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Every month that we are over the $400 funding mark on Patreon, I put up a list of eight maps for patrons to vote on. The map that gets the most votes at the end of the month is released under a free commercial license.

This month the release is The Temple Complex Ruins posted in March of last year.

The Temple Ruins (with overlays)

The Temple Complex Ruins

Ancient temples fallen to ruin hidden deep in the jungle. Sounds like the setup for any number of pulp adventures and one I haven’t drawn nearly enough of (although I’ve run a fair number of adventures over the years with this exact premise… or the “twist” of it being an ancient palace instead of a temple).

I’m not sure how well I got my mental image across in this map in the end. The idea is that the front-most two buildings on the left are two stories tall with their lower stories mostly collapsed rubble, and the central piece being a second-story bridge that connects the two sides. But regardless of the success or failure of getting that multi-level vision across, the final map is still one I quite like and look forward to using in a game…

Perhaps the more intact structures on the right are intact because they are not only away from the water, but they are riddled with traps and magics that keep local looters away.

Temple Ruins (no overlays)

Temple Ruins (no overlays)


This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use under the “RELEASE THE KRAKEN” initiative thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 awesome patrons have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.

Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make this map free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $400 mark, we choose a map from the blog’s extensive back catalog to retroactively release under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under the commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”). For those that want/need a Creative Commons license, it would look something like this:

Creative Commons LicenseCartography by Dyson Logos is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.