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Release the Kraken on New Cresthill!

Things got a bit busy at the end of last month, so I didn’t get around to posting the second map released in June under the “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!” project. Every month that Patreon funding remains over the $400 mark I sift through my back catalog and bring up a selection of maps that my patrons then vote on as to which will be released under the free commercial-use license. June turned out to be a city map month, with the first release being Joseph’s Inlet, and now we have New Cresthill!

New CresthillNew Cresthill

Along the rough eastern coast of the land is the bridged town of New Cresthill. Built up around a small fortress overlooking two river access points to the Grey Sea, New Cresthill is known for the multiple bridges that connect the various sections and elevations of the town.

New Cresthill is “ruled” by a council of the five “established houses” of the town – each household having one vote in urban affairs. However, no matter how much they like to think otherwise, the reality is that the town is still beholden to the Earl of Everren who’s father built the original fortress on the hilltop that remains one of the central parts of town. While the council pretends autonomy, they make sure that no resolution or decision will cause too much conflict with the House of Everren.

New Cresthill (no water screens)New Cresthill (no water screens)

The town is primarily centred around the Everren Fortress on the central promontory and the city hall to the north (with the Cresthill open-air market just downhill to the south of the city hall). Several small farming and fishing communities exist along the coast nearby that regularly trade goods and food with the New Cresthill families.

New Cresthill Progress ShotNew Cresthill Progress Shot

New Cresthill is a smaller map than most of my recent cities as it was drawn in a small pocket-sized book that I did most of my cartography in before I settled into doing most of my work in my “office” in mid 2014. It was originally released on the site back in November of 2014.


This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use under the “RELEASE THE KRAKEN” initiative thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 awesome patrons have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.

Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make this map free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $400 mark, we choose a map from the blog’s extensive back catalog to retroactively release under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under the commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”). For those that want/need a Creative Commons license, it would look something like this:

Creative Commons LicenseCartography by Dyson Logos is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

(Source: Dyson’s Dodecahedron)

5/5 – Secrets of Skelos (Conan OGL)

Je n’avais pas été très tendre dans ma critique de Scrolls of Skelos, lors de laquelle j’indiquais les nombreuses lacunes du supplément. 5 ans plus tard, force est de reconnaître que cette seconde édition a parfaitement redressé la barre. Certes, on perd la couleur et le papier « pulp » de la 1ère édition, mais les 64 pages supplémentaires sont parfaitement utilisées pour un tel supplément.

(Source: Guide du Rôliste Galactique : le jeu de rôle, l’univers, et le reste…)

Paris PlaJDR 2017 : On n’a pas de sable, mais on a des dés ! (Paris)

Cette convention se déroule à Paris (Paris) du dimanche 16 juillet 2017 au dimanche 27 août 2017.

(Source: Guide du Rôliste Galactique : le calendrier des événements)

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