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I’ve been posting the individual Caves of Chaos redrawn in my style (Caves A-F) (Caves G-K) – so this was pretty much inevitable. Here they are all collected into a single massive map. This was done at 1200 dpi at ledger size (11 x 17 inches) so you can print it out, fold it in half, and slip it into your module (probably between the cover and the module proper).
Each of these files is roughly 6 megs, far larger than most of the maps posted to the blog. Click on them to get to the full-sized 1200 dpi version.
Originally I made this just as an accessory to go with the original map and adventure. Something a little more clear to my eyes without the contour lines, trees, numbers, and in black instead of blue because I’m an old man and my eyes just don’t like the low-contrast blue. I also didn’t include pit traps, so the maps could be used by those who want them on the table.
But for ease of use, I realized that the room numbers could come in handy. So I made a numbered version to help those DMs who want it. And then, because I know I’m in the minority in my hatred of the blue maps… I finally broke down and made a blue one for y’all.
So enjoy your adventures through the Caves of Chaos. I’ve been going there regularly since 1979.
The maps on Dyson’s Dodecahedron are released for free personal use thanks to the support of awesome patrons like you over on Patreon. Every month 400 patrons come together to make these releases possible. You can help too in order to keep the flow of maps coming and to improve their quality – and even get a map of your own!
Chris Humphries said:
Tim Bannock said:
Blue maps are terrible.
Dyson Logos said:
Great maps! I don’t understand the purpose of the light blue version, though.
Dyson Logos said:
Some people get major retro-feels from the blue versions.
I just get eye strain.
Blue maps existed to prevent photocopying; early copies did a terrible job with light colors. That’s also why graph paper is usually blue, so the lines won’t copy, only your black pencil/ink over it.
Blue maps now is literally fetishizing an obsolete copy-protection system.
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Well, I think you may have reached another pinnacle! This is downright awesome! The amount of time and effort you’ve put into this should net you a few more patrons at least! I know I’m going to use this – and I think a few of my friends might, too! So, I have to ask out of sheer politeness – how would you like to be promoted by other people? In other words, what is the best way for me to use grpups like Facebook and all the others I’m wrapped up in to get more people into your work? Once again, my hearty congratulations on the truly massive scale of this monster super dungeon!
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This is awesome. Sorry for being stupid, but how do I make this work on Roll20?!