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    Ok, we've all done a bunch of top down, horisontal maps, but I have yet to see a vertical map.
    Granted, it can't be the most common set up for a map but I've thought about it and have got some really cool ideas. In a fantasy setting you can come up with a whole bunch of stuff!
    -A city on a sheer cliff wall
    -A dwarven city in a vertical cave system
    -A high and flat spaceship
    -A tower or skyscraper
    -A part of Mechanus (a plane in D&D)
    -A vertical dungeon with some really weird gravitational effects
    -A bookshelf
    Well... I think you see where I'm going with this.
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    Sounds good to me, and I'd have an idea or two as well.

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    I just finished an isometric map for a commission and they are a lot of fun. I'd definitely pitch in for this contest!
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    Sounds good...
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    This reminds me of the Dragonlance AD&D module maps from the 80s. I'd like to give that a go, though I'm pretty sure that I'd fail horribly at this
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    The only thing close I've seen lately in a commercial product was more of a drawing of Sharn.

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    Hmm.... I am torn on this. I am starting a new D&D campaign set in a Dwarven city where the city is in sort of a gorge and in terraced "layers", ie, narrow at the bottom and wider at the top, with several switchbacks for cart travel, and probably even a few manual pulley/winch systems besides, and ladders all over the place.

    My original intention was to not really map the city since the players really will not spend a lot of time there, but hmmmm.... perhaps I should....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrazierjr View Post
    Hmm.... I am torn on this. I am starting a new D&D campaign set in a Dwarven city where the city is in sort of a gorge and in terraced "layers", ie, narrow at the bottom and wider at the top, with several switchbacks for cart travel, and probably even a few manual pulley/winch systems besides, and ladders all over the place.

    My original intention was to not really map the city since the players really will not spend a lot of time there, but hmmmm.... perhaps I should....
    Well if you decide not to, you are welcome to use my Ag-Zurak map from a few months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel General View Post
    Well if you decide not to, you are welcome to use my Ag-Zurak map from a few months ago.
    Cool...I did not even remember that map(very nice btw!) I could not use that one anyway though as my city will be underground and the chasm is pretty darn large, with at least 15 or so levels. I might make a quick cross section sketch just for the players to reference. In a nutshell, the entire city has been closed to the outside world for close to (or a bit more than) 1000 years and.... well.... it's finally about time to open the gates. This will go with my painterly overland parchment map I started playing around with forests back in Dec, but the won't get that map for a few levels since they won't be ready to go outside until they open all the gates to the outside world.
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