Miska's Maps is creating tabletop RPG maps and supplements.
202
patrons
$718
per month
Thanks for dropping by on my Patreon page and showing interest in my work!

I'm Miska Fredman, a veteran tabletop role-player, game designer, and RPG cartographer. I make sci-fi, modern, and fantasy-themed maps and supplements for tabletop role-playing games. I hope I could one day become a full day tabletop RPG cartographer and designer with the help of my patrons on Patreon. 



MISKA'S MAPS RPG CARTOGRAPHY 


You might know me from my maps in Strongholds & Followers and Sly Flourish's Fantastic Adventures, or as the founder of the #Mapvember RPG map challenge, 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 to work on my RPG cartography skills and share my maps to the tabletop community.

Mostly I draw inspiration from tabletop RPGs / settings I like or play, but also from other sources, like movies, books, and tv-series. These include, for example:  Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars, Star Trek, Numenera, Aliens, The Expanse, Ghost in the Shell, Shadowrun, Eclipse Phase, Degenesis, Mutant: Year Zero, Infinity RPG, Aeon Continuum: Trinity, Warhammer 40K, Over the Edge, Call of Cthulhu, Vampire, Astraterra, Hyperstorm, Chthonian Highways, and Sotakarjut.

ABOUT MY MAPS

  • I make the maps mostly into 300dpi resolution (minimum of 150dpi). This is usually enough to print out the map or sections of it for use with miniatures. They also scale well to most virtual tabletop platforms.
  • I aim to release around 3 to 5 maps each month. They can be color maps or black & white line art maps depending on their size, complexity, and style. Usually, there will be from 1 to 3 full releases per month with all of the style variants, a PDF version, and a layered PSD file. In addition to the full releases, there will be a number of extra maps with fewer style variants and details.
  • Genres and themes of the maps vary from month to month. Usually, I try to keep the division between fantasy and sci-fi/modern maps somewhat balanced.
  • I do mostly maps of locations and battle maps. The scale of my maps usually ranges from a medium-scale dungeons or deck plans to small scale battle maps. Typically my maps use the standard 5 ft. / square scale. 

MAP PACKS 

When I publish a full release of a new map it comes with different versions. Some of them require a bit more work per map, so they are available only for the higher tier patrons. Here's a short example of how the map versions and variants are divided between different tiers.

Explorer Map Packs

For $2 per month, you will get 300 dpi high-resolution color or black & white maps with two versions - usually with and without a grid.


Adventurer Map Packs

For $5 per month, you get at least 2 different style variants of a map, in addition to the basic map version, each with and without a grid. The variants vary from map to map and they can range from printer-friendly line art versions to a different color or lighting schemes, or annotated "GM versions" of the maps, for example. Typically an Adventurer tier map pack includes at least 5 different map versions.


Hero Map Packs

For $10 per month, you get all the map variants, AND a labeled PDF version of the map with the fluff text, key location descriptions, and some extra details and tables. Each genre follows a standard style template, so they can be easily printed out as one or two-sided, and collected into a binder, for example. This PDF usually has 3 to 5 pages, including the cover page.


Mastermind Map Packs

For $15 per month, you get all the map variants, a labeled PDF, a layered PSD of the map, AND a commercial license so you can use this (or any other applicable map or piece of illustration) for commercial publications.


In addition to the maps, Miska's Maps offers Patreon exclusive special content
. These include the commercial use of my maps, character illustrations, tutorial videos, and Q&A streams, for example.

MAP ARCHIVE

This Patreon has an archive of almost 200 maps. I started this Patreon project in 2015 and I have published about 4 maps per month on average since then. Most of these maps do not follow my current standards for the reward tiers and they might represent very different styles. I have decided to keep the old maps as they are. They are after all part of this Patreon project's history and also very concrete proof of the results made possible by your support.

You can browse the maps by filtering the posts with tags, month, or by reward tier on the "Posts" tab.


BECOME MY PATRON AND JOIN THE CREW!


Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that allows you to support my work on a monthly basis and in return, you will receive various rewards (mostly maps) in return. 

By becoming my patron your patronage allows me to devote more time to creating original RPG maps and use better tools, materials, and software – perhaps even become a full-time cartography artist one day! Because of my amazing patrons, I have already had the opportunity and privilege to buy a pen display I had dreamt of for a long time (I hope I could afford a real Wacom Cintiq one day) and I'm able to use Adobe software for coloring and layout of the maps and other publications. I have improved my skills in RPG cartography immensely since 2015. The support I have received through Patreon has even saved my family from a few tight financial situations! I'm super-grateful for all of this.

As My Patron, You Will Get the Following Benefits...

  • High-resolution maps. Usually, 3 to 5 maps per month, out of which 1-3 are full releases and the rest are extra maps with fewer options and details.
  • Any other rewards related to your reward tier. You can find the details of each tier and their rewards in the tier descriptions.
  • Access my map archive. You have access to all of my previously published maps on Patreon. There close to 200 unique maps in the archive and the selection is growing all the time. (Some maps might be restricted by your reward tier)
  • Take part in the creative process. Access to Miska's Maps Discord server and my Patron-only feed on Patreon. Join the conversation, suggest map ideas, and vote in occasional polls and surveys.

OK, SO YOU ARE IN? GREAT! :)

You start by choosing the amount you want to invest per month, and your monthly support determines your patron tier, and each tier has a set of rewards you get. Next, you select the payment method (Paypal or credit card), fill in any other necessary details, and you are done. 

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.)


AND A FEW MORE THINGS...

 

NON-COMMERCIAL USE AND SHARING

Maps, illustrations and other creations published on Patreon are meant for personal use and are all licensed under  CC-BY-NC Creative Commons license unless stated otherwise. In other words, feel free to share my maps or include them in your non-commercial works, as long as you credit me for my work. Sharing the free versions of my maps is highly appreciated.

ABOUT COMMISSIONS

I don't have a firm policy regarding commissions. I usually take commission work when I have some spare time, or we can agree on the delivery schedule and the scope of the project. If you have a cartography project in your mind, please, send me a message and ask if I am available for commissions. I get requests all the time, but because of other obligations at work and home I cannot always say when I have time for commissions. It's easier to just ask, and when I know what kind of project is in question, I can better evaluate how it fits my schedule at that time. If we get to an agreement, I'll reserve time for your project and I take commissions only when I'm confident I can do them within the agreed time frame and other requirements.

MISKA'S MAPS WEBSITE

You can find my map portfolio, a contact form, and more information about my cartography on my website at www.miskasmaps.com.


THANK YOU!

Tiers
Explorer
$2 or more per month

If the basic maps are enough for you, and you want to take part in the discussion on my Patreon feed and Discord server, consider supporting my work at this tier. For two bucks a month, you get the following reward:


  • Basic Maps - Up to 5 high-resolution maps per month with and without a grid. These are the same maps as in public versions, but in 300 dpi resolution and without any watermarks or titles.  
  • Map Archive - You can access all of my previously released maps and posts available to your reward tier. 
  • Access the Patreon Feed - You can access the "Patron-only" posts and join the conversation and votes on Patreon. Usually these include behind the scenes material, polls, WIP pictures, etc. 
Includes Discord rewards
Adventurer
$5 or more per month

If you like to have printed out maps for your own notes or as handouts, or you like to have more visual options for different uses,  I recommend you pick this tier. By supporting my work for $5 per month, or the price of a coffee cup at Starbucks, you get the following rewards:


  • All the lower level rewards 
  • Map variants – In addition to the basic maps you get a set of additional variant versions. Usually at least 2 additional map versions. Map variants can include alternative map versions such as:
    - "GM maps" with secrets, traps, small annotations, etc.
    - Printer-friendly maps
    - Night/day versions
    - Blueprint versions
    - Furnished/unfurnished maps
    - Player handouts
  • Exclusive Access - Access special feed content, Patreon exclusive streams and videos, when I do them. *


* Recordings of the livestreams might be released later on my Youtube channel.

Includes Discord rewards
Hero
$10 or more per month

If you want to save some preparation time or like to store nice-looking printed maps and their descriptions neatly in a binder, this tier might be what you are looking for. By supporting my work at this level your awesomeness and love for RPG cartography are undeniable.  In return for your support you get the following rewards:


  • All the lower level rewards 
  • Labeled PDFs - A labeled map with key location descriptions  and/or background text and adventure hooks in a beautifully laid out PDF format.  
  • Exclusive Rewards - Access to Patreon exclusive extra loot. These might include character portraits and other illustrations, adventures, location descriptions, one-page dungeons, map collections, and print-on-demand versions of Miska's Maps' products with the cost of printing.
  • Special Thanks in the credits of my PDF & POD publications, website posts and streams based on Patreon supported Miska's Maps material.
Includes Discord rewards
Mastermind
$15 or more per month

This reward tier is tailored specifically for small publishers, map enthusiasts, cartographers, game designers, and serious GMs. If you want to customize my maps for your purposes or use them for commercial publications, this tier is for you. In return to your support, you get the following rewards: 


  • All the lower level rewards 
  • Layered PSD files – In addition to the basic map files, you get access to simplified layered PSD files with editable texts and separate background, color, and line art layers. This way you can customize the maps exactly for your own specific needs.
  • Commercial use – Maps that come with a commercial license can be used for commercial purposes as stated in the license agreement included with the map.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$718 of $800 per month
Better Streaming Equipment – I would like to get better lighting equipment and a stream deck. When the monthly support reaches this limit, I can afford to buy better gear for my livestreams.
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Thanks for dropping by on my Patreon page and showing interest in my work!

I'm Miska Fredman, a veteran tabletop role-player, game designer, and RPG cartographer. I make sci-fi, modern, and fantasy-themed maps and supplements for tabletop role-playing games. I hope I could one day become a full day tabletop RPG cartographer and designer with the help of my patrons on Patreon. 



MISKA'S MAPS RPG CARTOGRAPHY 


You might know me from my maps in Strongholds & Followers and Sly Flourish's Fantastic Adventures, or as the founder of the #Mapvember RPG map challenge, 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 to work on my RPG cartography skills and share my maps to the tabletop community.

Mostly I draw inspiration from tabletop RPGs / settings I like or play, but also from other sources, like movies, books, and tv-series. These include, for example:  Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars, Star Trek, Numenera, Aliens, The Expanse, Ghost in the Shell, Shadowrun, Eclipse Phase, Degenesis, Mutant: Year Zero, Infinity RPG, Aeon Continuum: Trinity, Warhammer 40K, Over the Edge, Call of Cthulhu, Vampire, Astraterra, Hyperstorm, Chthonian Highways, and Sotakarjut.

ABOUT MY MAPS

  • I make the maps mostly into 300dpi resolution (minimum of 150dpi). This is usually enough to print out the map or sections of it for use with miniatures. They also scale well to most virtual tabletop platforms.
  • I aim to release around 3 to 5 maps each month. They can be color maps or black & white line art maps depending on their size, complexity, and style. Usually, there will be from 1 to 3 full releases per month with all of the style variants, a PDF version, and a layered PSD file. In addition to the full releases, there will be a number of extra maps with fewer style variants and details.
  • Genres and themes of the maps vary from month to month. Usually, I try to keep the division between fantasy and sci-fi/modern maps somewhat balanced.
  • I do mostly maps of locations and battle maps. The scale of my maps usually ranges from a medium-scale dungeons or deck plans to small scale battle maps. Typically my maps use the standard 5 ft. / square scale. 

MAP PACKS 

When I publish a full release of a new map it comes with different versions. Some of them require a bit more work per map, so they are available only for the higher tier patrons. Here's a short example of how the map versions and variants are divided between different tiers.

Explorer Map Packs

For $2 per month, you will get 300 dpi high-resolution color or black & white maps with two versions - usually with and without a grid.


Adventurer Map Packs

For $5 per month, you get at least 2 different style variants of a map, in addition to the basic map version, each with and without a grid. The variants vary from map to map and they can range from printer-friendly line art versions to a different color or lighting schemes, or annotated "GM versions" of the maps, for example. Typically an Adventurer tier map pack includes at least 5 different map versions.


Hero Map Packs

For $10 per month, you get all the map variants, AND a labeled PDF version of the map with the fluff text, key location descriptions, and some extra details and tables. Each genre follows a standard style template, so they can be easily printed out as one or two-sided, and collected into a binder, for example. This PDF usually has 3 to 5 pages, including the cover page.


Mastermind Map Packs

For $15 per month, you get all the map variants, a labeled PDF, a layered PSD of the map, AND a commercial license so you can use this (or any other applicable map or piece of illustration) for commercial publications.


In addition to the maps, Miska's Maps offers Patreon exclusive special content
. These include the commercial use of my maps, character illustrations, tutorial videos, and Q&A streams, for example.

MAP ARCHIVE

This Patreon has an archive of almost 200 maps. I started this Patreon project in 2015 and I have published about 4 maps per month on average since then. Most of these maps do not follow my current standards for the reward tiers and they might represent very different styles. I have decided to keep the old maps as they are. They are after all part of this Patreon project's history and also very concrete proof of the results made possible by your support.

You can browse the maps by filtering the posts with tags, month, or by reward tier on the "Posts" tab.


BECOME MY PATRON AND JOIN THE CREW!


Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that allows you to support my work on a monthly basis and in return, you will receive various rewards (mostly maps) in return. 

By becoming my patron your patronage allows me to devote more time to creating original RPG maps and use better tools, materials, and software – perhaps even become a full-time cartography artist one day! Because of my amazing patrons, I have already had the opportunity and privilege to buy a pen display I had dreamt of for a long time (I hope I could afford a real Wacom Cintiq one day) and I'm able to use Adobe software for coloring and layout of the maps and other publications. I have improved my skills in RPG cartography immensely since 2015. The support I have received through Patreon has even saved my family from a few tight financial situations! I'm super-grateful for all of this.

As My Patron, You Will Get the Following Benefits...

  • High-resolution maps. Usually, 3 to 5 maps per month, out of which 1-3 are full releases and the rest are extra maps with fewer options and details.
  • Any other rewards related to your reward tier. You can find the details of each tier and their rewards in the tier descriptions.
  • Access my map archive. You have access to all of my previously published maps on Patreon. There close to 200 unique maps in the archive and the selection is growing all the time. (Some maps might be restricted by your reward tier)
  • Take part in the creative process. Access to Miska's Maps Discord server and my Patron-only feed on Patreon. Join the conversation, suggest map ideas, and vote in occasional polls and surveys.

OK, SO YOU ARE IN? GREAT! :)

You start by choosing the amount you want to invest per month, and your monthly support determines your patron tier, and each tier has a set of rewards you get. Next, you select the payment method (Paypal or credit card), fill in any other necessary details, and you are done. 

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.)


AND A FEW MORE THINGS...

 

NON-COMMERCIAL USE AND SHARING

Maps, illustrations and other creations published on Patreon are meant for personal use and are all licensed under  CC-BY-NC Creative Commons license unless stated otherwise. In other words, feel free to share my maps or include them in your non-commercial works, as long as you credit me for my work. Sharing the free versions of my maps is highly appreciated.

ABOUT COMMISSIONS

I don't have a firm policy regarding commissions. I usually take commission work when I have some spare time, or we can agree on the delivery schedule and the scope of the project. If you have a cartography project in your mind, please, send me a message and ask if I am available for commissions. I get requests all the time, but because of other obligations at work and home I cannot always say when I have time for commissions. It's easier to just ask, and when I know what kind of project is in question, I can better evaluate how it fits my schedule at that time. If we get to an agreement, I'll reserve time for your project and I take commissions only when I'm confident I can do them within the agreed time frame and other requirements.

MISKA'S MAPS WEBSITE

You can find my map portfolio, a contact form, and more information about my cartography on my website at www.miskasmaps.com.


THANK YOU!

Recent posts by Miska's Maps

Tiers
Explorer
$2 or more per month

If the basic maps are enough for you, and you want to take part in the discussion on my Patreon feed and Discord server, consider supporting my work at this tier. For two bucks a month, you get the following reward:


  • Basic Maps - Up to 5 high-resolution maps per month with and without a grid. These are the same maps as in public versions, but in 300 dpi resolution and without any watermarks or titles.  
  • Map Archive - You can access all of my previously released maps and posts available to your reward tier. 
  • Access the Patreon Feed - You can access the "Patron-only" posts and join the conversation and votes on Patreon. Usually these include behind the scenes material, polls, WIP pictures, etc. 
Includes Discord rewards
Adventurer
$5 or more per month

If you like to have printed out maps for your own notes or as handouts, or you like to have more visual options for different uses,  I recommend you pick this tier. By supporting my work for $5 per month, or the price of a coffee cup at Starbucks, you get the following rewards:


  • All the lower level rewards 
  • Map variants – In addition to the basic maps you get a set of additional variant versions. Usually at least 2 additional map versions. Map variants can include alternative map versions such as:
    - "GM maps" with secrets, traps, small annotations, etc.
    - Printer-friendly maps
    - Night/day versions
    - Blueprint versions
    - Furnished/unfurnished maps
    - Player handouts
  • Exclusive Access - Access special feed content, Patreon exclusive streams and videos, when I do them. *


* Recordings of the livestreams might be released later on my Youtube channel.

Includes Discord rewards
Hero
$10 or more per month

If you want to save some preparation time or like to store nice-looking printed maps and their descriptions neatly in a binder, this tier might be what you are looking for. By supporting my work at this level your awesomeness and love for RPG cartography are undeniable.  In return for your support you get the following rewards:


  • All the lower level rewards 
  • Labeled PDFs - A labeled map with key location descriptions  and/or background text and adventure hooks in a beautifully laid out PDF format.  
  • Exclusive Rewards - Access to Patreon exclusive extra loot. These might include character portraits and other illustrations, adventures, location descriptions, one-page dungeons, map collections, and print-on-demand versions of Miska's Maps' products with the cost of printing.
  • Special Thanks in the credits of my PDF & POD publications, website posts and streams based on Patreon supported Miska's Maps material.
Includes Discord rewards
Mastermind
$15 or more per month

This reward tier is tailored specifically for small publishers, map enthusiasts, cartographers, game designers, and serious GMs. If you want to customize my maps for your purposes or use them for commercial publications, this tier is for you. In return to your support, you get the following rewards: 


  • All the lower level rewards 
  • Layered PSD files – In addition to the basic map files, you get access to simplified layered PSD files with editable texts and separate background, color, and line art layers. This way you can customize the maps exactly for your own specific needs.
  • Commercial use – Maps that come with a commercial license can be used for commercial purposes as stated in the license agreement included with the map.
Includes Discord rewards