An inhabited mage tower is an arcane stronghold, a center of arcane learning and esoteric knowledge that may or may not benefit civilization.
The homes of wizards may be just as dangerous as any ruin, and usually more subversive. The monsters are hidden or hiding in plain sight, and the traps are just as lethal as anything found in a dank dungeon.
Anyone meddling in the business of wizards should beware. Continue reading “The Mage Tower”
A cabin in the woods can be many things: from a forester dwelling to an outpost of a monstrous conspiracy with international branches.
A cabin in the woods can double as a hill giant steading, depending on the scale of the map.
Continue reading “The Cabin in the Woods”
One of my favorite computer games, or stories really, is BioWare’s Dragon Age II. This may not come as a surprise to readers of this blog, the series means a lot to me, but Dragon Age II may be an odd choice. Continue reading “The Rise to Power: Create a Dragon Age Inspired RPG Campaign in Three Acts”
Small keeps are built along roads and borders to protect noble domains and the farmlands from raiders and the horrors of the wilderness. Ever so often, these keeps fall on the wrong hands as wars are long, borders shifts, and once-powerful realms collapse. Then new residents move into these keeps: undead, bands of brigands, exiled heretic templars, necromancers, and their like.
These maps were created with Profantasy’s Campaign Cartographer, as I need more maps for my Roll20 game. The map should work for virtual tabletops.
Continue reading “The Small Keep”
Desolate villages and their abandoned churches is a hotspot for adventure, dark secrets, and untold horrors. The Desolate Village Church is a dungeon map, like the Derelict Temple, as part of my ongoing attempt to figure out how dungeon maps work with Profantasy’s Campaign Cartographer, as I need more maps for my Roll20 game. The map should work for virtual tabletops, and again I am using the Jon Roberts art style. Continue reading “The Isolated Village Church”