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30 Years

of RPG Freeware



The powerful new 64-Bit Fractal Mapper 9

is here.  So are the free, popular Vintyri

Cartographic Add-Ons in new, improved

Fractal Mapper 9 versions.  Click here!



FM9 Raster Mapping Tutorial264 Page Illustrated PDF-File with Mapping Tools

Get it here  https://www.vintyri.org/vintyri/fm9tutorial.htm  (1 MB)

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Gaming Products:


Cartographic Products:


Jörðgarð Campaign Setting     Dungeons Daring Fantasy RPG


Editable Jörðgarð Maps for FM9 and FM8 

Freeware Mapping Symbols & Fills for FM9 and FM8

Freeware Raster Mapping Tutorial for FM9

Freeware Mapping Symbols & Fills for Other Cartographic Applications



Current:  February 6, 2024


Gaming Products




Campaign Setting

for Dungeons Daring™

and OGL 3.5 RPGs

A free fantasy role-playing game setting in bookmarked PDF-format.  Urð's Heimskringla, The Northwest, the Players' Guide, the Game Master's Guide and the adventures Too Many Clues, Draug Hunters, In the Salt Mine and A Tale of 2 Books now are in public release and are available for free download!  All texts, maps, dungeon plans, floor plans, scenarios and character portraits also are available in editable form.  Fully editable Open Source Reference Document versions also are available for free download.


Open Game Content – Open Source Form.  More information?  Click here!



Dungeons Daring 4th Edition – Fantasy RPG

A free fantasy role-playing game in bookmarked PDF-format.  3 books:

Players Guide

Game Masters Guide

Creature Guide


All texts, maps, dungeon plans, floor plans and scenarios also available in editable form


Open Game Content – Open Source Form.  More information?  Click here!



Maps for Fractal Mapper 9 and Fractal Mapper 8










The Maps


More than 500 maps from Vintyri products are available for free download as Open Game Content.  This collection includes overland maps, town maps, battlemaps, floor plans and dungeon plans.  Users of Fractal Mapper 9 or Fractal Mapper 8 can download fully editable versions of these maps in the native FMP formats.  All also are available as JPG files.  The downloads are free, and the maps are licensed for free private and commercial use.  They're available here:




The newest maps are available at:




JPG versions also are available.



Add-Ons for FM9 and FM8



The Vintyri Project offers game masters who make their own maps a wide variety of tools – both of our own creation and under license from 3rd party sources – to make better maps and to improve one's own cartographic skills.  From our own workshop comes the Vintyri Cartographic Collection, a large collection of raster-based structural symbols based on actual European historical buildings from the Middle Ages.


In addition, we distribute Bogie's Mapping Objects and the CSUAC/Dundjinni Archives collection.  All these collections are free and licensed for personal and commercial use.  Together, they offer nearly 27,000 new PNG symbols and 1,500 new PNG fill styles.


In addition to these cartographic accessories, the Vintyri Project also offers several free tutorials for FM8 mapmakers.  The most important of these is our raster mapping tutorial for FM8.  The official FM8 tutorial gives the user an in-depth introduction in vector mapping.  Our tutorial begins where the official tutorial ends and continues with an in-depth introduction in raster mapping.  It is included in the Vintyri Cartographic Collection 3.0 download file.


For more information:


·       FM9 Users:  https://www.vintyri.org/vintyri/fm9addons.htm


·       FM8 Users:  https://www.vintyri.org/vintyri/fm_addons.htm




Free Tutorial Application for FM9



The Vintyri Project offers game masters all the Jörðgarð Campaign Settings maps in the original Fractal Mapper .fmp-Format.  All maps are available in Fractal Mapper 8 format, and all beginning with Trailsend are available in Fractal Mapper 9 format.  That the earlier maps are available only in FM8 format is no problem for FM9 users.  It can open the FM8 maps and memorize them anew in FM9 format, giving the maps the enhanced graphical quality of FM9.


This gives the game master who has Fractal Mapper the ability to modify the official maps to suit his own campaign, but that, of course, is useful only if one knows how to use FM9 well.  The free, heavily-illustrated  FM9 Raster Mapping Tutorial teaches a game maker how to do every that is done on the original FM9 maps of the Jörðgarð campaign.


For more information:


·       FM9 Users Only:  https://www.vintyri.org/vintyri/fm9tutorial.htm



Cartographic Products for Other Systems


Earlier versions of the FM8/FM9 add-ons for the following cartographical and graphical applications are available.


Campaign Cartographer 3+™ -  Click here for more information

Other World Mapper™ - Click here for more information

*The GIMP™ and Adobe Photoshop™.  Click here for more information


*  Only the Vintyri Cartographic Collection.  We are not licensed to distribute these versions of the other add.ons.



Vintyri Tools and Licensing Information

Download the Vintryi icons – private use only:  Click Here!  (174 KB)


Using our free products legally – private and commercial - under the Open Game License 1.0a and Vintyri trademark licenses

Click here!















The Vintyri Project is committed to free, open source, open gaming


Free:  We sell nothing.  All Vintyri products are available free.  We neither solicit nor accept donation.  We do no kickstarters.  We sell nothing.


Open Source:  The original texts for Dungeons Daring and Jörðgarð are available free, both as PDFs and in editable form.  The original maps also can be downloaded and edited with Fractal Mapper™ 8.  Character portraits can be downloaded and edited with the combination Campaign Cartographer 3+ and Character Artist 3.  This allows you to modify the content as you please.


Open Gaming:  All Vintyri products are released under the Open Game License 1.0a.  This gives you the right to use our material at no cost in your own published works.  The third party products Bogie's Mapping Objects, the CSUAC and the Dundjinni Archives are released under End User License Agreements that permit the free personal and commercial usage.


Data Protection Statement (English):  Click here!

Datenschützerklärung (German):  Click here!

Impressum (German):  Click here!



Fractal Mapper™ 9 is the official mapping program for the Vintyri Project.  For more information, go to:




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