Thursday, 21 December 2017

End of Year Ramblings...

Patreon Roundup 2017

As most of you will be aware, the aim of 2017's Patreon campaign was to create a bunch of full colour geomorphs that folks (including myself) could use to piece together dungeon maps of various shapes and sizes (largely for use in VTTs or similar).

Well, now that the year is coming to a close, I thought that it would be a good idea to run-through everything I've drawn thus far (though it's worth noting that I am hoping to continue the project throughout 2018 - but maybe with a few small changes).

To begin with, here's a quick look at all the basic geomorphs to date...


...that's over 100 basic rooms and passages!


In addition to these 'basic' tiles, I've also created 36 room segments...


...which can be pieced together to create much larger rooms (including oddly shaped ones).


And finally, there's almost a score of (what I'm calling) 'feature rooms'...


...which are tiles that can be used to represent specific dungeon encounter areas (half of which have been based on the suggestions of my kind patrons).


And while the Patreon Campaign is far from being a great earner (as it's really more of a tips jar sort of thing) I would like to thank each and every one of my patrons (both past and present) for their support. You guys are great!

So, if you're running a game online, or would simply like a cool looking map for your own notes, you should be able to put together a nice (consistent) looking dungeon with the 2017 tile set ...as shown in the example below:


Note that all of this year's maps can be found in THIS ALBUM or on GOOGLE DRIVE.


A New Project for 2018

Long time followers of the blog might know that, as well as drawing and writing various RPG stuff, I also like to build pieces of physical terrain for use in my games (usually from bits of junk and/or cheap supplies).

Well, next year I hope to take the tutorials I write for these projects one step further, and will be launching a youtube channel to accompany some of the stuff I do:


To begin with I'll be concentrating on my version of the 2.5D dungeon system (as originally created by DM Scotty) ...but I aim to cover a wide variety of terrain and gaming aids in the long run.

I do, however, still have a lot to learn about shooting and editing videos (and my current camera is not the best) - but I hope that some of you will follow me on this new journey.

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And that's it for now. Here's hoping that you all have a good (and safe) holiday season ...and here's to a new year of new (and hopefully interesting) projects!

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Battlemap versions of old maps...

Just a quick update to say that I've started to compile the 'battlemap' versions of some of my old maps (along with a couple of newer ones) over on google drive (for ease of access). So, if you're interested in checking them out, you can find them HERE (and please let me know if you'd like to see more of this kind of thing).

However, it's worth noting that they don't look great when printed at this scale (see below) ...but they'll do the job in a pinch :)







More to follow as and when I get time.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Cyber Monday Map Bundle

Just a quick message to say that all of my products are available in this year's Cyber Monday sale over on DriveThruRPG, and that I've also put together a special bundle for just $2.99...

The bundle contains 7 map-packs (from my various ranges) ...plus a free copy of one of the zines for the Age of Shadow RPG.

So, if you're interested in checking it out, you can find it HERE.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Little Book Of Dungeons

A little while back I was contacted by the folks over at SquareHex, and we discussed the possibility of producing an A5 booklet containing all of the colour maps from my existing 'Little book of Dungeons' range.

Fast forward a few months...


The booklet is a compilation of all the maps found in Volumes 4, 5, and 6 (so that's 18 dungeons in total), plus a bonus map of a large inn (as we all need a place to start the adventure right? ;) ).

So, if you're interested in picking one up, you can order your copy from the SquareHex website (or HERE for a reduction in postal charges), or you can visit the SquareHex guys at next month's Dragonmeet.

Friday, 13 October 2017

More 'stock art' Maps

Following the release of volume six of  'the Little Book of Dungeons' I'm pleased to announce that all of the maps featured in that booklet are now also available as individual stock art images too (priced at $2.99 each).


Each of these 'stock art' maps are supplied as:
  • A pdf booklet featuring a labelled and unlabelled version of the map
  • A 300dpi labelled PNG file (US letter size)
  • A 300dpi unlabelled PNG file (US letter size)
  • An unlabelled JPG file for use with VTTs
So, if you're a publisher, and are in need of an affordable dungeon map for an adventure module (or similar), then head on over to my stock art page over on DriveThruRPG or RPGNow and see if there is something that suits your needs!

-the current range of stock art dungeons-

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Little Book of Dungeons : Vol. 6

I'm pleased to announce the release of another volume of The Little Book of Dungeons!


Within this latest volume you will find a pdf booklet containing six colour dungeon maps (suitable for printing), as well as unlabelled image files of each map (for use with virtual tabletops or similar).

-all six maps featured in this volume-

The Little Book of Dungeons - Volume 6 is available for just $2.99 from RPGNow and DriveThruRPG.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

A Quick Update

Since things have been a bit quiet around here for a while, I thought I would post a quick update to let you know what I'm working on at the moment...

PATREON

Interest in the Patreon campaign hasn't been that great lately (and I've had to change the reward levels around a little) - but I'm still adding new tiles to the library each and every month. In fact, now that all of the smaller geomorphs are complete, I've recently entered the second phase of the project.

So, if you take a look at the image below, you'll see that I'm now drawing tiles that can be used (in multiples of four) to create much larger (possibly oddly shaped) rooms.


However, there are only 12 of these 'large room corner pieces' available at this time, but I've got a lot more planned!


'ZINE #3

I've also been working on material for this year's 'zine - for The Age of Shadow RPG.

So here's a quick look at some of the images I've drawn for one of the articles (a little adventure) that I'm in the process of writing.




ANOTHER DUNGEON BOOK

In-between working on the Patreon project and the 'zine, I've also finished 4 (of the 6) maps for the next Little Book of Dungeons.


And just like the maps in the previous two volumes, these will be available as a booklet first (for personal use), and then as individual 'stock art' images (for commercial use).


2.5D SCI-FI TILES?

I'm not 100% sure where I'm going with this yet, but one of the (many) things I've currently got on the back burner is a set of 2.5D sci-fi tiles (or perhaps a new range of pay-what-you-want tiles). But since I'm about to start playing in a friend's sci-fi game, I may get the urge to work on these sooner rather than later.


Note: for those of you not familiar with my 2.5D dungeons, you can find out more in THESE POSTS. Similarly, if you want to learn more about my existing pay-what-you-want dungeon tiles, you can find them HERE.

And that's it for this little update!