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    Post *** August challenge - Battlemap Tiles on the go ***

    OH NO! It’s Friday night, and your friends want to have a quick pick up game of D&D (or some other similar game), but you have nothing planned! Hey, you have a book of monsters, and some challenges, but nothing mapped out for the session. Thank goodness for that small collection of ‘Dungeon Room Tiles’ you have sitting on the shelf. A few of those placed on the table and your good to go!
    In June of 2008, Dungeons and Dragons was released in its 4th edition incarnation, and the game is more geared towards using miniatures than previous editions. To celebrate the resurgence in using miniatures and gaming, this month’s challenge is to design a set of ‘Dungeon Room Tiles’ to form random dungeons when placed down. Create four to eight tiles that can be printed out to use for gaming while using miniatures.

    The map tiles must represent portions of corridors, rooms, caves, buildings, etc, and should contain exits off at least two sides of the tile.

    * This should be a ready to use map with all the objects and tokens already in place.
    * Tiles must be no larger than 8 one-inch squares by 10 one-inch squares (8.5x11 letter sheets or A4 paper) for printing purposes, and must have a grid to represent spacing/etc.
    * Those that wish to, can provide the maps sans objects and tokens once they have finished, but this is not a requirement of the challenge but would be appreciated by those of us that use VTs.
    * Extra consideration will be considered for those who provide an example dungeon using the tiles. Full writeup not necessary beyond notes of traps, monsters and treasures keys.


    ***NOTE*** you are not limited to eight tiles. The size must be no larger than 8"x10" with a 1-inch grid. The concept here is to make small random dungeons for gaming purposes.
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    Neon or CL, you should make this thread sticky and unsticky the July voting now. Also, could you edit the current month thumbnails sticky and change refs from 'Jul' to 'Aug' and then ill start that one off.

    I'll use this as a place holder for this months entries and provide...

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    Can we have multiple tiles on each 8x10 sheet that are intended to be cut out and placed separately or should we keep it to one tile per sheet?

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    Hmm, we may give this a go, Raith and Ol' Horsehair are only about every other weekend now that school and all its activities are about to commence, so if we do join in we may not start til the middle of the month, or maybe Lemur and Bumblemouse will Sketchup some blocks and tubes for subdivide and smoothing into caves and such, and the three of us will see what shapes up.
    We had been experimenting with caves and tunnels a bit ago, after our foray into Wind Cave, so they have the gist of it. We'll see, or maybe a mix of Leveller and the new Terragen Technolgy preview release,,,,,lots of options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vry View Post
    Can we have multiple tiles on each 8x10 sheet that are intended to be cut out and placed separately or should we keep it to one tile per sheet?
    Yup, it's just each tile should be no larger 8x10 to facilitate printing on a home printer.
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    Can we do up multiple sets? Like a set for floored (polished tiles and what not) and unfloored (rocky and dirty) dungeons? Or should we limit ourselves to just one set for a specific setting (like a troll cave)? If I'm reading this correctly there needs to be tokens as well...tokens for what, people and chests n stuff? Do these count towards the 4-8 tile restriction? I would assume not but I just want to clarify cuz I'm likely to create a token for just about anything (I'm obsessive like that). Lastly, this says dungeon but could it be more of an anywhere kind of thing like say some outdoor forest tiles where heroes get ambushed?

    Thanks in advance for any info/help
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    Hm. This time, I'm in!

    A question though—the resolution should be 300 dpi (for printing)?
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    You can make as many or as few as you wish.

    As to DPI, as long as when a noob like me hits print it comes out with the grid at 1 inch, you're golden
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    You see, a 8" × 10" map in 300 dpi (usual quality for printing) is 2400px × 3000px and we need 4—8 of them
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    Is it intended for square tiles/grids only or are hex tiles/grids acceptable?

    edit: never mind, on re-reading I saw the "squares" part. Oh well, that's one more month that gets to slip by.

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