Journeyed there and back again
I'm conflicted. As a life-long D & D player (basically since its inception) and Tolkien fan, I have always enjoyed maps and actually make a pretty mean one, myself. However, when I started reading Malazan, years and years ago, I noticed some of the books (though not all) did not have especially meaningful maps. And then I thought of my favorite author, Shakespeare. I've never needed a map to enjoy the action in Illyria (Twelfth Night), or Bohemia (Winter's Tale). In my first series, I have opted not to include maps. There's also a story-based reason for not having a map. But I'm wondering how you all feel.