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    Default Clockwork Maze

    This one was done for Coliseum Morpheuon by Rite Publishing and is now out as a map pack in my Fantastic Maps line.

    It was an interesting challenge to create a clockwork map that looked good without making me go totally mad intersecting all the gears Inthe end I creatd a library of fully rendered gears, placed them with variation in size and colour and then did the shadowing and highlighting once all the shapes were in place. The map needed a lot of layers! The map pack has all the cogs in it too - and they're free to be used in your own work if you pick up the map pack.

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    The map pack can be found here.

    This is a commercial map so it is rights reserved in contrast to the general license in my sig.
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    Nice stuff. Perfect for Mechanus...just add Modrons!
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    Interesting concept. I'd consider buying that just to get the cogs.
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    You're right! Now I need a modron pack... Thanks guys
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    Alas, the Modrons are off on some eternal march through the multiverse...never to be seen again. We've got Formians though! Whatever...
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    What on earth are Modrons?

    Btw Torstan... you made this map for a commission yet sell this in your own map pack? Is it because you retain the rights to the map that you are able to do this? Just interested to know.
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    Yep, Rite publishing commissioned the map. As part of the agreed price I retain the rights to sell the map packs of the map - though in reality I do so in partnership with Rite. It's sold through their RPGNow and Paizo sites and they do a lot of the web marketing. However I do all the pdf creation, cover, maptool campaign file creation. It woulds out pretty well - but yes, its a specific contract worked out with those guys. In the map pack it has a line saying that the map is © Rite Publishing and that it's used with permission.

    Oh, and Google Images modron (don't worry, it should be safe for work ). They're an old D&D race - one of the weirder ones.
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    Kudos for having the patience to think up different styles of gears and then not clump them together. Looks nice, man.
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    For reference I googled Steampunk - my word, but there are a lot of images of gears on the internet! I could probably have gone for a few more variations, but after this many I felt I had enough. If I do another I'll spend a bit more time adding a few more variations into the mix.
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    Horray! Modron! Anyone else here ever play Planescape: Torment?

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