Archive for January 2013

Thistletop Dungeon Level 2 Preview

Today I had just enough time to squeeze out the 2nd dungeon level for Thistle Top from the Rise of the Runelords campaign setting for the Pathfinder RPG.  It’s 24×22 inches, 150 dpi.  Again, secret doors aren’t marked.

Download the 24×22 inch, 150 dpi jpeg here

Thistletop Dungeon Level 1 Preview
This is the first dungeon level for Thistle Top from the Rise of the Runelords campaign settings for the Pathfinder tabletop RPG.  It’s a printable battle map that’s free for with a Creative Commons license.  Tomorrow night the players will be entering Thistletop Keep and I wanted to have the next dungeon level ready ahead of time.  I’m kind of strapped for time so this time around I just created the entire battle map and didn’t do the cut-able rooms like I did last time.

Note:  I don’t like to include hidden doors on my maps and instead reveal them when a perception check is successfully made.

It can be downloaded printable as a 24×23 inch 150dpi jpeg here.

Thistletop Preview

 

Here is my 33×17 inch, printable battle map of Thistletop from the Rise of the Runelords, Pathfinder campaign setting.

Finally the players in my campaign have vanquished the foes hiding under the glassworks and they’re ready to begin searching for Thistletop.  This time around I took a different approach to the construction of the dungeon.  It is designed to be cut up with scissors and then taped down on the dry-erase battle map as the players explore.

This idea came about as I was looking at my last dungeon, Catacombs of Wrath, printed to full size.  I didn’t like how the game played out when the players knew where all the rooms were in advance so I cut each of the rooms out individually and taped them down on the dry-erase battle-mat as the players explored.  They really enjoyed the element of exploration and not knowing what was behind each door.  It kept them on their toes and ensured got them into a “role playing” mood much easier.

Like my other maps, this is being released under a Creative Commons, Non-Commercial, Attribution, Share-Alike license.

Update:  when I get time I’ll post a version of the map that’s put together for those that just want to print it in it’s entirety and not cut out the little rooms.