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Foxglove Manor Preview

Like all the maps I create you can download them for free under a Creative Commons license.  Download the full printable 18×51 inch map here.

Wednesday my group entered Foxglove Manor.  Everybody’s level 5 (because we went through The Midnight Mirror) and the party consists of a Catfolk Sorcerer, a Halfling Cleric, a Tegu Rogue, an Elven Ranger and a Human Monk.  I was a little mixed up at first and didn’t assign the haunts to specific characters like I should have.  Instead I was having whoever entered haunted rooms to roll the saves and it turned out quite dangerous.  After a few rooms I realized my mistake but it was a little too late because 2 characters had already been knocked unconcious & bleeding and the party started freaking out, worrying about me killing their characters.

When the players reached the revenant she was entranced by the mirror and they were trying to solve how to snap her aware.  As they were covering the mirror with bed sheets found covering an old couch the rogue thought it would be a good idea to stick her one at the same time.  She let out a shriek, sent everybody cowering except the rogue, then proceeded to crush him to death.  When he hit negative hitpoints she let him go then went searching for Aldern.  The rest of the party awoke from their cowering to discover the rogue bleeding on the ground, near death.


Tonight I finished Habe’s Sanatorium from the Pathfinder adventure path module The Skinsaw Murders.  It’s 24 x 17 inches and 200 dpi.  My gaming group is now on the second module from the Rise of the Runelords adventure path after completing The Midnight Mirror.  It’s great to be back after a 1 month hiatus.  Everybody’s schedules were busy but we’re back to our regular Wednesday nights so the battle map creation will continue.

You can download the full-res jpeg image for free from here.


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.

Goblin Pyros

Last Wednesday I began DMing the Rise of the Runelords campaign setting for 5 first level players.  Some have played before and some were learning the game as we went.  I haven’t played D&D in years and I haven’t DM’d in ages too so it was a learning experience for me, too.  There are some great products out now that weren’t available when I DM’d long ago, including the Pathfinder Beastiary Boxed Set.  We managed to get through the first 3 encounters of Burnt Offering that evening:  Initial Assault, Goblin Pyros and Die Dog Die.

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Here is The Catacombs of Wrath for the Burnt Offerings adventure from the Pathfinder campaign setting, Rise of the Runelord.  It’s 32×40 inches and again I’m sharing a 40×32 inch jpeg map and 8×10 chunks in a zip file.

Catacombs of Wrath Small



I’ve been DMing the Pathfinder Rise of the Runelords Campaign Setting and have been working on battle maps for the various encounters.  Here is Sandpoint Glassworks, one of the locations from the module Burnt Offerings.

I rendered a 40×32 inch, 150 dpi map and I also split it up into 8×10 inch chunks to be printed from an 8.5×11 printer.

Update:  I just realized I forgot a wall!  I’ll try to remember to fix it in the next week or so and upload the corrected version.

Sandpoint Glassworks Small


Download the full-sized 40×32 inch map (jpeg)