Terrain and Dungeon Map Symbols

Terrain Symbols (Matthew Lowes)

Dungeon Symbols (Matthew Lowes)

Matthew Lowes has shared two great sets of map symbols on his blog that he uses in his own maps for dungeons and terrain, as well as examples of them in use.

Symbols are the key (pun intended) for shared understanding of maps, and there are many different ways to represent the same types of elements in a map that make maps individual, stylish, and evocative. Many mapmakers, like Dyson Logos and Matthew, put their own signatures on the traditional symbols presented in the products that introduced many of use to the art and fun of making our own maps. And really, who doesn’t like to make maps?

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