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ChainsawXIV
03-16-2010, 04:57 PM
I created these two encounter maps for use in a one-shot D&D game I ran at a conference last week. The scenes were modeled and rendered in 3DSMax, and the grids were added in PhotoShop, along with some contrast, lightness, and saturation adjustments for better print output. The maps were printed full size from the Costco photo center (At under ten bucks a print for 20x30, with the prints available in an hour in-store, or delivered by mail, I can't recommend this enough), and went over great in play.

The scenes were built using a variety of assets I had sitting around. I used textures from my Detailed Terrain (http://detailedterrain.com/) mod for Oblivion, and some assorted prop models I've made over the years, so they came together pretty quickly. The keep map in particular was produced in under an hour (plus render time), before I headed out to catch my plane to the conference where I ran the game. There's some tiling in the stone work I'm not thrilled with, and the lightning could be more dramatic, but I like the results on the whole.

Comments and criticism are welcome, as always.

http://omnichron.net/external/maps/encounter_maps_road_thumb.jpg (http://omnichron.net/external/maps/encounter_maps_road.jpg)
Clean Version (http://omnichron.net/external/maps/encounter_maps_road_clean.jpg)

http://omnichron.net/external/maps/encounter_maps_keep_thumb.jpg (http://omnichron.net/external/maps/encounter_maps_keep.jpg)
Clean Version (http://omnichron.net/external/maps/encounter_maps_keep_clean.jpg)

torstan
03-16-2010, 05:11 PM
Very cool. Thanks for posting these. Repped, rated and welcome to the guild.

mearrin69
03-16-2010, 09:00 PM
Quite awesome. There's some tiling but I could live with it...I can't imagine your players even noticed. Good work. Repped, and I second Torstan's welcome.
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tilt
03-17-2010, 06:26 AM
super maps - repped indeed :) ... and welcome, looking forward to seing more :)

Steel General
03-17-2010, 09:18 AM
Very Nice!

Najmir
03-17-2010, 09:48 AM
Nice work. Absolutely rep worthy.

TheRedEpic
03-17-2010, 10:47 AM
I think these are really well done:) Excellent.

Lwaxana
03-24-2010, 09:49 AM
I keep getting errors from maps on that server.

ChainsawXIV
03-24-2010, 01:02 PM
They seem to be loading fine for me. A momentary hiccup perhaps?

kalmarjan
03-25-2010, 12:06 AM
I am sorry for being dense, but what do the letters represent?

ChainsawXIV
03-25-2010, 01:28 AM
C is for Cover or Concealment
D is for Difficult Terrain

tilt
03-25-2010, 10:30 AM
@kalmarjan - my guess would be C = cover and D = difficult terrain :)

Ginsengsei
06-21-2013, 12:42 PM
Thanks for the maps and the nice guide you did! Detailed Terrain (http://detailedterrain.com/index.php?page=guide) :)

Will help me in my gimp manipulations!

Jacktannery
06-28-2013, 12:19 PM
Very good maps - well done.