Monthly Archives: April 2010

A Couple of New Hex Map Icons

I’ve been periodically drawing a couple of new hex map icons that have the “classic” RPG look.  They are just transparent 250×250 pixel PNG images, so you should be able to use them in many different mapping tools (such as

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Magic Item Shop Random Inventory Generator Moved & Improved

Several months back I put together a Javascript based Magic Item Shop Random Inventory Generator (for Fantasy OGL) because I hadn’t seen anything exactly like that and I thought it would be useful.  As I moved on to other projects

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Hex Map Glossary: Scale (Part II)

(Read Part I.) Larger Scale Maps A hex map in the shape of a D20. (This was a very simple example without labels or lines for roads, rivers, boundaries, etc.) As you move up to larger scale maps, the practicalities

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Hex Map Glossary: Scale (Part I)

A map’s scale is a key point to consider when creating a hex map, or any map for that matter.  Three driving factors behind that decision are: Are you creating a local area map, a country/region map, a map of

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Dungeon Map Software Survey

Several people who like Hexographer have asked for something similar that helps make dungeon/building maps. So I’ve been starting on a new project called “Dungeonographer.” A few overview points: I expect it to be ready for at least alpha testing

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Weird Dungeon Geometries

Troll and Flame has had a couple of posts discussing Geomorph Cube Dungeons, which reminded me of my favorite weird dungeon geometry: a Möbius Loop. I believe this came from Dungeon magazine issue #26 (or thereabouts).  At some point in

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Unusual Medieval Fantasy Tavern Menu Items?

I plan to add menus to my Random Inn/Tavern Generator. (Currently it does floorplans and inn/tavern names.) Going out to the standard equipment lists, I can find costs for Ale, Bread, Cheese, generic Meat, common and fine wine. But what

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Where Do You Get Your Gaming News?

Occasionally I learn of things through some of the RPG discussion message boards in the “general discussion” areas that I’m surprised I didn’t see in the dedicated “Publishers Ads” message board sections. Currently I check the “Ads” or “Open Promo”

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NPC Portraits Decks:
Adventurers, Townsfolk, and Hirelings

Non-Player Character card decks for any RPG. Portraits on the front. Personality and background on the back. Late Pledges Possible!

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