Monday, March 5, 2012

Over Kill?

Okay, I went a little overboard with the encounter areas... Yes, a lot... But I was having fun and ideas were flooding my brain as I divided up the terrain for, what I hope, would make for a plethora of low level adventure hooks. I hope to delve deeper into these 'regions' in later posts. For now, have a map!

Scale: Large Hex = 2.5 miles (1 hour), Small Hex = 2640 feet (12 minutes)

As can be seen, I have chose a large selection of common humanoids to populate the surrounding area of Skelan and Ength. I hope, though breathing some individuality into them, I can put a new spin on them in the process. Yes, they are Goblins, Orcs, and such, but as ideas came to me, something else occurred to me. Motivations... Suffice it to say, more to come as I stop mapping and get to table design!

So, how bad did I mutilate it?

TB

4 comments:

  1. Interesting river system you've got there; reminds me of Pittsburgh, but twice.

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    1. Not familiar with Pittsburgh, but it was interesting to see how the river system 'fell out' when zooming in, scale wise. It just kind of 'made sense' when I did it, keeping in mind that 'water runs downhill'.

      TB

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  2. I like how you've placed the lairs & territory for your humanoid clans. It seems like a lot of enemies surrounding the two towns, but I can't recall the scale of the map, so no doubt they are pretty spread out. Good stuff Bane! It really shows what you can do with hexographer.

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    1. Actually, I think I have way too many humanoid clans for the scale, but it was fun. I like it now that I have done it, and it should come in handy when PCs begin to interact with said monsters. A quick visualization of who would want to move into a void created by the PCs? It would also, and the reason I did it in the first place, help to determine what should be in the random encounter tables for any given part of the map.

      Suppose the PCs take out one of the clans of the Spider Goblins East of Skelan? Entities wanting that area would be the other two clans, obviously, and maybe the Druids. But, can the Druids hold it? How? Would they request support from Ength? What is the Druid's motivation anyway?

      Tons of questions arise with even the simplest PC mission, and with each answer potential intrigue develops! I really like this approach. Think I might have done better to do it one scale up though, at the area level rather than the settlement level...

      Best,
      TB

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