5-Minute Map # 2….Not so good….

  This was my next attempt at a 5-Minute map, this one  just didn’t turn out so good.  The bridge across the crevice was supposed to be a rope and plank bridge, it sure didn’t end up looking that way. It was only 5 minutes, so no big deal, these things really teach you to focus and draw quickly. For me, I like to get in some cross-hatching so I try to leave a little time at the end to do that, just hard to do. Enjoy!


5 Responses to “5-Minute Map # 2….Not so good….”

  1. 1 Fenway5
    November 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    I like it, not sure about the dual entrances though as one could conceivably just walk the outside and avoid the caves? Maybe I am misreading the perspective though. Looking forward to see what comes next!

    • November 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Of course, a party could easily avoid the caves by just going around, but most players I know are going to go in and check it out. I also had planned on trying to draw in something like bushes or something to conceal one of the entrances, but missed it during the process. I see these 5-minute maps as exercises in creativity, you try to start with a simple concept and then get beat by the clock trying to get down on paper in 300 seconds. Thanks for looking Chris, I always appreciate your input.

      • 3 Chakat Firepaw
        November 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

        It would also be trivial to force the party into the cave.

        For instance, you could have that chasm resurface outside to block the pass the PCs need to cross.

  2. 4 AJ Stone (Stonewerks)
    November 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I would never force PC’s to do anything, but you put a cave entrance (or two) in front of them and they will most likely enter out of curiosity. I do like the idea of the chasm extending outside to block passage though. Maybe I can try to that in a 5-Minute map. Thanks for looking.


    • 5 Chakat Firepaw
      November 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      I was using ‘force’ loosely. They’re more than welcome to turn back, scale the mountainside, build their own bridge, etc.

      Somehow, I think they’ll use the cave.

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