Dungeon, Dungeons & Dragons, Fantasy, Labyrinth Lord, Lost Maps, Maps, RPG
The Demon Hall was drawn as a drop-in set of two levels meant to be stuck into another dungeon on-the-fly (like when running a solo game using the rules from the 1e DMG or the Labyrinth Lord version from Ruins of the Undercity).
The two levels are linked together and centred around the Demon Hall itself, a massive two-level hall with a second-level mezzanine.
The upper level of the Demon Hall opens up on the upper mezzanine of the Demon Hall itself. Railings look over the eastern end of the lower level, including the dais. The stairs up from this level connect to the dungeon above, while both stairs down (or climbing or jumping from the mezzanine to the main floor of the Demon Hall) lead to the lower level of the Demon Hall map.
The lower level of the Demon Hall includes significantly more side rooms and chambers than the upper level. There are two stairways up to the upper level map, and a single stairway (immediately facing one of the stairs up to the level above) that leads down further into the dungeons where the Demon Hall has been inserted.
The Demon Hall maps were drawn in pencil on plain white paper around four years ago, lost, found, scanned and contrast-enhanced for your viewing pleasure.
Edward Wilson said:
Hmm, I was wondering how the cross-hatching would look if done with a wider, softer pencil than the one used for the walls, etc. It might fill the space a bit more and add some interesting texture while staying with the nice simple pencil sketch style. I’ll have to shop for one and try it out.
A truly wonderful two-level map, Dyson! Lots of rooms to explore as well as a set of stairs to the great unknown below….
You mentioned that you did these in pencil then scanned and then contrast-enhanced them. What program did you use and what procedure did you go through? I have many old pencil maps and seem to loose a ton of their detail when I try to contrast-enhance them to a viewable quality. I use GIMP and Inkscape together mostly…. Any suggestions??? “Help me, Master Dyson… you’re my only hope!!”
Dyson Logos said:
These are VERY pale pencil-drawn maps, so I take them into Photoshop or the Gimp and increase the brightness by about 10-20 and the contrast by 60+
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