Here’s the next geomorph, some more lower level caves under some basic dungeons and corridors. Is that a human skeleton in the dirt of that cavern?
Archive for April, 2010
Here is a simple cavern map I made. The style was inspired by Dyson Logos maps here at his blog. It is a small simple set of caves, with a cold underground river running through it. I used this map on the fly during a 4e game with my kids. (I’m not into the 4e version, but I am running it with my kids and their cousins for now….)
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A while back I discovered “A Character For Every Game” by Dyson Logos. I was captivated by his simple yet elegant mapping style. I began to emulate it with my own maps. I thank him for the inspiration and the absolute freedom using that style has given me in my own work. I give him full credit for his style, but these drawings are all my own. It is a fun way to draw maps and I get a sense of actually completing something when I’ve finished a page of these things. I’ve got pages of geomorphs I’ve been creating over the last few weeks. I’ll be sharing them here on a semi-regular basis, once I get my sizing standards worked out.
This is a test geomorph, a simple collection of rooms and corridors. Included is a bonus secret passage way that goes down, under, then back up beneath one of the rooms.
Welcome to Stonewerks, my small corner of the “OSR” internet. I have just recently discovered the blogs of all these people who are moving back to “Old School” gaming, and it’s like finding a large room full of kindred spirits. I started gaming around 13 or 14, after devouring the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I managed to cajole someone (my brother I think) into buying me the boxed basic set (Holmes Blue Book) with the module “In Search of the Unknown”. That boxed set opened up in my imagination! The mysterious polyhedral dice, reading through the equipment list, the descriptions of monsters and their stats, it was a truely magical experience to me.
I remember trying to run my first adventure, since I had read ‘most’ of the rules, I became the DM. My bother and dad were my players, I showed them how to roll up their characters and we played the sample dungeon in the back of the rulebook. It was a complete and utter disaster of a game. I had absolutely no clue. To this day and I can still see the look of absolute boredom on my father’s face that afternoon. Dad never joined us again.
I went back to the rulebook, somewhat disappointed, read it over and over. Eventually I ran another game with my siblings and at some point during that game, something wonderful happened! The rules started to click, my brothers and sister got ‘into’ their characters, and before long we entered an exciting, dangerous new world…..