10/09/2013

Free Map 003

Free Map 003
This week's free map isn't too new for folks who have read up on some of my other blogs, namely my infrequent campaign blog. I originally made this map a couple of years ago, intending to introduce it as a new locale to my players, but that never happened. It sat, unused, on a virtual shelf until I picked up the dice for a new side-campaign for the group I'm normally a player in.


My Map of Badger FallsThis map was was created using an old 1600s English village map as the base. I opened up the image in Photoshop and removed everything except for the roads and the river. Next I printed the nearly empty map out and hand drew some borders. My work was scanned back into the computer, merged with the original file, and then I went to town, adding the woods, the communal garden-plots, and the village green (being harvested for hay). Coloring the roads and river was easy, but adding in all the houses was a bit of a pain. I wish I could find my source file, but I basically found some basic house shapes I liked and
tried to copy them freehand. I scanned them and manipulated them in Photoshop as well. They don't look nearly as good as my source inspiration, which is why I wish I could cite it.

You can, as always, just click on the picture for a 72dpi version of this map, or you can download the high-res version here.

I'm busy working on a new map type (for me), but I haven't managed much past a rough sketch, if there is a certain type of map you are looking for, I'm open to suggestions.....
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