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Battlemap House of a retired adventurer.

Following measures explained by Mr. @Monsen, i humble present a map requested by a friend as his christmas gift - the house of a former adventurer, now a old man living your last days fishing in front of a river and growing his vegetable garden.

size A3 80 x 55 feet.

thank you

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  • RickoRicko Traveler

    Please a question: on schley dungeon and city the grid (not using any efect) is always very thin and almost invisible line - i use in this house, for example, black color.

    How i can make the grid more strong?

    Thank you

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 30 images Cartographer ProFantasy
    edited December 2021

    People often apply a glow effect to the GRID sheet and edit the effect until it looks right.

    Nice map, by the way! :)

  • RickoRicko Traveler

    inside or outside glow?

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 30 images Cartographer ProFantasy

    Outside. Inside only affects the colour inside the very thin line.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 30 images Cartographer ProFantasy

    Also, you might want to add a bit of transparency.

    I often have a white grid with a dark glow and a bit of transparency so that it isn't too overpowering. Or I have a black grid with a pale glow.

  • RickoRicko Traveler

    suspected, i dont felt any diference... inlusing stacking some inside glow .

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 30 images Cartographer ProFantasy

    Here is a dungeon map I made recently. I have used an Outer Glow instead of an ordinary glow in this case, and then a Blend Mode instead of a straightforward transparency. The Outer Glow is very similar to the Glow, but has slightly different properties that allow it to be used in conjunction with the Blend Mode. The Blend mode works in a similar way to the blend mode setting on a layer in PS or any other bitmap app.

    You could copy these effects across from my map to your own and play with them if they aren't quite right.

    I've also posted a rendered export of this map, in case you had any red Xs. The style is Dungeon's of Schley - SS4

  • A few suggestions for the cottage:
    1. A retired adventurer would probably insist on a back door. It might or might not be hidden.
    2. A night table to hold a candle (and maybe a chamber pot) should be right beside the bed.
    3. I noticed a stove beside the main fireplace. Shouldn't it have a smokestack? 
    Finally I noticed two pillows on the bed. Was he married or is he expecting company;)
  • He uses two because he is somewhat huncbbacked from his years in the saddle and from the stress of carrying heavy loads.

    Nice job.

  • RickoRicko Traveler
    1. look between bed and bear carpet on flor, maybe have a escape route there...
    2. totally forgotten thanks
    3. dont know the icon to connect both, but of course the use active coal to one or another, moving with a shovel between them.
    4. the nights are long, cold and lonesome. if you see... is stock of wine and food are also plenty full... maybe winter is coming :D
    1. I thought the trap door was for cellar access. There might an escape tunnel from the cellar to a secret exit but it wouldn't make it easier to get to the outhouse in the middle of the night. He might use a chamber pot but that could get a bit stinky. (Also the outhouse is a bit roomy. The ones I've seen are pretty cramped and have a door.)
    2. I have a night table beside MY bed with a lamp (electric), a clock (also electric and digital), a couple of drawers (for odds and ends) and a waste basket under it (no chamber pot but the bathroom is next door). ;)
    3. Draw a small gray rectangle on the SYMBOLS sheet between the stove and fireplace symbols to represent a stovepipe connected to the chimney. I might put some flagstone flooring under the stove and in front of the fire­place for safety reasons. Also firewood is easier to get than coal and cheaper if you cut it yourself.
    4. I was just speculating on the adventurer's personal life from the size of his bed. He wouldn't throw it out because it got lonelier. He might be retired but he isn't dead. ;)
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