How to draw awesome 3D dungeons from geomorphs This is overdue… A few months ago I played a bit with some geomorphs and cape up with an awesome 3D map thingie. But never told anyone how. Now it’s time: that post generates more traffic by itself than the next two pages of this blog, so I think that the technique is worth sharing, and I want to fuel the fires of next year’s One Page Dungeon Contest. ;) Back to the ’90s! I did 5 years of drafting classes between middle school and high school, most of the time spent doing projections of models. Worldbuilding By Map This article was originally written for people building their own worlds for novel writing, but the process is useful for anyone who wants to create a world and draw a map. Let’s get one thing out of the way right now. A map shouldn’t be pretty. I know what you’re thinking – those posters of Middle Earth are gorgeous. Of course a map should be beautiful. But for worldbuilding purposes a pretty map is a Very Bad Thing.
Vertical Morphology (Last updated June 2nd, 2011) With the solid success of the Geomorph Mapping Project now spanning a dozen blogs and approaching 500 geomorphs to choose from, Jeff Rients challenged the geomorphers to take it to another dimension – and start creating vertical geomorphs. The upside of these is that they are pure awesome. The downside of course is that unlike regular geomorphs, you can’t rotate them to link them in any one of four different facings (or 8, if you also mirror them). And of course, like a troupe of performing monkeys at Jeff’s whim, there are several bloggers now making “vertical geomorphs”. As of this posting there are over three dozen actual geomorphs and a collection of additional bits like entrances, corner bits and side bits.
Fractal Mapper v8.0 "Powerful Mapping Made Easy!" With Fractal Mapper, creating worlds has never been so easy! Fractal Mapper is a high-powered mapping system that lets gamers create a wide variety of of maps - dungeons, continents, cities, and more! With it's easy to use interface, powerful features, and unique capabilities, making high quality maps with Fractal Mapper is a breeze! Also included is a free add-on program called Fractal World Explorer.
d20 Tools - Experience Point Calculator To get started, just click the desired function above. At the moment, all that exists is an experience point calculator, but more tools are coming. This calculator automates the process of determining experience using the most popular method in d20, where each PC's award is based on two things: the difficulty of each challenge relative to their level, and the number of PCs in the party. Enter the levels of ALL your PCs here.
Swords and Wizardry Complete Rule Book - Frog God Games This book expands the Swords and Wizardry Core Rules ( to cover all of the early phase supplements from the 1970’s. It creates a 1-volume resource allowing the players and game masters alike to create and run adventures and campaigns that will last for an entire lifetime. The game is supported by a vast array of adventures, and other resources that are produced by Frog God Games. This is the game you played 20 years ago. It’s true to the original style and philosophy that made the game great.
Stonewerks's Blog A Page for my Maps. Click on the images for a full page PDF. Like this: Like Loading...