View Full Version : [June/July Lite] The Mad Tomb of Alleifr

06-24-2010, 03:11 AM
*Thanks to Donjon Name Generator for being awesome for improvising names to things I haven't yet sketched*

*Juggernaut stands at the doorway and tosses in his gauntlet*

Yep, I'm in. My more diabolical side got the best of me. My nefarious plan and location is a tomb. Let me call it a "Tomb a la Gygax". Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to not get horridly mutilated by the end of this. Your prize, survival.

I'm planning to make a good ol' fashioned tomb of death, mostly player death... the rest of the place is undead... and traps... oh LET THERE BE TRAPS!

I'm not sure if I want to head down my previous "horror map" road of having a blood-soaked parchment as the only evidence of the existence of the Mad Tomb of Alleifr... but it's tempting. It will certainly be distressed, possibly as much as the players will be if they ever wandered into it.

Stay tuned for the flaying...

06-24-2010, 03:42 AM
yeah juggs... that's the spirit :) *picking up gauntlet* ... ah velvet inside.. to spare those fingers of yours from real work - is it? *rofl*

06-24-2010, 07:00 AM
*opens my cloak to show my shirt saying "Maths is Delicious"* I have a very calloused brain... instead of you commoners and your calloused hands!

06-24-2010, 07:13 AM
*lol*... good one ;)

06-26-2010, 08:15 AM
I've decided to do another "Report" Type entry. This one is the archaeology notes made by Lord Maericyn, Kings Scholar and Duke of Waldbecot on his discovery of the Tomb of Mad Alleifr (aka King Alleifr the Fourth of Trimodvik). Preamble text done now. Much more to come soon.

06-26-2010, 03:52 PM
The font is nice Juggernaut, what's the name of it?

06-27-2010, 12:22 AM
Caslon Antique (this is the Italics version)

It reminds me of those older books that would have "Figure 3: ....." under the pictures.

06-27-2010, 07:34 AM
Here is the first layer of the map.

06-27-2010, 04:04 PM
Thanks Jugg. I googled around, but there are many fonts called like this, even commercial ones, but I didn't found the one you are using. Do you have an URL?
Btw, it's looking very good so far :)

06-27-2010, 08:40 PM
I have no idea where I got it originally.
Caslon Antique Italics is what I'm using. It was a free download from one of the aggregator sites for free fonts.

Steel General
06-27-2010, 09:05 PM
Try this (http://www.fontyukle.com/en/1,CASLON)...

06-28-2010, 01:16 AM
I'm such a fool! The 'x' caught my eye, but after reading your post again, I noticed you have used the italics version. Okay, have it and thanks for your help!

06-29-2010, 01:22 AM
Another update. Need to do something to distract me from tribulations of my working life.

06-29-2010, 08:17 AM
I'm potentially finalising this very soon. The majority of things have been done. I might adjust the "fraying" of the paper a bit more and maybe make it crisper, or edit the background and include something other than the dark red.
### Latest WIP ###

Aval Penworth
07-03-2010, 07:25 PM
The pseudo report syle works well for this project . I don't think it needs the torn edges.

07-03-2010, 08:33 PM
Thanks, I might tinker around with different versions of it.
I have become a bit of a fan of the "eyewitness report" format. Probably too much HP Lovecraft is thre cause...

07-03-2010, 08:59 PM
It seems overly .... smooth? Seems like for the style, it ought to have a grain of some sort.