Results for tag: Maps
Posted by: dmwanabe on Jun 12, 2012 at 07:45:31 PM
Ive been managing a D&D game for over 1 year now with my cousins. The rules of D&D are not for the common folk so i had to translate it into something more palpable to my family and friends. Using skills based on common games like Oblivion and Mount and Blade i had come up with a new system which everyone that played could easily understand (there are of course some problems with the system, but being the DM i could do as i please to manage the game).
Anyway the point of this blog is to share the maps i have created with the rest of the D&D community. If you like it, great, if you don't, do not download it. Anyway i hope you can use it to make your D&D games fun and interactive.
The maps i created are 25x48 inches. I had them printed in a tarpauline. Ill be uploading my recent...
Posted by: SuperPheemy on May 17, 2012 at 12:02:56 PM
I've been working on a big Fantasy City setting for a couple of years now. And I've nearly finished the city map yesterday. You can find that particular map at my website The Cubicle of Solitude.
Why yes.. that was a shameless plug. Thank you for noticing!
Posted by: chaosfang on Jan 20, 2012 at 12:40:06 PM
This post might feel weird for some, because it has always been one of the DM's tasks to provide maps for the group. And for good reason: maps have always been one of the key elements of an encounter, adventure and campaign, especially when combat is involved. And maps have always been the guide for both players and DMs alike to know who or what is where.
[ Before I continue, let me point this out: I am not referring to just board-based maps, I'm including in the discussion mentally-pictured maps, in the so-called "gridless games". Even if you don't draw a map, the fact that, even if it's just in the mind of the DM, you've pictured how many prison cells are in the section of a prison, and where the guard station is relative to the prison cells, and where in the guard station the guns, rations,...
Posted by: Alphastream1 on Nov 17, 2011 at 10:36:11 AM
A Gallery of WotC Poster Tile Maps
The excellent Sly Flourish came upon the kind of organizational idea we often have but seldom execute. He took pictures of each of the poster tile maps in a 3E or 4E product he owns and uploaded them so he had a handy reference. He can look at the gallery and see all the maps he has when planning for a gaming session. Need a desert map? How about that poster map that came with the Blue Dragon? Need a river running through underground caves? Several RPGA/organized play posters can fill that need.
I loved the idea, but I wanted to make two changes. First, I downloaded them and renamed them so each file has the name of the map. That way I easily know the product on my shelf that has the map. I can also work with the thumbnail viewer mode in Windows to easily...
Posted by: DEAC0N on Oct 16, 2011 at 07:30:16 PM
(This is a repost from my general blog, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Adolescent, (growoldnotup.blogspot.com/ ), so my apologies if it seems pedantic!)
It occurs to me that I have been lax in posting nerdly content for a while, so I will see those of you with no appreciation for such things in a week or so. Having gotten together for one of our irregular but not too infrequent Dungeons & Dragons sessions last night, it seemed an opportune time to discuss some of the various tools and doo-dads we use to keep things moving and organized.
The 4th edition D&D rules continue to be a divisive force within the fantasy RPG community, but that doesn't bother me since I wasn't a member of the community when this schism occurred. I like how straightforward the 4e rules...
Posted by: Papagiorgio on Jun 30, 2011 at 05:07:44 PM
I love maps. They're one of my favorite things about D&D I think. Whether maps of the world, maps of a kingdom, maps of a city, or maps of a dungeon makes no difference. I love looking at them, drawing them, and using them. A good map can be as inspiring as a good book.
A while ago I was talking to a friend of mine who worked in the printing business about having poster maps printed for my gaming group. We love using battle maps. The only problem was there weren't enough of them. Turns out it would be damn expensive to print out individual maps for personal use. The more you print though, the cheaper it becomes. So I figured why not try to sell them. I've seen plenty of threads where people are asking for poster sized battle...
Posted by: Papagiorgio on Jun 28, 2011 at 12:14:05 PM
I've got poster maps for sale on my website. We're doing a pre-print sale to see what kind of interest there is in the community. Four full color 36"x24" battlemaps for $10. They'll be available at that price until we go to print. I know I want more battle maps, hopefully many of you do also.
Check out the pics in my photos for a preview, and check out the website: www.infernaltitans.com
Posted by: homullus on Jun 8, 2011 at 12:43:03 AM
Two players couldn't make it this week, so I decided that it would be better to run something else -- the party is on the doorstep of their nemesis of the past seven months, and it didn't seem fair to make two players run two characters (and do so sub-optimally due to lack of familiarity), and have the missing two unable to witness the triumphant conclusion/final whimper/TPK. Anyway, pinch-hitting this week for the regular campaign is Khyber's Harvest by Keith Baker. It is a bare-bones short adventure, which isn't surprising given that it was handed out for free. The adventure starts in a town -- a town with no map. I'm still trying to learn Campaign Cartographer, so I figured I'd give it a try. There are no combat encounters in the town, but since this...
Posted by: homullus on May 20, 2011 at 08:11:19 PM
So yeah. I got myself Campaign Cartographer, and got to try it out for the first time with my MapTool Eberron campaign. We're working through Seekers of the Ashen Crown, which I like a lot for its incorporation of both somewhat-scripted and rather free-form roleplaying episodes within the overall plot, between sequences of encounters. The party goes to Droaam, to Graywall, for the last two pieces of the Ashen Crown; I wanted to use more than the one picture of Graywall from the published module.
Keith Baker's article on Graywall from Dragon 368 was the inspiration for this map; I endeavored to incorporate enough buildings to account for all the special locations in that article, but since the group's actual visit to Graywall was coming up, I eventually had to say "good...
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