Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I usually just steal maps from other sources and repurpose them when I am doing DM prepwork. I do enjoy drawing my own maps but it is relatively time consuming and I honestly don't have enough time as it is to prepare for my biweekly session, and what time I do have I don't want to spend mapping. I found some nice cave maps today on the interwebs. One is an awesome hand drawn map of the Colossal Cave Adventure (Adventure), a text-based cave exploration game that was one of the first computer games I ever played, on a Kaypro computer no less :) This map brought back some memories of my own attempts to map out the collosal cave. I never did finish the adventure myself, but I used my incomplete maps when I was a teenage DM. This is a great map for RPG purposes because it has a name for every room and often some images associated with it, so you could pretty much wing an adventure with this map. The second map is a two part map of Mercer Caverns in California. It shows an overhead view of the cavern and a side view, and it is a great reminder of how caverns are three dimensional spaces.