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ra-punzel72
09-13-2007, 05:49 PM
Hi everybody,

since there is no welcome thread in this board, I first want to introduce me:
I am 34 years old, living in Vienna (Austria), passionate Pen&Paper and LARP Player and after some tries with maps I am looking for an easy solution for making dungeon and house/castle/tavern/... maps.

I am searching for tiles usable in any (most) program (jpeg, png, tif, even psd) and if possible a program for placing this tiles without pain in a 5-feet grid.

Maybe this is too much demanded, so I would be happy about tips & tricks and locations of good tile sets.

To clarify: i like maps like the ones from Vry (Denoleran Enclave) like Two Forts, Batlle of Kaltria or Denoleran Enclave. That's my style. I don't like pure vector graphics.

I thank you for every answer and time you share with me,
Joachim

RobA
09-13-2007, 09:08 PM
Well!

I would suggest you head over to the Dungeonforge website at http://www.dungeonmapping.com/df/public_html/index.php?name=Forums

There are two programs there, and the one called Dungeonforge (NOT MapX) would probably do exactly what you want.

From the quick blurb:


Dungeonforge is an easy-to-use map creation program for Role Playing Games. It is fast and flexible and can produce maps in the style of Dungeoncrafter and Dundjinni (as well as using the same range of art).

The maps can be printed for tabletop use or used in online games.

Features:
Can use any PNG, JPG, BMP art.
Multiple layers
Cell size range from 20x20 to 128x128
Maximum world size 200x200 cells
Maps easily used and edited by other Dungeonforge users

It is free in the download section (but you might need to register in the forum). The nicest thing is that it will work with pretty much any graphic file for the tiles, and will auto-wall as you mark the floor tiles.

There are a variety of tile sets, from photo-realistic to classic TSR, also available in the download section there.

Give it a try. I still use it a fair bit, depending on the map style I want. The community is pretty active, and great for answering questions. I pop in often as well.

-Rob A>

NeonKnight
09-13-2007, 11:30 PM
If you own the Wizards of the Coast's dungeon Tiles game aids (quite inexpensive, and gear for Miniatures), they have a 'free mapper' on their website for use with the tiles:

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/20061121t

ra-punzel72
09-14-2007, 06:07 AM
If you own the Wizards of the Coast's dungeon Tiles game aids (quite inexpensive, and gear for Miniatures), they have a 'free mapper' on their website for use with the tiles:
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/20061121t

I know this tool, but there is no way to print the maps other than a simple low res-view :(

RPMiller
09-14-2007, 12:25 PM
Hi everybody,

since there is no welcome thread in this board, I first want to introduce me:
I am 34 years old, living in Vienna (Austria), passionate Pen&Paper and LARP Player and after some tries with maps I am looking for an easy solution for making dungeon and house/castle/tavern/... maps.

Welcome to the community ra-punzel! We actually do have a welcome thread. Actually it is a forum. Look at the general discussion forum and you will find the majority of peoples introduction. Also, the site has a really useful search feature up at the top that will really help you get acquainted with the various topics and subjects that we have here.


I am searching for tiles usable in any (most) program (jpeg, png, tif, even psd) and if possible a program for placing this tiles without pain in a 5-feet grid.

Maybe this is too much demanded, so I would be happy about tips & tricks and locations of good tile sets.

To clarify: i like maps like the ones from Vry (Denoleran Enclave) like Two Forts, Batlle of Kaltria or Denoleran Enclave. That's my style. I don't like pure vector graphics.

I thank you for every answer and time you share with me,
Joachim

Some really great resources out there can be found at Dundjinni.com and RPGMapShare.com. Also, there was a dungeon tile set just released at FourUglyMonsters. You can find more information about it here: http://www.fouruglymonsters.com/community/showthread.php?t=1371