I've made a thing
Crawlspace is open source, free software for creating printable hex maps.
I know lots of people already use Hexographer, a great piece of software. I created Crawlspace to fill a different need. I wanted to be able to draw my hex maps with pencil and paper, and to fill them in as we played. Crawlspace gives you blank maps at different scales, generates co-ordinate labels, and allows you to have sub- and super- hexes.
There are already static templates (e.g. Welsh Piper's
) available, but Crawlspace gives me two things those don't:
Firstly, the ability to easily customize scale and style (colours, fonts, ratio of super- to sub-hex, etc.).
And secondly, fixed templates can only give you a fixed set of co-ordinates, but once the players have gone off the edge of the map, you need to continue the mapping, and the numbers should keep going up. Being able to consistently refer to hexes by their co-ordinates is very useful! And who wants to label hex map co-ordinates by hand?
Please give it a try
and let me know what you think.