Making sure that your maps look amazing and that we can help you bring your worlds to life is one of our primary concerns. That is a fact.
That is why we strive to give you more toys for your maps as regularly as we can! Today we start a new theme of pins for your maps, the name, Flat.
I know it falls a bit … flat, but it is to the point. We plan The Flat theme will be a collection of over 200 pins created on the same clean style and specifically targetted to those who write fiction either for their games or literature.
You can see the first batch live here but this is the list of the pins that was released:
- Camp, Tipi
- Camp, Tent
- Mine, Cart
- Mine, Pickaxe
- Ruin, Tower
- Ruin, Keep
Both in dark(Black) and light(White) variants.
In addition to that, I have started work on a new system that will make your life easier. Soon enough when you create a new marker you will be able to SEE the pin before you select it AND pins now have tags, which means that searching through them will be much easier. If you are a Grandmaster creating your own pins you will be able to organize them the way you want.
BUT I need your help! I have a very big collection of ideas of what these pins can be! Help me filter them and order them.
Which are the pins you need for your maps?
Let me know in the comments below!
Love this! For further direction, I’d probably say temples, castles, monuments, battlefields, pub/inns, historical sites (A lot of my world-building seems to centre of mysteries of ages past) like ancient temples/castles/cities/statues/monuments I guess?
Maybe further colour distinctions for the pins so you could use them for different ‘factions’ or warring kingdoms in a similar territory, like being able to use yellow pins for X factions temples, monuments, battlefields, etc. then blue pins for Y factions’, and red for Z.
Hope thats of any help! :))
I’ll second the ‘Battlefields’ marker type.
Also a ‘Ruins’ marker would be useful. Flags or pennants with numbers on them might be useful too.
Now to my pet peeve… The ‘PIN’ system is terrific but with enough of them on a map, the map’s original details start to disappear under them! Is there a chance to modify the markers so that they are semi-transparent? Or a button to turn the opaqueness on/off. I’d like to see ‘ghostly’ markers that allow me to read the place names and see the geographic features beneath the marker pins.
I love the Flags ideas but ruins we have two already in this set 🙂
Portals, Rifts in reality, maelstrom, supernatural weather, natural things like volcanos. Ritual sites for various magic (demon, angelic, druid, arcane symbols).
I can go on and on, but …..DRAGON LAIRS (or just monster lairs …. Witcher 3 style)….this is such a good feature.
I would love to have some simple shapes such as circles or squares as well as exclamation/question marks so that I’d be able to mark available Quests for example. The Battlefields idea seems great too, maybe some military symbols like crossed swords or bows and arrows
Seconding the simple shapes. I’d personally just prefer a small, generic circle with color options on locations rather than a large pin. (Those may exist and I’m just too much of a newb to have found them yet.)
I like the flat shapes pretty well, so thank you for the development.
FYI i love the FLAT pins. For me they make a great looking map marker.
Love it! Thanks for always working to make WA even cooler than it already is.
Since I write scifi, I’d love to see:
• Way point indicator / trail marker
• Space port / station
• Jump point
• Planet icon
• Casualty collection point / medic
• Weapon depot / cache / ammo
• Starship icon
• Fleet icon
How does one use these pins? Perhaps you have to be a member to use them? When I try and use pins I only get the basic pins as options.
Hey Brady, these pins are indeed available only to the supporters of the project 🙂
more pins maps for city landmarks and more colors. Many more colors. Or a way for us to give the hexcode for the color we want the pin.
Hey Max! I will be experimenting with ways to create colours pins one way or another during our next map update 🙂
A pin for Cave/Cavern would be awesome
Dude, how do I get your pins ?
These pins are available to all guild members on the maps feature 🙂
Monolith would be awesome!
This is an awesome suggestion~!! Thank you! In the meantime, I would recommend looking around RPGAwesome and FontAwesomeRPG to see if they have icons you’d like there, too. You can read about them and how to use these this blog post: https://blog.worldanvil.com/2019/10/12/customize-your-articles-with-icons/