Dungeon, Dungeons & Dragons, Fantasy, Labyrinth Lord, Maps, OSR, RPG
I’ll let the map lead the post this Friday…
It’s a mighty big map. Since the main book I do my mapping in is 4×6, a map of this scale requires a different method than most of my maps. I had to draw this map out as three individual maps and then “stitch” them together in photoshop.
J. Weitzel said:
Love your work and I’ve been following along on G+ – this is great and I can put to good use in my own campaign, although it will be renamed “Jenkins Hall” 🙂
Really great layout that lends its long main path to a chase scene with notes of hide and seek.
You have a fun blog here. I’ll look forward to seeing more. Cheers!
Green Pilgrim said:
Hey bud – love your work but had some questions for ya.
I’m the guy that made the 3D version of one of your maps and then made the video of it for the ‘walk through’ if you can remember. I picked one of your maps because they actually make sense on an architectural level. It’s not just a random bunch of hallways and chambers – there seems to be a logic in how/why they were constructed.
Even if you faked it. 🙂
With that being said I really like how you combine what appears to be rough-hewn sections of the map with ‘finished’ sections to suggest that the builders were taking advantage of a natural cave formation and only needed to finish certain areas and could leave the rest as-is.
Assuming that you are using the standard D&D mapping icons, the ‘statue’ in that small round room off to the left is an interesting detail. It makes me wonder what statue would be locked up in a small room off to the side of the main complex.
It’s too small for a temple but perhaps not too small for a personal shrine. Perhaps a statue of a fallen hero or the patron of whoever commissioned the tunnels to be built. Kind of like having your name on the side of the building – these guys had to build a statue?
Just wanted to throw my two-cents in there bud. I really like your maps. Perhaps, as a contest or something, you could put out a map (complete with numbers or something) and see what people come up with for its description, details and back story? It would be interesting to see how many variations on your map people would come up with.
Keep ’em coming!
Always the Quest,
Dyson Logos said:
Personal shrine, minor treasure room, or just an oddity that was found here to begin with and has been left behind as the complex was developed. All of them work for me.
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