View Full Version : Frost Giant lair
01-02-2008, 02:40 PM
I'm new to the forum, so thought I'd submit a map I did for a Frost Giant lair from one of my games. The cavern has a frozen river running through it, as well as a large block of ice with a dragon trapped inside. There are many sleeping mats for the giants, a temple, and a couple of Mead houses - good to have if you base your frost giants off of vikings. ;)
Another nifty feature is the frozen whirlpool leading to the plane of water - if you can thaw it out that is. The dark blue shards are adventurers who didn't quite make the muster.
01-02-2008, 03:50 PM
Neat! Welcome to the Guild Vhesper. Have some rep to get you started! :)
Interesting concept and execution. Since it is in the WIP forums, I'll give you a little feedback. I think the river banks are distracting my eye and causing that inverted illusion to pop up especially in the first pic where I assume those are cliffs the river is running through, but they jump a little for me and turn into ridges. I'll have to think about the specific causes and a possible solution though as I don't have anything off the top of my head.
I like the attention to detail you put in and the concept of the frozen whirlpool is really cool. :lol: ;) Let's hope a group of adventurers don't make it inside and summon a fire elemental. :shock:
01-03-2008, 04:13 PM
Welcome to the guild, and nice maps. What software did you use to produce them?
Nice first post! I'd also like to know the software used...
And is this intended to be used as a battlemap for paper gaming or VTT?
01-04-2008, 07:31 AM
I kinda see what you mean about the cliffs - also not sure how to fix it. I did the maps entirely in Photoshop CS2. I have a few of the Alienskin Eye Candy plugins that come in very handy for mapping. For instance the floor is done with a gradiant grey with crumpled paper and a texture.
As for what the map was used for - it was from a old D&D game of mine. I had it printed on a 11x17 page to use as a master map - not really on a tactical scale. I also cut portions of it to put in game updates to show where they had gotten - I will post the Fire Giant sequence of updates if you are interested. I ran the campaign from 1st to 20th level, then started it back over as an epic a year or so later. So all the old updates are archived.
01-04-2008, 10:07 PM
add some shadows at the base of the cliff edges and add texture to the cliff walls
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