"Cartographic illustration is rarely used outside of the game industry, however maps are often the center pieces for adventure modules and setting supplements for the tabletop roleplaying game industry. Artistic maps provide gamemasters with a great storytelling tool, while providing a more immersive experience to game players. While hand-drawn map designs are preferred for many tabletop role playing game publishers, photorealistic designs are appropriate for science fiction RPGs and for video game strategy guides. Though I'm considered one of the fastest cartographic illustrators in the industry, a lot of that speed is directly dependant on what Xara Designer Pro can do for me." Michael Tumey, Freelance Cartographer
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