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    Wip [CC3/DD3] Old School Dungeon Maps: The Castle of the Mad Archmage

    Greyhawk Grognard Joe Bloch is doing this really cool old school Castle Greyhawk-esque mega dungeon called The Castle of the Mad Archmage.

    I decided to try mapping this out in classic retro old school module blue and white using the December 2007 Cartographer's Annual. Here are the first two maps (the northeast and southeast sections of level two). I hope to have the last two map sections (northwest and southwest) completed by Sunday. I intend to paste all four maps together for a single "giant poster" PNG when I'm done as well.
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    Brings back lots o'memories from my early gaming days. Nicely done!
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    Thanks, guys. It's nice to be back.
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    Welcome Back Jaerdaph!

    Have some REP for some cool Oldschool Maps!
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    I always wondered why they chose that blue color for some of the maps in those old modules. Still brings back memories though. I like it, though it does seem rather random. That's ok if it's supposed to be random, but it lacks a sense of overall design. Not that I know anything about overall design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormspeaker View Post
    I always wondered why they chose that blue color for some of the maps in those old modules. Still brings back memories though. I like it, though it does seem rather random. That's ok if it's supposed to be random, but it lacks a sense of overall design. Not that I know anything about overall design.
    That is a good question - why did they choose that blue (as opposed to say black)?
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    Apparently it was almost impossible to photocopy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post
    Apparently it was almost impossible to photocopy.
    Interesting, especially since this was still the pre-Internet, pre-bit torrent sites era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post
    Apparently it was almost impossible to photocopy.
    This. They used a shade of blue called "non-photo blue" It's used in really good quality graph paper (I have some). It's also used by comic artists for penciling, eliminating the need to erase. Pretty smart idea, if you ask me.

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