Hello, I'm new to the forums and wanted to show a project we've been working on that we're very proud of. This is the first map we consider "Finished" in a series, that is designed as part of a map bundle.
There is not a WIP thread.
Our idea is to create reversible, modular maps, that can be used in any tabletop roleplaying setting.
We design these maps in pairs on 11x17 paper.
Here's what i mean by 'reversible'.
Wine Cellar 01 and Wine Cellar 02
From here, you can orient them two different ways, like such:
To make these, we create a basic layout, and begin filling them in with details. Then we mirror the design and snap it to the edge of itself, and create guidelines. Then we move and adjust the map according to these guidelines so we know that the map will be reversible. From there, we begin the brainstorming process, trying to decide what (new) interesting way we can create two very different layouts. In this case, we went with a winding layout, and a large open layout. There are only so many layout breakdowns, after all, though with a lot of thought we've come up with a decent amount that should work in theory. It's important to use that each map be useful in as many scenarios as possible. It should neither be too plain, nor too specific. If you could encounter this Cellar in many different roleplaying adventures, then we've accomplished our primary goal.
We added common doorway points, so we could string multiple of these maps together and make even larger scenes. Then, we used illustrator to shade in effects, glows, and lightning. It took some work, but we're really happy with the result.
We plan to make a large series of these maps, but this is the only one completed yet. There's a kickstarter if anyone is interested. We've been backed, so I can't forsee anything stopping us from making many more of these in the same manner, and I'll keep you all posted with the progress.
If you guys really like it or have any more questions, let me know.
And here's a final picture of us playing on our map =D