Posts Tagged ‘Maps’

Trumpet Blowing

Posted on May 31st, 2017 under . Posted by

I almost forgot in all the excitement of my holiday that quite recently one of the books for which I drew the maps has won a prestigious award from The Society for Army Historical Research as ‘Best First Book’. The author, Randall Nicol, phoned me up t…

Coming Soon: Grinning Skull’s first adventure module, The Witch’s Daughter!

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, almost ready for release is the first Grinning Skull Adventure module, “The Witch’s Daughter”, Other than these few images, I’m not telling you too much, other than a little tease of a few pages. It’ll be on sale in a few days, and I’ll tell you more then!

Coming Soon: Grinning Skull’s first adventure module, The Witch’s Daughter!

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, almost ready for release is the first Grinning Skull Adventure module, “The Witch’s Daughter”, Other than these few images, I’m not telling you too much, other than a little tease of a few pages. It’ll be on sale in a few days, and I’ll tell you more then!

Bubble Guble Super Raum / One Page Dungeon Contest

Posted on May 1st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Lina (8), Hendrik (6) and Joaquín (4) wrote a dungeon adventure. This is our entry for the ONE PAGE DUNGEON CONTEST 2017I hope it is useful or playable or whatever …


dungeon

1 In the middle of the room you see a commode in Louis XIV style. If you open one of the drawers, you find two purses. Inside of them are three coins, two chicken wings and two lives. If you don’t watch out, a troll with a chainsaw and chainsaw teeth will kill you.

chainsaw troll

2 A dead camel.


3 There are a lot of keys scattered on the floor and beetles crawling around. Room 3 is full of treasures. Some treasures have beetles inside and some beetles have treasures inside.

4 Room 4 is called Bubble Guble Super Raum. Pink bubbles are floating in the air. If they burst, you die. You meet Sofie, the elf. She says: Warzenschwein führt dich heim, nach vorne, dann links und rechts. (Wart-hog takes you home, go straight ahead, turn left, then right.)

There is an invisible secret passage with a trap between room 4 and room 5. If you fall into the trap, you will never get out again.

5 There is a giant wart-hog. It’s called Hulk Schweinekotz. It has attackers on its back. One of them has three eyes and no mouth. Another one has a long neck and feet, a muzzle and two eyes. And a funny nose. I can tell you that. On the floor there is a bowl of muesli. If you eat the muesli, you will become a super hero and you can fly through the whole world in three seconds. You will develop a lot of muscles and you can knock off ten thousand attackers with one finger. And shoot red bolts out of your eyes.

Never say Never

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

My Wild West mat turned up the other day and I am pleased with it, nothing startling but nicer than the one I am using. I took a couple of photos but the light was not good so I have simply plonked the advert from Deep Cut Studios. I could have gone fo…

How to Make a Campaign Map

Posted on March 30th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

There are certainly people who can draw better maps than me, you can find them in the forum Cartographer’s Guild, for example, but since I got asked how I made the map for our Waltrop Campaign, two blog posts ago, here is what I did …

coastal line

With a large pen, I drew a coastal line on a copy of a hexagon grid. I scanned this and imported it into Photoshop. 

blue

I added a blue background layer.

numbers

I added text layers in Photoshop to number the hexagons and cut out the hexagons in the top layer that I wanted to colour blue.

palm trees and mountains
I drew palm trees and mountains.

campaign map

I added these icons to the map as another layer in Photoshop.

All the players taking part in the campaign chose a colour. Krüger who plays wild orcs started on hexagons 20, 38, 40, 68, 78. Sven started on hexagon 61 with his Aquarians, I started on hexagon 32.

campaign map

And this is how our campaign map looks like after 13 turns.