Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Magic Realm: Crossroads
The title, Borderland suggests it should be on the edge of the map, not the centre, being the "borderland".
Having read the Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany, i'm less unhappy with the central role of the Borderland in Magic Realm map construction, since the Borderland can also function as the border between the world of man and the magical world, all of which are parts of the world explored in the Magic Realm.
Still, I've always pined for a Crossroads tile, to take the place of the Borderland as the initial tile placement.
Above is one potential Crossroads configuration. An adventurer beginning on the Crossroads tile can set off in any direction, although some directions are more challenging routes and exhausting than others.