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    Post Map based on a dungeon magazine floorplan

    I don't really want to post this in Finished maps because I don't want to fully claim it as my own...The floorplan itself for the most part comes from a Map of Mystery in a Dungeon Magazine issue. The House of Broken Minds was the original.

    I tried to use some fancier aspects of CC3 and I also used quite a few of my own custom textures. I also used some of the shading fills to give some depth to the steps and things. Whatcha think?

    I'm not showing the DM version with the secret areas...because my players actually look here occasionally.
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    Wow! Very nice. I hope I can make something like that eventually. Even though it isn't completely original, I still say that it is awesome since you had to put all the pieces together.

    I'm still uncertain about whether I like the shaded stairs. My mind doesn't automatically pick the angle that they should be.

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    I love the stair shading personally...its a lot easier to implement than gradually scaling the stairs as they go up...and it goes well with the wall shadow effect in my opinion.

    The most difficult part of this map was the walls and the stairs and the platforms and catwalks in the circular dome area.

    The walls are actually fully multipolied...each level's walls consist of a single multipoly drawn out of lines and arcs.

    The stairs are mixed between symbols, CStair macro and hand drawn.

    The shading is all a mixture of the 10-60 percent shading symbols...some caused by overlapping the shading.

    I also like the way the 40 percent shaded fill makes a great backdrop for the map key. And of course the magic circles I drew make their mapping debut in this map.
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    So is the shaded part the top or bottom?

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    Bottom. The further away from camera the darker you get.
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    That makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.

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    pretty cool, that map is marvelous.

    I like the floor texture. Would you tell me which one you used or perhaps share it to me?
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    sure...its scaled to 40' to get 5' squares.
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    Very nice map. I like the brown rock texture used as a background. If it's something you made, could you post that for download?
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    Nope, that background actually comes with CC3. I'm actually thinking about changing it to a darker rock background though. Since the tower sits on top of a gigantic rock spire.
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