Wednesday, November 06, 2013

These beautiful D&D maps make you want to break out the 20 sided dice...

Make: - Beautiful D&D Maps Recount Days of Adventure


I’ve been admiring Jason Thompson‘s beautiful D&D maps that he drew for various classic roleplaying adventures. His sendup of A1: Slave Pits of the Undercity shows a redrawn version of the main dungeon map of the adventure, with each room illustrated to reflect the monsters, traps, and treasure contained therein. Plus, Jason includes annotations describing a theoretical adventure party’s travels through the tunnels.

There are some snarky asides in the annotations. For instance, in The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth, one note points out that there is a stream running through the top level of the dungeon, so why is the lower level–presumably below the water table–bone dry?


The ability to do stuff like this amazes me and makes me feel very inadequate. I could draw like this... in about a million years or so... :P

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