Tuesday 28 April 2015

Into the Darkness : Map 2

If you've been following my recent G+ posts, you will have seen that I've been posting a lot of W.I.P. images of my latest dungeon map.

Well, now that map is finally finished, I'm pleased to say that Into the Darkness : Map 2 is now available from RPGNow & DriveThruRPG for just $1.50 (approx. £1).

As you can see, this map features a large crypt/mausoleum style dungeon, and is provided in the following formats:
  • A pdf booklet featuring a labelled version of the map.
  • An unlabelled jpg image of the map (scaled at 100 pixels per grid).
  • A miniatures scaled battlemap* (i.e. printable at 1" per grid square).

*Note that a 'printer friendly' version of the battlemap (i.e. one with a plain white background) has also been provided.

Friday 10 April 2015

Chainlink fences (and barbed wire) for 28mm miniatures

I've been picking a few things up from the local 'bargain' stores again ...so that must mean it's time for another quick & easy terrain project...


From left to right:
  • Silver spray paint (cost £1 from the local Poundland store)
  • BBQ/kebab skewer (cost £1 for about 100 ...I think)
  • Tongue depressor (can't remember the exact cost ...but they're fairly cheap)
  • Oven mesh (cost £1 from the local Poundland store)
  • Brown paint & flock (for the base)
  • Glue (not shown)

The only thing that might be a little unusual is the oven mesh (I've never actually used anything like this in the oven ...but, then again, I don't cook all that much) - so here's a scan of the packaging (to show what it's supposed to be used for :) ).


Unlike my other tutorials, this one doesn't really need a step-by-step guide, as it's pretty obvious what I've done...

...and as you can see, all you need to do is cut a BBQ/Kebeb Skewer to about 2" long, glue them to either end of the Tongue Depressor, and then  cut a piece of Oven Mesh (along the diagonal) to the size you require - and glue it in place.

And, if like me, you would like to add a bit of barbed wire to the top, then it's a simple matter of cutting a long strip of the Oven Mesh (lengthways) - leaving just a tiny bit of the mesh (that runs widthways) where they cross one another ...as these will function as the 'barbs'.

Then coil the strip around something circular (a pencil for example) and thread it along the top of the fence (note that it doesn't hold a shape very well, so I had to secure mine in place with a spot of superglue).

Then simply spray the whole things silver, add a little paint and flock to the base, and you're done!

Thursday 9 April 2015

Into the Darkness... (cavern/dungeon maps)

If you've been picking up the building maps in the recent Into the City and Into the Village ranges, then you might be pleased to know that I've started work on an accompanying range of cavern/dungeon maps (drawn in the same style and scale) called Into the Darkness...

Into the Darkness: Map 1 features a large cave area (with several areas of interest) that should be suitable for inclusion in most fantasy games and settings.

Included in the map-pack are:
  • A pdf booklet featuring a labelled version of the map.
  • An unlabelled jpg image of the map* (scaled at 100 pixels per grid square).
  • A miniatures scaled battlemap* (i.e. printable at 1" per grid square).
*Note that small sections of the map have also be provided as separate images/printouts - so that the hidden areas can be placed on top of the main map when they are discovered (as shown below).

Into the Darkness: Map 1 is available from RPGNow & DriveThruRPG for just $1.50

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And while I'm here, I think it's also worth pointing out that all of the current Into the Village maps are now available as a product bundle...

...so that you can grab them all, and save yourself a little cash in the process :)

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Dungeon Monthly (April 2015)

Well it's the beginning of April ...and that means another map for the Dungeon Monthly Project...

...and it's hard to believe that I'm now one third of the way through this year's project :S

Anyway, as is usual, you can also find unlabelled versions of all these maps in the following G+ albums:

And as a final note, I'd just like to say a big thank you to the folks supporting the Dungeon Monthly Project over on Patreon ...thanks guys :)

And while I've not reached the first milestone/goal yet, it's pretty awesome to get a bit of support for these maps ...which (if you include those from the previous Map-a-Monday project) have now reached a total of 133 modular maps ...all of which are available for FREE!