Friday, October 22, 2010

Workin' On The City Kit...




That's a first draft for the map of Eshrigel the Medusa's place. The squiggly spiral thing above her head is the symbol for "secret door". (Click to make it bigger.)

16 comments:

biopunk said...

Very nice.

I'm at a loss for 'H'. Water closet?

Zak S said...

@biopunk
yep

biopunk said...

Is there a convention you're using for white/light-lined steps being 'up' and heavy/dark lines for 'down'?

Chris Lowrance said...

Let me see if I'm getting the way the stairway notation works: The entrance (A) goes down into the hallway (G). At the opposite end you go up to J, and there's also a stair in her room going... I'll venture down since there's no more room on the next floor, to E?

hüth said...

Sweet.

B. Portly Esq. said...

Awesome.

satyre said...

I seriously envy your map-fu.

What's in N? Looks cool/weird.

Il Male™ said...

Cool! I hope you'll post many preview, I can't wait!

Zak S said...

@Chris

A is actually a turret on TOP of the building, and L is the ground floor entrance.

there's a stairway that goes A-G and one going G-J and there are also stairs in the upper right between B and F.

@satyre
N contains an undead monster in a cage

Zak S said...

@biopunk

stairs go both ways, I just use the different colors to distinguish them so you could follow their paths.

kelvingreen said...

Will every map look like this? Will this be the first D&D supplement that can double as an art book?

I said "guaranteed sale" the other day when this was announced. I don't know how to top that, but consider it topped nonetheless. I can't wait for this book.

Ara Kooser said...

This is so cool. Can't wait.

Chris Lowrance said...

@Zak

I see the door now. My Western ethnocentrism had me reading this from the top down (I thought the layout seemed wrong based on the I Hit It episodes). And I mistook the B for an E dispite the "e" right next to it. Doh.

I think it'll work just fine as both a map and cool art, then, especially in context.

Patternwalker said...

Bitchin' map!

Rath said...

I'm sure this map makes a lot of sense to you Zak, but when I look at it, I can't make heads or tails of it. Still, this city kit you're working on has me very intrigued.

Zak S said...

@Rath--

1.did you look at the revised version posted in the next entry? and

2. if it's still unclear, what specifically? i.e. "I look at the ____ part of it and I don't know if _____ is _____ or_____"