D&D 5E An Atlas of the D&D Worlds?

Uerth

The D&D World of Uerth, which is a bizarro version of Oerth where alignments are switched, and "dweomers are weak, chancy things."

I slapped together a rough map of Uerth:

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Maybe the land could be water and the water land?
 
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Aelos

The D&D World of Aelos is a parallel version of Mystara, from the UK module CM6: Where Chaos Reigns. There are amateur articles about Aelos here. Aelos was invaded by Oards, which are very similar in appearance to the Borg.

I don't have scans of the regional maps of Aelos (there's no full world map), and the maps are from different times in Aelos' history, since CM6 is a time-travel adventure. But Mystara aficionado LoZompatore made a map which uses the continental shapes of Mystara...but rotated 180 degrees! The canonical regional maps of Aelos fit surprisingly well:

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Any more D&D worlds to include in the Atlas of the D&D Multiverse?
 
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Stormonu

Legend
If you're going for obscure, there is also Penumbra - the artifical discworld of the illithid race (couldn't find an existing map via google).

Also, Tekumel - the Empire of the Petal Throne

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Expanding the atlas to other Golden Age rpg worlds

If you're going for obscure, there is also Penumbra - the artifical discworld of the illithid race (couldn't find an existing map via google).

Yep, Penumbra and all of the hundreds of Spelljammer worlds would be included on the overview map of the Material Plane; and some of them would be given at least a small sketch of a world map.

Also, Tekumel - the Empire of the Petal Throne

Though it's going beyond the original concept of an atlas which brings together all the TSR/WotC worlds of D&D, it would be a bonus if WotC reached out to the key "Golden Age" rpg settings from other game companies and incorporated those worlds into the D&D Multiverse (or rather, a parallel version of those worlds, so that that the "non-D&D" version of the world is considered to still exist in another reality). They'd be retrofitted for the Great Wheel.

If we're going to go that far, then Troll World (1975), Bunnies & Burrows (1976), Wilderlands of High Fantasy (1976), The Misty Isles (1977), Arduin (1977), Glorantha (1978), Archaeron (1979; Chivalry & Sorcery), Bleakwood (1979; Adventures in Fantasy), Kèthîra (Hârn; 1983), Palladium World (1983), Pendragon's Arthurian Britain (1985), Talislanta (1987), Mythic Europe (1987; Ars Magica), Shadow World (1987), Space: 1889 (1988), and Earthdawn (1993) would be great old-school additions to the Atlas of the D&D Multiverse. There's nothing inherently stopping the D&D Brand Team from reaching out to whichever companies hold these rights to see if they could make an agreement and bring all these worlds fully into the D&D Multiverse.

Ideally the agreement would stipulate that beyond the initial inclusion in the Atlas, plus the option of making one worldbook, WotC would have a perpetual right to briefly mention that world as being part of the D&D Multiverse.
 
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Petroyeska

An Eastern European-themed setting by James Wyatt which was featured in:

  • Deities & Demigods: The Repose and Liberation domains come from Petroyeska.
  • "Half-Pint Heroes" (DRAGON #262): He originally developed the ravenkin as a character race for Petroyeska.

Here's the archived webpage about the D&D World of Petroyeska.

These are Wyatt's hand-drawn maps:

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Aquela

Another world from Wyatt which has been partially published by WotC. This one is a water world. Here's the archived website for the D&D World of Aquela.

Aquela's Published Appearances:

  • "The Sunken Shadow" (DUNGEON #66): This adventure began as an Aquela
    adventure.
  • "Heroes of the Sea" (DRAGON #250): The liminal race comes from Aquela, and
    obviously the whole concept owes a lot to Aquel.
  • "Half-Pint Heroes" (DRAGON #262): He originally developed the grippli as a
    character race for Aquela.
  • Monsters of Faerûn: The tainted one yuan-ti was developed for
    Aquela.
  • Deities and Demigods: The Faith of the Sun and the worship of
    Elishar are based on Aquelan faiths.

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There are a whole bunch of other maps at his website: island maps and historical maps.
 
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Stormonu

Legend
Though it's going beyond the original concept of an atlas which brings together all the TSR/WotC worlds of D&D, it would be a bonus if WotC reached out to the key "Golden Age" rpg settings from other game companies and incorporated those worlds into the D&D Multiverse (or rather, a parallel version of those worlds, so that that the "non-D&D" version of the world is considered to still exist in another reality).

Not quite - Tekumel was printed by TSR itself in 1975, though Mr. Barker must have kept the copyright to be able to publish it elsewhere - including Tekumel would be akin to including Lankhmar, Kalamar & Hyperborea in the atlas.

The others you mention, I don't believe ever had an "official" TSR publication.
 

Imperium Romanum

Jame's Wyatt's historical roman D&D campaign. Here's the archived Imperium Romanum webpages. This is "D&D Earth" during Roman times.

The Imperium Romanum's Published Appearances:

  • "Fantastic Phantasms" (DRAGON Annual #2): Most of these spells were created
    by Jannes, his character in this campaign.
  • Deities & Demigods: The faun race and the faith of Dennari
    both come from the Imperium campaign.

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The same world map serves for Wyatt's Christian-themed Shield of Faith campaign model which is archived here.

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Not quite - Tekumel was printed by TSR itself in 1975, though Mr. Barker must have kept the copyright to be able to publish it elsewhere - including Tekumel would be akin to including Lankhmar, Kalamar & Hyperborea in the atlas.

The others you mention, I don't believe ever had an "official" TSR publication.

Oh, I see. Right. Besides Tekumel, Judges Guild had a licensed relationship with TSR. And Wee Warriors products (the makers of the Misty Isles "campaign setting") were distributed by TSR.

5E might be just the right time to do full-blown Tekumel D&D.
 

The Dragon's Claw Canyon (the D&D World of Night)

James Wyatt's D&D World of Night fantasy setting proposal. Here's the archived write-up.

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Night's Published Appearances:


  • "Alternative Underdarks" (DRAGON #267): The good-aligned Underdark option is
    based on Night.
  • "The Hidden Faces of Evil" (DRAGON #270): Heavily based on his work on Night,
    particularly Shi'ara the succubus.
  • Defenders of the Faith: The Knight of the Chalice prestige
    class comes from Night.

Wyatt's maps of the Dragon's Claw Canyon:

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Pharagos

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There's also the D&D World of Pharagos, which was published as the Incursion three-part d20 mini-game in DUNGEON, DRAGON, and POLYHEDRON magazines. Pharagos is described here.

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Does anyone have a world map of Pharagos?
 
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The Stellar Ring (Star*Drive)

Since the DMG is going to have a hi-tech rules module, I suggest that for 5E, the D&D game absorb all the d20 Modern campaign models (including d20 Future and d20 Past), and also all the TSR-era non-D&D rpgs, such as Star Frontiers and Boot Hill.

These would all be "D&D Modern" or "D&D Future" settings, and would be located in the D&D Multiverse. Each modern/future campaign model would be a distinct parallel D&D Earth within the Great Wheel cosmology.

So the Stellar Ring would also be included in the Atlas of the D&D Multiverse. This was the setting for the Star*Drive campaign of TSR's 2E-era Alternity sci-fi rpg, and was also a campaign model in the 3e-era d20 Future book. The Stellar Ring is set in the year 2501 C.E., and is one timeline of D&D Earth. This setting is also tied to the 21st century Urban Arcana and Dark.Matter d20 Modern campaign models, since the alien races of Star*Drive, such as the Fraal (the "Greys"), were "monsters" which could be encountered in those campaign models. (See for example, Dark.Matter "Visitors from the Stars: the Greys")

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Wrathamon

Adventurer
Newhon <-- this may have already been posted
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krynn - lovely krynn map
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Hyboria - I know it was mention
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full eberron map
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Athas - one I remember
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All these I think were mentioned before but I liked some of these maps.


Castlemourn?
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Harn - was that ever published as a D&D setting or always its own thing
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how about Arcanis?
 

The Frontier Sector (Star Frontiers)

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This rpg is set in a "spiral galaxy". It's intentionally left open as to whether that galaxy is the Milky Way or not. However, the humans of Star Frontiers are said to have arisen on a planet closer to the core of the galaxy, which is different than Earth. The basic setting for adventures is the Frontier Sector. The Frontier Sector is governed by the United Planetary Federation.

Besides the early TSR edition, there was a conversion for the 2E-era Alternity sci-fi rpg, and also a 3E-era campaign model (called Star Law) for d20 Future.

There is a relationship between Star Frontiers and Spelljammer. Reportedly some of the PC races also appear in the Spelljammer setting, but with different names:

Yazirians = Hadozee (and some say this is the same race as the Shadowpeople of Krynn)
Vrusk = Rastipede
Dralasites = Plasmoids

And also the villainous Sathar = Sylix

The map of the Frontier Sector would be included in the Atlas of the D&D Multiverse:
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For 5E, the Star Frontiers galaxy might be explicitly named as the Milky Way since there's plenty of room. The Frontier Sector is located in different area of the galaxy than the Stellar Ring of the Star*Drive setting. The humans of the Frontier Sector would be a parallel development of humanity, separate from Earth humans (and parallel to the humans in the D&D fantasy worlds).

As an example of a planetary map, here's the "D&D World of Volturnus."

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nice maps.

Newhon <-- this may have already been posted

I like the style of this one:
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Castlemourn?
If the Atlas were to invite all former TSR and WotC designers, artists, novelists, and freelancers to submit their world maps for inclusion (which would be great!), then Castlemourn would fit.
...along with:

  • The D&D World of Lejendary Earth from Lejendary Adventure (Gygax)
  • The D&D World of Ptolus (Monte Cook)
  • The D&D World of Corona, from the DemonWars Saga (R.A. Salvatore)
  • The D&D World of Sovereign Stone (Larry Elmore)
  • The D&D World of the Darksword Trilogy (Weis and Hickman)
  • The D&D World of Oathbound (Jim Butler)
  • The D&D World of Calidar (Bruce Heard)
  • The D&D World of Freeport (Chris Pramas)

and many others...

Harn - was that ever published as a D&D setting or always its own thing

It was never published or licensed by TSR or WotC. It may've had some d20 conversions during the 3e era.

how about Arcanis?

Sure, if the D&D management were to reach out to the best of 3e-era d20 publishers and make an agreement whereby their worlds were featured in the Atlas of the D&D Multiverse.

In that case, there'd be...

  • Scarred Lands
  • Dragonstar
  • DragonMech
  • The Known Realms of Áereth

...and many many others.
 
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McDeath

Explorer
God i love maps. I was googling around for map key symbols and that fantastic Thunder Rift map came up.
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Lordy, i dont recall that in any of my TR products. The hex & numbering is an awesome touch.
 


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