My Ship Obsession: Ship 1 - The Sea Wyvern
We play Pathfinder 1E. I've been running a conversion-in-progress Savage Tide campaign for a little over 3 years now. The Sea Wyvern runs through the plot and, while a ship map was provided, I found it blurry and cluttered and kind of awful (you can find it on Google or Pintrest). I wanted a cleaner, less cluttered version. For example, I don't like maps prepopulated with non-stationary objects like cargo or tiny books on tables. I don't mind furniture though as those are fixtures that are less likely to be moved around. My ships are all designed to maximize free miniature space without flash or unnecessary pretties. I'm a cartographic claustrophobe. :)
Annoyingly, only the adventure text mentions the ship having armaments so I had to add those. The original design is also flawed (an ultralong multideck stairway with multiple deck exit doors?). Anyway, I redrew the ship multiple times and finally landed on a format I could live with, which is what you see below. I also cut out each deck with a transparent background (not shown because they're huge) so that I could move the ship around in Roll20 on an ocean background. My games are usually in person and so I would have mounted this on foam board instead but I had to move my games online for obvious current event reasons.
The campaign provides no other ship maps but mentions several, which is where my ship obsession comes into play. I've drawn several other ships and will post those as well. I also have all ships statted up for sea battles.