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    Map Quick Encounter Maps

    I created these two encounter maps for use in a one-shot D&D game I ran at a conference last week. The scenes were modeled and rendered in 3DSMax, and the grids were added in PhotoShop, along with some contrast, lightness, and saturation adjustments for better print output. The maps were printed full size from the Costco photo center (At under ten bucks a print for 20x30, with the prints available in an hour in-store, or delivered by mail, I can't recommend this enough), and went over great in play.

    The scenes were built using a variety of assets I had sitting around. I used textures from my Detailed Terrain mod for Oblivion, and some assorted prop models I've made over the years, so they came together pretty quickly. The keep map in particular was produced in under an hour (plus render time), before I headed out to catch my plane to the conference where I ran the game. There's some tiling in the stone work I'm not thrilled with, and the lightning could be more dramatic, but I like the results on the whole.

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    Very cool. Thanks for posting these. Repped, rated and welcome to the guild.
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    Quite awesome. There's some tiling but I could live with it...I can't imagine your players even noticed. Good work. Repped, and I second Torstan's welcome.
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    super maps - repped indeed ... and welcome, looking forward to seing more
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    Very Nice!
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    Nice work. Absolutely rep worthy.

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    I think these are really well done Excellent.
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    I keep getting errors from maps on that server.

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    They seem to be loading fine for me. A momentary hiccup perhaps?

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    I am sorry for being dense, but what do the letters represent?
    What???? You mean there is NO MAGIC RENDER BUTTON!

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