Friday, May 29, 2009

10th Level Shaman

What is your business in these lands, stranger?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fallcrest Composite Rough

Not that anyone's clamoring for this, but since it'll take me a while to clean up this drawing I thought I'd post it just in case someone wanted to run a party through in the meantime.

As I pull together the various elements of this Fallcrest drawing, a few thoughts occur:

  • Who the hell is going to climb up and down a flight of stairs 15 stories high just to get their groceries? In the rain? No one, that's who. So I put in an elevator for the Porter's Guild to run.
  • The original map has an awful lot of rubble and tumble-down walls. Now it's true that humans are lazy alcoholics, but it's been 110 years since the Bloodspears rumbled through! Don't you think someone might've organized a clean-up in the intervening decades? I do, so I patched the walls and cannibalized the rubble for more buildings.
  • Marklehay having a personal forest within the confines of the city walls seems a bit odd. I've rerouted the approach to the Keep; the woods are smaller now and may end up just being ornamental.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fallcrest Rough

Here's a rough sketch of the Northeast neighborhood of Fallcrest. Big houses, lovely waterfall, mysterious caverns.

Friday, May 15, 2009

My Appendix N

A meme is going around the Grognards like the flu: Appendix N. The original Appendix N was Gary Gygax's list of inspirational books -- Conan, Lovecraft, etc. (here's a fun link:  robertsongames fantasy booklist).

Instead of books, my Appendix N is a list of albums we were listening to while spending countless hours playing games in the basement.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Postcard from Harkenwold

A map of the half-dozen villages that make up Harkenwold. It's about, oh, 7 miles from Devil's Bridge to Stockmer Keep along the the road. Beware goblins down 'round Pea Ridge!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fallcrest Rough

It's map time! The northwest quad of Fallcrest, in rough form.