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RecklessEnthusiasm
06-02-2011, 08:39 PM
Since I don't yet seem to have access to the "News" thread (feel free to move it there, mods), I thought I would go ahead and post this here. I very, very recently opened my RPGNow store, selling map packs to the masses! I've finished and uploaded my very first two releases, and thought I'd let you guys know what I'm up (and take the opportunity to advertise. Mwaw haw haw)

Here are some images and copy I've worked up. for both releases:
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One Dollar Dungeon: Cleric's Cathedral (http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=92024)
http://www.rpgnow.com/images/3291/92024.jpg

This first release is a map pack featuring a large (over poster sized!) furnished cathedral with an attached crypt.

Of course the pack includes printable PDF versions in color and high contrast black and white for the table top games, but it also includes full VTT support! The included .rpmap (Maptools) file comes with vision blocking and a robust object layer set up for you. If you use a different VTT, it is no problem, as the full map 100.dpi images and about 17 .png objects are included in the download. And all of this for only one dollar!

http://i54.tinypic.com/r9pz12.jpg

There will be a One Dollar Dungeon that is themed after each traditional RPG character class, so if you like my first release, keep your eyes peeled for the next, which is coming soon!
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Setting a pretty good pace, I've already released my second map pack on RPGNow! Here we go:

One Dollar Dungeon: Fighter's Barroom Brawl (http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=92170)
http://www.rpgnow.com/images/3291/92170.jpg

Fighter's Barroom Brawl is the second in a series of One Dollar Dungeon maps, which represent convenient starting locations or class-specific adventure locals for each traditional RPG character class. Fighter‘s Barroom Brawl is a rough-and-tumble tavern and inn so you can have access to your beds and your booze in one place! The taproom and inn features two floors and a cellar mapped out in typical 1 in. = 5 ft. map format.

http://i51.tinypic.com/1zn6ijo.jpg

Along with the standard presentation of multi-page printable PDF, I'm also including vigorous maptools support. This means that it includes a download of an .rpmap file with vision blocking and a very robust object layer. As I am learning about different maptools functionalities, I am including more neat options. I've already figured how to have doors swing on their hinges, and I include several portraits for objects and scenes, but this time I have made many of the objects interactable, with macros to do neat things like overturn the tables for cover, spill people's beers, and light and snuff out the candles!

This map pack comes with forty .png objects that would fit in any inn or tavern. I put a lot of effort into filling the place up. You can reap the benefits of my work for only a buck!

Thanks, as always, for reading.
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And there you have it. Wish me luck! If anyone happens to pick one up, I'd absolutely welcome any C&C you have on the maps, the presentation, the maptools implementation, anything. I am just getting going, and I'd wager that I have oodles to learn before this starts going smoothly.

Jaxilon
06-02-2011, 09:53 PM
That looks like excellent work there my man! I hope you do well with these.

RecklessEnthusiasm
06-02-2011, 10:39 PM
Thanks Jax! I only just put up my first map less than a week ago, and I'm pleased with the response thus far--already got my first five star review, in fact!

Steel General
06-03-2011, 09:01 AM
Congratz!!

tilt
06-03-2011, 12:01 PM
looks really cool RE - congratz on that, hope they sell well :)

RecklessEnthusiasm
06-03-2011, 03:46 PM
Thanks guys! I hope they sell too. Like I said, my first project is doing seven poster-sized maps themed after each D&D base character class before I go on to do more full-featured, interesting maps.

anstett
06-03-2011, 05:00 PM
Very nice stuff! Off to the store.

BOB

Djekspek
06-03-2011, 05:48 PM
Looking VERY good RE, gratz on this! cheers, DJ

RecklessEnthusiasm
06-04-2011, 05:07 PM
Someone on the RPTools website requested a larger image of the tavern, so I took a maptools screenshot for them. I thought I'd go ahead and post it here too!

jtougas
06-04-2011, 08:34 PM
These are fantastic !! Great Job RE :)

RecklessEnthusiasm
06-09-2011, 03:40 AM
Sort of off-topic, but has anyone else had weird issues with their reviews on RPGNow?

Edit: They fixed it! Back to its appropriate five star review. :)

Jaxilon
06-09-2011, 09:52 PM
Hey did you make the little inset drawings as well? As in the Maptools shot? Very cool

RecklessEnthusiasm
06-10-2011, 12:47 AM
Yep, maptools lets you attach portraits to objects, so I am doing some of those for important or interesting landmarks--doors, windows, signs, etc.

Jaxilon
06-10-2011, 01:20 AM
That's cool. I did that for a couple things when I did a commission for a Maptools user but I have no idea if they ever used them. It's nice to see how it would look though.