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epson
04-17-2014, 08:28 AM
I would like to make a little cave-themed encounter (maybe even a little series of encounters!).
My aim are two Din A4 Pages:

- Small map
- Description of encounter
- Picture of Foe / NPC
- Description of Foe / NPC (Motiv, Stats, ...)

I started yesterday with organizing and writing down my ideas, sketching the first foe and giving him stats, sketching the first cave and starting to draw the map in PS.

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The water is only a placeholder.
Because of the little progress I ask myself (and you of course) whether to invert light and darkness (high places beeing lighter and deep places beeing darker).
There is supposed to be a waterfall in the top left corner and a rift where the water flows out of the cave in the down right corner.

epson
04-19-2014, 06:24 AM
Slowly slowly....
I tried to not use any stone textures because I have become very lazy and I wanted to see how I could draw stone myself.
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Any suggestions?
(the fire is supposed to look very small)

Jacktannery
04-19-2014, 07:30 AM
Lovely colours and your water is great. I think you have done a very good job here.

Schwarzkreuz
04-19-2014, 08:05 AM
The inside looks great, I am just not 100% convinced by the stone outside. Maybe some more stoney Textures?

epson
04-19-2014, 04:41 PM
So this would be the point where I would say that the first page is finished but...
I am not happy with the whole text thing.

I should also make a reverse map request: "Have encounter map, need texter."

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jkat718
04-21-2014, 05:24 PM
By "the whole text thing," do you mean the text's appearance, or the text itself? If the latter, I would be willing to help.

Jacktannery
04-22-2014, 05:00 AM
If you mean the appearance, I have the following recommendation.
1. choose an ultramodern font, san-serif, something like this http://cdn1.tnwcdn.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/02/moderna.png
2. don't forget to use same font on scale
-that's all you need to stop it looking like a word document cut-and-paste! I love the orange scale and north arrow by the way - very nice.

jkat718
05-02-2014, 05:43 AM
Sorry for not doing this translation for a while, I forgot about it.


Lythwins Last Stand:
Moments before losing consciousness, the river propels you out of the tunnel and spits you out into a small lake.
You can vaguely see glowing particles in the water, illuminating the cave with a gloomy light. At the shore nearest to you, you can just barely make out a trio of silhouettes, hunched over what looks to be a poor fire.

- The monsters check to see the players when they fall in the water.
- The monsters also check to see the players if the two parties are within 10m of each other.
- The small waterfall narrows after 2m, preventing players from exiting.
- The cave is lit, but only a little.

To hear the legends tell it, a warrior once was chased through these caverns by those of his men which had turned against him. It was in this dead-end cavern that he was forced to make his last stand. The warrior's corpse and belongings are long gone, but his fearsome dagger had a glowing crystal set into its pommel, which, once submerged in the water, became covered in algae. It is still emitting a soft light, like that of a candle, but ever so faintly. The dagger itself is broken, leaving only a fragment of the hilt. The players can search the lake for the crystal.