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Ye Olde Map Maker

Ye Olde Map Maker

Kelsey Doherty

Design and print RPG game maps in the palm of your hand!

2.5 Ratings 233+ Reviews 5K+ Downloads

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Design and print RPG game maps in the palm of your hand!
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Ratings & Reviews

2.5
233+ Ratings
  1. 5
    16+%
  2. 4
    9+%
  3. 3
    14+%
  4. 2
    27+%
  5. 1
    34+%
  • Sep 30, 2019

    By Samus Aran
    Would like to specify a custom map size. Some of the maps I design are too large to fit in the sizes provided. So refunding until this feature is implemented. Still, I will try out the web version.
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  • Odd design choices lead to some frustration Jan 26, 2019

    By Dvana
    For some reason, all of the walls in this app are designed to operate on the half grid. It’s a little hard to explain, but as an example: a diagonal line is composed of two completely different wall pieces. A 1x1 square would be composed of four different corner pieces instead of four straight lines. There’s been some effort made in the tool to smooth this incongruity over, but it doesn’t work on the diagonal and in general makes map drawing quite awkward. Aside from that, I haven’t had any issues and the tile set is pretty perfect. I’ll probably still end up using this for my final draft but the half pieces make sketching in this tool a daunting prospect.
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  • Jul 26, 2019

    By Moose Man
    works well, though scrolling is a little wonkey. only real complaint is it has very limited sizes (i downloaded hoping to draw out huge dungeons, but i can just use multiple maps and combine them, so not a deal breaker)
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  • May 18, 2019

    By Michael Fuller
    I love this app! Easy to use, lots of options and templates! I use it for all my RPG needs! It could use a few more object inserts, specifically one that resembles modern fencing. Again a great app that every DM/GM should have!
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  • More items Dec 19, 2017

    By Thisgamesmejekekem
    I’d like to see more items you can make. the cars are kinda dumb because at most you’ll use this app for dnd put like a trap icon in it or like a weapons rack. custom notes you can put within the maps would be really nice. if i could put notes on the map id be able to put important notes in it like a note for behavior of a dungeon or cave. Ex goblins go hunt at night -2 goblins during the day because they’re hunting leave it in the map so i don't have to write it down. Allowing us to add pictures to our maps would be good too instead of limiting us to A,B,C 1,2,3 id put a picture of a goblin so i don't have to look at my key that i made to know what it is
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  • Interface Mar 5, 2015

    By BrokenTip
    While I applaud the effort and some of the pre-made maps are really handy. The potential of this app is crushed by the unfriendly interface. There is unfortunately nothing easy, intuitive, or standard about the interface. Large graphics in the UI lead to lots of scrolling or stepping through content, and I found that when scrolling it would continually reset to the top of the list causing great frustration and aggravation. What little I was able to do with the editor was also clunky drawing over or next to existing walls would delete them rather than connect them even though the was a separate delete button. All in all I was very disappointed in the experience I had hoped for a much smoother app but for now it seems I'll stick to pen and paper.
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  • Oct 14, 2018

    By Robert Jackson
    I was super hopeful however on my tablet it would freeze regularly and lacks features like resizing or free- hand drawing. the wall drawing destroys walls when you want an intersection, so you have to go back and fix with another tool. It would have been faster to use graph paper
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  • Apr 10, 2020

    By Krys Rene
    Absolutely needs to be updated. Try to login in, to save a map the app stalls. Try to zoom on the map nothing happens. No option to save to device. No option to free hand a room. Only make walls in "free hand" with no erase or delete option. Not worth the money until it has been updated.
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  • So Sad Jan 17, 2018

    By madhornytoad
    So the app really looked good online and the graphics were exactly what I was looking for in a map creation tool. I read some of the reviews, no one seemed to like the UI much but I figured I would work with it. I download and install on my iPad so I can go right to work. I create a small map and attempt to save it and the application locks up. No big deal. I realize I need to register and create an online account in order that my device has an online location to store data. Of course I think that’s what the problem is. So I register. I restart the app and login. I create a map, and the app freezes when I try to save. No matter what I do, save, save as, the app freezes. It does not save a map I have been working on. It essentially is 100% useless to me in its current state. I really hope that my $1.99 goes a long way towards QA and development of a version of this that actually works.
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  • Lacking Function but Shows Promise Mar 3, 2018

    By Appaddict425
    TLDR: I regret buying it. If you think it’s convenient to combine map-making with solving jigsaw puzzles, you might like this app. The premise is great. It looks good, too. Nice sharp lines and clearly defined objects/doors/etc. It shows real promise, perhaps in future releases? However, if you are using this for convenience, I don’t think you’ll find much here. I never found an undo button, but there is a delete/eraser function that is a poor substitute. Digging through a few dozen line shapes is a pain, especially since you have to find the correctly oriented shape to complete corners or cap off a room with a door (yes, that means four separate corner segments to complete a square room). Why can I rotate objects like beds, tables, and plants, but not line segments? Placement of line segments/shapes is unguided and not clear where it will land on the grid. This would be less annoying with an undo function but no such luck here. There is a drawing tool, but it just plows through existing lines and shapes, replacing them with straight line segments. I hope the dev keeps updating, but I won’t be throwing away my graph paper yet.
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  • May 18, 2019

    By Michael Fuller
    I love this app! Easy to use, lots of options and templates! I use it for all my RPG needs! It could use a few more object inserts, specifically one that resembles modern fencing. Again a great app that every DM/GM should have!
    more
  • Jan 3, 2019

    By Kristan Ludlow
    i love this app. i use it on an old tablet and it runs ok. the maps are intuitive to build and save well. erasing is kind of glitchy and on a phone sometimes your worl disappears when you move around a large map.
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  • Under rated Mar 19, 2019

    By evilsnoopy
    I have used the website and it has an ok ui and the iOS one is even better. if you want the more good reasons I suggest you go to the other review titled under-rated. Totally worth the 3 bucks.
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  • Aug 22, 2019

    By Chris Rowles
    Its great at what it does.
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  • Sep 30, 2019

    By Samus Aran
    Would like to specify a custom map size. Some of the maps I design are too large to fit in the sizes provided. So refunding until this feature is implemented. Still, I will try out the web version.
    more
  • Jul 26, 2019

    By Moose Man
    works well, though scrolling is a little wonkey. only real complaint is it has very limited sizes (i downloaded hoping to draw out huge dungeons, but i can just use multiple maps and combine them, so not a deal breaker)
    more
  • Nice Apr 8, 2016

    By Coyote99901
    So, I've used this for two years. It works okay but I agree that the interface is too CAD-like and not friendly to the casual user. Now, put in a little effort and you get great maps with quite a few features THAT YOU CAN PRINT OUT AT D&D MINIATURE SCALE!!! You don't get that just anywhere. Would love to see the devs come up with Ye Olde Dungeon Creator and would give this 5 stars if they add more objects. In the meantime, enjoy. Put in the effort and enjoy!
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  • Good at what it does Jan 9, 2016

    By Old Dad 79
    If you want an app to pull together a quick map in black-and-white, this is your app. It is worth every penny of the list price, but don't expect a $25 value; if you want a full-featured map design tool, your are in the wrong store. There are a few features that I hope arrive in future updates, but the app is stable on my iPad and does what is advertised.
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  • Did almost exactly what I wanted. Needs a better image export function Apr 4, 2018

    By Dasmon
    The UI could use some polish, but you get used to it. My one complaint is that when you save a larger map as an image, it breaks it up into four pieces, without giving the option for one whole image.
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  • Odd design choices lead to some frustration Jan 26, 2019

    By Dvana
    For some reason, all of the walls in this app are designed to operate on the half grid. It’s a little hard to explain, but as an example: a diagonal line is composed of two completely different wall pieces. A 1x1 square would be composed of four different corner pieces instead of four straight lines. There’s been some effort made in the tool to smooth this incongruity over, but it doesn’t work on the diagonal and in general makes map drawing quite awkward. Aside from that, I haven’t had any issues and the tile set is pretty perfect. I’ll probably still end up using this for my final draft but the half pieces make sketching in this tool a daunting prospect.
    more
  • More items Dec 19, 2017

    By Thisgamesmejekekem
    I’d like to see more items you can make. the cars are kinda dumb because at most you’ll use this app for dnd put like a trap icon in it or like a weapons rack. custom notes you can put within the maps would be really nice. if i could put notes on the map id be able to put important notes in it like a note for behavior of a dungeon or cave. Ex goblins go hunt at night -2 goblins during the day because they’re hunting leave it in the map so i don't have to write it down. Allowing us to add pictures to our maps would be good too instead of limiting us to A,B,C 1,2,3 id put a picture of a goblin so i don't have to look at my key that i made to know what it is
    more
  • Important bug that should be fixed Jan 28, 2020

    By Yrbeat
    So I made a map by placing pieces one at a time because the drawing doesn’t work half the time, (like I draw on the left side and it’ll erase a random line on the right, and vice versa) also I made a map with objects and saved the map. Then when I load it, the thumbnail shows the objects I added, but loading the map doesn’t show the objects at all. Please fix these and I will make this a 5-star because the UI is solid otherwise
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  • Jun 25, 2019

    By conner lester
    why is the work space so small? There needs to be more space and a zoom function. Once it does it'll get 5 star in my books
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  • Ho hum Feb 5, 2018

    By rjjdkcidnvvidmc
    Edit: Hey! The map saving bug has been fixed. Still a little hard to use, mostly the scrolling sections. Multiple, easily printable map sizes (almost large enough for my giant maps) make things nice. Overall, not quite what I need, but I wanted to update as this dev has been very pleasant and communicative.
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  • Interface Mar 5, 2015

    By BrokenTip
    While I applaud the effort and some of the pre-made maps are really handy. The potential of this app is crushed by the unfriendly interface. There is unfortunately nothing easy, intuitive, or standard about the interface. Large graphics in the UI lead to lots of scrolling or stepping through content, and I found that when scrolling it would continually reset to the top of the list causing great frustration and aggravation. What little I was able to do with the editor was also clunky drawing over or next to existing walls would delete them rather than connect them even though the was a separate delete button. All in all I was very disappointed in the experience I had hoped for a much smoother app but for now it seems I'll stick to pen and paper.
    more
  • Oct 14, 2018

    By Robert Jackson
    I was super hopeful however on my tablet it would freeze regularly and lacks features like resizing or free- hand drawing. the wall drawing destroys walls when you want an intersection, so you have to go back and fix with another tool. It would have been faster to use graph paper
    more
  • Apr 10, 2020

    By Krys Rene
    Absolutely needs to be updated. Try to login in, to save a map the app stalls. Try to zoom on the map nothing happens. No option to save to device. No option to free hand a room. Only make walls in "free hand" with no erase or delete option. Not worth the money until it has been updated.
    more
  • Lacking Function but Shows Promise Mar 3, 2018

    By Appaddict425
    TLDR: I regret buying it. If you think it’s convenient to combine map-making with solving jigsaw puzzles, you might like this app. The premise is great. It looks good, too. Nice sharp lines and clearly defined objects/doors/etc. It shows real promise, perhaps in future releases? However, if you are using this for convenience, I don’t think you’ll find much here. I never found an undo button, but there is a delete/eraser function that is a poor substitute. Digging through a few dozen line shapes is a pain, especially since you have to find the correctly oriented shape to complete corners or cap off a room with a door (yes, that means four separate corner segments to complete a square room). Why can I rotate objects like beds, tables, and plants, but not line segments? Placement of line segments/shapes is unguided and not clear where it will land on the grid. This would be less annoying with an undo function but no such luck here. There is a drawing tool, but it just plows through existing lines and shapes, replacing them with straight line segments. I hope the dev keeps updating, but I won’t be throwing away my graph paper yet.
    more
  • Clumsy and chunky... early development!!! Aug 10, 2017

    By t-monk chef
    I would love to see much smaller grids, grid size options, scrolling smoothly instead of only by halves or quadrants, maybe add color for foliage, water, etc. it seems very very chunky, blocky, and clumsy. Not a lot of options for fine tuning or adding any sort of detail. Lots of bugs! The scrolling jumps and is very hard to find the pieces or maps you need. Scrolling while building is even worse. Freezes often and or boots you out. It also gets stuck in object placement mode sometimes. I think the concept is great and this has a lot of potential, but I would not recommend purchasing this until it has been developed more.
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  • So Sad Jan 17, 2018

    By madhornytoad
    So the app really looked good online and the graphics were exactly what I was looking for in a map creation tool. I read some of the reviews, no one seemed to like the UI much but I figured I would work with it. I download and install on my iPad so I can go right to work. I create a small map and attempt to save it and the application locks up. No big deal. I realize I need to register and create an online account in order that my device has an online location to store data. Of course I think that’s what the problem is. So I register. I restart the app and login. I create a map, and the app freezes when I try to save. No matter what I do, save, save as, the app freezes. It does not save a map I have been working on. It essentially is 100% useless to me in its current state. I really hope that my $1.99 goes a long way towards QA and development of a version of this that actually works.
    more
  • Jul 20, 2019

    By 1996carlosr
    *this app doesn't work anymore* unfortunately it used to be the best dungeon maker, i assume the developers stoped working on it bc there are no updates or fixes. none of the websites or social media has contact info, it freezes when u try to save. so in reality it makes it useless :(
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  • Great Potential, Needs A lot of Work Jun 7, 2017

    By CAyers2206
    While the app offers you the ability to create maps on the fly, along with access to a database of pre generated material, it still falls very short of a releasable product. The UI is intuitive, but hampered in usability. Icons are a bit too small, which, combined with insta-jump scroll bars, you are left often in frustration trying to get that one piece you need. Scrolling takes a bit of finesse to master, along with placing objects. However, it does look like the app may build out the object feature with the More feature - but for now it is only a larger view of what's already available. BUG 1: While placing an object near the bottom edge of the map, then pressing the SCROLL icon, locks the interface in object mode forever. You can't delete it. If you try to save and reopen, the map loads with the object free floating, and stuck in object mode. BUG 2: When exporting a large map to the image library, the upper left quadrant gets exported twice, then the bottom two quadrants get exported. The upper right never gets exported. While the app has great potential as an ad hoc map creation tool - it still has a very long way to go.
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  • Promising, but fails immensely May 10, 2017

    By Wa-waaaaa
    Should have read the reviews honestly before purchasing. I just so exciting of a cool looking app that would allow me to make maps upon maps upon maps. 1.99 isn't a lot, but this app should be free given how poorly it's made. It doesn't work. It doesn't register taps or scrolling. The interface is very irritating and buggy. You want to scroll up or down on the list of possible walls or objects? Good luck! Cause it fails to do even that one simple task. I want this app to work but it doesn't. Seeing as how there hasn't been an update for more than a year, it's looking like it might never work.
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  • Mar 16, 2020

    By nikko matthews
    Opening up setting freezes the whole thing, you have to force quit, this button is needed to save maps or load maps and is also right next to the zoom in button, do not buy this app.
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