[Map] The Icon of Deception

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What looks like a dull and ill kept old stone keep hides a beautiful garden and a giant statue made of gold inside its cold walls. But like its outer appearance, everything in this temple is not as it looks. 

Originally I drew this temple to try out two things: a sort of inner yard and  thick castle walls.

I don’t know why, but I find it somehow difficult to draw the thick walls like in medieval castles. It’s like I always leave too little room either for the rooms or the walls. I think I need to get some more practice on a graph paper.

Another thing was the inner yard. I find it interesting to have a large dungeon complex, for example, and then there would be a beautiful open garden all of a sudden. I think I’m going to do something like that soon-ish. This does not really convey that idea, but still works as a contrasting feature within this thick walled stone temple.


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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in August 2016.

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[Map] The Broken Bridge, pt. 2

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Deep inside the Shard Mountain and beneath a towering spire are the dungeons and the halls that once acted as the entrance to the great tower. Now the bridge connecting the inner halls to the entrance on the side of the mountain, is broken and the the abandoned halls and chambers are inhabited by vile creatures and horrible monsters.

This map can be used with the Broken Bridge map or as a separate map. I’ll probably make a third part of the tower itself a bit later.

 


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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in August 2016.

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[Minis] Hero Forge miniatures review

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We started a Dungeons & Dragons campaign with my three oldest kids in June (we have an Obsidian Portal page for the campaign, but it’s in Finnish…) and for the first couple of times we did not use any minis, but then I found some of my old fantasy minis stored in boxes with miniature bitz. I had some old Lord of the Rings and Warhammer Fantasy Battle minis and a few collectible D&D miniatures, but not that many figures for the heroes. First we browsed through the Reaper Miniatures‘ selection and found a couple miniatures that did the job, but then I remembered Hero Forge custom miniatures. I checked their website and it seemed to have a range of selection with all the needed options.

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[Map] The Outlaw Artificers’ Hideout

 

This was the first map I released in August on Patreon. It’s a hideout for some sort of a cabal of outlaw artificers or other practitioners of questionable arcane arts. I thought the artificers could also be some kind of alchemists or warlocks, dabbling with wondorous items, magic potions and such. This might even be a hiding place for a witch coven or a dark cult.

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[Map] Style study: Halls of the Mimics

Here’s a map I did to test this specific style. This is not something that I’m intended to do regularly, but maybe adopt some influences or techniques from these kind of maps.

Here’s a full size version without the texts (click to enlarge):


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[Map] The Goblin Lair

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Here’s the first actual adventure map we played through with my kids in our D&D5e summer campaign (although, I have feeling that this campaign will be much longer than the notoriously short Finnish summer).

The adventurers went to investigate strange thundering noises and lights coming from a narrow pass in the nearby mountains. What they found was a mostly abandoned goblin lair and strange eerie noises coming from the caverns ob the side of the mountain.

As the three brave heroes (Nadar the Dragonborn Cleric, Damai the Tiefling Ranger and Reyny the Half-elf Rogue) exlored the cavers, they found out that one of the caves lead deep into old ruins inside the mountain.

 


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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in July 2016.

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Oops! I accidentally Society6

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I thought I give a try at Society6 and uploaded some of my maps there.

For now you can order canvas and framed art prints of my maps here: https://society6.com/miskafredman/prints

I’ll see into adding other options like t-shirts, phone covers, blankets and what not into the selection and possibly even design some maps and other art work designed specifically for printed products.

[Map] Shrike-class Scout Ship

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Shrike-class Scout Ship

The Shrike-class scout ships are the tip of the spear in tracking and fighting the interstellar space piracy. These fast and manoeuvrable ships are designed for long-range scanning, high acceleration chases and interception tasks on remote systems with minimal military support.

A typical Shrike-class scout ship is armed with a forward mounted gauss-cannon powerful enough to disable a small cruiser, twin-torpedo tubes and dorsal and ventral PDC turrets.

In addition to the mounted weaponry, the Shrike-class scout ships are typically equipped with one or two boarding shuttles docked in one of the ship’s shuttle / cargo bays.

The ship’s crew complement includes at least 14 crew members and 8 marines trained in ship boarding operations. At most the ship can support a crew of 24 with 16 marines (40 persons), when double-bunks are used in the crew berths.

The ship’s operational range is 20 light-years or 3 months in active duty without resupply.


For different map versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please, check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in July 2016.

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[Map] The Broken Bridge

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This map is dedicated to Sophia, one of my very first patrons. She was  entitled to request a custom map, but instead of giving me instructions she replied: “I don’t have any preference. I mostly want to support your work“.  This was of course very kind and generous of her, but still I wanted to make a map for her. So, I asked what is her favorite genre and I ended up drawing this map.

The Broken Bridge of the Ironspire

Under the dunes of Vaél lie the long forgotten remains of the great Empire of Azuria.

Before the green plains of Vaél turned into an endless desert, the once great empire of Azuria spanned from the western shores of Argouna all the way to the Eastern Kingdoms. Now the Empire has been in ruins for a hundred generations and it’s been taken over by savage creatures and horrible monsters.

In the desert of Vaél there is a shard-like mountain that has cracked in half. The taller half of the mountain has been carved into an immensely high tower of stone and iron, and the other half hides  the entrance to the tower.  There used to be stairs leading up to the entrance, but those have been collapsed and crumbled into a pile of sand and small rocks long, long ago. A brave and able-bodied adventurer can climb the steep side of the Shard Mountain and enter the dungeons of the Ironspire…


For different map versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please, check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in July 2016.

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