[Map] The Dungeon of Trials

 

The immortal oracle lives at the center of the Dungeon of Trials. Many have tried to reach the oracle for their wisdom, but only few have returned with answers. Those who have returned, have told of harrowing visions, terrible traps and unimaginable creatures lurking in the halls and corridors of this spiraling dungeon. 

For this map I tried to test an alternative for the hatching that I have used previously. Also, I wanted to practice a bit the use of colors. This adds quite a few steps to my normal workflow (i.e. at least doubles the time per map), but I must say that the result is also worth it.

I hope you like it ūüôā

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in April 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] The Buried Bioship

 

Deep under the icy landscape there’s a starcraft buried in the snow and ice. Perhaps someone has excavated a tunnel in the ice or there’s a weird teleportation device keeping a small chamber around it melted in the ice.

I drew inspiration for the shape from the spaceship in the marvelous Valerian comics (there’s a movie coming in the summer) and otherwise tried to have a bit Alien Engineer feel to it ‚Äď biomechanic devices, organic layout and weird apparatuses and chambers with strange vases filled with black goo, etc…

If I’ll just have a chance, I know where I’m going to use this. I hope you’ll find use for this too ūüėÄ

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in March 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] Tarakov 10-40 Modular Fast Hauler

 

Tarakov 10-40 is a modular freighter with powerful engines. It is widely used as a fast interstellar cargo hauler and an emergency space vehicle. The ship can carry up to four cargo modules, so it’s not typically used to haul bulk cargo, but more precious items instead. Typical cargo can include medical supplies, tools, spare parts, luxuries or valuable ores.

The 10-40 is also often seen in salvage operations as its cargo modules can be exchanged for utility and drone modules and the ship’s powerful engines can easily tug heavier ship wrecks for planetary distances. Usually the wreck is hauled away from debris or asteroid fields to a safer location where the hull is stripped from any salvageable parts and other valuables.

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in March 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] Port Sentinel

 

Port Sentinel is small city with a significant star paladin temple next to it.

The map is made according to one of my $5 tier patron’s wishes ( I hope I got most of the things right ūüėÄ ) and features a city with multiple towers, “a star paladin” temple and a construction yard. There are some roads but most of the traffic consists of speeders and other flying vehicles. One grid square equals about 100 feet or 30 meters.

South-West of the city stands a majestic star paladin temple high above the city. It is built on an elevated ledge and surrounded by a lake. Next to the sea shore, on the North-Western border of the city there’s a construction yard with huge cranes, watermills and steaming pipes.

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in March 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] Private Zoo

 

This private zoo of an eccentric collector or a crime lord is built inside a small crater. The center of the zoo has no roof and features an exotic beast burrowed underground. The building is not designed for permanent residents, but has a single bedroom with facilities for extended stays.

I got the idea for this map from one of my $5 tier patrons and it was very interesting to design. Not too many private zoo maps out there either ūüôā Also, the idea behind this map was that the zoo cages would not hold only beasts, but various sentient species. What a twisted and great idea for a more nefarious villain! (like a particularly nasty Hutt crime lord, for example).

I hope you like this one or find it inspiring.

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in March 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] The Flying Sanctuary

 

The Flying Sanctuary is an ancient temple floating high above the clouds. ¬†The temple is built on a group of floating islands and it’s told to have the spirit of an immortal oracle bound into a golden animated statue. The old tales tell that the Golden Oracle can tell the future and look into any living creatures soul.

Some adventure hooks:

  • The monastery was abandoned ages ago and is now guarded by the construct monks serving the oracle.
  • The Flying Sanctuary was invaded by the storm pirates and the monks fled the monastery. They are trying to find someone to fight the storm pirates and save the Golden Oracle before it’s too late.
  • The Golden Oracle has foreseen a great evil approaching. It sends one of its clockwork pigeons to find the characters. When the characters arrive to the monastery it seems abandoned, but the Golden Oracle has laid out various traps, puzzles and adversaries to challenge and test the adventurers before they can meet the oracle.
  • The adventurer’s hear about this mysterious flying temple from an old airship sailor in a tavern. They are told that the temple still holds great treasure and the sailor is willing to guide the adventurers to the temple, if they get their share of the loot.

And as a note, of course this map can be set on a high mountain top instead of a floating island if it suits your setting better.

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in March 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] The Cursed Dungeons

 

Cursed isometric maps! They are soooo pretty, but cause me a headache every single time ūüėÄ

About a year ago I bought a drawing pad which has different kinds of pages, most are blank, some have hexes or straight grids and some have isometric grids. The isometric grids are really handy when drawing isometric maps, but I just can’t wrap my head around how to draw the different overlaying parts of the map. Well, this is one take on this particular pet peewie of mine. To be honest, I think it turned out quite good, even though I did not add any interior details for it to keep it clean and easier to read.

I hope you like it and find use for it ūüôā

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in February 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] Science Outpost

 

Here’s another science/ research station which is based on the science outpost seen in Rogue One. This does not try to be an exact copy of it, but I imagined a science outpost located on a remote system with really terrible weather conditions ūüėÄ

The station has a single landing pad protruding from a rocky cliff and the outpost is built inside the mountain wall. Below the platform there waves are hitting the rocky shore hard  (or perhaps its a river of lava?).

In the reaserch section of this outpost I tried to draw something that looks like cloning vats or containers holding alien lifeforms. Maybe something has gotten loose on the station and the PCs are sent to investigate what has happened. Or maybe they are sent to rescue a scientist who’s being kept on the station against their will?

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in February 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] The Fallen Lighthouse

 

The old lighthouse that used to provide the ships a safe passage around the rocky shores of the peninsula, has fallen into ruins a long time ago.  The cellar of the lighthouse has a secret room with a secret escape route through the caverns that located under the ruins of the lighthouse. Now the caverns are infested with underground dwelling creatures.

This map was fun to play and I wanted to use to hone my skills with coloring maps. It’s still surprisingly time-taking and I learned again a lot while doing this map. You’ll probably see more of colored maps in the near future, as I’ll try a couple more techniques to speed up my work and reduce the amount of redundant techniques.

For this map I used Photoshop to color the scanned lineart (see below). I just colored different elements, like trees, rocks, floors and wooden furniture, on their own layers and added the shadows and light on separate layers. I used different blending modes and opacity levels to have the desired look.

I hope you like it.

 

Here’s how I design adventures. I scribble notes on print outs of the maps. Fast and handy ūüôā

 

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This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in April 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] A.I. Research Station

 

The premise for this map was an A.I. core, but that actually reminded me of a setting backstory of my upcoming military scifi RPG Sotakarjut (Warhogs) where the first truly self-aware artificial intelligence was developed in a research station hidden inside an asteroid. So, I drew inspiration from that idea and decided to draw this map.

The station comes with two levels, the main level has the crew quarters and a big operations center. the lower (or upper) level has the mainframe, engineering, life support and the AI core rooms.

I hope you like this.

 

For high-resolution and 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 February 2017.

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.