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    Default Maps from Pantheon Press' adventure Grimm Tales

    Not all the maps I get asked to do are full colour multi-page affairs. Pantheon Press contacted me back in the spring to ask for some black and white maps for their tarot card based game system – Fortune’s Fool. These maps were for their Grimm Tales adventure – I’m sure you’ll recognise a lot of the references:

    Maps from Pantheon Press' adventure Grimm Tales-dobosfarm.jpg Maps from Pantheon Press' adventure Grimm Tales-georgiescave.jpg Maps from Pantheon Press' adventure Grimm Tales-manor.jpg Maps from Pantheon Press' adventure Grimm Tales-monastery.jpg

    There’s a special challenge to maps like these. Each map has been uploaded at 100dpi, so the size you see it on the screen is roughly the size it appears in print. That’s not a lot of space to get a lot of detail in, and when you can only use greyscale you lose more tools for differentiating different features.

    The sites were fun to walk through, and I got to design the Manor house from scratch – which had some unique challenges due to the nature of the residents. It’s not often that I get to reference Jurassic Park in design discussions on maps. Nothing like a bear the size of a T-rex

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    Thanks I'm clearing my backlog of commitments and getting them up here.
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    As wonderful as always Love that theya re as easy to read as your color work

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    They look sweet but I get red Xs on all but the third one. Looking forward to seeing the rest full size. Really nice work! I'll have to try some greyscale someday. I rely on a lot of cheap tricks to get my maps to read...and greyscale definitely seems as if it would be a skill-builder.
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    Hmm, that's odd. They're all working for me. Is this appearing anywhere else on the guild for you?
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    Looks great, as usual.

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    N-i-c-e!!!!!
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    Ah, I see, that's the product for which I made the regional maps!

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    I saw your name was on there too
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