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Talking about how you move from just a scene to a complete story.
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I haven't been at this gig for long, and truth be told, my fancies have changed dramatically in a short amount of time. My initial interest was in new school games: 4th edition d&d, 5th edition d&d, fate, cortex, cortex +, st...
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Very cool dice bag that my friend Mike shared. It's made by Grey of the Etsy shop, Greyed Out.
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There is a Warhammer store! It is all the minis stuff, but still!
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I saw one in Scotland last year. Edinburgh.
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Beautiful. I would love to have this hanging in my house some where. Probably above the bed. Because I would go swimming in that pond...
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How To Draw A Cavern Map

This is a quick one - I take a few steps when laying out, and then drawing a cavern map.

1. Get the layout right with simple shapes
Dungeons are flow charts. Use simple shapes to figure out where players come in, where they go, how they can bypass certain obstacles, and choke points they need to go through. Don't worry about pretty at this stage, and use pencil. You should be sketching and changing a lot. This is mapmaking as adventure design.

This can take 5 minutes or this can take days.

2. Use pen to draw in rough cavern walls
You know where the walls are now so you can go in with pen and layout jagged dungeon walls. Break up the shapes from before - turn the caves into odd shapes. Never let your pen fly along the edge of the cavern, make it walk like a drunken sailor, creating a meandering jagged line.

3. Add detail lines inside the cave wall
When we see a hard line designating a wall, we mentally visualise a vertical wall and a horizontal floor. That's not true in caves - so I add details along the wall edge to show the rough jagged transition of an organic cave into the floor. For built maps I'd add the detail in the wall instead, because you want that visual cue of a clean corner, but not here.

And you're done!

More tutorials on the blog: http://www.fantasticmaps.com/category/tips-and-tricks
#fmtips   #map   #tutorial  

Long form version of this for bookmarking: http://www.fantasticmaps.com/2015/08/how-to-draw-a-cave/
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Excellent discussion on why getting things correct in writing matters. Don't just quote what everyone else cites --without going back to the original material.
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Excellent article. Book marking it for later reading. 
The members of the USEF Test Writing sub-committee wondered how we could make dressage test Directives more clear? These little rules are not in the Rule Book either. To that end, I am hoping to share
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Really fun sounding module that could make a fun evening. Will have to tell my gaming group about this. It sounds like the idea could be done in almost any system, too.
Recently I got to play LotFP's module, Tales of the Scarecrow, and it made me realize I am a gambler at heart: riverboats, Kentucky fried chicken beards, little black bow-ties, stupid booties, and the whole hammed up shebang...
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Cooking experiment book mark goes here.
Ecce panis---try your hand at the kind of loaf that Mel Brooks’ 2000-year-old man might have sunk his teeth into. Literally. In 1930 a loaf of bread dating to AD 79 (the year Vesuvius claimed two prosperous Roman towns) was excavated from the site of a bakery in Herculaneum.
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Excellent discussion on the power of a writer versus the pushing from an editorial house.
Or, Thank God for Jeff Bezos I launched a book this week and I went Indie with it. Indie means I released it on Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing. I had to. My Publisher, HarperVoyager, refused to publish it because of some of the ideas I wrote about in it. In other words, they were attempting
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A very beautiful song. Reminds me of Prize, who passed away earlier this month. 
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Yes, please do. My epona email, same as before.
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