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January 5, 2012

Coming soon:

– Further interminable autobiographical ramblings!

– Thoughts on Carcosa!

– Stonehell on the Borderlands!

Meanwhile, here are some more old dungeon maps from the archives. These would have been drawn between 1983 and 1985 and, although not all were finished, they are typical of my attempts at that time to emulate the classic TSR Dungeon Module style via the medium of the Berol felt-tip pen.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 5, 2012 5:44 am

    My God…how many textas did you go through?

  2. January 5, 2012 9:42 am

    Nice maps. I used to use up felt tips and coloured pencils doing maps like that. Shame I threw them all away when I moved house 😦

  3. January 5, 2012 7:01 pm

    Where’s the entrance for red map? Do you remember what kind of dungeon that was supposed to represent? Love the visual balance.

  4. January 5, 2012 10:20 pm

    On the red map, the entrance is the 50-foot passage (actually stairs, which are very lightly pencilled but not inked) south of area #1. This would have been the first level of a dungeon. Not a megadungeon, exactly (that wasn’t a concept I really considered back in the day), but a biggish dungeon of 2-4 levels with two or three factions per level. There are stairs down from area #38 and a shaft in the passage east of #54. I think the design inspiration for that particular level is pretty clearly the sample dungeon on page 95 of Gary Gygax’s DMG. Compare the shapes and sizes of passages (and the dearth of doors) at the bottom of Gygax’s map (or was Dave Sutherland the cartographer?) and the top of mine.

  5. January 8, 2012 6:33 pm

    Very fine maps, ClawCarver!

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