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A map is a type of game aid, usually on a flat surface, that visually represents the relative positions or relationships of the various parts of something in a role-playing game (often in the game world).

Maps may be fixed or changed during play. When maps need to be drawn or changed during a game, responsibility for doing so may fall either on the GM or players, depending on the game. Some games, such as The Quiet Year, use maps and the act of drawing them as a key part of the gameplay.

Common types of maps used in role-playing games include:

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