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Return to Dyson’s Delve – From top to bottom!

We return to the maps of Dyson’s Delve with maps of the very top and bottom of the mini mega dungeon.

Dyson's Delve 2019 - The SurfaceDyson’s Delve 2019 – The Surface

The upper ruins are only hinted at in the original Dyson’s Delve – the assumption in the adventure is that the party sneaks in using the hillside cave, dodging the goblin-infested tower on the hill. Here we finally have a map of this area. The ground level is all that remains of an old watch tower. The upper levels have fallen away and most of the stone was carted away by farmers ages past for use in fences and foundations.

A number of stone pillars remain to the south of the tower – the origins of these are unknown but all but one of them are single piece blocks of stone. The centremost of these is made of three pieces of stone precision cut so they rest together without even a hairline gap between them.

Dyson's Delve 2019 - Level 11Dyson’s Delve 2019 – Level 11

At the very deepest depths of the Delve, level 11 brings back the troglodytes we met back on the temple level – the same troglodytes who serve the dragon living on level 10, and guarding the way to his lair. There are a few other creatures on the level as well, and of course the mandatory tentacular beasts living within the lake, ready to eat unwary adventurers.

The lake itself is probably part of the Darkling Depths – linking in turn to the Heart of Darkling series of maps.

For the entire set of Dyson’s Delve 2019 maps:

I’m still in the process of compiling the new version of Dyson’s Delve in a digest-format PDF using all the new maps. It should be released next week to all patrons of my Patreon Campaign.

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The Temple Walk

Colloquially known as “God Alley”, the Temple Walk is a set of courtyards and walkways winding between 13 different shrines, temples, churches and reliquaries to various deities and godlings of the city. Not all the deities of the city have shrines here, and few of the larger faiths are represented – the area is too tight and confined for the churches with larger congregations, and the temples here gently push away any of louder cults in the area.

The Temple WalkThe Temple Walk

Because of the narrowness of some of the alleys and spaces in the Temple Walk, it is a pedestrian-only part of the city (enforced by a few “church police” volunteering for one temple or another and working the entrances to the walk). And it is a pleasant change from the bustle and noise of the nearby markets – a sudden break to quiet spaces of contemplation and prayer.

The Temple Walk - no gridThe Temple Walk – no grid

The two gates into the Temple Walk both lead into the same market area of the city, providing a respite from the haggling, shouting, and constant attempts to sell you things you only vaguely want or need (but you could change that, making it a startling transition point between market and government areas, for instance). Instead this district specializes in quiet monks and priests quietly and sternly attempting to sell you salvation and gifts of the gods that you only vaguely want or need.

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Rosewood Street Sewers

The sewers under Rosewood Street are large and open compared to most in the city. Built out of much older structures that were repurposed ages ago, the sewers are a mix of utilitarian and overly ornate.

Rosewood Street SewersRosewood Street Sewers

While most sewers are made of brick, clay, or masonry – a few feet wide and tall enough to walk down (especially if you are shorter than the average human), much of the structures under Rosewood are of old stonework with vaulted 8-12 foot ceilings. Parts were once the basements of a much older temple and palace – now with pipes breaking through the walls to pour waste water and other wastes into them.

There are three points of access into this section of sewers (if you don’t count the many drain and flow pipes that are too small even for the skinniest of halflings to travel). From street level there is a secured and locked trapdoor that leads to the stairs on the lower right side of the map. There is also the basement of the Bill Guisarme Tavern on the lower left side of the map that has locked doors into one of the larger chambers – supposedly one of the smaller guilds of thieves have the keys to those locks. And finally there is a normal sewer access below street level on the left side of the map where the waste from this section runs slowly downhill to other parts of the extended sewers of the city.

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The Red Descent

If you are going to build a secret temple to a pariah god that is not intended to be worshiped at, why not go whole hog and build it at the bottom of a deep and nearly inaccessible desert cave?

The Red DescentThe Red Descent

Dedicated to a god of betrayal, none would worship here regularly (for fear of being in turn betrayed by other worshipers for their faith in this pariah god). Instead the site sees the occasional “solitary” pilgrimage – small groups trek across the desert and climb down into the red rock cavern to the lowest level where the group leader “examines” and “researches” the dark temple down here.

As a respite in the desert, various subhuman tribes have been known to set up semi-permanent bases in level 1 and sometimes level 2 of the descent. At the bottom of level 2 is a massive tripod of old wood and rusted steel that once suspended some sort of elevating platform that accessed levels 3 and 4.

The Red Descent (no grid)The Red Descent (no grid)

The third level contains a free-standing arch of obsidian that appears to have operated as a magic portal of some kind, and still detects as magical. Perhaps those who have true need of the temple below still have the magic devices to open this archway from elsewhere and slip in and out of the temple without alerting those above. Or perhaps the archway only opens when the unworthy enter the temple, summoning guardians from other worlds to defend it.

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Release the Kraken on the Guildhall of the Ancient Masters

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Every month we go through our back catalog of maps and the many patrons over on Patreons vote on which two should be re-released under the free commercial use license. For older maps I also work on upgrading the quality of the scan where possible.


Much of the daily life in Archsford, the City of Glass, is managed by the Council of The Ancient Masters – a collective guildhall representing all the major guilds and many of the minor guilds in the city (Glassblowers, Masons, Cartwrights, Stevedores, Coopers, Merchants, Mourners, Physicians, Scribes, Charcoal-Burners, and a few others).

Guild TempleGuild Temple

From the Guildhall, they organize the city watch and defenses, as well as festivals, trade agreements with other cities, tax collection, and many things that one would expect to be handled by the Duke of Archsford and his civil service.

The hub of the Council is the Guildhall and temple of the Ancient Masters – a combined keep, place of worship, and town hall. On entry to the structure, the large main hall is usually populated with small lean-to shops (and the three chambers on the left are more permanent stores selling wares imported by members of the guildhall from strange and exotic lands). The rooms on the right are dedicated to the civil service and records of the guild.

The northern chamber is the main worship hall for the ancient masters themselves, the ancestor-gods of the temple. Most truly important meetings with the senior members of the guild are usually handled in this chamber and the room to the west, pacing around and occasionally intoning chants and rites while engaged in negotiations and power-brokering.

Beneath the temple are the crypts. This well-hidden substructure is only accessible via a secret door under the chair set in front of the statues of the three ancient masters in the main hall. Down here are the three crypts of the masters, who still whisper advice and prophecy to scribes who sit outside the crypts with one ear to the cracked masonry. A larger chamber past the crypts holds the scrolls of what the scribes have gleaned from the masters, as well as a secret door to a deeper crypt where something darker is entombed.


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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:

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The Frogs’ Reliquary

Even bullywugs have saints, holy frogs, and sanctified leaders and allies. They aren’t common, and they are revered. This bullywug reliquary dates back to the rule of the Verdant Administrant and The Empire of Gold.

The Frogs' ReliquaryThe Frogs’ Reliquary

The reliquary itself is collapsing into a much deeper dungeon. It can be entered from the jungle entrance in an old bullywug temple, or by climbing up out of the deeper levels below. But getting into the reliquary proper to acquire the holy relics within requires collecting the Agate, Jade, and Lapis keys that are sealed into tombs around the space.

The Frogs' Reliquary (no notes)The Frogs’ Reliquary (no notes)

 

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2019 Geomorphs – Set 4

Nearly a decade ago I spent most of a year drawing and posting geomorphs to this blog. This year’s Kickstarter for a new series of DungeonMorph dice from Inkwell Ideas brought me back to drawing them again… with the slight stylistic improvement of a decade of experience.

2019 Geomorphs - Set 42019 Geomorphs – Set 4

Clockwise from top left we’ve got:

  • Shrine / Temple complex with secret reliquary.
  • Forge / Workshops
  • Magic Pool
  • Crypts / Tombs

And of course, while these geomorphs work great with each other (and the thousand or so compatible morphs collected by Dave @ www.davesmapper.com ) but also with the four dungeon levels of the Geomorphic Halls.

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Return to Dyson’s Delve – Levels 7 & 8

Once again we return to my classic “Dyson’s Delve” with another pair of maps from my 2019 redraw of the mini mega dungeon. This entry brings us to the mid-deep levels of the delve, where we find evil cultists and a second entry point into the dungeon.

Dyson's Delve 2019 - Level 7Dyson’s Delve 2019 – Level 7

This level is a change from the earlier levels of the dungeon – instead of a mix of creatures and dungeon denizens trying to get along, this is an evil temple with a surface exit, acolytes, clergy, and visiting representatives of a powerful creature who lives much lower in the dungeon.

The surface exit is important, in my opinion, when building a megadungeon. It allows the adventurers to skip the earlier levels when re-entering the dungeon in the future.

Dyson's Delve 2019 - Level 8Dyson’s Delve 2019 – Level 8

Level 8 is the smallest level of the Delve, with only 7 distinct “rooms” (a few of which are subdivided into separate areas). It also has the honour of being home to Owlbears.

Seriously, who doesn’t love OwlBears?

Heathens.

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Hebdo du 1 juillet 2019

An de grace 2019, moi soldat du temple céleste, j’écris ces lignes avant de partir au combat. Quoiqu’il doive advenir dans les prochaines heures, mon combat ne sera pas vain car je sais que ces notes rassemblées sur les forces impies qui nous menacent, serviront à d’autres pour reprendre le flambeau. 
Vous qui trouverez ce message, portez le aux fiers matelots du grog qui maintiennent à jour cette encyclopédie des forces qui nous menacent. Chaque jour la liste des Gobelins, spectres, démons, et viles corruptions de tous ordres s’allonge, mais le grog est nécessaire pour tenir à jour la liste de nos cibles à nous les forces du bien. Que ferions nous, nous les fiers soldats, sans les adresses des forteresses, les plans, les points faibles de ces monstres rassemblés par cette armée de geeks?
Je pars à présent au combat pour éradiquer les nids monstrueux révélés dans les incunables du Grand Dragon
Si je suis vainqueur, je reviendrai chargé de trésors pour compléter les gammes de Coureur d’Orage, les mantras des héros et des dragons et anéantir la Sombre Hérésie pour la Gloire du Grand 5. COURAGE!! De nouveaux étendards se dressent chaque jour à l’horizon !!
 
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Return to Dyson’s Delve – Levels 5 & 6

Today we return to my classic “Dyson’s Delve” with another pair of maps from my 2019 redraw of levels 5 and 6 of this mini-mega-dungeon.

Dyson's Delve 2019 - Level 5Dyson’s Delve 2019 – Level 5

Level 5 is known as the howling halls and is essentially an abandoned section of the dungeon. The creatures that made the upper levels their homes find it unsafe to descend this deep, and the creatures below are only now exploring this far up. Instead, the level is eerily noisy and yet populated by only the scavengers of the dungeon ecosystems – carrion crawlers, gelatinous cubes and the like.

Dyson's Delve 2019 - Level 6Dyson’s Delve 2019 – Level 6

What is immediately different about this level is that it is made of two distinct areas that are not connected on this level. In fact, the dungeon section to the lower-left is only accessible from level 7 of the dungeon.

The area that the party will first discover (coming down from above) is a section of the dungeon that has been taken over by the adventurers / mercenaries / explorers from the temple deeper in the dungeon.

The other section is still abandoned (like the majority of level 5), and is an old prison of a creature that is cursed to only die a violent death, and thus has been imprisoned here for quite some time.

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Hebdo du 03 juin 2019

Ça y est, la saison des barbecues est ouverte ! Et avec elle, l’occasion d’inviter tous les potes à la maison pour profiter du jardin. Et pour ceux qui n’ont pas de jardin, se trouver des potes qui en ont …
Et dans les univers, cela prend des proportions toutes autres que la simple brochette, saucisse, merguez autour d’un bac de bière.

  • Forcément, au 41è millénaire, là où il n’y a que la guerre, le barbecue d’hérétiques est à la pointe de la mode. Mais il parrait que d’aucuns n’hésitent pas à faire de la contrebande de bidoche dans les systèmes moins regardants…
  • Dans 10 millénaires, dans les empires fragmentés, par contre, on doit apprendre à maîtriser la flamme pour éviter de carboniser la viande. Heureusement, des tutos en français sont enfin disponibles.
  • De nos jours, en Terra Incognita, les petit peuple était à un doigt d’oublier d’organiser la fête… Mais une fois qu’ils s’y sont mis, tout le monde y a mis la main à la pate. On en reparlera encore en septembre !
  • Sur la planête 6-Napse, Maman est très heureuse de retrouver sont innombrable couvée autour d’un petit barbecue de marines en famille.
  • Sur Absalom, c’est soirée année 80 au temple des 12 !
  • En Rokugan, il est interdit de faire un barbecue avant que l’Empereur n’ai organiser le sien. Une fête qui lance la saison dans tout l’Empire et que l’on annonce à grand cris d’une province à l’autre. Une tradition mieux connue sous le nom de Khi d’initiation.
  • Sur Barsoom, cela reste tendu d’inviter martiens verts et martiens rouges autour d’une même table… Mais John Carter compte bien leur faire découvrir les vertus fédératrices du bacon !
  • Par contre, à Venice, le barbecue n’a pas la cote. Il lui reste toujours un petit goût d’Ecryme
Et dans les donjons, bien à l’ombre de ce soleil presque estival, on préfère prendre un petit macchiato en attendant que les aventuriers apportent la viande et la bibine.
Et vous savez ce qu’on mange, nous, au GROG ?

 
 
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Temple des Douze (Le)

Black Book EditionsStarfinder. Affrontez la jungle de Castrovel et confrontez vous au culte du Dévoreur !

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Temple des Douze (Le) (Starfinder)

Le Temple des Douze (Temple of the Twelve) est le second volet de la campagne Soleils Morts (Dead Suns). Il est prévu pour des personnages de niveau 3. Au terme de l’aventure les personnages devraient atteindre le niveau 5….

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Dungeon Geomorphs & Dice!

Dungeonmorph Dice & New Geomorphs

We have crossed that Kickstarter funding line, and the newest set of DungeonMorph Dice will become real! With only a week left on the 2019 DungeonMorph Dice Kickstarter, I figure I had better get some more designs out there so you can see what some of these awesome dice will look like!

2019 Inkwell Geomorphs Set 32019 Inkwell Geomorphs Set 3

There are a total of 15 dice in this set, which means 90 different geomorph designs to fill them all. Here are four designs for the various cavern dice in the set (clockwise from upper left)

  • A big honking cavern with a bit of a multilevel design to it.
  • A set of caves that have been partially reworked into “dungeons”.
  • Multi-tiered caves with overlooks, natural stairs, and a bridge spanning over one section.
  • A dungeon / cavern interface in the form of what is probably a shrine or temple, worked at one end and natural caves at the other.

For the next seven days only (until May 23rd), you can get in on the Kickstarter and get these awesome 1″ Dungeonmorph dice, or a variety of other related versions (Dungeonmorph fonts, cards & battlemaps!)

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The Bubble City of Oublos

The great city of Oublos-Dorren was destroyed decades ago by a massive pyroclastic flow followed up by a slower engulfing surge of lava from the Searing Mountains eruption. All of the city except for a small “bubble” almost exactly 180 feet across centred on a small temple of Lazotl – a local deity of misfortune and revenge.

The Bubble City of OublosThe Bubble City of Oublos

The priests of Lazotl got the warnings of the impending eruption through a series of poison-induced visions and managed to erect a protective spell over their temple and a few buildings in the area through the Reliquary of Kesh, an artifact that had “fallen” into their possession.

Travel in and out of the “Bubble City” is now only achieved through magical teleportation by those who know the way, and through a glowing green magical portal on the peak of the temple of Lazotl. The portal opens up to two different places in the world above – stepping through the north side of the portal leads to a small basement shrine of Lazotl in the nearby fishing village of Ashford (which was reduced to a few homes during the Searing Mountains eruption).  Stepping through the south side of the portal leads much further away, to the frozen plains at the edge of the world.

The Bubble City of Oublos (no grid)The Bubble City of Oublos (no grid)

The bubble city is illuminated by this portal in a flickering green light, as well as the mix of Lazotl worshipers, thieves, and a few mercenary adventurers that use the bubble city as a “safehouse”.

PCs would most likely find the bubble city in search for the Reliquary of Kesh, or hunting for one or more of the dastardly residents of this small bubble city.

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Temple Crypts of the Wraith Priests

Beneath the walls of the roofless ancient structure of l’Église de l’Oubli are the Temple Crypts, still tended to by the Wraith Priests of the order.

Hidden behind massive ghost-iron masks, the wraith priests float nearly silently through the temple crypts guarding sacred relics that were stolen long ago and muttering prayers to the silent gods of this place. They watch the small side stairs into the crypts but avoid the larger (main) stairs because sun still shines down this way, reminding them of the times when the church was whole and they could walk in the sun.

Temple Crypts of the Wraith PriestsTemple Crypts of the Wraith Priests

These underground structures are a mix of natural caves and worked stone and include an underground spring that once provided the water for the church. The waters of this spring are said to have a number of effects, and those standing in the waters or consuming them may be blessed depending on the will of the silent gods (roll 1d6, only works once per character per month)

  1. Increase one random ability score by +2 for 1d4 hours
  2. Gain darkvision for 1 hour
  3. Gain the ability to see invisible for 1 hour
  4. Healing as per a basic potion of healing
  5. 6. No benefit
Temple Crypts Hex CollectionTemple Crypts Hex Collection

And for those working with the existing TFT Megahexes, I’ve included a few additional tiles here that you can print to help build the structure shown when combined with those in the Megahexes box. The image is at 600dpi and 1.5 inches per hex.

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2019 Geomorphs & Dice!

If we set the wayback machine to nearly a decade ago, there’s essentially a full year where I posted nothing but geomorphs to the blog. Behind the scenes I spent a couple of months working on geomorph concepts to figure out what format worked well enough that it was not too apparent when you moved from one geomorph to the next.

I was originally going to work with Erol Otus’ “Geomorphic Mini Dungeon Modules” format of 11 x 11 with entrances in the sixth square on each side, but it was way too obvious when you moved from one to the next – it felt like you were exploring geomorphs instead of a cohesive map.

After about a dozen designs, I settled on these 10 x 10 geomorphs with entrances on squares 3 & 8. The design caught on and there are thousands of geomorphs available on the net that use this structure now.

As you can see in the photo, I’ve started drawing them again. I’m making a dozen or so new geomorphs that I’ll be posting to the blog over the next while. As with most of my modern work, they are available here as 1200dpi images – but there’s a whole other way you can get them…

Joe at Inkwell Ideas has launched a new Dungeonmorph Dice Kickstarter. The new geomorphs that I post to the blog will be appearing on these new dice. The last batch of Dungeonmorph Dice were awesome – big wonderful chunky dice with a huge number of geomorphs drawn by myself and other geomorphers from the community.

I’m really excited to be part of doing this again.

Every die in this new set will have at least one face that I designed.

2019 Inkwell Geomorph Set 12019 Inkwell Geomorph Set 1

Here’s the first set of geomorph designs. The first two are prison/jail complexes (but likely only one of these two will appear on the final dice). The bottom row contains a worship area (a fairly large underworld temple) and a set of magical pools a la In Search of the Unknown.

Now, these high resolution designs shown here are not how they will look on the dice – these are 1200dpi drawings with each geomorph being 2 1/2 inches wide so you can use them in your games. Bringing them down to a resolution that can be engraved on a 1″ die involves the skillful reduction of details to maintain the structure and all the primary details to make them easy to read at the smaller size (and able to be engraved consistently and legibly).

So go check out the Kickstarter now, and get in on these Dungeonmorph Dice!

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Lesser Temple of the Heretics

Most of the temples of Zueshel were destroyed after the Seven Heretics struck down the God-King – however a few rebuilt into pyramid-temples dedicated to the heretics themselves. Most of these contain (or at least claim to contain) a holy relic of either the death of Zueshel or from the later deaths of the Seven Heretics.

Lesser Temple of the HereticsLesser Temple of the Heretics

This particular temple claims to have the son of one of the seven heretics entombed in the reliquary below it. It serves both as an administrative centre of the rural province it is in as well as a place of quiet contemplation. Pilgrims carry water to the temple and pour it into the pool in the northeast corner as they silently ask for the intervention of the heretics or the child below into their daily affairs.

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This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 amazingly generous people 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 these maps free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $300 mark, each map that achieves the $300+ funding level will be released under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under this 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:

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Temple of the Seven Heretics

These lands were once the territories of the god-king Zueshel who was struck down by the Culling Blade wielded by each of the Seven Heretics in turn. Through the blade it is said that they each gained a portion of his power. Modern heretics say that this runs against the very beliefs of the Seven Heretics, who struck down Zueshel while announcing that he was no god to begin with.

Temple of the Seven HereticsTemple of the Seven Heretics

Regardless, with the end of Zueshel’s reign, the people turned their worship to the Seven Heretics and a number of temples were built around the land. The greatest of these is said to house their bodies in a secret crypt, where they remain as they were when the heretics died – never decomposing.

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This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 amazingly generous people 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 these maps free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $300 mark, each map that achieves the $300+ funding level will be released under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under this 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)
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Temple of the Mad Titan

I’m often asked about the scale of the maps I post. In truth, I don’t include a scale on my maps because either it is pretty obvious (when drawing houses and similar structures – where a square is 3 to 5 feet), or more likely because I want the end user to pick a scale that works best for them. In the inner workings of my head, you can assume that I’m thinking at a scale of 10′ per square when drawing most of my maps as that is the traditional scale for D&D maps which is where I cut my teeth.

Temple of the Mad TitanTemple of the Mad Titan

But for the Temple of the Mad Titan, 10 feet per square just isn’t going to cut it. Let’s crank this one up to 20 or maybe even 50 feet. A structure of Brobdingnagian proportions, the temple is made of almost inconceivably large blocks of stone and rests atop a massive cloud. At the heart of this immense structure is the throne of the mad titan.

But he is rarely found there – but always nearby. He is bound to the throne by magical chains that give him some freedom of movement within the structure, but not quite enough to get to the massive entrance and thus he is trapped here with freedom always just in sight. Some days he stands in the great hall in front of the heart chamber and raves against his captors and the world. On bad days he will hide behind the throne or in one of the nearby alcoves, hiding from the light of day and the fresh air.

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The maps on Dyson’s Dodecahedron are released for free personal use thanks to the support of awesome patrons like you over on Patreon. Every month 400 patrons come together to make these releases possible. You can help too in order to keep the flow of maps coming and to improve their quality – and even get a map of your own!

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