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When undertaking a commission, I often have difficulties explaining the different scales and detail levels of my dungeon maps - and how they relate to a specific page size (I suppose it doesn't help that I'm horrible at explaining things at times ;) ).

The confusion tends to arise when the request is for a 'full page' map (or similar) that's to be done in one of my existing styles ...so here's my attempt at giving folks a better idea of how large a 'full page' dungeon can be in each of those styles...

So, if we assume that we are using a US letter size sheet of paper, and that the final image needs to be 300dpi ...that would mean that the image can be no more than 2550 x 3300 pixels in size (including any borders).

With that in mind...

...a map with a grid size of 300 pixels per square will give you enough space for 8½ x 11 squares. This scale offers the most detail - but is generally reserved for miniatures-scaled printouts.

...a map with a grid size of 100 pixels per square will give you 25½ x 33 squares. This is ideal for detailed dungeon & building maps (i.e. where you want to see all the furniture in each room).

...a map with a grid size of 50 pixels per square will give you 51 x 66 squares. This is best suited to large dungeon maps (i.e. where it's mainly just the general layout that needs to be depicted - though some basic furniture pieces can also be added).

Does that make some kind of sense? Or have I just confused matters even further? :)

(note that the white area in the picture is the extent of the page)
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All of the small maps from my recent PWYW booklet are now also available as stock art images for your own publications :)

So, that's 20 maps (roughly 1/4 page each) for just $4.99 :)

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Started work on the next volume of the little book of dungeons :)

So, that's the first map done ...only five more to go!
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Here's the latest Patreon geomorph ...a little prison tile :)

www.patreon.com/csp_kris
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I've bundled a bunch of small dungeon maps (that I used in a recent game I was running) into a PWYW booklet over on DriveThruRPG.

Included are 20 small (roughly 1/4 page) maps, that have been drawn in the same style as my last two 'little book of dungeons'.

So grab 'em for free, or toss a couple of coppers into the hat if you feel so inclined :)

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A few weeks back I posted a pic of some craft supplies that I got in town for the princely sum of £10 - to see how much terrain I could make on a budget.

Well, here's a couple of photo's of what I've built so far ...and I've only used about half of the foamboard (though I have run out of the grey & white spray paint).

So, on the whole, I'm quite pleased with how they've turnout out :)

(note that I already had a bunch of sand/grit/gravel to use for bits of rubble and to scatter on the bases, and that the craters were carved out of some white polystyrene packaging that that I acquired along the way)
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All of the maps from my latest 'little book of dungeons' are also now available (individually) as stock art images :)

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The next two maps (from the latest 'little book of dungeons') are now available as publisher-resource / stock-art maps :)

And with any luck I might get around to uploading the final two later on today.

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I recently picked up these dwarven coins from 'the dice shop online' ...as I figured they'd be good to hand out as inspiration tokens or similar.

They only cost £1.50 each, and I have to say that I rather like them :)

Hmmm ...I'm now thinking I 'need' to get the elf and orc sets too!
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The first two maps from the latest volume of 'the little book of dungeons' are now available (individually) as stock art images.

With any luck I'll add two more tomorrow, and the final two on Friday.
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