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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Northern Magnamund Mapped!

The full-colour maps on the inside covers are what initially drew many to the Lone Wolf gamebooks. Joe Dever's well-realised world of Magnamund seemed so vibrant and colourful thanks to these masterful illustrations. Each map only covered a small area, though, and the detail was missing from the large-scale maps of Northern Magnamund.

Well, thanks to long-time Project Aon volunteer Jan Charvát, the whole of Northern Magnamund has finally been mapped based on the original artwork. Using the coastal outline of Northern Magnamund from the map in The Prisoners of Time as a starting point, Jan has masterfully combined all the other maps into one huge image, showing roads, settlements and labels from the original maps.

Since Project Aon does not host fan-based work, Jan has allowed it to be hosted on the site of another Project Aon volunteer so that other Lone Wolf fans can enjoy the results of his hard work. Hopefully this will help tide fans over until the release of Voyage of the Moonstone.

Addendum: Jan has also sent a map of Southern Magnamund in the same style, and also a composite map showing both continents! These images are absolutely fantastic, and Jan deserves a huge amount of kudos for managing to compile these!

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Simon Osborne
Project Aon

3 Comments:

  • Wow!
    How did he find all the knowledge about streets, cities, etc? There are a lot of gaps between the gamebooks maps...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At April 10, 2009 1:56 AM  

  • I think any unnamed town/city is probably guessed based on the geography and on the published maps of Magnamund. Any named cities are based on information given on the maps for the New Order books and in The Magnamund Companion.

    Watch for Jan's contribution to the next Project Aon publication: Voyage of the Moonstone...

    By Anonymous Simon Osborne, At April 10, 2009 4:47 PM  

  • These are absolutely fantastic, makes me want to make one myself from scanned images of the originals but I would have to break the spines of the books they came from (nooooo...)!

    Incidentally the link to the Northern map is wrong, it should be http://outspaced.fightingfantasy.org/Hosted/Jan_Charv%C3%A1t_Northern_Magnamund.jpg and not .../Images/Jan...

    By Blogger John, At September 26, 2009 9:55 PM  

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