Dungeon Mapping Pads

A4 & A5 Dungeon Mapping Pads -- Kicktraq Mini

Monday, 21 April 2014

Mimic Cake

Today is my 45th Birthday. Marg made me a Mimic Cake!


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

A5 Maps PDF Out Now!

I've just released A5 Maps as a Pay What You Want PDF on RPGNow.com. It features all the maps that I've drawn during the last few weeks. My main reason for producing it is to give my Kickstarter a push as it enters the closing stretch. If you've enjoyed any of my recent maps grab a copy here:

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/128019/A5-Maps


Friday, 28 March 2014

Watchtower Plan

This is my last map/plan for a while. However, I'll putting all my recent maps up on RPGNow.com as a free/PWYW PDF. I'll then do an email shot to my previous RPGNow customers to announce it and give my Kickstarter a final push for the last week. Thank you to everyone that has commented on and/or +1'd my maps. I'm sure I'll be back with more to support my next project.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730454032/a4-and-a5-dungeon-mapping-pads


Bodiam Castle Plan

This is a plan of Bodiam Castle in East Sussex.  Marg drew it for me using a couple of existing plans I found on the web for reference.  Having a drawing of it is handy, as it can be scanned at a high resolution and printed out (on several sheets of paper) at a scale for using with miniatures. 

It is drawn on an A5 sheet of paper with a 7mm grid.  Pads of the very same paper, along with larger A4 ones are available via my Kickstarter project.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730454032/a4-and-a5-dungeon-mapping-pads


Thursday, 27 March 2014

Dwarven Trading Hall

This map is a plan for a Dwarven Trading Hall or Rest Stop. I imagine it to be set in the mountains, midway between Dwarven Holds. It would be a place for the little fellas to break their journeys, and/or trade with one another. I'm not sure strangers would be welcome.

It is drawn on an A5 sheet of paper with a 7mm grid. Pads of the very same paper, along with larger A4 ones are available via my Kictstarter project.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730454032/a4-and-a5-dungeon-mapping-pads


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Borderlands Village Map

This map is a based on an illustration from a children's history book.  It's a map of an 11th century Scottish village, but I think it also has the right feel for a fantasy village on the edge of civilization. Marg drew this one for me (in case you were wondering why it looks better than my other maps).

It is drawn on an A5 sheet of paper with a 7mm grid. Pads of the very same paper, along with larger A4 ones are available via my Kictstarter project.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730454032/a4-and-a5-dungeon-mapping-pads


Monday, 24 March 2014

Mini-Megadungeon Map

Here is another new map that I've drawn to support my Dungeon Mapping Pads Kickstarter. This one is drawn on a sheet of A5 paper with a 3.5mm grid. It's part of a Megadungeon level designed to illustrate the usefulness of have paper with differing grid sizes.  I've also drawn the map split into quadrants, on 4 A5 sheets with a 7mm grid.

All the maps are completely hand-drawn with a pencil and a couple of black fineliners. The second image shows a scan of the first image. I corrected a couple of small mistakes, applied the cartoon filter in GIMP and used a grey fill for solid areas.

The Kickstarter project has now passed its first stretch goal. This means all the sheets in the pads will be double-sided, with a 7mm grid on the front and a 3.5mm grid on the back. Here's a link to the project page:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1730454032/a4-and-a5-dungeon-mapping-pads