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The Cartographer is a traditional RPG centered on exploration, from the tropical Howling
Island to the cold kingdom of Bornstad.

The world is constantly threatened by Dragons and to fight them, the "old ones" forged the
Dragon Swords- powerful blades that only the Slayers could wield. Whenever a Slayer died,
his descendant would inherit the title.

The story starts in the kingdom of Althendria, when grim news arrive about the far-away campaign
against the dragon Myrniar. The Kingdom's Dragon Slayer has died and immediately the King sends
various messengers throughout the nation in search for his only son, the rightful heir to the title.
One of the messengers reaches Cinnamon Town...


Reuben Rainard grew up moving from one town to another and was always on the
road accompanying his father in the laborious task of hunting Dragons.
Determined to find his own path in life, he stays and opens an Inn in Cinnamon Town- but little did
he know that fate and destiny had other plans for him.

Alina Flagg is a black wizard with a strong adventurous spirit and
a charming curiosity of magic - wanting to learn everything there is to know about it.
Due to her knowledge in ancient cultures, Alina is called to join Arcturus in his expedition
to a mysterious Island that is said to be the core of the ancient Yaxtual Civilization.

Arcturus Mortem was born in the Western land of Epherdon. His parents, however,
were originally from Bornstad. Having witnessed the destructive power of Regnar the Dragon Arcturus
obsesses over them and after years of research has begun to understand their behavior- noticing a pattern
in their landings on the planet. But to conclude his studies he needs the help of a Slayer to reach the
legendary Howling Island.

The Cartographer project started as an excuse to experiment with the mapping in VX, trying to leave behind some of its squareness by slightly editing and mixing its RTP, and of course, working within the program's standard tile spaces. Hopefully RMVX users may use this to see ONE way of mapping. If it is good or bad is up to your interpretation.
The game is completely unencrypted for you, to not only show how the maps are put together but also to show how the cutscenes/dialogues are evented. We still hope you give the story a chance and play through it as it was intended though.
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Once I get to the orc camp site and have the pirate (Forgot his name) join your party what do you do?
When I downloaded it it was encrypted. :(
You have to go to denkongen to the accesory shop, or get an ancient book in the underwater ruins.

There are two files to download in the site, one is encrypted for non vx owners and the other is unencrypted.

: )
You have to go to denkongen to the accesory shop, or get an ancient book in the underwater ruins.

: )

The sign on the accessory shop door says "be right back"
... or get an ancient book in the underwater ruins.

... or get an ancient book in the underwater ruins.

Underwater Ruins?
Cartographer was my first play through an RPG Maker game...and I was delighted with what I found.

It's an excellent game and you did a great job Avadan.
I completed the game in both ways, with and without recruiting Jud Vein (before realizing that it's the same ending. I fixed the ship and defeated kay-kay but all I got is few extra scenes (as far as I know). I checked the walkthrough but nothing I haven't done was there. I found a desert island in the southeastmost corner of the map, and yea I walked on water. Yet I feel that I forgot something and can't seem to know what it is.

Your game is nice, story is decent and so is gameplay. But what enjoyed most is the facesets, like seeing Gideon from Eternal Eden without his moustache, and the witch from Dawn's light without her hat, among others. Nice work, man.
what is with the insanely high encounter rate? and battles are so slow.. and did i just get 75 exp from defeating the demon that says "you shall not pass".. kinda low for a boss right???
Medium RPG. Game seems to go off a ramp down in difficulty. Beginning island is pretty tough and game steadily gets easier from there. Seemed like no grinding is really required, though I admit I had some lucky streaks. Random encounter rate is a tad on the higher side. I got lost for several minutes in the mid game since there are a bunch of optional towns. Story was alright, there were some loose ends but I didnt explore outside the main game because one side boss was too much for my party, we only did 0-1 dmg to it and it had 12000 HP. Mostly straightforward oldie RPG, feel free to take a look.
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