Dungeons & Dragons, Fantasy, Labyrinth Lord, Maps, OSR, RPG, Tower
For Christmas my lovely girlfriend picked up some pads of isometric drawing paper from Lee Valley Tools (three letter-sized pads and one ledger-sized). So I started poking around with it this weekend and thus we are taking a one-day break from the Mega Delve so I can show off this somewhat awkward tower map:
I’m not really happy with this finished product, but am excited by a lot of the stuff that went into it (including just drawing on a commercial iso paper pad… I have such a ridiculous fetish for stationary products that I can’t help but be excited by this stuff.
It took a lot of tries just to get this together, even with the existing flaws. I definitely need more practice to get the hang of this stuff.
Aethereal Engineer said:
I love maps and details for straightforward little places like this tower. I agree with you that it is a little awkward; mostly in the cutaway section where it is a bit cluttered and hard to tell the layout. But I still like it.
If Lord Isometric the Third builds a tower, I would suggest to him building the steps to the door up along the side of the tower rather than straight up from the ground. Doing so would make it much harder for attackers to batter down the door with something like a ram and a big charge.
Dyson Logos said:
Truth. Lord Isometric wasn’t the best designer when it comes to siege warfare.
Looking good (as usual). When architects do these type of drawings, we always use a heavier lineweight where we ‘cut’ the floor/ceiling/wall, especially where the cut is adjacent to space, rather than solid material. It really helps the legibility of the drawing. You could also try dashing in the missing parts of the cutaway portions, though it might make the drawing too busy.
The bottom of the linked page has guidelines for lineweight conventions, if you’re interested.
Dyson Logos said:
Looking at the top portion (the crenelations), the frontmost section with the curve reminded me of a sprocket for some reason. The flanking corner crenelations have a concave curve where they meet the tower, but the front piece cuts away from the corner.
I point this out not to critique, but because it immediately spurred my imagination: Wouldn’t it be funny if there was a corresponding tower made by Sir Lego?