#RPGaDay2021 - Day 2 "Maps"
To go from this city to this one, you have to cross a river. It's a river in the other country, so this becomes a toll bridge. The two countries are not terribly happy with each other, so tolls tend to be higher. Avoiding this bridge can be done by going 15 miles out of the way in each direction, and is really only usable by individual travelers, because caravans will be noticed.
About the Art
Today's header art comes from talented artist and my hands-down favorite fantasy cartographer, Mike Schley. When I saw that today's theme was "Maps", I knew I absolutely had to use one of his maps as a header for my post. This one, a map of Thornwall from Mark Tassin's 5e Aetaltis setting, is not only artistically beautiful, but gives that critical sense of perspective of the space. In addition, as I look at this map, I can't help but begins to draw connections in my head: the busy areas, the hilly areas, the sparse farmlands, two lakes with a road between them, the three bridges and the two spots where the river goes through the city's defensive hedge. I want to wonder what goes on in those spaces, and what stories are hidden within?
For a great overview of his other art, definitely check out his site: https://www.mikeshley.com or his purchase site at https://prints.mikeschley.com/.