Dungeon, Dungeons & Dragons, Fantasy, Isometric, Labyrinth Lord, Maps, OSR, RPG, Tower
Not much is left of Crovet’s Tower. But the stairwell to the dungeons beneath was cleared of rubble by holy templars of the church seeking stolen relics a decade ago, and since then who knows what strange beasts (or worse – human cultists!) may have turned this into their home?
Jorrit Luimers said:
Just wanted to say that I’ve been lurking for a good while now, and that you just convinced me to purchase the labyrinth lord books for my group! Thanks for being such an inspiration, and keep being awesome!
Mateus Gabriel said:
You’re amazing, Dyson! Your maps always make me think of a million ideias for my games. Thank you for sharing your works with the internet!
Nicely done! I’ve been struggling with my own isometric-grid dungeon off-and-on the last few weeks, so I appreciate your effectiveness at depicting changes in elevation. Certainly your use of walls on the upper quadrants of the rooms does well in depicting relative depths.
For game play with your group, how do you transfer the map info to your players? I’ve stuck with 2-D representations via dry-erase markers and boards and can’t say that I’m really satisfied with that method. Possible alternatives to me off the top of my head include:
1. Drawing on isometric graph paper for the players. Tough for me because I’m not fast or accurate with a pen.
2. Pre-drawn sections of the map (not disclosing secret stuff) that can be ’tiled’ together. Seems like a lot of pre-game work.
3. Make the players draw instead. Doing so puts a lot of burden on me to get the room descriptions/dimension verbally fast and correct. It seems to be necessary to get across to the PCs how cool the layout of the dungeon is.
Thanks for sharing!
Joe Nuttall said:
If you’re still looking for a solution try the suggestion I wrote up at http://explorebeneathandbeyond.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/mapping-during-play.html
Tracing paper – a brilliant, fantastic suggestion, thanks!
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Joe Nuttall said:
It’s actually “Semi-transparent paper” not tracing paper – Goldine Layout Pad (50 gsm). Tracing paper doesn’t work very well! Hope it works out Dave.