Arkanza

I’m back to playing D&D again! This time, we’re running 5th edition, and I’m a player. That means probably no battle maps, but I’ll probably do a few overland maps and such for the DM. First up is a map of our campaign world, Arkanza, based on a map our …

Underground Fort

This is an underground fort we sadly didn’t get to use. It features a large barracks, small guardroom, kitchen, dining room, and an officer’s lounge full of treasure. My favourite part is the partially flooded storage room with the stream running through it, I think that turned out pretty well. …

Battle Grid

This isn’t exactly a “typical map”, but it’s useful nonetheless. If you print theses on Letter sized paper and laminate them, you can draw your own impromptu maps with dry erase markers. It’s always good to have a set of these on hand in case your players do something unexpected. …

The Roads

A few simple roads through the well traveled plains. I made these so we could have a few non-encounters to keep the players on their toes. The idea was that they were escorting a caravan from one city to another, hoping to get ambushed and capture one of the raiders …

The Farm

The party stumbles upon a jail break in progress. A group of free slaves had attacked afarm, killed the owners, and were in the process of freeing their slaves. The party immediately attacks, kills all the slaves, and ends up in a protracted battle with the freedom fighters. The local …

The Bridge

Players are unpredictable bastards. You have a nice adventure planned out, have some sweet maps ready to go, and then BAM, they go off the rails and are doing something unexpected. Now, fine, the art of DMing is the art of Improvisation if nothing else. The problem is, of course, …

Tower of Kindness – Dungeon

YOU DARE DISTURB ME?!? RIIIIISE! The party had entered a haunted wood and dealt with several areas infested with skeletons. At the …

The Haunted Mine

Down they go! Depth is something that I find hard to do properly. The idea for this map was that the party …

To the Tower of Kindness

I wanted to give my players a little map handout to show where their next quest was, rather than having the NPC …

Portal in the Hills

This was my first serious attempt at using the actual lights feature of Dungeon Designer, rather than just playing with shadows from …

The Cliffside Camp

After hours of walking in silence, there is a sudden onset of noise… Arguing. Coming from below. Ahh… the cliffside map. So …

The Beholder’s Labratory

Beneath the Abandoned Cottage was a young Beholder’s secret laboratory, inside which he was trying to raise an army of warforged to …

Abandoned Cottage

Knock knock… Nobody’s hope. The party had been on the road for a few days, making their way to a new city, …

West Adramas

West Adramas

A big theme of the early part of my campaign was for the players to really figure out where they were, and …

Economy

So I took a bit of a break from mapping over the last few weeks, since I have instead been focusing on …