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    Wip The tomb of the Khan

    My first attempt to make a dungeon. This is a hand drawn draft, which I will trace digitally to get clean and crisp lines. Critics and ideas are most welcome.
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    This looks fine, so far. The only thing that struck me is that the statues seem to come from widely different cultures/times, like ancient Greece, the Christan middle ages and the terracotta army, but I take it that's intentional?

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    Great start Sapiento!
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    This looks promising.
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    I like it.

    Re. Statue Crit - Wha! blankety blank blank!



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    looks really good - looking forward to seing the finished map
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    If the Khan had conquered a large portion of the world, the statues could have to do with tribute sent from all over

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    @Sigurd

    It wasn't a criticism at all, but, you know, whatever...

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    A little bit more info on the map and the statues. The large one with the globe is the sun god (holding the sun). The three in the center are the high saints of the sun faith, while the larger group are statues from legendary and brave warriors.
    The main rooms are all sacked, but in the upper right is the secret door which leads to the real tomb, not the fake tomb, that was plundered long ago.

    And I have no problem with criticism. As this is the first dungeon in this style, I am open for comments.

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    Next update. I did most of the 'easy' outlines in Illustrator. The more difficult items, like the statues (already two done), I will make in PS.
    As you see, this draft diverges a little bit from my first one.
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