8 Midjourney Prompts for Creating Fantasy Maps, Featuring Beautiful Images

We’ve prepared a list of eight Midjourney prompts for creating your own fantasy maps for gaming. Whether you’re running the show or looking for some fun images to bring as a player, we’ve got a list of eight prompts below with sample images we know you’re going to love.

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The following prompts are great for creating images of maps for your game. I love doing this. It’s a great way to get inspiration for a new area or just let your imagination run wild for a one shot.

For each of these, I posted the exact prompt I used below each image gallery. For some of them, swapping out different inclusions or concepts may work if you want to personalize the results, but for others you’ll probably just want to keep the prompt pretty close to get a similar output. Feel free to grab these images, too.

A Dark Fantasy Overworld Map

a detailed map of a fantasy land, dark fantasy, limited color palette –v 5.1

I chose the third option because I loved the color gradient suggesting desert on the western coast and a more vibrant, lush landscape in the east. Strange additions in the surrounding ocean and a “Game of Thrones” style castle in the northeastern mountains looked appealing to me, too.

A Rainbow-Hued Cartoon Overworld Map

cartoon fantasy map of a magic forest with dragons, waterfalls, caves, mountains, fairies, dwarves, rainbow

The second image in this selection made the most physical sense to me. Also, the wild rainbow is pretty fun.

Top-Down Grid Map

dnd top view rpg grid map

This would be a prompt you may want to adjust or add details to in order to get a response you’re happier with. The prompt is so general that just about anything can come out. Still, I thought it was a lot of fun to see what Midjourney would come up with.

I blew up the fourth option because it looked like it would be the most widely-useable to you guys. Plus, the grid in the third result was a bit wonky.

Forested, Stylized Top-Down Map

top down rpg battlemap of a forested area –quality 2 –v 5.1

For this one, by indicating the quality in the prompt modifiers, the visual style is changed in the resulting images. I picked the fourth one because it seemed the most interesting and I love the secluded feel of the glade.

Dark Fantasy Dungeon Map

dungeon map, dark fantasy, –ar 2:3 –q 2 –v 5.1

This came out with a really varied result, even without using a “chaos” modifier. Adding additional details may help you achieve what you’re looking for, here. I chose the third result because I liked the color palette and the strange details.

House Interior Map

a tabletop RPG game map of a house

These all came out pretty similar, even though the prompt was very basic. I liked the first option because no secret doors would be needed to find every room in this house. A lot of times the AI doesn’t seem to understand that we need connections between rooms.

Using a secret entrance is an easy workaround for this problem.

Mansion Interior Map

Noble Manor Battlemap

I have a lot of interior locations, so I played around a bit with a few different types of prompts to see how Midjourney would respond. Many results ended in a strange, half-vertical output that may have looked fun but wouldn’t be useable in my games.

The simplest prompts seemed to give the best results for a building’s interior. The mansion interiors weren’t actually much larger than the house interiors, though, which I found disappointing.

A Flooded Sewer

a top down dnd map of a flooded sewer, creepy, –v 5.1 –s 750 –q 2

I couldn’t decide which one I liked best, so I blew up the two that tied for me. I loved the use of color in the the third one.

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Closing Thoughts

Using Midjourney prompts to create fantasy maps can be a total blast, as long as your expectations are in the right place. Wanting a cool map, but having some flexibility on the end result will get you in a much better place with a tool like this than if you’re looking for something hyper-specific. You may find that modifying some of the prompts to add in really particular details, like room counts or objects, may just be completely ignored by the AI.

I seemed to get the best results when I was pretty open with the prompt’s actual request. Then I could make variations or choose an option from that point.

Do you have a map prompt that’s given you great results? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

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