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I love old school rpg games like ultima, but i dont know how to draw a map, does anyone have some advice
or sites where they explain it to you?
This question / problem has been solved by DieRuheimage
Well, I haven't done it in a long time, but I did it the old fashioned way - graph paper. One block = one unit of movement. Take five steps ahead, it covers five blocks. It's pretty simple, as long as you keep track of where you are.

Unless you mean "land coverage" maps, in which case I have no advice.
Post edited May 18, 2013 by DieRuhe
First map I ever drew was Metal Gear for the NES, the old "The truck have started to move" one. Thankfully even the swamp in that game was an obvious grid which made graph paper the way to go. I don't know if I'd want to try that with Arcanum (which has a map so you wouldn't need to but you get my point).
I'm also going to say graph paper, but in addition to that, a pencil for first sketches, and be wary (very wary) of teleporters and spinners.
Or look for the maps online, depending on whether you wish to be bothered with mapping or not. The online maps though will probably have quite a few spoilers (traps, secret doors etc).
Well, for grid based RPGs it is easier, since as previous posters have said, you can use graph paper and draw one yourself. However, if you do not wish to do this manually, you can find maps made online or with some games, guidebooks or strategy guides are included in the package and they also include maps of all the areas.
Which Ultima? I thought some of the GOG one's had maps as bonus content. I have them all, I'll check that out. Beats working,

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Alas they appear to be decorative maps. The kind of thing you get as a placemat when you sit down to eat at one of the many fine restaurants throughout the Ultima Universe.
Post edited May 18, 2013 by tinyE
Graph paper, one with not too small graphs, use a pencil, don't start at the side of the paper because sometimes
your starting point isn't left or right. Check every direction and mark them on paper if the way splits.
Check for spinners. Walk slowly.
Or he could just go on Google and look for Ultima maps

To each their own I guess
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tinyE: Which Ultima? I thought some of the GOG one's had maps as bonus content. I have them all, I'll check that out. Beats working,

EDIT
Alas they appear to be decorative maps. The kind of thing you get as a placemat when you sit down to eat at one of the many fine restaurants throughout the Ultima Universe.
I know there are maps of ultima but i have the feeling i take the fun away by exploring myself