Monday, July 28, 2014

[Maps for Heroes] The Village of Bad Water

This map is another in the series for Maps for Heroes, my Wounded Warrior Project charity drive. If you would like to donate to the cause, please click one of the links and join the campaign! Every dollar I receive from patrons for the month of July will be turned over to the WWP. If you would like to support this project you back through the patreon page ( http://www.patreon.com/msjackson )or donate directly to the WWP at my WWP campaign page (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/individual-fundraising/mapsforheroes ). Together we can make a difference in the lives of heroes that have help secure our safety. 

Thank you to all the veterans out there!

This is the second map generously donated by Mr +Tim Shorts  the proprietor of Gothridge Manor, one of my personal favorite blogs on the net. He is also the man behind the zine of the same name...in my no so humble opinion, one of the best zines you can find.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

[Maps for Heroes] The Village of Norbury

This map is another in the series for Maps for Heroes, my Wounded Warrior Project charity drive. If you would like to donate to the cause, please click one of the links and join the campaign! Every dollar I receive from patrons for the month of July will be turned over to the WWP. If you would like to support this project you back through the patreon page ( http://www.patreon.com/msjackson )or donate directly to the WWP at my WWP campaign page (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/individual-fundraising/mapsforheroes ). Together we can make a difference in the lives of heroes that have help secure our safety. 

Thank you to all the veterans out there! This amazing map was generously donated by Mr +Simon Forster, you can learn more about this swell fellow at his blog "and the sky full of dust". His comment below regarding this map makes me laugh every time I read it, I have been to a few villages like this in real life.

Norbury. 
The village of Norbury lies close to a ruin atop a hill, and that's pretty much all there is to say.

UPDATE:
Simone mentioned he needed to work on his scanning, so I went and messed with his image as I normally do my own to produce an image in the same vein as my old school style I usually post here on the blog.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

[Maps for Heroes] Islands of Scarendyr

This map is another in the series for Maps for Heroes, my Wounded Warrior Project charity drive. If you would like to donate to the cause, please click one of the links and join the campaign! Every dollar I receive from patrons for the month of July will be turned over to the WWP. If you would like to support this project you back through the patreon page ( http://www.patreon.com/msjackson )or donate directly to the WWP at my WWP campaign page (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/individual-fundraising/mapsforheroes ). Together we can make a difference in the lives of heroes that have help secure our safety. 

Thank you to all the veterans out there!


Islands of Scarendyr
Today we have some really cool maps from +Josephe Vandel, a cartographer on Google+ that I just recently became acquainted with. He really has some great maps and you can see the artistry behind his style. Josephe donated numerous varieties of ths very cool map. See below and enjoy!










Thursday, July 24, 2014

[Maps for Heroes] Charity ARUs

The most excellent +Fil Baldowski & +Paul Baldowski have opted to donate a portion of the sales of the very cool All Rolled Up that showcases one of my maps designed specifically for the All Rolled UP (ARU). Check out that image below.


I own one of these myself and I can tell you it is an amazing tool for the gamer. Part dice bag, part pen/pencil holder, part note-card holder and part attention grabber, the ARU will turn heads at any table it sits on.



Visit the ARU store and pick up one today, you will not regret the decision to do so:
http://www.allrolledup.co.uk/catalog/product.html?fold=DesertDelveIV&file=desert-delve-IV

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

[Maps for Heroes] Hedgerow Countryside

This map is another in the series for Maps for Heroes, my Wounded Warrior Project charity drive. If you would like to donate to the cause, please click one of the links and join the campaign! Every dollar I receive from patrons for the month of July will be turned over to the WWP. If you would like to support this project you back through the patreon page ( http://www.patreon.com/msjackson )or donate directly to the WWP at my WWP campaign page (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/individual-fundraising/mapsforheroes ). Together we can make a difference in the lives of heroes that have help secure our safety. 

Thank you to all the veterans out there!

This amazing map was generously donated by Mr +Christopher Stogdill, you can learn more about him at his great blog "Frugal GM" where he reports on resource-saving options to run better games. A great blog, be sure to check it out.

Hedgerow Countryside

Click below to view the MASSIVE 28meg full size image!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

[Maps for Heroes] Peculiar Orb

This map is another in the series for Maps for Heroes, my Wounded Warrior Project charity drive. If you would like to donate to the cause, please click one of the links and join the campaign! Every dollar I receive from patrons for the month of July will be turned over to the WWP. If you would like to support this project you can visit my Patreon page or donate directly to the WWP at my WWP campaign page. Together we can make a difference in the lives of heroes that have help secure our safety.

Thank you to all the veterans out there!

This amazing map was generously donated by Mr +Gus L, you can learn more about him at his very interesting and unique blog "Dungeon of Signs"


And a colorized version:

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fun Friday Map...and the prize!

This last week has been insane for me with my boss(es) on vacation, my sergeant out of the office and me helping the unit get ready for deployment. I was burnt out by Friday to say the least and I need a distraction. So I did what I usually do: made a map. I have cleaned this up for those that might want it. I had also stated that if any publishers wanted to use this map they could, free of charge, just give credit yadda yadda yadda.

So here it is cleaned up.

The Friday Challenge!
I challenged folks on G+ to stock it and a handful of folks came through with some really outstanding adventures. Below is a list of each of the ones I know that stocked it. If I missed anyone, please let me know!

I would like each on of these authors to contact me via email snikle1973 @ that googley place dot com and let me know their mailing address. Over the next week or so I will be printing out a copy of my A Collection of Presentations, Cartographical in Nature and mailing it to them. A little appreciation from me for taking the time to have a little fun with me. Might take me a little to get these out to everyone (swamped at work for the next week) but I will get them in the mail asap.

Here are a list of the friendly blokes that took the time to stock the cavern:
+Mark Chance - Ean Illiam’s Cavern Stores
+Thaumiel Nerub - Abandoned Smuggler's Den Now Home Of The Crabfishman!
+Christopher Stogdill - Trouble at Karst Cavern
I enjoyed reading through all the creative ideas and interesting adventures! I really enjoy making maps and the fact that my little map can inspire others is a magical thing. Those above please be sure to email your snail mail address so I can mail you a copy of my little zine.

Another version of the map, with a bit of a background.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

[Maps for Heroes] The Dwarven Fortress of Winterhold

This map is another in the series for Maps for Heroes, my Wounded Warrior Project charity drive. If you would like to donate to the cause, please click one of the links and join the campaign! Every dollar I receive from patrons for the month of July will be turned over to the WWP. If you would like to support this project you can visit my Patreon page or donate directly to the WWP at my WWP campaign page. Together we can make a difference in the lives of heroes that have help secure our safety.

Thank you to all the veterans out there!

This amazing map was generously donated by Mr +Simon Forster, you can learn more about this swell fellow at his blog "and the sky full of dust"

Winterhold
The dwarf fortress of Winterhold is a place where the dwarfs stock up on goods for winter. They store ales, dwarf spirits, dried and smoked food, barrels of pickled fish, and livestock in a room that gets quite ripe as the long winter months pass. Recently, this stronghold has come under attack from within: a pair of nests of Osquips have burrowed their way into the fortress and are eating whatever they can grab hold of, including dwarfs that dare to stop them. The dwarfs are outnumbered and need help!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

[Maps for Heroes] The Holy Shrine of the Family Logrotha

This map is another map in the Maps for Heroes series, Wounded Warrior Project charity drive. If you would like to donate to the cause, please click one of the links and join the campaign! Every dollar I receive from patrons for the month of July will be turned over to the WWP. If you would like to support this project you can visit my Patreon page or donate directly to the WWP at my WWP campaign page. If you cannot donate, please consider spreading the word. Together we can make a difference in the lives of heroes that have help secure our safety.

Thank you to all the veterans out there!

The Holy Shrine of Family Logrotha
For well over a hundred years the Logrotha family dominated the region and as important people often do, they began building a rather fashionable location in which to leave the remains of those who passed. What started as a singe room was expanded over the years and with each new expansion the new patriarch removed the old remains and prepared the shrine for their end days. Cautious not to upset their ancestors, the new builders would erect a large statue of the previous occupant of the shrine. Today nine statues dominate the rooms of the shrine. Hidden deep within the shrine lies a pool. Once hidden behind a false wall,  this pool marks the 'sacred' water that became the final resting place of the ashes of the previous occupants of the shrine.


With background.

And the very important, black and white version: 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

[Maps for Heroes] The Spiral

This map is another in the series for Maps for Heroes, my Wounded Warrior Project charity drive. If you would like to donate to the cause, please click one of the links and join the campaign! Every dollar I receive from patrons for the month of July will be turned over to the WWP. If you would like to support this project you can visit my Patreon page or donate directly to the WWP at my WWP campaign page. Together we can make a difference in the lives of heroes that have help secure our safety.

Thank you to all the veterans out there!

This map was generously donated by Mr Simon Forster, you can learn more about this swell fellow at his blog "and the sky full of dust". I want to thank Simon personally as my work load has significantly increased this last week (my boss went on vacation) and I have two maps complete, I just have not had the time to scan and clean them up yet. Luckily Simon provided numerous maps for this charity drive, thank you sir! It is my hope that players are driven insane attempting to map this cavern. ;-)


THE SPIRAL
A spiralling passage cuts through the bedrock, leading ultimately to a cavern full of shadows and malcontent. The pitted iron statue of a trapped demon lies here, waiting to be asked any question to which it will give an honest answer; it also longs for freedom, and will reward anyone who frees it from its prison. The statue has attracted creatures and obsessed scholars, who have holed up in the caves that break up the tunnel.