After getting a comment on how I build campaign world maps, I've decided to talk about how I create dungeon maps. I have a confession... it's easier than I want to admit.
There are three sources for dungeons - natural caverns, man-made (creature made!!), and combo dungeons.
With natural caverns, I just use squiggles on a piece of graph paper - or download an existing cave map (http://www.climb-utah.com/WM/Maps/NuttyPuttyCaveMap.pdf). Then I arrange the monsters with as
Updated 12-11-2010 at 10:35 PM by Malruhn
After a question from Blud about how to create a campaign world, I decided to create this to show folks just how easy it CAN be... if you LET it be easy.
I started with a Google Map of a town with which Blud may be familiar (it's his hometown!!), Republic, Missouri. I start with a new name... and welcome you all to Morlic (twisting the actual name around)!
I then get a screen shot of the map version of the town, and decide which direction the local port is, and which direction
Updated 11-12-2010 at 08:02 PM by Malruhn
(To add categories and such correct some grammar horrible!!! Suck I do!)
After reading lots of threads and several different boards about how to establish a campaign world (or just a campaign!), I thought I'd wax poetic here about my methodologies that have developed over the years.
I went on forever about how I do the big background stuff in my first entry, so here's more of a nitty-gritty view.
My world works... that's as clear as I can get to it. There are kingdoms that are foundering and failing, to either just disappear or be subsumed
I've changed my gaming style several times since I began playing. I began in late 1980, with the first edition (lower case, as it wasn't an "official" title!!) set of the six little books. I have been told that my first character was a Dwarven Fighter, but I don't remember... it was all a haze...
It began earlier that year when I began my life at college. I quickly found a couple of friends and began doing what all college students did when the drinking age was 18... drinking