Tefr Blog

Articles and developments about the Tefr world and RPG in general

Making an Ancient Map –Timelapse Video

A timelapse video of the processes involved in making an ancient map of the Tefr world. I used the Hereford Mappa Mundi as inspiration. It's a medieval map dating from around 1300. I found the colour very appropriate for what I wanted. It seemed appropriate to emulate...
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The Mind’s Isles

A World Building Guide   Visitors to this site may have noticed I draw many different kinds of maps to reference the Tefr world. This guide is not about maps. I’ll do maps another time. Don’t get me wrong, maps are great, they can give many different kinds of...
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New New Beginning

A New Site a New Beginning for Tefr The Tefr site has now been updated into a new Wordpress based format. Partly because it will be easier to update, and partly to make it a bit more useful to visitors. I'm keeping the whole thing relatively simple to start with. Just...
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Making an Ancient Map –Timelapse Video

A timelapse video of the processes involved in making an ancient map of the Tefr world. I used the Hereford Mappa Mundi as inspiration. It's a medieval map dating from around 1300. I found the colour very appropriate for what I wanted. It seemed appropriate to emulate...

The Mind’s Isles

A Guide to World Building Without Maps. There are two approaches and both are thought exercises. One is the macroscopic approach looking at the large and general features of the world and working down to finer details. The other is the myopic approach starting with a small location and broadening the information about the world from that point.