Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Underdark Map (GIMP)

I haven't messed around with GIMP too much, but I can do some of the basics... enough to get digital maps that look considerably better than my freehand work. This is the starting point for my map of the underdark that I'll use for the Pathfinder Night Below campaign we started a few weeks ago. We aren't following the adventure very closely, so I want to make sure I have a big sandbox for the party to explore. I'm going to want a map to keep track of where everything is, especially since I'm piecing together elements of a half-dozen or more different supplements. Here's what I have so far...

Blue areas are water, tan areas are the big caverns, and dark
areas are the spaces between bigger caverns that are
riddled with smaller passageways.

Yeah, it's a blank map, and it isn't much to write home about. I generated the caverns by fiddling with cloud rendering. The water is just a transparent layer with those sections filled in.

Still, I don't think it's too bad for a 30 minute job. Now it's just a matter of labeling important locations, such as...
  • The Sunless Sea
  • Dylvwyllann
  • Sshamath
  • Underspires
  • Oenkmar
  • Mantol-Derith
  • The Vault of the Drow
  • Skullport
Not sure what else I'll end up dropping in the mix... I'll probably end up creating a few locations myself. Any suggestions for other classic locations that no underdark campaign should miss out on?
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