This has been one hell of a long project, but it’s finally done! And as much as I loved making it, I am really looking forward to drawing something else.
So, here’s the final tally: Finbarr’s Marsh has 135 buildings with 703 rooms across 10 different floors (7 above ground and 3 below). It took almost a month to draw (I’d say around 200 hours) on 14 sheets of A3/Tabloid paper (equivalent to 28 normal-sized sheets of paper). Here’s a photo of the whole thing on paper, by the way.
Also, I’ve put up a goal on my Patreon. Here it is:
When I reach 50 patrons, I will start work on another megaproject. This will be a map of an underground dwarven city. It will include a surface settlement, a gateway into the mountain, fortified tunnels, a huge central ward (itself almost the size of Finbarr’s Marsh) and four Quarters– the Common Quarter, the Noble Quarter, the Anvil Quarter and the Old Quarter. These will each be around half the size of Finbarr’s. In addition, there will be maps of the mines, the mushroom farms, the High King’s palace, the prison, the Grand Temple, residential areas, the treasure vaults, the gnomes’ district, an underdark trading outpost, adjacent ruins, and more. It will be usable as either an inhabited city or as a huge abandoned ruin big enough to run entire campaigns in. I want to make something absolutely legendary in size and scope. This is the best idea I have in me. I made Finbarr’s Marsh in part to prove to myself that I can do it. Let’s make it happen.
If and when this goal is reached, I will alternate between drawing maps for this project and other maps. I cannot tell you that it will be the biggest map you have ever seen, but it will be the biggest map I have ever seen.