View Full Version : Cavern Map

10-07-2013, 11:12 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm currently working on a map for my Kingmaker game and I want to add some stalagmites but I'm having problem getting them to look right. Can anyone give me any points on how to make a good stalagmite? Also any pointers to help improve my map would be appreciated as well.



10-07-2013, 11:42 AM
Very nice map Caraldur. It reminds me very much of Green Pilgrim's maps also in this section of the forums. I really like the colours, the simplicity of it and the water.

I have always found stalagmites very difficult to do on an overhead map. Personally I would advise not drawing them at all, and if you want to show a difficult-terrain area use little rocks instead.

10-07-2013, 11:45 AM
I agree with Jack, they're very hard. And unless you're doing a cut-away view, or side view - skip stalagmites and stalactites.

10-07-2013, 01:14 PM
Thanks, guys. Any suggestions on how to make some good rubble? Should I just use a rubble texture?


10-07-2013, 01:52 PM
Here are some rubble textures I use ( not my own art, posted on Dundjinni by others )


Simon Crowley
10-07-2013, 02:30 PM
I just use a picture of loose rocks and use a splatter brush in Gimp.

Here's an example of one of my maps:


10-09-2013, 12:39 PM
Here is the latest version of my cavern map. Any advice to improve the map would be appreciated.