Friday, 9 February 2018

Competition Time


Just to clarify (and to make things easy on myself ;) ), you'll need to comment on the YouTube page for this specific video to enter.

Good luck!

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Barrels & Sacks (for the 2.5D dungeon)

With my subscriber count slowly growing over on YouTube, I thought it was time to post another video :)

So, if you've been itching to make a few barrels and sacks for your dungeon layouts - then look no further...


And, as always, you can find a direct link to the (free) PDF file HERE ...or if you would like to support the channel with a small donation, the file is also available as a pay-what-you-want product over on RPGNow and DriveThruRPG (so you can either grab it for free or choose to pay as much, or as little, as you like).

So, let's see if this one will push the subscriber count over 100 - and if it does, I'll be doing a little giveaway!

Friday, 26 January 2018

Dungeon Pillars (for the 2.5D dungeon)

As I mentioned at the end of my first video, episode 2 features a few pillars for the dungeon:


And if you would like to have a go at making a few yourself, you can find a direct link to the PDF file HERE.

Alternatively, if you would like to support the channel with a small donation, the file is also available as a pay-what-you-want product over on RPGNow and DriveThruRPG (so you can either grab it for free or choose to pay as much, or as little, as you like).

Plus, I'll also be posting little bonus videos over on the YouTube channel every now and again - so remember to subscribe if you don't want to miss anything :)

Saturday, 20 January 2018

The Basic (2.5D) Dungeon Video

Here's the first video of the new series:


Being my first video, my presentation skills aren't that great (plus, having a bit of a cold didn't help) ...but I should get a little better as time goes by (or at least I hope I will :S).

Anyway, if you would like to have a go at making a few yourself, you can find a direct link to the PDF file HERE.

Alternatively, if you would like to support the channel with a small donation, the file is also available as a pay-what-you-want product over on RPGNow and DriveThruRPG (so you can either grab it for free or choose to pay as much, or as little, as you like).

Furthermore, feel free to post any suggestions or comments that you might have either here, or over on youtube ...and if you do have a go at making any yourself - I'd love to see the results!

The 2.5D Dungeon (revisited)

A couple of years back I posted a few pictures of some of the 2.5D dungeon pieces I made (based on DM Scotty's 2.5D system, but with a slight twist), both here and on various forums etc.

In response to those pics (and the brief instructions that accompanied them), several people got in touch to ask if I had any plans to create a few videos to accompany them.

Well, at the time I had no means of doing so (plus the whole idea of appearing in videos was/is a little daunting to be honest) ...but I've since inherited a 'hand me down' digital camera* that can just about manage 720p videos - plus I've also managed to cobble together a working microphone* from some of my old band equipment ...and so I thought I would give it a try :)

Anyway, to begin with, I'll be going over the basics again - before eventually moving on to some newer stuff ...including a few sci-fi pieces!


So, feel free to check out the channel (and follow along if that kind of thing is of interest) ...and lets see where this new adventure goes (and yeah ...I'm already working on growing a thicker skin in anticipation of the YouTube comments section :) ).

*note that if the videos attract a reasonable following I'll be investing in some slightly better equipment ...but for now, I'm going to struggle on with what I've got.

Thursday, 21 December 2017

End of Year Ramblings...

Patreon Roundup 2017

As most of you will be aware, the aim of 2017's Patreon campaign was to create a bunch of full colour geomorphs that folks (including myself) could use to piece together dungeon maps of various shapes and sizes (largely for use in VTTs or similar).

Well, now that the year is coming to a close, I thought that it would be a good idea to run-through everything I've drawn thus far (though it's worth noting that I am hoping to continue the project throughout 2018 - but maybe with a few small changes).

To begin with, here's a quick look at all the basic geomorphs to date...


...that's over 100 basic rooms and passages!


In addition to these 'basic' tiles, I've also created 36 room segments...


...which can be pieced together to create much larger rooms (including oddly shaped ones).


And finally, there's almost a score of (what I'm calling) 'feature rooms'...


...which are tiles that can be used to represent specific dungeon encounter areas (half of which have been based on the suggestions of my kind patrons).


And while the Patreon Campaign is far from being a great earner (as it's really more of a tips jar sort of thing) I would like to thank each and every one of my patrons (both past and present) for their support. You guys are great!

So, if you're running a game online, or would simply like a cool looking map for your own notes, you should be able to put together a nice (consistent) looking dungeon with the 2017 tile set ...as shown in the example below:


Note that all of this year's maps can be found in THIS ALBUM or on GOOGLE DRIVE.


A New Project for 2018

Long time followers of the blog might know that, as well as drawing and writing various RPG stuff, I also like to build pieces of physical terrain for use in my games (usually from bits of junk and/or cheap supplies).

Well, next year I hope to take the tutorials I write for these projects one step further, and will be launching a youtube channel to accompany some of the stuff I do:


To begin with I'll be concentrating on my version of the 2.5D dungeon system (as originally created by DM Scotty) ...but I aim to cover a wide variety of terrain and gaming aids in the long run.

I do, however, still have a lot to learn about shooting and editing videos (and my current camera is not the best) - but I hope that some of you will follow me on this new journey.

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And that's it for now. Here's hoping that you all have a good (and safe) holiday season ...and here's to a new year of new (and hopefully interesting) projects!

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Battlemap versions of old maps...

Just a quick update to say that I've started to compile the 'battlemap' versions of some of my old maps (along with a couple of newer ones) over on google drive (for ease of access). So, if you're interested in checking them out, you can find them HERE (and please let me know if you'd like to see more of this kind of thing).

However, it's worth noting that they don't look great when printed at this scale (see below) ...but they'll do the job in a pinch :)







More to follow as and when I get time.