I wasn’t planning to post a map today, but oh well.
I decided to post a map this Monday as well. And it’d be absolutely fine if my decision had been made sooner. I had much less time than I prefer having for drawing maps.
Initially, I had a really interesting idea for a map. However, I needed a lot of time if I wanted to actually make it, so I had to put it on pause and do something else. That meant that I had spent a lot of time on a map that wouldn’t be ready for today, and I had even less time to make one.
I was in a pickle. Of course, I could just not post a map and nobody would care because this isn’t supposed to be a regular thing, but I’ll come back to that later. So, what does a good Dungeon Master do when things look grim? They seek guidance in the Dungeon Master’s Guide of course!
I opened the DMG and checked out the contents. And there it was. I had forgotten about that really awesome appendix. Appendix A: Random Dungeons is one of the amazing tools the DMG for 5th Edition has, and I’m ashamed to tell you that I haven’t really used it. Well, to be precise, I hadn’t used until yesterday.
The map I have for you today is a randomly generated dungeon using the DMG random dungeon creation tables. Of course, I had to make a couple of tweaks here and there, mostly because I had limited space to draw on, an A4 sized sheet of paper.
Sadly, I don’t have a story for this map. I’m lucky enough to have it ready for today. But for this reason, and a couple more – including some technical difficulties, I’m seriously thinking about returning to this map in the future.
Cartography by Chris Karelis, also known as The Kind GM, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
For now, I’ll be releasing the maps under the above Creative Commons License, but this may change in the future.
I know it’s not perfect but, if you end up using this map, I’d love to hear how you used it.
And before I leave you, I have one last thing to talk about. Are you interested in me doing this regularly? Maybe a Monday Map or something? I like drawing maps and I don’t mind sharing some of them. I believe I can do this once per week if you’re interested so please let me know what you think.
And until next time, have fun!