Map Making Online

Dungeon Fog vector based map maker (free & premium) shareable maps & export for Roll20
  • good graphics
  • online editor available
  • editor not very intuitive, help guide (I never found out how to erase a wrongly drawn square)
  • saves to the cloud
  • GM Notes per room/section
  • quite pricy
  • print & export maps

Dave’s Mapper
random dunegon generator that uses drawn tiles of many different styles provided by users

  • mediocre graphics
  • premade sections don’t allow individual dungeons
  • exports to image

RPG Map II is a “tabletop RPG” oriented map maker, created with the “keep it clean & simple” philosophy in mind..

  • download or online
  • snap-to-grid drawing (areas and single squares)
  • many adaptions possible
  • icons and text
  • Hint: draw walls, then ground texture
  • can’t paint thin walls, walls always fill a square

Dungeon Painter Online

  • requires Adobe Flash, I am too lazy to activate this obsolete software

Tiamat The Tile Mapper

  • online tool
  • uses a collection of premade tiles you can position on an empty grid
  • not detailed/individual enough to create your own dungeons

both Dungeon map and general stuff generator (encounters, towns, calendars, NPC, traps, treasures…)

  • random dungeon generator
  • offers many pre-settings (dungeon size, style, etc.)
  • creates old-style D&D dungeons
  • also generates encounters, objects, positions for keys, traps, and more
  • export as PNG (legend as HTML)
  • playing with settings creates quite reasonable maps
  • not suited for drawing own layouts

free and high resolution Dungeon Generator, creates maps at 70px per tile and under 5mb to import directly into Roll20.

  • random dungeon generator
  • only basic settings
  • creates old-style D&D dungeons (not very realistic ones)
  • no icons for doors, etc.
  • export as JPG
  • not suited for drawing own layouts

simple and fast grid-based mapper

  • online grid editor
  • allows thin walls
  • lots of icons (but no locked door symbol?)
  • autonumber rooms
  • exports as JPG
  • very easy to use, fast editing
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