I’ve spent a lot of time peering at the big map of Thedas when working on any of my stories that involve travel (which they almost all do). And invariably end up mentally frothing to myself over how little whomever drew it apparently knows about maps, about river confluences and geopolitical influences on the location of cities and whatnot. Which I only have a passing knowledge of myself, but enough to drive me up the wall in trying to make sense of the map.
Let’s look at Ferelden to start, for some examples of the things that give me a twitch when trying to sort out where things are and why.
This is awesome. I noticed the problem with Ansburg, but a lot of the others I hadn’t thought too much about in terms of geography (though the travel times are just … whoa what). Anyway, this is great.
I have been begging for a proper elevation map of Ferelden at the very least for about two years now to try and explain those rivers just west of Denerim. >.<