Marine Dungeon - further developments

LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 28 images Cartographer ProFantasy

Hi Everyone! :)

During the Live Mapping session yesterday, where Ralf demonstrated the new Marine Dungeon style published as the July issue of this year's Cartographer's Annual, he mentioned that we had already discussed the possibility of there being a few additional symbols in the same style at some point in the future. So now I am trying to make a list of what everyone would like.

Just as a reminder, this is the example map from that style.

Remember that you can use symbols from other dungeon styles in conjunction with Marine Dungeon, so you don't need to ask for things that we already have in other similar styles that work ok with this one.

Other than that, all requests considered.

Thank you.



  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 45 images Cartographer Administrator
    edited July 9

    Here are a few things I would like to see:

    • Freshwater lakes, cold
    • Subterranean lakes.
    • More vessels, both sunken and floating (boats, ships, rafts, canoes)
    • Various standard dungeon items encrusted with barnacles, like chests, barrels, ship hulls, weapons, etc)
    • More undersea monsters (clams, eye of the deep, jellyfish, drowned ones, sahuagin, cats, kuo-toa, dragons)
    • More traps, both those meant for undersea use, and those in sunken dungeons.
    • More ship-based items, like cannons (and balls), ship's wheel, bundles of rope
    • Modern/futuristic items (Ships, boats, cars, shopping carts, bikes and items. Sunken starships are great.)
    • Some bare treasure piles. The ones from DD3 are full of sacks of coins, which looks weird underwater.
    • Varicolor versions. would love to make a dark mermaid.
  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 28 images Cartographer ProFantasy

    Thanks Remy :)

    That's a good list.

  • See my options on FB page. Some of these are also on Monsen's list.

    Varicolour symbols - for creatures and vegetation. A MUST in my opinion. I can make some of them myself, but no good for Atlas work.

    More sea creatures - anenomes, giant clams, big and large shells, dolphins. I would love to make a blue-ringed octopus - another deadly Aussie critter.

    More fantasy 'monsters' - mermaids in different positions (CSUAC/DUNDJINNI have very very few mermaids), sahaughin, tritons, seawitches (as in Little mermaid).

    More driftwood and seaweed options - for shore as well as underwater - see my photo below.

    More water symbols - larger waves, sea spray - my photo below.

    Shipwreck bits.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 28 images Cartographer ProFantasy

    Thank you, Quenten :)

    Another very useful list.

  • amerigoVamerigoV Traveler

    Need bloated dead bodies and manikins.

    Why manikins? The quarry where I did my certification dives had one at the bottom. It was there as the quarry was used for search and rescue training...and it was there to freak out new divers.

  • One thing I have noticed over the years on maps, there are no partially sunken ships. They are either floating, or completely submerged.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 28 images Cartographer ProFantasy

    I think that is probably because they tend to get buried by the sand and chopped off at surface level by the waves relatively quickly.

    This generally only happens to the largest ships, so symbols of those would be better done at city scale than dungeon scale, or the symbols would be awkwardly huge.

  • Here is a smaller boat off one of our beaches - perhaps you could do one after all. The boat needn't have been there that long (this one has been here for some years).

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