Tag Archives: maps

6
May

Your Battlemap is Too Small and Boring and You Should Feel Bad

Do you find that your combats feel claustrophobic? Do your encounters seem eternally enclosed – a dull series of clashes where warriors quickly close the distance and smash each other until a winner is decided by who rolled the most dice? It may be because your battlemap is too small (and boring… and you should feel bad!). But don’t worry. It’s an easy fix.

26
Mar

Tuesday Tips: OP Maps

Maps and RPG’s are like peanut butter and chocolate, and they’ve been that way since J. “Rowdy-Roddy” Tolkien and his generation first started adding fantasy cartography inside the front covers of their books.  Maps are stories unto themselves.  Obsidian Portal has a special section just for maps for your campaign(s), and they can really add a lot of visual interest to your legendary layout. Assembled here are a few tricks and tips to help you advance your atlas onto your page.

30
Jan

27 More Mapping Marvels

The World Wide Webosphere contains multitudes of maps for gaming, and is rife with resources like tokens and objects – perfect procurements for your own overhead originals. If you’re looking for fully-finished digital displays for your VTT or inspiration for the blank page sitting in front of you, it is out there. But map-making is much more fun than research, so I did some of the grunt-work for you. Suggested by MapForge’s own Hernan Ruiz Camauer, I’ve assembled a copious cartographic collection, and I hope you find it useful.

22
Jan

40 Magnificent Mapping Resources

The map is often the centerpiece of a game – a visual focal point on which to sketch your story. Players plot their strategies over scrolls depicting the overworld and talk tactics with a dungeon drawing in hand. But good cartography is hard work and we all could use a little help and lot of inspiration.

12
Mar

Haste w/ guest host Brian Liberge! Pulp, Free Dungeon Maps, and Martial Healing in D&D Next

[powerpress] | Episode 75 |

Announcements

This week we’re joined by Brian Liberge, Game Designer, Writer, and man of many more hats who’s currently released his new game Pulp! No big announcements this week but stay tuned and we’ll have some soon!

7
Sep

Campaign Map Updates – New Markers and More

The campaign maps have been needing a bit of an overhaul for a while, and I finally got a chance to make a few of the changes I’ve been wanting to do. Over the weekend, I whipped up a couple great additions to the maps, and I think you’ll like them.

General Purpose Markers

General Purpose Markers

Up to now, the only markers you could add to your wiki were for wiki pages. The idea was that you would make a location in your wiki, then link to it from your map. However, as many of you have told us, that’s a little too restrictive. So, we’ve backed off that restriction and made the markers much more general purpose. You can put whatever wiki text you want in there and it will wiki-link to other pages, characters, items, you-name-it. Imagine each marker as a mini wiki page and you get the idea.

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