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Every month that Patreon funding remains over the $400 mark I sift through my back catalog and bring up a selection of maps that my patrons then vote on as to which will be released under the free commercial-use license. This month we are releasing the Kraken on a pair of maps from 2014, starting with Serzen’s Seven Stairs!

Serzen's Seven Stairs (with grid)

Serzen’s Seven Stairs (with grid)

There are times when you want a dungeon that feels like it could really exist, that it was naturally occurring, or that someone took natural caves and “enhanced” them to make a dungeon. There are other times, however, where you just want over-the-top fantasy architecture.

Serzen’s Seven Stairs is on the fantasy side of that spectrum – from the massive dragon-headed entrance into the dungeon proper to the central chamber complete with massive tree (or it might be a massive set of cracks in the floor where something slammed into the mountain ages ago) and seven staircases leading down to the lower levels. Rumour is that anyone who can descend each of the seven stairs and open the doors at the bottoms will either be struck dead or gain mystical powers over or against dragons. Of course the rumour is false.

Serzen's Seven Stairs (no grid)

Serzen’s Seven Stairs (no grid)

For this re-release of the map, I’ve tuned up the image a bit from the original scan, and added a version with a grid (aligned as best I could) which the original didn’t have.


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.