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A "World Map" is, well, any depiction of a region or setting. There are several tropes associated with this term - perhaps you were thinking about one of them instead?

  • Fantasy World Map: The world map of any Constructed World, a popular inclusion in published fantasy literature.
  • Level-Map Display: NPC's may give you an item called a "world map". You can peruse it at your leisure, but that's all.
  • The Overworld: A fully playable world map, functions like an actual Video Game level: You can freely explore it while travelling between areas.
    • Overworld Not to Scale: A scaled-down, birds-eye view (or map) of the world (Popular in "eastern" style RPG's.)
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  • Point-and-Click Map: A Video Game map that functions like a menu screen: Click on a desired location to travel there, Warp Whistle-style. (Popular in "western" style RPG's.)

See also Map Tropes in general.


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