Creating a map for a campaign is fairly easy, whether it's a city, dungeon, or a continent. I usually start with a rough sketch, and work from there to a finished map. Mapping the Town of Kinship is turning out to be a somewhat difficult endeavor. Not the act of mapping, just deciding what to include. I want to keep the area map fairly simple. The map of the town will have more detail. Here's my first rough sketch...
I like the basic layout, but I will probably change a few things, add a few more locations, and add details. I think I will have both a color and a black and white version.
I haven't decided on a scale yet, probably one inch equals a mile.
Kinship exists outside of the normal world. It appears to be a small town in the USA, but it doesn't appear on any map of the USA, nor does it's evil sister town of Shadowvale. Where is it exactly? Well, that's one thing I haven't entirely decided. Perhaps it's in a small pocket dimension, or something similar.
I've still got many ideas for Kinship I need to capture, but the area map is a major goal for me. I'll be working on it more tonight, and hopefully decide on a style.