I'm coloring up a JG Map, and would like some advice...
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:45 pm 

I've introduced my Pathfinder friends to the high-quality Judges Guild maps, and I'm building up our Kingmaker adventure path setting on one of the blank maps.

I can color relatively well, but I'm looking for ideas for icons/symbols to draw on the maps for the following:

a) villages
b) towns
c) cities (and/or capital)
d) bridges
e) mines
f) landmark (it would be a generic symbol for various points of interest on the map)
g) farms

Maybe there's a previous JG resource I haven't looked at that already address these items... Thanks!

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:00 am 

a) villages= triangles; empty for less than 500 population/solid for 500-1000
b) towns=squares
c) cities (and/or capital)=circles/capital or city state is solid one within a circle and star in center
d) bridges=?
e) mines= an X(ideally, a pick and shovel crossed like an X)
f) landmark (it would be a generic symbol for various points of interest on the map)=a star?
g) farms=maybe corn stalks or husks?

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:51 pm 

I tended to keep it simple on my HB maps and kind of followed the Pelinore plan, with different geographic shapes for different sized towns.
A bridge over a river would be -    ] [
Then maybe crosses or whatever was appropriate for the necessary lair, building or what have you that I placed.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:43 pm 

Here are the map symbols we used on the Southern Reaches map...

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