Friday 29 June 2012

Zone 10 - Basic Set

The first set of the new 'Zone 10' range of printable buildings is now available through RPGNow, DriveThruRPG, and Wargame Vault.

As I mentioned the other day, the set is designed specifically for use with 10mm miniatures, but can also be used for 6mm wargames by using the option to print multiple pages of the pdf onto a single sheet of paper (in this instance 2 pages per sheet).

The set is priced at $4.99 (a little over £3), and hopefully fills a bit of a gap in the printable terrain market.

Wednesday 27 June 2012

Colony 19 - Zone 10 (...that's 10mm)

I've been a fan of 10mm miniatures for a while now (though mostly fantasy up until this point) ...but there doesn't seem to be much love for this scale when it comes to printable terrain (especially on the sci-fi front).

So in an attempt to remedy that, here's a quick look at something I've been working on this past month (though it's something I've been meaning to get around to for a while now) - mainly for my own gratification, though I'm also hoping to have it available for purchase (as a low cost pdf booklet) through the usual storefronts by the end of the month:

As I say, it's scaled for 10mm miniatures (those shown are from Pendraken Miniatures), and since it's a pretty small scale to be working with, I've kept everything relatively simple to put together, and made all the little pieces as modular as possible (so as to allow for a fair amount of customisation). In addition, I've found that if you use the 'page scaling' option of your pdf reader, and print two pages of the pdf onto one sheet of paper (roughly halving the size of the images), the buildings can also be used for a more epic (6mm) scale of gaming (which is also something I'm considering getting back into).

Anyway, I have to admit that I'm rather pleased with the way it's all turned out, and I should have a few more details (and perhaps a couple more photos) regarding this first set in the next day or two.

Monday 25 June 2012

2012 Map-a-Monday (week 26)

Here's map number 26:

...which means that I'm half way through this years project :)

Friday 22 June 2012

How much detail do you like on your dungeon maps?

The title says it all really, but to clarify, I'm talking about basic dungeon maps akin to those found in the Little Book of Dungeons (and the various Map-a-Monday maps).

Do you like them just the way they are (i.e. with just the immovable objects depicted e.g. walls/pillars/statues/wells/etc.) or do you prefer them to be fully furnished with barrels/tables/chests/etc.? (or perhaps somewhere in-between).

The reason I ask is because I'm in the process of putting something together that's similar to the Little Book of Dungeons (but this time working with smaller dungeon 'chunks' and supplying additional jpg images of these chunks for use with virtual table-tops), and I thought I'd see if anyone had a preference.

As an example, here's one of the 'chunks' (that only shows the immovable objects) that could be used for a throne room/great hall/chapel style area:

(note that if you load the full size version into Tabletop Forge at a size of 1400 x 1000 it should line up with the default grid size of 50)

Monday 18 June 2012

2012 Map-a-Monday (week 25)

Here's the next cave geomorph in the series:

Sunday 10 June 2012

2011 Map-a-Monday collection on G+

Here's all of the geomorphs from the 2011 Map-a-Monday project collected into a single album on google+

2011 Map-a-Monday Album

(note that the images have had all of the room numbers/etc. removed, and are supplied at 50 pixels per 'square' so as to be better suited to VTT's ...such as Tabletop Forge).

...and now I'm of to have a little play around with the (aforementioned) Tabletop Forge application (which is looking rather interesting to say the least)

Saturday 9 June 2012


OK then, I've  finally set up a google+ account  (just click on my profile at the bottom-right of the blog to see it in all its glory) ...all I have to do now is figure out what it's used for and I'll be good to go ;)

Monday 4 June 2012