Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Into the City: Map 2

This week sees the release of another map-pack for the new Into the City range...


Just like the previous map-packs this product includes:

  • A pdf booklet containing labelled versions of each level of the building.
  • An unlabelled jpg image of each level (scaled at 100 pixels per grid square) - suitable for use with VTTs.
  • Miniatures scaled battlemaps for each level of the building. 

 
An example of how one of the 'battlemaps' goes together

Into the City: Map 2 is available for $1.50 from RPGNow & DriveThruRPG

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Dungeon Monthly (August 2014)

I'm still (just about) managing to find time to squeeze in these little maps (and thus, keep the series going) ...so, without further ado, here's this month's dungeon map :)



...also note that unlabelled versions for all of these 'dungeon-monthly' maps can be found in the following G+ albums:



Monday, 18 August 2014

Into the City: maps for fantasy buildings

I'm very pleased to announce the start of a new range of building maps...


Each product in the Into the City range will map out the interior of a single fantasy building (usually over several levels), and supply those maps in the following formats:
  • a pdf booklet containing labelled reference maps (for the GMs use)
  • unlabelled VTT maps (scaled at 100 pixels per square)
  • miniatures scaled battlemaps (printable at 1 square = 1 inch)

(an example of one of the battlemaps printed in 'draft' quality on normal paper)

As of right now you can download Into the City: Map 0 for free (and sample the style and quality of the new range), and Into the City: Map 1 is available for just $1.50 (see the links below).

It's also my hope that, as the range expands, these maps will start to come together to form the basis of one of the towns/cities within the Age of Shadow setting ...but more on that as things progress.


Friday, 8 August 2014

Pay-What-You-Want Sewer Tiles!

I'm pleased to say that my latest set of PWYW dungeon tiles is now available from RPGNow & DriveThruRPG.



In this set you will find 24 pages of printable sewer tiles that are intended for use with 28mm miniatures (on a one inch grid) - which are fully compatible with all the other tiles in the Basic Dungeon range.

(an example layout showing this new set used in conjunction with a few tiles from the previous sets)

Basic Dungeon Tiles : Expansion Set 3 is a Pay-What-You-Want product ...so pick it up for free, or pay as much (or as little) little as you like!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Sewer Tiles Update

The next expansion set for my 'Basic Dungeon Tiles' range is coming along nicely, and so I thought I would post a quick example of what they should look like when they're all pieced together...


There's still quite a lot to do yet (as I still have to draw a bunch of small rooms with various entrance/exit configurations, and maybe a few additional detail pieces), but I'm hoping that the end result will be worth the wait :)

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Sewer Tiles WIP

If you've been following my recent posts over on G+, you'll probably know that I've been playing around with a few sewer maps this past week (due to me being inspired by a recent submission to the Age of Shadow wiki).

Well, I've since decided to take it one step further, and I've just begun work on a range of high-res sewer tiles for the 'Basic Dungeon Tiles' range.

However, I'm still in the early stages of the design process at the moment, but I thought I would share a quick picture of the two tiles that I've got finished...



...just to let folks know what's in the pipeline :)

Note that these tiles (when finished) will be available on RPGNow as a pay-what-you-want product - just like the rest of the Basic Dungeon Tiles rage.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Quick & Easy Wargaming/RPG Roads

If you've been following my series of cheap terrain tips (for making hedges, trees, and bushes), then here's another quick tutorial that'll show you how to make a bunch of simple road sections in no time at all.



Note that the pictures that follow have come out a little darker than I would like, but they should give you a good idea of the procedure nonetheless.

Anyway ...on with the tutorial...

* * *

WHAT YOU'LL NEED


  • A Vinyl floor tile with a self-adhesive back (I got a pack of four at these for £1 in my local 'Poundland' store).
  • Some gravel (I picked up a 1kg bag of bird grit for £1 at my lock Wilko store)
  • Some fine sand (I picked up a 1kg bag of bird sand for £1 at my lock Wilko store)
  • A cheap tin of (waterbased) wood stain (I'm using my usual 'medium oak' colour).
  • A sharp knife & a steel rule.
 * * *

STEP 1

Using the knife and steel rule, cut the floor tile into the shapes you desire.



In this instance, I've decided on a with of 4" for my roads (this is mostly due to the fact that the tiles are 12" square - so I've simply cut them into three equal pieces), and I'm also including a couple of angled pieces so that I can do arrangements like this:


* * *

STEP 2

Flip the tiles over and remove the paper backing. Then sprinkle a few bits of gravel/grit over each piece, followed by a generous covering of sand.

Once you have shaken off the excess, you should be left with something like this:

(don't worry about there not being a lot of sand on the pieces )

* * * 

STEP 3

Now all that's left to do is cover each piece with a copious amount of woodstain (letting it pool in several areas)...


...and leave it all to dry.


* * *

And that's pretty much all there is to it!

The woodstain should not only stain each piece a nice brown colour (leaving a slightly shiny 'muddy' look where it has pooled) but it will also lock all of the sand and grit in place - making it a lot more durable.

Now, admittedly, these pieces don't look like anything special if you use them on their own - but if you combine them with some of the hedges that I made a while back, they should be more than adequate for the tabletop :)