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    Help Request: "Classic" Hex Map Terrain Symbols

    I’m and old-school gamer from the AD&D days, and am still partial to those “classic-style” maps. I recently purchased Dundjinni (it won out over ProFantasy primarily because they offer a demo version), which is working out great for someone with my limited map-making and computer skills.

    Dundjinni offers a Classic Dungeon Art Pack, which is perfect for recreating interior maps in the same style as the first edition AD&D modules.

    Now I’m looking for something I can use with Dundjinni to create “classic-style” hex maps, like the original Greywhawk maps, and the maps from the Expert module series (such as the Isle of Dread).

    I’m hoping for something along the lines of the symbols used to create the following map: http://www.pandius.com/iod.png

    For what it’s worth, I wouldn’t mind paying a few bucks for the right symbol set, since I am an older gamer with more money than map-making and computer skills.

    Ideally, I'd like simple symbols for each of the following terrain types (with an appropriate color for the symbol and/or background), where 1 stamp would fill a hex.

    Badlands
    Desert, rocky
    Desert, sandy
    Farmland
    Forest, heavy
    Forest, light
    Grassland
    Hills, forested
    Hills, rocky
    Jungle
    Marsh
    Mountains
    Volcano
    Water, reef

    And the following black & white markers:

    Circle
    Flag
    Square

    (I don't ask for much, do I?)

    Again, I wouldn’t mind paying a few bucks for such a symbol set, since I’m an older gamer with more money than map-making and computer skills.

    Any help is appreciated – thanks in advance !!

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    Have you been here...

    http://home.paonline.com/zaikoski/ak/

    at the bottom of the page, downloads. Theres supposed to be lots of links to new hex tiles floating about. Theres a hex mapper yahoo group too.

    http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/Hexmapper_Haven/

    You might get a lot of help there too. If your still stuck then come back and we will have to see what we can do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrobes View Post
    Have you been here...

    http://home.paonline.com/zaikoski/ak/

    at the bottom of the page, downloads. Theres supposed to be lots of links to new hex tiles floating about. Theres a hex mapper yahoo group too.

    http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/Hexmapper_Haven/

    You might get a lot of help there too. If your still stuck then come back and we will have to see what we can do
    The hex symbols that come with Arr-Kelaan's HexMapper program are exactly what I'm looking for. Unfortunately, they won't work with Dunjinni as is, and I'm not computer-savy enough to know how to modify them.

    I've requested to join the Yahoo Group, and will see what happens there.

    Thanks for pointing me towards those two sites.

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    Hi, I've made Photoshop patterns and swatches for these hex symbols. Not sure if they're any use for Dunjinni (never used it) but have a look and see if they are any use to you.

    AidyBaby's Photoshop Actions for Generating Random Maps

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    I don't use Photoshop. I don't do retro, and I don't generally do hex maps...

    ...but I'm gonna give rep for that anyway cos thats so cool !


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    I just checked out your system Aidy. Very cool, clever setup. =)
    Adam Watts

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    Glad you liked it.

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    Aidy,

    I know it's a bit late, but I wanted to thank you for the patterns and swatches. I was able to use them to make exactly what I envisioned.

    Thanks!!!!

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