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    I am currently in the process of re-working some base maps from the Donjon (outstanding random generator, btw) and put up a sample page with no decorations. I have several other maps to work on before they are ready for release, but they are all about this size or larger.

    It is fairly rough, obviously, and I will be making some further changes as I don't care for the separation between rooms of one square in all cases.
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    I've always liked straight-up random dungeons so I think it's fine as is. I used to make mine just like this. And it's what's inside the rooms that counts, not what the rooms look like...namely monsters to kill and booty to take. Modern maps seem to be all frilly with lots of colors and textures to make it seem real but this old-school style still has its place among us old-timers. So I can't point you in any direction I'll just say keep on keepin on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    I've always liked straight-up random dungeons so I think it's fine as is. I used to make mine just like this. And it's what's inside the rooms that counts, not what the rooms look like...namely monsters to kill and booty to take. Modern maps seem to be all frilly with lots of colors and textures to make it seem real but this old-school style still has its place among us old-timers. So I can't point you in any direction I'll just say keep on keepin on.
    Thanks! Do you like the idea of having one blank version and another completed version, or would you just want the completed version ready to use?
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    I don't play D&D anymore so someone else would be better able to answer that question but for what it's worth I'd take a labeled version cuz I'm lazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    I don't play D&D anymore so someone else would be better able to answer that question but for what it's worth I'd take a labeled version cuz I'm lazy.
    I am counting on 'lazy', it seems to be the one constant force that drives innovation.

    Thanks again for your critique!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormBringer View Post
    I am currently in the process of re-working some base maps
    cool. i think both fill a clear need. i stockpile blank maps to use when i need them for a game, where i have a clear idea of what's within the dungeon but no time to draw it. random dungeons are for the rest of the time, where i have nothing planned and just need something to start with. they often evolve as the PCs hack their way through and i tweak things, and by the end may seem more like something i'd actually designed. i also stockpile finished dungeons, but use them less often than purely random dungeons. just a personal preference though, i know other DMs who thrive on them.

    from the Donjon (outstanding random generator, btw)
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    Well, depending on your PDF creator, you might be able to have layers for that information. Basically, the end user would hide/show layers as wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrazierjr View Post
    Well, depending on your PDF creator, you might be able to have layers for that information. Basically, the end user would hide/show layers as wanted.
    Right now, I am just using OpenOffice to dump them into a PDF format, but that was one of the options I was looking into. I am still puzzling out what would be easiest for the end user, three pages, or one page with doors on a layer and room numbers on a layer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drow View Post
    cool. i think both fill a clear need. i stockpile blank maps to use when i need them for a game, where i have a clear idea of what's within the dungeon but no time to draw it. random dungeons are for the rest of the time, where i have nothing planned and just need something to start with. they often evolve as the PCs hack their way through and i tweak things, and by the end may seem more like something i'd actually designed. i also stockpile finished dungeons, but use them less often than purely random dungeons. just a personal preference though, i know other DMs who thrive on them.
    Well, they are pretty easy to tear out, but the re-working in the GIMP is kind of labour intensive at the moment. They don't scale exceptionally well, for one thing. I am sure I will stumble on a solution at some point.

    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormBringer View Post
    Well, they are pretty easy to tear out, but the re-working in the GIMP is kind of labour intensive at the moment. They don't scale exceptionally well, for one thing. I am sure I will stumble on a solution at some point.
    if there's something i can do to make your process easier, let me know.
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