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Tabletop RPG Cartography

The Spire


I have started creating a new system-neutral (basically, no gaming statistics, just descriptions of stuff) entitled the Spire, and using my Patreon site to produce it, as I need the extra income it can produce to help support my family. As I soon to be made redundant, that’s become even more necessary. Otherwise I’d just post stuff up here and then make a book and sell it; but times are hard and all that.

Here’s the first map:

side view map of the spire

The Spire

That’s the side view of the Spire itself. It’s a spike coming out of the ground, a mile high, with 12 dungeon levels within. Some, as you can see, stand alone; the rest are connected by one or more passages. Below the ground the foundations of the structure have roots that cut through the earth, popping up into the surrounding town and countryside. There’s a church built by pilgrims who founded the town, and a strange black tree that is actually the tip of one of the roots. Think science-fantasy/weird fantasy sort of vibe; perhaps a touch of whimsy. I have notes and an idea of how this will turn out, but it could all change.

Each post on my Patreon site is going to a 2-page spread (for the most part), with a map and accompanying text. If I can afford it, I’m hoping to get some illustrations in there too. If I can’t, I’ll try to draw something myself, which may be turn out rubbish; but you never know, I might surprise myself and everyone else. Then, once I have finished, I’ll turn it into a book. If I can pull this off, then it’ll be grand. If not, it’s be at least interesting enough that some people might find it worth having. If nothing else, there’ll be plenty of maps, and I can at least draw maps.

Not sure if I’m selling this.

Basically, this is a new project that I want to get right, and if you want to come along and join the ride, please do, your support would be welcome, and any comments and suggestions along the way will also be valuable.

Head over there now, and the first post is available for everyone, so you don’t even have to sign up to see that one.

Ta ta for now.


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