View Full Version : Cassedega sunken city

04-29-2010, 03:19 PM
A map I've been working on this last month made the front page of Kobold Quarterly today as a preview for their (and Paizo's) Sunken Empires source book:


Steel General
04-29-2010, 03:37 PM

04-29-2010, 03:57 PM
Beautiful work!

04-29-2010, 05:14 PM
You scored a cover...with a map. How sweet is that, bro? Nice job.

04-29-2010, 05:57 PM
Well, it's not the cover of the product - they have other art for that - but it is the cover for the announcement article. Actually it was an interesting one as they commissioned a black and white map (which is on the wall of my office now) and then asked if I could make it a colour map - in only a day or two before deadline. It came out rather well, and 30 days after publication I'll be posting a larger version of that over here!

04-29-2010, 06:03 PM
Looks great, as usual.

A bit small to see though. Looking forward to the larger version. :)

04-29-2010, 08:00 PM
that's really nice!

05-02-2010, 03:45 PM
Oh man, that looks awesome! I can't wait to see the larger one myself. Grats on another fantastic map :)

05-02-2010, 07:28 PM
That looks gorgeous, Torstan. Grats on the front page!

05-04-2010, 12:38 AM
Guess I will have to purchase that issue to see the whole thing! :)

05-04-2010, 08:13 AM
congratulations, looks very nice - looking forward to a closer look :)

05-11-2010, 05:47 PM
Er... yeah. As the person who put the idea in Wolfgang's head to get a color map: I apologize. I didn't think he'd go to you and ask for a color turnaround in two days; I was just curious is he had a colorized version.

It's a beautiful map, though. You should be very proud.

05-11-2010, 07:03 PM
Ah ha! So you're the culprit. I'm really pleased with how it turned out - and you know that it's always worth being pushed so I'm glad that you did.

05-11-2010, 07:09 PM
Great job on this map Torstan. I have been considering subscribing to Kobold Quarterly for a while now, and your map may just be what wins me over.


05-11-2010, 07:19 PM
Well that map's not actually in KQ - it's in a supplement created by Open Design who are the team behind KQ. So you don't get the cassedega map with KQ. However you do get my sunken ship's graveyard in the current edition and I seem to have a map in most (or at least 1 from 2) KQs so you'll see a good few of my maps if you do.

05-11-2010, 07:40 PM
Oh. Thanks for the clarification.

05-11-2010, 08:01 PM
No problem. I just wanted to make sure that you didn't sign up and then be disappointed. It is a great magazine though - and certainly worth the subscription price.

05-14-2010, 02:30 PM
And there's another article up on KQ about the making of this map:

The building of Cassadega and the sinking of Ankeshel (http://www.koboldquarterly.com/k/front-page5082.php)

They asked me a few questions about the progress of the map and I went through the details of it as well as providing an in-progress map of the original city that lies in ruins beneath the current day Cassedega.