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New:  Vintyri Cartographic Collection

Version 3.0 for Fractal Mapper 8

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Gaming Products:


Cartographic Products:

Jörðgarð Campaign Setting     Dungeons Daring Fantasy RPG


Editable Jörðgarð Maps for FM8     Freeware Mapping Symbols & Fills for FM8

Freeware Mapping Symbols & Fills for Other Cartographic Applications


Current:  March 8, 2023


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!




Cartographic Products for Fractal Mapper 8







The Maps


Some 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.  Vintyri Project maps are made with the software program Fractal Mapper 8™ from NBOS Software.  Other users of FM8 can download fully editable versions of all these maps in the native FMP format of FM8.  The downloads are free, and the maps are licensed for free private and commercial use.  They're available here:




JPG versions of these maps can be extracted from the gaming materials.



The Cartographic Tools for 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 30,000 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.




Bogie's Mapping Objects 3.0


This collection was created by Dan Roy, a.k.a. Bogie.  For years he was one of the top creators of symbols and fill patterns in the now discontinued Dundjinni Forums.  In recent years, his work has been available instead through the online Cartographers Guild. 


The download includes Bogie's fill patterns and his standard mapping symbols as well as his Redthorn Tavern collection, considered in most RPG cartographic circles to be the definitive set for making battlemaps of taverns and inns.  The collection is free.  It is licensed for private and commercial use.  Download here:








CSUAC/Dundjinni Archives 3.0




This is the mega-collection of free cartographer-created symbols and fill patterns for fantasy RPG battlemaps.  In the late 1990s and into the first 2000s decade, Dundjinni was the leading cartographic program for making fantasy and space RPG battlemaps.  A main source in those days for mapping symbols and fill patterns was the Dundjinni Forum. Over several years Dundjinni users contributed more than 30,000 symbols and fill patterns that were available for free download from the forum. Some of these were offered for private use only, but the great majority were offered by their creators for personal and commercial use.  A few Dundjinni Forum members, above all Cecil Solomon and Daniel Pryor, canvassed the creators of the symbols available for personal and commercial use and were given the right to collate them into collections that they could distribute free for personal and commercial use under licensed conditions. The first of these collections was made by Cecil Solomon and called the CSUAC (Cecil Solomon's User Art Collection). Daniel Pryor then continued where Cecil left off with the Dundjinni Archives.  Download here:






Vintyri Cartographic Collection 3.0




The Vintyri Cartographic Collection is a free set of hundreds of symbols and fill patterns with the main emphasis on buildings and the tools needed to map villages, cities, etc.  The collection also includes a wide variety of fill patterns for use in creating overland maps.  Version 3.0 adds a large collection of new symbols and fill patterns in the additional categories of ruins and winter adventures.  The new material is designed for:


      Creating maps of villages, cities and other settlements that have been abandoned or destroyed and are in a state of ruin and collapse.


      Creating maps of campaign areas where it recently has snowed.


      Creating maps of villages and other settlements that are in a state of ruin and that are under snow.


The symbols of ruins are available with clean roofs, mossy roofs and snow-covered roofs..  Download here:





Cartographic Products for Other Systems


Earlier versions of the FM8 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

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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.


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Fractal Mapper™ 8 is the official mapping program for the Vintyri Project.  For more information, go to:




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