Monday, April 27, 2020

Behold, Dördhöl!

Starting a new project here and I wanted to share the first map with you. I am going to be releasing these maps, all interconnected, so you can put together your own massive mega-delve in the unknown depths. I may actually flesh this out at some point, but as I told my friend Vance the other day, "Words are yucky, I prefer to draw maps." I may put these together into a PDF at some point in the future but as I have no idea how many levels Dördhöl contains, it may be some time before that comes to pass.

Each map will cover the area of the page below and be able to be put together to form a large dungeon. This first level is reached via a cavern entrance inside a deep gorge. Stories told by old-timers say there are at least ten levels that have been explored and that there are multiple entrances and exits. The way is dangerous and many have been lost to it's dark and winding tunnels. And yes, those stairs go up!

Behold level one of DÖRDHÖL!

PDF version:


Sunday, April 26, 2020

QA04 The Tombs -- refined

I had a request over on Reddit asking if I could remove the grid. While I feel this is sort of blasphemous, I thought "What the hell?" So I removed the grid and thought I might add a little usability for those folks out there, maybe a few lines for them to right up their own, quick backstory to these tombs. Image and PDF below.


Thursday, April 23, 2020

QA04 - The Tombs!

You traveled the gorge, met Tomlin and he mentioned that farther along the gorge there is rumored to be some tombs. So, being of sound mind, you decide to explore further.

He mentions one tomb is rumored to already be open, inside it is haunted but there is some sort of glowing archway that the old timers say used to whisk you away somewhere. Where? He has no idea, perhaps to a secret tombs locked away in the rock?

Another tomb is rumored to be in the same area, one for the three sister of Agmorda who prayed to the toad god Ptturib. It is said, around the drunken tables at The Dead Rabbit, that the tomb is home to a room littered with gold coins. So many that it would take multiple trips to remove them all. Course, the sisters aren't too keen on all their pretty coinage leaving their tomb, but hey, y'all are adventurers, brave and whatnot, right?

Stay safe out there.

I exported this as a PDF, in full color so you can get that real old school paper look! Enjoy.


Monday, April 20, 2020

QA03 - You write the adventure!

Another week in quarantine....sounds like the politicians are getting nervous and thinking of setting us all free again. In the meantime, how about I share a map you can print out and create your own adventure?

Stay safe out there.

I exported this as a PDF, in full color so you can get that real old school paper look! Enjoy

No color version for those of you too cheap to print in color. ;-)

Friday, April 17, 2020

QA01 - The Dead Rabbit

Good lord, what a week. I need a break from this 'stay at home vaca', I am working too many hours trying to get masks out of China for healthcare workers! Golly the Chinese customs are completely jacked at the moment.

Here is a little location, maybe you can use it. A quaint and cozy stop on any old country road. Mick and Penny will make sure you are happy with your food with a wide menu and a little ale under the table. Mick used to hit the mug a little too much so she made him swear off it. Today she allows a little cider ("It is made from apples after all,") but the hard stuff Mick brews out in the forest and hides under the boxes out in the barn and he will sell it by the case if Penny is not looking. Those who drink it gain an additional hit point per day but they suffer a -2 on all Dexterity based rolls because they are fucked up!

The pair also share a dark secret in the back stall of the barn, one they will kill for: Sweet little Albert.

 Stay safe out there.

Here is the PDF. Enjoy

Sunday, April 12, 2020

QA02 - The Gorge

Happy Easter, y'all!

I spent far too long getting the look of this one just right. I searched high and low for a old school paper texture that I liked, ended up buying some from a website (only to later discover they were in A4 size....damn Brits!), and then messed around with three maps before I decided I like this one the best. I wanted this too look like someone had grabbed their old school notebook and drawn up and colored a map maybe while they sat in geometry or chemistry class (yuck!) and trying not to fall asleep.

So here you go, I hope you enjoy it and I wish everyone a Happy Easter. Stay safe out there.

I am certain this one has some typos, but here is the PDF. Enjoy


Saturday, April 11, 2020

Herlock's Lair (quick adventure)

Over on Christian's blog "destination unknown" he lamented the fact that people seem to have left the practice of blogging. I have long been inspired by Christian's work so I figured what the hell, I will just sorta use what he is doing and make a quick adventure. Took a little longer than I liked as I was figuring out the layout and playing around with Affinity Publisher, but here you go!

Probably typos, misspellings, etc but hey, it's free. You get what you pay for.  ;-)

Saturday, April 4, 2020

CoronaCon! Map 8

Apologies all, I have been extremely busy lately trying to get face shields and masks to America!

It is good to know that Google still has jacked up the image display in Blogger, I guess they are at least consistent in fing things up....

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