View Full Version : The Accidental Cartographer

03-08-2012, 02:42 PM
Hi all,

I've always enjoyed maps and map creation, but certainly didn't ever expect to be creating them commercially. However, one of the things about helping to run a startup is that you need to wear a lot of hats. One of those hats was "battlemap creator" for our online cooperative RPG, Conclave (http://bit.ly/wZrrG4). With experimentation, Dungeon Designer, Photoshop, and a lot of time in the Dundjinni forums, this seemed to work out; I don't claim to be any great shakes, but our players seem happy.

Here are a few examples of the battlemaps in action:

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The maps are designed for small-scale tactical combat, with plenty of open spaces and some relevant terrain. They are designed for a staggered square grid (basically hexes, but done with squares instead as squares are easier to manage in the web browser).

Now just looking to keep getting better as I build more maps for the game, which is why I'm here!

03-09-2012, 02:31 AM
Welcome and enjoy the guild! :) It's great with a refreshing beverage, like coffee!