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    Map Frost Giant lair

    Hi all,

    I'm new to the forum, so thought I'd submit a map I did for a Frost Giant lair from one of my games. The cavern has a frozen river running through it, as well as a large block of ice with a dragon trapped inside. There are many sleeping mats for the giants, a temple, and a couple of Mead houses - good to have if you base your frost giants off of vikings.

    Another nifty feature is the frozen whirlpool leading to the plane of water - if you can thaw it out that is. The dark blue shards are adventurers who didn't quite make the muster.

    Enjoy!
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    Neat! Welcome to the Guild Vhesper. Have some rep to get you started!

    Interesting concept and execution. Since it is in the WIP forums, I'll give you a little feedback. I think the river banks are distracting my eye and causing that inverted illusion to pop up especially in the first pic where I assume those are cliffs the river is running through, but they jump a little for me and turn into ridges. I'll have to think about the specific causes and a possible solution though as I don't have anything off the top of my head.

    I like the attention to detail you put in and the concept of the frozen whirlpool is really cool. Let's hope a group of adventurers don't make it inside and summon a fire elemental.
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    Vhesper,
    Welcome to the guild, and nice maps. What software did you use to produce them?

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    Hi Vhesper,

    Nice first post! I'd also like to know the software used...

    And is this intended to be used as a battlemap for paper gaming or VTT?

    -Rob A>

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    Post Thanks for the compliments and critique!

    I kinda see what you mean about the cliffs - also not sure how to fix it. I did the maps entirely in Photoshop CS2. I have a few of the Alienskin Eye Candy plugins that come in very handy for mapping. For instance the floor is done with a gradiant grey with crumpled paper and a texture.

    As for what the map was used for - it was from a old D&D game of mine. I had it printed on a 11x17 page to use as a master map - not really on a tactical scale. I also cut portions of it to put in game updates to show where they had gotten - I will post the Fire Giant sequence of updates if you are interested. I ran the campaign from 1st to 20th level, then started it back over as an epic a year or so later. So all the old updates are archived.

    http://lostkingdom.comics-n-games.com/camp_ae25.html
    http://lostkingdom.comics-n-games.com/camp_ae26.html
    http://lostkingdom.comics-n-games.com/camp_ae27.html
    http://lostkingdom.comics-n-games.com/camp_ae28.html
    http://lostkingdom.comics-n-games.com/camp_ae29.html

    Enjoy!

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    add some shadows at the base of the cliff edges and add texture to the cliff walls

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