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So whilst perusing the RPG drivethru website one day I stumbled across a set of 'print your own' type dungeon tiles by an outfit named Inked Adventures. I really liked the hand drawn aspect of the tiles and the old school map feel so I put the grab on them. There are a LOT of tiles in the set. There are 64 different tiles at 10x10" and then a second set of 64 that are the mirror of the first. They even have some printable pages for DM's to put notes about the different tiles complete with a thumbnail pic of the tile. I've assembled quite a few, each is printed on two pages (8.5x11 for US and A4, I think, for Euro). I'm mounting mine on foam board and it's working pretty well. Only one board so far has really warped much and I'm working on experiments on how to fix it. Here are a couple photos with some tiles semi-randomly laid out on my kitchen table... I think another part of the attraction I have is that I love the idea of geomorph tiles. I like the replay value I guess you might say. I like them so much, I've been toying with making a board for the RPG-Lite Squad-based Sci-fi dungeon crawl I've been working on... The total size is 30x30" and the camera didn't want to cooperate so I apologize for the blur... or maybe it's just a teaser pic so the blur was on purpose? Yea, that's it. The tiles will all be double sided allowing for a lot of different setups... eventually. Okay, here is a less blurry close up... So, if you're looking for a 2d dungeon with a lot of old school charm, I'd recommend the Inked Adventure tiles. Anyway, that's map talk!
This post was number 500. I decided I'd try to post something a little creative and perhaps interesting for number D (instead of just posting, "woot! 500" in one of the milestone threads). Right then, in a **different thread I posted these words: I kept thinking about what such a planet might be like as far as climate zones and weather. I find it intriguing because I like the notion of habitable worlds that are clearly not Earth-like (Greyhawk, Forgotten Realms, Old D&D, possibly Eberron, they're all knock-offs of Earth). I find something more original appealing. So far, the idea has developed into one sketch on an index card and a digital graphic: The Wood Atop the World (the polar forest cap; giant redwoods, forest Dragons,...) The Temperate Lands (assorted kingdoms with a typical summer/winter climate...) The Forest of Eternal Rain (tropical Jungle Belts) The Boiling Sea (extremely brackish; no outlet; high evaporation rate...) The Desert of Brass (very hot desert; Brass Dragons; legends of a City of Brass...) The Cloud Ocean (surrounds the world; blots out the stars; obscures the sun...) The World-Rim Mountains (a ring of peaks and plateaus right round the equator; Kingoms Ruled by Ereeti; too hot for human inhabitants...) The South End of World ( not shown; no one in the North knows what lies at the opposite end of the world.) Notes (or what I've got so far): Zone 1 has cool summers, cold winters, but the enormous lakes along its southern verge do not usually freeze over. Zone 3 is belts of forest rather than absolutely solid rain forest; there maybe some tethered floating mountains in places; there are deep gorges, rift valleys; waterfalls. Zone 4 is the biggest body of water in the North of the world. Inflow barely keeps up with evaporation and it is a large part of why most days are 95% overcast in the Northern hemisphere. Zone 8 is a great mystery that sages ponder. I don't have a name for the entire place, the locals call it: The World. **Inspiration and background: There are a bunch of posts scattered in two other threads in this section that inspired this somewhat. Particularly this post of mine and one or two from a certain goblin (Buglips) concerning not over-developing a campaign setting. If some one wants to suggest some good names (Eberron is taken) this planet could use one. If somebody wants to swipe the idea so their party of Spelljamming adventurers have a new place to drop in on feel free (but post something? about how it went). Comments needed on what I have left out / or should leave out appreciated. Does anybody else have some homebrew worlds to work on? (Feel free to post a different one.)
ced1106 posted a topic in KickstarterThanks to Sean for this one. Looks pretty tempting. For $25, you get four double-sided maps of a village plus a hamlet. $20 gets you a digital versions of *all* the maps they make. DriveThruRPG has a crapton of digital 28mm maps already available, though. http://www.kickstart...asy-game-poster Finally, Paizo has several dead tree game map products, also available at Amazon: http://paizo.com/gameMastery/maps