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    A few days ago, I put together a number of icons in the style of the classic D&D Expert blue rulebook (and others). I had not seen something similar.

    Linked is a sample map key showing the icons and a zip with individual 300x300 transparent pngs, and you're free to use them for any purpose, as far as I'm concerned.
    http://inkwellideas.com/hexographer_...php?topic=56.0

    I did them for my project Hexographer which helps people create hex maps quickly and easily. To use these in Hexographer you need to use the pro version which allows a user to switch the icons from the defaults. But as I said, anyone can use these, even if you want to turn them into brushes for Photoshop/GIMP or whatever.

    BTW, the one icon I'm unhappy with is the sand dunes icon. If you have an alternate idea for it, please describe it or post it (if I can include it in the zip.)

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    Here is an idea for the dunes.
    They don't look like your hills or mountains.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails B&W Hex Map Symbols-dunes.jpg  

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    Here is a dunes in a similar style using DevinNight's profile:
    B&W Hex Map Symbols-bw-dunes-alt.png

    or with dunes shrinking:

    B&W Hex Map Symbols-bw-dunes.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobA View Post
    Here is a dunes in a similar style using DevinNight's profile:
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    or with dunes shrinking:

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    -Rob A>
    Thanks. Do you mind me including one of those in the zip I made? I'm worried that people may think they look like hills too (albeit different ones). But I guess people can use either as they wish. Or maybe I can tweak these somehow. Maybe put a few dots in it to represent sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SowelBlack View Post
    Thanks. Do you mind me including one of those in the zip I made? I'm worried that people may think they look like hills too (albeit different ones). But I guess people can use either as they wish. Or maybe I can tweak these somehow. Maybe put a few dots in it to represent sand.
    Feel free to include it.

    Here is another one more dune-ish, but less in line with the remainder of your symbols:
    B&W Hex Map Symbols-dunes.png
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    Perhaps if a cactus was included with the dunes, it would be more obviously desert? (Or use a sandworm for a more dramatic desert symbol.)

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