Map 76 – Underground Lair

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Announcement Maybe you did not know but I did all my work on GIMP (photoshop alternative).  However I just acquired a drawing tablet and it’s not supported. Sooner or later I had to take the plunge. So this is the first map produced entirely in Photoshop, it took more than usual because I’m getting used to it. It’s a superior tool and will help me deliver better results. Also, for those of you who check out the PDF documents, I’m also doing that now in InDesign. You’ll see that the quality of my PDF attachments has improved significantly. As always attached map versions are: DM map, PC map, background-less PNG and printer friendly B/W. (Patrons Only) Thanks to your support the quality of art and content will improve with all these new tools. Description This is a double perspective…

Map 75 – Sunken Tower

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! An awesome addition to the collection. And a pretty interesting concept requested by a Golden Compass towerer subscriber. (Patreon Reward) This was a tower from a flying fortress that fell down. The mages inside could save it from the worst of the fall. It is now buried in the earth backwards. However, due to the nature of the magic that kept the fortress afloat. The gravity inside the now buried tower is reversed. That’s why furniture is still in its place. If someone finds the entrance through the upper most section (Ruins), once he enters gravity is quickly turned around and the tower can be explored as if it was standing. Supporting indie artists in the RPG community like me, helps make the available content better. If you have used or benefitted from my content, consider visiting my…

One Page Dungeon Entry

I decided to try my luck in the One Page Dungeon contest hosted here https://www.dungeoncontest.com/ This map is free to share and use and it is intended for a fun, not serious evening. You’ll know what I mean when you read it. Wish me luck ! You can Download the HD PDF file here   Supporting indie artists in the RPG community like me, helps make the available content better. If you have used or benefitted from my content, consider visiting my Patreon Page and maybe help with a few dollars. It can be cheap for you and very meaningful for me. Plus, you get access to all my content in high definition and different versions of my maps. With and without grids, numbers and name tags. Some of them even have versions with and without secret rooms. My mapping ventures are funded through Patreon, It is thanks to people who…

Map 74 – Treasure Island

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! This is drawn as a local cartographer would create a map. I think this is great to show to players. A great opportunity for a treasure hunt adventure. Gather your belongings and let’s sail to this uncharted island. Word says valuable treasure is hidden under the mountain ruins. Beware the pirate who camp on the northern side of the island. And pray you not stumble upon the savage jungle tribe. There’s a version with and without the grid. Also a B/W printer friendly available for supporters at Patreon. Supporting indie artists in the RPG community like me, helps make the available content better. If you have used or benefitted from my content, consider visiting my Patreon Page and maybe help with a few dollars. It can be cheap for you and very meaningful for me. Plus, you get…

Map 73 – Eon Lost Crypt

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! A treasure map with some scrolls was recently discovered by some archaeologists. Several reports had been received at the City Hall about the inappropriate foundations under the new church, It turns out people were right. There was an old construction underneath. A local scribe unearthed some forgotten documents that proved there had been an old settlement thousands of years ago, in the same valley where the city was now. Explorers went down to the buried chamber and came back with a chest full of scrolls. Some of them have not been deciphered yet, but one of them is clearly a map to a nearby location right outside the city. Suspecting that there might be some valuable historical relics to be found, the local noble house who sponsors the archaeologists is now offering payment for valiant adventurers willing to…

Map 72 – Hidden Lair

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Here’s an underground mage’s hideout accessible via a hidden entrance in a cave or a teleportation circle in the mage’s private quarters. I am creating new great things with image layout and decorations. I hope people are liking my developing style. I like to make illustrations that have a magic to themselves.  I decided to write something different this time, and separate the general steps I take when creating an illustration like this one.   First thing is to lay down the general areas and line art. You can see I only drew the walls, doors and started adding some dirt details and rocks.                   Step 2 – Add furniture and dirt. You have to take scale into account when drawing furniture. In this scale it’s 5ft. per square.  …

Map 71 – Sunken Ship

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! Three weeks ago a small cog ship transporting valuable metal goods sailed from an important port town up north. It was supposed to arrive to this city almost 15 days ago. As the admiral, the nobles and regular townsfolk are looking up to me to offer an explanation or a solution. Sir Lanter Godbrey is particularly upset with this situation. We had a conversation yesterday right here and his voice could be heard all the way down to the docks. I can understand him at least, once a year his family transports extremely valuable cargo, mostly gold, silk and spice. If this ship is really lost, Godbrey’s state will face a severe deficit. The adjoined families will all blame Sir Lanter, and he will blame me. Bad standing with such a powerful last name will sink my reputation,…

Map 70 – The Blood Pyramid

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! First map of April sets the bar really high for anything I do after this.  This is a four level pyramid, it’s a March Patreon reward for Golden Compass patron, Kwane Ricks. It’s a Yuan-ti pyramid, however, it can easily be repurposed. The style is aztec inspired. At the very top, there is a sacrificial altar. Humanoids are routinely sacrificed by the yuan-ti priests here. The sacrificial stone has canals for the blood to flow to the center, there it falls through a central shaft that goes all the way down to the floor level of the pyramid. The blood falls on a magical stone slab while the priest performs a ritual from the top, if successful, he conjures whatever horror from the underworld you want. Maybe a yuan-ti anathema or a demon. I believe that the place…

Map 69 – Avariel Complex

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! This illustrations portrays an underground complex of a vertical style. The different levels are not connected through stairs, or elevators of any kind, the reason for this is because the place was originally built by a race of flying creatures. My suggestion is to use Avariel, which are a kind of winged elves from the Forgotten Realms setting. Alternatively, any winged species could have built the place, Aarocka, Angels, Dragonkind or similar. Regardless of the original builders, this place is really old and it could be the home of really different creatures. Because of the vertical nature of the construction, any creature that has fly or climb speed is a good candidate for this. The purpose of the complex is revealed when visiting the Burial Chamber, an important person’s remains lay here for eternity. Maybe an important treasure…

Map 68 – Fenced Camp

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUR MAP INDEX AND OUR PATREON FUNDING PAGE ! This addition is an outdoors camp surrounded by a small fence or palisade. Useful for adventurers finding refuge during a long road, only to be attacked while resting the night. Or alternatively, this could be a bandit’s camp that the adventurers need to infiltrate or directly attack. Supporting indie artists in the RPG community like me, helps make the available content better. If you have used or benefitted from my content, consider visiting my Patreon Page and maybe help with a few dollars. It can be cheap for you and very meaningful for me. Plus, you get access to all my content in high definition and different versions of my maps. With and without grids, numbers and name tags. Some of them even have versions with and without secret rooms. My mapping ventures are funded through Patreon, It…