Interesting post. Short time lurker, first time poster. :) Quick question -- are these player or DM maps? If the latter, do they have a key you use when running, or are they just intended to be visual placeholders for a previous brainstorm. Looking at them, I was thinking that I could run a freestyle game using one of these maps and just interpreting the imagery into D&D scenes.
@cklarockThey're DM maps (i keep unkeyed ones for the players that are just straight pics of the buildings)They are mainly just early-stage maps for brainstorming but if I get caught short-handed in the sandbox I will sometimes grab one and run straight from these. I have a fairly clear idea of what each thing in each picture is supposed to be.
Oh, so thaaaat is where the Crimson Manta has been hiding. Heh. I like the way you arrange maps and floor plans with images. It is very evocative.
Damn it, now I have an overwhelming urge to incorporate a speed loop into the dungeon I'm working on...
I'm always glad to see your new posts even though I don't know what you're talking about half the time. I love your creativity!
@Zak. Where did you find the image for the third map? I dig the style.
Was wondering that myself. Here ya go:http://oubliesurlacarte.wordpress.com/2007/08/28/map-cholula/Related and awesome:http://instructional1.calstatela.edu/bevans/Art446-11-ToltecTula/WebPage-Full.00016.htmlhttp://instructional1.calstatela.edu/bevans/Art446-11-ToltecTula/WebPage-Full.00012.html (already keyed with monsters!)
Right on! Thanks, man.
@J Blanchardthe guy with the Land of Nod blog dug that up a while back--maybe he knows
I really need to catch one of your ConstantCon games, Zak! Anyway, thanks for sharing!