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Jacktannery
05-28-2012, 03:45 PM
Assault On Nightwyrm Fortress Encounter Maps
These are the encounter maps for 'P3: Assault on Nightwyrm Fortress'. This is a 4E D&D module published by Wizards of the Coast. I made these for NGordian, who will be using the maps in MapTool.

The WIP thread for these maps is here P3 Assault on Nightwyrn Fortress Encounter Maps (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?18430-P3-Assault-on-Nightwyrn-Fortress-Encounter-Maps). Maps were created using the Gimp and resources downloaded from the dunjinni forums and other places (several of the elements were made by Bogie – thanks!). All maps are at a scale of 100 pixels per grid square and 72 PPI. I am not uploading ungridded versions. I am not uploading the 'missing' encounters because these are depicted in the poster maps that come with the module – there is no point in redoing them and also, following NeonKnight, hopefully not posting those will help to reduce piracy.

All maps are for non-commercial use only.

EDIT: Go here for the latest addition: http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/23703-some-new-d-d-battlemaps-aonf-orcus.html - ten additional encounter maps for Myrhdraak's Prince of the Undead Conversion of Assault On Nightwyrm Fortress.


Part 1: Vaester, the Gloomdeeps and the Tomb of Sartine

A1: The Failed Ritual
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G1: The Crawling God
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G2: Outside The Tomb
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T1: Ossuary Vestibule
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T2: Slaughter Crypt
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T4: Portal Of Vengeance
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T9: Shadowfell Portal (& alternate version)
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Jacktannery
05-28-2012, 03:45 PM
Part 2: The Shadowfell and Magrathar’s Teeth

U1: Shadowfell Arrival
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P1: Death’s Doorway
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P2: Chambers Of Woe
45211

P3: Reluctant Guardian
45212

P4: Haunt Of Porapherah
45213

V1: Hall Of Ice And Shadow
45215

V2: Icy Fog
45216

V3: Prisoners Of Cold
45217

V4: Frozen Throne
45218

D1: Burning Motes
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D2: Battle Renewed
45238

D4: Invasion!
45239

D3: Reluctant Scholars
45240

D5: Dadenum's Throne
45241

Jacktannery
05-28-2012, 03:46 PM
Part 3: The Slaad Patrol and Urishtar’s Keep

Z1: Teethtop Sentries
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Z2: Stairway To Destiny
45224

[Note – the WotC poster maps include maps for Z3, Z4, Z5 and K3; and K0 can be created from K3 easily enough]

K7: Hall Of Knowledge
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K8: Hall Of Inquisition
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K10: Urishtar’s Spire
45227

EDIT 25/11/12: I made an additional map for Myrhdraak's Prince of the Undead Conversion of this module (here (wizards.com) (http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75882/19921178/H1-H3:_Demon_Prince_of_Undeath_Conversion)). The map is for encounter G16: The Heart of Shadow of the P3 conversion, a sinister underground place in the Shadowfell. The WIP thread is (here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/virtual-tabletop-battlemap-mapping/20917-heart-shadow-cavern-encounter-map.html)). This map is 40 x 40 squares representing 200 x 200 feet. The map is 4000 x 4000 pixels and 72 ppi, so that's four and a half feet (1.5m) tall and wide. It's the biggest map I've ever attempted and my (relatively decent) computer could barely handle it. The cliff and rocky overlays are from Dunjinni (DotW Feb. 2005 & dblade 2006).

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Jacktannery
05-28-2012, 04:30 PM
Some of the thumbnails are not loading, and I'm not sure why. Does anyone have any ideas? Have I just drawn too many damned maps?

EDIT: Fixed!

arsheesh
05-28-2012, 05:59 PM
These look great Jack, keep'em coming!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Bogie
05-28-2012, 07:02 PM
Great set of maps Jack, Excellent!

KrazyK
05-29-2012, 09:06 AM
I found your WIP thread right after you started it, looking for this same series and I just wanted to say Awesome job! My group and I were just starting to run this campaign when I found it. I have a question/request and I know you were commissioned to do this series by someone else so I don't know how to go about asking for something like this but here it is anyway. The poster map for the module actually doesn't have a map for K0, there is a section of walkway on it but it's about half of what is needed for the encounter(I have the module + map in front of me as I type). I guess what I'm asking is if you could do a K0 map anyway? The poster map in question is actually for K3. Let me know if we can work something out. Thank you.

Jacktannery
05-29-2012, 09:12 AM
Thanks KrazyK. For the K0 map I scanned in the poster map and cut and pasted it into a very long walkway and added a hole. It uses too much WotC original art to put up here on these forums. I'm afaid you'll have to make do.

Jacktannery
06-03-2012, 06:58 AM
Added the forgotten map - K8 - to post 3 above. Completely done now.


These look great Jack, keep'em coming!

You have got to be kidding me - did you see how many maps I've just posted up? That's it - no more coming.

m0shing_smurf
06-04-2012, 06:23 PM
While I'm not running this adventure, I will most certainly be able to use these maps in my current homebrew campaign. Thanks for sharing these... they look fantastic (as do all of your maps!)

Seraphine_Harmonium
06-04-2012, 10:58 PM
These look awesome! From the titles, it sounds like a very bizarre adventure though, from strange gods, to Shadowfell, to the Slaad?

Jacktannery
10-12-2012, 04:03 PM
Alternate version of T9 shadowfell portal following request:

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jtougas
10-12-2012, 04:51 PM
That is fantastic. I love the fire and the heat shimmer effect.

Bogie
10-13-2012, 02:11 AM
Great job with the lighting effects!!

Halo55
12-02-2012, 12:39 PM
I'm not a computer wiz but when you download theses as a jpg how do you get them to print to scale? Transfer to PDF? Any help appreciated. Great maps btw!

Jacktannery
12-03-2012, 07:09 AM
Halo55,

Each map measures 2000 pixels by 2000 pixels in size, divided into 20 grid squares of 100 pixels each.

The map resolution is currently set at 72 Pixels per Inch (PPI).

This means that if you were to print out a map at the default size it will measure 27.8" x 27.8" (2.3' x 2.3' ; 71cm x 71cm). Each grid square (representing a 5-foot scale unit) would measure one-and-a-half inches in size.

Normally people like to print out maps so that each grid square on the map prints out at one inch (the average size of a miniature base). To do this, you need to either tell the image to print out smaller than defeault (you want it to print out at exactly 20 x 20 inches), or else you can open the image with a good image-processing programme and save a copy of it with the image size/resolution shrunk to 100 PPI, which has exactly the same effect (in theory anyway - never tried this...)

Standard paper size (US Letter/A4) is 8+ inches x 11+ inches. Thus if you are aiming to print out one of these maps at 20 inches by 20 inches, you will need to print it out on 6 pages, and then stick them together. Often printers/computers know this and do it automatically.

Hope that helps.

KrazyK
12-03-2012, 02:42 PM
I'm not a computer wiz but when you download theses as a jpg how do you get them to print to scale? Transfer to PDF? Any help appreciated. Great maps btw!


or else you can open the image with a good image-processing programme and save a copy of it with the image size/resolution shrunk to 100 PPI, which has exactly the same effect (in theory anyway - never tried this...)


A friend of mine directed me to a program by the name of PosteRazor to do just this. Just import the picture, tell it what size you want it scaled to and then allows you to save it as a scaled, printable pdf.

Jacktannery
12-03-2012, 04:39 PM
Yes I've heard that's very good - here it is: PosteRazor - Make your own poster! (http://posterazor.sourceforge.net) . I play online, which is why I don't know about printing things out.

EDIT: just checked their website and this programme works by compressing the image file and turning it into a multipage pdf, which will presumably reduce the quality. It might instead be better to use the free PAINT programme that comes in Windows XP/7/8 - see here: http://scottiestech.info/2009/08/08/how-to-easily-print-a-large-image-to-multiple-pages-in-windows .

EDIT 2: a bit more research and YES INDEED this works very well! Assuming you have a PC and are not super-tech-savvy, this is the best method I would think.

primarch
05-03-2013, 07:14 PM
Hi!

Jack, have you done the maps for the "non-encounter" areas? In other words parts like T3 or T4-8, etc? I use Myrhdraak conversions for running this campaign and I exclusively play online through Fantasy Grounds, so we like having the whole region (be it dungeons, caverns etc), in map form for exploration as well as combat.

If you haven't done them, are you available for hire to do them? I have the ones you posted on this thread, but for my two groups purposes they are incomplete without all the other areas.

I own all the modules of the series and can provide proof to your satisfaction to include the poster maps in the job as well.

You can e-mail me directly pramos10@cox.net

Thanks!

Primarch

Jacktannery
05-04-2013, 05:17 AM
Sure; I'll email you - I'd advise you to remove your email from this public forum (or at least disguise it) so you don't get flooded with spam.

HiighLander
05-08-2013, 10:46 AM
God I wish I knew about this site sooner. Everything looks so good!!

EricVdW
08-04-2013, 06:57 PM
Sure; I'll email you - I'd advise you to remove your email from this public forum (or at least disguise it) so you don't get flooded with spam.

Hi,

I absolutely adore your maps and I too would be interested in the non-encounter areas if you have them and would be willing to provide them.

Best,

Eric

grayfox211
08-04-2013, 10:43 PM
awesome maps

Jacktannery
08-05-2013, 11:53 AM
Thanks Grayfox211



Hi,

I absolutely adore your maps and I too would be interested in the non-encounter areas if you have them and would be willing to provide them.

Best,

Eric

I spoke with the previous poster (Primarch post 19) about this - he was running the Myrhdraak conversion which in fact cut out a lot of the non-encounter parts. In the end we decided to make the main set-pieces of the Myrhdraak conversion rather than doing any of the non-encounter areas. If you want me to do non-encounter areas you can hire me if you like; I'm pretty busy but I'll certainly consider it. Send me an email at '[my username] at yahoo dot ie'.

drgnpnts
09-09-2013, 02:09 PM
Love the color schemes! These really made my campaign pop a lot more.

nyogtha
09-11-2013, 06:17 PM
Je me sens trop limité en vocabulaire pour m'exprimer ici dans la langue de Shakespeare. Jacktannery, je suis en admiration devant tes cartes. Elles sont réellement magnifiques, originales et tellement nimbées de lumière ! Tu es un véritable virtuose sur les éclairages. Sincèrement, ton sens aigu de la lumière est bluffant. Jamais je n'arriverai à faire de telles oeuvres mais j'ai le plaisir de te dire combien j'apprécie ce que tu fais. Un grand bravo ! Merci aussi :)
Nyogtha

Jacktannery
09-12-2013, 01:48 AM
Thanks drgnpnts and merci nyogtha.