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    My first floor plan, it's the mansion my mid-level D&D players recently bought. As owning a building makes encounters inside it unavoidable, I decided to make floor plans for it.

    However, I am way too square and have little imagination, so I chickened out and stole plans from the internet. I redrew them (using Microsoft Word as my sole drawing tool) and labeled them (in French, mind you) and got this result.

    That was about one year ago, when I got a high-def TV and started using, again, Word, but as a dedicate game table too. I'd have the floor plans (and other maps) in Word and moved letters representing creatures, essentially having rogue-like graphics.

    But then I found Gametable and got ambitious. I used MapX to make actual color maps (with basic texturing!) and started experimenting with shadows.
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    (oops, seems I attached floor 2 first)

    Recently, though, I dicovered the almighty Maptool and made ship deck plans for it (settling for drop shadows for rotation consistency, among other reasons) and working on ground tiles and buildings.

    I also need floor plans, so why not practice by taking the old mansion for a spin?

    The following maps are a direct conversion of the floor plans of my first post in 64-pixel tiles. I used free textures found on the internet and drew everything in Photoshop Elements. Each floor is in PNG and take about 1 MB. They're WIP but quite useable.

    The mansion contains no furniture, but I'm working on it. Good drop-shadow furniture is really hard to find, so I might have to make everything myself.
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    Check the Dundjinni user creation forums for furniture, tons of good stuff there.
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

    Unless otherwise stated by me in the post, all work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.



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    Thanks for the tip! That's a lot of things I won't have to draw myself.

    It's a shame most of the objects have directional shadows or weird perspective... yet a fraction of them are fine. A fraction of a huge number, luckily!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceraus View Post
    Thanks for the tip! That's a lot of things I won't have to draw myself.

    It's a shame most of the objects have directional shadows or weird perspective... yet a fraction of them are fine. A fraction of a huge number, luckily!
    Yeah it takes sometime to go through them, but there are some real choice guys on the boards with great talent. I always head back there for stuff.

    Also, these guys are really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redstar View Post
    ... they are. Wow.

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    That's great work with Microsoft Word, Ceraus - if you want more options though, try downloading inkscape (free) and using that as your vector drawing tool.

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    I've long stopped using Word, ravells. But as I'm starting to realize the mapping shortcomings of Photoshop Elements, I just might try playing with vectors. I'll keep Inkscape in mind.

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    I just ran across this looking for maps for my modern campaign and am wondering if there's an updated version since 2009? It's a really solid start!

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