Sometimes you just need to feel loved. 🙂 Or at least know that you’re making a product people like and find useful.
Old Guy Gaming has a review of Hexographer which includes this quote, “After looking at Hexographer, I heartily recommend it for those looking for an easy to use, yet powerful mapping package.” Mike (the reviewer) has some issues with the Mystara/Gazetteer style icons but those concerns seem to not be Hexographer specific. He gave Hexographer another look after seeing Joe Bloch’s Darlene/World of Greyhawk style maps.
Troll in the Corner also has a Hexographer review. Here’s one section: More recently I sat down and created a list of what I need of a map making program. It needs to:
- Work on Mac OS X (whatever incarnation I’m on at the time, Lion currently)
- Be intuitive and easy to use for a n00b like myself
- Create square or hex maps with user chosen terrain types and features such as roads, hills, cities, towns, rivers, etc.
- Export the maps into a common image format (for inserting into the blog, printing out, etc).
- Be affordable
Finally, I’ve found a program that fits each of those requirements. Hexographer.
Chaotic/GM reviewed both Hexographer and Dungeonographer. In the Dungeonographer review, he points out, “Another very neat feature are the two different display types. You can select a Lineart/Classic or Battlmap/Semirealisitc look for your map and switch between the two with a simple click… A lot of great new features including random room descriptions and an upload functionality to help in online play have been added in the latest update.”