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Australian Role Playing Industry Association Winner 2023
Best Cartography

We leave at dawn and travel on the road from Boldhome to Clearwine!, a simple statement but one loaded with questions and the possibility of adventure.

What time is dawn?
How long will the journey take?
Is there even a road to take or will the party have to travel overland?

Inspired by the cartography of the RuneQuest Starter Set by Jeff Richards and Matt Ryan, Highways and Byways tackles the dilemma of every adventurer; how to get from point A to point B.

Illustrated throughout with images evocative of the diverse regional geography Highways and Byways contains:

  • Notes on travel, movement and mounts
  • An expanded calendar with both Theylian and Lunar naming conventions
  • Times for sunrise, sunset and available daylight hours for travel each day
  • Distance tables for all major road and waterways
  • Descriptions of 48 regions covered by the Starter Set map
  • REMASTERED maps showing borders and routes for each region
  • Suggested names for unassigned locations
  • Indexed trade destinations
  • Distances in both metric and imperial units
  • Separate large scale route map of the expanded region

Whether you are planning logistics for a military campaign, devising the most optimal trade route or simply just trying to work out a better way to grandma’s house avoiding the wolf haunted woods,

Highways and Byways is a useful companion for any wayfarer.


"... a wonderful addition to the "Weapons & Equipment" book. With this book the GM doesn't need to make the calculations by themselves or rule by hand-waiving. It makes the life easier for GMs."
- Andre Jarosch

"Great product! Not something I would have thought of at all, but on first read, it became immediately invaluable."
- Will Johnson

"This to my mind exemplifies why the Jonstown Compendium was a terrific idea. It allows the game and the setting to be stretched in totally different ways. ......absolutely terrific because it gives players so many tools to personalize their games with.... Another JC home run."
- Andrew Logan Montgomery - Platinum Bestselling JC Author

"...instabuy! I like the way the regional tables are set out so you can see (and read) the journey as you go."
- Diana Probst for Beer from Teeth

"Very cool indeed. The quality is outstandingly high."
- Gyles Hawkins

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Stacie W April 22, 2023 8:52 pm UTC
Is this going to be available in print?
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Neil G April 25, 2023 2:16 am UTC
Hi Stacie,
YES! We're hoping for a late May release. It will include updated text and redeveloped maps!
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Drew B November 30, 2023 8:32 pm UTC
Stacie - your wish is our command.
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Drew B December 03, 2022 8:50 pm UTC
Hi Wayne - There should be an accompanying png called JC_HighwaysAndByways_Map_v1.png. This is a route map, the master map shown on page 4, showing all 48 regions in the main publication. The map shows the three road types and waterways (red, green amber, and blue), regional boundaries (white) set on a hex map to help with calculating distances overland etc. Does that help?
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wayne B November 02, 2022 7:00 pm UTC
Sorry to have to ask but how are you meant to use the 2 png format maps as they just show some lines on some empty hexes.

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Philip H January 26, 2024 4:15 pm UTC
I think you need to hold a regular map with place names on next to it.
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