Happy Map Monday, ya’ll–and happy November! Today is a new month so I figured, why not do something different? As a dungeonmaster or fantasy author, we sometimes run into real life roadblocks to creativity, time constraints, and all kinds of other adventures (and misadventures) that take us away from our main quest of having ALL […]Read More Map Monday – I love this tool!
Today’s Worldbuilding Wednesday is a special one, I’m excited to say…today’s prompt comes complete with a map for setting the scene! With spooky season nearing the big day, it seemed a good time to think about harvest festivals, and what they might look like in my worlds. In the Ahran Archives, a series I’ll be […]Read More Worldbuilding Wednesday: Harvest Festival
An ancient stone building in a sleepy autumnal forest is donned in festive lanterns and carved pumpkins, torches and braziers alight. Inside awaits a sumptuous feast, the small but pristine hall alight with radiance. Yet nobody attends the feast, and a heavy silence hangs over the building and surrounding woods. What is this place? Some […]Read More Map Monday: Autumnal Dumb Supper
With Spooky Season upon us, I wanted to create a few autumnal, harvest-time maps that contain elements of mystery. These 25 x 25 maps are perfect for scene setting, or as battle maps, and as usual each has a prompt to go along with it–because hey, sometimes we need an encounter on the go! Today’s […]Read More Map Monday: Strange Festivities
I’ve already blogged about the whole ‘food is life!’ phenom once recently, and have since realized that I can go on and on about this subject. Thus, “Tasty Tuesday: Fantasy Edition” was born. Food is not just life, it can add life to a manuscript and draw readers into a fully immersive experience. All of […]Read More Tasty Tuesday: To Market!
Food is life. Literally. The fuel that powers our bodies, but also a source of joy and celebration. Holidays all over the world have special foods that accompany them, sometimes recipes and traditions passed down over the generations. When crafting a world–gaming, writing, or otherwise–thinking about your characters’ sustenance is important. What sorts of crops […]Read More Worldbuilding Wednesday: Let’s Eat!
Hail, adventurers! Today is freezing (actually, far below freezing at a balmy -6 F), and I find myself thinking a LOT about the coming warmer weather. While I may not exactly long for the parched desert conditions of the map I’ll be sharing today, it felt nice to create a scene drenched in summer sun! […]Read More #MapMonday: Broken Caravan Encounter
Hello, all! This week’s prompt will be the first of many to come. I’ll be cross-posting the prompts that accompany the maps I share on Inkarnate for those who prefer to find all pertinent links on one centralized page. This week’s dungeon is a simple 25×25 gridded battle-map (no-grid version also available) featuring a rather […]Read More This Week’s Map Prompt: Lightning Dungeon
Well hello, all! My first blog post of 2021, and it’s about free stuff–that’s the way to start out a year! 🙂 I’ve recently become obsessed with mapmaking. I have uploaded a new and improved Ahra world map and Tanahr country map (made in Wonderdraft), and Tanahr’s capital, Easthaven, has a new map courtesy of […]Read More Free Gaming Maps!