Hello all, Just trying my hand at a little Tavern/Inn for my gaming group. I'm "hoping" to go for a bit of an antique hand drawn style.
Just starting, so.. yeah. No labeling yet, and as this is my first toss at this; I'm more or less just winging things at the wall to see what sticks.
Any suggestions are obviously greatly appreciated.
Suggestion: grid should go under walls and furniture. I like your avatar.
Yeah... :( I noticed that right after I post this, the grid was not quite what I was hoping. Changed it to overlay and it looks a bit better. Moving it beneath as you suggested improves it yet again.
Thanks much for the avatar compliment. I enjoy doodling, though like everything I do it's a constant WIP.
More suggestions: in most cases it is not clear what the objects are supposed to represent; for example the tables (?) in the booths (?) in the lower-right have bold lines top and bottom but not to the left, which might be representative of.. unclear. Another issue is your stairs - I love your minimalistic style and pared back palette but it takes a few moments to work out which way is up, which is not ideal in a playable encounter map.
Updated Floor 1 - Some minor changes, hopefully fixing a little of the issues you mentioned Jack (missing lines on the left of the booth tables). I haven't added any labels yet which should (theoretically) clear up more of the confusion for the tables and booths.
Floor 1: Attachment 56324
Floor 2: Attachment 56325
I think I'm done.
Anyone have any suggestions, tips, additions?
TIP: if you are going for a "hand drawn" look.... stay away from PERFECT lines.
Inconsistencies are the norm in real hand drawn stuff.
Your tavern looks old style but has the perfection of a draftsman!
That being said NICE JOB! I love the parchment and ink look you have.
Having created a few ;) taverns and inns in my life I can say that this looks great. The layout is very nice and the style is fantastic. I would agree with the comment that it looks a little too "perfect" but if that's your style and you (and your players) like it and can use it for what it is intended for then it's a map. Great job. :)
Looks great I like the paper and ink a lot.
Have you tried just putting the grid under the rooms, and not one the whole page?