Saturday, October 10, 2020

Welcome to Shiteton

I am behind now two weeks in updating the game sessions (though in honestly, they draw little visits to the site, so I may just stop doing them anyway) but I like to share the maps I am working on for my game. I have enjoyed the style used by Glynn Seal of Monkeyblood Design for use in the Midderlands products. For me it is quick, forgiving, and easy to throw a map together, I think this took shape over a few hours on Saturday and Sunday last week. If you like this style, I encourage you to check out the Handy Maps product from MB Design.

Shiteton (yes pronounced just like it looks) is so named because of the large, smelly, sulfur-spring feed muddy pool to the north of the little port village. I am not going to go into the details for this village as my players are just starting to explore the busy port. 

While small and of only a handful of buildings (the area east of the village is cluttered with dozens of farms), this is quite populous, busy, and a major hub of industry and commerce. The village sits along the northern coast of Goblin Head Lake, just south of the Troll Mountains, an area rich in ruins, caverns, barrows, and an adventurer's paradise. Additionally, the village has a couple large and well-known merchant companies located here. They offer explorers the opportunity to sell off larger than to be expected quantities of treasure than one would guess given the small size.

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Anywho, I hope you like the map and perhaps in the coming weeks we will see me posting more details and fleshing out the village as my players explore it. Take care!


  1. Your game updates are the main reason I visit your blog. Everything else is just a wonderful bonus.

    1. Thank you Leo. I will try to get caught up this week before our next session. Thank you for stopping by!