Archive for August, 2011


…..The Pit of Despair…..

     Surfing the OSR blog-o-sphere the other day I came across this image posted over at The “Fighting Fantasist. It inspired me to create a map I call the “The Pit of Despair”

     This is the map I drew from said inspiration. It starts with a wide, deep pit, your adventurers will need lots of rope and iron spikes to climb down this thing. At the bottom is an underground lake with a large tentacled monster ready pull any who survived the climb down to a watery, horrible death. Anyone still standing after that will have to swim under water to go any further into the pit. They soon discover the large natural stone pillars, which must be climbed to reach the ledge above. From here it is a relatively easy climb to the long stairs leading to a large ancient temple, look out for that crevasse! The ancient temple has a large magical eternal flame burning on top of it, lighting up the cavern with an evil glow. Once inside there is a small dungeon beneath the temple which leads to a shrine with the statue of a long forgotten demon. Who built the temple? What is the name of this ancient unknown demon? Does anyone dare to utter it’s name? As always enjoy. I’d love to hear from anyone who uses this to create an adventure. I’ll link to it or even post it here.  Click on the image for a full page PDF.


A Burial Crypt……..It’s Been Way Too Long..!!!

    It’s been way, way too long since I’ve posted anything here. I drew this the other day, and cleaned it up a little in photoshop. It’s a burial mound/burial crypt. It starts off with a long corridor of columns leading to a stairway down. Then there are arches opening into crypts with arched ceilings. A sprial stairway leads to a hallway full of nasty traps, blades that swing down from the ceiling, a heavy stone slab with spikes and a deep pit with even more wicked spikes. The hallway protects the main burial chamber and the secrets that lie within. Enjoy!!

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About this blog

    This blog came into being after I discovered the OSR blog scene. I was inspired by Dyson Logos and his blog, specifically his geomorph project. Check out his awesome work: "Dyson's Dodecahedron" The style and the simple elegance of his 10 x 10 squares put me on a mapping roll. I have blatently (...and respectfully) emulated his style and now have pages upon pages of geomorphs. Along with more location specific maps in that same style.

   My intent for this blog is for it to be more than just maps and geomorphs. However, for now, I'm just enjoying this burst of creativity inspired by Dyson and the entire OSR community.

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August 2011

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