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    So, with a suitable delay, here's the Sand Dragon Inn from Kobold Quarterly #10. It's an Arabian Inn with an open central courtyard. However, few visitors know the dark secret lurking in the tunnels below.

    This was a fun map to create. I wanted to get some patterns and mosaics into the image - so I created them from references and made sure I could make a proper tiling mosaic. The courtyard took a while, but I'm very pleased with it!

    Anyway, if you like it then I'd recommend picking up the pdf of KQ10 where you get a higher resolution version as well as the text that goes along with the location. (full disclosure - I'm not on royalties or anything, I just think it's a good article).

    The Sand Dragon Inn for Kobold Quarterly #10-kq10-ruyintancaravanseraiweb.jpg

    All done in Gimp with a tablet.

    Oh, and here's the repeating star tile pattern:
    The Sand Dragon Inn for Kobold Quarterly #10-starpatternfinal.jpg

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    Really lovely, I like the Arabic style font you've used! And thanks for posting the pattern too!

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    That's some really nice work, bro. Can't rep right now so I owe ya.
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    Very cool. I'll have to check out that issue of Kobold quarterly!

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    Thanks! It was fun to do something a little different.
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    More neat stuff here Torstan!
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    And in excellent news - KQ are giving away #10 free - but only until the end of January. See this post on the KQ site for details:

    http://www.koboldquarterly.com/k/article3833.php

    Now obviously this is the star (ahem) but I hear there might be some other stuff in there too
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    Sweet, thanks for the link

    Edit: Seems to have a problem reading the source file. I can't get a good download. Not sure what the issue is. Maybe I'll try again later. :/
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    Yeah, I had the same problem.
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    I got it to work. I'm not sure if it was a problem on their end or if it was my using Firefox to download it. I switched rendering engines to use an IE download and it worked fine. It has been a few hours so it could have been a broken file earlier.

    Anyway, if you are using Firefox and it won't download try the "IE Tab" addon for Firefox and redo it.
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