Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hex Crawling in Style

Haven't posted in a long time, but I had to recognize this.  Our Monday AD&D group finished their long-term mission last week, and this session was slated to be the "intermission" episode, so to speak.  I've been selling the guys on the whole hex crawl thing for months, now, and tonight was the night I had to put my money where my mouth was.  I had whipped up a quick player version of my local hex map (just masked out all the color for black and white printing, and all the areas the guys haven't gotten to, yet) and - since I didn't have any ink for the damned laser printer - fired off a copy via email to one of the guys to print at work.

I was expecting to get back 4 black and white laser printed sheets from a desktop printer.  Instead my roommate goes to the print lab at the school he does IT work for, and comes back with this monster hi-res poster map.  Looks AWESOME (and, man am I glad I sent him the vectored PNG rather than a rasterized JPG).  It really drove home the hex crawl concept, and the guys have already started making it their own with penciled-in notes and symbols for the crazy ruins and relics they've happened across (not to mention a big "LAND SHARK HERE" mark - yeah, they fought a bulette, lost a conveniently tasty halfling and a warhorse to it).  Without further ado, my awesome players' awesome player map (click for full-sized image):


Can't wait to run'em through this sucker some more, next week.

   - DYA

4 comments:

  1. DOOD, TAHT ARE A MOST AWESOME USE OF A PLOTTER PRINTER BUT I NO TAHT MAP, IT ARE FROM A FORGETTING RELMS, MODYULE N5 'UNDER ILLEFARN', IT HAD BEST CAMPANE STARTING TOWN AND AREA MAP EVAR!!1 ON THE COAST TO TEH SOUTH IS A RUINZ OF TEH DRAGONSPEER CASTLE AND TO TEH NORTH IS A WATERDEEP AND THAIR IS A DUNGEON MAGAZINE MODYEWL FOR LEVEL 3-5 YOU CAN PLACE ON THE WAY THAIR AND A 4 PART SERIES TO FOR THE MERE OF A DEAD MEN BUT DON'T BE TO BUYING TEH DRAGINSPEER MODYEWL IT SUCKED, MAKE YORE OWN MEGADUNGEON OF IT LIKE I DID FROM NOTES IN GRAY BOX SET.

    -NUNYA

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  2. HAHA SORRY I ARE JEST RED YORE POST FROM AFORE ABUT GOING BAK INTO A MIS-REMEMBERED RELMS! IT AM CAN MAKE A GRATE SANDBOX TOO CUZ N5 HAS LOTS OF NPC PLOT HOOX FOR TEHM TO GRAB ONTO! HOPE UR PLAIRS RP HE FEK OUT OF IT!

    -NUNYA

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  3. ALSOS BLOG A POAST PLEEZE HOW YOU ARE MAKE TAHT MAP WIT EVRY DETAIL PLEEZ (WHAT KIND OF FONT, HOW U KEPT SKALE, HOW U AM GET TEH COLOR GRAFIX ) - THANX

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