A mystery DCS III city map... need help identifying!
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:07 pm 
 

{This has been moved over from the Collecting General section.}  

I met David when he moved to an apartment down the street from me in mid-1996.  I was producing a fanzine for the local gaming shops (the internet was still new) and commissioned six cover pieces from him, along with some other work.

He tried and tried to get his job back when TSR was purchased by WOTC.  Didn't pan out and so he packed everything he wanted to keep in his car and headed for Nebraska.

Before he left, he had to get rid of a lot of stuff.  Some of it went through the local shops, some of it he gave to me (a book case and a whole lot of books) and some of it I bought from him.  

One of the things I bought was a map of a city, enclosed by a wall.  It is in the orthogonal style as seen from above.  There is a river at the bottom with ships, and several places on the map have what appear to be wells that disappear into the ground.  The whole thing is very colorful and there's a lot of detail.  It's got a number on the bottom right corner and the work is signed by David himself.

I'm posting a picture of the map.  

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If you click on the picture, it will take you to the image on Photobucket.  As the image was taken at 14 megapixels, you can zoom in on details as needed.  

Do you fellows think you could identify where this map came from?

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Steve Satak

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:56 am 
 

Hi Steve,

the art you have is found in the Forgotten Realms 2e boxed set expansion "The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier", TSR1142, and is the large map of the town of Daggerford. It was published in the spring of 1996.

You should get that framed! :D  8)

btw, what are the dimensions on it?

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:05 pm 
 

Hah!  Found it!

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Not sure what it is worth, but Dave told me this kind of thing usually got tossed in a pile and the pile taken to the dumpster when they were done with it.

As the product using it was published in early 1996, my guess is that this was one of the last pieces Dave did for TSR before they gave him the boot.  He showed up in Poulsbo in May of 1996, departed in November of that year.

Pretty cool stuff.  It measures 18" x 20.5".  Always wondered what those holes in the ground were for....

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:17 am 
 

I'm just really happy that someone else knew what this was!


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:39 am 
 

TheHistorian wrote in A mystery DCS III city map... need help identifying!:I'm just really happy that someone else knew what this was!

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