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VI friendly map info?

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:39 am
by faylen
If there is already something around relating to this, I'd be very grateful if someone could point me in the right direction. It's entirely possible I've missed something.

As I've mentioned before, I am a new player, and also blind. I should also mention that I've never played tabletop d&d or read the books, so I know I'm at a disadvantage there. I came here in search of an rp mud. But anyway back to my request.

One of my biggest challenges is the inability to use any of the maps that are available. I must say that people have been wonderful in character about giving directions, but after a while it gets tiring to have to ask someone where any new place is, and sometimes, to not even know what the landmark is that they mention or where that is. Icly my character could use maps just like anyone else, especially given her background. The help files are somewhat useful in that often I can get bits of pieces of information on where an area is, but I still don't have the big picture in my head. For example, help tantras tells me that it's on the sea of fallen stars but I have no idea where that sea is in relation to waterdeep.

What I'm wondering is if someone would be willing to post some kind of an outline of the major layout of the world? I'm not asking for every little settlement or for step by step directions, just something that would allow myself and other blind players to have reference points. For example, I know that waterdeep is on the sword coast, but is that the western edge of the whole continent? Waterdeep is apparently in the northern part of the world but how far north? Knowing what roads, if any, lead to major landmarks like that helps, too, as well as where major forests or other geographical locations might be.

The idea, and why I'm asking for this, is that if I'm exploring and I find a location such as the high forest, I'll be able to look at my list and go oh, ok. Silverymoon is west of me, and waterdeep should be a bit southwest. Just as an example, I think that's right but I'm not even sure. And, if I want to go to a city, I'll know generally which way to go and if I hit a landmark that is past my intended location, I'll be able to recognize that, too, and retrace my steps.

Anyone feel up to the challenge?