Monday 30 March 2020

Random Dungeon Map generator

If you've been following the blog for any length of time you will probably know that I like to make lots of little (modular) dungeon tiles for use with virtual tabletops ...i.e. something like those pictured below:

Well, I was recently contacted by the guys from Fantasy Calendar ...and they asked if I'd be OK with them making a (free) random dungeon generator that featured my tiles.

So, of course, I said yes!

Anyway, the generator went live last night - so HERE is the link (note that only the artwork is mine - the website, the coding, etc., is all a result of their hard work)...

...and pictured below is an example map/screenshot:

So, as you can see, you can:
  • Generate maps of various sizes (or even make a multi-level megadungeon).
  • Click on some of the tiles to cycle through a few of the variants that I've drawn.
  • Export the full size map (that you can then load into your VTT of choice).
  • Download a dynamic lighting layer for (the paid version of) Roll20.

So yeah, I think the Fantasy Calendar team have done a fantastic job on this if you like the idea of being able to generate a nice looking dungeon map with just the click of a button, why not give it a try :)

(note that Haxxer, from Fantasy Calendar Ltd., just posted on reddit if you want to give them any feedback)

Thursday 19 March 2020

Print & Paste Terrain : Spiral Stairs

Here's the latest (print & paste) video...

...and, as you can see, in this one I've been making a bunch of spiral stairways (ones that go up, ones that go down, and ones that go both up and down).

As usual, I've uploaded the pdf file to DriveThruRPG as a pay-what you-want download feel free to pick it up for free - or pay as much/little as you like :)

Anyway, here's hoping that you can put these to use!

Oh ...and since I always forget to say it in the video - feel free to like/share/subscribe and all that other nonsense ;)

-here's a pic of the early design stages-

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Print & Paste Terrain : Decorative Walls

Back in episode 30 of my youtube series, I introduced a way of making multi-level rooms and passages with a handful of new textures seen below.

Well, in my latest video, I've included a bunch of new wall textures that can be used in a very similar way (just to add a bit more variety)...

But, as you can see in the video, you don't have to use them to make the aforementioned 'multi-level rooms' - as they're just as useful for making little stand alone pieces... well as adding actual walls to some of the tiles (perhaps to add that extra level of detail for a particular encounter or end of level boss fight).

Anyway, as always you can pick up the pdf file from DriveThruRPG (it's a pay-what-you-want download - so pay as much/little as you like :) ).