View Full Version : The tomb of the Khan

04-01-2010, 04:35 PM
My first attempt to make a dungeon. This is a hand drawn draft, which I will trace digitally to get clean and crisp lines. Critics and ideas are most welcome.

04-01-2010, 05:37 PM
This looks fine, so far. The only thing that struck me is that the statues seem to come from widely different cultures/times, like ancient Greece, the Christan middle ages and the terracotta army, but I take it that's intentional? :)

Steel General
04-01-2010, 05:48 PM
Great start Sapiento!

04-01-2010, 05:49 PM
This looks promising.

04-01-2010, 10:26 PM
I like it.

Re. Statue Crit - Wha! blankety blank blank!



04-02-2010, 03:52 AM
looks really good - looking forward to seing the finished map :)

04-02-2010, 05:46 AM
If the Khan had conquered a large portion of the world, the statues could have to do with tribute sent from all over :)


04-02-2010, 02:20 PM

It wasn't a criticism at all, but, you know, whatever...

04-02-2010, 02:27 PM
A little bit more info on the map and the statues. The large one with the globe is the sun god (holding the sun). The three in the center are the high saints of the sun faith, while the larger group are statues from legendary and brave warriors.
The main rooms are all sacked, but in the upper right is the secret door which leads to the real tomb, not the fake tomb, that was plundered long ago.

And I have no problem with criticism. As this is the first dungeon in this style, I am open for comments.

04-02-2010, 02:53 PM
Next update. I did most of the 'easy' outlines in Illustrator. The more difficult items, like the statues (already two done), I will make in PS.
As you see, this draft diverges a little bit from my first one.

04-03-2010, 03:25 AM
that looks really good sapiento, can't wait to see it shaded and with the statues :)

04-03-2010, 03:10 PM
I played around with colours and shading, just a test at the moment. I also added grids for the rooms.

04-04-2010, 02:39 AM
looking better by the minute. Can't help to think though that it would be nice if the small statues aligned to the grid - they almost do allready and its "bugging" my eyes that they are a little offset ;)

04-04-2010, 03:32 AM
I will try. I also noted a small error at the sun god statue: the globe should be over the head, not behind.

04-04-2010, 03:41 AM
oh, well - makes sense now you say it... so its a statue of the younger years of the god, before he lifted the sun all the way up *lol*

04-05-2010, 07:26 AM
Basic colours added. I also kept the small statues where they are; as each square is 2 x 2 meters, I think it's still enough space to move.

04-05-2010, 08:31 AM
nice detail with the "pibes" in the sky :)

05-09-2010, 01:24 PM
Another update. A little bit texture for the stone and some interior elements.

05-09-2010, 01:50 PM
still looking good, can't remember if I allready repped you, but since I've upgraded my sword to +2 cool repping, I rep you some more - just in case ;)

05-10-2010, 01:53 AM
Thanks! Very encouraging as this project takes some time!

02-20-2011, 11:33 PM
great map, very well done

02-21-2011, 03:11 AM
Thanks, spiderfate, but I still need to complete it. I worked on it two weeks ago, but couldn't finish it.

02-22-2011, 07:29 PM
Thanks, spiderfate, but I still need to complete it. I worked on it two weeks ago, but couldn't finish it.

as a dm i look for maps that will inspire my creativity and thats the kind of map i could make a great adventure out of.

02-23-2011, 11:06 AM
Update, I guess the map is more or less complete. Maybe I add a description.

02-23-2011, 11:50 PM

02-24-2011, 09:27 AM
I think this is finished.

02-24-2011, 01:25 PM
Awesome as usual. I love all the details you add to your maps. :)

03-01-2011, 01:49 PM
That is cool Sap. I love the hidden Tomb.

03-01-2011, 02:08 PM
Thanx a lot!

03-25-2011, 09:17 PM
out of curiosity ,why did you put you iso graph at different angles in different rooms?