9/24/2018

Free GM Resource: VGMaps

Free GM Resource: VGMaps
I like it when I find a Free GM Resource that is a little off of the beaten path, like this little gem.

VGMAPS.com is essentially a collection of screen shot maps of various games. On a cursory glance there doesn't seem to be a lot of value in these maps, but if you squint your eyes and tilt your head just right you might see what I see.

Depending on the game you choose you might have the makings of a simple map layout for an adventure. I think that's a bit of a long shot, but I have used game maps before to good effect.

This time around I was thinking more along the lines of taking a decent map for use with a Virtual Table Top (VTT) game. The usual thing to do is to simply show a top-down view, but with some of these maps you could go isometric or even just a side view. One quick example I grabbed was from a Castlevania. Tweak a bit in Photoshop and there you go, one side-view castle map. This pic is a down scaled/sampled view:


You might want to poke around VGMAPS.com and see if anything piques your interest...