GAZ12’s map has seen much criticism for the perception of its steppes as being far too small for the culture. This of course originated in the X1/Expert Set map. It introduced two new variations of the grasslands hex to make the blanket grasslands of the Khanates more interesting. It also introduced the Post House symbol, which was often repurposed in later fan-created maps.
This map is significant also for the large chunk of Heldann it reveals, although unfortunately there was very little detail to speak of.
Replica Map (updated 1st February 2016)
- GAZ12 The Golden Khan of Ethengar (1989) (PDF at DriveThruRPG)
About Replica Maps
Unlike Updated maps, Replica maps are exact (or sometimes colourised) replicas of primary source maps. These source maps form the main source material of the Atlas of Mystara, from which all of the updated maps are made. Put simply:
- Replica maps present the world of Mystara as the original source materials depict it, warts and all. No attempt has been made to fix errors of any kind — even typos. Replica maps are always marked as such on this site.
- Updated maps present the Atlas of Mystara‘s consistent view of the world, with all errors, alignment issues, and so on fixed. Anything not marked as a replica map is an updated map.