons back in the '80s, and Patreon has offered me an amazing opportunity share my maps for the RPG community and improve my skills at the same time.





I draw mainly sci-fi and modern themed maps. Sometimes the genre might be a bit hard to determine or it might be closer to steampunk, post-apocalyptic or science fantasy. I do make fantasy themed maps also, but less frequently or as smaller black & white maps. I'm a big sci-fi fan myself and love to work on cool spaceship deck plans, exotic places with space opera flavor, urban locations, or strange post-apocalyptic landscapes. When possible, I try to make the maps so that they can be used in modern settings as well.

A few other details of my maps:
  • I release at least 2 detailed color maps plus a varying number of black and white maps each month. The number, style, and content of the map packs might vary from map to map. 
  • I mostly draw maps that are full buildings, ships or dungeons in 5 ft/square scale. I do sometimes regional maps or encounter maps, but not that often.
  • Mostly I make the image files into 140 px/inch resolution which is usually enough to print out the map or sections of it for use with miniatures. It also scales well to virtual tabletops. The original PSDs are created into 300 dpi resolution, which is the standard for high-quality prints. 
  • I like to color my maps and add details and textures to them, but sometimes a meticulously crosshatched black & white old-school map is a just as beautiful piece of cartography.



You can join the Miska's Maps Reborn project and support my RPG cartography by becoming my patron – like a patron of arts of sorts if you will.
Your patronage allows me to devote more time to creating original RPG maps and use better tools, software, and materials – perhaps even become a full-time cartography artist one day. Because of my patrons, I have already had the opportunity and privilege to improve my skills in RPG cartography and give back to the community that has given me so much.

As my patron you can also join the creative process by voting for maps, suggesting ideas for the maps, and giving feedback.


HOW DOES THIS WORK?

It's up to you how much each of my cartography is worth to you and how much you want to support my work. For example, would you buy me a cup of coffee or perhaps a pint of beer for a month's worth of maps? When you become my patron you can choose at what level you want to support my work.



PATRON TIERS

Your monthly support determines your patron tier, and each tier has a set of rewards you get on a monthly basis. You will be charged up front at the beginning of the month and once your payment is processed successfully, you will gain access to all the benefits available to your tier. You will not be charged for the months when I'm taking a break, or don't work on maps for a reason or another.

You can find the details of each tier and their rewards in the tier descriptions.
 

REWARDS

All of my patrons gain the following rewards in addition to any other rewards detailed in the tier descriptions:

  • Backstage Pass: Join the discussion and polls here on Patreon and Miska's Maps Discord server.
  • Archive Access: Access all the previously published maps and posts available to your tier. Filter the posts easily by tags and release date. 
  • Votes & Suggestions: Take part in the creative process by participating in polls and brainstorms for the map ideas and such. 





Maps, illustrations and other creations published on Patreon are meant for personal use and are all licensed under  CC-BY-NC Creative Commons license.

Reasonable quotation and partial sharing of maps, pictures and such is OK if I am credited for my work and you link back to this page, or Miska's Maps' account relevant to the used platform. Please note that I do not allow my materials to be used in publications or context that can be considered generally immoral, obscene, sexist, racist or otherwise offensive. If you feel like you are in the grey area, please contact me before using or sharing my work publicly. 

Commercial licenses are available at certain tiers or with a separate contract. More about the licenses and commission work here

You can contact me by using the Patreon's own messaging system or with this contact form

Free maps and more about Miska's Maps on my website at www.miskasmaps.com.



Recent posts by Miska Fredman

Tiers
Follower
$2 or more per month 48 patrons

This tier is for you if you love tabletop RPG maps and need only the maps. Besides my sincere thanks for your support, this tier includes the following rewards:
 

  • High-Resolution Maps. Early access to my basic stock maps. Single map version, typically at least 2 color maps per month + a varying number of simple black and white maps.
  • Map Archive Access: Access all the previously published maps and posts available to your tier. Filter the posts easily by tags and release date. 
  • Votes & Suggestions: Take part in the creative process by participating in polls and brainstorms for the map ideas and such. 
  • Backstage Pass: Join the discussion and polls here on Patreon and Miska's Maps Discord server. 
Includes Discord rewards
Explorer
$5 or more per month 46 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
  • Premium map packs with Patreon exclusive variant versions* of my high-resolution maps. These can include variants such as printer-friendly, night/day, furnished/unfurnished, player handouts, hand-drawn line art maps, etc.
  • Virtual tabletop ready maps* – I will make separate map files optimized for the virtual tabletops. 
  • Access to the Patreon exclusive tutorials and Q&A videos and streams, and related material. (Starting from January 2019) 

* 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
Adventurer
$10 or more per month 15 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 (PDF) – Each map pack comes with a labeled map and a PDF with short descriptions of different map locations and/or adventure seeds to save you time. 
  • 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.
  • Extra loot. Access to occasional Patreon exclusive drawings, character portraits, sketches, free PDFs, etc. 
Includes Discord rewards
Designer
$15 or more per month 3 patrons

If you want to tailor the maps to your specific needs and get your hands on the editable files, and maybe even publish  some of your own adventures commercially, 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 PSD file of the maps. This way you can customize the maps exactly for your own specific needs.
  • Commercial use (1 credit / month): Credits are sent monthly and each credits allows to use one of my maps or illustrations in one publication. Detailed license included with the credits.  
  • Special Thanks in the credits of my PDF & POD publications.*


* Please let me know if you don't want your name listed in the credits. 

Includes Discord rewards