I’ve been drawing a lot on my iPad Pro lately, so I thought it would be a nice change to go back to paper for a bit. Here’s the map I came up with, and I think it turned out well. The top version has a digitally added background (an old paper texture), but the bottom version is a pure vanilla scan from my paper journal.
The Island Seis
The Island Seis is not your typical tourist destination. Rowdy pirates? Check. Dour swamp? Thirsty mosquitoes? Malicious voodoo witches? Check. Check. Check. But then, these nasty factors work in favour of those who hang out here. It’s an unwelcoming pirate haven, slightly, but not too far off from, some very lucrative trade routes. And that suits the inhabitants just fine.
Seis has two ports: Crapola and Port Fyshbite. Both towns are located within a protective lagoon, Crapola to the southwest and Port Fyshbite to the northeast.
Crapola has about 500 permanent residents, and about twice Continue reading
Lo, my first ever submission to the One Page Dungeon contest! No disclaimers about lack of time or artistic practice, just the adventure for ya. Please let me know what you think!
Crimson Tide Tower [color PDF]
Crimson Tide Tower [black & white PDF]
Though I gotta say, a quick look at one of my fellow competitors makes me realise I’m not a pro yet. Check out Werkes submission for some eye-searing goodness. That’s a nice piece of design right there.
Sixton and surrounding area
The red marks are demon lord statue locations.
The marsh to the west is very unsafe, full of Skavens worshipping Slaners.
The lake to the east is not safe. There are squid-skulls mutated by the presence of Cthulhu, lurking about.
The railroad tunnel project south-east of town accidentally broke through a wall to an old Nurgle temple. It was quickly sealed off and the tunnel is mostly safe again, if you disregard those workers slowly turning yellow and undead.
South-west of town, up in the mountains, some berserker dwarves are excavating out a old statue of Khorne. All who approach the place also go berserk.
Sixton is a murky town in a dark world. But we were in need of a map for our weekly Shadow of the Demon Lord campaign, so I drew one. I used my new and shiny iPad Pro + Pencil for this project, so if you want the map without the red marks, it’s easy to fix. Let me know and I’ll whip up a new version.
Just a quick map. Blotched down with a thin marker and a spongy, white paper tablecloth. After some beers.
I just wanted to tell the community that the iOS Pathfinder reference app previously known as PFR has been renamed to RPG Books, and is now free!
Included in the free download is the Pathfinder Core rulebook and the first Bestiary. This means that running a vanilla game of Pathfinder from you iPhone or iPad is no longer just fast and easy, it is also free. Free as in beer!
In addition, the app offers in-app purchase of all books available on from the Paizo PRD site. Also, with this latest release, the d20 v3.5 rules and a handful of supplementary books for that system is also available within the app.
Do you own an iOS thingy? Give RPG Books a try, it’ll cost you nothing and there are no ads.
As has always been the case during the six year life of this app, I’m very happy to receive any kind of praise, critique or feature requests.
And the red blotches on there, as you might have been suspecting, is my own blood.
The red clad figure ran up the frozen mountain slope, and the black sorcerer followed.
By chance, the woman came upon a wide flight of stairs carved into the mountain. She dashed up the steps and fled inside, sprinting up stairs and along corridors until she found herself in a large room with no other exits. The room was barren, except for the huge sarcophagus resting, almost ominously, in the center of the unlit chamber. Continue reading
A crowdfunder for The Bards Tale IV is underway. Oh, the endless hours spent mapping the town of Skara Brae and its dungeons on the original The Bards Tale on my Amiga 1000. That music? It’s welded to my soul, somehow.